Friday, 13 June 2008

Manpants and Prostate Cancer Charity

Now, I'm not really about lil' manpants (unless they are for girls a la American Apparel in which case they are cute), but I saw these on Figleaves and you know, any excuse for shopping online, especially if charity is involved...

DT has collaborated with Orla Kiely to create these brightly coloured limited edition briefs exlusively for Figleaves (£19 each). During June, 20% of the net sales of these briefs goes to The Prostate Cancer Charity, which I think is a purretty good thing.

They may even come in handy as a Father's Day gift (although they are perhaps best left to buying for your partner, from your children rather than inviting scary imagery of your own father in these crazy things!)

PS - Sorry if i already invoked those images by mentioning it :-S

Get 'em here.

Thursday, 15 May 2008


It figures that all the nice new swimwear hits stores the week I get back from holiday. 

This Rigby & Peller Underwired Balcony Bikini top is a gorgeous shape even displays an emerald cut Swarovski crystal, how decadent! 

It also comes in turquoise and plunge and padded plunge styles. It also has the added bonus in coming in an excellent size range.

Bikini Top - £64.95

Brief styles range from - £39.95 - £49.95

Available in sizes - 30/38 D/H

Figleaves has 10% off all swimwear, but hurry because it ends on Friday 16th. Code: MAYSWIM


I'm sorry, but LaSenza... Does this bra look like it fits in any way at all?

Her boobs are like 3 inches higher than the bottom of the cups... actually, they aren't even in the cups! It looks like they're just being flattened and squished against her chest. Poor model.

FYI, the support and lift from a bra should come from the band and underneath the bust, not from the straps.

Thursday, 8 May 2008


Hey gals, sorry for the long absence. Been sunning it up in the lovely Marsa Alam and had some Internet issues! I'll be back to posting very soon...

Friday, 25 April 2008


Boudiche's online store has a wonderful DD+ lingerie section to suit all your seductive needs!

This Rigby & Peller Giselle Padded Balcony Bra's ribbon detailing is absolutely gorgeous, as is the lace creeping up the cups. The Boudiche site also gives a review from it's fitters, and if you are in between sizes, they recommend you go up a cup, as it can fit a little small. Oh, and make sure you go matching with this set, the briefs create the perfect peachy butt!

Available in sizes 30/36 D/F

You can also get the bra in a full cup style. 

Bra - £66
Brief - £33
String - £25

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Rigby and Peller Vintage

R&P's Spring/Summer 2008 Vintage Collection pays homage to a bygone era of sophistication mixed with pretty modern plunge shapes... well, we don't want to re-create fifties style conical cups now, do we?!

This Vintage Underwired Plunge Bra is ideal for low cut clothing and has gorgeously detailed embroidered cups adorned with tiny Swarovski crystals... it's too pretty not to show!

Available in sizes 30/38 D/G

The above colour is Bellini and it also comes a plain Ivory.

Bra - £72.95

It comes with matching briefs, french knickers and a thong, ranging from £41.95 - £54.95

Friday, 18 April 2008

£5 Off Selected Triumph

Hey all. Figleaves is currently giving £5 off selected Triumph bras. I'd bypass most of them (too old fash) but there are a couple of cute ones in there:

This My Desire underwired bra  is a no fuss, simple semi-sheer bra that gives clean lines and still fits a lil' bit of pretty in there with the embroidered flowers.

It is also available in white (which is not discounted) and comes with matching briefs (also not discounted) but unless your down with the high waisters, I'd give them a miss.

Available in sizes 32/44 B/F (excellent size range, just wish it went down to 30)

Bra - £20 (was £25)

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Get Me A P!

OMG, I am in love with Agent Provocateur's entire new collection. It's everything you wish your lingerie was - cute, pretty, sexy, stylish... and expensive!

The Bridget collection is so adorable with the ribbons and bows, but the sheer cups give it a cheeky twist. 

Available in sizes 32/38 A/F

Bra - £65

Speaking of cheeky, check out Cherry:

Available in sizes 32/38 A/E

Bra - £55

Natasha is hot too:

Available in sizes 32/36 A/E

Bra - £75

These collections come with the who shebang - stockings, suspenders etc... They're all so gorgeous and the absolute perfect mixture of sexy and sweet that I like my lingerie to be.

Just Peachy

This Just Peachy bra is, well... just peachy!

At only £12, this underwired lace balconette bra has lovely scalloped edges around the 3/4 cups and is both feminine and sexy. It also comes in white and light beige but with the lace and scalloping it runs the risk of looking a bit bridal.

