Last week, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend the Independent Lingerie brand event at Cirque Du Soir. The event was a celebration of the month of love and fashion with an exclusive catwalk show featuring lingerie and swimwear from Playful Promises, Kiss me Deadly, Paolita and Lucile.
|Paolita - By Iliana Nunn Photography|
|Aurora Galore - By Iliana Nunn Photography|
Cirque Du Soir offered a gorgeous and glamorous backdrop for what really was a sizzling show and I was delighted to experience the added bonus of burlesque dancer Aurora Galore introducing the show and heating everyone up with what I can only describe as an awesome fire dance.
Although I am a major fan of both Playful Promises and Kiss Me Deadly, I’m a bit of a newbie where Paolita and Lucile are concerned so it was a real treat having another two wonderful brands to add to my lingerie lust list. Paolita swimwear kicked off the show to some lively, summery music (let me just add here that the DJ did a great job) and the models emerged dressed in a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns. Seriously, if you’re anticipating summer as much as I am and are looking for that perfect bathing suit or bikini, check these guys out.
|Lucile - Iliana Nunn Photography|
Lucile displayed some of their Queen of Spain collection (for A/W 12) which combines luscious scarlet silks and black lace. The highlight of their show was the stunning floor length night gown in red silk with black floral detailing. Such an opulent example of loungerie will be highly anticipated at Toots & Booty and we can’t wait to see more from them.
|Mam'zelle Maz in Kiss Me Deadly (right)|
|Beth lingerie - Kiss Me Deadly|
Kiss Me Deadly really did themselves proud, of course, and flaunted their retro femme fatale best including the gorgeous Fifi set. I was especially happy to see this in the flesh as I was waiting for my own set to be delivered to me at the time and it was just as lovely to look at as it is in the photos(fits like a dream as well). It was also very exciting to get a little preview of Beth (pictured), featuring a low-backed ivory basque and matching lace knickers.
|Playful Promises Dominique corset - Iliana Nunn Photography|
|Playful Promises Dominique bra - Iliana Nunn Photography|
And finally, Playful Promises wowed everyone particularly with their Dominique set. The corset is characterised with striking Deco-esque detailing around the waist and the Dominique bra features the “caged” effect that we’ve seen from them before with the Etti set. I am obsessed with this caging effect on bras at the moment; it creates a lovely, accentuated shape around the breasts.
All in all it was a fabulous night and a fitting celebration of the talent of four ultra glamorous brands that you should definitely be aware of if you aren’t already.
Kiss me Deadly
Iliana Nunn Photography (Thank you to Playful Promises for Images)