The Addict Expose: Dollhouse Bettie 2014 Collection Preview


                    by Cora

Dollhouse Bettie has been on my favorite lingerie stores list for ages. I’m talking before I started the blog. I really like how they bring authentic vintage, retro pinup, and modern day lingerie all together under one roof. I imagine it’s a lot harder than it looks to maintain a really cohesive, coherent brand when you’re stocking lingerie from so many disparate brands (not to mention time periods!), but Dollhouse Bettie does it wonderfully well.

Lately, they’ve been adding more and more in-house designed products, and I’m really excited to announce the debut of Dollhouse Bettie’s own range, which they will be exhibiting at market next week. Of course, many of these items are in their shop already (like the Stella Marais), but the notion of other boutiques stocking these pieces is really quite quite exciting. Oh! And they’re also made in San Francisco by a small team of seamstresses, so if ethically-produced fashion is important to you, add this label to your list.

I had an opportunity to view the final collection and sketches during a brief trip to San Francisco this month (if you follow me on Instagram, you may even recognize those sketches), and it’s really intriguing to me how much the final, end product looks like the original concept sketch. Speaking of sketches, I would love to have any one of these framed and put on my wall. They’re simply beautiful in their own right.

Favorite looks for me include pretty much everything in the ‘Atomic’ range (those red/black pieces), though that sweeping gold, floor-length dressing gown (from the Satine Collection) is pretty amazing too. The remaining two lines are the ‘Juliet’ range, made from beautiful white lace with soft pink accents, and the aforementioned ‘Stella Marais’ range which is navy and white striping. What do you think of their debut collection? And do you wish more boutiques designed their own lines?
































***Cora is a 25 year old knickers junkie who started writing because her  friends threatened to tape her mouth shut if she didn’t stop talking about her underwear. As a blogger, she interacts constantly with the people this industry needs most—customers. The Addict Expose is all about bringing you, the lingerie store owner, the perspective of the lingerie consumers.  She welcomes lingerie lovers of every nation and persuasion to her blog, The Lingerie Addict. ***

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The Addict Expose: Lingerie of the Week: ‘Kelly’ Lingerie Set by Toru and Naoko


                    by Cora 
     



So I was catching up Scarlet’s Letter (one of my favorite lingerie blogs for 2014), and I ran across a new line I hadn’t heard of before – Toru and Naoko. Based out of Chile, this new lingerie brand is doing some very exciting things. And since I’ve been wanting to feature more brand that don’t hail from America, Europe, or Australia, I thought they’d make a great fit for our first ‘Lingerie of the Week‘ feature for March.



Not to be too repetitive, but I’m really digging the sheer black mesh, and I also quite like the crossover details for the bra. I don’t own any knickers with cut-outs on the sides, but I do like a high-waist silhouette. I also enjoy the slightly cheeky cut of the briefs, and the ruffle trim on both the bra and knickers. Better yet, both of these handmade pieces retail for only $76 (i.e. that’s the cost of the full set), a real bargain for custom, designer lingerie.

What do you think of Toru and Naoko? Would you purchase something like this?


***Cora is a 25 year old knickers junkie who started writing because her  friends threatened to tape her mouth shut if she didn’t stop talking about her underwear. As a blogger, she interacts constantly with the people this industry needs most—customers. The Addict Expose is all about bringing you, the lingerie store owner, the perspective of the lingerie consumers.  She welcomes lingerie lovers of every nation and persuasion to her blog, The Lingerie Addict. ***

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The Addict Expose: Dottie’s Delights Spring/Summer 2013


                                 by Treacle 

 

I’ve been a fan of Dottie’s Delights since 2009, and the thing I love most about this brand is how it manages to feel both very, very vintage and very, very fresh all at the same time. This is pin-up lingerie for a new generation, with on-trend colors, modern sizing and regularly updated styles. Never tired, stale, or boring, Dottie’s Delights has me excited about pointy bras, high waist knickers, and gartered girdles all over again. What’s your take on the new Spring/Summer range?
             






***Treacle is a 25 year old knickers junkie who started writing because her  friends threatened to tape her mouth shut if she didn’t stop talking about her underwear. As a blogger, she interacts constantly with the people this industry needs most—customers. The Addict Expose is all about bringing you, the lingerie store owner, the perspective of the lingerie consumers.  She welcomes lingerie lovers of every nation and persuasion to her blog, The Lingerie Addict. ***

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The Addict Expose: Lingerie Addict Exclusive: Bordelle Swim


                                 by Treacle 


Bordelle, the luxury lingerie brand famous for their strappy, vintage-inspired, hourglass designs, is ready to take control of their swimwear world with their debut collection. Inspired by Bond Girls (particularly Ursula Andress’ unforgettable coming out of the water scene), Bordelle’s new swim collection is all about combining confidence with grace and sex appeal (and a touch of 18k gold hardware). All styles are based on Bordelle’s signature silhouette with a touch of luxury bondage.
And just in case you’re wondering, this isn’t the kind of swimwear that’s only meant to be seen. All pieces are made from stretch jersey and are sun, sand, and surf ready. The debut range is available online now at bordelle.co.uk and will soon be sold other fine boutiques. 
             
             
             
             
              

***Treacle is a 25 year old knickers junkie who started writing because her  friends threatened to tape her mouth shut if she didn’t stop talking about her underwear. As a blogger, she interacts constantly with the people this industry needs most—customers. The Addict Expose is all about bringing you, the lingerie store owner, the perspective of the lingerie consumers.  She welcomes lingerie lovers of every nation and persuasion to her blog, The Lingerie Addict. ***

via McPete Sez Newsletter.