Thursday, January 31

Valentine's Post #1

Made by Niki - Limited Edition Rosary Bra
Made by Niki - Limited Edition Rosary Knickers

Made by Niki - Limited Edition Loveletter Knickers

Made by Niki - Limited Edition Loveletter Bra

Today's post is the first in a series of what will be our picks for Valentine's Day gifts! We already have a lot of ladies buying for themselves, and plenty of men have been shopping early too! We have more new arrivals being posted online in the next 2 days, and many of those items will be part of our Valentine's series.

The first, and perhaps most special recommendation for Valentine's Day is the limited edition collections from Made by Niki. We had posted on this brand just about a week ago, and now all of our limited edition pieces are available for sale online!
Most of these pieces are one of just 50 items created, so it's very much like owning a piece of artwork. Each of the bras and panties comes with its own detachable jewelry (whether it's gold chain, heart lockets, or rosary beads!).

Made by Niki - Limited Edition Forbidden Empire Bra
(what a great color for Valentine's Day!)

Friday, January 25

Faire Frou Frou NOW OPEN on SUNDAYS!

Great news! Faire Frou Frou boutique (Studio City, CA) is now open on Sunday! Yes, it's long overdue, but the shop is now open every Sunday from 11:00am-4:30pm.
Of course, we also have our regular business hours of Monday-Friday 10-6pm, and Saturday 11-5:30pm. And if that's not enough, you can shop online ( every hour of every day - which is strongly encouraged!
See you soon!

Tuesday, January 22

Expect to See New Arrivals Soon!

Now that the SALE is in full-swing, we can start introducing the new collections for Spring 2008!
The new arrivals have been trickling in over the past few days, and we anticipate plenty more beautiful groups to come in over the next few weeks.
That being said, check back with us SOON for what's new! We will let you know when the new collections are posted online for sale (in New Arrivals). Oh happy day!

Monday, January 21

Old-Hollywood Glamour - French ELLE

It is always a pleasant surprise to see lingerie featured on the cover of a major fashion publication - and in this case it's French ELLE!

For February, the cover story features Laetitia Casta wearing an assortment of sexy lingerie pieces. We think that most of the lingerie is vintage, since we don't see any designer credits in the story (or at least we don't see any...if you know who did what, please let us know so we can give proper credit!).
What we particularly love about this shoot, and the reason why we're posting it, is to show how lingerie can be classic, sophisticated, stylish and glamorous. The theme of the shoot is a celebration glamour icons of the silver screen, and photographer Vincent Peters perfectly captured the look! All of these styles are something that can be worn underneath clothing, which shows how sexy intimate apparel can also be practical.
Some of our favorite old-Hollywood glamour pieces in our boutique are the Alice & Astrid Long Satin Silk Gown, and the Beau Bra Long Gown. Both pieces look so cute with the ivory Fifi Chachnil angora cardigan worn with it. Actually, pretty much anything by Fifi Chachnil has an old-Hollywood glamour style!

Fifi Chachnil - A Fleur de Peau Slip Dress
Alice & Astrid Long Gown

Saturday, January 19

Louis Vuitton & lingerie

Louis Vuitton panties, Fifi Chachnil bra - Vogue Italy 02/2008
Eva Herzigova for Louis Vuitton SS08

While we're busy at Faire Frou Frou with our SALE, and awaiting the arrival of our Spring/Summer collections (which we will post about as they arrive), we thought we would do a bit of high-fashion lingerie research. It's such a thrill to discover beautiful lingerie lines, and one of our longtime and somewhat unlikely favorites is Louis Vuitton!

Of course we don't carry their line at our boutique (we wish!), it certainly inspires us and their lingerie-inspired fashions keep us wanting more.

Here are some images we found that display the feminine elegance of Louis Vuitton's Spring/Summer 2008 lingerie and accessories (such as those beautiful sheer gloves and stockings on Eva Herzigova).

Such eye-candy!

Monday, January 14

So Pretty! But Whose Is It?

We were looking through some old Patrick Demarchelier images and found this amazing picture of Gemma Ward wearing the most fabulous robe!!!!
This picture is from VOGUE China from February 2005 (Shaghai Diary editorial)...but we can't figure who made the robe.
It's so luxurious, and from what we can see it's made from soft silk chiffon with a gold lame flower detail. The best part is the gorgeous marabou (we think) trim along the cuffs, hem and collar (and we love the collar!).
If anyone has any ideas of who made it, we're happy to hear suggestions. From the looks of the tiny print on the photo, we think it might be John Galliano, but then again that could be for the shoes or accessories.
In the meantime, we insist that one of our lingerie manufacturers make something like this. Please keep us posted if you have any suggestions!

