Fox and Rose Autumn/Winter 2014 – The Colour Trends

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It may seem like a coincidence that every new season has its particular trends. When you look at the designer catwalk photographs in fashion magazines it may look like many designers just miraculously had the same ideas in terms of looks and colours or perhaps they all sat down and had a good chinwag before deciding what they should present to the world.

However, the world of fashion trends is a highly thought out process and there are many companies who actually predict these trends well in advance based on things such as what films are going to be released that season, what is happening in the world of music, what is the general feeling in society or in politics. All these things, and many many more, influence those who set out the rules for future trends.

Pantone AW14 Colours

Top 10 Colours for AW14 by Pantone

One company who is involved with creating the colour palette that we all are influenced by each season, whether we know it or not, is Pantone. If you’ve never heard of Pantone, they are the company responsible for standardising all colours throughout design, whether its fashion, lingerie, interiors, websites and much more. As always, they have produced their top 10 colours for the AW14 season and here at Fox and Rose you can see just how those colours have been used to create a very autumnal range.

Bisou Bisou Rocket set by Mimi Holliday

Mimi Holliday’s Rocket Collection is a the same hue as Radiant Orchid, yet they have chosen to brighten it to fit in with their own bright colour palette. It’s available in a range of pieces including a soft bra and shoulder bra, as well as three styles of knickers, and a matching slip and eye mask for night time. Each piece is created in radiant orchid soft eyelash lace and 100% silk satin.

Signature Collection by Else

The Signature Collection by Else is a dark hue of Sangria with its autumnal merlot tones. This beautiful red is just the colour you see some of the darkest leaves turning as they fall from the trees. Available in a complete set of plunge bra, deep suspender belt and thong, its crafted in the softest Leavers lace and silk, with even the cups being lined in matching silk.

Copen Blue Selma Dancing Lingerie Set by Stella McCartney

Bright Colbalt is represented by one of my favourite ranges for AW14, the Selma Dancing Collection by Stella McCartney. This is such an unusual shade of blue that you rarely see in fashion, nevermind lingerie and it really is a stand out colour for this season. Designed in matching Leavers lace, silk and Stella McCartney’s signature gold hardware, this is a must for all you trend setters.

L'honorable Rouge collection by Rosy

Adding the richness of autumn orange the L’Honorable collection by Rosy creates a perfect brightness of Aurora Red to the darker, more cooler shades. Contrasted with ivory lace, each piece is produced in the same satin shade. Available in a padded plunge bra, brief, tanga and shorty boxer brief, it also has a beautiful nightwear slipdress to compliment its range.

Vollers Corset Inspire

The Inspire satin corset by Vollers is the perfect shade of Royal Blue. Sumptuous and seductive, this stunning corset adds a regal and luxurious shade to the AW14 colour palette. Trimmed with contrasting panels of black lace and finished with edging of black silk, it hints at the times of Queen Elizabeth I when corsets were intricate and opulent.

Rayonnante collection by Rosy

The La Rayonnante Collection by Rosy has managed to harness not one but three of this seasons colours, Aluminium, Mauve Mist and Misted Yellow. These three shades have been combined to create, what is quite probably, one of the most unique designs within the Fox and Rose ranges. Styled in an unusual triangle print and trimmed with mauve and yellow satin and yellow lace, it is available in a padded bra and brief.

So what do you think of this seasons colour palette? Are you beginning to feel more autumnal?

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The 5 Best US & Canada Based Lingerie Blogs To Follow

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Oops, we made a boob (yes, every pun intended)! We recently put together a list of what we think are the 5 Best UK based Lingerie Blogs to Follow. Well, we stand corrected, we had two blogs on there that aren’t, in fact, UK based but rather are over the pond in America. So, we’ve updated our previous list and have also put together a list of what we think are the 5 best US & Canada based lingerie blogs to follow. Thankfully our mistake is a benefit to you as you get to see even more wonderful lingerie blogs to follow!

