Friday, 31 December 2010

On the Sixth day of christmas....

My true love gave to me...

6 Pairs of Pasties

Lady Lucie latex

Bow Nipple Pasties - £35


Leather Ring Nipplets - £55 + VAT

Agent Provocateur

Tassled Pasties - £35

Ophelia Fancy

Bow Heart Pasties - £28

Burning Violet

Latex Bow Pasties - Price Unknown


The golden Nipple Pasties - £1,200

Thursday, 30 December 2010

On the Fifth day of christmas...

Sontana Lingerie

Moon Shadow - £39

Gilda and Pearl

Marlene bow knicker - £42

Darling Ava

Ava side tie knicker - £36

Tallulah Love

Show Some Love Knicker - £12

Fairy Goth Mother

Burlesque tie side knickers - £15

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

On the Fourth day of christmas...

My true love gave to me...

4 Pants with bows...

Fairy Goth Mother

Belle - Black Satin Knickers with cream trim and large bow £20

Lou Lou Loves you

Loulou Green £45

Eternal Spirits

Striptease with large back bow and ribbon corset lacing - £110


Noir de Nuit back bow knicker - £129

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

On the Third day of christmas...

...My true love gave to me.

3 Silk Slips.

The Lake and the Stars

Torchlight Chemise $185

Kirsty Doyle

Silk Babydoll and Knickers - £150

Fifi Chachnil

Floral Silk Babydoll $387

Monday, 27 December 2010

On the Second day of christmas...

...My true love gave to me.

Two Push up bras

Mimi Holiday

Fully Padded Super Plunger Bra - Belle de Jour £57


Ultimate Strapless Lace Bra - £35

Sunday, 26 December 2010

On the First day of christmas...

...My true love gave to me.

A bodysuit from Ell and Cee


Monday, 6 December 2010

Maybe a degree is worth it after all....

I was contemplating on doing a post on the new
Intimate Apparel section
on Not Just A Label..
I even started one but never had the chance to finish it.
whilst doing my research I realized that I mainly
wanted to draw attention
to all the lovely designers that also studied
at De Montfort University
either the Contour Fashion course or
the Joint Fashion and Contour course.

Please make sure you go check out the new Intimate Apparel section.
You definitely won't be disappointed.
Not Just A Label
Not Just A Label Intimate Apparel

Now you can call me biased coming from the same Uni
but I genuinely like the collections.
It is also inspiring to see these graduates with respectable
and ever growing, popular businesses.
In times where a there are less jobs for graduates and
a degree seems to get you nowhere,
it gives me some hope that with some hard work and dedication
that I could one day turn my ideas for a business
in to a reality.

Nichole De Carle

It has been an impressive year for Nichole De Carle. Not only was she chosen to
to be the featured lingerie designer for the launch of
Not Just A Labels Intimate Apparel section
but has also been scooped up by Luxury department store
Most recently Nichole de Carle has taken part
in The Lingerie Collective pop up boutique in London showcasing
alongside other luxury lingerie designers.


Lascivious launched in 2004 and since then has gained a list of celebrity fans
as well as being featured in well know magazines vogue,
marie claire and cosmopolitan to name a few.
Now recognised world wide, Lascivious is sold in Victoria Secrets
stores across the USA as well as reputable UK stores and boutiques including
Selfridges and Coco de Mer.
You can also find this brand along with Nichole de Carle in the Lingerie Collective Pop
Up boutique.

Others that aren't on Not Just A Label

Obey My Demand

A relatively new brand on the lingerie scene. Obey my Demand is a luxury
lingerie and bodywear brand specialising in leather.
Differentiating from other luxury lingerie
brands, Obey my Demand
has combined both contemporary style and luxury fetish,
to create these empowering designs.
Obey my Demand has already dressed the likes of Alesha Dixon at the MOBO Awards
and can be bought at

Nicole Gill Lingerie

The most recent of graduates is Nicole Gill. Nicole Gill Lingerie specialises in bespoke
corsetry. Since graduating Nicole Gill was chosen to take part in Alternative
Fashion Week. There has been a real buzz around her welcome
to the tea collection, most recently being approached and taking part in
the current Clothes Show live in Birmingham.
It is hard not to see the exquisite craftsmanship in each garment
and with a recent photo shoot for a Macmillan charity calender
under her belt, it won't be long
before Nicole Gill Lingerie known world wide.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Asos Marketplace

Asos Marketplace has finally arrived.
Actually it has been up a short while now
I kind of forgot about it... Oops!
Imagine a taking a bit of Ebay (selling items over the internet)
thrown together with a bit of Etsy (handmade products from designers)
and you have Asos Marketplace.

What I like about this site is that anybody can set up a profile and sell unwanted clothing,
and in doing so allows users to upload photos of themselves wearing
the garments they are trying to sell. The difference
between Asos Market place and ebay is that everybody looks fashionable
and I think this makes a great selling point.
Not only that but the site itself is sleek and stylish.

So lets push aside the unwanted old items and possible unwanted gifts
and get to the really interesting part and also my favourite.
Added to all of the above are boutiques and up and coming
designers that can use Asos Marketplace to sell their work.

All in all, it is an exciting concept, and with Asos being a top online retailer
it is not only a good way of promoting new talent but
also to get a completely unique design.

One surprise I had when having a browsing through the products was the lingerie
section. I didn't expect to see much, If anything but there were some
really unique and interesting pieces.

My favourite pieces were from designer Mark Fast and Electric Ibiza (which
until today I had never come across)
Below are the pieces which caught my eye...

