By STEPHANIE HYNES
The Little Bra Company
In Part Two of our July Fashion Lingerie Editorial, Stephanie brings her camera indoors. In Part One, she shot her vision based on the illusions framed from natural light: the American impressionist painter Frederick Carl Frieseke was her inspiration. These images, photographed in her studio, evoke clarity of light effused from the simplicity of their surroundings. The color white is both innocent and provocative. In an artist’s hands, white takes many perspectives. Is white lingerie meant only for brides? This has often been the perception in America. But in Europe, white has long been status quo for everyday basics and sensual fashion pieces. Do brides only wear white? Perhaps the touch of something blue answers the question.
By STEPHANIE HYNES
Chantelle bra & panty, Samantha Chang robe
Inspired by the American impressionist painter, Frederick Carl Frieseke, Stephanie’s July Fashion Editorial (Part One) is not only an ode to summer brides, but also a visual play on the effects of summer light. Frieseke is known for painting early 20th century women outdoors in dappled light. These women would often steal away to find respite under a willow or by a body of water, relaxed and free and unrestrained from the layers of clothing that fashion demanded.
Stephanie states “I wanted to play with these elements to create an ethereal mood, one that suggests a mirage in the heat of summer”
To capture this, Stephanie plays with the color white through a simmering lens. The lingerie transforms into an images of romance, desire and delight.
“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most
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By HELEN MASTERS ~ London Briefs
I’ve never been known for being in the right place at the time – I missed Super Saturday at the iconic 2012 London Olympics, was out of the country at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and have never been able to get membership to Mahiki… However, recently for possibly the first time in my life I have found myself in exactly the right place at exactly the right time – and not once, but twice! Where, pray tell, I hear you ask, and when? Let me explain…
Right place right time #1 – Windsor, UK on Saturday 19 May
Yes, that’s right, as a proud resident of Windsor in the UK, I had a front row seat to the wedding of the year – the delightful union of Prince Harry and the gorgeous Meghan. And what more fitting way than to kick off my new … ...Read more
By TINA WILSON
So many beautiful pieces to choose from… that was my dilemma when sitting down to illustrate bridal themed ‘sleepwear’, though I probably shouldn’t call it sleepwear considering there is very little slumber going on. The category is usually consisting of short flirty baby dolls, revealing corsetry, skimpy teddies and wispy wraps but sometimes a brand goes rogue like Amoralle. They do “long and refined” like no one else, I love their flowing columns of silk and tulle that are accessorized with gloves and headpieces. A few years ago I had the pleasure and the privilege to design Oscar De La Renta sleepwear, and bridal was a significant component. While frilly is not my thing (I am more about clean lines and silhouette) I really loved designing the bridal pieces, they were successful at retail and I hear some of the styles are still being repeated today.… ...Read more
By TINA WILSON
Spring has finally sprung, I think? With its arrival comes not only warm days and cool nights but a royal wedding. Not one to get swept up in celebrity/royalty weddings, I’m a bit more excited this time around, it’s not every day a royal marries an American. And I love Harry, he’s my favorite.
Since Victorian times, it’s been customary to give the bride to be…a trousseau. Jewelry, toiletries, makeup even bed linens and of course lingerie comprise the list of goodies. I am not sure about the other items on the list but bridal lingerie is as strong as ever as a category. And now the bridesmaids have a piece of the pie, I wish I had a dollar for every bridesmaid makeup wrap sold in the past few years, but I digress.
Finally, the curvy girl gets her due, strapless bras for her that stay … ...Read more