Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Where have you been!

The answer to that question, 
my dear ladies and gents,
is at work and home.
Work being the new job I started last week
and home being Monsieur N.'s new place
into which I have been helping him move.
At this time, there is no
internet there, so you shall have to make do
our presence.
But only for a little longer,
soon we shall be back with more
goodies from the Boudoir.

- Mlle. M

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I want you, need you...

There is simply no better song to sing,
ladies and gents,
when slinking around in a
1930's bias-cut gown.
Trust me on this one.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011



Theda's expression sums up
my feelings about the situation with Canada Post
all too well, my darling readers.
Things seem a bit dubious as far as listing
new pieces at the eBay emporium goes...
buyer confidence  and all that jazz...
and although there are other options, 
Monsieur N. and I were thinking 
we'd wait it out, 
but what do you think, ladies and gentlemen?

At any rate,
in the meantime, you can look forward to
more observations and opinion pieces from myself,
as well as perhaps a post or two about sewing.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Daisy Days

Today, dear friends, 
although not quite our usual fare we have
for your viewing and/or purchasing pleasure 
a rather lovely piece indeed.

Although not lingerie, tis pretty, no?
While outerwear is not our typical
area of interest, or of expertise, occasionally Monsieur N.
and myself find a lovely vintage piece whilst
out exploring and simply cannot leave it behind.
Such is the case with this lovely number.

Perfect fit in all the right places ;]
And so we are offering 
what appears to be a house dress
certainly dating from the 1950s, or possibly early 60s.
Being a wrap style dress, it can fit a
very wide range of figures, although it does
appear to favor those of the larger bust.
Indeed, Moira isn't quite curvy enough to do it justice!

Pretty little daisies!
Covered in a small, sweet print of 
orange and white daisies tumbling about on a field of black
and with edges bound in matching orange tape,
this dress just exudes classic elegance.

While technically not something worn about town 
in the past, I see no reason that in our day and age 
this piece couldn't;t play the role of a lovely day dress.

Indeed, sometimes one has to throw on something suitable for those
rare trips out of the boudoir ;] so why not?

If you're interested in making the acquaintance of this piece, 
I point you in this direction!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Love and War

One of my all time favorite photographs
"A Soldier's Goodbye & Bobbie the Cat" by Sam Hood.
How hard a goodbye such as this must have been...
And yet such a sweet picture, especially
with adorable little Bobbie there to bear witness.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Robin's Egg in Spring

What colour could be more perfect for spring,
my dear friends,
than robin's egg blue? Especially when paired with
the most delicious white lace?

Constructed to best fit those ladies of 
a more modest bustline, this full slip  by Gay-Lure is 
sure to set hearts aflutter with it's lively, playful colour and pretty

What a colour!

 Lets have a look at those details:

Lace encrusted bust with embroidery between the cups!
Lace edging between the shoulders at the back!

Some of the prettiest lace I've seen from this era, at the hem!
So, if you think you'd like to get into the spring mood
with this piece, head over here! before someone else does!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dapper Delight!

We admit, dear friends, that there is nothing 
really lingerie related about this post.

That is...
unless you acknowledge the fact that a well dressed Chap
such as this is almost inevitably more likely than the average man
to catch a glimse of  the hem of a slip, or perhaps
get a peek at a garter and some stocking or even
some lovely vintage knickers, if he's particularily lucky ;]

Trust us on this one, we would know ;P

On a side note, check out The Chap for some good,
wholesome chuckles, and perhaps some inspiration!