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I found her in the woods.
Wet last year leaves, muddied converses and narcotic forest perfume. She was all sharp teeth and soft skin, giggles and sudden bouts of sulkiness.
A wild wood Nabokov dream.

I found her in the woods.

Wet last year leaves, muddied converses and narcotic forest perfume. She was all sharp teeth and soft skin, giggles and sudden bouts of sulkiness.

A wild wood Nabokov dream.

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Sexy Stripes 

Stripes, a symmetric dance of white and blue. Clouds and sea.

A sulky doe-eyed Brigitte Bardot in the film Le Mepris showed the world just how sexy this seal of French fishermen can be.

Admittedly it’s an old classic but I can’t help but feel the urge to don a stripe when summer comes. It’s like the swallow returning every year with its promise of voyage and summer adventures. Luckily many designers seem to share my stripy affliction and keep creating new and exciting takes on the classic.

I’m very thrilled about our new swimwear designer Paolita and her unique and pinupy striped creations. Avoiding the familiar navy blue and white she has opted for a darkly sexy red over cream, sometimes trimmed with a bright orange and sometimes corrupted with seductive lace. Her asymmetrically cut one piece makes my heart beat faster every time I see it. 

For another bikini the stripe is a muted turquoise over cream and edged with a coral frill.

Come into our boudoir and find the right stripe for you!

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Short and Sweet

The time of blossom is oh so precious and brief, and so are the lengths of skirts and shirts right now! Hail Sun, my legs salute you…

There is something very special about that first day I can leave my house in the morning without any extra wrapping for later. It makes me feel existensially lighter, airborne almost.

And why stop at baring your legs, I love the return of cropped top and bras as outerwear. One thing to invest in this season is a good strapless bra to wear under tops and dresses that bare your shoulders (think that magic red dress Beatrice Dalle wears sas she´s reclining on a car in Betty Blue) or to simply wear it on its own as an hommage to the great Liz Taylor.

What Katie did makes great strapless fifties style bras in peach or in black. Jemma Jube´s sexy pin up style bikini in denim is perfect to mix with everyday clothes and wear out. You never know when you might run into a yummy Easter Bunny…

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Blue Hours…

The other day a girl came into the boutique with a determined look in her eyes. She investigated the titillating contents of our antique wardrobes , ran her hands over silks and mesh with the air of a detective on a crime scene looking for vital clues.

I got curious and asked her if I could assist on this mysterious quest. She pulled up a beautiful deep silk suspender belt from her bag and told me that she needed to construct an outfit around it. Nothing flimsy, lacy or cute- this girl was after that fierce sexiness found in the photographs of Helmut Newton. Over the next hour we tried out some really breathtaking different looks, and as I helped her adjust the bondage straps of a Nichole de Carle Mystère body she told me her story.

She was preparing to fly out to see her lover, an adventurer who had just completed the Marathon des Sables, an incredilous sounding test of both physical and psychological strength consiting of running for seven days through the Saharah desert dodging snakes and carrying your own camping equipment and water supply. The boy´s prize; her in a suitable gift wrapping!

I am a fan of injecting storytelling, play, and adventure into my liaisons. Even if my lover is not a full time adventurer or even live in a different city I very much enjoy to sometimes act as he does. To treat a well known boyfriend/ girlfriend as a fascinating stranger I would love to find out more about is really stimulating. A brief afternoon visit, interrupting his daily routine and leaving with my lips swollen and stocking ripped really boasts my day ( and of course the person I’ve just left behind! )

The “Grand Prix Girl” left our boudoir looking like the cat who got the cream, nothing against what he will be like when he sees his present…

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Come Worship in the Cult of Beauty

The current exhibition at the V&A museum The Cult of Beauty really sums up that romantic longing for beauty, nature and innocence that is reflected in art and fashion right now. Liberty has even made a window display inspired by the theme.

