If you’ve been on another planet for the last few weeks then you would’ve missed all the hype surrounding the worldwide phenomenon of the new Fifty Shades of Grey film. Originally penned as a series of three books, this extraordinary erotic tale of a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young wealthy entrepreneur, Christian Grey, has sold over 100 million copies worldwide. When the news broke that it was going to be turned into a Hollywood film the fans went into a frenzy adding their own suggestions on social and fan sites as to who should play the mysterious Mr Grey.
What with us being huge lingerie fans here at Fox and Rose, we had hoped to see some truly amazing pieces of unmentionables during some of the more steamy scenes but the number of lingerie appearances are surprisingly minimal. However, we did get very excited when we heard that Stella McCartney, who is friends with 50 Shades’ director Sam Taylor-Johnson, had provided some of the lingerie for the film and during the infamous red room scene we briefly see Ana wearing the Clara Whispering brief in blue. This colourway, as you can imagine, is completely sold out across the world but if you’re still wanting to purchase a pair to wear for your own Mr Grey why not go for the electrically charged amethyst version available on foxandrose.com?
These ultra smooth bikini briefs are made in the most luxurious amethyst silk as soft and as enticing as that grey silk tie. Edged in delicate matching Leavers lace this brief will leave you begging for more (which you can get in the shape of the Clara Whispering Balconnet Bra!).
And why not team it with the truly sensual Clara Whispering Chemise from Stella McCartney with its titillating open back that falls just to the top of your hips in a V drawing the eye downwards. It’s made in the same matching amethyst silk and Leavers lace.
The Lighter Shades
Ana’s main choice of underwear, particularly before her relationship with Christian takes a more kinkier turn, is a very simple white cotton bra and knickers set with a small amount of lace detailing. This, obviously, is to represent her more innocent self that will eventually become something quite different thanks to Mr Grey. Just like our seductive, mischievous, bold Fox and elegant, understated Rose, we believe every woman has two different shades to her!
As we are a luxury lingerie company one thing we don’t often stock is cotton and tend to veer more towards the sumptuous silk and satin but we do love our lace and you can always find a beautifully innocent white set like the L’Amour Bra and Brief by Rosy amongst our collections.
And for a little piece of seductive, yet thoroughly virtuous cover up why not throw on the Porcelain Room Service Kimono by Shell Belle Couture? This truly beautiful loungewear is created in a stunning French Leavers lace appliquéd onto the most luxurious silk crepe de chine. Will you serve or be-served in this statement piece? Only you can decide.
The Darker Shades
As the story progresses we are let into Mr Grey’s secret world of adventurous play and lascivious pleasures. Ana’s darker side is slowly brought out and we get to see all those fabulous toys and accessories he has painstakingly organised and explored. Our very own Fox can’t help but want to explore them too!
Part of Playful Promises new Mischievous Mind collection, the Black Eye Mask with Black Tassels would be just perfect for play time with your partner as well as getting some shut eye afterwards! Presented in an equally mischievous box, this silk eye mask would make a fabulously suggestive gift.
And for the ultimate combination of sensual elegance the Gwendolene Teal Quarter Cup Bra and Ouvert Brief by Playful Promises are just what the master ordered. Both styled in enticing teal satin and black eyelash lace, the quarter cup bra is both revealing and surprisingly supportive whereas the ouvert brief features a cheeky peek-a-boo opening at the front for when you’re feeling naughty!
Playful Promises have also released a fantastic range of the Burlesque dancers favourite accessory, the nipple pastie. The Frida Nipple Tassels – Black with Green Stones are just the thing for enticing your partner in a fun, yet very sexy way. Go on, can you twirl them around in different directions? We bet you can.
So, have you seen Fifty Shades of Grey yet? Which shade are you?