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 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