Thursday, October 10, 2019

Siren Swimwear - Large Bust Range

Every year I find myself absolutely smitten with all of the plus or curve friendly one piece suits but rarely do I find a piece that is perfectly designed for larger bustlines! They look amazing on the models but when I wiggle my way into the piece my boobs are always fighting the bust line.

Not this year! Siren Swimwear have always had a soft spot in my heart, and I've always loved their vintage styles coupled with modern design elements. But now I'm even more in love as they have just released a Large Bust focused range!

With a focus on the perfect hourglass fit and an amazingly supportive and flattering large bust neckline Siren Swimwear have created both a one and two piece that work on my bod! Now I'm not stranger to Siren Swimwear as I've already own tow of their amazing pieces but the new large bust range is an even better fit that I could have dream of.

 



I'm usually never a fan of navy but there is something magical about how Siren Swimwear create their suits and I always tend to gravitate to their blue designs.





The Bridgette is the MUST HAVE swimsuit for the summer for big boobied girls! Featuring cross-over ruched panels, underwire construction, side boning and a fitted shelf bra allowing multiple cup fittings. It's those features plus all of the following important design details that make this range so perfect for curves.

  • Fully Constructed Cups
  • Wide adjustable straps
  • Ruched tummy panel
  • Shapewear lining
  • Suits bust sizes G-H
  • Fabric: Lux micro nylon & elastane
  • 2019 Exclusive Print

 


The bust fit is absolutely amazing with ample room, lift and plenty of structure. With every element of a busty girls perfect suit covered this piece is effortless to wear and I will be living in this come the usual Melbourne heatwave.


 
 

For Siren swimwear's newest range, I'm wearing, and XL and the fit is firm an very flattering. In the past I've worn the size Large, but I found that sometimes my bust did not 100% fit into that size even when I was smaller in shape. The XL is comfortable, smoothing and really a joy to wear.

 


What's this? Teer in a Tankini? I never thought I'd ever be a fan of a Tankini but when I saw the Rita top I loved the bold polka dot print and the similar shape to the one piece so I bit the bullet and ordered this set.





I'm so very glad I did as this set is stunning! A classic retro/pinup print with the ability to mix and match as it's a tankini and high waisted bottoms. The double layering creates a super cute and flattering one piece looking swimsuit and the extra strong fabric really does help shape my curves.



Now the Rita Top is exactly like the Brigette Suit and has the perfect bust shaping and lifting features. So once you've found the right fit you can be sure to always be comfortable and looking amazing in these suits.

The bottoms feature :
  • High waist cut
  • Versatile mix & match
  • Ruched front panel
  • Shapewear lining
  • Fits sizes 8 -20
  • Fabric: Lux micro nylon & elastane
  • 2019 Exclusive Print
 
I'm wearing the size 18 and they are super comfy and stretchy. The best part about this set is the ability to mix and match these pieces with other separates from the range! If there is one tiny improvement, I'd like to see it would be more ability to tighten the straps. I could have gone much tighter with both suits. I wonder if sizing down would sort this out for me, though. The stretch and fit means that sizing down will not be a huge issue.


The new fuller bust range from Siren Swimwear has blown my mind and I hope to add more to my collection over the next few months. With classic vintage style cherry and raspberry dots  I'm inspired to create more pinup summer shoots.

I've paired both of these amazing suits with my Nylon Swish teal robe for a more super glam vibe and all of my stunning Miz Smitten Kitten pieces.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Playfully Haunting

This spooky season I've paired some of my favourite past season pieces from Playful Promises with a ghostly little number created by Orchard Corset. While I usually shoot lots of Halloween focused fashion I thought it was about time I got a little spooky in my knickers!






There is something so stunning about a stunning ruffled polka dot combination in bra form and Playful Promises have created a perfect pinup inspired piece with the Cara Dot Mesh Fuller Bust Bra. Soft and sweet but with that extra sexy element due to the sheer black mesh and colour combination.

This piece features :
  • Polka dot mesh
  • Peach underlay
  • Ruffled edge across each cup.
  • Black stain pipping
  • Ruffled satin straps, with a triangle detailing where the cups meet.
  • Gold hardware
  • Open detailing in the middle
  • The bra also features stronger mesh at the back and thicker straps for greater support.

Nails by  Candi Glam

I ordered the 36H and I love the fit on this as it's super sexy, uplifting and gives great shape. While I do apply the true bra fitting rules to each style I wear I have found that with some more detailed cups like the Cara, that I get a less flat between the breasts fit. But I also love a selection of both every day and super sexy special occasion bra's and this is definitely one of those!


The band in a 36 is brilliant, and I think I'd go up to a 36I or J next time if I get another style with this kind of fit. I honestly feel like I have a little too much for this cup.


