Monthly Archives: September 2013

Lingerie Review | Freya Totally Tartan

Earlier this week I shared the news that Freya Lingerie had been awarded the ultimate status of cool, courtesy of Cool Brands’ definitive 2013/14 list of en vogue brands.  The only full bust lingerie brand named in the entire list, this means serious stuff to us Freya fans with big boobs!  D+ lingerie and catwalk trends have never been more symphonious. This Autumn sees an exciting return to the punk scene, with tartan and check patterns

Festival of Thrift | Part 2 – A New Thrifty Generation

Living up north usually brings disappointment when events are announced as London is the usual location of choice, so when I found out something big was set to happen in the north east and be of an interest of mine, I was pretty excited. I love vintage, shabby chic home styles, making things and being money savvy so the Festival of Thrift over in Darlington was right up my street. The weekend began for me with an exclusive blogger

Festival of Thrift | Part 1 – Modern Thrifty Living

Living thriftily hasn’t always been chic.  In the age of technology where modern conveniences are a given, it’s easy to forget a time when looking after the pennies really meant eating hand to mouth. The 40s and 50s look glamorous today, with modern day pin ups playing homage to the ultra feminine styles and the ‘keep calm’ war message emblazoned across every mug and canvas, but the reality for many meant rations on necessities, with

Freya Officially Named a Cool Brand!

Large cup lingerie tends to have a poor reputation where fashion is concerned.  Conceptions that underwear for the busty is frumpy and far from on trend lends to the continuing opinion that anyone over a D cup wears granny bras and don’t get to wear current trends.  Freya Lingerie has long been a favourite of mine since wearing a 28H-30GG bra, so I’m pretty biased when saying I think they’re a cool brand who produce

Tallulah Loves Tom Ford!

Image Copyright – Tallulah Love Lingerie Tallulah Love Lingerie – who are based right here in the north east of England – shared some hugely exciting news recently.  Designer cum photographer, Tom Ford, collaborating with former editor of French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld, approached the luxury indie brand requesting pieces from their latest collection to be used in a super glossy US located photoshoot.   The image, that depicts a tangle of curvy models showcasing gorgeous Tallulah Love

Animal Shabby Chic Wall Art + Giveaway!

Moving house is always a stressful and daunting time, whether it’s a positive move or not.  Although we love the countryside for it’s rural delights (the views, the walks and the wildlife), the trappings that came with rural living had begun to wane after 14 years living out in the sticks.  So, we decided it was time to move.  Now I think we have the best of both worlds, since our house is literally on

Mystical Myla: Autumnal Lust List

When September arrived I really felt a change in the air.  Whilst I was hoping for an Indian summer, it’s clear the seasons are changing.  The swifts left us weeks ago and now the nights are steadily drawing in.  Autumn’s moist air, scented with the sweetness of fallen leaves is creeping upon us, ushering us indoors to hunker down and cosy up.   Brushed cotton pyjamas and fleece gowns have their place in the chilly

Diversity In Lingerie: How Realistic Are Our Demands?

Diversity in the fashion world is getting there.  In the last twenty years, we’ve seen fashion stores introduce collections, along side their mainstream lines, catering for the petite, tall, plus size and pregnant.  Within the lingerie industry, in the last decade, the demand for D+ bras and bands below a 32 has seen the development of wider ranges and an influx of new large cup brands catering to the specific needs of the busty and