Monday, April 20, 2009

Luxe Lingerie

CC’s love of lingerie coupled with a request from the lovely Federica have made this post a bare necessity! Scroll down to view beautiful editorial shots from yesteryear interspersed with the hottest undergarments on the market and where to find them!
At top left, a French Vogue editorial from June 2008.
On the runways: Prada and Dolce & Gabbana
Allure editorial, April 2006, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier.
I-D editorial by Mark Mattock, June 2008.
Italian Vogue, December 2006.
Cynthia black lace heart bra and matching garter at StockinGirl.com. Simply divine!
Japanese Vogue editorial, December 2007.
Kenzo Geisha Balconnet Bra at fairefroufrou.com.
Kiki de Montparnasse Muse corselette bra, front.
Kiki de Montparnasse corselette bra, back; at kikidm.com.
Dolce & Gabbana floral balconette bra; this and next at net-a-porter.com.
Splurge: La Perla Lace Embrace underwire bra.
Steal: Lace Flirt bra at forever21.com.
Numero editorial, September 2008
Lejaby Tattoo bra at The Lingerie Lounge. Visit shoplingerielounge.com.
Velvet editorial, May 2008 by Marcus Ohlsson.
Mimi Holliday silk chiffon star print plunge bra, at asos.com.
W editorial featuring a Bottega Veneta bustier, March 2008.
Shadow stripe bustier at fredericks.com.
Maya Hanson Dragon’s Dream corset, at glamorousamorous.com.
Kiki de Montparnasse corset belt
Made by Niki satin push-up bra with multiway straps at madebyniki.co.uk.
British Elle, February 2008.
Floral jacquard corset demi bra. Visit victoriassecret.com for this and next four.
Intimissimi balconet demi bra and orchid silk bikini.
Very Sexy balconet demi bra and waist cincher.
Victorias Secret Very Sexy 100 way bra – Have any of CC’s Fellow Fashionistas tried this one?
Two piece mesh and satin set with convertible shelf bra and detachable garter panty, at Frederick’s of Hollywood.
This photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Ana of Fashion Pulse.
Alexander Wang mesh bralet, at ronherman.com.
La Perla satin and lace basque; this and next at net-a-porter.com.
MYLA Evelyn silk camisole. Classic elegance, and the perfect layering piece.
Princesse Tam Tam lingerie, at princessetamtam.com.
Spiderweb body stocking, at lovehoney.co.uk. We saw it at Ruffian and loved it – time to don a body stocking, darlings?
Pipeline romper at spreegirl.com.
Fancy Flowers boyshort at forever21.com. All Forever 21’s panties are under $5 each!
Hanky Panky thongs at bluefly.com. Great spot to find designers lingerie at fabulous discounts!
Honeydew boyshorts, at nordstrom.com.
Last look: the lovely Camilla Belle in GQ.
Lingerie care and maintenance: Be sure to hand wash your fabulous delicates, or at the very least, put them in a lingerie bag in the washer on a gentle cycle. Repair and maintain your bras with bra extenders and repair kits from Joann Fabrics. Click here.

In conclusion, the link list, in alphabetical order:
Asos
Bluefly

Faire Frou Frou
Forever 21
Figleaves
Frederick’s
Glamorous Amorous
Kiki de Montparnasse
The Lingerie Lounge
Made by Niki
Mary Green
MYLA
Net-a-Porter
Shopbop
StockinGirl
Target

Victoria’s Secret

Darlings, it is my personal belief that life is too short to wear anything but the most gorgeous underwear, even if you are the only one who will see it! Indulge and feel fabulous!
xoxox,
CC

79 comments:

WendyB said...

So many temptations!

K.Line said...

I too am a nut for good lingerie! These are some gorgeous choices (though most won't work for the girls with the large chests). I'd love to own any of them!

Cassiopeia said...

Sigh. So so tempting. Saying that, they never do my size, so no point in wishing. Typical grass greener situation. Smaller breasts please, I want pretty lingerie!!! ;-D

Xxxc

dapper kid said...

