Accio Lingerie! Wishlist for April 2016

April 28th, 2016 @ Amber

Dottie’s Delights Sugar Candy Babydoll in Green

I’ve gotten a lot of really nice lingerie lately, since it was just my birthday last month, but I’m always adding new things to my current wantlist, because there is always new lingerie coming out. Here are a few of my current must-have list of things on my wishlist.

Adina Reay Fran in Peacock

Playful Promises Cordelia in Red

Miss Crofton Sakura knicker

Curvy Kate Princess in Green Apple

Claudette Dessous in First Kiss

Sonata Rapalyte Valentine Bodysuit

Glitter and the Moon Personalized Cocktail Lounge French Knickers

My Retro Closet Dixie Open Babydoll

Uye Surana Luna

 

Naked Underwear

April 26th, 2016 @ Amber

Soft deliciousness. That is what you get with Naked Underwear. It’s no wonder they call it naked, it’s so soft and light it feels like you’re au natural. They create the most comfortable and stretchy smooth underwear I’ve tried in a long time. Their line includes both a womans collection, with bralettes and panties, and a mens collection with tees and boxer briefs. The kind folks over at Naked, sent me over a super velvety soft Everyday Prima Cotton Thong, in a soft blush color, and a Luxury Micromodal Boxer Brief, in black. The boxers are soft and stretchy and feel so smooth. The thong is so light and breathable, the fabric is so soft it almost feels like you’re wearing nothing at all. It’s that seamless, that soft, that light. It’s made of pima cotton which is so darn soft you have to touch it to believe it. It fits true to size, and the rose color is more of a blush beige. It has the Naked logo embossed on the waistband. It’s super stretchy, offers a bikini cut front, and a basic thong back. I went with a size Small, and it fits true to size, with added stretch to hug your curves. I love the way the material wraps me up and forms around my shape. They also have a matching bralette, which I am sized out of, but looks oh so comfy for lounging or sleeping!

The mens collection is quite nice too. I like their modern take on the basic boxer brief. The style is fitted, hugs the body, and offers light support to the package. They fit true to size, and much like the womens collection have some nice stretch. Instead of pima cotton, these are made of silky soft modal fabric that is light and breathable and seamless. It has hidden waistband that simply has the naked logo on one hip. The material is so soft I couldn’t help but stroke it. It feels like a great quality micromodal. These pieces are very well made and feel like quality underwear. I love that they offer both womens and mens styles, which is a great ideal shopping environment for couples or while shopping for friends or family as well as yourself. Naked fits you like a glove, you really do feel like you’re naked for a moment, because you forget that you’re wearing anything at all. It’s like the Emperor’s New Clothes, expect these are anything but imaginary. You get sleek luxe design paired with modern fit and uncompromising comfort. Highly recommended!

Lingerie on Stage

April 26th, 2016 @ Amber

Bra and Sheer Top worn in Murder Ballad

Long before I was addicted to lingerie, I was addicted to musical theatre. I’ve been acting in plays since I was very young and spent most of my life on the stage. It’s still a passion of mine and I was thinking about shows that feature lingerie in some form. I’ve put together a few stage shows that feature at least one character wearing lingerie.

Cotton Chemise in Spring Awakening

Panties and Cami in American Idiot

Luxe Ruffle Robe in Evita

Corset and Long Ruffled Robe in The Phantom of the Opera

Slinky Chemise in The Wild Party

Bra, Panty, Suspender and Fishnets in Miss Saigon

Steel Boned Overbust Corset and Lace Top Thigh Highs in Jekyll and Hyde

Panties and Half Slip in Bonnie and Clyde

Vintage Halter and High Waist Bottom in South Pacific

Silk Kimono Robe in Guys and Dolls

Lace Bodysuit/Romper and Sheer Tights in Chicago

Longline bra, panty and sheer tights in Rock of Ages

 

The Geeky Fan Girl’s Guide to Lingerie: Part 16

April 26th, 2016 @ Amber

Nerdy girl alert! You’ll find lots of super dorky and fun lingerie for your fandom in the newest installment of The Geeky Fan Girl’s Guide to Lingerie. Part 16! This series has lasted a lot longer than I expected, but it’s still one of my most popular parts of the blog, so it’s here to stay. Don’t worry my fellow nerds, I got your back! Need to catch up on parts 1-15? Check the link in the sidebar under Categories! Lots of fandom lingerie and goodies to catch up on.

