Sunday, 13 November 2011

Introducing The 'New Shapewear'

This season ‘New Shapewear’ is BIG, and so If You Please would like to help introduce you to it…

Firstly, we believe a huge round of applause is due for vintage-inspired brands, such as some of our faves, Kiss Me Deadly and What Katie Did, for bringing REAL women back in fashion! They have undoubtedly proved that flaunting your figure is hot and regardless of what we’ve seen on Bridget Jones, or what’s underneath the make-over outfits on How To Look Good Naked (no offence Gok), Shapewear CAN be gorgeous, sexy and glamorous - the very definition of you.

Let’s not lie, Christina Hendricks whose to-die-for curves grace the covers of many top fashion mags is a prime example of what many of us will always been envious of. But what I’m saying is that it’s not only women with boobs and bottoms who can look good in a corselette. Over the last year we’ve seen various fashion icons, Kate Winslet, Victoria Beckham, Daisy Lowe, Fearne Cotton (to name just a few), pick up on this trend - all with completely different body shapes. The common denominator is making the best of what you’ve got! 
They say the grass is always greener on the other side; I’m totally down with that. Being relatively small framed myself, I can only wish for a more ample bosom or bigger hips without lots of padding or the drastic measure of plastic surgery. But the way I see it, if you can’t make the big bits bigger, you can always rely on making your small bits smaller - I’m always trying to nip in that waist!

So, as it’s officially party season and we will all be dusting off our ‘LBDs’, I thought it only fair to offer you something to make you feel that little bit extra special. What Katie Did have recently added a fabulous collection of pieces to their Glamour Shapewear range. These include a strapless bra for shoulder expose, a low back Corselette with wide straps for those who like to bare their backs, a bottom-lifting suspender girdle, a tummy controlling-waist nipping waspie, an underbust panty girdle for bums and wasp-like waists… the list goes on and the possibilities are endless! Everything comes in black or vintage peach satin and can be worn every day. Personally, I’m going for the waspie in black, so that I actually have a waist ;)

To cut to the chase, If You Please will be offering 20% off the entire range, right up until Christmas Day! So start planning your outfits ladies... 

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Girl Panic!!

OK so everyone else in the world is talking about Duran Duran's new video for their latest single Girl Panic. I don't like to jump on the proverbial band wagon but this time I couldn't resist.

Not only have Simon Le Bon and friends brought back the original 'Supers' aka Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, Helena Christenson, Cindy Crawford and Yasmin Le Bon, they've featured possibly the most expensive and extravagant wardrobe a music video has ever seen! What did we expect, with Dolce & Gabanna taking charge of the styling!?

You can't help but notice the seriously rocking lingerie that features throughout the video. We spotted fetish-inspired pieces by What Katie Did, Obey My Demand, Bordelle, Fleet Ilya, Marlies Dekkers and our current favourite Atsuko Kudo.

It's nine minutes long but if you're at all into fashion then it's definitely a must-see.  I have to admit, I'm not 100% convinced by Naomi Campbell's dance moves but hey, they styling makes up for it ; )