Ad campaigns such as the latest one from  French Connection channel a nostalgia for classicism, purity and pastoral pleasures. It distills the simple yet unearthly beauty of sunshine over a dewy meadow at dawn as seen on a faded Polaroid from the late sixties, early seventies…

I have totally bought into the idea of wearing my hair loose, kicking off my shoes and taking my lover for a picnic, me in a long ethereal white lace dress, him in a white suit and if possible a walking cane and a straw hat ( even if we swap outfits it  would work equally well ). After a session of laying splayed in the sun feeding each other sweet summer wine and dipping strawberries in cream I can take him for a ride on my steering wheel like Paul Newman in Buch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid. The dress that Katherine Ross is wearing in that scene is very summer 2011!

Another good inspiration for beautiful, arcadian summer living is the Swedish film Elvira Madigan from the sixties. The whole film generally dealing with bitter sweet atmopheres, barefoot lovers, sheerest white dresses and blonde tresses. The beautiful heroine´s signature look, a sixties take on fin de siècle. I warmly recomend it!

White sheer lace dresses demand either no underwear or something of an equal pale colour. Mimi Holliday´s new Crème de la Crème set is in a barely there shade of pearl and crisp snow white lace…

Reach for you parasol and pack your picnic basket, this spring we dress for an alfresco!

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Come into my garden…

"Flowers are violent, cruel, terrible and splendid…like love!"

- thus spoke the excecutioner in Mirbeau’s Torture Garden.

Spring is breathing its sweet breath on London, bringing both cherry blossom along with girls and boys of easy virtue to open their petals…

I’m lusting after a new Mimi Holliday creation called Fleur du Mal eluding a Baudelairian opium laced decadence. Champagne silk overlayed with suggestive and ornately embroided black lace. One for a cruel flower…

My turn of phrase is most definetly inspired by my latest read, The Decadent Gardener by Medlar Lucan & Durian Gray. An inspired collection of notes on the bizzare gardening projects by the two narrators. How about an erotic garden of venus complete with obscene statues and aphrodisiac plants? Took a stroll down the Flower market this morning seeing the tall stemmed lilies and suggestive orchids with all new eyes…

Happy gardening!

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Gaga Oh la la

 

There is a fine tradition in pop culture of self expression through lingerie. When Marlene Dietrich performed in cult classic the Blue Angel, her seamed stockings teamed with a top hat was just as much the subject to the scene as the song she sang. Pop royalties like Madonna and Grace Jones have both made social commentaries using lingerie and all the implications embedded therein.

 

In her new video “Born this Way” Lady Gaga literally gives birth to a rock n’ roll super heroine clad in a set of Obey my Demand leather and silk lingerie. OMD’s designs are the perfect wrapping for strong and sexually empowered women of today. The play between delicate yet strong silks, butter soft leather and fierce metal studs is a multi faceted reflection on modern femininity. What better to wear when Lady Gaga presents her Mother Monster Manifesto?

 

OMD is a pure celebration of the goddess within. Women look, and feel fantastic when laced up in an OMD corset, so acutely tuned into and enhancing of the female shape. The possibilities to wear her designs as outerwear are as endless as the imagination of the bearer. The Dark Venus body in sheer mesh and studded leather cups can be teamed with a pencil skirt and crisp white shirt or high waist jeans. Pay a playful tribute to Cat Woman or Marianne Faithful in the Girl on Motorcycle cat suit.

Like Gaga explore and express the different aspect in your personal sensual palette.

 

Be seeing you…x

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Diary of a fallen Christmas Tree Angel…
London has slipped into a sheer little negligee of snow and there is less than a week until Christmas. 
Christmas is all about indulging the senses and especially the sense of smell. My little nose is forever sending up sensual images to my brain tickled by the scents of roast chestnuts, mulling spices, crisp winter air and fur coats..For olfactory pleasure we have the exsquisite Fifi Chachnil perfume served up in a stunning old fashioned rose tinted glass bottle with a pompe. This delicious scent also comes in a gift set together with your choice of candy pink tulle knickers or black sheer ones with french lace. Prrr.
We also sell our luxurious Kew Garden candles like hot cakes. Burn up a Vanilla an Orange Blossom and a cinnamon and offer your lover a symphony of sensual scents! 
In Bordello we feel it’s our duty to offer a festive atmosphere so I’ve donned my pinnie and set to cook up a delicious mulled wine corrupted with a tad of cognac! Come on in and let us spice up your winter!

