Tuesday, 6 March 2018

What's new in the boudoir?

More and more Lingerie goodness of course!

The snow has melted and the first signs of a glorious spring season are here.
Can't get enough of this gorgeous powder pink and periwinkle blue colour palette in our window.
From the sexy sheerness of Mimi Holliday's new Cosmo pop set to the Vivis lace boleros,
Spring 2018 is looking fabulous!

First on our 2018 must have lingerie list, this delicate navy set from Simone Perele.
It's name, Manille Outremer 💙
A perfect classic for those with one too many black sets.
It is elegant and modern with perfectly mastered details on the straps and tulle trimmings.
You can chose between the delicate embroidered tulle half cup or the perfectly shaped padded plunge.
This set comes with a regular or high brief and a brazilian.

Hello lover 💕 Nymphea set with Vivis lace bolero is a  showstopper.
Padded plunge or half cup?

And now, let's talk about this Aubade set you will need in your life!
Nymphea is her name and she is delicious like vanilla ice cream.
The lace is this exquisite blush and ivory palette that we adore.
Nymphea comes in a see-hrough demure half cup with the classic Aubade cut that we all love, and in the padded plunge with exquisite lace overlay.
Beautiful italian brief or thong to match, adorned with lace edging and sexy sheerness.
This is one not to miss!

Powder pink lace set from Wacoal 💕
And don't forget our new silks!

And last but not least, a little teaser from Ginia silks for those of you "underwear as outerwear" enthusiasts. This beautiful colour block camisole comes also in a longer slip dress and more colors.
They make the perfect outfit for any occasion.

Perfect finish to any lingerie set 💘💅
Hope to see you soon in the boudoir lingerie lovers!

x T

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Wishing for the perfect Wish-List...

Tis' the season of giving, and everyone loves a giver, make sure your giver is giving just what you want ...

To be sure you receive exactly what you want this Christmas and that the smile you are wearing on the 25th of December is a genuine and bright as that North Star shining in the night sky.

And just like when you choose your chocolates to eat from the Quality street tin you can choose your Christmas present, like the ever so popular 'Purple One'-
Marjoliane do always create beautiful and timeless pieces and this purple silk that is trimmed in delicate black eyelash lace set is just that. The chemise has that beautiful delicate eyelash lace tickling the top and then a deep lace section around the hem, perfect to sneak out under your little black dress over the party season! Then we have the matching robe, I do love a matching robe and slip set, but also this can have a more simple black slip. Imagine waking up and and slowly unwrapping this ensemble, heaven right? Plus mega brownie points for your Santa! To finish the 'Purple One' off I think a pearl thong is needed with matching nipple tassels, perfect stocking fillers.... purple silk with black lace dripping with shiny black beads and our famous pearl thong, just like the purple chocolate has a hazelnut in the the middle, you can have a pearl tickling your middle (clitoris).

My personal favorite (well one of them at least) 'The Red One', dark chocolate ozzing with a soft strawberry creme centre mmmmmmmmmm and our 'Red One' just has to be the Dita Von Tease Red dahlia, also one of my personal favorite's and to say this set is amazing is an understatement. The fit is great, the colour is incredible and perfect for the festive season and even more perfect to be chased around the boudoir in before wearing out for cocktails on New Years Eve, everyone knows one must wear Red on New Years for luck, right?!., available up to a F cup and from a 30” back too. Go on, add it to your wish list and bring out that sexy glamorous retro goddess inside of you.

You could choose 'The Blue One '- blue is such an underrated colour in the Quality sweet tin, coconut, it is like a mini bounty bar. Blue is also understated in the lingerie world. I love blue lingerie and particularly this Eden Chic collection from Simone Perele. Here is the padded plunge but also has the half cup sheer lace cup available up to a G cup, this is another collection from a 30” back too. To finish off the Blue look how about this beautiful blue silk Vivis chemise? If you have had this slip before then you will know the amazing shape of it, and if you haven’t then you need it. For sure you need 'The Blue One'.
A wonderful alternative to the classic black or ivory, a delicate take on colour and a wonderful addition to your lingerie collection.

Then we have 'The Pink One'. Yummy sweet soft but hard fudge. The perfect treat. And this next set really is perfection. It’s actually from the Chantal Thomass Spring Summer 2018 collection and it has been flying out and I mean flying. We have just had a top up delivered so most sizes in stock but it does only go to an E cup and from a 32 back. Imagine opening this package, of course it will be wrapped in a big bow and then you can be wearing your very own bow on Christmas Day. It’s bow-tastic. It’s the pretty perfect pink present. 

