OFFER EXTENDED TO MIDNIGHT MONDAY 21st JANUARY
Whether you like snow or not, very few people will deny that when it settles across the country that it doesn’t make the place look good. Just like our clothes are beautiful, snow can make for beautiful surroundings. With much of the southern part of the UK covered in snow, particularly Wales and the West Country, and many of our customers unable to travel and visit our London shop this weekend, here’s something to warm you up.
For this weekend only (extended to midnight Monday) we have a special offer to enable you to buy our beautiful pieces via our website from the comfort and warmth of your own home, and at a discount of 10% *.
And the offer is not just for our UK customers. Take advantage of the offer wherever you live!
Place an order via our shopping cart. Then just quote code SNOWY in Comments when you checkout, and once we have reviewed your order, we will deduct the 10% before charging your card or sending you a PayPal Payment Request.
* The offer excludes products by RDLF, Puimond and Miss Katie (product codes starting 39, 70, KK or, PY) as well as already reduced items and Gift Vouchers. Offer ends midnight Monday 21st January.
Our friends at the V&A (Victoria and Albert) museum in London this week announced a new exhibition starting later this month entitled Hollywood Costume. The exhibition illuminates the costume designer’s process in the creation of character from script to screen including the changing social and technological context in which they have worked over the last century.
Kate Winslett as Rose DeWitt in ‘Titanic’, 1997, costume designed by Deborah L. Scott. 20th Century Fox/Paramount/The Kobal Collection
Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly from the 1961 Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Costumes on show range from the early days of cinema, from the black and white days of Chaplin through the very glamorous years of the late 1940′s, 50′s and 60′s with the likes of Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) and her little black dresses in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, through to recent films like Pirates of the Caribbean and Twilight: New Moon.
We blogged the Little Black Dress back in August, but didn’t really emphasise that it is the must have essential in every woman’s wardrobe. Since the 19th century it has been a staple in wardrobes worldwide, and once Vogue featured Coco Chanel’s jersey black dress in 1926, it has never really disappeared from the fashion catwalks. And not just the catwalk. You can find an image of most celebrities wearing their version of the Little Black Dress in some publication or another.
Here at FairyGothMother, we like to offer all the essentials, so here are three of our latest Little Black Dresses in different styles…
We even have some Little Black Dresses in Cotton and Tafetta in our Last Chance to Buy sale at real bargain prices. Ideal for that Christmas party, or any special occasion!
As we approach the end of summer here in the UK, our thoughts start thinking towards the end of the year. Yes, Christmas is only 16 weeks away, and those Christmas and end of year parties are even closer! If our summer didn’t really happen this year, we know the end of year parties most certainly will, whatever the weather. Or perhaps you have your own very special celebration coming up over the next few weeks and months?
Either way, you are going to want an outfit fit for the occasion, and what better than the wardrobe staple but ever changing little black dress. With this in mind, we have in the past few days added some gorgeous examples of the little black number to our collection.
We’ve different styles to suit the occasion, black but with that little extra to make it diffferent, and we’re sure at least one or more will take your fancy!
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Black Swing dress
Black Polka Dot Dress
Black Retro Style Dress
Black Retro Style Dress
Black Wiggle Dress
Black Swing Dress
Buy any corset and get a skirt at half price! Yes, get a skirt of your choice for half price (conditions apply – see below).
Just order your corset and skirt online and we will manually adjust your order total before we charge. All our orders are reviewed before we make any charge.
Limited time offer – offer ends midnight UK time on 12th September, 2011!
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The easiest way to make a corset outfit suitable for the Summer months is to pick a pastel shade. Obviously, it would be risky to go for white or ivory if it’s a wedding you are thinking of, but this pale pink outfit (above) is light without causing drama – always remember not to have a bigger train than the bride! The minute floral sprigs on the corset add a clear seasonal air to the outfit, and as it is cotton lined, and the skirt is silk, the fabrics are light and airy. The relatively demure cut of the corset means you won’t worry the ministers delicate sensibilities, but if you are worried about the bare shoulders and decolletage, add a shrug, stole or scarf to cover up. As with many corsets, this really doesn’t need any jewellery, but a clutch and perhaps a small fascinator would be sensible for the day.
