Monday, January 13, 2020

Insects and Bugs

Erstwilder Brooch release time!!!!!!! The first release of the year from my favourite accessory company just so happens to be one of my all time favourite themes  - Insects and Bugs!

A stunning collection encapsulating the beauty and detail of some of the most stunning little creepy crawlies and fab flyers.  



There is something very striking and beautiful about a Dragon Fly and Erstwilder have captures this with an extra regal touch for the As The Dragon Flies Brooch. 

 

The details on this piece are pure magic with the tiny gold highlighted internal webbing on the sings of the dragonfly, bold green body and the shimmering white of the base wings.


 

To create motion and an extra level of pop EW have also included two stunning gold chains joining each wing together.


As per usually it's those little details that make the piece really pop. This will surely be the must have brooch from the collection.


 Our Lady's Bug - $39.99

When I was given the sneak preview of this collection my eyes directly focused on this adorable lady bug. A classic shape, bold use of red and black and the perfect little bug to wear all year round.  
 
 

Our Lady Bug is a super cute little lady and the simple elegance of the design makes this even more striking.


I think this piece will look amazing when paired with my enamel pins on a leather jacket. The bright pop of red will really stand out
  


Ever since I was a wee little Teer I've always been intrigued and in love with Cicada's. They are lullaby of the country town I grew up in and I adore their song. 


I was mesmerized by the fact that they shed their skins when I was younger and collected them and other little buys all over our yard.  

Erstwilder have perfectly captured the beauty within these singing songstresses and I love how they've created the wings in the same style and softness as the Dragonfly. The mixture of different patterned enamels and colours create a perfect pair of earrings. 

 

These also stand out within my dark locks and that's always important for me! Having dark red hair means I have to wear more light shades of drop earrings and these are going to be my go to pair this summer.


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Ruby Red Pinup Dots

Whenever someone asks about the bra, I'm wearing you can be sure it's Ewa Michalak. The fit, attention to detail and over all construction of their amazing pieces means I'm always getting a stunning shape with a stunning visual.

So for our first lingerie shoot of the year I teamed up two most loved EM ruby red pieces with some stunning Orchard Corset under bust corsets and a few of my recently purchased robes.

For this set we snuck off into a lush local area once again and shot these amazing ruby red pieces. It's not safe to head into the forests and more rural areas of Australia right now due to our absolutely horrendous fires so being safe and close to home was a priority. You might be asking why two red bra and panty sets? Why do you need two? Well, it's obvious when you see the prints, lace detailing and tailoring put into each bra, high waisted knicker and G-string.


 
 
For the first look I wanted to go full pinup perfection with a whole lotta colour. A mixture of soft pastel pink to pair with the polka dot red and white print of the BM Pinup Doll set.

I usually stick to more dark or deep shades but there was something about this set that made me swoon.


 
 
This piece absolutely divine. Although this colour is red, it's a softer, lighter shade and when combined with the white accents it creates a super sweet almost strawberry shortcake vibe.

The matching G-string knickers complete the look with mirroring colours, lace and fabric combinations, a few ruffles and those adorable little bows. 


I'm wearing both bras in this post in a size 85HH (36HH) and I find that this unpadded style is perfect for me in this size. For bottoms I always opt for a size 18 and the comfort level of this g-string is insane!! Weightless and no digging, it feels like you are wearing nothing at all. An unpadded bra with a higher bridge ideal for medium neckline. Gathers the breasts in a way they do not stick outside the contour of the body.


To style this set I looking for the perfect corset and found the Underbust Satin Standard Corset w/ Hip Ties (CS-426 Standard) on Orchard Corset. This soft pale pin satin underbust was the perfect colour to compliment the pattern and shade of red on this set. 



I wear this underbust in as size 30 but I find I can't get as much of a brilliant shape from the satin or pale shades. I guess being a bigger girl a light colour can add bulk but this was also the firs time lacing into this piece. I'll have to work with it over time and get my waist to the size I like.

The joy of corsets - they need to work with you and this takes time!



But that's not going to stop me adoring this look! To complete the full outfit, I added a scallop edged pink robe from SHEIN. This is the perfect piece to cover up any lingerie set or swimwear piece without adding any extra bulk. 


 


I can't get enough of this set and I can't wait to wear it on weekly rotation!



My second set is the ruby red lace bra of your dreams!! An absolutely spectacular shade of red floral lace. A style that is created to lifts the bust giving it a rounded shape with a subtly marked peak, which adds a little lightness to your silhouette


Both of these styles are the BM fit so they create the same shape and you are fully covered with the most amazingly comfortable and stretchy lace.


For years I've been wearing very molded and slightly padded bras ever since I've discovered the pure bliss of Ewa's designs I've been loving the more natural shape and fit of these BM styles.


Perfect for every day wear or even to show off a little lace with low cut tops or dresses. I tend to match the lace to my outfit just incase it has the urge top pop out.


To complete the ruby red look I've paired this set with my amazing black leather underbust from Orchard corset in a size 30 and I think of all of the fabrics this is still hands down my absolute favourite. The sheer comfort and curve creating ability is effortless with the leather which is super soft and buttery. This year I'm going to be featuring more styles, fabrics and colours from Orchard Corset and I'll be doing some comparison images for different styles. I tend to gravitate towards the longline pieces, but I'm keen to try so many more!