Available in sizes 30/38 B/G

Get it here on Figleaves. 

Thursday, 10 April 2008

20% Off Pour Moi at Figleaves

Get 20% off Pour Moi at Figleaves until the 28th of April.

Here's my pick:

The St Tropez Full Cup Bra is super feminine with its embroidered pink mesh cups.

Bra - £16 (was £20)
Shorty £8 (was £10)

Available in sizes 30/38 D/G

Their Lyon Full Cup Bra is just as lovely, toning down the girly-ness a notch but cute and flirty nonetheless. 

Bra - £17.60 (was £20)
Shorty - £8 (was £10)

Available in sizes 30/40 DD/G

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

How Awesome is This?!

Check this out, I saw it on Buzz Feed. What a great idea!

They are detachable camisole tops so you can wear low cut tops without having the camisole seams peaking through your outfit. They are called Winkees, I'm not sure if you can get them in the UK yet, but here's the website.

However I can't help but think I could get the same effect from a pair of knickers... hmm, I'll remember to try that later when I'm bored.


I am in love with Bodas at the moment. They don't technically do my size, but sometimes I can wear a 32E, a back size smaller and a cup size bigger than my normal size. The bras look sooo soft and smooth and comfy. I have a thing at the moment for really soft, basics. If you are lucky enough to fit into their size range (generally around 32/38 A/E) then they are great for mixing and matching.

Their Sheer Tactel Underwire Bra is so perfectly pretty and supposedly gives good support with clean lines. It comes in Black, natural, pebble grey, blush pink and raspberry. I only hope they will expand their size range in the near future.

Bra - £36
Mini Briefs - £17

Available in sizes 32/36 A/E

Also, how cute are these?

If you are especially anal, you can use these to pack your underwear in your drawers or when travelling to keep them neat and clean! They are pure cotton with a little wooden button fastening. They cost £3 each and you can get them here.

Saturday, 29 March 2008

Rigby and Peller Warehouse Sale

The infamous Rigby and Peller warehouse sale begins next week on Thursday the 3rd of April until Friday the 4th.

All bras £15, briefs £5 and swimwear £15 and under. Get there REALLY early as the queues are a nightmare and all the good stuff will be gone. It's changed venue so I don't know how big it is, but in the old place they'd only let a few people in at a time. 

Thursday 11am - 9pm
Friday 10am - 8pm

The new venue:
20th Century Theatre.
291 Westbourne Grove,
W11 2QA

Thursday, 27 March 2008


Are you tired of regular bikini bottoms?

Are you fed-up with the lack of crotch accessories? 

How does an alphabet mobile displayed across your area sound?

What was that? Good? Wow, then I have found the perfect pair of briefs for you...

Guess what, they are also on sale! Hmm, I wonder why? I'm sure there are enough designer slaves that would buy these at full price (£73 anyone?). Who wouldn't love to have the letters 'D' and 'Y' semi-permanently in a pale pre-tan flesh colour on each thigh.


If you didn't detect the heavy sarcasm, get 'em on Figleaves.

Pssst... There's even a one-piece to match!

Thursday, 20 March 2008


When you're looking for lingerie and swimwear, don't discount e-bay. There are some great sellers out there, but I would recommend buying from an e-bay shop.

I just got this past season Freya bikini set for £24.50 from e-bay shop The Body Beautiful, which sells lingerie and swimwear.

This set was £50 originally, so I got it for a good price, as it had previously been used as a sample, which explains the large discount. The set was classed as 'New: with tags', yet the items were not tagged when received. However, the bikini and bottoms appear to be in good condition, I'll just be sure to wash them first.

Just remember that when something has a huge discount, it won't necessarily be 100% perfect. Don't let this put you off though, check out some of these lingerie and swimwear e-bay shops:

Natural Figures
Undercover Lingerie

I also ordered in this Tankini from Next. The stores in my area did not stock swimwear above a D, but styles do go up to an F-cup. You can order them from the Next directory in store, and if you pick them up in store, delivery is free.

(By the way, I do realise it is a little early to be discussing swim wear, but I'm going to Egypt next month so I've been shopping around for bikinis... Bragging, moi?!)

The cups are moulded and shape enhancing apparently, not that us F-cups really need much more enhancing. Anyhoo, I thought the top and shorts would be pretty comfy and supportive enough for snorkeling and skin diving along the Red Sea reefs (What? I'm not bragging again!).

The tankini comes in black and jade and is available in sizes 32/38 A/F

Tankini - £18 (£16 if D-cup and under, pssssht)
Shorts - £10

Check it out here