Introducing Lucile – Luxury Lingerie for the Discerning Bride
Morning lovelies! I have something a little special and rather gorgeous for you today. I am so excited, and have been looking forward to sharing it with you for such a long time, that I am going to skip the usual pre-post ramble and jump right in. We are complex creatures us women, and never more so than when planning our wedding. For there are a multitude of ways we, as brides, want to feel on our big day: beautiful, virginal (white and veil – its what they signify) confident, special, sexy, a million dollars, all of the above….. And I think most of us have learned over the years that the best way to feel all of these things is with fabulous lingerie. It is incredible really, that such skimpy little pieces of fabric can so dramatically affect the way we feel and look, but they really do have an especially important part to play on both your wedding day and honeymoon. And if you’re still looking for the perfect lingerie, then let me introduce you to luxury lingerie brand Lucile, and look no further!…..
Lucile is a British label, renowned for elegance and femininity, with a very unique heritage. Established in 1890 by the revolutionary designer Lady Duff Gordon (remember the iconic Titanic surviving lady behind this chic vintage bride‘s dress?), the brand has a long history of designing with the utmost respect, love and adoration for the female form, and encapsulating understated elegance.
Lady Duff Gordon was an “It Girl” of the Belle Epoque, and another fiery redhead, known for her feisty personality she was often the centre of much controversy. But her naughtiness was part of her allure, making her popular among society ladies such as Lily Lantry and Gloria Vanderbilt – just a couple of the names amongst her exclusive clientele! She was one of the first designers to dress actresses on and off stage, turning stars such as Lily Elsie and, Margot Asquith into style icons. Even royalty flocked to be dressed by Lucile, including the Countess of Dudley, Queen Mary and Princess Margaret ‘Daisy’ of Connaught for whom an exclusive ‘Lucile Trousseau’ was designed.
Today, Lucile is run by Camilla, the great, great, grand-daughter of Lady Duff Gordon, who has the same passion for femininity and believes in lingerie that makes you glow with confidence. She designs her collections to evoke a certain joie de vivre, crafting each piece to make you look and feel sumptuously feminine and seductive. Just take a look at her latest offering…..
Soft, sumptuous and adorned with signature bows and delicate lace, these collections come in the prettiest of palettes (duck egg blue, lavender, pale pink and coral) and are quite simply exquisite! They sit perfectly alongside Lucile’s ivory bridal collection offering the all important something blue, as well as the perfect honeymoon trousseau; whilst her statement gowns and bed jackets are designed for sashaying around the boudoir – but are so beautiful they could just as easily be worn as sensual evening wear (just take a look at the Odalisque Gown!!)
Their beautifully crafted, timeless and enduring lingerie is created using only the purest of silks, the finest georgettes and the most intricate laces. They proudly make each and every piece in Britain, all to their exacting specifications for flawless finish, and perfect fit. A labour of complete love and adoration, Camilla works alongside her dedicated design team, paying meticulous attention to detail to create the perfect lingerie. A collection that is not only beautifully feminine, but combines elegance, grace and sophistication and most importantly captures the very essence of Lucile…..
It looks to me like Lady Duff Gordon’s influence and her love of romance and sensuality, continues to run like a silk thread through each and every Lucile collection even today, enriching each piece, and setting the brand apart.
If you love this collection as much as I do you can peruse and purchase through the Lucile online Boutique here. Or if you are in London then, by appointment only, you can visit The Lucile Showroom.