FRKS has become one of my favorite handmade lingerie brands. If you’ve read my blog before or even follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you’ve seen me talking or posting about FRKS Lingerie. It’s one of those brands that had be excited from the beginning and has kept me interested along the way. There are a lot of handmade lingerie brands, but none of them make panties like these. Zsofia Farkas is a true artist, and her modern and fresh designs are unique, colorful, and are handmade to order. She will even do custom orders to fit your size, if you happen to be sized out of her size range. She’s such a great girl and I hope more people take notice of her young brand now, because I only see bright things in her future. FRKS creates original panties, bras, garters, and tanks that are handmade to order, often to your measurements. She’ll also add or change a design based on your input. Not to mention, Zsofi is a one woman run business, running FRKS all by herself in Hungary. She ships worldwide, and shipping is often prompt for international shipping. Each order is wrapped in tissue paper and comes with the handmade FRKS swing tags. If FRKS had a fan club, I guess I would be the fan club president, cause I’m totally behind this brand and love showcasing the brand on my blog every chance that I get.
I recently got one of the newest FRKS designs, the High Waisted Wolves Panty, which features FRKS signature wolves design on a high waist style with colorful flagged fringe along the sides of the panty. Cute! Did I mention that Zsofi actually hand embroiders the designs on each panty? She puts so much love and care into each piece that she makes and she loves making her customers happy.
Check out the detail of the embroidery, it’s gorgeous. I also love her choice of colors. She’s not afraid of pairing neons with neutrals and different bright colors in the same piece. Her pieces are so much fun, you can’t help but smile when you see them. This is my 4th pair of panties from FRKS, and I have a bra and another pair of panties on the way. I’m definitely a repeat customer, and it’s easy to see why. They’re also priced really well for handmade panties, with most pairs being $35, which I think is more than fair for the quality and design of her work. These High Waisted Wolves Panties are made of black elastic tulle and beige elastic tulle, the inner lining in the crotch of the panty is jersey. The panties have some stretch to them, and they are so well made and nicely sewn. Very professional, nothing about these panties are cheap, no corners are cut, they aren’t flimsy. These panties are the real thing, what handmade lingerie should be. Thats why I’m so excited about this brand!
Here are a few of my other favorite pieces from FRKS:
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Lately I’ve been on a serious hosiery kick. I’ve been swooning over luscious nylon and silk stockings in gorgeous prints and colors. I found this wonderful hosiery shop called Luxury Legs that is a UK based legwear boutique. Luxury Legs stays true to it’s name, by stocking gorgeous hosiery from brands like Gerbe and Falke. Gerbe is one of my favorite hosiery brands, and Luxury Legs has a great selection! They have Gerbe tights, stayups, suspenders, and stockings. Many beautiful prints and colors from the brand, including the totally gorgeous Gerbe D’Orsay Tights and the Gerbe Carnation Seamed Stockings. I’ve had my eye on the Carnation stockings for awhile now, I love their retro look and back seam. The Gerbe D’Orsay is stunning and so unique, featuring a really unique stipple like paint brush effect in a swirl around the legs. Stunning!
I’m so impressed with Luxury Legs and their service. They are based in the UK but they offer prompt shipping to the US. If you sign up for their newsletter, you even get 10% off your first purchase! I am totally smitten with my Gerbe tights and stockings, they are beautiful and so well made. The D’Orsay Tights come in a black and chocolate color and are available in sizes XS-L. The tights are very well made and quality luxury tights with a beautiful semi-sheer look. These are so fun and stylish and would look lovely underneath a dress this holiday season! The Carnation Stockings are a Gerbe staple, I can’t believe I went this long without owning this pair. They are vintage style FF nylon with 10 denier for a sexy retro look. They have a sexy backseam and embroidered heel. These look fantastic with a suspender belt or longline girdle! Gerbe makes such beautiful well made stockings and tights, it’s no wonder I keep adding the brand to my growing hosiery collection.
