Wednesday, 8 February 2017

February 14th...





Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is just day's away. I know this 'Day of love' divides many people. Who needs a day to say I love you with over priced flowers or eat chocolates on that 1 day, I mean who doesn't eat chocolate most days? or a treat of lingerie. Well with the first 2 I agree but come on any excuse to add to your lingerie collection needs to be embraced I say. So I love St Valentines (or Clinton Cards) for declaring an actual day with the perfect excuse to treat you both. 
Either send your partner in or as I do make yourself be the Valentines present with new silks and lingerie.

Floral printed lingerie and floral laced trimmed silks make the perfect Valentine's present, Flowers and lingerie in one! Then you can eat each other so you don't even need chocolates...
This Stella McCartney silk and cotton lace trimmed floral lingerie set pictured below is a great one;




Please partners, DO NOT be trashy. Us girls love silk, and the new Marjolaine is just perfect, either in blue (pictured above and below) and it matches perfect with the lingerie-




Or the pretty powder pink -




Both have a matching robe to finish the outfit plus both scream I LOVE YOU in a romantic loving way. Team is with a pearl thong if you want to be a little cheeky, every girl loves pearls.





Please note the lack of black lace in this post! Please do not be so obvious, subtle is more sexy.


Hope to see you or your lover over the next couple of days, we are opening on Monday as it is Valentines Eve Midday til 6.

If I don't see you, Happy Valentines Day xxx






Thursday, 26 January 2017

Bonjour new lingerie...


I love the inescapable signature style of Chantal Thomass - the feminine/masculine throughout her collections. Her attention to detail always blows my mind, and this collection is no different, in this blog post I will introduce you and try to seduce you in to the boudoir with the new heartbreakingly gorgeous pale blush lace with black lace and satin ribbon details 'Tombeuse' collection.











Starting with the slightly padded balcony style, this is available in C and D cups. Just look at the lace, it makes my heart break a little, and the ribbon straps and the ribbon bow...



Then we have the unpadded plunge (the style I went for, but to be honest I could of gone for both!) The pale blush lace looks gorgeous on darker skin tones or pale skin, just so sexy. This style is available unto an E cup.








 And 2 choice of bottoms, both are actually really nice so I ended up with a pair of each.

Below is the thong, not too much of a thong more a brazilian so very comfortable to wear, (sorry for the wrinkle in the front- bad picture taking on my behalf)...





And the knicker is a super cute bikini brief with the black overlay lace detail on the front and ribbon bows subtle on the side so still very easy to wear. Totally and utterly gorgeous.




Leavers lace and satin bows.
Tulle lined bra for enhanced support.








I asked Marine what Tombeuse means and she replied "This name is perfect for this set Nicola, it is  "Heartbreaker", and boy is it a heartbreaker!


Then to go over the top I was thinking of going for this Only Hearts babydoll, what do you think?




It arrived with the Only Hearts delivery a couple of weeks back and is part of the ouvert
black tulle collection and is wonderful. It really sits well over the lingerie or as a piece on its own, a great gift idea if unsure of the receivers size too finished off with a pearl thong. 
As you can see below it is open in the 1960s style babydoll. I love the soft sheer polka dot tulle. Sizes are Small, Medium or Large.






Maybe an idea here for your Valentines Day present (sorry I had to mention it). Hope to see you on Cross Street very soon Lingerie Lovers.
Swing by the boudoir and let Tallulah chase your troubles away with some help from Chantal Thomass and Only Hearts.


See you soon,
T x












Monday, 9 January 2017

New Year, New You...


Happy New Year lingerie loves! Sorry in the lateness to wish you, but by now I'm sure you know I am not on top of everything or anything that has to do with technology. I would rather talk to people, what can I say? I'm a people's person! In fact for those of you that have not visited the boudoir did you know we do not even have a till or computer system, everything is lovingly hand written from our receipts, notes to customers to the stock records and our customer files. And the way we price up our collections for the shop floor is no normal way either, but that you will have to see for yourself.

Talking customer files, please do soon swing by to have your fitting and we can update your customer file details, and if you are yet to have left your details with us then please also find the time to pop in for a fitting and we can start your Tallulah experience (and lingerie addiction)- it doesn't take long. If you knew the amount of ladies still in this day and age wearing the wrong bra size, Trinny, Susannah or Gok didn't get to them! Its not just about bra size but its a great opportunity to try different shape bras for different outfits. Feel free to bring along to your bra fitting any particular clothing that you need under-garments for too.
Once your file is filled out and we have on record your size and shapes that suit you and even the ones that really do not, we can let you know when similar collections have arrived that we think you will be needing, plus if anyone would like to buy you a lingerie treat at any point we always have your details ready to help them choose your perfect size and style.

