When I think of French lingerie designs, delicate feminine pieces usually come to mind: Chantilly lace, wispy tulle, and elegant embroidery. Impudique by Catanzaro definitely has these components, but there’s also an added edge of daring cut-outs and strap details, and wet-look swatches mixed with lighter textiles.
The world is filled with cookie-cutter lingerie boutiques. As much as I love bra shopping, it does get somewhat less exciting when every boutique I walk into is carrying the same selection of products. That’s why I was so intrigued to learn about Les Rituelles.
A couple of summers ago, Chantelle sent me this bra set for an Instagram collaboration. Since then, it’s become one of my most regularly-worn sets – so much so, that I decided I would really be doing you all a disservice if I didn’t properly review it.
Femme Aubade is made from a combination of jacquard satin and sheer, geometric Leavers lace that incorporates a hint of metallic thread. Right away, this set looked luxurious. Everywhere you look, there’s a beautiful little detail – the little gold buttons, the delicately scalloped cup edges, the straps…
LIVY is a brand I came across very recently, and which instantly caught my eye. Based in France, it was founded last year by Lisa Chavy, Head of Design at high-street lingerie brand Undiz and a previous lingerie designer for luxury brands such as Dior and Cacharel.
It’s hard to be an American with a lingerie addiction. I’ve often lamentedhow the limited number of lingerie storefronts in America means we face the perils of online shopping more often than not. So when I found out I’d be living in Paris for six months, I was elated to shop in one of the lingerie capitals of the world.
Author: Mira I’m delighted to be involved with Esty’s lingerie blog and feel excited to present my new column ‘A World of Lingerie’. What will I write about? With such…