I received this beautiful lingerie from Finding Rosie a while ago now, and I thought it would be sweet to photograph it on my Instax Mini 8 camera, considering the romantic colour palette and vintage look of the pieces. However, let's just say that I'm not exactly a "modernist" (which certainly explains my love for old film style photography!) which is fine, except for the fact that I am basically technologically illiterate... so I found myself running around Brooklyn for a week in search of a good scanner (I tried three different places -- too blurry, too dark, too low res, Internet Cafe manager too creepy, etc) and I eventually ended up just photographing them on my canon and cropping and editing them on my phone...!
The Red "Showstopper" Teddy I'm wearing here is by Flora Nikrooz and it certainly lives up to its name! It is so cute worn as both lingerie and pyjamas. I don't usually opt for red when choosing clothing, but coupled with the mesh, ruffles and floral detail, I couldn't imagine it in any other colour, and it was too beautiful and romantic to pass over.
The second piece I chose is the "Ever Yours" Slip in peach by Mimi Holliday. I love slips because of their versatility. They can be worn as pyjamas, lingerie, an undergarment or in some cases, a dress. I often wear a slip under my more sheer vintage dresses. This one is a beautiful, pale peach-pink colour and I love the lace at the bust and hem.
I love that Finding Rosie only stocks a carefully curated collection of labels on their site (www.findingrosie.com -- and you can find them on Instagram here), because honestly, scrolling through pages of bras can be pretty overwhelming and everything they choose is gorgeous, so the work is done for you. I've discovered new favourites like Mimi Holliday and Flora Nikrooz (check out their Instagrams here and here, and they also stock one of my favourite lingerie labels, Lonely lingerie from New Zealand.