Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ready To Wear vs. Lingerie



This week Ready to Wear vs. Lingerie we feature the chic Peacock Silk Playsuit by British lingerie and loungewear label, Beautiful Bottoms. This stunning all-in-one silk piece is perfect for sleeping, lounging or wearing out and about this summer. Drawn in at the waist, and with its open front, and low drop back this shape is flattering to all figures. The silk straps are adjustable to ensure the perfect fit. This piece can be left open at the front, or fastened with its long silk ties. We love it! Do you?

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Lingerie Editorial: Tanya Katysheva for Style Singapore


Sensuality and an edge vibe is the theme of this lingerie editorial for the June issue of Style Singapore.
Model Tanya Katysheva wears a mix of lingerie and ready to wear pieces from Prada, Miu Miu, among others. We like the bustier in the last picture (far down) paired with a high waisted knicker which appears to be this Boyana piece by Rebecca Ansah. What's your favorite look?

Photographer: Stefan Khoo 
Stylist:  Chia Wei Choong
Hair Stylist: Ark Lin
Makeup Artist:  Gen Tan
Photo Credits: Fashion Gone Rogue









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Monday, May 28, 2012

Quote of the Week


Happy Monday to you! In this Quote of the Week we feature the super feminine Daisy Teddy in Pink by LOLA HAZE.  This sweet and sexy silk teddy has a high waist cut that elongates and flatters your body and ruffles details sure to make you feel beautiful! We love that this piece can be easily layered for a flirty outerwear look, perfect for Summer.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fraulein Kink: Luxury Boudoir Accessories


Luxury bondage inspired accessories have been around for awhile, but with the popularity of things like 50 Shades Of Grey they've become incredibly popular lately. Bondage themed outerwear has also been showing up on runways for awhile now, which makes these fashion handcuffs and blindfolds the perfect purchase at the moment. Fraulein Kink makes some of the stylish bondage gear and bondage inspired accessories on the market, and we're thrilled to be adding them to the shop this week.

Blindfolds and handcuffs can be a fun way to add some spice to your personal time, but they can sometimes be really intimidating to try out. Fraulein Kink makes gorgeous handcuffs that do double duty as luxury bracelets, so you gain a fun bedroom accessory and some gorgeous jewelry with one purchase.

The Florbelle and Justine Fringe Handcuffs have layered fringe, velvet ribbons, onyx heart charms, and a detachable chain. My favorite are the luxe Honor Me Handcuffs with diamond crystals and satin picot ribbons. I love the classic feather details on them as well, and can see them fitting in with a formal outfit perfectly as fashion accessories.

Fraulein Kink makes some incredible blindfolds as well, many of which are colorful and romantic. I'm a particular fan of the Romance Me blindfold with the red fringe and gold chains, as well as the simple white Marry Me Blindfold. The Marry Me Blindfold would pair perfectly with the Marry Me Handcuffs as a spicy honeymoon set.

Finally, we're also stocking some more accessories from the line like the Justine Fringe Belt. It matches with the rest of the Justine pieces as a bedroom set, but the fringe and patent leather detailing makes it a great piece to wear out as well.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

LOLA HAZE Summer Collection is Here!


We're thrilled to announce the arrival of LOLA HAZE Summer Collection to Bella Bella Boutique website! The pastel colors and new styles are divine! Easy pieces for layering for an outerwear look and oh so darling for lounging around the house. LOLA HAZE designs are known for being super unique and for transforming classic cuts into modern and up to date beautiful loungerie that will never go out of style.

Designer Laura Mehlinger has been studying, designing and making clothing since the time she could hold a needle. She named her line after the title character in the novel Lolita, which she wrote her thesis about and which continues to intrigue and inspire her. LOLA HAZE is for a playful, confident woman who loves the transformative power of clothing and dresses for herself. She can wear LOLA HAZE as innerwear, loungewear, or outerwear.

We are loving the Screen Goddess Romper (the jewel broche is so pretty!) and the Daisy Teddy in Pink (such a romantic cut and pretty color!). The Vionnet Chemise caught our eyes due to the architectural inspired straps giving a super modern twist to this classic piece. What about you? What's your favorite LOLA HAZE style?







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Monday, May 21, 2012

Ann Vogue: Exquisite, Modern, Luxe Lingerie



We're thrilled to add a darling new lingerie and loungewear designer to Bella Bella Boutique this week. Ann Vogue is a New York based design house specializing in exclusive high- end sleepwear. Glamour, seduction and refined elegance are at the heart of all that Ann Vogue creates, accompanied by extraordinary craftsmanship and attention to detail.