This week we have welcomed a new designer to Tallulah called 'Only Hearts'. With its beautiful tulle, lace and frills and cheeky open cup bralettes and crotchless panties it is a real fun collection. Below is a little sneak peek...


This is the midnight collection. With is navy lace and cheeky open cup bralette and completely open panties it is definitely going to be a hot seller!



Very cheeky, right?!?!


Then we have the Tallulah purple tulle and frill set. This set is more cute than the other as the frills are the attraction and not an open cup or crotch. And this colour 'mmmmmmmm', I mean, its gorgeous.




The frills sit perfectly on top of the cup




and sexily over ones derriere.



I love it!

Then I have the classic black ouvert knickers to show you, now these do have a matching bra but you will have to have a look on Instagram for this, I posted it a few days ago. Also a babydoll which I think goes well with the knickers if you are not a bralette type of person (although I have to say that they are not always so flattering on me- but these 3 bralettes do work) But the babydoll is a classic shape and cupped with an open front, hence the knickers working well- wink wink.




Easy access or what. Super sexy in a very classy way indeed. The softest sheer tulle with delicate polka dots.
Thank you Only Hearts for such a sexy and beautiful collection all rolled into one.


More pieces from the collection are available in store, delicate lace camisole and frenchies in the most beautiful mink lace.


Please do not forget we have gone back to closing on Mondays until Spring, of course if this is the only day you can make it in then please do not hesitate to get in touch, I can always come in for you.


Here's to a fantastic, fun, lingerie filled and love filled year ahead.

Thank you for reading,
Lots of Lingerie love to you,
T xx



Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Happy Holidays!




I won't keep you long, I just wanted to say Thank you so very much for the love and support Tallulah has had from you this past year- for me personally it has been the worst year ever. I do not really remember the first 3 months if totally honest as they are still a blur for me- the girls, my friends and loyal customers have helped so much- from the bottom to the very top of my stockings and my whole heart, THANK YOU.

Tallulah has had an amazing 13th year on Cross Street. 13 unlucky for some, not for us!
I am very excited to introduce you to the new designers found to join the boudoir and the gorgeous spring collection in the New Year.

See you in 2017.
11am 5th Jan to be exact.
Here's to your health, love and continuing beautiful lingerie collection. 

Lots of Love xxx


Tuesday, 6 December 2016


Stylish Stocking Fillers...







Happy December lingerie loves! 
Sorry I keep 'banging' on about this this but 
if it is possible for you to shop local and Independent this Christmas through boutiques like Tallulah and other small businesses please know how much of a massive difference it will make to the health and happiness of those small businesses you are supporting. I really do still pinch myself every day having Tallulah with wonderful supporting loyal customers, please do spread the Tallulah Lingerie love and encourage others to do so. 
In the boudoir we like to practise what we preach and support Independents designers from candles makers, perfumers and pearls creators where we can. Everything will be beautifully gift wrapped in our signature purple and buttercream paper and satin ribbon (and at no extra cost!).

Here are some ideas for filling stockings for your friends, family, lovers and of course yourself.

Starting with the fabulous printed silk eye masks from Jessica Russell Flint, one of our local designers (she's based in Dalston). 
£29




Also we have cotton printed hankies from Jessica, at £10 these really are super stocking fillers.





Then we have the scent, 9 to choose from to be exact from Independent French Perfumer 
Marc de la Morandière. 
And it is not only for the girls, we have a couple of scents that the guys can wear including the one pictured below. The Kozmic Oud is rather yummy to, perfect to share!
Beautifully boxed, swing by for a sample any time.





The Pearls.
Independent Spanish designer Bracli, still our Best Seller and real Must Have.
If you don't all ready have one then you need one, its £69.
Also available online www.tallulah-lingerie.co.uk
Every girl should have some pearls.






Rose gold vibrator.
Super stocking filler £18.
Beautiful, sleek and very very powerful. 
Fits in ones handbag nicely and discreetly.




These ears really go for it. Mini rabbit vibrator, tickle tickle tickle. 
Pretty in Pink. £22.





Everyone loves a candle and the ones we stock in the boudoir are from Independent candle maker M & J. These Ethical candles have 4 scents to choose from. With a donation of every sale going to Nia charity to. 
£35.




Stockings as a stocking filler.
 Wolford and Trasparenze to choose from...
Stockings, Stay-ups, Opaque tights, Patterned hold-ups, lots of choice in the boudoir from £12.




