Friday, October 31

Happy Halloween!

Yvonne de Carlo (you know her as Lily Munster)

We just wanted to wish you a Happy Halloween! We hope you dress up in a sexy little number!

Tuesday, October 28

Yay! A Bra for Everyone!

It's so wonderful to receive a shipment of bras that work for virtually every customer; full-cup, small cup, someone who wants a pretty bra, someone who wants an everyday bra, and someone who wants an affordable bra! What could possibly cover all of these bases? The Timpa Duet collection. Timpa is a Dutch lingerie label that is responsible for creating the Duet group, which features pieces made from a mesh-patterned lace with scalloped lace trim.
We just brought in the Full Cup Bra, Padded Demi, and Lace Underwire Bra, which cover bra cups A to E! Also, what we just love about these bras is that they lie smooth and flat against the body like a t-shirt bra, but are actually attractive to look at. Imagine that, a pretty functional t-shirt bra.
The price range for the Timpa Duet bras ranges from $34 to $47...we love it! Also, we brought in a matching low-rise thong for those of you who wish to put together a set.
We have seen our customers wearing their beige Timpa bras under their white t-shirts and think it's just lovely looking. We can't wait to wear ours!

Saturday, October 25

Thank you to our fellow bloggers!

Petite Coquette blog features Strumpet & Pink knickers; available at Faire Frou Frou.
Eve's Apples Lingerie Blog features the newly revitalized Spoylt lingerie brand. An 'Access Hollywood' clip featuring Spoylt lingerie and Faire Frou Frou is included in her post!
Knickers blog feature on Fleur T's Fall 2008 'Je Ne Sais Quoi' collection; available at Faire Frou Frou...
We just wanted to thank our fellow lingerie bloggers for mentioning Faire Frou Frou this week! We love it! Of course anyone who reads this blog must know about these 3 blogs, but if not, check them out!

Thursday, October 23

Cadolle - Bustiers & Corsets

Numero Magazine. model: Hilary Rhoda by David Vasiljevic
above: Jeanloup SieffHorst P. Horst "Mainbocher Corset"

Wearing a corset is perhaps the easiest way to add va-va-voom to a lingerie ensemble. It's also the easiest way to hide a less-than-perfect figure! For those of you who want the creme de la creme of the corset world, you go to Cadolle. Cadolle is a world-famous corset maker based in Paris. This family-owned company has been creating corsets/bustiers/lingerie in their workshops since 1889!
Basically Cadolle is to corsets what Louis Vuitton is to luggage. That is why we are so excited to represent the brand at our boutique! We just received our favorite shapes; the Under-Bust Corset and the Waist-Cincher. Personally, the Under-Bust corset is just the sexiest piece we've seen (it's pictured below with a Simone Perele 'Avant Premiere' bra and boyshort)!

Monday, October 20

Pretty Bustier

model Freja Beha (photo credit unknown...please let us know who shot this!)

We found this image online, and it is one of those corset/bustier looks that we would wear/recommend as outerwear. We hate to say it, but we are not fans of the 'wearing a bustier with jeans''s a bit dated. Nonetheless, we do like when an amazing bustier is styled with some chic accessories to make a killer outfit. In fact, one of our next posts will feature a few pieces from the queen of corsetry, Cadolle. We just received a few pieces from Cadolle and can't wait to share them with you! A bustier or corset might not always work as outerwear, but it always works in the bedroom!

Thursday, October 16

Lace & Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel by Horst

Chanel black lace, via Conde Nast store

"I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature; lace always evokes for me those incomparable designs which the branches and leaves of trees embroider across the sky, and I do not think that any invention of the human spirit could have a more graceful or precise origin."

Coco Chanel, April 29, 1939

We found this lovely quote from Coco Chanel, and wanted to share it with you. We figure that if you love luxury lingerie, odds are you appreciate the beauty of fine lace. Also, we simply love Coco Chanel and her influence in fashion as we know it!