The Lingerie Addict

The Lingerie Addict

If you follow any lingerie blogs, apart from ours of course, then I bet you follow The Lingerie Addict. You can’t talk about US bloggers without mentioning Cora Harrington who has run this site since way back in 2008.

Posting daily, and sometimes several in one day, her blog is quite possibly the biggest source of intimate apparel knowledge and covers everything from reviews to new season collections to the latest sales, as well as body image, corsetry, diversity, cosplay and the business side of the industry. Well, just about anything lingerie related you could think of! You can even sign up for her newsletter to receive weekly sales and promotions lists as well as the occasional exclusive offers for particular brands.

Sweet Nothings

Sweet Nothings

Sweet Nothings is like a big hug on your computer screen. It’s warm and fuzzy and just makes you want to smile. Focusing on the fuller figure and fuller bust lingerie, it has the usual reviews and new collection posts but what makes it stand out is the gorgeous photography. There’s a real feeling of the etherial with floating fabrics and beautifully arranged flowers.

Alongside the lingerie posts sits a collection of baking posts, the author’s second obsession, which all helps to increase that warm feeling. So, if you love lingerie and love food too, this blog is for you.

Lucy’s Corsetry

Lucy's Corsetry

If you are even contemplating buying a corset we would highly recommend that you check out Lucy’s Corsetry blog first. Based in Canada, Lucy is not only obsessed with corsets but she is also hugely knowledgable about health issues and how the two are combined, so you know you’re going to get good advice here.

Unlike many bloggers Lucy doesn’t post every week but when she does, the wealth of information is outstanding and her video posts where she reviews a specific corset are invaluable. When I was deciding whether to purchase a What Katie Did corset I watched her reviews and afterwards I was totally convinced they would be the right style for me.

The Lingerie Lesbian

The Lingerie Lesbian

Yes, she’s a lesbian and yes, she loves lingerie, hence the name. Caro set up her blog in 2012 and has a (un)healthy obsession with anything cute, girly and lacy. She mainly focuses on lingerie, writing reviews, introducing new brands she’s discovered and showing off the latest collections but she also throws in a mixture of issue related posts, focusing on how lingerie impacts on our everyday lives and how it makes us feel. Her honesty and openness shine through in every post as she gives her own perspective on issues such as how the lingerie industry uses sex as its main advertising campaign.

Scarlet’s Letter

Scarlet's Letter

I’m an avid reader of the Scarlet’s Letter blog. Amber, who set up the site in 2009, has a really fun way of looking at lingerie and her posts always reflect this. Her reviews are always honest and full of helpful information but it’s the series of posts she does that really grab your attention, from ‘The Geeky Fan Girl’s Guide to Lingerie’ to ‘Lingerie Inspired By’ to ‘Lingerie on Film’.

As well as all that, Amber has regular giveaways from some really amazing brands, designer interviews, and talks a lot about sizing, being a fuller busted girl herself. She’s also a big supporter of indie brands and has often featured our very own sister site Joanna’s Wardrobe.

Have you come across any US or Canada based lingerie blogs that you’d like us to add to our list?

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Fox and Rose Autumn/Winter 2014 – Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

With two of the most famous musicians on earth as her mother and father, you would’ve thought that Stella McCartney would’ve chosen to follow in their footsteps. Instead she has made her own way in life, making a huge impact on the fashion world.

Starting at the age of thirteen when she made her first jacket, Stella McCartney had always had a passion for designing clothes and at the age of sixteen she was lucky enough to intern at the world renowned Christian Lacroix company, and there her destiny was set in stone. After graduating from Central St Martins, she went on to work as Creative Director at Chloé and in 2001 she set up her own fashion house under her own name.

Stella McCartney

Her style is described as ‘sharp tailoring, natural confidence and sexy femininity’ which has always shown through in all she does, from her ready-to-wear collections, her Adidas sports performance collection, accessories, eyewear and perfume. She has even created her own kids line and designed Team GB’s clothing for the 2012 Olympics.

