Holiday Gift Guide 2014 begins Nov 1st!

October 28th, 2014 @ Amber

It’s that time of year again…it’s time for the Scarlet’s Letter Holiday Gift Guide! The guide begins Nov 1st and lasts until the New Year! I’ll be sharing lingerie reviews, fun holiday gift ideas for the lingerie lover, as well as giveaways! So stay tuned!

Gossard SS15 Collection

October 28th, 2014 @ Amber

Gossard has some gorgeous new colorways and designs for SS15, which is going to be available starting this November. Lots of bright colors, animal prints, beautiful slips and bras. Take a sneak peek at some of the upcoming collection below!

The Geeky Fan Girl’s Guide to Lingerie: Part 10

October 27th, 2014 @ Amber

With Halloween coming up and the debut the The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 movie next month, I thought it would be a great time to do the last installment of The Geeky Fan Girl’s Guide to Lingerie for the year! There will be more in the new year, but this installment will be the last one for 2014. So enjoy these geeky goodies and check back in 2015 for the next installment of the series. If you need to check up on the series, check out Part 1-9 here.

These are on my wishlist for Christmas this year! Hogwarts House PJ Pants! All of the Hogwarts houses are available, so show your Harry pride and grab up a pair to lounge around in. Extra points to Gryffindor if you buy these as a gift for a friend or a house elf!

A little something for your sweet tooth! These super cute Donut Knickers from Knickerocker are all sorts of fun. Do-nut pass these up! ;)

This handmade to order Classic Movie Monster bralette from Bones Lingerie is cute, and features a vintage style fabric including all of the classic horror favs such as Dracula and The Werewolf! Matching panties are also available for purchase to make it a super scary set!

I’ll get you my pretty, and your little crop top too! This Wicked Witch of the West Crop Top Bra is super cute and fun, featuring the black and white silhouette of the Witch ol’ Witch herself!

Are you a material girl? Then check out this Madonna Skirt from Kayci Wheatley. Pair with a bullet bra for a fun photoshoot, or pair with a tee and chunky boots for a outerwear look.

Green High Waisted Star Wars Panties. That is all. What more can I say? These are so cute! Make it a set with the matching bralette. The force is strong with this one from Licorice and Cream! Handmade in AU.

Where my fellow beauty addicts at?? These Perfume Knickers from Love Baby Grand are super sweet. So fun, featuring a vintage perfume bottle pattern.

Turtles in a half shell, turtle power! These TMNT Socks are sort of awesome, with turtle shells and the entire ninja turtle crew over these socks from Think Geek.

You don’t have to be a walker to walk around in these The Walking Dead socks, totally fangirl it out while watching re-runs all year. Zombie protection not guaranteed.

These The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Panties from Bunny Jump are all sorts of cool and geeky. Snuggle up and get your read on. Made to order!

How cute is this zip front Batman Bandeau Bra? Available in sizes S-XL with the Batman logo on the front and the Batman name on the back.

X-Men! This Rogue Bodysuit from Shhh Couture on Etsy is made of Latex and is made to order! Totally fun for a cosplay or costume for Halloween too!

How super cute is this Wonder Woman Bustier and High Waist Bottoms? Geeky lingerie set or your Halloween costume? You decide!

 

Sisters doing it for themselves! Love this Superhero Suspender Belt featuring Wonder Woman, Superwoman and Batgirl. Girl power!

 

Get ready for the the upcoming Mockingjay movie in these super geeky yet adorkable The Hunger Games Footie Pajamas. If pink isn’t your color, they also have a very nice cream color that would work well while you plan the rebellion in District 13.

 

Psycho Janet Lee Inspired Lingerie

October 24th, 2014 @ Amber

Toru and Naoko Paris High Waist Knickers / What Katie Did Maitresse Bra / Miss Crofton Louise Panties

Lucy B Buttermint Girdle / Scandale Sirene Bra / Gossard Retrolution Waist Cincher

Lucy B Captive Bullet Bra / Cervin Bicolor Stockings / Dottie’s Delights Bricolage Lace Bra

Carrie Horror Film Inspired Lingerie

October 24th, 2014 @ Amber

Miss Crofton Magnolia Knickers / Hanky Panky Darling Dot Tap Pant / Licorice and Cream Carrie Panties

Eberjey Pima Goddess French Brief / Blackbird Underpinnings Coco Romper / Toru and Naoko Kumiko Brief

