Monday, May 30, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
These are so beautifully made and even more fantastic in person . Her shop features more of these beautiful bloomers ,bras,rompers,and garters perfect for wedding lingerie everything is so classy and elegant.I will definitely be buying from her shop on a regular basis. I did an interview with Sarah so here it is...
1. Tell us about yourself?
My name is Sarah, but my family often calls me Lulu (Sarah Lou, Lulu, Lou, or any variation thereof). I studied Fashion Design at George Brown in Toronto and have always been making my own clothes. What a lot of people don't know about me is that I am a huge geek! I play video games (when I get a chance), love documentaries, studied Latin, and spend a lot of my down time reading.
2. How did you get started making making your amazing panties and bras?
I am a very petite, very curvy girl and it has been impossible to find clothing that fit, let alone a proper bra. The first bra I ever tried to make was made entirely out of an old bra that I had ripped apart, and some cherry-printed cotton. It was a disaster, but I persevered and tried again... and again... and again! And finally I came up with a few things that worked.
3. What inspires your collection?
I am obsessed with history. Before studying fashion, I was working on a History Major. I spend a lot of my time watching documentaries or reading about history. I love the clothing and what it says about the specific period.
My biggest inspiration is how a woman feels when she wears my designs; romantic, feminine, dreamy, beautiful... I feel like a lot of the lingerie on the market is kind of trashy to be blunt. It doesn't accentuate real women's curves, it isn't romantic, it isn't feminine. I hope that my collection makes a woman feel beautiful in her own skin the way she is.
4. How would you describe your personal style?
Eclectic... bohemian... casual. I am currently obsessed with long skirts and maxi dresses, but can also be a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl.
5. What would you like to do in the future with your shop?
I'd love to delve into some more swimwear and accessories. I've got some racier ideas in my mind that may or may not come to fruition and may or may not include blindfolds.
6. If you had to have dinner with 3 people alive or dead who would it be and why?
Vivienne Westwood. She is my all time, hands down favourite designer. I love her eclectic personal style. I love that she is a strong woman in a tough industry. She is gorgeous, and talented, and completely herself, and I admire that.
Queen Victoria, which is appropriate as I am writing this on Victoria Day here in Canada. The Victorian period is one of the most fascinating times, there were so many changes, socially and industrially. She was strong, and more importantly, she loved pugs. She sometimes reminds me of me.
Marie Antoinette. My French is very rusty, but I would love to meet her. She may have been utterly deluded as to the goings on in France, but she is still my style icon, she was completely over-the-top.
I hope you all will go check out Sarah's shop and i wanna thank her again for taking part in my feature Friday.
If you would like to be featured on Feature Friday contact me through the link on the top of my page and be sure to include your shop link or blog link.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thankfully the second day was sunny but still cold and i went exploring. I have to say everyone was so nice everywhere i went i had conversations with the shop people and it was that genuine nice not the phony kind . It was so refreshing to meet such sweet people .
I wandered into Flowers on Chestnut
It was the prettiest flower shop Ive ever been in I should have bought myself some flowers lol . My Nantucket wedding post I will be doing is featuring their flowers.
The town is amazing cute shops cobblestone streets what more could you ask for . Aside from the cold weather it was nice to be there on the off season because the town was pretty dead which meant quiet i could just enjoy everything. I wandered into the tourist house place and talked to the sweetest old man working there who looked happy to see anyone I'm sure he was bored lol . I also may or may not have picked up Nantucket wedding books in there lol okay it was may . Nantucket is my second favorite place in the world my first being London . I am aching to go back again soon , I'm trying to convince Matt to take me or my best friend to come with me . If i had the money id love to get a house there and open up a cupcake shop that would be perfect there. I will stop rambling for now keep a lookout for the wedding post soon!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
179 EUR - stylebop.com
28 GBP - dorothyperkins.com
$248 - zappos.com
$2,490 - net-a-porter.com
1,965 GBP - net-a-porter.com
$47 - fantasyjewelrybox.com
$355 - zappos.com
2 GBP - peacocks.co.uk
45 GBP - johnlewis.com
78 EUR - overstock.com
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
20 GBP - johnlewis.com
269 EUR - jades24.com
$345 - katespade.com
$850 - amrag.com
190 GBP - net-a-porter.com
$245 - openingceremony.us
$14 - americanapparel.net
Monday, May 9, 2011
2 1/2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
3 (1/2 cup) almonds, finely ground you can substitute almond flour as well
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup granulated sugar
Thursday, May 5, 2011
40 GBP - dorothyperkins.com
394 GBP - farfetch.com
455 GBP - matchesfashion.com
49 GBP - howkapow.com
$50 - topshop.com
$60 - 1800flowers.com
$5.95 - katespaperie.com