In 2008 Stella debuted her first lingerie collection in collaboration with New Zealand lingerie company Bendon. It featured pieces made from silk, organic cotton and georgette silk chiffon and all in the signature Stella McCartney palette of antique pink, cream, blue and pearl grey and, as always, had a distinct sense of strong, sexy femininity. These elements continue to feature in her designs today and at Fox and Rose we have been lucky enough to add three of her latest collections to our Autumn/Winter range.

The Selma Dancing Collection

Copen Blue Selma Dancing Chemise by Stella McCartney

The Selma Dancing collection has been produced in a unusual colour of copen blue, a similar hue to pale cornflower blue. The stretch silk satin Chemise features panels of matching Leavers lace, creating a beautifully feminine slip that feels incredible next to the skin.

Copen Blue Selma Dancing Lingerie Set by Stella McCartney

To compliment the chemise, the exceptionally detailed Contour Bra is quite something. It features gathered silk satin cups, appliquéd Leavers lace, delicately pleated straps and the Stella McCartney exclusive gold triangle strap ring.

Both pieces can be matched with either the Selma Dancing Thong or Brief which feature matching silk satin, Leavers lace and finely stitched triangular panels to create a feeling of vintage luxury.

The Ellie Leaping Collection

Ivory Heart Ellie Leaping Lingerie Set by Stella McCartney

The Ellie Leaping Collection is a mixture of ivory heart print on pink silk crepe de chine, soft patterned mesh and matching French Leavers lace all brought together to create an exquisite range any girl could want. The collection consists of a matching Balconnet Bra and Bikini Brief both with beautiful pintuck detailing.

The Georgia Glowing Collection

Georgia Glowing Lingerie Set by Stella McCartney

The Georgia Glowing Collection combines Stella McCartney’s love of sharp clean lines, confident femininity and sports luxe with a mixture of black Leavers lace, matt stretch sports fabric, pattern mesh and silk trim. The Soft Cup Bra is a soft alternative to any underwire bra but still offers a decent amount of support. Match it with the Boyleg Brief for an unique everyday look.

Georgia Glowing Bodysuit by Stella McCartney

Our favourite piece of the whole A/W range has to be the Georgia Glowing Bodysuit. Inspired by Stella McCartney’s Miracle Dress, which is cleverly cut to create the ultimate hourglass silhouette, the bodysuit’s panels are constructed in a way that also help to create an illusion of a sinuous shape. Wear it underneath your clothes as a comfortable, yet sensuous undergarment or in bed as the perfect nightwear.

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Lingerie on Film at Fox and Rose

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The Honourable Woman

Whilst watching The Honourable Woman on BBC1 recently, and constantly seeing Maggie Gyllenhaal in her figure-skimming silk nightgown, it got me thinking about what other lingerie has made an impression on me that has been featured in a TV series or in a film.

Jamie Lee Curtis in True Lies

Jamie Lee Curtis in True Lies

Everyone remembers this famous scene of Jamie Lee Curtis performing a striptease for a man who she doesn’t realise is actually her husband. Her classic black balconette bra and high-cut thong were copied and sold across the world as women wanted to look just as hot for their own man.

Lipstick Fever Balcony Bra by Studio La Perla

High-cut knickers were very much the height of fashion in the 1990s but today we prefer the lower cut hipster briefs or thongs. We’ve brought the Jamie Lee Curtis look up-to-date with Studio La Perla’s Lipstick Fever Balcony Bra and Briefs.

Rose Byrne in I Give It A Year

I Give It A Year

Released in 2013, I Give It A Year was hailed as ‘this year’s answer to Four Weddings’. Unfortunately not everyone saw it that way but there was a great scene where Rose Byrne sported a fabulous Mimi Holliday Kamikaze lingerie set.

Aphrodite Bra and Knickers by Damaris

In a slightly different style but in exactly the same clashing bright colours of orange and shocking pink, the Damaris Aphrodite Lace ‘V’ Bra and Corset Knickers are a fantastic alternative.

Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge

Nicole Kidman was lucky enough to wear some truly incredible costumes in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge but none was more seductive than the black corset, shear lace robe and black stockings she wore whilst lounging in her red velvet boudoir.

Essence Black Corset by Vollers

Voller’s Essence Corset in black with red trim will instantly give you than Moulin Rouge look, nipping in the waist and pushing up the breasts. Perfectly Victorian!

Beau Lace Robe by Shell Belle Couture

Team it with the Beau Lace Robe by Shell Belle Couture to create an enchanting veil for your body as you lie seductively in your own boudoir.

Maison Close Stockings

And finish your outfit off with these unique, French designed, Sheer Cut & Curled Stockings from Maison Close.

Sookie Stackhouse in True Blood

Sookie Stackhouse True Blood

There have been some amazing lingerie moments in every season of True Blood and I’m not just talking about the women! The main character Sookie Stackhouse has definitely had her fair share including this diaphanous bra and robe which suited her fairy character down to a tee.

Tease Bra by Shell Belle Couture

Why not try the Tease Bra and Tanga in pink champagne silk and appliquéd lace by Shell Belle Couture to create a similar delicate, yet tempting look?

Room Service Kimono by Shell Belle Couture

Team it with Shell Belle Couture’s latest addition to it’s collection, the silk crepe de chine Room Service Kimono, which comes in rose tea and noire or porcelain.

Sophia Loren in Marriage Italian Style

Sophia Loren in Marriage Italian Style

The queen of the seductive lingerie scene, Sophia Loren began her acting career in her home country of Italy, starring in films such as Aida, The Gold of Naples and Too Bad She’s Bad.  But it was in the 1964 film Marriage Italian Style where she wore this ever-so-tempting sheer nightgown.

Seduce Me Robe by Shell Belle Couture Titicaca Gown by Damaris

For an equally irresistible look we have not one, but two sheer nightgowns to choose from. Take your pick from the exquisite black lace Seduce Me Gown by Shell Belle Couture or the black silk tulle Titicaca Gown by Damaris.

Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows!

Harry Potter in a bra

And who can forget Daniel Radcliffe in a bra in the Harry Potter film Deathy Hallows? Okay, so it’s not sexy but it certainly left a lasting impression and the bra, to be honest, was very cute.

Exquise Bra by RosyFor a similar,  yet more feminine look, the Exquise Bra by Rosy with its soft ivory tulle with embroidered detail is as cute as you can get.

Have you seen a film recently where you’ve been drooling over the lingerie? Have you seen something similar on Fox and Rose?

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The 5 Best UK Based Lingerie Blogs To Follow

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One of our most popular posts on the blog is ‘So who are the world’s top 10 lingerie bloggers?‘ but it was published way back in 2010 and, as you can image, is rather out of date now. At the time there were very few UK based lingerie bloggers but since then there have been a number of fantastic blogs making waves on the lingerie scene based right here in Blighty and each one has their own unique style and their own views on all things intimate. So, here’s our list of the 5 best UK based lingerie blogs to follow.

Undercover Lingerista

Undercover Lingerista

Kitty at Undercover Lingerista covers all types of lingerie on her blog from high street to online only to luxury brands and her review posts are epic. She really delves down into the intricacies of each item, looking at how they are made, their unique features, how they look against the skin and the quality of the fabrics. Each post has a multitude of photographs with many really close up to show you the fine detailing.

Alongside the reviews are fantastic insider posts to special lingerie events such as new season launches and anniversary celebrations, as well as giveaways, gift guides and spotlights on her favourite brands.

Le Curvy Kitten

Le Curvy Kitten

As the title suggests Le Curvy Kitten blog focuses on the curvier side of lingerie, as well as fashion. Covering everything from up to the minute high street clothes to in-depth looks into indie brands to lingerie and hosiery reviews, there’s probably something here for everyone. But what stands out the most is her love of corsetry and figure hugging dresses.

