Monday, 17 October 2011

Luxe Designer Fred & Ginger Join If You Please

We are delighted to announce that luxury lingerie by Fred & Ginger is now available to buy at If You Please. 

Fred & Ginger London was launched during London Fashion Week in September 2007 and is quickly becoming one of the most desirable lingerie brands in the world. 

Fred & Ginger’s founder and creative director, Victoria Holt was born in England in 1977. With a flair for art and textiles and winning awards throughout her training she finished her studies with a Bachelor of Arts (honours) degree in 2000. Besides a thorough training in the traditional disciplines, Victoria specialised in fashion design and technology with print, believing that these understandings are beneficial to the creative process as they enable the design to start with the fabric and its construction and work upwards from there.

Following her graduation Victoria immediately took up her position working with the prestigious design house Jenny Packham and enjoyed success as senior designer for over 5 years. From there she decided to take a year out to travel the world solo, taking in inspiration from the 15 countries she visited whilst simultaneously using this time to develop what was to become Fred&Ginger London.

The decision to launch her own lingerie label came from a desire to create beautiful individual pieces that reflect the elegance and sophistication of a bygone age for a market that appreciates comfort and luxury with a contemporary design edge.

We begin with two of Fred & Ginger's beautiful ranges, their burlesque inspired Showgirl collection and their timeless Bridal collection. Each piece is made from the finest silk, with delicate detailing in Chantilly lace. When you see their products for yourself, you'll agree that the quality is exquisite and the size range is pretty good too, with bra sizes ranging between 30-36 A-E.

We will be revealing their new AW11 range a little closer to Christmas. Visit our store for more information on what's available now.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Style it up Amy!

Our ace photographer and stylist Amy Atkins dug into the IYP wardrobe and pulled out a collection of retro pieces to use in a contemporary shoot with Britain's Next Top Model finalists Maddie Wheatley and Nell Nabarro. 

We have only just this minute seen the results and they look great! We love it when someone else gets full reign over what our lingerie's going to be styled like on a shoot. In this instance Amy has heavily accessorised with body jewellery, shoulder pads and head dresses and has even got Maddie to wear a What Katie Did Glamour Longline Bra as a skirt. 

The ridiculously cool accessories were all hand made too, swoooon! Designer Mariana Abella also crafts clothing, jewellery and recycled adornments all from scratch. We haven't had the pleasure of meeting her yet but we'd sure love to. I could do with a few of her gorgeous wares in my personal collection.

More on the multi-talented Miss Atkins later (she's also a model and make up artist), for now we'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

Models: Maddie Wheatley & Nell Nabarro
Make Up: Jessica Nurse
Nails - Nell Nabarro
Styling - Mariana Abella
Photography - Amy Atkins

Saturday, 8 October 2011

What Katie Did Hits The Silver Screen

When buying lingerie online it can often be tricky to get a really good idea of how it's going to look when it's on. We do our best to include as many images as possible, but nothing beats being able to see the garments in action on a real life body.

If you hadn't already heard, What Katie Did have been hand picked to supply faux-vintage lingerie for forthcoming movie My Week With Marylin and to coincide with the launch of the film, they've created a gorgeous little movie of their own. Starring the most beautiful Slinky Sparkles, What Katie Did show us a romantic display of on screen glamour, and what a perfect way to get a better look at their gorgeous retro lingerie. 

Monday, 3 October 2011

A Horrifying Halloween Discount

When witches go riding,

and black cats are seen,

the moon laughs and whispers,

      'tis near Halloween!!

Ghostly Greetings!

It's almost Halloween and to make sure our customers are suitably clad in glamorous and seductive midnight attire, we're offering...

20% off all steel boned corsets by What Katie Did

Most of the corsets at IYP are available in up to ten different colours, so whether you're a corpse bride, a flesh eating zombie or Mary Queen of Scots (minus the head) you're likely to find a suitably ghoulish item to help create your Halloween alter-ego.

The offer will be available from today, right up until Monday the 31st of October. We're afraid you can't use it alongside any other discounts, but with up to £40 off you wont feel the need to.

Bugs and hisses,


Madame If You Please

N.B. Most corsets are held in stock but some of the more special designs are made to order and will take 3-4 weeks to arrive. The product description will keep you informed but feel free to email us to double check the delivery time.