QC 2012 Gift Guide: The Lover

19/12/2012 § Leave a comment

For those on your naughty list:

QC Gift Guide: The LoverFrom top L to R:
Delta of Venus by Anais Nin
ID Sarrieri Secret November Triangle Bra and V-Bikini 
Equipment silk robe 
Christian Louboutin Vampanodo 100 satin and suede sandals
Kiki de Montparnasse Love is Blind silk blindfold
Frette Hotel Collection bed linens
Stubbs & Wootton black velvet slippers (on sale!)
The Macallan 18 year Scotch
Vintage issue of Playboy Magazine (via eBay)

Itsy Bitsy

09/08/2012 § 1 Comment

How adorable is this sweet bralette and boyshort set
by LA-based Honeydew Intimates?
Obviously I am in desperate need of every single color...

Quite Continental Charm School: Day 10 – A Proper Foundation

10/02/2012 § Leave a comment

The Quite Continental Charm School
A modern guide to creating a charmed life

Editor’s Note: I’m very pleased to introduce our fourth guest speaker!  My good friend Sarah is the personal style blogger behind Style on the Couch, where she discusses her quest for the perfect party dress, her adventures as a Englishwoman in New York, her addiction to lingerie and even contemplates the psychology of fashion — with good reason, she’s also a psychologist!

Sarah’s blog is a charmingly personal — reading it is a bit like sitting down with a good friend to dish over cocktails — and I can assure you that she is just as lovely in person.  If you are not yet familiar with Sarah or Style on the Couch, it is my pleasure to introduce you.

Without any further ado, Sarah’s tip for a charmed life.


Day 10: A Proper Foundation
A day of being classy and fabulous should be a day in which only self appreciation is allowed. It should be a day to praise our curves, to love our legs, to give thanks for our bodies. Looking good and feeling great, whilst also being a state of mind, can be helped along by great undergarments that give the very best womanly silhouette. Fabulous lingerie also inspires us to feel feminine and chic even if we are the only ones who will know and see what is going on at the level of our foundations. We shouldn’t save lingerie for a special occasion; we should treat ourselves to those items that make us feel wonderful all the time.

Our screen icons: Jean Harlow, Rita Hayworth, Elizabeth Taylor and Brigitte Bardot – these women knew how to dress for their shape and accentuate their assets (Harlow even chose to be buried in her lingerie!) Even woman should own fabulous undergarments that help her to feel classy and fabulous. I look to Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant for some guidance in this matter: “To find the right undergarments, you first need to determine your desired silhouette”. For an hour glass figure I look to the shapewear of La Perla and Result Wear. For a nipped-in waist – try a waspie from Bordelle. Desire a hint of cleavage? Try a demi-bra from Blush Lingerie’s Midnight Kiss collection.

Build a collection of the right foundations for your shape and silhouette right now. Love your contours. Become truly classy and fabulous by shining a spotlight on your best assets.

by Sarah, of Style on the Couch.


The Quite Continental Charm School
A modern guide to creating a charmed life

Wants: Stella McCartney Lingerie

01/02/2012 § 1 Comment

While poking about the internet for my Valentine’s Day gift guide, I realized how much I love the new lingerie collection by Stella McCartney.  Normally I leave it to Sarah to talk about underpinnings, but I just couldn’t resist after I saw these gorgeous pieces.  Sexy without being trashy, feminine without being prissy, and modern with just enough vintage inspiration, I’m having a hard time deciding what to pick up first.  Isn’t that pink silk amazing?  I’m also happy to hear that Stella has recently dropped her price point a bit and has decided to expand her range of sizes — genius!

So gents, if you are the type that purchases lingerie for your lady on Valentine’s Day, I definitely recommend Stella McCartney. (Sidenote: Whenever shopping for giftable unmentionables, I definitely recommend you always avoid anything with marabou, pleather, fishnet or absolutely anything from Frederick’s of Hollywood, as they think this is acceptable.  Pfft!)

Browse Stella McCartney lingerie at Net-A-Porter here.

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