The designs are ageless, seasonless, and have been referred to as unique works of art. The pieces will never go out of style and will continue to be a treasured part of your wardrobe for years to come. Utilizing only the finest silks, French laces and ribbons, each garment is cut and sewn separately in a lovely sample room in the heart of Manhattan. Only a few pieces of each style are produced to maintain the exclusivity of the collections.

Made to Measure is also available if you would like to have a garment made in your specific size or style, making Ann Vogue an exclusive and personalized loungerie label you will want to be part of your boudoir collections and cherish for many years to come.

We have so many favorites, but the Angelica Silk Chiffon Teddy/Romper is on the top of our wish list. What about you? What's your favorite style from Ann Vogue?









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Quote of the Week


On this Quote of the Week we feature the Lovely Ever After Soft Tee and Boyshort by Naked Princess.  This set is made of MicroModal fabric which is feather light and ultra soft, perfect for lounging in comfort and in style. It was created with royalty in mind and you being the princess. Happy Monday to you!

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Go Bold For Summer

With summer finally arriving, it’s time to really start thinking about spicing up your wardrobe. What’s on my summer loving brain right now? This year, it’s go bold or go home.


These colorful options are all equally bold, bright and gorgeous. With fabrics that scream summer and details that make you want to eat a popsicle out on the dock, I’m pretty sure several of these pieces will end up in my lingerie wardrobe before too long.










What colors are you looking forward to wearing this summer?  And the best part about the warm summer months? Any colors goes.

Xoxo,
ErinnBella Bella Boutique Blog Contributor.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Lingerie as Outerwear: Bring On The Colors




I was wandering through my local market the other day and I was blown away by all the amazing colors and textures at the ceramics and glass blowing stalls. The artisans were able to blend and mix a stunning palette of shades, without overwhelming the piece as a whole. It was just the inspiration I’ve been looking for now that colored denim is back in a serious way. I left thinking that I had to try it out with our next Lingerie as Outerwear outfit!

I’ve been waiting for just the right moment to use this stunning Fair Verona babydoll in an outfit and these super bright Habitual skinny jeans are exactly what I was hoping to find. By blending the neutral tones of the babydoll, the Modern Vintage boots and the Just Cavalli jacket with the highbeam, attention grabbing colors of the pants, jewelry and the Vivienne Westwood bag, we achieve a complex balance worthy of those artisans. Plus, a pretty feminine look for a casual day of sightseeing and enjoying the sunshine.

Kinda makes you want to get out of the malls and check out the markets doesn’t it? Especially when you can look this fabulous doing it!

1. Fair Verona Bed & Breakfast Babydoll: Doesn’t this babydoll just remind you of everything soft and sweet on a summer day? The floating hem and touch of girlish frill on the bodice are far too pretty to keep indoors. This babydoll makes a fabulous warm weather top. 

2. PAMELA LOVE Lapis Cut Out Ring: The shape of this ring is just so cool. The bronze cutaways echo the decorative design of the Vivienne Westwood bag and will have everyone asking for a closer look.

3. JUST CAVALLI Leather Biker Jacket: This stylish contemporary jacket is just about as cool as they come. The sturdiness of the leather is the perfect backdrop to the more ethereal nature of the babydoll.

4. YVES SAINT LAURENT poppy ring: The glossy red sheen of this ring is a real eye catcher. Pair it up with your ruby red lips and you have a winning combination.

5. Habitual Aaron Rolled Skinny Jeans: A quick blast of color on your legs is the perfect way to welcome in summer.

6. Harlette Northern Lights Tie Me Up Bra: Okay, I have to admit, this is really just another excuse to add in some more gorgeous lingerie. But can you blame me? Look at how beautiful the frills and the halter neckline are!

7. Modern Vintage Carina Bootie: These booties are nice and neutral, but maybe it could be a wee bit fun to liven them up with some red and blue laces.

8. Vivienne Westwood Harlequin Bucket: This bag just pulls it all together, now doesn’t it? A whole lot of color and plenty of room for all the nice bits and pieces you’ll find at your local market.

9. Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm: Some moisture and a quick zing of color in Two Ton Tomato. Just that and a smile are all you really need to make this look work.

10. Dirty Pretty Things Vivian Pale Pink Thong: A little DPT goes a long way. Sometimes a few pretty pink details and leopard print fabric are just necessary to finish off a fabulous outfit!

Why not take your lingerie out to your local market and enjoy all the colors of summer this weekend!

