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This Jean Paul Gaultier corset is actually from his Autumn/Winter 2009 couture collection but it was just too good, I had to put it in. I just love it so much, it's amazing, wish I had one. Kylie wore it because JPG designed all the costumes for her most recent tour (love the sketch!)JPG also did Madonna's infamous cone bras for her Blonde Ambition tour back in the 90s - oddly enough these are now making a bit of a comeback amongst the braver fashion-forward.
It's been well-documented of late that women are buying increasingly high-end underwear, if you listen to the papers apparently this is a bid to save some money from going out and instead spice up nights spent in. I just think it's because it's more fun. As Dita von Teese says, there's nothing like knowing you have something really sexy on underneath your clothes to make you feel more confident and like you have a secret. High end favourites include Agent Provocateur http://www.agentprovocateur.com/, La Perla http://www.laperla.com/, What Katie Did http://www.whatkatiedid.com/, and for something a little more feminine, Stella McCartney http://www.stellamccartney.com/int/en/lingerie/.
This dress from Henry Holland's Spring/Summer 2009 ready-to-wear collection still sticks in my mind as a standout example of underwear as outerwear and experimenting with sheer. Love M.I.A.'s style - such an amazing maternity look haha!
I'm also still a little bit in love with this Alexander Wang dress from Spring/Summer 2009, Alice Dellal wears it well. But of course, love it or hate it, lately noone's been doing underwear as outerwear like Lady Gaga (especially on the cover of the most recent US Elle Magazine, and in Gaultier in the first picture).
I recently won a twitter competition and I received 500pounds worth of Stella McCartney lingerie! At first I really thought it was a hoax so when I got it in the post I really couldn't believe it. I absolutely love love love Stella McCartney underwear because it is so delicate and feminine and detailed and gorgeous! They sent me the most lovely selection of their latest collection in beautifully wrapped parcels.
I really loved this miniature Stella McCartney chest of drawers with a pair of gorgeous sheer briefs embroidered with a tiny flower and each day of the week. I thought it was so cute!
Bodysuit, Stella McCartney. Velvet blazer, skirt, shoes; all Topshop. Socks, H&M.