This stunning set (g-string included in a size 18) pairs amazingly with the oh so spooky Halloween themed Orchard Corset. In my most loved longline underbust style covered with the cutest little ghosties! This piece is perfect when paired with lingerie or worn over a dress or skirt! I can't wait to style this piece in future looks. 


For this shoot I wanted to jump way out of my lingerie comfort zone and try a 1/4 cup style! I've always loved the look of these super saucy bra's but never really knew if I could rock them as well as the models do. Let's just say I'm not OBSESSED and definitely need more. 


The fit on this piece in the 36H is AMAZING! Holding all of my bust in without any pop outs and showing just the right amount skin with the 1/4 cup height. 


I feel hard for the cup details in this bra but the strappy ring features makes it even more sexy. A cage bra with more oomph and sex appeal. 


Now please note fit when wearing a corset is not always going to be 100% they push everything up and sometimes a bra is not 100% fitting as it's true form. I'll always update you about it, though. I'm so smitten with both of these styles and the matching bottoms and can't wait to style them with non Halloween looks.


This month I'll hopefully be getting my hands on a few of the stunning Gabbi Fresh x Playful Promises collaboration pieces and I can't wait to show you how I'm shooting those! 



Sunday, October 6, 2019

Artesands - Swimwear for Curves

As the weather warms up it's time to start shopping for the best swimwear to suit my curves and ample bust! Over the next few weeks I'll be reviewing and sharing my absolute favourite swimwear options from both Australian based stores and a few international websites.

While I love my shape, I find that most bikinis don't tend to suit my bust so I'll mainly be focusing on one-piece swimsuits. If you have discovered an amazing super flattering bikini that might suit me please send me a link as I'd love to try it!

 

This year I've discovered Artesands via Instagram as I love the models they use and their very realistic portrait of plus size women, it's such a breath of fresh air to stumble across a company like this.

Artesands is a brand that is 110% behind the design of perfectly fitting swimsuits for your curves. Fitted on ‘true to size’ curvy women, not fashion models, you will notice this difference when you see different shaped, curvy women trying on our styles. We are the brand that is ahead of the curve when it comes to loving your curves!

With this focus and such a strong design team behind the brand they really do create amazing swimwear.
 

 



From the moment I tried this suit on my mind was blown. Never did I think it was possible to get this much epic boob lift and shape in a swimsuit.

So what are the details :

  • Suitable for cup sizes D/DD
  • Internal foam cups and underwires for bust support
  • Gathering through the waist
  • Full body powermesh lining for body contouring and shape forming
  • Adjustable, wide shoulder straps for extra comfort and support
  • Luxurious soft touch, high stretch swim fabric
  • Back clip, front peephole with faux knot styling

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    Now I'm a 36H or 36HH and I have no fit issues at all with this piece so don't worry if you are larger that an DD. The gathered waist and lining holds you in and really makes those curves pop and the addition of the peephole creates even more shape.

    

    I'm wearing a size 18 in both pieces featured in this post and they are super comfortable, soft yet firm enough to make you feel fantastic and held in. The fabric is comfortable and as their is not halter neck and a good sized strap you don't have to worry about your shoulders aching - my biggest swimwear issue it seems.

    

     
    
    The comfort of this fabric is out of this world and I think I'll be using this piece both for swimming and as a bodysuit during the summer. I'm obsessed with this piece and need it in every colour and print!
     
    
     
    

    Next is a more traditional style one piece but with a little twist feature at the bust. The Rococo Botticelli one-piece features :

  • Multifit cups – suitable for sizes C-DD
  • Wide neckline
  • Internal full shelf bra with supportive soft foam cups and underbust band
  • Front twist detail at bust
  • Side rouched panels and gathering through the waist
  • Full body powermesh lining for body contouring and shape forming
  • Adjustable, wide shoulder straps for extra comfort and support
  • Luxurious soft touch, high stretch swim fabric

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    What's different about this suit from the previous style? Well other than the wider neckline, lack of peephole and twist detail the bust fit is slightly more relaxed. The shelf style bra and foam cups add lift and support but not that epic boobie height of the previous piece.

    

    So between the two it's all about your personal boobie support and lift comfort level and I'm very much all about the Cezanne suit as it just seems more like my style and vibe. The polka dots on both fabrics are super cute and very pinup so I can't wait to create more looks with each of these suits over
    the summer.

    
    Keep an eye out for more swimwear reviews over the next few weeks!

    Sunday, September 29, 2019

    Neon Demons

    Have you discovered the creepy brilliance that is BlackMilk's Halloween themed range - Neon Demons?  Jam packed full of dark, gothic and goretastic prints in dresses, leggings and outerwear.

    I can honestly say I fell in love with most of this collection as the ornate black and white prints called to me but my 3 favourite pieces are completely new styles for me and I'm super excited to style them with the rest of my wardrobe. 



