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 →

Hunkemöller comes to the UK

Trade journal Lingerie Insight has announced that Dutch lingerie brand Hunkemöller has launched in the UK. Although there are no physical stores here yet, the UK website is live with a generous launch offer of 25% off the entire collection when you use the code WELCOME2HKM. As Hunkemöller's bras come in band sizes 30-44 with... Continue Reading →

The Body Studio at Selfridges

Yesterday, Selfridges launched a massive new destination department - for lingerie, swim, sportswear, loungewear and hosiery - and I couldn't resist a visit on the opening day so booked myself in for a bra fitting after work. The Body Studio is based on the third floor of its Oxford Street store and, as reported in... Continue Reading →

Lust List: July, swimwear edition

I have decided that my Lust List needs to drop the word 'lingerie' from the title. Initially it was because, following a trip to Selfridges lingerie department when I became somewhat distracted by the wonderful bikinis and beachwear, I decided that I wanted to write about swimwear this month. But it's also because I don't... Continue Reading →

Kiss Me Deadly: Swim with Sharks

As many of you lovely Rarely Wears Lipstick readers will already know, three years ago independent UK lingerie brand Kiss Me Deadly also started producing their own swimwear. Like the rather femme fatale lingerie styles offered by the brand, the swimsuits and bikinis have all had a lovely retro look and their die hard fans... Continue Reading →

A brief history of the swimsuit

I wrote a number of academic essays as part of my MA course, and all but one were on lingerie. The remaining piece was on the history of women's swimwear and I found it so interesting to write that I thought I'd cut it down to the highlights and share with you here. I've spared... Continue Reading →

Kiss Me Deadly student seminars

If you're a fashion student with an interest in learning more about the business side of the industry, chances are that you'll be trying to arrange an internship. As with all types of unpaid work experience, this involves trekking to an office, shop or warehouse to spend a couple of weeks doing whatever work they... Continue Reading →

Summer swimwear glamour

I don't sunbathe and I hardly ever swim but, for some reason, this year I'm getting rather obsessed with bikinis, bathing suits and anything beach related. Staying glamorous in the summer is always a tricky business, but there are plenty of brands offering fab swimwear which will make that task much easier.Retro styling is often... Continue Reading →

South Coast Sweethearts

We all need a little bit of sunshine in our lives, especially at the end of a cold week in February, so I thought I'd share a lovely little treat with you. To celebrate the launch of their spring/summer 2012 collection, those glamorous gals at What Katie Did have produced their own short film, "South... Continue Reading →

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