Gamer girls! Check out this fun modern Zelda inspired pj set, which includes Zelda printed sleep shorts and a matching embossed sleep tank from Think Geek.

Black Milk Clothing, obvs. Who else could make these awesome Game of Thrones Leggings? Get your order on. Their stuff is great quality and the coolest fandom prints.

Who wouldn’t want this awesome crop top from Black Milk? Get it? Who? Doctor Who Crop Top available in sizes XXS-XL, also doubles as a super cute bralette due to the material of the fabric.

For all of my fellow 80’s girl who grew up on this cartoon, and for those who discovered it later. You’ll feel truly outrageous in this JEM and the Holograms Sleep Shirt from Target.

Where my mermaids at? How super adorable are these comfy looking The Little Mermaid PJs from Web Undies? All Ariel, All the time.

WW! I think it’s a right of passage that *all* women need at least one pair of Wonder Woman underwear. This super cute Wonder Woman Cami Set from Web Undies is all of the awesome. Yas.

How cute is this cosplay inspired geeky lingerie from Snapdragon Lingerie on Etsy? Made to order. I really like this cute Cinderella Inspired Babydoll.

How cool is this gold metallic C3PO cosplay set from SugarPuss Clothing? Made to order. Turn on Star Wars and lounge around in this cute lycra stretchy set that can be worn as clothing, lingerie or swimwear!

Sly like a fox! How super cute is this handmade to order Fox Sleep Mask from Szududu on Etsy? Fun for cosplay or just nerdy animal loving cuteness. Fox lady!

Do you wanna build a garter collection? Come on lets go and shop! These Disney Frozen inspired garters from Scarborough Rose on Etsy are such a pretty fandom accessory. Available as Elsa or Olaf!

Castle Corsetry, queen of all things geeky has created this super awesome Retro Gamer Waist Cincher. Boned and sturdy and such great quality, with a retro style gamer girl pattern.

These Prince Leggings from from designer and artist Kayci are so awesome and great homage to Prince himself. Pair with a cute bralette to complete the look and throw on some Prince tunes.

My Little Pony Corset. That is all. Did you hear me? My. Little. Pony. Corset. You’re welcome.

I love this Harry Potter garter, with the Gryffindor colors and the Hogwarts house crest. Super geeky. Pair with a cute basque or corset.

Look at this awesome embellished bra that looks just like Nancy from Sin City. Sin City Rave Bra in A-DD cups, and 32-44 band. Perfect for any Sin City noir fans.

I can’t. These are too awesome and funny. Yoda panties made to order. Yoda Only One For Me.

Awesome sparkly Supergirl pasties. They also have Captain America and other superhero pasties!

Everyone’s favorite mouse. get your Mickey on, with this awesome Minnie Mouse bra from Buttress and Snatch.

 

 

 

 

 

New Stuff from Adina Reay

April 22nd, 2016 @ Amber

Adina Reay Jess in Cream

One of my favorite luxury full bust brands Adina Reay has come out with a new style, Jess, and new colorways for their perfectly sheer Fran design. I need them all, especially that beautiful Peacock colorway. Check out the gorgeousness at Adina Reay.

Adina Reay Fran in Toast

Adina Reay Fran in Peacock

What To Do With Old Lingerie? Earth Day Ideas

April 22nd, 2016 @ Amber

Have a bunch of old bras and panties? Consider donating. Lingerie not in good enough condition to donate? No prob! Re-purpose them, or use a recycling program to dispose of fabric properly. Here are a few quick re-purposing ideas!

