Virtual boudoir shoot with Tigz Rice

There's no denying that this year has been a difficult one, and most people's lives have changed dramatically in ways we couldn't have imagined twelve months ago. Something a lot of us are coming to terms with is how our bodies have changed due to a reduction in the amount of movement in our daily... Continue Reading →

Breasts and Bras: History, Health and Fashion

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I am working with the UAL Lingerie Society to organise a mini-symposium entitled 'Breasts and Bras: History, Health and Fashion'. The event is taking place on Thursday 24th October 2019, 6.00-8:30pm in the RHS East lecture theatre at London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince's Street, London W1G 0BJ. The... Continue Reading →

Review: Latex lingerie from Honour

I haven't written about latex much since my 2012 post in the fabulous fashion fabrics series, so I was surprised when the lovely folk at Honour got in touch to ask if I'd like to review a lingerie set from their website. However, once I started browsing, I quickly realised this wouldn't be quite as... Continue Reading →

Review: Gabi Fresh x Playful Promises

What is a blogger to do when a favourite lingerie brand releases a stunning new collection that doesn't come in her size? She enlists the help of a guest reviewer, or course! Full disclosure though... Rarely Wears Lipstick paid for the lingerie set reviewed below. There are few brands from whom I will always open... Continue Reading →

Class of 2018: LCF Intimates catwalk event

I have kept a close eye on the London College of Fashion BA (Hons) Fashion Contour graduates since 2014* and was lucky enough to be invited along to the catwalk event organised by this year's graduating class. On Thursday 12th July, I headed to east London for an evening of lingerie, loungewear and swimwear, featuring... Continue Reading →

How a corset told the tale of Westworld

[SPOILER ALERT] This article contains mild spoilers for Westworld season 2, mostly in the form of discussion of costumes. I recently finished watching season 2 of Westworld and am still processing the clever storytelling, the visual brilliance, and the excellent performances from a delightfully diverse cast. Despite being set in a 'wild west' theme park,... Continue Reading →

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