Spring is finally here and after months of cold weather, thermal underwear and multiple layers of wool, cashmere and all the heat tech we can pile on ourselves, we can finally start shredding and start spring cleaning. And what better way than start with our lingerie closet?! Underwear as outerwear has been on trend for a while so this spring, get on board and invest in some pretty pieces, as the weather becomes nicer, removing our layers have never been sexier or exciting! We all know of the Victoria Secrets, the Agent Provocateur and even the Aerie collection from American Eagle so here are 3 brands to know about this spring that you can add to your collection.
Raven and Sparrow by Stephanie Seymour
If you look up sexiest 90s supermodel, Stephanie Seymour is up there with the sexiest of them all so when Seymour decided to launch her own lingerie collection this year call Raven and Sparrow, you know this is going to be some serious boudoir style dressing! Inspired by a Dolly Parton song, the name Raven and Sparrow plays up to the two sides of a woman, “the light and the mysterious, the sexy and the sweet. Every woman has a little raven and a little sparrow in them,” Seymour told Yahoo Style. The collection is inspired by her own collection of vintage pieces from Europe that she has been collecting for years. Expect delicate lace trimmed silk charmeuse chemise to silk fit coupé rompers and one of Seymour’s favorite piece from the collection is the Iona, named after her grandmother. “It’s a bias cut slip nightie, I think the silhouette looks good on many different body types.” After 4 kids, she still looks unbelievable with a body any 20 year old would kill for and she credits yoga, pilates and swimming to maintaining her shape. And how to look extra great in lingerie, Seymour says “Lighting is everything! …and good music helps to get into the character.”
The French knows lingerie, that is a fact just like they know about wine, taking the whole month of August off and knowing the difference between chantilly lace and eyelet lace. So when a new Parisien lingerie brand emerges, sit up and take note. Meet Wixson Paris, the label’s e-commerce site just launched with perfectly crafted pure cashmere knit bras that looks great worn over T-shirt or just on its own to lounge around in at the weekends or a meticulously fitted bustier reminiscent of old world charm but with the support of new world technology, trimmed with french silk tulle? If couture style lingerie is what you crave, look no further than Wixson Paris but please be warn, such luxury comes with a price tag!
Yasmine Eslami spent 10 years working for the queen of corsetry in London, Vivienne Westwood and learnt all about the art of delicates and underpinnings. After her time at Westwood, Eslami went back to Paris where she worked as a stylist for Purple Magazine and then went onto launched her lingerie collection in 2010. Her designs are sleek and modern, always celebrating the natural form of a woman’s body therefore her designs never has any padding. Eslami’s collection sexy and retro, imagine if any hot french chick in underwear, this is most probably brand this chick will have peeping through her black silk blouse whilst smoking a gauloise and drinking champagne in her Left Bank apartment.
The collection is also available from luxury stores like Barney’s, Net-a-Porter, Le Bon Marche as well as yasmine-eslami.com.
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