Cheers,
Maggie (Blog Contributor for Bella Bella Boutique)

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ready To Wear vs. Lingerie


In this week Ready to Wear vs. Lingerie we feature the super versatile Louiza Bodysuit by British lingerie designer, Rebecca Ansah. With its plunging neck line, the Louiza bodysuit is the ultimate piece in seduction and glamour. Wear it with a sleek pencil skirt and a blazer, or for a statement look take on underwear-as-outerwear.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Quote of the Week


Happy Monday everyone! In this Quote of the Week we feature the most-wanted Star Cup Bra by Italian famous lingerie designer label, Ritratti. The Star Cup's ingenious design makes this the ideal bra to wear with any neck line, thanks to its elegant low cut and its soft silicone cups that adhere to the bust effortlessly. The continuous wire that pushes the bust sideways towards the centre is soft and flexible; the silicone cups, which adhere to the bust, guarantee maximum comfort. For a cleavage worthy of a star!

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day from Bella Bella Boutique

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A mother is the strength that let one dream big dreams, scale great heights, and attain the impossible. On this Mother's Day we wish all the moms a lovely and beautiful celebration time with loads of love! xx, Bella Bella Boutique.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Twirl and Shimmy with Nippies Gold by Bristols Six


Add some spice for a romantic night and impress him with your twirls with Nippies Gold, the new burlesque inspired collection by Bristols Six. These nipple covers are stylishly adorned with dazzling detail. Nippies Gold are backed with a custom reusable adhesive for an easy glue application. The chic case keeps them perfectly poised in the lingerie drawer for repeat performances. Classic yet modern, these nippies put the tease back in striptease, oh la la!

Nothing like a great tune to put you in the mood, our boudoir music selection will sure inspire the Stripteuse in you. If you prefer digital music check out our playlists on iTunes for inspiration and make sure to visit our boudoir accessories shop too for more ideas. Have fun!


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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Lingerie Traveling Tips

Fair Verona Lingerie and Loungewear


I've been getting ready for a trip this week, which means I've been thinking a lot about how to whittle my lingerie and loungewear wardrobe down to a manageable half a suitcase. When you're trying to pack as much in as possible, luxurious loungewear allows you to travel in style and comfort. It's also incredibly easy to mix into casual day looks, so you can pack that extra pair of fabulous shoes that you've been dying to show off.

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If you're getting ready for a trip or just dreaming about your possible jet set lifestyle, here are some great pieces to pick up.

I've written about this Naked Princess Lovely Ever After Lace Bodysuit lots already this season, and I'm going to keep writing about it until everyone realizes how amazingly versatile it is. For an elegant yet practical plane outfit, pair it with a tank top and jeans and a wrap sweater over it. Later in your trip, dress it up with a sleek pencil skirt and stockings for a night out. Mine is the charcoal color, and it pairs with just about anything. It's also incredibly washable, which means you don't need to worry about it as you sprint through the airport during your layover.

Everyone needs a great robe on the road, but you also want something substantial and practical, this Zinke On The Road Again Short Robe is the perfect solution. It's cute and made from a super soft cotton, and would be great for lounging in bed as well as a post-shower cover up.

When you need a comfortable yet all purpose shirt, look no further than this MC Lounge Stretch Silk Top. It's incredibly affordable and looks as lovely with jeans as it does dressed up. Break out your funky gold jewelry and you will be all set for a night out on the town in this.

Everyone needs a comfortable bra for the plane ride, and these days it helps to have one that isn't underwire. No one wants to have TSA scan their bra! Kill two birds with one stone with this Zinke Scout Reversible Bralet in Orange/Orchid. It's made from stretch silk charmuse, is great for the plane ride and for lounging, and you can switch up the color whenever you like.

Everyone needs a nice pair of pajamas on a trip, whether you're a fan of them or not. After all, you don't want to be the one standing there in a towel if there's a fire in your hotel! Pair these Lounge Genie Pants in the Beckoning Creatures print by Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie with a simple white tank top to keep you comfortable and conservatively covered in case of emergency.

Last, but certainly not least, make sure to be nice to your lingerie and loungewear when you pack it. Pick up one of these cute Gilsa Paris Lingerie Bags to keep your favorite things safe. Make sure that when you pack everything, you don't just squish your lingerie into the corners and empty spaces like some people do. If you're packing underwire bras, make sure they are packed flat or in a hard case to keep the wires from bending.

Bon Voyage everyone! 


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Monday, May 7, 2012

Lingerie Editorial: Irina Shayk for S Moda May 2012


The Lingerie Editorial of the week features model Irina Shayk for S Moda May 2012. Featured lingerie designers are Dolce & Gabbana, Jil Sander, Intimissimi, Paule Ka, along with some beautiful jewel pieces. Lingrie + Jewel = perfect match! We love the tan color set above with the pretty embroidery work. What about you? What's your favorite look?