This outfit is easily recognisable as a Dior-esque, New Look silhouette – always a classic for a glamorous event, or anything with a retro theme. The bold florals on the corset (above) bring the seasonal element but are strongly hued enough to manage being paired with black without losing their impact. A halter neck gives the impression of modesty, whilst the full circle skirt over a petticoat will have you twirling with enthusiasm!
If you are going to an event with fans of the 40′s and 50′s, wear the above with seamed hosiery and classic heels. For a more contemporary look – perhaps for a daytime wedding – try bare legs or sheer, skin toned hosiery, and perhapsa more modern heel that picks up on a colour in the corset.
This is the same skirt, this time styled for Ascot! This outfit means you can enter the Royal Enclosure – here in the UK there are some interesting rule about being near royalty, and the end result is modest necklines and big hats. For the Royal Enclosure, you must be wearing shoulder straps of not less than one inch, and you must have a hat, or a “substantial fascinator”. We’re not entirely sure which this is – somewhere in between perhaps!
This outfit (above)is very classic, almost red carpet with the hair down, with a trained skirt and bold contrast panelling, but with the red and black colourway would be bit much for the average daytime Summer Wedding. For the evening though, its a fairly simple and stylish option. Again, if the bare shoulders would upset a more conservative audience, a cover up is always a useful option. One of our ex-staff members is addressing a large group of bankers next week, and will be adding a fairly extensive shrug to her corset outfit!
Alternatively, for a more cocktail party look, pair a pencil skirt with a paler colour of corset. If you wanted to make this more daytime, lose the black hosiery, and add a hair flower. In this case, we kept the skirt in a nice quality of cotton, which is great for warmer times, and tones down the overall level of formality.
Last, but not least, two outfits that are great if you’re off to an evening party and really love your lingerie! A high waisted skirt is a fantastic addition to your wardrobe if you have a slight addiction to lingerie that’s so good you want to show it off. On the left, we’ve paired a Cadolle high waisted satin shapewear skirt (which has a beautiful corset-laced effect back) with an Ayten Gasson silk teddy. Ayten’s styles are perfect for a fun, flirty show and are perfectly respectable over a bra and under a skirt. Her laid back frills both complement and contrast with the sleeker skirt that would look more formal with other styles, and she often shoots her styles in a Summer garden setting.
On the right, we’ve put a Kiss Me Deadly bra with a high waisted cotton skirt and a waterfall style chiffon shrug – as you can see, a shrug really does make an outfit look very different, and with a detailed midi or longline bra and no skin showing, it simply looks like an unusual dress. With the feathers ( is this substantial enough?) and the black and red colour scheme, this would be great for a glamorous evening party – or perhaps a show or dinner club.
Of course, many of you have no doubt done this better than us by now – so why not send in your pictures? Just send them in to us…corsets @ luluandlush.com
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There’s nothing nicer than opening an email from one of our customers and finding they have attached an image of themselves wearing their FairyGothMother / Lulu and Lush outfit.
Some of you may already be aware of our Customer Gallery, but if you are not, why not take a look? We’ve images from customers showing all sorts of outfits, from their pride and joy corset, to their prom outfit, their wedding day ensembles or just having fun all dressed up!
With prom time swiftly approaching, festivals, graduation days and that summer wedding, why not send us an image(s) of yourself in your FairyGothMother / Lulu and Lush finery as we’d love to see. Please send your images to corsets at luluandlush dot com and we’ll add you to our growing Gallery.
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Also why not take a look at our growing Customer gallery on Tumblr. We love to see pictures of you wearing your FairyGothMother / Lulu and Lush purchases, keep sending them in! (send your image to corsets at luluandlush dot com – maximum image file size 8MB please.)
Channel 4′s Gok Wan’s latest TV series shows GOK using one of our classic sweetheart corset under his tartan ensemble. Whilst you cant see much of the corset in this outfit, its clear to the see the fabulous hourglass shape it gives the model
The very lovely Pixie Lott paid us a visit recently and left with a huge selection of corsets and lingerie. She was so happy with us she credited us on her tour guide. Here are a few images of the lady herself…
|Pixie becomes one of the first to wear our very latest silk dupion overbust corset and our boy shorts at the Hammersmith Apollo in London.||
(Image: © Rex Features)
|Pixie wears our black taffeta overbust corset.|