Check out the beautiful selection of luxury hosiery at Luxury Legs.
I’ve been wanting to try the Alexis Smith lingerie brand for awhile now. They specialize in making full bust small band bras and lingerie sets. They just released two new cute styles for their AW13 collection, the Envy set and the Lust set. The Alexis Smith Envy set comes in a lovely emerald green color that is ideal for the holidays. Made of green satin and padded cups, Alexis Smith is known for their plunge bra designs. This plunge style bra features a black bow at the center gore, adjustable straps, and the matching brief is made of soft green satin and two black bows at the waistband. Their bras come in band sizes 30-34 and cup sizes and cup sizes DD-G. The panties are available in sizes 6-14.
The panties are soft and comfortable and fit true to size, and the bra is lightly padded for lift and the plunge style offers uplifted cleavage. The bra band is true to size with a nice amount of stretch and the cups are lightly padded and comfortable. The cups feature panels for a nice lift and shape to your bust. As for fit, I found the cups to be a bit small, so I might try a cup size larger next time. The cups are a bit shallow also, so these bras might be ideal for women with shallow breasts. I really like the green satin color, so pretty and festive. The other set from the Alexis Smith AW13 collection is the Lust set, which is a purple version of the Envy, made of soft satin. While this wasn’t the best fit for my bust, I can see women with more shallow breasts liking the lift and plunge style of the Alexis Smith collection.
Dear Kate just released a new collection of leak-proof panties called The Ella. So pretty! This might be my favorite collection from them so far. Beautiful green and black makes a delightful combo in a fun retro style design. I like the pretty Dear Kate The Ella Brief, which features full lining inside to wick away moisture and keep you dry even during leakage. If you’ve been curious about the brand, now is the time to try these leak-proof underwear. Check out the Ella and the other great panty designs at Dear Kate.
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I’m a huge fan of Cervin stockings. They’re one of my favorite hosiery brands, so I was thrilled when the lovely people at Betty’s Essentials were kind enough to surprise me with two new Cervin colors. I got the Cervin Capri 15 in Blush and the Cervin Capri Bicolore in Bordeaux Noir. The Blush color is a pretty pinkish color, and the Bordeaux Noir Bicolore is a dark red with black. So lovely!
These stockings are silky smooth and strong, they are very durable which is what I’ve come to expect from the Cervin brand. The hosiery has reinforced heel and toe, and these are comfortable and ideal for pairing with your favorite girdle or suspender belt. I like these new colors! The Blush is lovely and pretty while the Bordeaux Noir is sexy and fun. Betty’s has an awesome selection of stayups, stockings, tights, shapewear and corsets. They carry great brands like Rago, Kiss Me Deadly, and Cervin.
Check out the beautiful selection of hosiery and shapewear at Betty’s Essentials. Betty’s is a Canada based online boutique, and they offer prompt shipping to the US. Free shipping on orders over $75!
The lingerie from Under the Root makes you feel like you just stepped out of a fairytale. These dreamy and ethereal pieces are inspired by all things organic, earthy, with a bit of fairy dust. Jennifer, the creator and owner of the brand, creates pretty eco-friendly lingerie and loungewear pieces from eco-conscious and ethical materials such as recycled and re-purposed fabrics. Her pieces are eccentric, free spirited and definitely unique. Jennifer was kind enough to surprise me with a package of goodies straight from her new studio in Seattle (Thanks Jennifer!). She sent me the beautiful Echinacea Tap Panties I’ve been swooning over, as well as the matching Crystal Castle Caplet Shawl. She also included one of her new products, the Bountiful Bondage set, which comes in a satchel and includes an eye mask and 4 long ties that can be used for light bondage.
