Something Special…

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(Photo: Michele Paniz)
Last year when I interviewed lingerie designer Kelly Calabrese (view here) I knew I needed to take her pieces for a test drive.  Black lace panties and bras with fringe?  Sign me up!  Keep in mind these pieces are something special, not only because Kelly does everything herself from drawing out the patterns to making each piece by hand, but because finally there’s a lingerie line that offers something different.  Vintage frills with a burlesque edge and harnesses that woman all over will be lusting for after  watching 50 Shades of Grey next weekend.
Do something different this Valentine’s Day…
All Lingerie shown above by Kelly Calabrese
To shop click here.

Interview With Kelly Calabrese…

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Kelly Calabrese’s lingerie isn’t your regular run of the mill bra and panties.  Her pieces have a dark romantic vibe to them that you aren’t going to find shopping at Victoria Secret, which to me and a lot of other ladies out there, sounds perfect!  Getting her feet wet as a designer making punk clothes for her friends, Kelly has transformed her love for creating into a handmade lingerie line that is truly unique.  If frill and lace isn’t your thing, Kelly Calabrese Lingerie is your Valentine’s Day go to!
Below Kelly talks about how she started out, what inspired her to start her line, her Valentine’s Day playlist (including one of my favorite Rolling Stones songs!), and more.

Lovely Lacy Things…

With Valentine’s Day looming around the corner you might be in search of lovely lacy things.  Here are my top picks for V-day lingerie…

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Von Follies By Dita Von Teese

This awesome new line of lingerie is by a woman who does most of her day job in lingerie.  So, leave it to her to make a line of comfortable, functional, and afordable undergarments for the modern woman looking for a vintage twist.  And  it also comes in plus sizes!

Von Follies By Dita Von Teese Satin Quilting Corset and Thong

Available here

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This beautiful satin and Chantilly lace set was designed by fashion It Girl Julia Restoin Roitfield for my favorite lingerie store Kiki de Montparnasse.  It is sexy with a touch of feminine class.

Available  here

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I am loving the  color of this sweet set from Topshop and I am loving the price even more!

Available here

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This beautiful robe is from a new intimates line called Unspoken Lingerie.  Made of the softest silk it would be a great compliment to any lingerie you already own.

Available here

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Made from a thick satin with a tie up back, this corset from Agent Provocateur is sure to get his heart beating a little faster!

Available here

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers…

For the gift giver that never feels like they are giving enough, here are a few great options for stalking stuffers!

EArdenElizabeth Arden Eight Hour cream

This is truly magic in a tube.  It’s great for chapped lips, dry hands, and can even be used to shape unruly brows.

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Lanvin Luggage Tags

Everyone deserves a little Lanvin in their lives.  These tags are cute and at $70 are totally affordable.  Available here.

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Jennifer Meyer Sapphire Circle Ring

Everyone loves finding a little something shiny in their stalking and this ring has that covered!

Available here


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Topshop Bra and Panty

Girls love pretty little things!

  Although it might not be proper to open these up in front of the parents, maybe they can be snuck in post Christmas dinner?

Available here

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Alexander Wang Ostrich Prisma Pouch

Perfect for the fashionista in your life.  This little gem is great as a small cosmetics pouch or as a clutch for a night out on the town.

Available here