Finally super soft cruelty free angora socks. A few colours to choose from including Black, Garnet and Ivory. Onesie, nice and easy.




Well, I hope something here tickles your fancy and we see you in the boudoir over the next couple of weeks doing your Christmas shopping, One last thing I haven't mentioned is the Wish-list service at Tallulah, swing by to find out more.

Lots of lingerie love to you,
T xx 














Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Location Location Location...



A few weeks ago I had a wonderful experience of a location shoot with Holt Harrison.
A beautiful Georgian house in the middle of the British countryside. I took along with me  
a couple of new pieces from the boudoir for Liddie to style and shoot. Below are some images of the day.




Starting off with some of the new colours in the Christine glamour gown. Here is the Ruby  silk with Black lace in the new midi swing length shot in the 'Bird Room'. I love the way Liddie has created movement in the silk in this shot. The image at the top of this blog is also taken in the 'Bird Room', you can see more of the reason why it is named the name it has. The extra large mirror that the Christine gown is drapped on and barbers chair in the corner have a reason to be in here to...



Then we have the Black silk with Mink lace.


Shot in the 'Red Room' in the main part of the house upstairs, here you can see the amount of silk and the beautiful longer length of the gown set against the ruby walls of the bedroom.

Then we have the pretty Blush silk with Mink lace. Look at her just hanging out in the 'Butterfly Bathroom' (which does not just house the antique butterflies, a very big surprise awaits on the floor in here). 


This particular shot Liddie has picked up the detailing of the pleating over the bust. So flattering on the larger bust because of this pleating detail, it opens up like a fan giving great support and shape.

Although I have only had 3 colours photographed on this location shoot, we have more online www.tallulah-lingerie.co.uk -  Mark Whitfield photographed some flatlays for clear shots to see online.



Here we have the Marjolaine silk and lace Baccarat slip. Next room to use was the '4 Poster Room' upstairs, it was flooded with natural light and houses this heavy dark ebony piece of furniture. Liddie styled this with my new Le Labo Santal perfume because I was obsessing over the smell, Liddie styles the images with pieces decorating her house. It is a wonderful collection of antiques that she has collected over the years from across the globe whilst travelling when she modelling full time.


Ok so she also asked to use my jewellery, she needed something delicate to balance with the delicate lace, so off came my rings and sat next to my Le Labo for a more detailed shot.  


Finally we shot the simply gorgeous Maguy de Chadaric Peach silk and Marabou robe and this time in her lounge. It was the perfect piece to finish on as it called the 'Cocktail Collection' we celebrated a very long and hard but incredibly enjoyable day of styling and shooting with a nice Gin and Tonic.





What Liddie of Holt Harrison offers whilst hiring this stunning Georgian house is something quite unique. Liddie has such an eye for detail and gets totally lost in the images whist creating the shot. It is magical and inspiring to watch her work. Her collecting of beautiful pieces over the years all sit perfectly in the heaven of a home and make it literally the most perfect place to shoot almost anything. The barn is a vast modern white space in complete contrast to the main house. The house itself is  surrounded in paddocks, fruit gardens and a secret garden with a log cabin for outside shots, it was just too chilly for us. If you are looking for a location with a difference and with the wow factor (sorry that sounds soooo cheesy) Holt Harrison is the place, look no more.
You can always take a peek at her Instagram 
for more ideas on the surroundings. 
Please contact Liddie on  enquires@holtharrison.co.uk




Hope you have enjoyed this blog and looking at these beautiful pictures. Here is a view from the 'Seagrass Room' to finish off with.
T x









Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Beyond excited...Tallulah has been short-listed and it is all Thanks to you!






We knew we had been nominated and we asked you all to vote to get us short-listed, and BOOM thats exactly what has happened...but we need you all to of voted twice (once for the nominating stage and second for the short-listing stage).

As Time Out put it on their website on this years LOVE LONDON AWARDS  'Now, it’s time to reward a whole new crop of venues for their dedication to making Londoners’ lives better.' 








Here is the link for you to cast your vote.

Step 1; click on ISLINGTON neighbourhood.
Step 2; Go to SHOPS and search for TALLULAH and VOTE
Step 3; feel the love from Tallulah for your support ;-)

In Time Outs' own words;
Right now we’re at the voting stage – the final and all-important chance for Londoners to make sure their favourite venues come out on top. You can vote in as many areas and as many categories as you like, but crucially you can only vote for one venue in each category – this is a winner-takes-it-all kinda situation – 







Thanking you kindly in advanced. 

It would be amazing to win, can you imagine?!
Lots of Lingerie Love to you,
Tallulah xx