A good outfit needs support and I'm not just talking structure! When you know that you're rocking fab skivvies, it's fun to build you outfit and you have this sense of being able to take on the day because you started on the right track! With that said, I introduce La Verite Lingerie that has a number of collections that are perfect to start your day, evening and more off on the right foot! I'm loving the bra and pantie which has details on it that makes you excited to jump in them! In addition, it's about having fab robes! I own probably 6 robes and although we all love having our terry and cashmere robes there is something about getting ready in a silk robe and this one by Jenny Packham is decadent and a take off of a kimono style robe. In addition, when I am getting ready I love to get ready with my jewelry which is how I start getting dressed! We all know that I am a huge fan of Virgins, Saints and Angels Benito Magdalena in Gold with Opague Purple Amethyst. Since Amethyst is a calming stone complete the look with Sheila Fajl's gold plated Amethyst ring which is phenom! Now all you need to do is to decide what to wear!
It's official, today we kick off Bridal Week! I'm beyond thrilled for next weekend as I will be viewing a number of shows from Romona Keveza at the St Regis Hotel. For the rest of the month, I'll share some fab items that you should think about for your big day as well as for the rest of your wedding party. I've got the scoop on fab gowns, accessories, his attire, beauty items and so much more! In tweets leading up to today, people have been asking why Kitten Lounge is going to be chatting about this glam topic. For one, I love bridal and have so many friends that are in this phase of their life. I know that one day, I will join the ranks of brides to be so I thought it would be great to share with you what my fave styles are. I love period pieces to be honest and the dresses above are from
renowned fashion stylist and creative director of The Vintage Wedding Dress Company, Charlie Brear, who created a collection that showcases the wedding dress by various Decades. I am a huge fan of the 20's (on the left) which allowed lower waist lines and plunging necklines. I love that headbands became an acceptable alternative to veils.On the right, this dress shows the 30's which is an era of femininity and glamour. This curve loving dress allowed for higher waist lines and a flowy essence to it.
To kick off bridal season on Kitten Lounge, we have partnered with Affinitas by G Grace who has such a fab line of lingerie and we are giving away the entire lingerie collection shown above! Retailing at over $200, 1 lucky bride to be will receive a Bustier (with removable straps), Balconet Bra, Push-up Bra, Hipster, Thong and Garter Belt ( please note size range for Bustier + Bras is A-DD cup, bottoms is XS-XL (approx 0 – 12)). You may be selected as the 1 fabulous winner if you do the following:
1: Visit Affinitas and tweet @AffinitasIntima and @KittenLounge what item you would wear on your honeymoon (or if you're not getting married where you would wear this in general) via Twitter. If you don't have Twitter and use Facebook, Like Affinitas and at Kitten Lounge and let us know via FB what you would wear from their website on Kitten Lounge's FB page under our Affinitas contest!
2: This contest runs now through Oct 31st, 2011 at 12 noon EST
3: One winner will be selected during a random drawing and announced via their Twitter and/or Facebook account on Nov 1st, 2011 so that they can claim their prize!
4: No prize substitutions.
5: You must be 18 years old or older to enter and a resident of the USA.
Now, I have always been a huge fan of wearing underwear that make you feel amazing. I am a true believer that when you're underthings are rocking, you have no choice but to feel amazing. But there are times where your underwear does become a primary focus and in this time period, being matchy matchy is not a bad thing. Definitely pair them with the super cute matching bottoms but don't feel afraid to bring in another color. I love this kimono style robe which is super decadent and then pop on a fab ring to complete the look!
A few months ago, I was introduced to Spreegirl at an Editor's event and I have to say that since that time, I have been hooked on this super cute sleepwear brand. It has gone with me on a lot of trips with friends, meeting other designers and so much more. Spreegirl's philosophy is that you should be fashionable at all times and that it can be carried into bed time. I actually have a super cute gingham set that's a tank top and boy shorts much like the one the model is wearing in the picture. I love that it's super girly while having a bit of a spice in there too. In the end, it's a fun LA line that you should start introducing to your closets!
Fortunately, if you view the site, you can also get a sneak peek into what is available for this fall which is just as great as their spring and summer line as well. Take some time to check out the collection and if you're looking to purchase them, then you should check out such sites as Yandy.com and Revolver Clothing.
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