Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Free Royal Wedding Silk Knickers!

In keeping with this week's Royal Wedding frenzy, IYP are giving away a free pair of Britnix silk knickers, worth £18, to the first twenty people, who spend £35 or more online!!

Each pair is made from pure silk and printed with patriotic images of the Union Jack or the Queen's head and conceals a cheeky secret message inside too ; )

They've been so popular due to this week's celebrations that sizes are running out fast, so we'll send you a surprise style in time for Friday if you're one of the lucky 20. We'll also throw in a free London Burlesque map with listings of all the best boutiques and events happening at London Burlesque Week over the next few days.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Miss Crofton at If You Please

Miss Crofton 

We're very pleased to welcome Miss Crofton as our latest independent lingerie designer! 

Founded by Georgia Campbell and based in East London, Miss Crofton is a fresh and innovative underwear brand. With an air of nostalgia running through her collections, Miss Crofton has a keen eye for hand picking covetable vintage inspired fabrics and trims. Drawing inspiration from a variety of sources, from playful seaside imagery and vintage florals, to the 1950's silhouette. The high quality pieces are entirely hand made and are either part of a limited edition run, or a one off design. The brand caters for a wide range of tastes and styles, so you can find something pretty for everyday use, alonside more delicate pieces for a special occasion.
We'll be adding more seasonal items by Miss Crofton throughout Spring/Summer, many of which are exclusive to If You Please.

Click here to buy Miss Crofton lingerie.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Student Showcase: March

It's been a while since our last blog entry as our girls have been busy "researching swimwear" in Miami, but we were ecstatic to return to an inbox crammed full of talented student's design work. Thank you for such a great response this month. Following the magazine coverage, that our Jan and Feb winners achieved (that's four fashion top mags), the heat is most certainly on!

We're very pleased to announce Loughborough University's Milly Grimes as our March winner.
Milly Grimes Bra Design
This month we thought we'd sway a little off the mark in favour of some creative textile design. Milly is currently in her foundation year studying Fashion and Textiles at Loughborough Uni, but is already showing she's got the aptitude to produce unique and innovative designs, usually inspired by modern architecture, nature and her immediate surroundings.

In her spare time she rummages through car boot sales and markets, looking for anything inspirational. Her love of unique fabrics and textures is clearly demonstrated in her design work and the ways in which she bonds or manipulates unusual materials.

Milly Grimes Dark Collection  
The designs pictured above are part of an entirely hand-stitched and embellished collection made from leather and industrial materials. With their Gaga-esque characteristics, we can definitely envisage the leather collection featuring in the likes of Dazed and Confused or iD magazine.

Milly has worked for the design team at Next and as an assistant stylist on various fashion shoots. Her favourite designers are Manish Arora and Iris Van Herpen and her ambition is to one day run her own fashion label. When asked why she chose to study fashion and textiles Milly said;

"I enjoy having the freedom to design whatever I like. Fashion holds no boundaries and the list of materials you can use to create a garment is endless. I also love the practical side of designing and creating a garment, as well as the satisfaction you get once it's finished and on a model."

Milly's work will be sent out to over 250 fashion journalists and bloggers and will feature in the If You Please March Newsletter. Well done Milly! 

View January's winner Jessica Preece here

For more information about our 2011 Student Showcase competition and to find out how you can enter, click here