Diary of a fallen Christmas Tree Angel…

London has slipped into a sheer little negligee of snow and there is less than a week until Christmas.

Christmas is all about indulging the senses and especially the sense of smell. My little nose is forever sending up sensual images to my brain tickled by the scents of roast chestnuts, mulling spices, crisp winter air and fur coats..For olfactory pleasure we have the exsquisite Fifi Chachnil perfume served up in a stunning old fashioned rose tinted glass bottle with a pompe. This delicious scent also comes in a gift set together with your choice of candy pink tulle knickers or black sheer ones with french lace. Prrr.

We also sell our luxurious Kew Garden candles like hot cakes. Burn up a Vanilla an Orange Blossom and a cinnamon and offer your lover a symphony of sensual scents!

In Bordello we feel it’s our duty to offer a festive atmosphere so I’ve donned my pinnie and set to cook up a delicious mulled wine corrupted with a tad of cognac! Come on in and let us spice up your winter!

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All tied up for Halloween

Trick or Tease!

It’s time again to sharpen the knife do some rude pumpkin art, paint my long nails blood red and embrace my inner saucy sorceress.

As the East London nights get dark and misty it’s with both horror and delight I think of this area’s bloody past. I can almost see the outline of a victorian cape and top hat, something glimmer in the night outside our window…

This Halloween we have dressed our mannequins in tantalizing red lace and silks teamed up with black leather bondage accessories. Just because.

Hotter than chili from hell!

-That was my reaction when I unpacked our new Mimi Holliday Jezebel collection in pepper red lace- this is sure to wake up sleepy bones on the day of the dead.

My absolute favorite piece this week however is the cage skirt by Mint Siren. A skeleton skirt made out of black leather straps and so tight that you can only take the tiniest steps in it. Ultimate mode of transport is to be thrown over the shoulder of your man servant.

For further dress inspiration and maybe a lust spell come and see the Bordello She- wolves! 

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Nude Order

Sheer, ephemeral, romantic, sophisticated,sexy, nostalgic or futuristic; Nude captures the imagination
Designer Mimi Holliday has reinvented this bare shade in her new collections Love Bites and Caresses. Love Bites is dreamy and understated with an underwired bra in sheer chiffon edged with a wide 60s style lace. The knickers are high waisted in matching vintage style lace and armed with 4 suspenders.
Caresses has a soft triangle in an airy lace. The muted tea shade makes me think of the delicate underthings of the 1930s. The briefs are high waisted in matching lace comes with four detachable suspenders. Wear them together with black stockings at your own risk…

And speaking of nudes, Bordello is hosting Surreal a beautiful photographic exposition of erotic nudes by Katarina Baliova this month.
Come in, have a cup of tea, be inspired and find your shade of nude!

Nude Order

Sheer, ephemeral, romantic, sophisticated,sexy, nostalgic or futuristic; Nude captures the imagination

Designer Mimi Holliday has reinvented this bare shade in her new collections Love Bites and Caresses. Love Bites is dreamy and understated with an underwired bra in sheer chiffon edged with a wide 60s style lace. The knickers are high waisted in matching vintage style lace and armed with 4 suspenders.

Caresses has a soft triangle in an airy lace. The muted tea shade makes me think of the delicate underthings of the 1930s. The briefs are high waisted in matching lace comes with four detachable suspenders. Wear them together with black stockings at your own risk…

And speaking of nudes, Bordello is hosting Surreal a beautiful photographic exposition of erotic nudes by Katarina Baliova this month.

Come in, have a cup of tea, be inspired and find your shade of nude!

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