I took these images a couple weekends ago when I was putting off packing (I’ve been a procrastinator since always). The lighting was nice and since I started (almost a year ago) relying on myself to take my own pictures for this blog, I’ve really enjoyed learning new things about my camera and playing around with it. I almost always prefer to take my own images. Sure, it’s convenient to have someone else take your pictures, but I’m generally much happier with the results when I have done all the work myself (and that’s the control freak in me). I think that speaks volumes about my personality. I prefer to not have to rely on other people to get things done. If I could know how to do everything myself, that would be ideal. But it is impossible to be able to know and do everything. And often times it’s great to have help from others – it’s good to relinquish control from time to time, for your sanity. I’m still learning to do this in all aspects of my life, as I’m sure many people are. Anyways, just a few thoughts for today.
I stumbled upon the handmade lingerie and sleepwear brand Luva Huva very recently on etsy and was immediately taken by how well designer Joanna Ketterer does a combination of cute and sexy quite seamlessly (no pun intended). I’ll be honest, as much as I can appreciate modern looking lingerie pieces that would not be deemed cute in any real sense, I really am an old-fashioned broad at heart, and pieces that ooze the sweetness and femininity of by-gone eras will always be my favourite. So it is clear as day I would be taken by this intimates brand. And it is an added bonus when a lingerie designer creates sleepwear pieces. I often prefer to wear vintage nightgowns to lounge around the house and sleep in, so I love finding designers making sleepwear pieces that echo the adorable nightgowns of the past.
It’s also important to note that while buying a lovely garment has it’s merits, being aware of where your materials and fabrics are coming from is also quite important. This brand is aware of their carbon footprint, and ethically source environmentally friendly and sustainable fabrics whenever possible. The fabrics Joanna uses are 100% organic cotton, bamboo, soy fabrics, with end of line remnants and vintage lace – all good things, in my opinion. If you have not seen or heard of this brand before, I urge you to virtually pop by, both on their own online shop and etsy.
My favourites: Cornflower Nightie, Yellow Stripe Nightie, Yellow Print Babydoll & Knicker set, Aster Babydoll & Knicker set, Ivory Sweet Juliet Chantilly Lace & Knicker set, Coraline Black Lace Triangle Bra & Brief set, Odette Bra & Brief set, Anemone Bra set
I’ve been trying to make more time for creative endeavors recently. This bleak winter has not been kind to my creative mind and I feel I’ve been a bit lazy for some time now — a whole lot of ideas, and not a lot of follow through. It’s hard to stay motivated when not much around you feels very inspiring. But I’ve got some exciting things in the works which has got me feeling positive again. I want this space to be wholly me and not just posts that fill in the gaps when I don’t have something of my own to share (although I do love supporting the amazing designers, artists and brands that I share). I’ve been rethinking the blog’s image, and the content I share. Maybe a name change? Or maybe it’s not ready for that just yet. I definitely want to introduce a little more uniformity to it. When Meg and I started this blog we had a weekly routine of posts we would share, but it got lost in translation over time. This space has changed so much since then. It is only me and my voice now, so it makes sense I leave some things behind, keep the idea of reoccuring content, but with more of my own original ideas. As most things are, it’s a work in progress. But I do hope you continue to follow along and this space can continue to grow in a positive way.
Negligee: vintage via Public Butter
Rings: from my Mother