    Is this really Teer wearing a super high neckline on a bold and pale print? Hell yeah it is!!! I'm usually wearing darker shades and patterns but there was something that drew me to the Gummy Brains mini skater.


    As a mad fan of skater dresses I knew from the get go that the style would be super flattering on my figure but I was on the fence about how well this amazing print would look on my ample assets. Once I wiggled my way into though that fear vanished and I was instantly in love. 


    The Gummy skater is soft, stretchy and so very comfortable. The long sleeves and high neckline really make my bust pop and absolutely adore wearing this dress. I'm in the XL as per usual, and the fit is spot on. The print is so funky and fun and I can't get enough of this shade of blue.


    Wearing this I'm feeling some Mars Attack alien girl vibes crossed with the bot from Resuscitator's Polyester Girl film clip and I'm loving it! 


    The fit on this style is so flattering that I'll be snapping up more in the future be it in mini or midi lengths. So bring on all the prints and solids please Blackmilk!







    In the images above you might see a little strappy magic going on under the bright blue brains! With the success of the Blackmilk stockings, I've finally ordered my first pair of leggings! The Eternal Bond Leggings are pure magic and really make your legs pop. 

    Create with faux leather, lots of silver studs and sport material these suspender style leggings are the perfect leg-wear to pair with all of my Blackmilk mini dresses. 

    I was worried my chunky thighs might not fit into these but I actually find the XL to be a little too big on the short/top area. It's not a huge issue, though, and the fit is super comfortable. So if you are a plus size girl and you are lusting after any black milk tights or leggings don't be afraid to give them a try. You'll be impressed with the stretch and comfort in each pair. 



    Now for something a little more traditionally my style but with a super sheer twist. I've been on the look out for a stunning cover up piece for summer swimsuits and the Widow Lace Kimono has answered my prayers.


    A strong and intricate black lace robe with all those traditional kimono features and flowing sleeves.I'm wearing a size L and it's perfect as I can wear it wrapped of open as shown in these images. I'll be pairing this with a few swimsuits so be sure to look out for it in upcoming swimwear reviews.


    This piece is not limited to lingerie or swimwear pairings and I'm really looking forward to pairing it with skater dresses, jeans and band tees, and more!



    Lastly, I wanted to pair two of my favourite pieces from my collection as I was inspired purely by the product shot as I was browsing through more spooky themed prints and outfits. 


    The Gone Batty top is effortlessly chic with a 40's sleeve and pussy bow neckline but for this shoot I've actually tied the bow at  the back and created a peephole type bust-line. 


    The batty print looks AMAZING when paired with the super shiny PVC and the fit of this piece really makes your curves pop. I'm wearing both in an XL and the fit is spot on. But be sure to double check the size chart as the PVC has less stretch than other pieces. 



     Now to start saving for the next few Blackmilk releases as I'm dying to add more prints, more colours and test out different styles and shapes.

    Thursday, September 26, 2019

    Trick or Treat

    Halloween is not limited to the 31st of October in my home. I've always filled my apartment with all things kooky and spooky but when September rolls around all my favourite brands start releasing their Halloween prints and collections and I can't control myself or my wallet.

    For this post I'm focusing on one of my all time favourite brands Sourpuss, for cute, casual and unique pieces to wear all year round because in my world every day is Halloween. Now this post is a long one as Sourpuss Clothing are the best in the biz and have so many pieces be it clothing or accessories so get ready to have an overload of information!


    Each and every piece in this review is a size XXL and I find that this specific size really fits my shape and bust perfectly. I've also included some absolutely magical props from Costumes.com.au who are my new go to prop and costume shops in Australia!


    One of my stand out favourite prints this spooky season is Over The Moon which features retro cats, bats and moons. The sweetheart swing style is super flattering as it has a ruffled neckline, smocked back and a nipped in waist - complete with matching belt. The smocking makes this fabric really fit perfectly to your curves and the full skirt equals everything out to create that perfect hour glass shape.

    The pockets and hem also features these supersweet ruffle details and I love how well the boned bodice hugs fits my chest and waist.


    This style comes with removable and adjustable straps, so you can get that perfect fit. I'm wearing it without any of the additional straps as I've pair this style with a cardigan.


    I just can't get enough of this bright orange and black print and can't wait to wear it all year round.
    Prop wise this print screamed balloons to me so I've paired it with the light up jack'o'lanten balloons.   

    SOURPUSS STUDDED MOTO VEST BLACK  - $80.00

    It can't be Halloween without multiple retro kitty prints! I'm an absolute sucker for a Sourpuss skater dress and this amazing print features the sweetest little black kitten and bright orange pumpkins. Made from that tried, tested and adored super stretchy fabric that hugs your curves and is perfect for all year round wear. I'm on my 5th SP skater dress, and I think I'll be addicted to them for life.