The Echinacea knickers are so cute. I love the bright green color with the lace at the hems of the legs. The panties are made of upcycled cotton knit in a lime green color with ivory venetian lace at the legs. The cotton material is very soft and lightweight, and feels so soft! The lace around the hem is a pretty detail, and the waistband is made of natural cotton elastic. These are great as lounge tap panties or knickers, and are available in sizes XS-XL. If you’re not into the green color, these panties can also be made in black. I just think the bright green is a fun pop of color, and this shade of chartreuse is ideal for any season! The Crystal Castle Capelet is simply lovely. It’s a pretty reversible shawl made of reclaimed fabric, the same green fabric from the Echinacea knickers on the inside of the shawl, and the outside of the shawl is a very light pink (almost champagne colored) cotton woven fabric. There are ivory neck ties, and the shawl can be worn with either color showing! So fun and versatile. Well made, and this sweet capelet looks great worn with the Echinacea knickers You could complete the look with the matching Echinacea bralette. The capelet is twirly and fun and featured a dainty rounded design. This capelet is one size and measures 17 inches in the back. So pretty!
Under the Root has a new light bondage play set made of upcycled fabric and includes a soft blindfold, soft fabric ties, and a drawstring bag for storage. Fun for a little fantasy play, and the satchel is cute too! The blindfold also can be used as a sleep mask, and it’s comfortable and cute. This set is in sea green, but you can also purchase the set in other colors such as black or white. Under the Root makes each piece by hand, and the items are made to order. You can check out the full collection at Under the Root on Etsy.
I think the Brazilian brand Luxe Zaza makes such cute designs. Colorful prints and pretty embellishments and details. You don’t see this brand much in the US, but I’ve been a fan for the past few months when I first saw their super cute strappy Vicky design. They’re recently come out with some cute and colorful designs, including the Lucy, pictured above. While I like their designs a lot, unfortunately I’m sized out of their bra sizing, as they only make A-D cup sizes. They did set a few sets to review on the blog a few months ago, and now they’ve sent me a few more to share on the blog. I can fit into their panties and suspenders and think they are so cute, would be lovely if the bras fit me, but I hope the photos give you an idea of how their bras may fit.
The first set is the Lucy in bright pink, and the other set is the pink animal print Mistress set.
You can check out the collection and information about the brand at the Luxe Zaza website and the Luxe Zaza online shop.
I’ve had my eye on this super sweet Bo Peep design from Lucy B for awhile now. Kuhmillion Lingerie just added this super cute design to the shop and I was all over it. The Lucy B Bo Peep Soft Cup Bra and the Lucy B Bo Peep Garterkini is just so lovely. This set has a beautiful vintage vibe about it, and the print and colors in this design offer a fun retro feel. There is a whole lot of prettiness going on in this set. This 60′s style design features ruffles, bows, stretchy powernet with pink stitching. Very pretty and romantic, the print is dreamy and the style is just lovely.
The soft cup bra has adjustable shoulder straps and a hook and eye close in the back. The bra is very stretchy and available in sizes XS-XL. I got an XL for my fuller bust, but it’s still quite small and probably won’t fit any larger than a 34E or F cup comfortable. This definitely isn’t a bra meant to support your bust, its just a comfortable soft cup bra that is sweet and pretty and great for lounging around in this little retro number. The pink floral print on the front and the contrasting brown bow and ruffles are so cute. The matching garterkini, basically a suspender panty features 4 detachable garters if you’d like to wear this panty with stockings. The panty features ruffles on the back, and on the side panels of the panty, and the pink floral print covers the front of the panty. The panty’s stretch powernet is comfortable and lightweight and there are two small brown bows at the waistband. Cuteness! This set is so unique and is a great retro inspired set. The Lucy B Bo Peep Soft Bra and Garter Panty is available at Kuhmillion Lingerie.
Kuhmillion has a great variety of beautiful vintage inspired shapewear and lingerie pieces with brands like Lucy B, Rago, and Leg Avenue. Their prices are pretty awesome and Kuhmillion offers super fast shipping.