Saturday, January 12

You Asked...

It turns out that our former header on the blog generated a lot of interest - everyone wants to know who designed the high-waisted panties in the pictures! We are happy to let you know that the pictures are from the Alessandro Dell'Acqua S/S08 runway, Bottega Veneta and La Perla runway (though we think it's an older season show).
In this month's Harper's Bazaar, the Alessandro Dell'Acqua images are featured as well as some high-waisted panties from Gianfranco Ferre and Miu Miu. We're snatching up all of the designer high-waisted panties that we can get, and currently have styles from Mint Siren and Fifi Chachnil in our boutique. We have since sold out of The Lake & Stars high-waisted knickers, but expect to see more of the style in future shipments.
Attached is the image from Bazaar magazine which features some of the panties just mentioned. We are also including it because some of our favorite lingerie brands (sold at FFF) are included: Mimi Holliday, Sexy Panties and Naughty Knickers, Made by Niki and Myla. Congratulations to our designers who were featured!
By the way...the NEW blog header features a design by Niki McMorrough's "Niki Lingerie" (Posh But Not Ltd.).

Made by Niki - Limited Edition Lingerie

Just when we thought we had luxury lingerie covered, we discovered something new and quite exclusive! It's the limited edition lingerie collection from U.K. brand Made by Niki. The "Loveletter" collection, which is on its way to Faire Frou Frou, is the world's only numbered, limited edition lingerie - much like a piece of art!
Each hand-made bra and panty comes with Niki's signature certificate of authenticity and a hand-painted Gold Number Label indicating which number you have out of the 50 sets created worldwide. If you're looking for something special and unique, this is it!
Faire Frou Frou will be carrying the Loveletter bra and knickers, as well as the limited edition Forbidden Empire and Rosary collections (more on those in a later post).
For Valentine's Day, we are featuring the Loveletter group. The bra has a removable gold locket jewelry piece which can be worn separately or suspended from the bra straps. The bra has an allover print of a hand-written letter in antique cream and taupe colours, and strap options which include strapless, halterneck, crossover and one-shoulder.

Wednesday, January 9

Intimate Apparel Business - Cover Story Features FFF

One of our favorite lingerie trade publications, Intimate Apparel Business Magazine, included Faire Frou Frou in its cover story "Beauty and the Beach".
The article talks about lingerie boutiques that have become lifestyle boutiques; stores that have inventory that cover multiple aspects of one's lifestyle such as lingerie, outerwear, beachwear, jewelry, accessories, gifts, etc.
We mention how we will be bringing swimwear back into our boutique this Spring since so many of our favorite lingerie designers are crossing over into that area. We also discuss how we have a substantial gift business, and therefore we want to offer a selection of products that aren't size-related. As it relates to gift-giving, either customers don't know the size they are looking for or they don't want to offend with buying sizes that are too large. Our solution to that problem is offering beautiful jewelry from designers such as Sydney Evan, Safia and our own gorgeous rose-cut diamond bangles. Also, we sell a selection of fun accessories from Booty Parlor and yummy fragrances from kai.
Check out the magazine - it's a great read for everyone in the lingerie industry!

Sunday, January 6

V Magazine - High-Fashion Garters

You can't get much more high-fashion than accessorizing your garter straps with diamond brooches from Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron, Graff, and Dior Fine Jewelry.
The following pictures were taken for V Magazine featuring model Jasmine Poulton's garters and underthings decked out to the extremes by stylist Bay Garnett.
Some of the panties shown in the photos are by Carine Gilson, Agent Provocateur, and Lejaby.
We were thinking it would be pretty to do the same with the lingerie in our boutique...take
a pair of Carine Gilson panties, pair it with an I.D. Sarrieri garter belt, layer a Mint Siren skirt over it, and embellish the look with some of the sparkly brooches you have from a few seasons back (remember when you just had to have them!). Our favorite look from this shoot is the Eiffel Tower pin with the pink Agent Provocateur stockings.
We love to see high-glamour lingerie shoots like this!