Lingerie Secret Valentines

Lingerie Secret Valentines

As many of you may have noticed, The Circumstances are a bit challenging for small independent businesses, so last year I got told that I needed to sort myself out and start organising us indie lingerie brands sending each other presents again!

If you've seen us do this before, you know the drill; secret santa style, we've all been allocated someone from a brand and we send them a present, and we get one from another brand in return. None of us know who our gifter is until we get it :)

After a year spent mostly in and out of medical tests, my colleagues and friends are right and it's been a delight to look at new brands, new styles and think about what we might like. Why not take a look at the brands and tell us what's on your wishlist?

Also who can guess which brand we've sent corselettes and velvet too? :)

It's always tricky working out what size to send, but having wriggled into an M Byatt and an L overwire when my measurements are more of a 2XL, I'm feeling optimistic.

Here are the brands - which will be on your wishlist?

Handmade to order in Canada - lingerie and swim
I don't drink, but I fully support the booze and black leather vibes.

Exquisite hand-crafted lingerie & corsetry
(omg can we talk about how good her most recent shoot is?! You should go and look)

Mixing quirky, sexy lingerie sets with all things playful, flirty and a little bit dirty.
Plus they do ALL the brands. Bettie Page, Hustler, Deja Day, and more, PLUS they also stock other brands (like us!)

Ayten Gasson 
Ethically handmade silk lingerie and loungewear. Also, extremely reasonable for custom and personalised options. Her bedjackets are some of the most worn items in my wardrobe.

Bespoke corsetry to sculpt the form and ensnare the senses. It's hard to characterise Orchid because she makes everything from daily foundation wear styles to the most elaborate (locking?!) corset dresses, but all of them are beautiful.

Made to order modern lingerie with vintage flair. Handmade in London

Lingerie inspired by versatility XS-3X; made to order by an Iranian/Ashkenazi designer in Oakland.
Now I seem to recall that many of you like backless girdles and skirts so . . . I think you might really like this brand :)

Ethically made designer lingerie in Chile. 100% Carbon neutral underwear.
I adore their fabrics :)

Intricately crafted erotic knitwear, handmade in London
I need the Pyre dress, and also, I'm very glad to hear of some boudoir nonsense that might be easily washable.

Weird and wonderful lingerie and swimwear direct from the designers hands to yours!
I promise they also make things in black.  But psychedelic almost sci-fi vibes are more eyecatching :)

Handmade luxury gloves and bodywear
You know how much we love them - they're in our shoots and we bought their gloves for Morgana!

Creative, colourful and exuberant all body inclusive lingerie styles inventively designed using Rachel's archive treasure collection of deadstock fabrics, recycled cottons and vintage trims.
I have loved B and S for a long time - and they are who I send you to if you have a specific bra or fabric request :)

Ethically handcrafted lingerie made to order. Based in Wroclaw, Poland
You know how whenever we made an all in one piece it's always a compromise of bust fit to waist and hip fit? Well, Seelanii let you order by bust and waist size!

Design for the different - ornamentation and textiles, a creative exploration by one maker
I think I might have to get on the waiting list for her time :)

HERVÉ by Céline Marie
Conceptual couture lingerie brand merging traditional craftsmanship with innovation.
You know that really elaborate lace applique that looks like its just sitting on the skin? Yup, that's her - and you can order it in several shades of illusion net to find a close match to your skin!