Alexandrea Anissa is a brand I’ve been following on Facebook almost since it launched, so I was thrilled when owner Vanessa agreed to be interviewed for the Esty Lingerie blog. She’s also giving away a US$50 gift voucher – details of how to enter are at the end of this post (don’t forget to enter Mina Confidants and Esty Lingerie harness giveaways too!)
Vanessa says she’s influenced by popular indie brand Hopeless Lingerie and I think it definitely shows in both her design aesthetic and the candid photography style of her lookbooks – occasionally when something shows up in my Facebook feed I think it’s Hopeless for a moment! But her brand is also unique in it’s own right too, being an unusual combination of edgy and girly with lots of strappy details placed against vibrant pink and purple florals, and pretty lace pieces featuring subtle gothic elements.
I spoke to Vanessa to find out more about where she gets her inspiration from, and how exactly she goes about designing and producing a new garment…
When did Alexandrea Anissa launch and what’s the story behind the name?
I launched Alexandrea Anissa in Sept 2013. The name came from an actual girl named Alexandrea Anissa. I instantly fell in love with her style/ persona on Myspace when I was 15 or 16 and decided I would name my future line after her.
Want to win a US$50 gift voucher to spend on Alexandrea Anissa lingerie? Leave a comment explaining why you love Vanessa’s designs. Then click the link below to record your entry via Rafflecopter so that it is counted – there are also ways to gain bonus entries that you can do afterwards.
Click here to enter
(Ends 25th August 2014)
I love the fun prints and strappy designs!
I love the style and print. So beautiful.
I love the mix between the straight lines and flower/girly prints and details. It’s a perfect match with my own style. 🙂
I love everything. The fabrics, the design. Perfect lingerie.
I love her collections because it’s very current but unique in it’s own way! There is nothing better then a beautiful piece on a girls body, and she perfectly does that in her designs.
I love the classic shapes with a twist. There’s just enough retro class with modern sex appeal and bondage inspiration!
I love her designs because I feel like they would do exactly what she wants them to do – make me feel sexy and confident.
I love the fact that Alexandrea’s passion for lingerie and her work is so visible in everything she does! And as a former photography student, she reminds me why I love photography with her amazing look books x
I love this lingerie so so so so much. All the colors and straps are my taste. And i love how it’s made for mine and alot of others body types n.n id probaly sell my organs to own all the stuff she makes
I love your lingerie so much! Ive just recently been getting into it myself now that I accept my small boobs lol I feel like your pieces are so stunning anything lace of yours just goes straight to my heart and the frances bra UGH I die for! ? I love following you on instagram and seeing all the new work you’re up to 🙂
Simple yet sexy!
I love Vanessa’s designs because they are adorably sexy. She’s mastered the art of juxtaposing design elements. I love her attitude, passion and fearlessness in pursuing her dream.
Vanessa’s designs for Alexandrea Anissa are not only unique, but they are everything a girl is meant to be: cute and sexy. Not only are her designs superb, but she seems to be an individual. I can say “I’ve never seen anyone like her” proudly, we need more individualist in the world. Someone who isn’t afraid to step into the spotlight and bring creative new things into this world. Thank you Vanessa.
I love how the photos in the lookbooks look like everyday people hanging out in awesome lingerie 🙂
I love her mix of textures!! They look cute with a mixture of sexy! They look like they would look good on anyone’s body, which is hard to find.
I love Alexandrea Anissa work, fun and playful patterns. Wearing her items make me feel confident. I love it.
I love the design, the clean lines of the lingerie and how beautiful it looks on the curves of a body. And the photoshoot for the Ramona collection is gorgeous!!
Vanessa is an inspiration to me. I’ve been following her for a while and absolutely love everything she does. Vanessa really nows how to bring your feminine side and your naughty side together and make it look elegant and beautiful.
Her stuff is absolutely beautiful, classy, and sexy! Your style is so creative! I recently bought $165 of items for my girlfriend and I chose this place over many others! I love that you have a wide array of sizes and it’s not one size fits all and you have a very specific size chart! Makes it easy to know what to buy and so does her fantastic photos of her products and the models really show how great they look on someone! Also helping someone’s dream come true and not giving my money to a monopolizing company is great!
I love the aesthetic of Vanessa’s designs – playful, sexy yet sweet. When I see her lookbooks, the women look beautiful and confident in everything. Every woman needs that in her life 😉
I love that sexy-but-playful attitude her designs convey, and how the designs make that feeling accessible and flattering to any woman, regardless of shape or size! 🙂
I really love the little bows as they are super, super cute and placed wonderfully (Bows are my favorite things on clothing and lingerie!!)! Her lingerie is really cute, and I adore the lace.
I love the unique designs
Her lingerie is both edgy and cute. Love it!
I love Alexandrea Anissa’s work because it looks phenomenal on my body type and because there’s always the most beautiful mesh.
Her designs are simple but sexy!
Gorgeous! I’ve admired this brand for a while now. I love the harsh yet feminine aesthetic; dark mesh blended with floral cotton. I’d describe it more as punk than goth though.
Amazing designs, I’m glad to follow her work for already one year!
I admire her because her designs are different, beautiful and compliments a womans curves. Wearing a piece from her would give me alot of confidence!
I love every single design, they’re unique, beautiful and would encourage nothing but confidence and love for any womans shape and size, i love love love lace and bows and everything pretty!
I love her sheer and strappy designs — there’s something punk rock to it, but also very cute.
I love the print, and the contrast between the satin fabrics and the sheers fabrics. The combination provides a sexy look and even better feel!x
I Vanessa’s designs because they always manage to strike the perfect balance between sweet and sexy! It’s also only in the last few years that I’ve started to accept, embrace and love my own body and sexiness(entering my late 20s; better late than never ^_<), and I feel I can attribute a lot of that to all of the wonderful and boldly fearless and feminine lingerie and fetish designers out there. Thank you for helping all women to express and nurture this part of ourselves! <3 Xoxo, Jacq
The designs look comfortable and cute.
P.s. … It’s also pretty cool that you’re based in the US! Lately it seems like 99% of my favorite designers from abroad. =)
i love the sheer and lace styles. Its super sexy and chic
They look outrageously sexy and yet incredibly comfy all at the same time. Yes please!!
Her designs are very beautiful!
I’ve been a fan of yours ever since I stumbled across one of you pieces on tumblr! You’re doing such amazing work and can’t wait to snag a few of your pieces for some upcoming photo shoots!
I love the soft sensuality meets S&M vibe of these pieces 🙂
I love how unique the lingerie is, you can’t find it anywhere else. I love every style of them; strappy, mesh, lace and flower printed.
I like the girly styles
I’m completely in love with your designs, and the way you market them too. I want to buy it all!
Vanessa’s designs embody what every woman should aspire to be- daring and darling. Once worn, any woman can transform into the alpha female they desire to be leaving all worries behind.
I am deeply in love with the style
Everything is amazing! I want it all
Her designs look sexy and gorgeous!
I adore the light bondage & fetish feel of the designs.
I adore the feminine designs with an edgy twist 🙂
I have been following Alexandria Anissa for awhile, I have always loved the unique designs in her lines and seeing the process from sketch to reality on instagram. Will always remain a fan of her work and her as a person in general. Much love!??
I love how unique the lingerie is!
I love all her work <3, she has a unique style! Sexy, femenine and unique <3
LOVE your designs! They’re inspiring, cute and sexy too <3
Anxiously waiting and counting down the minutes until this is over. Ive ebtered every giveaway Alexandria has done because im broke and love everything so so much good luck all of you x
I am so excited for this! Your designs are phenomenal
The clean, modern lines suit me perfectly!