Natori Understated Wireless Bra / Egretta Garzetta Soft Lace Bra

Etsy Spotlight: Bones Lingerie Review

October 24th, 2014 @ Amber

I recently found this cute handmade lingerie line on Etsy called Bones Lingerie. April, sews each piece made to order, and has some really cute panties, bralettes, slips, garters and more. All handmade in Los Angeles California. She also does custom orders and can do made to measure orders as well. She has a nice variety of fun designs, including some interesting colorways, and unique prints and fabrics. April sent me a pair of her Plan 9 Panties for me to review on the blog, and they’re pretty darn cute and fierce and fun. They’re high waisted and made of soft stretch lace in neon lime green trimmed in pink picot trimming and a pink bow at the center waistband. They fit true to size, and and are really soft and comfy. Available in XS-XL sizing but can also be made to measure. These are cute! It’s always exciting for me to find a handmade brand that offers affordable handmade panties and intimates that are well made and cute. Many of their designs are more grungy and dark, so you won’t find a lot of frills and pastel colors or bows in this collection, but thats what makes this brand what it is!

Here are a few other items from the shop:

Check out the entire collection at Bones Lingerie on Etsy

Halloween Lingerie Trick or Treats

October 23rd, 2014 @ Amber

Looking for a nursing or maternity bra in Halloween colors? This super cute Ginger Macaroon Bra and matching brief from Cake Lingerie is so cute, and the orange and black colorway is fun for fall!

This handmade to order Lime Green Spiderwebs Bralette and matching High Waist Panty from Bones Lingerie on Etsy. Fun and totally Halloween appropriate!

These Carrie knickers from Licorice and Cream are so creepy and cool! Red, I might’ve known they’d be red…

The Claudette Paloma bra and matching pin up panty is available in basic black or this pretty copper orange color! You could mix and match for a Halloween color combo too!

These handmade Pumpkin Face Panties from Nichole Alana on Etsy are super cute! Orange with a pumpkin design on the back, and black frilly lace on the side.

These Black Bat Pasties from Montabahn are awesome for Halloween, add it to a costume or for a fun Halloween burlesque performance!

FRKS makes the best embroidered panties, I’m obsessed, and these Howling Wolves Panties are awesome for Halloween, using fall colors and a fun hand embroidered howling wolves design.

How gorgeous is this black strappy Release Me Garter Belt from Clare Bare? So sexy! Could be layered and worn as outerwear too!

This luxurious Rosie Boudoir Cape from La Lilouche is sexy and sheer with black ribbon ties at the neck, and can be worn as loungewear over your lingerie or even layered for outerwear or over your Halloween costume!

These handmade high waist Joan knickers from Sacha Kimmes are gorgeous, I love the open ouvert back and the bow embellishment. Pair with a black bra or orange bra for some Halloween color fun. Made to order!

AnaOno Lingerie: Intimates for Breast Cancer Survivors, Created by a Survivor

October 23rd, 2014 @ Amber

We get a lot of pink washing in October. A lot of brands claiming to give their proceeds to help breast cancer research, but many of these companies give very little to the fund. So I’d rather talk about a company that DOES make a difference for women with breast cancer…AnaOno Intimates. Created for breast cancer patients and survivors, created *by* a breast cancer survivor. Dana, the creator, creates gorgeous wire-free bras and other intimates for women who have had breast cancer and want to wear lingerie that is as beautiful as they are, but also comfortable to wear! From super cute bralettes, to caps and t-shirts. Also 10% of each sale goes to the cause Jill’s Wish, which helps to support young women with breast cancer.

I absolutely love these bra designs, these soft cup wire-free bras look so beautiful and extremely comfortable. Available in sizes S-XL which fits up to a 40 inch bust. Many of the designs are sexy, feminine, and most importantly they offer women beautiful lingerie to enjoy, even after breast surgery. Bras are in the $50 and under range, and are affordable and look very well made.

Check out some of the pretty bras below:

For more information or to shop the collection, check out AnaOno Intimates.

Etsy Lingerie Picks for Fall 2014

October 20th, 2014 @ Amber

Photo: Lena Quist

As the weather gets a little bit colder and the fall season is here, it’s a great reminder that handmade lingerie is a great option. Like many lingerie brands, handmade brands often release AW/SS collections as well, and there are a lot of great lingerie picks for AW14 on Etsy right now! Curious abut buying handmade? For a limited time, you can receive $5 toward your first Etsy purchase! A great deal for those who want to try handmade but have yet to make a purchase from Etsy. You get you started, here are some great fall picks for Fall 2014!

I’m swooning over this sexy ouvert Ariel set from Rebecca Ansah. I love the open bottom on the triangle bralette cups, and the cut cut out detail on the panties. That red and black is so beautiful for fall too! Made to measure.

This Ingrid High Waist Suspender Panty from Kayleigh Peddie is so luscious for fall! I don’t see navy blue lingerie very often, so this navy blue mesh high waist garter panty with the open back is simply delightful. Made to order.