It doesn't matter whether you are a guy or girl, you need good looking underwear! The French Vogue shot is sooo stunning. And that Demarchelier shot is lovely. The Dolce and Gabbana floral bra is sooo pretty!

Vintage Me New You said...

this is my fav post ever, i just adore lingerie!
i like every single piece in here, just gorgeous!
how are you dear, i was busy promoting the site, hope more people will join and enjoy spending time there!
have a beautiful day!

xoxo,
Gia!

Juliet said...

I love lingerie. Nothing makes the morning better like a beautiful bra.

juliet xxx

janettaylor said...

One word: YAY! :)

Hanako66 said...

such a great motto...you feel wonderful when in beautiful lingerie!!

Pop Champagne said...

Great post! I loveeeee Lingerie! :)

Dana said...

Oh, don't forget Adriana Lima's diamond bra! Is that indulgin or what!

I love all of your choices :)

yiqin; said...

I have never been too into lingerie but some of this is sick!

La Belette Rouge said...

What a sexy way to start the week! Gorgeous lingerie.:-)

Blair said...

Diseños muy sexys pero a la vez elegantes.Buen post!Besos

Ash Fox said...

i love the whole full-on garter belt look! sexy!

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ZombieLace said...

Adorable!! Makes me wish underwear were outerwear.

Flashes of Style said...

Oh I love lingerie. Getting new lingerie is possibly one of the best things in the world, and I would love to have on of these!

Fifi Flowers said...

GREAT minds think alike! I did a lingerie post on Friday!
Oooooh la la some lovely things here!

A little Princess said...

Perfect start to the week! Stunning xoxo

Meg said...

This post makes me feel like going to the lingerie store and buying something fabulous!

Savvy Mode SG said...

wearing sexy underwears makes confidence skyrocket.... my fav is la perla.

Aline said...

I love all the retro pieces, so feminine...thanks for sharing!
xoxo
aline

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

Looks scrumptious!

MISS GLITZY said...

And after thi wonderful selection, all we need is love... xoxo: MG

Wanderlusting said...

I always make a point of wearing matching bra and undies - I've done this for years! As long as they are the same colour, i feel pretty and put together (and my bf doesn't seem to mind).

I adore the back of that Kiki de Montparnasse corselette bra - so sexy!!

PS CC- visit my blog for your chance to win a FREE ASOS DRESS! Odds are pretty good so far :)

Caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh CC wow, wow, wow! loving sexy lingerie too! gorgeous bustiers, darling!
xoxo

candace said...

That dress with the rosettes is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

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Erika said...

I think I want some fancy lingerie now. Though these are all too lovely to wear hidden underneath clothes. :)

Kira Fashion said...

I love it so much , this Prada collection is do die for ;)

Lovely!

Carlota said...

I would like to have this king of lingerie, it's beautiful! xoxo

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-all so gorgeous my dear, I love the kikide bra and the bodystocking!

sarah said...

the d&g runway look, i LOVE!

zoe aka drinkupthefashion said...

i want EVERYTHING in this post.

h said...

omg!!!love and want all of them:))
they are so amazing and really hot!!

Regine Pandora said...

How amazing lingerie! <3
Love your blog! :)

Cas Ruffin said...

I'm liking the lingerie, but it's time for a bikini post. It's getting to that time of the year again. Hot as hell around here.

Notion said...

yea this is your hottest post ever man i love women in lingerie, and that green is extremely hot

captivateme said...

oh my, oh my, all of these are just so sumptuous!

Pau said...

Amazing pics !!!
XXX Carrie

leticia-galsintheknow.com said...

what a beautiful post!
thanks!

Dooder City said...

There is nothing that makes a girl feel sexier than lingerie.

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

So many great shapes! I nearly need to expand my underwear collection x

Tiffany said...

agreed CC! "indulge and feel fabulous!" love that!