I've also added a sheer star printed kimono cover up with long black tassels and I love the witchy vibe this whole look gives off.

I can't get enough of these bras and the matching briefs and G-strings and can't wait to see what other styles are released this year.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Mischa Jumpsuit

2019 was the year of trying new styles for me, and I'm taking that inspo into 2020! Life's too short to be held back by your own fears so I'm starting this decade in the funkiest jumpsuit known to mankind. 



Have you ever slipped into an item and thought holy hell this is perfection? Well, the Mischa is exactly that. Create from super stretchy velvet in a deep teal shade this all in one jumpsuit takes inspiration from the 1040's with a fluttering sleeve but mixes in a little 70's with the bold wide leg and deep plunging neckline. 


While I own many playsuits, this is my first jumpsuit and I think it's clear to say that it's now made me want a million more. I'm wearing this in a 2XL, and the fit is fantastic. It hugs your curves and really smooths over any lumps and bumps.

Now I'm wearing a corset in these images as I was shooting lingerie and fashion all day and I love the extra POW shape it brings in this piece. You can easily wear a longline underbust over this piece to make it even more dramatic. In reality this piece looks amazing with and without a corset. I wore it out shopping after this set of images was taken and the first person who saw me instantly when you look amazing, that jumpsuit is phenomenal.


It's the little details that make this piece amazing. The gathering on the shoulders, the sleeping sleeve that gives the perfect amount of upper arm coverage and that deep v neckline create amazing shape. The kind of neckline I swoon over in a dress made even better with this super comfortable piece. 

There are no zips on this piece you merely just wiggle in and tie at the back. This piece also comes in black and I need that in my world ASAP!


Style wise I've gone super simple but taking inspiration from the 1970's. A bold yellow bow headband that I picked up at Kmart and my latest obsession the Sunnylife Heart Sunglasses. These are my number 1 accessory for the summer.


Monday, December 30, 2019

Roses



At the start of 2019, I featured some absolutely stunning pieces from Wax Poetic Clothing so it seems rather fitting that I'm ending the year in their amazing designs.


My collection of WP pieces has been growing, and I'm forever making grabby hands at the new arrivals section of the webstore. For this shoot/review I've got my paws on some classic cuts and favourite's.

One of the pieces I feel in love with the most in my first review was the Raquel top. The deep v neckline, pleats and stunning fit was figure flattering and so comfortable and I knew that I needed this in dress form asap! My wish came true, covered in ruby red, pink and white roses!!


The sublime fabric choices that created these amazing dresses is what makes me swoon. They are super soft, comfortable and a joy to wear. I'm in the 2XL, and the fit is spot on. Stretchy yet figure hugging and tailored to really show off your curves.



Plus the print is bold enough to be a great focal point but still flattering on my body shape. Sometimes an inappropriately placed flower or two can make a dress look horrid, but this piece is perfectly printed.



What I love most about this piece is the how transeasonal it really is. You can pair this with an amazing floral piece as shown in this set throughout summer and a pair of strappy heels. Then style with tights, knee high boots, gloves and winter jackets when the weather cools down. I can't wait to style this for each season!



Now with the fit of the Raquel dress a solid colour version is a must have! Luckily this stunning style comes in a solid black and this is my new go to LBD.


The same amazing fit and shape in a solid colour to pair with everything and anything from your collection. I always gravitate towards solid black dresses as they my comfort zone and this piece will be on high rotation.


Styling wise I added my favourite Orchard Corset mesh corset belt with this piece and the Curvy Kate Superplunge Lace Bra. This bra is the perfect shape to pair with the plunge neckline and creates a stunning shape for super busty girls like myself. The Superplunge bra is a miracle in bra form and I'm wearing the 38HH.


What I love most about the solid colour is how much the shoulder detailing pops. A very art deco era style detail that really makes this piece sing.



The Emma dress was the one piece that sold me on mini's. For years I've been worried that my curves could not rock a piece like this but the high neck, mod style Emma dress has won me over. 


Created from a fabric that is honestly as soft as kitten fur the Emma is a super flattering mini that will make you feel amazing. Hugging you in all the right places and then flaring out at the waist this piece is timeless and so comfy!


I wear the Emma is a 2XL and the fit is spot on. This piece is very much suited to cooler weather and can be layered with ease. I love pairing my Emma Dresses with a cute cardigan and patterned tights throughout winter. 



Lastly a completely new style for me but on I've had my eyes on for a while now - the Jayne! If you have any mid section issues a wiggle dress can be rather frightening. The tightness can make you feel horrid you feel like everything is on show. But with the addition of a peplum skirt any tummy issues completely vanish. 


The Jayne Dress has made my year! The shapes this piece creates while flattering every single section of your body make it by far one of the most amazing pieces I've ever owned. Showing off my curves, all my favourite body features and giving some amazing cleavage. 


I'm in the 2XL and it's phenomenal. Made from a floral scuba style fabric the comfort level of this dress is insane! It just molds to your curves in all the right ways.


The smaller floral print is stunning, and this piece is going to be worn to death this summer! I'm also keen to style it into the cooler months with boleros or moto jackets and add extra waist definition.

I could not think of any better way to end the year than in Wax Poetic Clothing and I can't wait to see what 2020 holds for them!

Many thanks to my amazing partner in crime and husband Jay for capturing so many of my images this year.