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

Review: Panache Envy Bodysuit

October 17th, 2014 @ Amber

I’ve had my eye on this cute new bodysuit from Panache since I first saw the sneak peek photos from the previous lingerie season. The Envy design features checkered houndstooth in all black and sheer mesh. They first released the popular Envy bra and high waisted panty, but for AW14 they created this beautiful Envy Bodysuit! It’s everything I like about the Envy bra, but even better. A super cute bodysuit, with an underwire for support and lift, and lace along the tops of the bra cups. The body features sheer panels on the sides of the bodysuit, and the stretchy houndstooth design along the front and back of the bodysuit. There is stretch lace along the front legs, and a cheeky cut on the back of the bodysuit.

The first is pretty fantastic. Very similar to Panache’s usual sizing, so go for your usual Panache bra size, as this bodysuit is bra sized. The cups fit true to size and the band is firm but does offer a bit of stretch. There is a small keyhole beneath the bra band in the back, and then the body features the sheer lace with houndstooth design over the bottom.

This bodysuit is comfy, and I love the cut of the panty area of the bodysuit, it’s sexy and flirty and cheeky. I also found that the material of the bodysuit almost lends a shapewear effect and pulls you in. Gorgeous for everyday wear, sleeping, or wearing under a little black dress! Available in D-J cups and 30-38 band sizing. You can find the Panache Envy Bodysuit at Yours Truly Lingerie right now.

 

Review: Claudette Dessous Bra in Elsa Pink

October 17th, 2014 @ Amber

It’s kind of obvious that the Claudette Dessous bra is one of my favorites. I own this design in several different colors from the past 3 years that the brand has been creating beautiful lingerie. It’s one of my favorite Claudette silhouettes, and I wear it often. There are so many colors, that theres just about something for everyone. I love how bright and vibrant some of their colors are. Especially because when I was a teenager in the late 90’s, bras for full busts were basically white, beige, or black. I love that Claudette offers up to a G cup and that they offer fun colors for busty ladies. One of their new colorways for AW14 is the super vivacious and bold Elsa Pink Dessous Bra. It’s gorgeous, it’s bright, it’s comfy, it fits well, and it offers great support. I could talk about my love for the Dessous for days, but I’m going to focus on the amazingness of this color right now.

Do you see that truly outrageous pink color? Thats it. It’s really that color. No filter. I took that photo in natural sunlight. It’s bright and eye-catching, it’s like those neon highlighters from back in the days of taking notes in school, it’s like a highlighter for your boobs. It fits just like the other Dessous colors, so if you’re familiar with the fit, the band is true to size and offers stretch but the cup is a bit small, so size up if you’re unsure or if you’re between sizes. For those who remember the very first season of Dessous bras in neon colors, you’ll remember that there was a neon pink. Elsa Pink is definitely different. I think Elsa Pink is even brighter, and unlike the neon pink Dessous from Claudette’s first year, the bows on this bra match the pink, rather than offering contrasting black straps and bows. So if you loved the Neon Pink Dessous or missed out on it, Elsa Pink is a great option! I didn’t get the matching panties, but this bra is so bright and fun, this would even look good with a pair of simple black panties, or maybe mix and match with another Claudette Dessous panty colorway for an added pop of color. Not many online shops have this colorway right now, so if you simply must have it (and really, I won’t blame you!) you can find it at Herroom!

Win a Sacha Kimmes Daphne Brief on Instagram!

October 16th, 2014 @ Amber

INSTA-GIVEAWAY

New giveaway for our Instagram fans! Win a pair of knickers from Sacha Kimmes. Just re-post the image and tag both Sacha and I, along with the hashtag #ambersachagiveaway and a winner will be chosen! You’ll win the Daphne Brief in your size of choice, even custom sizing!

Rules: One entry per person, re-post the photo only once please. Giveaway is open internationally. Giveaway begins now and ends on October 21st, at Noon Eastern Time.

*Don’t have an Instagram account? Thats okay! Just share this blog post on Twitter or Facebook and leave me a link in the comments below.

Good luck! Stay tuned for more giveaways in Nov-Dec for my Holiday Gift Guide!