I am an Agent Provocateur kind of girl, their stuff is slightly sweet but always HOT!

She's Dressing Up said...

Im not normall someone who loves buying lingerie but now I'm rather tempted to splash out!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

they're all so gorgeous and romantic!!

xx

G said...

oh god, how much i love lingerie!! because its covered doesnt mean you dont need wear gorgeous matching bras and panties!! love them :)

Frock Around the Clock said...

I want all of them! I'd probably put them in a frame rather than wear them! Beautiful! :) x

Blair said...

"bare necessity"--love it! That silk orchid one is divine-definitley would feel like a goddess wearing that around. xx, b

Twobreadsplease said...

I loooove this, pretty underwear is a must. x

MissBliss said...

LOVELY. Oh, to live in lingerie... who needs anything else?

:)

Notion said...

and hey thanks so much for real i would love to see my blog on your blog roll

style crusader said...

Love this post!! I've made it a serious point to build up a lingerie collection over the past year. It really does give you a little bit of extra confidence.

Eri said...

Love this post I am so crazy about undrewear!!!!!

Sher said...

Our true selves come from within. The same can be said of undies. They are a reflection of ourselves hiding under our clothes. Make sense?

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Lil Midget said...

bustier and corsets for me please!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

what an incredible post! thank you for including my boutique (Faire Frou Frou) for the Kenzo asian-print bra!! just lovely. this post is what my blog is all about - you did an amazing job!!
xox

Ash Fox said...

thanks love.

what is the name of that new vs model with the shoulder length hair. she is gorgeous!

www.tittees.blogspot.com

You're Welcome said...

i love lingerie. i currently have a $150 bra that is black lace with beading on it on hold at my bra shop *hangs head*.

Gabbi said...

What pretty girly things... I love gorgeous lingerie. xo

Nicole Marie said...

oohh la la!

geisharock said...

WOW. I love lingerie too :) My favourite store is a little brand called Yamamay that has stores in Shanghai. Good prices and they have really cute lingerie and swimsuits that I always stock up on! Great post :)

xoxo

The Socialite said...

There is nothing better to make a girl feel like a woman than some great lingerie! ;)

Tatiana Nguyen said...

have to agree.. soooo many temptations!!

Annie said...

Love those bright panties!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Luv the gorgeous image frm W editorial! Visual sexsayyy delights! I bet you're starting to raise the hetero-men readership from this post darling...;)

~XO*

trendkat said...

And now I need to go lingerie shopping... oh my struggle!

Amelia said...

I love the Dolce & Gabana look. Undies that conceal the belly button are so pretty.

Carlotta said...

for me a lingerie store is like candy store I can't stop buiyng!!

Geri Wu said...

oh! i love looking at lingerie.. its so beautiful! i think im a bit too young to be wearing things like that... but still, its lovely to look at!

xx, Geri
http://lovegeri.blogspot.com

haylin said...

adore all these lingerie,
but i think all the ladies were crazy about that everytime when we saw these lingerie!

Adela said...

theses are all so lovely!

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

HoneyBunny said...

I love underwear like this! There are so many pieces I love from the photos you've selected:) Great post, hon:)

Keith said...

Hey Carrie. Wow! I think I've died and gone to heaven. Such a great post to find when I came to your blog. Very sexy pictures. So incredible. Cheers!

Tiphaine said...

Magnifiques !
New posts on MainChicAvenue !

shopinchic said...

Whenever I can shop at Victoria's Secret I always do. Glam underwear
always makes life a little better~

wrennybird said...

I'll take one of each, please. Well, maybe not the spiderweb body stocking!

Peter said...

very dashing and sexy lingeries...

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Shirley said...

Excellent post.!! I LOVE all these lingerie. Frederick's of Hollywood is one of my most favorite lingerie store.

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Linda said...

It looks like amazing! wow!
Thanks for the effort you took to expand upon this post so thoroughly. I look forward to future post.
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