Photograph: Alvaro Beamud Cortes
Stylist: Francesca Rinciari
Images Credit: Fashion Gone Rogue







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Quote of the Week


In this Quote of the Week we feature the sexy ALEX Silk Chiffon High Waisted French Knickers in beautiful rich red color by luxury lingerie designer Marika Vera. This is a classic knicker that elongates the sexiness of your legs and will make you feel extra sensuous. Happy Monday to you!

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Lingerie and Loungewear: From Spring to Summer

Fair Verona Lingerie and Loungewear
Every year I have a few months where I start to prep my wardrobe for the upcoming season. For me, May is a transitional month - a month where the summer heat hasn’t quite settled in and Spring pastels are still on my every day list. I’ve been noticing I need to pep up my lingerie wardrobe for this summer lately, as well as decide what pieces I can carry over in to the hot months.

For me, it’s all about making sure you have the basics covered and a few pieces you know will just be perfect for lounging (because really, that is was summer is all about). Here are my top choices from Bella Bella Boutique that I think are just right for transitional pieces from Spring to Summer.


Let’s start with the basics:

1 // Melissa Racer Back Bra by ëa Lingerie – I think that it’s necessary to purchase a great racer back bra, as you’ll need one for fun summer tops. Also, this bra is so gorgeous in the back that it would look trendy and adorable layered with a loose racer back tank where it can peek through. 

2 // Ritratti Sensation Extreme Push Up Bra – I think a necessity for the summer is a great plunge bra. Late Spring starts calling for sundresses and tank tops, which means a normal bra may want to start peaking through your clothes. The best part about this bra is the straps can be switched to a halter top or criss crossed in the back – perfect for a versatile wardrobe must have.

3 // Dirty Pretty Things Vivian Fluro Unpadded Bra – I always love to stock up on fun patterned bras right before summer hits. Your wardrobe is about to consist of so much sheer, and with the current trend to let your gorgeous lingerie show through your top, this bra is a great buy.

And my lust haves that I can’t stop swooning over:

4 // V Back Tunic in Pink Love Poppy – I’m a huge Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie fan. Their fabrics are fresh, feminine and just makes me think of lounging at the beach. Plus, the combination of pastel make this appropriate for these last final weeks of Spring as well.

5 // Adele Silk Knicker by Sonata Lingerie – this made to order pair of knickers is so sexy, comfortable and made from beautiful pure silk. The color reminds of the summer, and makes lounging completely sexy.

6 // Zinke Fireside Bralet in Sugar – this new lace from the Zinke American Summer Collection is young, playful and easy going for laid back summer.

What about you? What are your favorite pieces for in between seasons?

xoxo,
Erinn, Blog Contributor for Bella Bella Boutique


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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The New Best Thing in Candles: Massage Candles


Even as a longtime spa devotee, I’d never heard of a massage candle until recently. It turns out they’re becoming the massage therapist’s hottest secret and now I know why. Unlike traditional body massage oil that can be chilly on bare skin, a massage candle provides perfectly warmed oil heated close to a person’s body temperature. The fact that the warmed wax can be poured directly onto your body or that of a partner’s also provides an ordinary massage with sensual anticipation and potential.

Curious, I took the newest massage candle on the market and a video crew to my favorite massage experts at The Raven Spa, renowned in Los Angeles for their Thai massage, bodywork & healing. Massage therapist Zine heated the candle for about an hour to create a large pool of liquid wax. The specially formulated wax for the Love. Lust. Light. candle is made with organic jojoba, shea, and soy butters; and is paraben-free and phthalate free. It is scented with an aphrodisiac vanilla aroma and comes in a ceramic container with a pour spout on both ends, which prevents spilling and makes it more ergonomic than other massage candles. Next, Zine slowly poured the candle wax into her own hand and then massaged it into her client’s back. Zine always warms up the body at the start of her massages and found the candle an effective and simple way to help her do that. The oils absorbed immediately and did not leave any greasy feeling on the skin. She also tried pouring the wax directly onto her client’s skin and I took the client’s soft moan as a sign of deep approval. The client later told me, “The warmed oil is incredibly soothing and pleasurable as it drips down your back. The whole massage experience was surprising and wonderful.”

“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”

Relaxation often occurs when more than one sense is engaged, and a massage candle appears to add a welcome multisensory dimension to the massage experience. The soft, low candlelight is warm and soothing to the eyes. The custom scent immediately calms stressed nerves and can even create a romantic ambiance. And, last but not least, the physical sensation of warm wax decadently dripping onto bare skin heightens our physical awareness and reminds us that our bodies have great potential for relaxation and pleasure.

Watch the How-To-Use-a-Massage-Candle video below to experience therapist Zine giving an unforgettable massage using the Love. Lust. Light. Body and Boudoir Candle by Naked Princess.



Article Courtesy of Naked Princess (by Shannon Bindler)
Video by Naked Princess & Alex Sax

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