Do I have some swit swoo beauty for you this Monday! Now ladies, I know at times it can be difficult to remember that your wedding is just the start of your married life, whilst engrossed in planning your big day it can feel like the be all and end all. But for starters there’s the holiday of a lifetime to think about, plan and shop for – I am of course talking the honeymoon! (something else you can expect to be seeing lots more of on Chic Vintage Brides going forward) And when planning any honeymoon there are a few suitcase essentials, as well as the obvious swimsuits and suntan lotion; the most important being some sultry, sassy lingerie that will make you feel confident to sashay around the hotel room, in-front your new hubby, in. Yes, I’m afraid the honeymoon is no place for those comfortable old sweat pants or tatty old T! But panic not, for do I have the perfect glamorous alternative for you – we are talking Hollywood siren sexy and pinup pretty. If you haven’t heard of them before, let me introduce you to Betty Blue’s Loungerie…..
Now this is a brand after my own heart! Betty Blue’s, a purveyor of luxurious and high-quality vintage inspired loungewear, was born out of the seeds of an idea, sewn many years ago in the imagination of owner of the brand Betty (my word you must see this lady – think Dita Von Teese with red hair!)
“I remember watching black and white musicals with beautiful screen starlets in, with my Grandma when I was a little girl. Stars such as Ginger Rogers, Rita Hayworth and Jane Russell captivated me with their stunning gowns and I used to watch in wonder as the stars reclined elegantly in night gowns of shimmering satins, velvets and chiffons.” – me too Betty, me too!
So taken with these evocative memories Betty followed her heart and trained technically in corsetry and lingerie design, gaining entry to the prestigious and only course in the world for such specialist skills. She graduated in the summer of 2010 with BA (Hons) in Contour Fashion. After just a couple of years interning at several luxury lingerie companies, and gaining valuable insight into what customers want in their lingerie and loungewear at a beautiful luxury lingerie boutique just off Carnaby Street, Betty Blue’s was born. Here’s a sneak peek of her coming AW14 collection….
This year, Betty has turned her attention and talent to brides with the launch of a collection of slips, teddies and robes that are sure to seduce you as much as they will your hubby. Betty Bridal sees some of Betty Blue’s best selling designs produced in luxurious ivory silks and laces. The collection is designed to bring out the inner Hollywood starlet of any bride; think Mae West in silk satin, slinking seductively across the silver screen (we all have one don’t we? Mine’s definitely a Joan Crawford :) she occasionally shows her face) The designs are absolutely perfect for wearing on Honeymoon – perhaps under your going away suit, or packed away simply to seduce in the boudoir…..
All of Betty Blue’s pieces are proudly made in Britain. By manufacturing, as well as sourcing as many of the fabrics and components as possible in Britain, Betty ensures that all her garments meet her strict and high quality standards.
Talk about kicking the week off with a bang! Isn’t it stunning?? I would like the Bettie robe please! (and the models fierce red nails to go with it)