Clockwise from top left:

Electric Ibiza - Luxury Bodywear
Electric Amelia Aztec Harness Bra
32-38 A-D Cup

Electric Amelia Aztec Wide Strap Brief

Mark Fast -Faster
High Top Knickers

(Center image)
Electric Ibiza - Luxury Bodywear
Electric Mustard Diamond Knitted Harness Bra
32-36 A-D Cup

Electric Mustard Diamond Knitted High Waisted Brief
XS- Large

Mark Fast- Faster
Faster Bodice

Thursday, 2 December 2010

So bored of....NO WAIT.

I recently turned the big 23
Ok so maybe not that big but I feel like
I am now being forced to become an adult...

With age comes responsibility, and all the rest...but with my age
comes a new found love for shops that I never particularly appreciated or
at least didn't see the fatal attraction that everybody else did.

Now I have never been one to really
keep too up to date with fashion
I preferred to wear jeans and a band t-shirt, so imagine my
surprise to suddenly be wanting to buy the entire shop.

My main two loves at the moment are

♥ River Island

♥ Topshop

I am completely obsessed with knitwear, wanting to buy
every jumper and cardigan I see.
Both Topshop and River Island have had some fantastic
pieces in at the moment.
Unfortunately I am currently poor so I will have to keep on wishing.

Here are a few of my favourites...

Hayley xxx

Monday, 29 November 2010

"Never run in the rain with your socks on"

I have been desperately searching for some knitted
socks that I can wear under my boots, but
they still peak out over the top. More to the point
though, one pair in particular, that I saw
somebody in town wearing, that had a cute button
fastening on the top.

I have finally found them!!!

Unfortunately I can't save the picture to post here
but I have posted the link.

Button Knee High Socks - Knee High Socks - Tights & Socks - Clothing - Topshop

Some of my other favourites from the Topshop website are...

A cute orange pair that remind me of the
school socks I used to wear

Pelerine Knee High Socks - Tights & Socks - Clothing - Topshop

As similar grey pair but with a cute bow
detail on the top

Ribbon Pelerine Knee Socks - Back In Stock - Clothing - Topshop

And a black ribbed pair with a contrast purple
detail at the top.

Contrast Rib Over Knee Socks - Tights & Socks - Clothing - Topshop

Some of my other personal favourites from other sites.

ASOS Premium Long Ribbed Angora Mix Socks

ASOS Over The Knee Socks

ASOS Wool Mix Cable Over The Knee Socks

Calvin Klein Fluffy Over The Knee Socks

And finally...

From Marks and Spencers, I would probably say these are
more of a slipper sock than regular socks, but
I saw a similar red pair in their store the other day and they have the softest
lining ever!!

Pom Pom Fair Isle Knitted Moccasin Socks £14.00

With the temperatures set to drop to -20 degrees and the
snow settling I can't think of anything better
than keeping my feet warm and snuggly.

Monday, 23 August 2010


Whilst watching Kerrang last night, Rammstein's Sonne came on. Not only haven't I heard this song played in ages but I forgot how much I loved the video. A snow white and the seven dwarfs esque video where the band play the dwarfs. Below are some stills that I found on Google to show you.

I would love to do a fairytale esque shoot with a Gothic twist. The tree in the last picture reminded me of the Tim Burton tree that is used in The Nightmare Before Christmas and Sleepy Hollow.

I have collected other reference pictures that have inspired me, and am looking to use all of these to create some interesting one off pieces and maybe a fairytale inspired photoshoot. Again all photos were found through Google.

Edward Scissor Hands Drawing - Tim Burton

Sleepy Hollow Tree - Tim Burton

Tim Burton Inspired Shoot Harper's Bizare Oct 2009 I think

Tim Burton Exhibition in New York

Christina Ricci - Sleepy Hollow Dress

Marilyn Manson - The beautiful people video stills

Marilyn Manson Video Stills

Marilyn Manson Mobscene girls

My Make up for Halloween a few years back taken from the Marilyn Manson Mobscene girls.

Hayley x

Friday, 30 July 2010

Dear Giles Deacon...

Please Please Please stop making bags that I absolutely adore.

It was bad enough opening Elle collections to see you Spring 2010 collection dinosaur bags, I would in fact do anything to get one of those as I really love dinosaurs and anything that's shiny. But then to add insult to injury I open this seasons Elle collections to find you cute fury eyed creature bags.

It's not even the fact that i don't have the money to buy them, It's that I cannot find them anywhere to buy. Maybe I didn't look hard enough but at least if they were on sale I would have a little glimpse of hope of being a proud owner.

Hayley x

Giles Deacon Spring 2010

Giles Deacon Spring 2010

Giles Deacon Fall 2010

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Behind the scenes...

This is a long needed update. All of the images are taken by myself at 3IImages studio in Leicester. My photographer was Grace Elkin (find her here on 3IImages Photgraphy ), Model Abyss (find her here on Model Mayhem ) and Make-Up Artist Sian Revil (find her here either at (Model Mayhem) or (Sian Revill - Hair and Make-Up Artist).

The photo shoot actually took place more than a month ago at Grace's studio in Leicester. I have been meaning to put for a while now, but just simply haven't got round to it. The day of the shoot was quite hectic. I still had tons to buy before getting there for 11am and had quite a bit of hand sewing to do. To make matters worse, why is it that two or three things on a list, that never seem that big might i add, suddenly turn in to hours? Your le
ft trying to rush everything. . Luckily for me with the demand for Grace's photographs from people on my course I had time to finish everything. Phew!

Below are just a few of the photos I took behind the scenes at my p
hoto shoot with Grace Elkin of 3IImages Photography. I got a a bit camera happy and ended up with about 100 odd images, I can't possibly post all of them on here as it will take me forever.

Enjoy. Hayley x

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