I’m loving Toru and Naoko’s new collection, and these Kumiko High Waist Bow Briefs are so cute! Made to measure, in your size, and available in black or white!

This gorgeous Jacqueline Slip from Angela Friedman is made of soft black silk and features a sweet bow lace cut out on the front. So luxurious and feminine. This would make a lovely slip for the fall season.

Looking for something a bit glam? Let your inner diva come out and play in this sexy and fun Silver Hologram Romper from Lena Quist is so sassy. Love the puff sleeves and the plunging neckline. Made to order.

This strappy Spin the Bottle Slip by Clare Bare is so versatile and comfy looking. The open back with straps adds a sexy touch and the slip itself is made of super soft stretchy bamboo jersey. Eco-friendly and so cute for fall!

I’m so in love with this new design from La Lilouche. The Cher Suspender Belt and matching quarter cup bra and pasties are so gorgeous. Made of a luxurious burgundy silk and lace. This set is what handmade lingerie is all about! Quality lingerie and unique design that can’t be found in mass produced lingerie brands. This is one of my favorite sets for fall!

I’m all sorts of smitten with Dottie’s Delight’s new Sheer Show collection for fall. This The Show Off Mosh Playsuit is super hot! Gorgeous sheer playsuit is based on the original Mosh Playsuit, but made with a delicate sheer lace with microfiber waistband. Made to order.

For something a little whimsical and bright, try this comfy and cute Lime Green Donut Dress from Knickerocker. Cute for lounging, sleepwear, and could even be worn as outerwear with some boots, leggings, and a scarf for fall fashion.

 

 

The Daily Knicker x Scarlet’s Letter: Style Your Life With Lingerie – Cry Baby

October 20th, 2014 @ Amber

This is the second installment of The Daily Knicker x Scarlet’s Letter blog collaboration – Style Your Life With Lingerie. Both Tiah and Amber are obsessed with the John Water’s movie Cry Baby, starring Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, Ricki Lake and Traci Lords. This movie is filled with totally fun 50’s fashion and accessories and style that is sure to appeal to even the most nerdy square and the wildest of drapes! We had a great time imagining what lingerie the characters would be wearing beneath the film’s awesome costumes, as well as what we’d pair with them to create a Cry Baby style experience. Do the same using the fun ideas and products below. Dig it, babe!

A warm red matte lipstick is totally Cry Baby approved. This Belladonna 2 Lipstick from Melt Cosmetics is pigmented and helps to re-create that super sexy retro matte lip. Need just a hint of color to your pucker? Any square of Drape in training will love this super sheer Sugar Lip Treatment balm.

Set the mood as you get ready for a night out at Turkey Point with this beautiful luxe Yaz Bukey candle.

Love this Cry Baby inspired screen printed T-shirt. One of my favorite lines in the movie, The Beat It Creep Tshirt is available from CandyStrike on Etsy. Pair it with jeans and heels and a leather jacket, or wear it to bed with your favorite pair of panties! The perfect touch to add to that gorgeous black cat eye! These Gina Eyelashes from Make Up For Ever are glam and gorgeous and have little rhinestones on them! Wanda Woodward approved!

This retro style handbag from Pinup Girl Clothing is so fun! Totally retro made of glittery vinyl and chain strap. Tuck your lipstick, leopard print wallet and maybe an extra pair of panties for on the go drape fun!

Take it up a notch and check out this vintage Mercury Monterey car from the 1950’s, a vintage Cry Baby classic! Sweet ride, and perfect for making out in the backseat!

Any Cry Baby girl needs the perfect leather motorcycle jacket. Why not make it a sexy retro styled YSL jacket? Make it authentic, with these vintage red glitter and gold Miu Miu sunglasses from Ebay!

 

I’m loving the brand new Sheer Show line from Dottie’s Delights. This Show Off Bra has a fun and sexy retro style with bullet style pointed cups. “Dontcha got tits, stick em’ out for God’s sakes!” Made to order!

Rago is known for creating beautiful shapewear in their retro style. This open bottom corselette comes in white and has a lovely design, great for wearing seamless under a dress!

Dress like a Drape, in this gorgeous leopard and red romper from Trashy Lingerie!

1. King Cry Baby – Cry Baby Soundtrack
2. Deceptacon – Le Tigre
3. Jail House Rock – Elvis
4. I’m So Young – The Students
5. Earth Angel – The Four Seasons
6. Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
7. I Only Have Eyes For You – The Flamingos
8. Mr. Sandman – The Chordettes
9. My Gal is Red Hot – Billy Lee Riley
10. Fever – The Cramps
11. Please, Mr Jailer – Cry Baby Soundtrack