I was so impressed with all the entries to the Kiki competition that I couldn't pick a winner. There were girls who have never owned fancy undies, girls who pictured their nipples peeking seductively through lacy garments, girls who promised me photos of their skivvies, and tomboys who wanted to impress their husbands with racy tank tops. Who am I, I thought, to stop any of these wonderful, sexy, creative girlies from donning their dreamy knickers??? And so I had to resort to the old 'pull a name out of a bag' trick and remove that huge responsibility from my poor shoulders. And so... I announce with great pleasure that Jill is the winner of the $100 gift. Congratulations girl!!!! PS. I will be requiring a photo of you (or at least part of you ) in your winning garment of choice :)
Photos by Benjamin Alexander Huseby for Dazed and Confused via Fashion Gone Rogue.
Ever since my brief (pun intended) stint as a sales girl at Victoria's Secret I have had a bit of an obsession for lovely undies. I don't feel completely dressed if my knickers are dull. As many of my friends will attest, I am regularly hitching said knickers in a very unladylike manner which, I suppose, deters from the sexy I was trying to achieve by wearing impractical undergarments in the first place. And so the complexities of life continue.
As the holidays are approaching I thought it only right that I should thank my dear readers and get one of you into the pickle of the naughty knickers tug of war (so to speak). Miss Kiki de Montparnasse makes the most beautiful and flirty little things and here is your opportunity to get your (and hopefully his) hands on some ;)
Hello Wardrobe Diaries Readers!
Ooo la la, we have something sexy and chic in store for you today. I have one $100 Shopbop.com gift card, to send to one lucky girl who leaves the best comment below. It's so, so simple. Just tell me all about which piece of Kiki lingerie from Shopbop.com is your favorite and why. The best and most creative comment wins, so get creative! You have 10 days to enter. Oh hey, international readers...this one is for you too!
I will pick the winner on Friday December 11th.
What is Kiki de Montparnasse?
It's a sexy and classy line of luxury lingerie that will "inspire your romantic imagination." Nothing but a class-act here. Kiki lingerie can be worn in the bedroom (obviously) or even as accent pieces out in public to add that certain something to your look. Do you dare?
Kiki must be the designer, right?
Actually, no. Kiki de Montparnasse is a line designed by Creative Director Jennifer Zuccarini. Zuccarini studied fine arts and earned a degree in Art History. She moved to Montreal and worked with designers before moving to New York and earning a design degree from FIT. After a few more years of freelancing, she built a team to make her design dream come true. Kiki de Montparnasse was inspired by a cabaret singer, writer and artist, Alice Prin, known as Kiki. Montparnasse is a well-known art area in France. Everything that she embodied was the inspiration that Jennifer was looking for.
Which Kiki de Montparnasse item is your favorite?
You have to tell us in order to win! C'mon...don't be shy. Just go for it! Which piece is your favorite and how would you wear it? Creativity (and maybe a little bit of courage) is key! Winner will receive $100 to spend at Shopbop.com. Have fun ;)
My Sunday mornings have recently spiraled into pleasurable depths of laziness with the discovery of back to back 90210 episodes on Soapnet. I bask in the comfort of my sofa, engrossed in Brenda/Brandon/Kelly/Donna/David/Dylan melodrama until it's time for pilates. The effects of this new ritual appear to be creeping into my fashion subconscious as evident in todays bum grazing outfit.
Moving beyond fashion for just a sec.... I wanted to share with you one of my other passions; Cooking, feeding the people I love and the art of the dinner party. So here is a peek at my Thanksgiving festivities.
Making the house inviting (the cats were pretty impressed too).
Setting the table with lots of candles and fall leaves.
The first course: Young onion and Gruyere tart.
We're not big turkey fans so I made Port Wine Braised Short Ribs with Potato and Parsnip Puree, Swiss Chard and Roasted Pearl Onions.
A Meyer Lemon Tart for dessert, thanks Mum xxx
Chocolate and Pistachio dipped meringues with our coffee.
My beautiful Mum.
Mike and Maria brought lots of cheese.
Dad tucking in.
Dannie and Weird Cat enjoying the perfect weather.
I used be very anti leather, believing that only Michael Hutchence and Jim Morrison could pull it off.... Bono and everyone who wasn't Mike or Jim just looked foolish and sweaty. Well, I take it back (except the Bono bit).
The iconic metallic silver 'Origami' cocktail dress by KRIZIA ca.1980s. So rare.
Black jersey 'Goddess' gown designed by BILL TICE ca.1970. I NEED this!
Blue/white silk chiffon print gown is French ca.1980. My pal David has finally opened his fabulous store on Central. I popped by on Friday for a snoop and ended up falling in love with a couple of dresses. The shop is styled like a gallery space and it shows off the vintage designer pieces perfectly.... my idea of heaven.