Introducing: Rochella Lingerie

One brand that I was very excited to see in person was Rochella! Rochella are an independent premium brand launching for SS16, founded by lingerie designer Karen Johnson. They aim to provide beautiful, high-quality lingerie for D-J cups, whilst also supporting a cause closer to Karen’s heart: gynaecological cancer research. As a survivor of one herself, Karen has committed to donate a percentage of all profits towards The Eve Appeal (the only gynaecological cancer research charity in the UK). And, of course, Rochella’s pieces are stunning.

With bras retailing for £59, suspender briefs for £46 and briefs for £30, they have a fairly mid-range price point – enough to be a bit of a splurge piece, but not so expensive as to make them unattainable. So, let’s take a look at Rochella SS16!

Rochella Tattoo Butterfly Bra (Rochella SS16)

Rochella Tattoo Butterfly Bra Detailing (Rochella SS16)

Rochella Tattoo Butterfly Bra and Brief

Possibly my favourite style of the collection, the Tattoo Butterfly! Many of Rochella’s styles feature illusion mesh for the upper cup, which should become invisible for all skin tones. Combined with the bold black embroidered detailing, this gives an almost tattoo effect against the skin, which is really gorgeous and striking. Continue reading

SIL Preview: Lepel London AW16

Finally, Lepel’s bolder little sister, Lepel London! Lepel London launched with A-DD cups in AW15, expanding to A-F cups in SS16, and this season, there should be one style available up to a G cup. I know, one style isn’t many, but the Lepel London team are working tirelessly to expand and develop their range, and there should be more styles available in SS17. So, onto the collection! The Lepel London AW16 collection primarily features shades of blue, black and blush, with pops of deep purple and bright pink.

Lepel London Tamara Velvet Full in Ink Blue (Lepel London AW16)

Lepel London Tamara Velvet in Ink Blue (Lepel London AW16)Lepel London Tamara Velvet in Ink Blue (Range TBC, minimum 30 C-F, 32-34 A-F, 36 A-E)

I know what you’ve came for, so here is the Tamara Velvet, which I have been told should be going up to a G cup! I’ve spoken to numerous reps about this piece, all of whom have said different things about the size range, so I’m not making any guarantees. However, if this is indeed going to a G cup, I’m glad they’ve chosen this style – it is absolutely gorgeous. Based off the Tamara style (which will also be returning this season), it features royal blue satin on the cups and band, black velvet wire casings and strappy detailing, and black lace edging under the band. It also has coordinating high waisted briefs (yesss!), and with the bra and brief retailing for £30 altogether, this is a really gorgeous, affordable option. Continue reading

SIL Preview: Charnos AW16

Next up is the second of the LF Intimates brands, Charnos! Charnos aims to provide pieces with a little more luxury and sophistication, with the Charnos AW16 collection featuring shades of raspberry, deep purple, ivory and gold, and plenty of options available up to a J cup!

Charnos Violet Set in Raspberry (Charnos AW16)

Charnos Violet in Raspberry (Charnos AW16)

Charnos Sienna Set in Deep Purple (Charnos AW16)

Charnos Violet in Raspberry (pictures 1-2; 32 C-J, 34-38 B-J, 40 D-F) ; Charnos Sienna in Deep Purple (picture 3; 30 D-J, 32-38 B-J, 40 D-F)

The main fashion colours of this collection are raspberry and purple, used here in the Violet and Sienna. Both of these styles are available up to J cups, something I’m very happy about! Continue reading

SIL Preview: Lepel AW16

Next up, Lepel (AKA Audelle)! The Lepel AW16 collection primarily features shades of fuschia pink, brilliant blue and deep purple, balanced with neutrals of black, gold and blush.

Lepel Roxy Balconette Longline Set in Blue Print Multi (AW16)

Lepel Roxy Balconette Longline in Blue Print Multi (AW16) Continue reading

SIL Preview: Gossard AW16

Today I’ll be mainly covering some of the smaller ranged full-bust brands, starting with Gossard! The Gossard AW16 collection takes inspiration from Japan and China, primarily featuring shades of teal and cool blue set against ivory and dusky pink.

Gossard Japanese Rose Padded Plunge Bra Set and Robe in Tea (Gossard AW16)

Gossard Japanese Rose Padded Plunge Bra in Tea (Gossard AW16) Continue reading