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Unlike any other fashion show, the event will focus primarily on Deadly fans with a catwalk featuring the most avid Kiss Me Deadly enthusiasts. With the focus on diversity and passion for the lingerie, guests will view current and upcoming collections in a show choreographed by Irreverent Dance, alongside unique cabaret entertainment throughout the night in the beautiful setting of The Tabernacle.
Your invitation includes an exclusive Press Goody Bag, behind-the-scenes access (on request) and admittance to watch the show from a VIP press viewing gallery.
Winners of The Lingerie Awards, UK’s Favourite British Designer in 2012, finalist for UK’s Favourite Lingerie Brand in 2013.
Kiss Me Deadly is an independent lingerie brand based in England. Born from a mission to create the perfect retro suspender belt, Kiss Me Deadly now designs vintage-inspired lingerie for femme fatales; glamorous, sensual and intelligent women with just a hint of danger.
Find us a new stockist and win a £100 voucher - get them addicted and your name will be in our range!
On Sunday I went to see one of my favourite lingerie stores. Naturally, I claimed this was commercial research, but I don't think my friend ws remotely fooled - they know as well as you do I'd likely slip up and end up with a new bra!
Thing is, the shop had gone. Closed, no lights, no stock, no new address.
Thank heavens I also had some new images arrive yesterday or I'd be so depressed!
This seems to be happening often in the UK. Is it like this in the rest of the world? Although we have and office and staff for sending stock out to retailers, we don't have anyone full time keeping track of shops or stores across the globe and I have to admit that when I focus on it, I often start to wonder - where are you all buying your pants from?!
So it seems like a good time to remind you all that if you help us get a new stockist by talking to them about us and vice versa, we'll send you a £100 voucher! Last time we did this we picked up a store in Sweden, via Rebecka. She seemed happy to have both a £100 gift from us AND a place closer to her to find KMD!
This year I am going to up our offer. I've made a little quiz for you to put in any and all details you have on cool places to buy lingerie.
If you fill it in - there's a sneaky little code to play with at the end.
If you make mutual introductions - tell them about us, tell us about them (it really helps) and they order - we will send you a £100 gift voucher.
If you manage to get a stockist hooked on our new Deadly Addicts programme for retailers - we will name a new style after you.
What is the Deadly Addict programme, I hear some of you saying, after you hyperventilated? Well, we know from our years and years of sales data that the retailers that drive growth - ours and theirs - are the ones who take a selection of the sought after limited editions through the year. We also know that retailers love a great margin. So we launched a package that gives them both! You can see the brief version in a page from our wholesale brochure below.
I thought recently I might share with you all some of the erratic stuff that ends up in my inbox; this weeks most unexpected email was a series of picture of toes.
Ages ago I insisted the factory have a go at making lace stockings for this set:
We got a sample but it wasn't brilliant, and I decided they were closer to FF's than anything else. We sent 3 pairs of Cervin to Lyzzy to play with to make the stockings a decent quality fit, so this is what landed in the inbox:
Hi There are two ways to have a nice toe shape on the stockings. 1) (pics 1,2 & 4)) have a second seam across the toe - allows the CB seam to be on the outside or 2) (pics 3 & 5) just have the CB seam but to avoid dodgy shape on the end of the toed the seam goes over the top of the toe - and thing with this is it may look better with the seam on the inside Let me know which you prefer (I couldn't make my mind up!) and I will get the final set of graded patterns finished.
Unfortunately after all of this careful consideration (and there are some people for whom seam inside or out is a VERY serious question!), my answer was "do whatever the factory will find easiest to sew".
This is often the answer to many a technical design query and it's because a) we're not a high end priced brand, and the more time a factory has to spend sewing a thing the more it costs, and b) you can have the most beuatiful thing in the world but if the factory can't replicate the work involved, you're on a hiding to nothing!
On the upside the rest of my inbox that day was mostly about VAT, which is far more unpleasant than looking at feet.