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Meredith and I love Instagram…(follow Mer @fortywinkshs and me @forty_winks_rachel). Obviously our favorite subject is lingerie (or maybe dogs in Meredith’s case!) and we are constantly impressed by the lingerie shots from some of the accounts we follow. If you’re a lingerie lover too you’ll definitely want to check out the ladies listed below. xoxo
Lindsey Mueller, @linmuemuse
Her pictures are dreamy and usually involve the cultivation of lingerie as a lifestyle. Plus she always incorporates the brands we love (like Elle Macpherson and Fortnight) into her shots. See even more of this on her blog
Faire Frou Frou@fairefroufrou
This is a brand that Meredith and I seriously admire for its succinctness, its cohesion, and its amazing use of COLOR. Owner Alison’s shots are always perfect and yet they look so effortless. It’s like she lives in a land of cotton candy and lingerie. Lovely.
Simple and sophisticated, this account is particularly fun because of the inside look they give of their lingerie photoshoots. Plus they’ve got one of the prettiest models I’ve ever seen.
Between the Sheets @btslingerie
Designer Layla and her boyfriend Josh do an amazing job of capturing the behind the scenes processes of their company. From shots of the factory to pre-photoshop glimpses into their new lookbooks, Between the Sheets is a great lingerie account to follow.
Style on the Couch @styleonthecouch
One of the best examples of someone that successfully integrates lingerie into their outerwear repertoire. Rompers, bralets, chemises, and yes even harnesses find their way into Sarah’s amazingly styled outfits. See more here
Ari Dein @aridein
Ari’s gorgeous, lifestyle based account is a favorite of mine because it highlights what I like to imagine as a super glamorous Manhattan life (right Ari?). Lots of fun shots from her office, lovely images of NYC, and beautiful glimpses into her design aesthetic.
We’re so enamored with the newest addition to our Between the Sheets collection, the “Playfield” Cotton Lace Chemise.
There’s nothing like classic white cotton to get us in the mood for the summer nights ahead.
Oh hello softest undies ever…we’ve missed you.
The above lace trimmed lovelies are clearly photogenic.
The first picture was taken by BTS designer Layla, and the next, by me (Instagram helped with the affects).
Call them what you will, we’re obsessed with any and all variations on the one-piece lingerie look.
Perfect for BFFs, sisters, sisters-in-law, and pretty much everyone else on your list, one-piece sleepwear will not disappoint.
There’s just something so simple, so effortless, so FUN about wearing these lovelies.
We promise, yours will be their most favorite gift of all.
Other one-piece favorites at Forty Winks….
Arin Robinson and Jessie Zinke are sisters dedicated to their 100% made in the USA (New York City to be precise) intimates line. We’re obsessed with their peek-a-boo, mix and match, philosophy on lingerie as well as their personal commitment to the design, production, and sales of their pieces. From start to finish, Zinke is a company run by women who take pride in the quality of their work and have no room for anything less.
The Zinke Chelsea Romper is pure silken perfection.
The cornflower blue color is stunning on nearly every skin tone (also perfect for blue eyed gals), while the grosgrain ribbon back closure is a sweet little alternative to buttons or zippers.
These little black numbers that you’re now lusting over, are from the talented and socially committed team behind the “loungerie” brand Between the Sheets. Josh Verleun and designer Layla L’ obatti are a real life couple who live, work, and run their company in NYC. Josh and Layla are the first people to tell us about the environmental impact making lingerie has on our planet and they’re the first (and perhaps the only) company to explain to us why they use the materials they use as determined by their environmental effects.
And as you can see, the final products are simply stunning. The feather lace from the above “Birds of Play” collection, was hand designed by Layla, resulting in gorgeous pieces of quality lingerie that you can actually feel good about. Pretty cool right?
But more on these lovelies in later posts!
….here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll see at Forty Winks this Spring!
Let us know what you’re looking forward to the most!
**You may notice that the shots below are a little Fall/Winter-y. This is because not all Spring/Summer shots are currently available.
So I’ve chosen favorite photos of pieces from the upcoming Fall season that highlight each brand’s overall style…Enjoy!**
We love this line because of its dedication to creating gorgeous, sexy pieces in pretty much every size imaginable. Mimi ALWAYS gives us a wide range of looks, styles, and colors to choose from, ensuring that Forty Winks is always dotted with the most perfect lacy, silky bits.
This time around, we saw lots of bright colors from the line…even neon leopard print! We’re not sure just how far down that road we’ll actually go, we’ll probably opt for pieces in neutrals with bright pops of color incorporated into the look.
Orrrr we might take a leap into neon and try out the lime green and hot pick animal print!
While this is technically a new line at Forty Winks, we feel like Ari Dein has always just sort of belonged here with us. Arielle Shapiro the owner, designer, and all around amazing lady, has been a friend of Forty Winks for a while now and when we saw her absolutely amazing collection for Spring 2012, we knew it was the right time to snap up all this gorgeousness.
Expect corals, stripes, and lavenders from Ari Dein this Spring; each piece lovingly fabricated from the most gorgeous materials and impeccably detailed. This line is pure luxury and we could be more excited to share it with you.
**Not being the types to wait, we also wrote an order for the most stunning silk chemise you’ve ever laid eyes on, set to arrive around October. All I’ll say is that it’s black with gold detailing and it will be here just in time to be added to your Holiday wishlists!
We’re huge fans of Zinke’s bralets and ruched back undies and I’m pleased to report that the Spring collection is exceptionally wearable while still maintaining that something special vibe that Zinke is known for…
I’m personally on a huge red kick right now so I’m thrilled that Zinke’s S/S line is chock full of the color. Mix in some original chevron prints, bright lilacs, light bridal blues, and lemony yellows, and you’ve got yourself one impressively colorful lingerie line.
We’re positively giddy over their new foray into bathing suits too!!!!
La Fee Verte
We always freak out a little bit over La Fee Verte.
The line just always seems to get the fit on their little bits of silk just right, and their prints, colors, and fabrications leave us swooning every season. This Spring is no exception. We’re happy to report that LFV will be jazzing up our racks with the most beautiful floral and tribal prints in silk styles that you’ll never want to take off. As usual, bralets and tap pants abound, but expect more in the way of robes, chemises, and cami/shorty sets.
Between the Sheets
As usual, Between the Sheets has given us the perfect combination of sexy lingerie and comfy, cozy loungewear. Sticking with the “Play” theme, designer Layla gives us her new “Birds of Play” collection in stunning, originally designed, feather lace. Expect to see high waisted undies, bralets, and one madly sexy cut-out chemise.
We’re smitten with the purply grey color which will be making an appearance on our racks as early as October!
We’d being doing you a disservice if we didn’t quickly mention all the gorgeousness that we saw from our tried and true lines like Chantelle, Elle Macpherson Intimates, LeMystere, Cosabella, Eberjey, Only Hearts, Mary Green etc.
For colors, blues reigns supreme…
Demi cups seem to be the most popular silhouettes…
Within the loungewear realm, rompers and teddies rule the school…
For undies, it’s all about extremes with retro-inspired high waisted briefs and sexy g-string styles appearing more and more…
What lingerie trends are you most excited about?
The Between the Sheets trunk show on Saturday was a happy success!
Thank you to our lovely customers for their constant interest in up and coming lingerie designers like Between the Sheets.
And if you happened to choose the celebratory Bruins parade over the trunk show, have no fear…We’ve kept a few choice pieces (see above Come Out and Play bikinis) in store for perusal and purchase…Hope to see you soon.