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). 

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
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. 

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 -  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

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

Monday, 10 October 2016

The Faithful...

I will start off with apologising in the delay of this blog post and to let you know we have gone to our 'winter opening hours' and will be closed on Mondays until December, although I will always be happy to come in on a Monday for any appointments so please do not worry if Monday is the only lingerie shopping day for you!

I have been typing this blog up for weeks now, Sophia gave me an idea to do Tallulah's favourite or faithful styles, so here is my interpretation although as you will read I could have only 1 in some of the areas...Hope you enjoy the read and perhaps it will encourage you to do some lingerie shopping this weekend to get your very own faithful pieces.


Every woman needs a dependable nude bra, what ever your skin tone is Tallulah will have it covered. I only have the 1 in my lingerie drawer as they really are not my favourite piece of lingerie, but even I know I need it in my collection for that pale pink sheer chiffon dress I wore for my brother-in-laws wedding and my blush silk satin shirt (Stella style in The Fall). They do not have to be ugly, just to disappear. The Simone Perele 'Delice' has a great smooth bra in its collection. From a 30" back and up to a F cup. 

But for the E cups and up the Empreinte Cassiopee in Mink is a perfect smooth foundation collection. Invisible and seam free it offers a beautiful shape. This is one of those collections that I wish I had a bigger bust for, it is perfect for a fuller bust and so pretty but perfectly smooth. I had to take the image from the catalogue sorry it also comes in black.


Sometimes you just want to wear a cliched really sexy black lace lingerie set and Maison Lejaby do this perfectly with the new collection called 'Demoiselle'. It has the lacey sheer cup (for a bit of nipple action), suspender belt and cheeky shortie amongst other shape bottoms and it very kindly goes up to a G cup, here is it below and again anther from the look book.

And below is one for the small cups, well up to an E cup so not too small. Flocked velvet animal print a great spin on the classic black set from Chantal Thomass. In the collection is the padded (pictured below) and the full cup unpadded. Both are a great shape and have proven to be very popular in other colours earlier this year. Love the high waisted knickers for the cold season, but also has a cute bikini brief and string (pictured). 


The perfect silk chemise is needed for a number of reasons; it will sit under dresses creating a smoother line and movement of fabric, it will keep you warmer as a layer in the cooler months and it will be wonderful to sleep in (do you sleep in silk- if you haven't tried it, trust me you need to there will be no going back).
For me the the silk slip here could be either from Vivis or Ginia. I'm sorry, I know in this blog I am giving 1 faithful per size category but honestly I can not choose between these 2. Both are trimmed in beautiful lace at the neck line and bottom, both are in a wonderful heavy weight 100% silk satin (important to hang correct). The Vivis is cupped and costs 155, the Ginia is not and at 119 a great price. So maybe it will come down to the perfect colour choice for you- although lets face it you need more than 1 so perhaps it could be the blush from Ginia as your light and the deep burgundy from Vivis for the darker. But both are available in more than 1 colour.


Of course it is Wolford here and it is the Velvet de Lux in the tights. Wolford have released a new Shape and Control 66 that I am loving. They do not look like support tights I promise, they just give a super support from the top to the toes. Personally I prefer to wear a stay-up and it has to be the classic Velvet de Lux in black. I love the deep band so it does not dig in too much at the top of the thigh! And then the stocking, in my opinion Wolford do not do stockings very well (controversial i know, but they do not do a seamed stocking or an opaque), so here I had to go to Italian hosiery company Tranperenze and their Sandra 70 denier stockings. Please do not judge these beautifully soft opaque stockings on their packaging is all I'm saying, the are an absolute dream to wear.


Of course it is my favourite Christine. If you have never slept in silk then you need to try, I promise you will never sleep in nothing else. Ever. This style is great what ever your size but I have to say it is particularly amazing on the larger bust as in F and G cups as the pleating on the bust area holds the breasts wonderfully. If you visit the website you can view them and even buy online...


If you are not a nightie 'kinda gal', then theses pjs from Luna Di Seta are perfect for you. The softest modal trimmed in silk. Button through top and elasticated trousers and in 2 colours to choose from including good old black priced at 155 a set. Pictured below with the gorgeous new silk eye masks we are stocking from the very talented and local Jessica Russel Flint.


To finish off your lounge wear and sleep wear look, whether it is a Ginia or Vivis silk chemise, long Christine gown or Luna Di Seta pjs you need to be wrapped up this utterly divine silk velvet robe. 
Can you imagine sitting in front of the fire sipping either red wine or a cup of peppermint tea. Hurry up night time please!


This one is a quick and simple Pearl Thong. If you do not already have one then you need one and not just in black but ivory to. Sexy and simple, imagine you and your lover are out for dinner, you whisper in hushed tones that you have your Pearl Thong will not be hanging around for dessert in the restaurant. Sexy, simple and not in the least bit trashy or tacky. sized Small, Medium and Large and priced at the rather appropriate 69.


I will be posting another blog later in the week asking for your support, just as Tallulah supports all those breasts out there, Tallulah needs your support in something more than shopping with us...

Until then, stay warm and hopefully I have inspired you to find a new Faithful black set or silk slip or even tights.

lots of lingerie love to you,
Tallulah xx

Friday, 26 August 2016

Bank Holiday weekend lingerie treats...

And opening hours. Well Saturday and Sunday are normal opening hours but Monday the boudoir will be closed all day, re-opening at midday on Tuesday. Sorry lingerie lovers- you best get your Bank Holiday Treat quick. Below are a few pieces that arrived this week to entice you in (like you need any encouragement!)

I will start with my favourite, although it has to noted that out of the 3 collections I will show you, it was a tough call to make- but yep its by Aubade.

Part of the reason this is number 1 for me this week is the matching deep suspender belt. I love wearing suspender belts and adore it when a colourful lingerie collection offers one, there are only so many black sets that I want a belt with. So this made me so happy. The collection is the first for Aubade with a new shape, it is a half cup but upto the G cups and from a 30" back. Also it has the great soft padded plunge that is not always available (I am not overly mad on the moulded padded plunge) thus making my decision very difficult on which shape to go for... I'm sure I will be revealing all over on Instagram in due course so stay tuned in ;-)

Then we have not 1 but 2 collections from Simone Perele.
First up is our beloved Amour, if you know Amour then you 'need' this colour. It is so beautiful- not the best picture of the colour but it is a gorgeous topaz. All the usual shapes from 30" back and upto a F cup. I have only shot a picture of the padded plunge, but the lace half cup is pretty lovely too, you will have to swing by to see for yourself...but not Bank Holiday Monday as the boudoir will be closed don't forget.

Last but by no means least is a new collection, this purple ensemble is called Byzance.

 It is described as "Sensual and rock 'n' roll embroidery". The fastening and metal details are in my metal of choice, rose gold as you can see in the image above and on the half cup in the bottom image. No 30" backs in this collection unfortunately and only upto an E cup, but still it is rather beautiful. 3 bra shapes on offer, although I have only capture 2 sorry. The padded plunge, half cup and a full cup. The colour is the most perfect shade of purple and it is exactly Tallulah purple (hence the perfect shade).

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. It is so hot as I type, think it is time for some...

(This image was taken in Gods Own Junkyard, a haven of neon signs that are old and new.)

Hope you have a wonderful extra long Bank Holiday Weekend, and hope to see you in the boudoir soon.
Lots of Lingerie Love from,
T xx