Thursday, 8 April 2010

Beautiful Bottoms

Sadly my bottom has never looked like hers (insert long, slow, heavy sigh) and as I am, um, celebrating* getting another year older today I very much doubt that a perfect bum is going to miraculously appear on my person.

However, that has never stopped me from wearing super pretty knickers or undies as we like to call them in Australia (I can never bring myself to say the word "panties"- it just sounds dirty!). Sure, support knickers (love the M&S ones) and Bonds reassuringly-cotton underpants feature heavily in my top drawer but there is nothing like pulling on a pair of frilly, sheer, pretty knickers to make me feel super feminine and, well, sexy. And if there is a bow involved especially at the back or tying up the sides? I am in heaven :)

Which brings me to the lovely Poppy Sexton-Wainwright and Lauren Skerritt who are the girls behind the label Beautiful Bottoms. Poppy and Lauren met while studying at Newcastle university and started the label while in their final year after discovering that they both shared a love of lingerie. I stumbled across their label a couple of weeks ago and last week the girls invited me (actually, I think I invited myself!) to look at their collections at their studio in London. The girls' mission is to create affordable, pretty knickers, cami's and bras that are meant to be seen: a beautiful floral-print bra peeking out of a summer dress, a glimpse of a frilly knicker beneath a pair of low-riding jeans, a vintage-print georgette camisole beneath a cashmere cardi.....

Beautiful prints, playful frills and bows......if my husband is reading this, I wouldn't mind some Beautiful Bottoms (and a beautiful bottom while we're at it!) for my birthday :))


*celebrating might be too strong a word here! I think I shall start subtracting 2 years off my age, starting today!

35 comments:

  1. They are some lovely bottom coverers! I wish mine looked like that...

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  2. Wistful thinking to own a bottom like that.. Nice knickers though xx

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  3. Oh, I love beautiful, colorful, frilly knickers, too! I can buy them all the time!

    Happy birthday, Vanessa!
    Have a great day! Party! Inspiration! And forget about age - nobody cares about that! :)

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  4. happy birthday!

    these look absolutely gorgeous. will check out their site. hope you are having a fabulous day and getting spoiled! xx

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  5. oh, such cute panties, indeed! aww... you cannot be older than me! hehe ♡

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  6. Happy Birthday from a fellow Aries. Cara

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  7. I absolutely love this brand! Alas, my bottom doesn't look quite the same as the girl above's.

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  8. I LOVE your pictures!People look always naturally happy and full of a special interior light!
    I'm a lawyer too, but unfortunately I'm not turned into a photopher!
    But life is long enough, so...who knows?
    And a special happy birthday from Italy.
    Valentina

    http://fashiontrotter.blogspot.com

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  9. Happy birthday oh absolute beacon of cool!
    I hope you're celebrating via a sing-a-long of Peter Andre and reliving setting alight your law books in a big bonfire.

    The underwear is amazing. It's like you read my mind re my search for the perfect underwear...it's funny how many girls actually are looking for it. It's such a great conversation starter...just like stalking ;)

    xx

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  10. I absolutely love this brand! Alas, my bottom doesn't look quite the same as the girl above's.

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  11. Happy birthday! I'm sure your bottoms just as fine haha.

    Have a great day!
    Lis xXx

    Off The Wardrobe

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  12. Happy Birthday. I love this post. I am Irish and would find it hard to say panties too. Knickers much more straight forward. Have a great rest of this beautiful sunny day. Xx

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  13. happy birthday, i am so glad to know another soul who cannot say that p- word, i literally cannot bring myself to utter it
    xo

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  14. long, slow, heavy sigh. i want that bottom, and a few years less (i am to celebrate that special day very soon).
    in the mean time happy birthday Vanessa. enjoy your day and your year. age is so passé, who asks age anymore?

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  15. Great blog - happy birthday!

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  16. so beautiful! have a wonderful time checking out their studio and a happy happy birthday!

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  17. Happy birthday! (I can't STAND the word "Panties" either! It makes my skin crawl!)
    xxo

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  18. Happy Birthday!
    Hope this new year is one of the best of your life.
    xoxo
    MJ

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  19. Happy birthday Vanessa!