Review: Claudette Paloma Bra and Ouvert Panty

October 15th, 2014 @ Amber

I’ve been daydreaming about this set for awhile now.  The new Claudette Paloma Bra and Ouvert Panty from Claudette’s AW14 collection. This baby has been on my radar since they first showcased photos from the lingerie trade shows last year. A button back panty? Yes please! As for the bra, it reminds me so much of a hybrid between their popular Dessous bra and their older Paramour Bra design! If you liked the Paramour, you’ll love this, because I think this bra is even better, and if you love Dessous, you’ll like the Paloma too, because they do feel similar in fit and lift. The gorgeous Paloma is available in Black, Pointe Shoe Pink and Cayenne. There is a matching ouvert panty available in the Pointe Shoe and Cayenne colorways, and there is also a Pin Up Suspender Panty available in Black, as well as the other colorways. No ouvert in Black though! The sizing is very similar to their Dessous, with a stretchy band and true to size cups, that are a bit narrow so if you’re between sizes or full in the cup, size up in the cup. The lovely ladies at Claudette spoiled me and sent me the Paloma to review on the blog. Right now, it’s hard to find this design on lingerie shops online, and so far I’ve only found it available in the Cayenne color. I hope more stores will grab up the other colors, as I do think this is a great set! If you want the Paloma and can’t find it in your colorway of choice, start requesting it from your favorite lingerie shops! I’ll be reviewing the Paloma in the super sweet soft ballerina pink color, Pointe Shoe. It’s lovely! It’s so cute, but its not so cutesy that it’s tame, no, this set is supremely sexy in my opinion. I love the cut and sew feeling of the cups, and the sheer mesh panel at the tops of the cups with the satin material on the lower part of each cup. Claudette is like magic for my boobs. When I need a comfortable bra that is stylish and actually offers me support, it’s Accio Claudette! (For you Muggles and non-Harry Potter dorks, that means “bring me the Claudette!”). Robin and Bok and all of the Claudette crew have outdone themselves, because I’m sooo loving the Paloma. Just take a look, and while you’re at it, take a gander!

Stunning, isn’t it? The satin has an interesting sheen to it which almost makes it look shimmery. The paneling on the cups offer lift and support, and there is a matching pink bow at the center gore. I could go on and on about the brilliance of the way the bra fits me, but what makes this set so amazing to me, is the matching ouvert panties! These are super delicious. Made of soft satin, with some stretch to hug your curves nicely, the front of the panty is basic, which I love, no bow to distract from the ouvert style. These aren’t just open in the back, but are open at the gusset, making these both crotchless and ouvert, with a cheeky and fun button back design on the back of the panty. You can unbutton a little of it for a peek, keep it completely buttoned, or if you’re in a mood for a little bow chicka wow wow, you could let your partner unbutton these for you! The art of the tease! I’m so thrilled with these panties. I’ve been dreaming about these button back ouvert panties from Claudette for a few seasons now, they were going to release this design a year or so ago but the style got pushed back. They made some changes to the design and now here it is, ready to adorn your bottom! I’m totally a fan of this set. Find it, get it, demand it from shops if you must, this is definitely one of my favorite Claudette styles of the season! I so hope they continue this design or at least add more ouvert styles, because I feel like they’re offering something that we don’t see a lot of in the mid-price lingerie market, and that is quality ouvert panties in a unique and fun style! Claudette, go get em’ girl.

You can currently find the Claudette Paloma at Lille Boutique and Forty Winks.

 

Review: Freya Daydreamer

October 6th, 2014 @ Amber

 “Daydream believer and a homecoming queen…”

I really like this whimsical and fun new Daydreamer print from Freya. The bra is available as a longline or a half cup bra, with matching thong, short, or brief. The Freya Daydreamer is cute and fresh and lovely as a set that takes you from Summer into the Fall weather months. The longline style is fun and pretty, and the matching brief is comfortable and cute. With lime green button embellishments on both the panty and the center gore of the bra. The print features vintage style handwriting scribbles and colorful bursts of vintage florals. It also has tiny colorful polka dots on the straps and the waistband of the panties. I like the Ivory color of the set, with the bursts of color throughout. So pretty and ideal for Autumn!

The straps are easy to adjust, and the longline fits similar to other Freya longlines. Pretty true to size in the band and the cups. I didn’t have a problem with the band rolling up at all, and the center gore tacked well. The colors are just so cute! Very pretty for an AW14 set. The youthful style would also be ideal for women of many ages, including busty teens, and the bra creates nice lift and a rounded supported look. Cute! This bra is available in cup sizes C-G and band sizes 28-38, and the matching panties are available in XS-XL sizing.

Review: Dudu Daisy Handmade Panties

October 6th, 2014 @ Amber

I first stumbled upon Dudu Daisy on Etsy a few months ago, and was smitten with Camille’s line of handmade to order panties. Her panties feature cute styles and prints, and each pair can be made with a Day of the Week embroidered on them! The brand is based in France, so you can get the days of the weeks in French, English, or another language of your choice. Each pair is made to order and available in sizes S-XL. I got to try two pairs of these panties and they are so cute! Well made, unique, comfy, and very affordable.

These super cute panties are made with a fun vintage printed floral design and are quite stretchy, the material is super soft, and there is red velvet trim along the front, scalloped edges, and white lace at the hips. They’re quite comfy, and I love that they have the day of the week embroidered on them. Each pair is purchased separately, so if you’d like a week worth of panties, you can mix and match designs or purchase multiples of the same design with a different word for each day. I love that Camille offers French language too, as I’m learning to speak it, and it’s a fun little reminder when I see it on my undies. Check out all of the designs at Dudu Daisy.

