Zana Bayne

23rd October 2015 | Alice Taylor

I just had to show you some of the beautiful pieces by New York based designer Zana Bayne who makes artisan leather accessories for women and men.

From her website: 

Zana Bayne began her namesake brand in NYC with her debut handcrafted leather collection in 2010. She moved to NYC and made it her permanent residence in 2009 where she began developing her leather accessories and harnesses after graduating with a BFA in Conceptual Art from San Francisco Art Institute and having lived in Berlin for some time. What initially began as a project requiring Bayne to single-handedly create leatherworks out of her apartment has quickly grown into a brand which is produced by a team in Manhattan’s “Garment District”. Throughout the company’s growth, Zana Bayne has remained a fiercely independent female designer.

Zana Bayne’s designs are known for their quality and artisanship as much as for their shapes and how they play on the lines of the body. Her signature and defined hourglass silhouette evokes a sense of refinement accentuating the style of the individual wearer. The Originals Collection was first introduced in 2010 with its unique high-end take on S&M-inspired aesthetics. The brand has since expanded into glamorous seasonal and permanent collections of ornate and embellished leather works including skirts, bustiers, bras, and belts along with a Men’s collection and a complete line of handbags.

Her leather works have been worn by celebrities and icons of art and culture including Madonna, Marina Abramovic, Rei Kawakubo, Debbie Harry, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, and more.

Follow Zana on Instagram & Twitter

via: Zana Bayne

Paulina Otylie Surys

9th April 2015 | Alice Taylor

A selection of beautiful images by Paulina Surys.

Her image making processes result in some truly fantastic visual feasts…

Paulina was also one of the eight artists who exhibited their work at the 8×8 exhibition at Hoxton Gallery which Katherine and I attended.

Images in order:

Peccavi for Sian Hoffman – VISION China

Sian Hoffman AW14

The Dark Heart of the Velvet Goldmine for FLAUNT magazine

oneirogmus [fragment]

Dejenuer sur L’Herbes – 1814 magazine – Issue 4

Garden of Earthly Delights – The British Journal of Photography

Garden of Earthly Delights – The British Journal of Photography

Poem of Ecstasy – personal project featured in VOGUE.It

Titania Dreaming (personal project,For the exhibition with, featured in VELVET magazine)

Via: Paulina Surys

Coco de Mer A/W 2014

7th November 2014 | Alice Taylor

I really love this wet-look Coco de Mer Autumn Winter 2014 collection!

“Coco de Mer’s Autumn/Winter 14 debut latex collection features directional pieces and classic lingerie styles for both latex connoisseurs and aspiring collectors.

Designed and made in London, the exclusive designs celebrate a beautiful meeting of the female form and skin-tight, high shine latex tailoring to create strong, sleek silhouettes.

The Deco line takes inspiration from the Art Deco period, with a bold colour palette of striking pillar box reds, deep purples and black, combined with geometric shapes and contrasting graphic lines.

The Scallop designs take the collection in a distinctly soft and feminine direction, with rose pinks with a pearlescent sheen and contrasting scallop detailing offering a gentle introduction to the exciting world of latex.

Outrageously tight latex dresses, pencil skirts and matching longline bra and suspender sets are yours to slip into and shine on.”

Via: Coco de Mer

Mise en Cage

6th November 2014 | Alice Taylor

Mise en Cage, that Parisian boutique who specialise in the indulgences of eroticism and sensuality debut their first in-house lingerie line. 

Fashionising: “Up until this point, Mise en Cage were purveyors of other branded luxury boudoir attire and sensual accessories, but it was only a matter of time until they put their expertise into designing. The range is simple but stunning, sophisticated but strappy. Black sheer panels are criss-crossed by straps. Sometimes the bras are the straps, with no fabric to interfere with the unadulterated sexiness.”

I am also stunned by how striking their model is – what a physique!

Photography is by Pierre Dal Corso.

Via: The English Group

Intimately Free People

31st August 2014 | Katherine Jane

I love this bra!

And I love some of the other designs too!

Intimately Free People with For Love & Lemons have created a special lingerie capsule collection featuring delicate lace bras, high waisted bottoms, and strappy triangle tops.

The softly luminous look book features the gorgeous Marloes Horst.

Via: Fashionising

Agent Provocateur A/W 2014

4th August 2014 | Alice Taylor

I’m not going to lie and say the concept of this video – written and directed by Penelope Cruz – is high art, but if you’re in the mood for some babes in lingerie taunting a delirious John Kortajarena with aerobic dance moves in the desert, then you’re in luck.

Agent Provocateur‘s fall 2014 campaign has you covered.