Friday, October 10

Britney Spears & Letters of Marque

photo credit: (yes, we actually had to visit her site for the first time to find this image!)
The Letters of Marque Kaftan and Triangle Bra featured in the "Womanizer" video

One of our brands is receiving plenty of press - it's Letters of Marque, and their Silk Charmeuse Kaftan is being featured in the new Britney Spears "Womanizer" video (a lot of people have been referring to it as the silk robe that she wears). It looks pretty cute from what we've seen so far, and this piece from the 'Noir' collection is just amazing. It appears to be layered with the Silk Triangle Bra, also from Letters of Marque.
Personally, our favorite piece from the 'Noir' group is the Silk Charmeuse T...we love that it's versatile enough to wear as loungewear or outerwear.

Thursday, October 9

Look Slim, Look Stylish

About a month ago we introduced Spanx to our boutique - women, both curvy and not so curvy, were wanting them. Now that we have them, we can't understand how we went so long without them!
Of course we all know about the control top panties and bodysuits, but we wanted to focus this post on their hosiery. The style we're most excited about is the new "Under the Heel" tights. These tights are too darn cute - you can wear them under your heel (as shown), or simply at your ankle like a pair of leggings. We love having the option - though we are loving the under the heel look most. Of course these tights wouldn't be Spanx without the figure-slimming tummy & rear support.
Another Fall favorite are the patterned tights, again with the "tight-end" support. We brought in the chevron pattern tights in black - we can't wait until the weather cools down so that we can wear them! It's refreshing to see a product that is just as stylish as it is functional. And speaking of functional, check out the multi-function Reversible Tights. We don't know if this is a new concept or not, but these tights are black on one side and either brown, navy or gray on the other - genius!
Do your legs (and tummy & bottom!) a favor and buy them a stylish pair of Spanx today!
And just a little insider scoop for you...Spanx is launching its new "Haute Contour" line in early 2009. Basically it's the Spanx technology and shapes with much prettier silhouettes that are worthy of showing (ie: a little lace or satin trim, feminine details). We will tell you more about these items when they hit stores in January 2009.

Tuesday, October 7

It's All in the Details

In case you haven't noticed, we received our gorgeous shipment of Strumpet & Pink knickers! These panties, which are like pieces of silk artwork, are handmade in the UK in a select number of styles and an unlimited assortment of colors.
The designer behind the brand created several styles for Faire Frou Frou, but she took creative license with the colors based loosely upon the look & mood of our boutique.
These panties are so delicate and beautiful, and incredibly unique. Where else can you find high-waisted knickers with silk-covered buttons and a matching satin bow at the waist? There is so much beauty in the details of these panties, we dedicated the images in this post to precisely that!
For those of you interested in purchasing Strumpet & Pink knickers in a particular color/size, please feel free to contact us! Also, the panties featured in this post are available here.

Monday, October 6

Giorgio Gatti; Lingerie & Photography

In today's post we're featuring the photography of Giorgio Z Gatti. Gatti is an Italian-born photographer who made a career in professional photography in Madrid and Milan, and pretty much everywhere in between! He has shot numerous editorial and advertising campaigns, including work with La Perla.
We found a few beautiful photos including tasteful lingerie. We had to share!

Saturday, October 4

Lingerie & Editorial

Photo by: Ben Hassett for VOGUE Paris
(above) Lingerie by Carine Gilson
(above) Lingerie by Sabbia Rosa

We seem to zero right in on when Carine Gilson lingerie appears in the press! We were pleased to discover an editorial titled "Bijoux" from Vogue Paris featuring a few lingerie looks.
The photography of Ben Hassett is featured in this shoot, and he does an incredible job creating images that are soft and feminine.
We just happen to have the Carine Gilson bra shown in the first can purchase that here!

Wednesday, October 1

Letters of Marque - New for Fall

We are excited to introduce a new line to our boutique - Letters of Marque (pronounced 'mark'). Founded in 2007, Letters of Marque features romantic 17th-Century inspired loungewear pieces that are woven from fine cotton and silk, and trimmed with leavers lace.
The brand currently offers designs in 2 groups; Muse and Noir. For the Muse group, most of the pieces come in a soft cotton voile with English leavers lace trim. For the Noir group, many of the items have French Chantilly lace trim and are made from cotton silk or washed silk charmeuse.
What is interesting is that the brand's designer, actress Stacey Dash (she was one of the main girlfriends in the movie & TV show Clueless) was inspired to create this line upon discovering that one of her ancestors was a Dutch pirate. Her pieces evoke the look of an era when European pirates ruled the seas, but the collections are re-interpreted with a fresh, modern touch.
The collection is now available to purchase!