Vintage Lingerie

True vintage & contemporary lingerie inspired by the 1930s to 1950s

Old Hollywood Inspired Lingerie From Layneau
Orchard corset under vintage clothes

Gilda and Pearl – silk pyjamas for vintage vixens!

Gilda and Pearl – silk pyjamas for vintage vixens!

“Movie star, oh movie star!” If I could get away with wearing silk pyjamas worthy of my 1930s and 40s film heroines (think Veronica Lake, Joan Crawford or Rita Hayworth) as daywear, I certainly would have no reservations in doing just that! After all, Coco Chanel herself was a huge fan of such attire and was often seen wearing her PJs outside her boudoir. And then of course there’s silk. Can you think of another fabric that feels more luxurious caressing your skin than silk? Perhaps for many, the combination of silk and pyjamas may seem a luxury but for me, they’re simply a necessity. As the right outfit, says the left half of my brain to its counterpart on the other side; “silk pyjamas clearly help my creative juices to flow!” And… As I spend a lot of time writing, researching and editing, most of it being done from the comfort of my antique French bed, this demands nothing less than unequivocal fully-featured… Cinemascope glamour!!! Deep breathe. Focus.

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Fiori Couture – socks worthy of Marie Antoinette

Wolford AW 2017/18 Collection

Wolford AW 2017/18 collection

When it comes to stockings and tights, there is one brand that has never disappointed me, as its quality is second to none and the style of its irresistibly gorgeous patterns go so incredibly well with my vintage 1930s-1950s clothes. Don’t simply take my word for it though, instead take as an example their “Marlene” tights, with a hand grasping the knitted seam right above the heel, which you can see in an image below from one of my photo shoots. Sadly now impossible to find but it’s just a small indication of what I’m saying. It’s the details that count. Also, when you do take a peek, I imagine that you’ll come to understand why I find it impossible to visit their store without buying at least a pair or two on one occasion seven of their hosiery! What can I say it’s beyond my control!

Top 10 Shiseido products

Top 10 Shiseido products

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A brief history of CC41-The Utility Clothing Scheme

A brief history of CC41-The Utility Clothing Scheme

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How to date vintage clothing

How to date vintage clothing

How to date vintage clothing Establishing the year in which a particular vintage ...