The Caramel One and Surely everyone loves caramel. The smooth silky caramel centre encased in milk chocolate just makes me think of this sumptuous caramel silk Christine gown. Now I am sure you have a Christine gown but do you have this colour? Every girl needs a glamour gown, wear it sipping your bucks fizz on Christmas morning or out for dinner for New Years, the perfect Underwear As Outerwear piece. Wear it with your pearl thong or cashmere cardigan, wear it anyway and you will feel a million dollars. This shape is just so perfect if you have a bigger bust, the pleats open up over your bust almost like a hand cupping your breasts, honestly it is incredible and it is a must on your wish list, perhaps add a nice black robe to finish you glam lounging at home look, either the sheer tulle trimmed in silk Dita Von Tease or the silk velvet from Vivis, or a chunky cashmere knit perhaps one from our neighbors Wild Swans (they stock beautiful knits) or we have a Brora in Islington too. 

Next to come out of the chocolate tin is the Honey One, honeycomb to be exact, a bit like a marmite I guess, you either love it or loath it, just like this Aubade lingerie set pictured below. For me this is one of my absolute favorite sets ever ever ever, but I nearly didn’t order it, I couldn’t decide if I loved it or not. When I received the delivery and opened the box it was love at first sight -well second sight as I had seen it 6 months previous when I ordered it! This set is amazing, even if you are not an animal print fan I urge you to try it as it looks totally different on and is stupendous so swing by and try it quick and add it to your list. Comes in 30” backs!

I keep reading that shops are offering free gift wrapping, well in Tallulah it is always free gift wrapping, whether you are buying a gift for someone or the best sort of gift self gifting everything and I mean everything is wrapped for you in plenty of tissue paper and massive satin bows.
By all accounts it is a safe bet that if you swing by the boudoir and create your wish list then send your Santa in you will be sure to get at least something you really really want (and that fits) this Christmas. Ooh and 1 last thing, the perfumes we sell are incredible even if I do say so myself. Perfect unisex or gender neutral as we say nowadays ;-)

Hope to see you over the next week to get your stockings filled! Lots of lingerie love to you and remember....

The boudoir is open everyday until Christmas Eve xxx


Thursday, 9 November 2017

The Oscars of the Lingerie World

Stars Underlines Best Shop Awards 2017.

We wait all year for it and it has finally come around...the Oscars of the Lingerie World!

The Stars Shop Awards are very special awards, unlike other awards, nominees can not nominate themselves. We are put forward. So just to be nominated is an incredible achievement and something to be very proud of indeed, but to then go on and become a finalist is amazing- and yep you got it, Tallulah is a finalist and ever so proud and excited!
We are up for an award we have been incredibly lucky enough to of won before 
'Best Concept Store'. 

It is a fun and fabulous night out in the beautiful Globe Theatre in London and of course the new Aubade collection 'Troublant Désir' is just perfect for the event-

With its sheer black lace half cup shape with delicate pretty rose gold droplet in the middle of the cups and lace strap details over the bust which are very cleverly removable (Aubade do think of everything) -


With the tiny buttons on the strap pictured above and...


the little loop on the inside in the middle of the cups. So one can remove this detail should you so wish to. Although I have to say the extra lace detail looks particularly good under this top from the collection too...

You can imagine, the straps mirror the neck-line perfectly.

Going back to the knickers, these cheeky overt lacey knickers...

Aren't they pretty? And here is the subtle but ever-so naughty open detail...

That's what I love so much about this collection, it's so damn sexy and naughty but in a chic way (just like our famous Pearl Thong) nothing tacky about this collection.
it does also have a gorgeous babydoll, the perfect shape suspender belt, I wore mine yesterday (if you follow on Instagram you would know) and thong. Sorry no images of these you will have to swing by the boudoir to see more!

This is what I am planning on teaming my Aubade with-

Only thing undecided on is the hosiery, not sure if it should be more lace, one can never wear too much lace in my opinion, or go sheer perhaps with a black seam...we will see when  getting ready later what works best.
Getting on all my rose gold jewellery too to match the rose gold droplet on the bra.
For sure I will be finishing off my look with my absolute favourite scent of the moment.

