Silk Romper, Anyone?


As some of you may know who have been following me, I have recently aquired a very strong taste for the indomintable Australian myestery series, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, which I also mentioned as the inspiration for this post, and have been shamelessly sharing screenshots on tumblr here. Well, needless to say, I am intriuged by the series, but it’s a toss up as to whether I am more bewitched by the costuming or the story lines. That is to say, the costumes are that good. Seriously, her be-turbaned, dropwaist, fur lined, silk embroidered flapper chic is everything I want all the time.

Well, in one of the first episodes of the first season, she popped out of her boudoir wearing only a silk slip romper. The screen shot opportunity was limited (as you can tell), but since then I’ve been intent on finding something similar. It seems like the perfect garment: cool and loose against the skin, while still elegantly sensual and effortless. The only problem is that it is requiring a lot of effort. Namely, I can’t find any.

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So far, I’ve only been able to find the one below (now on sale at Anthropologie) as a close second. I’ve perused etsy and found two or three vintage options on etsy, but as could be expected, anything silky and vintage from the 1940s or before is pricing in the 200 dollar range.


Salua Chloe Silk Romper from Anthropologie.

I thought I’d now extend my search to reach out to you. Have any of you seen anything like this under 100? Or is that just an unrealistic dream? Are there any brands (small or large) who do this sort of thing? Please help!



Bodysuits Beyond Beyonce (or the 5 Days of Christmas)

For those of you who have been following since I started this venture, you might remember that I used to run a series called “Lingerie Beyond Victoria Secret” where I discussed pieces of luxury lingerie that made me swoon. As I’ve been travelling recently, I have accidentally neglected the series, but I thought I’d bring it back in force, and show you the bodysuits that currently have my eye.

5. Madame Aime- Spring/Summer 2015– Right now this is the only look we have at the newest season of Madame Aime silky rendition of the bodysuit (hence its placement in the lineup), but is it enough! Reminiscent of vintage bathing suits and Hollywood boudoirs, complete with a sensuous dip in the back, I’m counting down for this number. Not yet priced.


4. BlackMilk- The Battle Suit– Aptly named for its cause, The Battle Suit is one tough contender, though less of a tease than its predecessors, it could easily be worn to the grocery store with a pair of high-waisted jeans, or with the right heels, you could easily represent as the new “Single Lady.”  $105


3. SJ Lingerie- Pearl Bodysuit and Belt– This dainty number seems right for almost any season. Whether you’re dreaming of a white Christmas or trying to escape the summer heat (Daisy Buchanan style), its light airy mystique teases and pleases. It buttons oh-so-deliciously up the front making it feel more playful than bridal, but gives it a secretive Victorian sensibility. $189.00


2. Bordelle- Bond-age Swimsuit– Not quite the playsuit you may have been thinking, while technically a swimsuit, don’t let its duality dissuade you. The flexibility which comes with it’s swimwear design allows a bit more comfort all around than bunched lace. Just enough to make an impression, this amphibious bodysuit can be dressed up or down to suit any evening’s taste. ~$351 (225 pounds)


1. Amoralle- Cream Full Sleeve Lace Bodysuit– Call me the fourth musketeer. I am obsessed with this suit from the exaggerated necktie to the billowy sleeves. It could be worn under a pencil skirt for a sexy evening or under a ’60s sleeveless swing dress with ease. Still, alone it seems to say New Years Eve done right. The entire Amoralle collection is quite unique this season, Those who aren’t sold on this might try this or this as an alternative. $341


A Provocative Body of Work


The other day, I *tumbled* across Betty Baker‘s (a student from Mulhouse, France) senior project, and while I usually try to leave anatomy in the realm of scientists or certain late night trysts, this expose (literally from Latin’s expositus- to put or set out) on a woman’s body is tantalizing. Both honest and ironic, the piece asks, “I am a woman, I am a body, I am a womb?” by literally presenting the body as a method of discourse. Questions aside, I can’t help but croon over her rich color palate and textures. These seem perfect for an evening, reading with my espresso and a wool beret. Then the more immature part of me likes to think that the uterus looks like a longhorn, and how funny it would look to thrust in these panties. Law school aggression surfacing?

Fashion: 3

Funky: 9

Fancy: 2

Function: 8