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 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. 

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

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... http://www.tallulah-lingerie.co.uk/shop/


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 on...you 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

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Summer in the city...

So finally Justin Timberlake has taken the sunshine out of his pocket and put it in the sky for us all to enjoy, well for today and maybe tomorrow anyway! 
I love the lighter, almost carefree moods, hearing music wafting through the air and the fact that one can have a Gin and Tonic at any time of the day when it is this hot (sip sip).

My current obsession is still the Simone Perele 'Wish' in Paprika and here is an image of how I 'wish' I could wear it!

This week in the boudoir it has been rather exciting, I have started the swimwear buying for next summer (I know we haven't even had this summer yet right!?) and for once I am actually really excited at what I have seen. As much as I love swimwear, it is not my favourite to buy for Tallulah's loyal customers. I know how important it is to feel confident whilst one is walking around practically naked, I just would much rather be shopping for (myself) stock for the boudoir pieces of pretty Chantilly lace trimmed bras and matching panties or sheaths of silk.  Although I have to say, my heart skipped a beat a couple of times over the last couple of days, so watch this space...but in the meantime he is a little snippet of what I am thinking...

Another exciting thing to happen this week is we had our rather wonderful Photographer Mark Whitfield in shooting some new interior shots of the boudoir. It is always a laugh when Mark is in and typically always gets busy- I think he loves it! Check out his website and Instagram page, he really is a very good Photographer and always so much fun, he manages to capture Tallulah just the way it is, beautiful. 

Right now I am prepping for a new Christine Silk order, and as you know Tallulah is very proud and privileged to be the soul European stockist for this Canadian handmade brand. Now if you have 1 (or more) of these amazing silk gowns, you will know what I mean when I say that they are THE most amazing silk gown, slip, nightie, dress - how ever you want to wear it, there is. They are utterly divine. Every very time we sell one to a lucky lady we share the warning, once you have 1 colour you WILL want more... well Christine silk gown ladies, I am in the middle of placing Tallulah's order. If you have a bespoke request, then please get it in to me by the end of the day on Friday. Email with any questions tallulah@tallulah-lingerie.co.uk and I will be sure to help you get your very own bespoke silk gown.
I will be ordering for myself the shorter length that sits below the knee, we sold out of these pretty quick earlier in the year- I'm thinking it will be my Christmas Party Dress. You know what, we have actually sold quite a few in this new length as tango dresses, well dancing dresses- the movement to them is wonderful.

Everyone is writing about the trend Tallulah loves best, the Underwear As Outerwear trend, including this week in The Guardian click on the link and have a little read, then order your bespoke silk Christine gown ;-)

I think my laptop has had enough of the heat so I am signing off. Hope you have enjoyed this blog post!
Lots of Lingerie Love to you, and I hope to see you in the boudoir soon for a little lingerie fix.
T xx

Friday, 1 July 2016

Have you been fitted recently?

I am not mentioning it, I refuse to except that Staying In is the new going out (I wish).
That's it- the only mention of last weeks shenanigans in this blog post!
Have you been fitted recently? I know every time one of our lovely and wonderful loyal ladies purchase a new bra or 2 from Tallulah they get a fitting, but have YOU been fitted (the ladies who are yet to swing by the boudoir)? You may read that it is advisable to be fitted very 6 months for a bra- personally I feel this statement to be a little exaggerated, and every time one purchases a new bra just be professionally fitted. This could be every 3 months or every year how ever you lingerie shop. We have some customers that shop once a month (or twice, you know who you are true lingerie addicts) and then we have the once a year get it all done in one go shoppers. What ever sort of lingerie shopper you are make sure your fitter sees every bra on you- and I do to mean in a department store (and one in particular who you all know I have massive issues with- I will not say the name again) but in a professionally trained environment, preferably independent (just because us indies need to support each other and spread the love) your breast tissue, posture and outerwear will only Thank you. Once you have been fitted professionally you will know exactly how good a well fitting bra feels, you will be able to feel yourself if your bra really is ill-fitting.

Swing by to be fitted in this gorgeous new colour way of the fabulous 'Wish' collection delivered this week from Simone Perele. At Tallulah we love everything about this collection and in the past we have stocked it in Black, Grey and Blush. If you have had any of the other colours and I know many of you have had all 3- this is a must have addition to  your lingerie collection. I can't decide whether to go for the padded plunge pictured below or the sheer half cup. I have had both shapes and equally love to wear both...

Apart from the obvious reason why we love this collection so much at Tallulah- have you seen the delicate embroidery? and the strap detail?...but the sizes on offer make this one of our best sellers due to the 30" backs and up to F cups. Plus the fit, it has been my main go to this year to fit with on many ladies.

Another new collection arrived this week photographed above and I am wearing it today. I keep it no secret my love of Chantal Thomass and all of her collections that arrive in the boudoir. However, the only complaint (eekkk I know) is that I do wish so very much that we had the same generous sizes to offer like the 'Wish' collection. We never have 30" backs and only ever up to an E cup from C.T. This new collection is named 'Craquante' translated to crunchy- this will be my new Friday set I think! One of the things I totally love apart from the sheer tulle, subtle polka dot and frill on the cup is the knickers, smooth with no seams = no VPL genius! Below is a cheeky shot of me this morning...

And if you follow Tallulah on Instagram you will of seen another selfie of me wearing it to, but with more clothes on this time! I am obsessed with this bra at the moment!

Something one does not need to be fitted for is a silk slip or camisole, and this gorgeous deep green and black leopard print silk camisole from Stella McCartney is a great Underwear As Outerwear piece. Tucked into a sexy pencil skirt or teamed up with denim cut offs, anyway you like it is so easy to wear.

The picture at the top of this blog is one of our fitting cards. Why don't you book your appointment for a fitting today- call the boudoir 020 7704 0066 and we can book you in, fit you and start a file for you with all of your details of size, what does and does not suit or fit you, all ready for someone, anyone to come and buy you a treat or 2.

I mentioned 'Wish' a fair few times in these few paragraphs, from lingerie to real events I do wish things turn out differently in all aspects of life. Including the result of last week. 
5 months have gone by (if you are a regular reader of this blog you will know what happened 5 months ago) and this week I really need to cheer myself up with something colourful and lucky enough this arrived just in time...

Thank you Marjolaine, you rescued me. A silky treat to myself. 
Looking forward to seeing you over the weekend for a treat to yourself, 
go on, you deserve it.

Until next time lingerie lovers, be kind to yourself, your body.
Tallulah x