The new limited edition scent from
 Marc de la Morandière Parfums.
With a top note Bergamot, Orange peel and Palmarosa. The heart is Vetiver Essence and Peruvian Pepper. Base of White Cedar, Gaiac, Amber and Incense.
Vetiver is up there on my best-loved smells and MDM have managed to create this new scent wonderfully, deep and woody in a very subtle and sexy way and available in the boudoir now but for a Limited time only so be quick!

 And that is what I will be wearing tonight at the Oscars, opps sorry I mean Lingerie awards.

Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight in the beautiful surroundings that we are lucky enough to be in eating, drinking and dancing the night away. GOOD LUCK to everyone nominated this evening, sending lots of Lingerie Love and Luck to you all.

May I just Thank You again to everyone that popped by the boudoir last weekend for our 14th birthday celebrations, plus all the love, flowers, chocolates and very kind words that have been sent this week from you all, 'Tallulah's Lingerie family'.
Honestly I am so very grateful.
Life can be very hard at times, but if you are in some well-fitted beautiful lingerie you can get though anything and all sorts can be  achieved.  

Happy Thursday lingerie loves,
Hope to see you soon,
Love Tallulah xx

Friday, 3 November 2017

Celebrating 14 wonderful years...

FRIDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2 - 7 pm

Tallulah would LOVE your company in the boudoir to help celebrate 14 wonderful years. As a Thank You for your love and support over the years there will be a very special Discount on everything you add to your lingerie collection plus plenty of bubbles, goodie bags full of gorgeous goodies from some of our favourite suppliers, plus (yes even more) every purchase gets you in with a chance of winning 2 prizes.

The goodie bags are full of goodies from Stella McCartney, Simone Perele, Implicite, Wolford, Chantelle, Wacoal, Btempted and Aubade topped off with gifts from our absolutely amazing neighbours Aesop.

Hello xxx

The gifts that can be won with every purchase are generously given to us by Mariejo Lingerie, one can choose a set of their choice, and also some sexy shape wear (yes there is such a thing!) from Wolford.

For our regulars you will know the deal with the discount- but for you newbies (welcome) and you will have to come in and find out how much you will be getting off everything!

I would like to take this opportunity if I do not get to see you over the next couple of days how lucky I am, from the amazing girls helping in the boudoir (you know who you all are, I really do love you and sorry I am such a control freaks at times) to the designers that we get to buy beautiful lingerie and loungewear from to of course the most important- you, the lingerie lovers that in turn let Tallulah support your breasts (and other things).
The relationship between clients and us in the boudoir is amazing, what is said and goes on within these ruby red walls stays in these ruby red walls- 

So Thank you for the last 14 years- and here's to the next how ever many years...
Lots of Love Tallulah (aka Nicola) xxx

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

La Dolce Vita, the summer edit

Summer is blazing and all I think about is escaping to the mediterranean, daydreaming of delicate vintage lace, an ivory and blush palette, perfect for sun-kissed skin. 
I thought I would have a little fun today and style my latest crush in a summer edit just for you!

How perfectly named is this Maison Lejaby set, la Bohemienne. It is both modern and nostalgic all at once. 

The soft cup bra fits to perfection even up to an D cup and has the most wonderful fringe details.
For the ultimate Bohemienne look, style it up with the delicate Shell Belle "seduce me gown"and high waist knicks for a real Dolce Vita night.


It is also available in the underwire style, giving a real 70's retro vibe. Beautiful fit in both a padded and unpadded version. A must-have for all your flowy white summer items.
The lace trim feels too pretty to even hide! Show off innocently the edges with a little strappy number like this Steph Aman nude dress (picture below)



I hope this little taster of Lejaby's Bohemienne has given you ideas for your next holidays!

Lot's of lingerie love to you,

x T

Monday, 12 June 2017

Summer Solstice Shopping 

Well, hasn't time flown by since my last blog post!
We are now officially in Summer time (although as I type this it is looking rather gloomy out there on Cross Street) and enjoying lots of beautiful colourful lace lingerie, sheer negligees and silk chemises.
Like these 2 sets from Chantelle below. 

Then if you follow Tallulah on Instagram then you would of seen the beautiful, delicate diaphanous cotton negligees pictured here-

With a number of styles to choose from with the cotton collection, there will be at least 2 for you to go home with ;-)

If cotton is not your thing and silk is then you must see our summer silks from Marjolaine (pictured below) plus the colours we have from Italian designer Clara Rossi are just lick-ably divine. Lots of silk camisoles to at the moment, so you can do the Underwear as Outerwear trend that we love so much very easily.