    After the success of my last Sourpuss vest, the next step obviously had to be the moto vest! With the exact same fit as their moto jackets this piece is my new go to layering accessory. Now this piece is bare when it arrives, so you can customize the piece to be 100% you. It's all in the details.


    Inspired by all of the SP brooches and iron on patches I've gone for a full spooky halloween theme with this brilliant vest. Focusing on the new patches and pins that Sourpuss just recently got in stock. Traditional Halloween colours, creeps, creatures and more, all mixed in with my addiction - enamel pins.


    I've added a mixture of A Clockwork Orange, horror, and creepy crawlies adorn my vest with a few of my old faves mix in. Now the only thing I have left to complete this vest is the addition of a back-patch - but what?


    SOURPUSS DIG YA LATER RAGLAN SKATER DRESS  - $60.00

    My clothing dreams have come true! As a full-blown raglan addict, I yelled the house down the moment I saw this little skater dress. I live in baseball/raglan style tops and now I finally own one in dress form.


    Not only is it the most perfect shape and fit but the morbid little joke paired with a retro hearse has my heart a flutter. I have hearse printed dresses, bags and lots of accessories so I'm way to excited to add this into my weekly rotation of looks.


    The shorter sleeve did worry me but it hits at the perfect point so it offers coverage and slims any bulk. A little birdie also told me a 3/4 sleeve will be coming out for the cooler months so I'm going to go gaga for that! 


    SOURPUSS LUNA BATS KEYHOLE SKATER DRESS - $60

    Created from one of the softness fabrics I've ever had the pleasure of wearing the Luna Bats keyhole skater is a dream to wear. Clearly I'm a fan of skater dresses and I'm loving the variety of prints and sleeve lengths SP have available. The bat covered sleeves are super log and silk soft.






    The key hole element shows a little peek of cleavage and helps the bust sit perfectly. The perfect spooky printed causal look for work or out with friends and I can't wait to style this with boots, lots of bold tights and more.



    Now let's chat about this amazing wreath. I've always had a love for Halloween themed wreaths but this year I wanted to get something perfect for my morbid taste level. This boney fella is the perfect adornment for our front door and as you can see the best frame for portraits.


    Such an amazing price for something so much bigger that I honestly expected!


    But this piece is not limited for one use and can be the perfect addition any spooky themed party or if your'e a lover of all things skeleton related an amazing piece for your living room.  




    Now it's time for a sleeveless skater. As a huge fan of Silence of the Lambs I'm forever collecting all things Death Moth related as it's such an iconic visual. Sourpuss have created both a skater and a cardigan with this black and white Death Moth print and I'm smitten. 


    So simple to style, effortless to wear and the perfect little summer dress! I've pair this style with my purple Yemak sweater and love how well the print teams up with a bright pop of colour. What I love most about all of these pieces is how versatile they are for all year round wear. Wear them with flats in the summer or layer with tights, cardigans and boots in the winter.



    What's this another prop? Things are getting a little dark and spooky and lets face it rather silly! I just had to include the light up Larva Head prop in this shoot. How can you not right? Those red glowing eyes, spooky spiders and that larva pod. Just imagine the critter that caught this fella? Too late now I've run off with it! 


    SOURPUSS SPIDERWEB LYDIA DRESS BLACK - $68.00


    Now to end this amazing creepy forest collection of images we have the Lydia dress. I've been eyeing off the Lydia in all of the various colour variants for a while now but I was never sure if it would work with my body shape. But as you can see the result once I wiggle my way into this piece is a big YES it works!!

    This dress screams summer gothic chic with it's flowing layers of soft fabric, 40's inspired sleeve and contrasting buttons, waist band and spider web collar. The bold white accents make this piece pop and I love the softness and stretch the fabric offers, giving me the ability to button up or down without too much stress.


    Now you might need a friend to help you get into this dress as it has a side zip which helps create that cinched in waist. This piece is AMAZING, and I've now added the red and black stripe and pink to my lust list. Now let's see if any more prints or colour ways will be released in the futures. 



    Now it can't be a full spooky themed shoot without a set of amazing custom nails and these stunning Trick or Treat claws were created by Candi Glam Nails! The perfect mixture of retro Halloween with horror! 

    Due to my work I can't get away with my most loved super long claws but with creators like Candi Glam in the market I can get stunning custom made pieces that pair perfectly with all of my themed shoots and can be worn as often as I like! With more options to chop and change your styles and themes I love this so much more than just having acrylics. 

    Each set is sent with a file, buffer, swab (to clean the base of your nail) slick on taps and all the important instructions. I also got my paws on their amazing cuticle oil, and I'm absolutely in LOVE! The smell of must never leaves my hands and I'm forever loving that scent. 

    In total I ordered 3 amazing and equally unique sets of Halloween themed nails from Candi Glam Nails so be sure to check back for my images and on my Instagram for videos! You never know you might find an in theme spooky woodlands video on there as well.