  1. Cut up old pairs of panties to make rags for cleaning or dusting around the house.
  2. Remove the bra straps and turn them into a headband for your hair, or hair elastics.
  3. Make a “bra purse”, literally sew the bottom band together so it’s closed, and hang on your wall or a hanger, the cups can hold lipstick, nail polish, etc. Like a little organization bag!
  4. Have stockings of thigh highs with runs in them? Use scissors to cut off the welt/top band, and make easy scrunchies. Cut up the legs, across each one, to make little bands, that can be used as easy hair ties, if you lose them, no big deal, they’re just recycled stockings!
  5. Do you have any of lingerie boxes? (AP lovers, I’m talking to you) Either recycle them, or re-purpose them for storage, or make your own recycled paper with them. You can find recycled paper tutorials online.
  6. Cut up the fabric and use in a fun art project or collage, use old lace to decorate edging of a picture frame.
  7. If you have organza lingerie pouches, instead of throwing them away you can re-purpose them for gift wrapping for gift-giving, or as laundry bags or travel bags.
  8. Make cool jewelry out of old suspender belt clips, or use old embellishments from a bra (like the bow at the gore) to make your own little stud earrings. Just buy earring backs and super strength glue.
  9. Use old lace or ribbon to make bows, use the bows for gift wrapping or decorating around the home.
  10. Remove the cups in a molded or padded bra, sew together to make a cut coin purse/pouch or cell phone holder.

How do you recycle or re-purpose lingerie?

 

 

10 Lingerie Looks Inspired by Prince

April 22nd, 2016 @ Amber

What a talent. I grew up listening to Prince, he was a big part of my adolescence, and still a favorite of mine today. So this is dedicated to the one and only Prince, his style and flair a perfect match for his musical genius.

1. Little Red Corvette (Sonata Rapalyte Valentine Bodysuit) “Baby, you’re much too fast”

2. When Doves Cry (L’Agent Juliette Ouvert Bodysuit) “Dig if you will the picture, of you & I engaged in a kiss”

3. 1999 (Nasty Gal x Courtney Love Miss World Tutu Dress) “Tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 1999”

4. Diamonds and Pearls (La Lilouche Alexina set) “If I gave you diamonds and pearls, would you, would you, would you be happy little baby”

5. Baby I’m a Star ( Agent Provocateur Bliss Playsuit) “Hey, I ain’t got no money, but baby I’m rich on personality”

6. Pink Cashmere (Helen Valk Varavin Gloria Bodysuit) “I’m making you a coat of pink cashmere, you got to know how I feel about you”

7. Cream (Nearer the Moon Lana Cream Bodysuit) “You’re so good, baby there ain’t no one better”

8. Kiss (Mimi Holliday Citrus Swallowtail set)  “I just want your extra time, and your…kiss”

9. Purple Rain (Lena Quist Signature Hologram Bodysuit) “I only wanted to see you underneath the purple rain”

10. Raspberry Beret (Claudette Dessous set in Raspberryade) “Raspberry beret, I think I love her”

Project TransAction Handmade Leather Goods

April 19th, 2016 @ Amber

I love all things handmade. I found this awesome handmade to order leather goods brand called Project TransAction. Each item has made to order by Jacob in MA. He is super talented and creates truly stylish and functional leather goods such as belts, suspenders, and harnesses. His work is so artistic. He makes each piece by hand, using leather, and a silk screening process. I love his prints and colorways, everything is so nice! I initially was super drawn to his leather dildo harnesses, which are made to measurement and can be used with a dildo. Then I saw his awesome belts and thought of how cool of a gift these would make for any guy. Jacob was so sweet that he sent me this gorgeous Colorburst Leather Belt to review. I chose the black/green color combo, which features a black with dark forest green ombre is the center, for a discreet burst of color. It fits waist measurement, and comes with a belt buckle, but if you ave a favorite belt buckle, you can switch it out also. I’m so impressed with the quality! This belt is so good and would make an awesome gift for any guy, father, brother, boyfriend, etc. A great gift idea for Father’s Day in June.