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  20. Crikey!!! Thanks so much everyone for the awesome birthday wishes!!! I had a lovely day yesterday (the sun was shining in London and the temperature was outstanding)capped off with dinner at The Wolseley :)

    @Carole- ha ha! I adore your utterly fabulous French way of looking at things- and you are completely correct of course! Age is passe: I was just looking at issue 3 of LOVE magazine and Charlotte Rampling looks completely amazing in a semi-nude shoot and she is in her sixties! I think it is just when I think about my 'number' I become a little depressed :))

    @Anon, @Fashionistable, @Holier Than Now: Hee hee- yeah, I am glad it isn't just me. I literally would have said the word maybe twice in my life (probably to describe to people how I can't say it!) I guess it is probably a cultural thing?

    @Ginta- I know, I know: It is just rather depressing when one leaps into the next age bracket on surveys and such!

    @Frances, @Mel, @Anon (MJ), @Design Darling, @Golla, @Lis-X, @Anon (fellow Aries- Cara!); @style crusader, @some style: thanks so much you guys for the Birthday wishes!

    @Wilderness Chic, @Clare, @layersandswathes: Sadly I don't think that sitting on my bottom in front of a computer screen most days editing photos is conducive to a pert bum!

    @Somestyle- I probably am!!!!

    @Valentina (what a gorgeous name) grazie mille for the birthday wishes from Italy! Re being a lawyer I think it is a brilliant career/background to have had (@Koh Co- are you paying attention?!) but I am not sure that I could have done it for the rest of my working life. I think the creative side of me was always edging to get out....

    @KohCo- Peter Andre!!! And a bonfire of law books! You are funny, Ms KohCo. One of my favourite pairs of undies was a Love Kylie pair (pink, with little black ties at the side and ruching up the back)- do they still make that brand in Aus?

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  21. happy birthday! lovely knickers! :-D i'd kill for a bottom like that. *sigh*

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  22. ooh, these are so cute! I want too. thanks for sharing! I think we should all love our bums more (even if they're not like the one here) and treat them with wonderfulness like this.

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  23. A little late happy birthday from me!:)

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  24. That underwear is so pretty! The photos are fantastic as well, the lighting makes it seem intimate which is appropriate for frilly underwear of course!

    Hope you had a lovely birthday. Keep posting wonderful photos.

    http://jacintaloves.blogspot.com

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  25. oh, happy belated birthday! hope you had a great one!

    your post really made me laugh. and who doesn't know what you're writing about - apart from models with a perfect bottom like the girl in your pics.

    keep on posting! your blog is such a great inspiration! :D

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  26. I fear I am rather late to wish you a Happy Birthday but as the sun is still shining in London I hope you are still celebrating. Have a great weekend and see you soon, xx

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  27. *sigh* I think we ALL want a beautiful bottom like that ;)

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  28. Thanks Jacinta, Kazuko and Curiouser and Curiouser!!! Had a great birthday but now I have a hideous cold- arghhhh.

    Patty- hee hee! You, me and everyone else :))

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  29. Yay! Pretty panties for certain...Topshop had some adorable knickers similar a handful of seasons ago. Though my bottom does look quite bit like this, I rarely am comfortable with slinking around in cute things such as this...I am too in lust with the boy cut shorts right now. But these are lovely, and I am glad you featured for us to see xo

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  30. Happy Birthday, very belatedly! I only just realised. Hope it was lovely, Vanessa. Hope to see you soon. xo

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  31. I just found u're blog...I love it...and happy belated bday to my new fellow arien. Mine is April 9th, hehe...I luv undies!!

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  32. Dear Vanessa, thank you for writing such lovely words about our beautiful Silk Lingerie we have just showcased the new SS11 collection in Paris which has had great response. i will send you some sneaky preview images through soon! Lauren X X X

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  33. They're so gorgeous, aren't they! I recently met Lauren & Poppy at LFW and wrote a blog post about them. I am determined to buy some very soon! Your blog is great, am now following :) x
    http://citygirldiariesec1.blogspot.com/

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  34. temptedtotouch.com.au26 October 2010 02:39

    Thanks Vanessa. Please keep the good lingerie coming! We will most definitely be checking back to see what finds you have come across.

    Beautiful Bottoms will be available in Australia shortly! We can't wait! We love them! Sign up to temptedtotouch.com.au to be informed of our launch. x

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