Bridal Briefs

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There is something timeless about Fleur of England lingerie, at once seductive, always elegant and beautifully tailored. But it is the bridal intimates that evoke the sumptuous images of a champagne wedding. Indulging in the sumptuous silk, bespoke laces and atelier trims, these pieces are exquisite keepsakes worthy of any bride. The creme always rises to the top.

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I’ve been doing some design prospecting lately, anxious to unearth new artists whose lingerie collections are worthy of note. The bounty has been good. One of the more interesting is Tatu Couture™ , made in the UK under the watchful eye of Luisa Sidoli, honors graduate of the famed “Contours” course at De Montfort University  After some time served in the studios of major established Intimate brands, Luisa launched the Tatu brand in 2012 with her hand cut  illusion lingerie. Although these pieces are also available in a sexy black interpretation, I was drawn to the bold and contemporary statement that the white alternative makes for today’s modern bride. There is no doubt that they make gorgeous luxury gifts, but it is their versatility that … Read more


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Whenever I think about the ethereal effect of whisper weight cotton, particularly white cotton voile that drapes like a breeze around the body, Salua Lingerie surfaces in my bridal conscience. This quintessential nightwear: classic, romantic styles,  handcrafted in Colombia in the tradition of the Salua Atelier is worthy of any young bride.  Sexy, yet demure, they are perfect for any warm weather honeymoon.

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I saw Lise Charmel’s current bridal collection several weeks ago in Paris. And as one would expect, it is exquisite. This acclaimed French atelier, renown for their handwork with beautiful Calais levers laces and delicate guipure, has always represented, to me, the luxury go to brand for wedding lingerie. Notice the incredibly detailed execution of the embroidery and lace.  Now they have introduced a new collection, Dressing Floral which  utilizes their expertise with guipure and applies it to a delicate tulle net that seems almost transparent on the silk fabric. The effect is a very modern tatoo impression. Just as certain brands conjure particular images (think Tiffany’s blue box or Christian Louboutin red soles) these wedding dress underpinnings are collectibles themselves. The height of luxury … Read more


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Big debate before my son’s wedding: can we wear black down the aisle. I did, by the way. Or should I say, black and grey. Years ago, I remember hearing about a black and white wedding and thinking: so gauche! (It could have been all the black and white balloons released on the dance floor). But today, I have a 180 degree point of view. This could be very sexy, very chic and very modern. It’s all in the details. When it comes to bridal lingerie, mischievous or lovely,  MimHolliday‘s  AW 2015 collection is a force to behold.

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Some years ago, at the end of June, I went on a mini-cation  to Nantucket with my oldest friend; I call her Buzz. It started a tradition we sustained for some years that excluded family and work obligations. Lucky for us that  particular week-end was blessed with perfect summer weather and we spent 3 full days bicycling around a rose laden  island to different beaches. Everywhere we rode, we came upon another wedding and of course, voyeurs that we were, we were perfectly happy to watch. Brides in wedding gowns of every type of design were everywhere.  Strapless dresses, sleeveless dresses, backless dresses, high necked dresses; the assortment was beautiful, different and part of the week-end magic. Such elegance, casual or formal, requires support. Check … Read more


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