|Valentine’s day may have passed and now we’ve eaten our chocolates and forgotten to water our flowers, we’re all back to work, staring gloomily out of the window at the grey and miserable February afternoon. It’s definitely time to cheer up by treating ourselves to an extra Valentine’s surprise present
We haven’t been able to take our eyes off Gilda & Pearl‘s irresistible Parisienne lingerie set since it arrived at our boutique, and it seems that we’re not the only ones – we’ve also spotted it featured in the Independent’s ’50 Best Lingerie’ guide last week. Exuding French chic in deep garnet silk satin and pale pink French chiffon overlay with ruffled lace edging, each set is finished off with a centre bow and silk straps.
Inspired by ’40s and ’50s Hollywood glamour, Gilda & Pearl hand-make each piece to order, from the most sumptuous silks and delicate laces. As well as the sophisticated Parisienne, we also love their blue Frou Frou set with its pleated satin edging and soft velvet straps, the filigree Nottingham lace and indulgent silk bows of the Snow White set and the Something Blue tie-sided lace knickers which are perfect for the bride-to-be.
|Also charting highly in the Independent’s favourites list were Mimi Holliday by Damaris‘ elegant silk bras and knickers, hand-crafted corsetry by Eternal Spirits and items by haute shapewear specialists Made by Niki.
Check our our clearance sale for massive discounts on these brands and many others!
|Made by Niki||Mimi Holliday by Damaris||Clearance Sale, including Eternal Spirits|
Ladies! Love corsets, diamonds and complimentary cocktails? Wondering what to do next weekend?
As recommended by Time Out: Corset & Diamonds presents The Rocky Horror Burlesque Show
Corset and Diamonds hold themed monthly events where ladies (and accompanying male friends) are invited to dress up, be glamorous and love their curves!
When: Saturday 27th February
Time:9pm – 3am, complimentary cocktail reception from 9-10pm
Theme: Rocky Horror
Preferred dress code: Burlesque, Janets, Brads, Rocky Horrors, Columbias, Magentas, Riff Raffs and Dr. Frank-N-Furters.
We’ll be offering a 10% discount to all Corset & Diamonds members and ticket holders on all purchases made at our Lulu and Lush boutique in Old Spitalfields Market, until Saturday 27th February. As a special treat for you, Corset & Diamonds are offering 2-4-1 VIP memberships through this link to all customers and friends of FairyGothMother and the Lulu and Lush boutqiue, which entitles you to free entry to all their events, plus a VIP area and guestlist for all your friends on your birthday! Simply follow the link and enter ‘FAIRYGOTHMOTHER’.
Corset & Diamonds partygoer at the ‘Pin-Up’ themed event, wearing a Swarovski-encrusted overbust corset by Eternal Spirits and a tutu petticoat.
|Corset and Diamonds will be welcoming guests from 9pm with a complimentary cocktail reception until 10pm, followed by performances by some of London’s finest burlesque acts and dancing until 3 in the morning – not to mention the afterparty at Shoreditch’s favourite late-night party venue, The Russian!
Burlesque entertainment will be provided by the talented WORLDMISTRESS, Chiqui, Nyx Lenoir, VJ Spankie and of course… Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Make-up artists will be around to help you put the finishing touches to your fabulous outfit, whilst photographers will be snapping away, immortalising you in your full Rocky Horror glory! Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.
Not sure what to wear? How about one of our red and black corsets, a tutu, or some hotpants and a bustle, or perhaps a red and black lingerie set with an underbust corset, with fishnet holdups and long satin opera gloves. Still not sure? Take a look at our burlesque lingerie, burelsque corsetry and the Corset & Diamonds galleries.
|Sequin and silk overbust corset with matching tutu||Overbust corset with sparkle lace overlay and ruffles||Overbust corset with satin apron and bustle||Overbust corset with matching tutu knickers|
Advance tickets available at £12.50 from our Lulu and Lush boutique in Old Spitalfields Market (click for details and map).
Limited tickets on the door: £15 before 10pm and £20 after.
Look forward to seeing you there! x
If you were just watching BBC3, you may have spotted “Vampires: Why They Bite” presenter Lisa Hilton’s captivating ballgown, from our in-house brand, Lulu and Lush! Lisa wears our Judy overbust corset in black taffeta and our blue taffeta ruched overskirt, supported by our full-length petticoat. Accessorising with our satin opera gloves and mini top hat fascinator, she wows the other guests with her sophisticated glamour.
“Vampires are currently topping the bestselling lists and raking in millions at the box office. Historian Lisa Hilton explores our enduring fascination and traces the origins of our favourite bogeyman, charting the transformation of the vampire from monster to heartthrob. With contributions from Charlene Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, and Toby Whithouse, creator of Being Human.” – BBC Three website
If you didn’t catch it earlier, the documentary will be shown on BBC Three all week, as well as on BBC’s iPlayer.