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By ALISON CONNOLLY

Violet & Wren silk loungewear on Lingerie Briefs

Today’s post showcasing Violet & Wren turned into a personal wish list, and as you scroll through these images you will be jotting down your favorites too.  This comes at a time where I’m particularly drawn toward patterns, as I’m currently researching wallpapers for a small home project I’m working on and looking for prints that have longevity.  When it comes to patterns, especially with something you’re making an investment in, longevity is equally as important as style.  That brings us back to Violet & Wren, which specializes in rich colors, striking prints and bold floral motifs that you will love for years to come.

Violet & Wren is a luxury loungewear brand from the U.K. created by design team Louise Barnard … Read more


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By ALISON CONNOLLY

Loveday London Boudoir wear SP 2018 on Lingerie Briefs

If you’re looking for the ultimate boudoir experience, then Loveday London is the brand for you!  This London-based luxury label has everything you need to create a beautifully appointed experience in the bedroom; from a vast collection of cheeky intimates, to blindfolds, pillows and candles. The images featured here are a peek at the upcoming Spring/Summer 2018 collection, which includes the exquisite combination of lace, leather and silk the brand has become known for.  The latest collection is inspired by the world of mermaids and sirens, and is apparent in details like Naia fishtail gown, the Arista collection designed using lace inspired by a treasure cove of pirates’ gold, and the dusky rose silk Cleodora group inspired by a mermaid’s clamshellRead more


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By ALISON CONNOLLY

Like something straight out of a Wes Anderson movie, comes Karen Mabon sleepwear.  This British-based label, established in 2013, specializes in silk pajamas made from original illustrated prints that are both unexpected and personality-packed.   The designer is also known for her printed silk scarves, and a number of collaborations and bespoke designs for brands such as Anthropolgie, Lane Crawford, Vogue, Bloomingdales, etc.  In fact, it’s worth taking a look at the Karen Mabon website just to get a glimpse at some of the special projects she’s worked on, which go beyond the realm of loungewear and scarves. As for the brand’s loungewear, you will find 100% silk pajamas with a relaxed, loose fit in both long & short sleeve options.  What you … Read more


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By ALISON CONNOLLY

Apilat Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Our niche in this Gallery is representing luxury lingerie from designers around the world, and this week we present the Ukrainian brand Apilat.  Founded as a wedding dress label in 2012 by sisters Galyna and Lyubov, it has since added bridal lingerie to its offerings in 2015.  Consistent with most bridal lingerie designs, their works are sensual, traditional and romantic, but what sets them apart from the mainstream is their precise handwork and use of exceptional fabrics.

As you will see from the images below, Apilat’s use of lace and how it is paired with silk is striking.  According to the website’s product descriptions, the designers use Chantilly lace, but their prices are considerably more reasonable compared to other lace-heavy luxury … Read more


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Wearable Art ~ MENG

By ALISON CONNOLLY

MENG silk printed robes and pajamas on Lingerie Briefs

We are no stranger to the concept of luxury lingerie when it comes to our Gallery posts, and today’s feature on the U.K.-based brand MENG is no exception.  MENG is a contemporary luxury lifestyle brand with a heavy emphasis on Asian-inspired prints and styles that are tailored to suit the sophisticated woman’s taste.  If you are familiar with the label, which is sold at Selfridges, Neiman Marcus & Harrods (to name a few), then you know that its specialty is in kimono and pajama designs that are essentially wearable pieces of art.  With that in mind, the brand is taking a slightly different approach to its SS18 collection.  It’s focusing on a category between the worlds of loungewear and ready-to-wear by adapting … Read more


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By ALISON CONNOLLY

Reard Swimwear on Lingerie Briefs

Here’s a bit of swimwear design trivia for you:  The bikini was invented in Paris by Louis Réard in 1946 following the end of World War II.  At the time, this radical design was intended to reflect the new attitude of women who were feeling liberated and strong following the war.  That brings us to another piece of swimwear trivia: The bikini was named after Bikini Atoll, the test site for the atomic bomb located in the South Pacific.  Needless to say, the reaction to this two-piece design was explosive!  In fact, it marked a definitive shift in the covered-up world of women’s fashions.  It wasn’t long before Hollywood embraced this skin-baring style, and created icons out of the women who wore … Read more


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