The colorbust is subtle, but this is a good thing, because it creates a perfect blend of the colors, with black at the edges slowly moving into a deep green in the center. The leather feels really good and smooth, as with all leather objects it’s sleek and slightly stiff and will become softer with wear. Everything is made in small batch, each item made one at a time. Jake was super quick, making and shipping the belt all within a week. The belt buckle is nice too, and really fits well with the colorbust design. This belt is versatile and would look great paired with any color jeans or pants. There are so many options on how to style this belt. I also think it would look awesome paired with one of his suspender clips for men. If you’re looking for something extra stylish, try his lightning bolt belt, or his tiger belt. He also makes beautiful looking guitar straps and leather wallets. There is even something for man’s best friend! He also has s separate shop for  leather dog collars that he also makes. He uses non-toxic water based dyes to color his leather and print on them. His work is awesome and I highly recommend this brand. I look forward to trying one of the leather harnesses in the future. check out the entire collection of leather goods at Project TransAction.

Vivianna Lingerie on Etsy

April 18th, 2016 @ Amber

I had heard of the brand Vivi Anna on Etsy for awhile, but hadn’t tried the brand. Then i saw a review that the lovely Estelle from Esty Lingerie (not to be confused with Etsy) and she had a nice things to say about the brand, and since I trust her opinion, I so had to try the brand myself. I love that a handmade indie brand offers custom sizing, and DD+ cups. Vivi Anna was kind enough to make the pieces in the sizes I requested. Also, I appreciate that her designs offer underwires, which is something I don’t see much of, especially in indie brands that offer custom sizing. I got three sets, a cute longline denim set, a silver/black glitter set that Estelle reviewed, and a crochet type of orange floral bra. They are adorable! They feel nice and are super cute. I did notice a very tiny difference in sizing, the denim set fit more true to size, whereas the silver bra was a bit small (possibly because they were unlined cups) and the orange set was a tad large. The prices are fantastic though, super affordable. She has so many great designs and colorways to choose from. The sets came in the cutest little packaging too! A little brown paper gift bag with handles, with lace adoring the outside and tied close with a ribbon. Sweet!

I really like the fabric used in these sets. The orange set is lightly padded, the band is true to size, and I like the slight boho chic design and colors. The matching panties are adorable and are true to size. The denim set is so much fun! It’s made of a soft faux-denim fabric, and comes in a soft longline style with padded cups and underwires. The straps are comfortable, and the piece is well made and fits true to size. The silver/black bra is lovely, unlined with semi-sheer black mesh and a glittery silver fabric that adds a fun texture and shimmer to the set. The bra fit a tad small in the cup, but other than that it’s so cute. There were tiny size inconsistencies between the designs, I’m not sure if it has to do with the bra styles and cuts or not. She does make custom made to measure, if you provide your measurements, so if you’re larger than her sizing chart, get in touch with her! I would be curious to read more reviews from this brand and see some other bloggers opinions.

Charles Owo Mens Underwear

April 18th, 2016 @ Amber

I love finding luxury mens underwear brands, and I found the brand Charles Owo a few months back. They were kind enough to send mea  sampling of their underwear to share on the blog in a review. These are so well made. They come gift wrapped in a nice quality black gift box, and then each pair of boxer briefs is packaged in it’s own re-usable pop-up carton tube. Chic packaging! I haven’t seen quite as nice packaging in mens underwear in awhile. Their boxer briefs are true to size, made of super soft and stretchy material, with a comfort waistband with the logo on the front and brand name on the front. There is a comfort pouch at the crotch, to support and bath your package in soft luxury.

They offer interesting colorways with contrast stitching, I’m loving the red color with the maroon and yellow stitching. These boxers are available in inches and fits up to a 36 inch waist. They have an ergonomic fit to keep your package in place and help to fit to the anatomy. They’re made of stretch cotton and terry, athletic soft material. They’re also very affordable with each pair only a little over $20. I really like the packaging and the quality of the fabric, and quality is very nice and these are well made. Check out the entire line of mens underwear at Charles Owo Underwear.