Then we have the bridal season, although bridal season has just turned into a year round season, it has been fun helping to create lots of magical Bridal Trousseau's for all our special Brides-to-Be. I love this colour way that one of brides chose with her bespoke knickers of blush satin with pale blue embroidery as her something blue, such a unique touch- your partners name embroidered across your bottom.

Going through my diary earlier I noticed that the longest day of the year- the Summer Solstice is very very fast approaching indeed. To celebrate its arrival, this weekend you are invited into the boudoir to sip on Prosecco whilst shopping your outfit for Summer Solstice this

Drinks served all day.

Get ready to find your inner Witch with a fancy new lingerie ensemble from our summer collections. We have plenty of black lace to so fear not, its all about colour but it is about getting ready for some serious hot loving' on the longest day of 2017.

Really hope to see you and some of your girlfriends this Saturday!

Lots of lingerie love to you xx

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Happy International Women's Day 2017.

International Women's Day originally called International Working Women's Day is celebrated on March 8th every year around the world. It commemorates the struggle for women's rights. 

In some countries around the world today it is an official holiday. In others maybe not an official holiday but it is recognised and it is similar to Mother's day, it is customary for men to give the women in their lives - friends, mothers, wives, girlfriends, daughters etc. flowers and small gifts. 

I am proud to be pro women not just in my personal life but in business too- I support where ever and whenever I can. From the candles we stock in Tallulah that are made by Jennifer at M&J ethical candles in her very own house. She mixes, hand pours, labels them, she does it all, then hand delivers them to the boudoir, and if that wasn't enough a donation is sent to a local charity called Nia who are 'Delivering cutting edge services to end violence against women and children' -

To the independent female designer's we are lucky enough to have stocked in Tallulah. To name but a few - Michelle from Shell Belle, Laura at Ell & Cee, Christine you too from Christine silks in Canada, Luisa from Loveday London and Kerry from Verry Kerry oh I could very proudly list a whole many more.....
For me it is vital that the working relationship is equal with these women. As a women in business it is difficult enough as it is and I really do not want to make it any more difficult for any women and to be honest I expect that back. Respect and Support each other. I have come under attack in the past with fellow women criticising what I do- whether its because they do not like that it is lingerie (some people, women in particular feel very threatened by this) or that it is 'just a shop floor job' either way my job is not really taken very seriously, I am so very proud of my job and even more proud of how we help women feel in Tallulah - this to me is empowering.
Working on the shop floor, buying, fittings, tidying up, making tea, having meetings, cleaning the toilets and so much more, it all has to be done.
 Blimey when I think back to summer 2003 and trying to get Tallulah up and running....I'm sure if I were a man I would have been taken much more seriously. I was lucky enough to have a very supportive feminist partner that has continued to support, back in the very beginning it was full of obstacles not to go ahead with Tallulah.

Life and business, both are hard enough, as a women we really should be able to stand up and support each other, let each other know "I have your back" not to beat each other with a stick as Emma Watson mentioned this week when talking about that gorgeous photo of her in that beautiful Burberry cape for Vanity Fair. 

I grew up in a violent and very abusive atmosphere being told I was good for nothing, just stocking Safeways selves if I was lucky. Well here I am stocking my very own shelves. Luckily I am no longer surrounded by these people, I only surround myself with equal Love and support. Feminism is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities.
It's not just 1 day to support one another, but every day.

Now go and support Tallulah and get yourself a new lingerie set ;-)
lots have been delivered over the last couple of weeks and below are some little tasters for you... 

Beautiful new aubade in midnight lace also available in peach lace.

Gothic style with this Elles collection from Simone Perele.

Wacoal's Frivole is a tattoo effect.

One of our favs in the boudoir from Chantal Thomass now in polka dots.

Or this lagoon lace from Chantelle- gorgeous!!

As always, lingerie love to you all.
Thank you for your continued support.
T xx
Next blog will be about our swimwear event- please cave the date Friday 24th and Saturday 25th March for the fun.

Thank you to Wikipedia for the information at the top of this blog, Vanity Fair for Emma Watson image, Mark Whitfield for the interior shot and all you wonderful Women and Men.