Lingerie-inspired…

17/09/2013

Flair Italy October 2010 (photography: Enzo Truoccolo, styling: Laura Taccari)
My very first bra was ugly – very Soviet for the unflattering shape, lack of embellishments and fabric most likely recycled from the military parachutes were clearly designed to make a girl feel like a woman who can “stop a galloping horse and enter a burning house”*, not a beautiful, mysterious and sensual creature she was born to be. That was the way we wore and saw lingerie until the tanks came…

They brought a feeling of fear, new government, hope and, eventually the prettiest undies we could only imagine. Those were still scarce and expensive, but they were out there, displayed inside glass cabinets, all lit up, every satin bow, delicate lace and sweet silk buttons. And it was simply beautiful!

Flair Italy October 2010 (photography: Enzo Truoccolo, styling: Laura Taccari)
I bought them in sets. I liked the harmony of top and bottom and still believe that mismatching doesn’t only hurt my eyes, but also makes me feel less attractive and as if I didn’t care when dressing up in the morning**.

And then, of course, I discovered new brands that later became my favourite - classic and feminine, the ones outside the trends, the French and Italian and later – the British. The first one was Aubade and their Bahia collection, then Chantelle, Lejaby, Cosabella, and, of course, Elle Macpherson Intimates that will be particularly wonderful for small frames, followed by the ultimate luxury of Myla, La Perla, Myriam Girard and Fleur of England.

Flair Italy October 2010 (photography: Enzo Truoccolo, styling: Laura Taccari)
H&M, ASOS and La Redoute are wonderful to visit for the basics and inexpensive sweet sets and if the nature was generous to you, the shopping list should definitely include Lepel, Pour Moi?, Huit, Panache and Fantasie underwear.

So whether you like your shoes, bags or gorgeous clothes, it is the lingerie that will have the biggest impact. And not only on the way you look, but also the way you feel***.

Flair Italy October 2010 (photography: Enzo Truoccolo, styling: Laura Taccari)
* the logic (or lack of) can be found in a poem “Russian women” by Nekrasov

** also I don’t believe in bra straps mixed with tank tops because there are such options as strapless underwear or sleeves.

*** free the world from ugly bras and embrace the wonderful feeling of being a beautiful woman.

Flair Italy October 2010 (photography: Enzo Truoccolo, styling: Laura Taccari)
Photo source: Flair Italy October 2010 (photography: Enzo Truoccolo, styling: Laura Taccari)

14 comments:

  1. Just fantatsic post,Natalia!
    And SOoooooooooooo beautiful choices of lingerie.............Oh,my!:)*

    You says it perfect:''not only on the way you look, but also the way you feel''That's TRUE!:)))*

    Wishing you wonderful new week,dear friend!

    Hugs from here,
    ***Violetta***

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  2. there is something so lovely about knowing our bra and panties match:) I need to catch up on your posts...
    have a lovely day, my friend
    XO,Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  3. Cool pieces :)

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  4. Great post idea, these sets are so stunning, it truly takes the right type of lingerie to work with an outfit.

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    Katherine Unique


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  6. Haha my bra and panties ( I know so many people that word) almost never match. But it would be nice if they did more often!

    Ali of Dressing Ken

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  7. Hi Natalia! My very first was the same, I still remember it, it was so similar to the one wore by Baby in Dirty Dancing (dont know if you get that scene), but much more simple and basic! You are right, is important being well dressed also inside, or better feeling comfy and fine. The brands you featured are for sure all so sexy and feminine, La Perla is to die for!:) Kisses dear, have a nice evening! xo

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  8. My first bra was also ugly, but did not have the excuse of being Soviet - I grew up with a mother who was, and still is, a first wave feminist. Bras, in my house, were functional only. They came in boxes. Although I always wished for - and sometimes acquired, sneakily - prettier ones, it has taken me years the shake the idea that bras are an investment (particularly as I am an unusual size and when I say investment, I mean it quite seriously.) But I'm learning - and I love to read these types of posts, it's amazing how different many of our lingerie journies have been :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  9. Hmm... Can I have a beautiful silky lace number that also makes me feel like I could stop a galloping horse? That sounds like an excellent combo! x

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  10. I'm desperate for some decent lingerie. Everything here is Victoria's Secret and so blah!

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  11. These are so pretty!!! I really need more pretty lingerie in my life. Although I must say I have given up on my bra and underwear ever matching.

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  12. Gorgeous gorgeous imagery Natalia, you are making me want to go splurge on some beautiful delicate lingerie. Serious willpower will need to be exerted here!

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  13. Natalia, I couldn't agree more. I've always been a matchy person, so I've never had a problem there. It does make you feel better. You feel put together from nearly the inside out. Excellent post!
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  14. ooh such gorgeous lingerie sets!! love everything :D

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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