This blog is about loving your curvy body and showing it off to its full potential. If you’re, like me, a fuller chested girl and love to slink around in body skimming dress whilst believing you’re the next Joan from Mad Men then this blog is for you.

Bras and Body Image

Bras and Body ImageAnna, who runs Bras and Body Image, is a feminist and a supporter of body positivity. Being a large busted girl she has struggled with her own self image and wants to get her voice out there to help others who are in the same position. No body snarking is allowed!

In every review post Anna shows her readers exactly how each piece fits her with amazing photos not just of the front but of all angles and detailed close-ups. This enhances her comprehensive explanation of her views and helps the reader to really know what to expect with their own purchases.

Petite Coquette

Petite Coquette

Petite Coquette is all about the luxury brands and is great place to go and drool over all those pretty pieces you wish you could fill your lingerie drawer with. Every image oozes opulence and indulgence and you can’t help but get sucked in.

The main focus of the blog is on promoting the brands and highlights new collections, upcoming sales and industry rumours. If you love being ahead of the game then make sure you follow this one.

Invest In Your Chest

Invest in Your Chest

Run by Cheryl, Invest In Your Chest began its life in 2010 when she received an awful bra-fitting service in one of the high street stores. As a result the blog focuses mainly on problem sizing, particularly those with small backs and larger cup sizes, as her own body type requires. With two main lingerie based sections, reviews and bra fitting, you can tell that Cheryl is on a mission to improve the whole issue around bra fitting for the masses. A must read if you find sizing a headache.

Have you come across any UK based lingerie blogs that you’d like us to add to our list?

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Fox and Rose Autumn/Winter 2014 – Rosy

August is a great month for lingerie, not only do you have the summer sales going on, including ours at Fox and Rose and our sister site Joanna’s Wardrobe (I couldn’t resist the Kiss Me Deadly Divine Girdle), but you also begin to see to the new Autumn/Winter collections appearing in the shops and online. And at Fox and Rose we’re no different. We’ve recently taken delivery of not one, not two but an amazing six new Rosy collections and each one is just to die for.

Rosy lingerie ad 1954

French lingerie brand Rosy began its life in 1947, the same year Dior created the legendary New Look, and immediately focused on highlighting the female form and enhancing its beautiful silhouette. In 1962 it caused waves across the lingerie and advertising world by revealing their latest campaign where they only featured a tastefully nude woman holding a rose. For the first time in history the actual product was missing from the advert, yet it still pulled in the customers.

Today, Rosy draws on its historical knowledge to create stunning collections in silk and satin, highlighted with lace and embroidery, that clearly have a strong vintage influence and continue to emphasise the female silhouette. They do all this and, of course, make sure each piece is constructed with a modern woman’s needs in mind.

La Craquante collection by Rosy

The La Craquante collection is a perfect everyday range and features a cleavage enhancing push-up bra, hipster brief and thong. Each one is beautifully constructed in black stretch satin to give a smooth line underneath your clothes and is highlighted with a sheer black mesh with large dots, making it both practical and alluring.

Rayonnante collection by Rosy

The unusual Art Deco print in lilac and gold of the La Rayonnante collection creates a truly unique design. Its geometric pattern is enhanced by matching block colours of lilac and gold trim both on the padded bra and hipster brief. The bra has a further vintage touch with a deep gold V on the centre band, a detail which Rosy exclusively used in many of their historical ranges.

L'amour collection by Rosy

We know you’ll just love the L’Amour collection! Created in an unusual colour palette of gold satin and overlaid in a purpley brown lace, this really is a unique, yet opulent, combination. Available in a wide range of pieces, including both a padded bra and a plunge bra as well as a tanga, a hipster brief and a shorty brief. Finished with splashes of bright gold satin and every edge is scalloped with lace, this range has a truly luxurious feel.

