This is Halloween

Tomorrow is Halloween, at least in some places around the world. Well, October 31st may be the day that people around some countries trick or treat (which I’ve done once and I guarantee it was pretty amazing – got tons of candies), but not all over the world. However, it’s known by all of us that this is the day to get your costumes out of the closet or make new ones. I had one costume party and will have another on the next days, and I am wearing my Cheshire Cat costume!

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I drew this costume and asked for a sewer’s help. It’s quite fantastic, I really love it. This is a pic from last year, still without the smile makeup (my hair is almost twice as long, now).

But, well, if you have a costume party, I imagine that you have already chose your clothing… So it would not make sense to suggest it. But maybe, if you don’t want to dress up for the common things of the day, you could wear Halloween inspired lingerie! Seems like a good idea for me, and I already know I’m about to wear a purple set I own and love. But here are some ideas for you to get spooky, sexy or just to feel funny – after all, fun is what Halloween night is all about!

 

KissKill Karlie bra. Meow!
KissKill Karlie set. Meow!

The Karlie set, by KissKill Lingerie, would be perfect for a Catwoman costume (or just a fierce look under your clothing). It looks like leather, but it’s made of stretch coated jersey, which may be the perfect combination between look and comfort. I’ve been in love with this set for quite a while, to be honest, so I had to put it on the list!

 

Id Sarrieri Sweet Memories triangle bra. Sewn with love and Pixie Dust.
Id Sarrieri Sweet Memories triangle bra. Sewn with love and Pixie Dust.

When I came across this piece of art, available at Journelle, I couldn’t help but think it could be part of a sweet and sassy Tinker Bell costume, even if it’s only for the boudoir. I like Tink’s personality as much as I like this undergarment, because they are both unique. I have dressed as her when I was a child, and it’s always a nice option for those who have no idea what to put on a costume party – or a bra!

 

Playful Promises Heart Breaker set in purple. I am heartbroken that this isn't in my drawer.
Playful Promises Heart Breaker set in purple. I am heartbroken by the fact that this isn’t in my drawer.

Everytime I decided to dress as a witch, when young, my costume was either purple or orange, always combined with black. And though my understanding of what a witch is changed from Snow White’s bad witch to Morgan le Fay -due to my early Mists of Avlon passion- Halloween’s witches are always purple/orange with black and have a pointy hat. So, this Playful Promises set may have a heartbreaking spell, or it will just allow you to use the power of your seduction – but it certainly fits for the night!

 

Not Ariel. Made by Niki's string playsuit is a beauty under or over the seas!
Not Ariel. Made by Niki’s string playsuit is a beauty under or over the sea.

Mermaids may be cute when we are talking about Ariel (and quite stupid, too… why would she trade her amazing voice and life on the sea to chase a man that she doesn’t even know?), but they have not always been portrayed like that. Actually, mermaids were supposed to be evil creatures that seduced poor sailors to their death, always beautiful and mean. This is pretty fierce, right? And this Made by Niki string playsuit (available at Pleasurements) comes in jade and black, creating a mysterious under the sea aura that will surely be the reason why the person that shares the night with you will fall into your enchantment.

 

Pin up girl by Gil Elvgren
Pin up girl by Gil Elvgren

I wish you all an amazing Halloween, with lot’s of fun and -possibly- candy!

What are you dressing up as, this year?

This is Halloween

Nightwear for Fall and Spring

Autumn and Spring are different seasons. Usually, in Autumn people are experiencing the cold weather starting to come, and in Spring, the hot weather coming with the sun. When children, we learn the difference between yellow leaves falling, pumpkins and cozy sweaters, and bright colors, flowers growing and nice printed dresses.

But I live in a place where the weather does not get colder than 13C (around 55F) and can go up to 42C in January (that would be more than 100F). So, basically, since we usually have weather around 20~30C, Fall and Spring have… quite the same weather. Of course, when it gets closer to Winter or to Summer, we can spot the difference, but it’s not much.

I decided to thin about nightwear, since I can’t decide if I want to be in warm pijamas or in sexy camisoles. But hey – it’s my lingerie blog, I can just pretend I afford everything of my wishlist and tell you all the night and loungewear I would like to have on my body in this middle seasons.

 

Belle de Nuit by Fleur of England
Belle de Nuit by Fleur of England

Have I told you before that Belle de Nuit is my new favorite Fleur of England collection? I know I did, but I could tell you all over again, because it really is so much beauty that I find hard to deal with it. Anyway, I will find a way to get this silk babydoll, I really am. It would fit every season i could possibly imagine and it’s my ultimate desire in nightwear right now.

 

The lovely Mosh wears Dottie's Delight Frou Frou Robe
The lovely Mosh wears Dottie’s Delights Frou Frou Robe

This robe by Dottie’s Delights is another item I’ve wanted for a long time, now. It would definitely make me warm enough to walk around the house in style, write in style, eat midnight snacks in style… ok, you got the idea. I just think about how many items I could combine this with… so many beautiful things…

 

Gold Hawk Floral Lace Shorts
Gold Hawk Floral Lace Shorts

Shorts are  good option for someone who -like me- loves to sleep wrapped in blankets. This one, by Gold Hawk, is so lovely and seems super comfortable. I can feel how much my body wants this amount of nice fabric in it… it’s so adorable! And the colors are very close to a Fall color pallet, which would be nice all year round!