 

Sin City A Dame to Kill For Eva Green Inspired Lingerie

September 24th, 2014 @ Amber

Salua Blue Lagoon Robe / Bordelle Roxelana Girdle Dress / Dita Von Teese Black Dahlia Suspender

Bordelle Bondage Hipster Brief / Something Wicked Montana Leather Dress / Holloway Smith Noir Black Silk Deco Pasties

L’Agent Felicitia Plunge Bra / Cervin Capri Bicolore Stockings

The Daily Knicker x Scarlet’s Letter: Style Your Life With Lingerie – Marie Antoinette

September 24th, 2014 @ Amber

Hi! This is Tiah of The Daily Knicker and Amber of Scarlet’s Letter, and we’ve created a blog collaboration that takes moods from film, destinations, style themes and more in this new lingerie blogger project. We both have a strong love of lingerie, we find it sexy, we find it inspiring, and we love to enjoy lingerie in all aspects of our lives. From a matching set, to matching a set to themes with anything from our perfumed bedsheets to our favorite desserts. Lingerie can create a story, one worth telling and sharing. For our first installment, we chose to re-create Sofia Coppola’s 2006 film Marie Antoinette. Using style references and pieces from today, to help you set the mood and re-create the theme from lingerie to clothing to accessories and furniture. Don’t just wear your lingerie, style it! It’s time to style yourself with lingerie!

Sophia Coppola’s unique coming-of-age story is set amongst the court of Louis XVI of France and centered on it’s Danish dauphine turned girl-queen, Marie Antoinette, played to perfection by Kirsten Dunst. Filmed in the real Palace of Versailles, Coppola’s ‘Marie Antoinette’ drips with pastel decadence and a languid, indulgent luxury. The costumes are some of the most impressive ever seen on screen- with baby pinks and blues, gold trims and bows, birds, butterflies and feathers galore, providing the perfect inspiration for an all-out, sensual lingerie experience on an aristocratic level.  Whether it’s a sweet, silk set or cheeky boudoir accessories, such as feathers and bow-top stockings, we think these Marie Antoinette inspired-pieces would be a welcome addition to anyone’s lingerie drawer or indeed, life!

Lipstick Queen created one of their new luxe lipsticks named after the infamous MA misquote. The Lipstick Queen Let Them Eat Cake Lipstick, comes in a heavy metal tube with a soft shimmery pink lipstick color, so ideal for the time, and would be great for the film. Even the packaging is cute, and the lipstick comes in a soft pink velvet box!

Tokyo Milk has a wide variety of French inspired body luxuries, including their Let Them Eat Cake lip balm, pictured above, for super soft and kissable lips. They also have a Let Them Eat Cake candle, to ignite and delight your senses, as well as Let Them Eat Cake Body Lotion and Parfum. Before you apply all of these bath and body goodies, try having a soak in their Marie Antoinette Bubble Bath, so you can go from shower to creating your scene.

Create mood lighting with a gorgeous scent from Laduree, not only do these make decadent sweets, but also luscious scented candles. Make your boudoir smell sexy with a variety of scents from fruity to florals.

If all this royal indulgence has left you famished, you simply must “eat cake” like Marie herself with petit fours and macaroons from Laduree.

Add a little French inspiration to your walls, with this original Marie Antoinette watercolor poster illustration made by an indie artist on Etsy. Each print comes signed by the artist and would look lovely in a vintage brocade picture frame.

Lounge like a Queen on an original Louis XVI chaise from One Kings Lane…or perhaps you prefer the polish of a re-pro, such as this perfect (and perfectly named) Marie Antoinette lounge at Bernadette Livingston, pictured above.

Star prop? The absolutely required-at-court fan…This Ostrich feather fan is by Ivyndell on Etsy. Custom made to order!

If you’d really like a show-stopping dress-up piece, check out the entire made-to-order Marie Antoinette collection by Trashy Lingerie, available in your personal color preferences!

If you need to go out in public and would still like to rock your Marie-like style, why not pick an outer inspired by your unders? Put that fine lingerie beneath Wheels & Dollbaby’s Marie Antoinette Le Décoratifs’ Dress!

These Mal E Bow Heels from Irregular Choice look like they could have been on the Marie Antoinette movie set! Super cute with an oversize pink bow, and pink lace overlay on top of a pastel pink shoe base. Even the heel has a painted sole and dainty scalloped trim. These are adorbs!

I love these Lola Thigh Highs from indie lingerie designer La Lilouche. Each pair is made to order, and these cute but sexy white stockings feature ruffles, gold trim, and tiffany blue bows. They look a lot like the stockings Kirsten Dunst wears in one of the movies most popular scenes!

What better pieces to evoke the pinnacle of French frou-frou than these delicious pastel sets from Fifi Chachnil. This Voyager Leger Grabuge set is a sexy french inspired option for small busts is simply lovely.

From the first moment I saw this Betty Bra and Panty set from full-bust lingerie brand Tutti Rouge, it reminded me of something from Marie Antoinette. The ruffles, the light baby blue color, and the pastel color theme just screams ruffly French sophistication with a whole lot of fun too. For the modern Marie!

1. La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf
2. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
3. Habanera – Carmen (the opera)
4. Let’s Dance – David Bowie
5. My Way (cover) – Sid Vicious
6. I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow
7. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart
8. Ceremony – New Order
9. Aphrodisiac – Bow Wow Wow
10. Pulling Our Weight – The Radio Department