The other day I was walking through my local Westfield shopping centre and happened to pass Bras N Things with their lovely festive display of naughty Mrs Claus creations of bright red satin and fluffy white … somethings. I was a bit aghast as to the thought that people ACTUALLY BUY THIS WITH THE THOUGHT THAT IT IS SEXY.
Is this what the art of seduction has really come to?
Luckily, there is one lady out there who has recognized that there are some people out there who want some more ooh-la-la to their regular undergarments as opposed to the err-ha-ha that can accompany some of these shiny satiny nightmares. Just in time for the festive season, Mariesa Mae opened a pop-up store in Paddington and proudly showed off her cabaret-inspired collection on a balmy Tuesday evening with lychee martinis and a runway show organised by Runnng Romeo PR.
The show opened with a rather cheeky performance by Penelope Morgan before the models strutted their stuff in pieces from the collection. Unfortunately, the lighting was friendly for the non-pro people like me who came armed with the fantastic quality and functionality of an iPhone camera, so forgive the dark pictures.
The items on display were intricately detailed in black or white with clever cutouts and paneling and not a flash of marabou feathers in sight. The show ended with a performance from the lady herself, Mariesa, wearing the bodysuit from the Mistinguett Sparkle collection (and probably my favorite piece from her designs!).
If i had to pick my favorite pieces that were showcased, it would definitely be the ones from the Mistinguett Sparkle range. It has just the right amount of glitz without being over the top and I love how it has the sexiness of sheer but is modest enough to cover up the rude bits!
At the end of the night, we all walked away with a cute little goodie bag containing a saucy little number, amongst other items. I wonder what my co-pilot for the night, Dan, has done with his?
Mariesa Mae can be purchased through the online store at mariesamae.com.