 

Betty Blue's Loungerie Nell Robe
Betty Blue’s Loungerie Nell Robe

Luxury.So much luxury. This could be combined with every black thing in my wardrobe, or red, or just… wore alone. It’s available in Frou Frou Fashionista and I want one, really do! Not exactly the kind of thing I wear on an everyday basis, but could I resist it?

Nightwear for Fall and Spring

(Don’t) Sex it up

Last weekend I met some school friends on a party, and one of them made a nice comment on my blog, saying she loved how I am entering the lingerie business. I was very pleased to hear it, but something she said after it left me thinking for a while. “We all need lingerie for those special moments with boyfriends, you know…”. It got me thinking for a long time about the way people relate intimates to sex. And this would be funny because I’m the first person to talk about sex without taboos -and even joke about it-, but when she said it, something inside of me told me it was wrong.

Let me get this straight: I don’t think sex is wrong. I don’t think relating lingerie to sex is wrong, not at all. What I think it’s wrong is to have sex as the only direct relation to lingerie. And, because of that, having sex as the only use to lingerie, as well.

Wear it to yourself. And then, show off if you feel like.
Wear it to yourself. And then, show off if you feel like doing it.

I guess one of the points of this is that -at least here- we pretty much use the word lingerie when talking about fine pieces and underwear when talking about everyday pieces. Brazil has a nice market when talking about underwear, but a not-so-nice one when talking about lingerie. That leads people to think that if you put a bit of lace in anything, it becomes something rare, something to be used only in special occasions. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, underwear is “clothing or an article of clothing worn next to the skin and under other clothing”. And lingerie is “women’s intimate apparel”. In other words, lingerie and underwear mean the same thing. 

Here's what brazilian women categorize as underwear. (This one by Trifil)
Here’s what brazilian women categorize as underwear. (This one by Trifil)

Ok, I can get the idea that in popular belief, lingerie is better than underwear. What I can’t accept is the inner prohibition to wear nice clothing during a common day. Thinking sex is the only use to good underwear leads women to believe that they can’t wear special things on common days. The way people and the market sell undergarments is, indeed, not correctly constructed. I can’t say it’s wrong because I don’t study publicity (and because people have been selling lingerie and underwear like this for a long time, so it must be working), but it usually hangs on women insecurities to sell them things, and we can wall agree that this is not a nice thing to do.

I just can’t agree with how this propaganda leads women to think that sex must come before their pleasure. How lingerie must please someone else instead of pleasing you. A while ago, a big lingerie brand around here released an ad in which they said, basically, “there is just a few good men for every woman. you better wear good lingerie”. If you understand portuguese, check the video out. Plenty of feminist groups were after the store responsible for the ad, later on, because it was not only offensive to women but to men, as well (it said something like “men who are afraid of cockroaches are not good. men who dye their hair are not good” and on and on). I couldn’t agree more, it’s one of the worse lingerie ads I’ve ever seen.

This is negative, in my opinion, because of some reasons. First of all, it makes “searching for a man” a priority in a woman’s life – guess I don’t even have to go on about how this is wrong. Second, it accentuates women’s insecurities, usually reminding them that they should cover up and disguise the parts of their bodies that are not ideal, because their main objective in life is finding a man (and you should be perfect, otherwise no man will want you, right? no, wrong!). Thinking like this, women keep focusing on being perfect for everyone else, except for themselves. When they keep trying to correct their “imperfections”, keep wearing undergarments that make them uncomfortable and keep in mind everything bad about them… it can’t be good sex. Ok, it can be good, but it can’t be great sex. Because in the middle of it you will be thinking “does my bottom look good?”, when, to be honest, it doesn’t matter if your bottom looks good. All that matters is if you are having fun.

Fifi Chachnil gives a little reminder about what intimate moments should be about: fun.
Fifi Chachnil gives a little reminder about what intimate moments should be about: fun.

I could summarize every one of my thoughts in this article by saying that life should be about having fun. That serious moments exist, but we should have fun everyday with our choices and just focus on feeling good with ourselves. But, because I write about lingerie, I will just translate this advice within the context of the blog: lingerie is not about being perfect. It’s about love.

Love for yourself, love for your body – and for the amazing form it has with or without some clothing. Love for another one, why not? It’s not negative to relate lingerie to sex, what is not good is to forget that loving yourself must come before it. Or else, none of us will ever have the chance to be as sexy as the girls on ads.

And if you build that self-love, dress yourself up and still, your loved one don’t appreciate your work, you can always do like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in this Agent Provocateur ad.

Just remember to love. And wear amazing underwear.
Just remember to love. And wear amazing underwear.
(Don’t) Sex it up