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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.
As Winter draws in and we spend more time inside, turn up the heating and remember that lingerie isn’t only for the bedroom. Here are our top ten items we think you need to survive this winter!
|So as the cold months draw in don’t despair, just turn the heating up and …!|
|If you were watching the ‘Flattering Lingerie’ feature on This Morning on ITV last Tuesday, you may have spotted one of the latest additions to our ever-expanding lingerie range, the ‘Katie’ balconette bra and boy short set by Miss Mandalay.Especially designed for larger busts (30D to 36G), the Katie bra provides great support without compromising the aesthetic, and features light padding to retain shape, baby pink bows and playful ruffles, whilst the matching boy short flatters curves.
From ITV1: “A new study has found that…a staggering 73% of women are embarrassed by their wobbly bits when they strip off in the bedroom. Our style guru Jason Gardiner shows us the best underwear available on the high street for all those voluptuous areas of big boobs, small boobs, bellies and bums.” Click here to watch our ‘This Morning’ feature in full, on the ITV1 website.
Smaller busted ladies, fear not – we have comfortable cotton lingerie for you too! Perfect for the summer are the Hello Sailor and Polka set by Love Baby Grand. Hand-made in the UK, the soft-cup Polka set is available in red cotton flecked with white polka dots, whilst the Hello Sailor bandeau bra with halter tie is made in blue and white nautical stripes, with frills and contrast red bows.
|Black gingham Katie D+ balconette bra and boyshort set by Miss Mandalay. 30D-36GG. Bra £42, brief £25.||Blue and white striped Hello Sailor bandeau halter bra and frilled brief set by Love Baby Grand. S/M/L. £69 for the set.||Red and white Polka bandeau halter bra and frilled brief set by Love Baby Grand S/M/L. £69 for the set.|
Checked fabrics are hot this spring (thanks to Christopher Kane’s S/S 2010 collection, featured here in Vogue) and if you put a burlesque spin on the current trend, try our baby pink gingham overbust corset. Team with a full white tulle skirt to go out or white frilly knickers to stay in, unless you’re feeling daring! Accessorise with the best-selling Donna bustle by Lulu and Lush, which now comes in red gingham and looks fabulous with a white corset and satin opera gloves.
|Baby pink and white gingham overbust corset with pink trim, 20″-32″, £99. White frilly knickers, S-L, £14.||Red and gingham Donna bustle by Lulu and Lush S-M/L-XL, £35. White corset by RDLF, 18″-40″, £215.|
Valkyrie Corsets have taken gingham a step further by combining baby pink checks with a delicate rose print. Trimmed with ruffles in fine white lace, this longline underbust is the perfect way to dress up a light chemise. The corset is also available in mint green polka dot cotton, with white lacy frills which match perfectly with Lulu and Lush white frilly knickers.
|Pink gingham and rose underbust with white frills by Valkyrie Corsets, 18″-32″, £195. pink chemise and petticoat by Axfords S/M and M/L. Chemise £28, petticoat £38.||Mint green and white polka dot underbust with white frills by Valkyrie Corsets, 18″-32″, £195. Lulu and Lush white frilly knickers, S/M/L, £14. White full length opera gloves, £18.||Pink gingham and rose underbust with white frills by Valkyrie Corsets, 18″-32″, £195. pink chemise and petticoat by Axfords S/M and M/L. Chemise £28, petticoat £38.|
It’s not only gingham which has got us excited this week… We’re finally launching our Lulu and Lush ‘Alice in Wonderland’ collection (which we’ve previewed exclusively here on the blog, at the Corset & Diamonds event featuring Chrys Columbine’s a amazing Alice in Wonderland piano/burlesque routine and on the catwalk at Old Spitalfields Market Fashion Week), so check back later in the week for more details!
|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
Celebrate the arrival of spring and beat those January blues with a splash of pink! It’s nigh on impossible to feel down when you’re draped in silk, in such a beautiful, vibrant colour…
With their vintage Nottingham lace trims and luxurious silks, we’ve all been lusting after every item in Ayten Gasson’s new collection! The delicious combination of magenta silk with latte-coloured ribbon trim makes the ‘Isobel’ camisole and knicker set seem good enough to eat. As well as the mouthwatering Isobel set, we also love Ayten Gasson’s other new ranges – Eva and Tia. Toast the forthcoming spring with Champagne, in the matching silk Eva teddy, or underwired bra and knickers set for a little more support. Her signature open-backed kimono makes a comeback in the black Tia range, which goes perfectly over the ruffled knickers or bias-cut teddy, also in black silk.
And God Created Woman’s silk satin bias-cut camisole and lounge pants form the most comfortable and glamorous outfit in which to spend the long January evenings. Carefully created to suit every need, the camisole features adjustable straps whilst the wide-leg lounge pants have an attached sash, which crosses over at the back and ties at the front, for a perfect fit. Also available is their opulent full-length silk kimono with contrast obi belt, in the delicate spring shades of peach, lilac and plum.
The alluring Giselle’ babydoll from Australian designer Sally Jones fastens at the front with diamante buttons, which provide the finishing touch to the magenta silk skirt and sheer French eyelash lace cups. Trimmed with scalloped lace, the set is completed by matching tie-side knickers. This is the latest addition to Sally Jones’ decadent hand-made collection, which also includes silk chemises in pewter, lilac and midnight blue.