L'exaltante collection by Rosy

The L’Exaltante collection is another range that has a very strong vintage influence and I think this is rapidly becoming my most favourite from Rosy. Styled using panels of opaque black, delicate black lace over nude and sheer spot mesh, this oozes Hollywood glamour and of a time long forgotten. Available in a padded bra, a string and hipster brief, as well as a light control high-waisted brief and matching slip which will help you glide effortlessly from day to night.

L'honorable Rouge collection by Rosy

The L’Honorable collection is classic Rosy. Clearly influenced by previous ranges, such as La Vintage, yet brought up to date, it’s smooth silk is overlaid with contrasting eyelash silk and is trimmed with an oversized bow. Designed in two bold colourways, prune with ivory lace and gold detail and red with ivory lace and detail, it’s available in a padded plunge bra with removable pads, tanga, brief, shorty boxer brief and slip.

L'honorable Prune collection by Rosy

So what do you think of Rosy’s new collections? Which ones will be on your wish list?

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Fox and Rose at the Beach (Bar)

Regular blogger Cate is away this week so her regular slot is being filled by yours truly.

I really need to tell you all about our exciting Summer Sale, but I want to put you in a holiday mood first. So I’m going to tell you how to make two of my favourite summer cocktails, one for making by the jugful, the other a more subtle and delicate sipping drink – one for my inner Fox and the other for my Rose. Just decide which appeals to you, knock one up and then we can have a leisurely look at what’s on offer at Fox & Rose this month.

My Fox cocktail is the Mojito, because it reminds me of bikinis, bad boys and partying all afternoon on a Caribbean beach. Legend has it that it was Ernest Hemingway’s favourite tipple when he was running around Havana in the 1930’s. Here’s his allegedly favourite recipe with thanks to Pete Cappela at The Savory.

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Hemingway’s Mojito (jug for six)

36 Fresh Mint Sprigs

6 oz. Lime Juice

12 Tbs Brown Sugar

12 oz. Light Rum

Lime wedges for Garnish

Crush the mint sprigs, lime juice and brown sugar in the bottom of a jug. Pour in rum.

Fill glass with crushed ice and pour mixture over. Garnish with lime wedge and remaining mint sprig. Hemingway would often add a splash of champagne as well. Bad boy.

 

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Conversely my Rose sits quietly at the beach bar, her stylish designer swimsuit barely wrapped in a sheer sarong. Her legs elegantly yet seductively crossed, she stirs her Dirty Martini with the olive, waiting for Mr Bond…

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Dirty Martini

1 1/2 oz. vodka

splash of olive juice

blue cheese-stuffed olive

Add vodka and olive juice to a shaker filled with plenty of ice. Shake until very cold and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with olive.

Got your drink? Then let’s take a look at our Summer Beachwear Sale!

Make a style statement with this truly eye-catching Fortuna Swimsuit, styled in a metallic foil material with gold stone trims definitely for anybody who wants to get noticed poolside. The 50’s inspired Brangelina Bikini with its pretty Liberty print will show off your curves perfectly Last but least the elegant & chic Chloe Zebra Bikini should be on everybody’s holiday wish list. This bandeau style bikini with dazzling horseshoe detail on the bust and waist creates a feminine hourglass silhouette. – All from UK brand Pistol Panties and all with 50% Off!

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One not to be missed is this sensational figure enhancing Wrap Swimsuit from La Perla or inject a serious dash of colour to your beachwear look with this vibrant blue Chloe Solo swimsuit from Pistol Panties. This black sleek Poolside Dress from French label Iodus is another one definitely not to be missed from your holiday wardrobe!

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Turn some heads and have some fun in this playful Zanzibar leopard print bikini from La Perla , be glamorously attired in this beautiful Morokko Swimsuit creation from hip swimwear label Mouille or what about the sensational multi coloured leopard print Molly Purple two piece? Certain to get you noticed!

imageFor these and lots more sensational Summer Sale bargains, shop early at the sale page over at Fox and Rose!

Finally, you can find even more wonderful swimwear bargains over at our retro-inspired sister site Joanna’s Wardrobe where there’s 40% off all beachwear!

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