When you think of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley the first thing that springs to mind is the image of her sauntering down the Victoria's Secret runway or stripping down in those Burberry Body ads, right? It's hardly a surprise, then, that her looks continue to be the focal point but as her recent interview in the September issue of ELLE UK shows, there's a lot more to he than those pouty lips and killer body.
As you will know, Huntington-Whiteley has just wrapped up designing her first collection of lingerie for Marks & Spencer and ahead of the launch, which is set to take place on August 30, the high street retailer released this short video with the model talking about the line at the campaign shoot.
What is instantly apparent is just how hands on she's been, something that was highlighted in the ELLE interview. 'I love everything about lingerie, I've always had a thing for it,' she tells the camera. 'It's completely feminine, it's something for women, it's outs, it's our little secret.' She continues: 'I think that we've struck a great balance between it being young and modern whilst still being classic and sexy but feminine, and I hope people enjoy it in that way.'
Buying lingerie has never been one of my favourite past times. Like shopping for jeans, which is equally as traumatic, it often ends with me questioning where the waist of my former 18 year-old self has disappeared too, followed by even more shopping to soften the blow. That said, investing in good underwear is essential and something we just can't get around.
As the saying goes, a good bra and pair of knickers is the foundation of any good outfit and is just as important as what you're wearing on top. If that's true, let's just say that until now I've been working on shaky foundations. If my underwear draw could talk it would probably say something along the lines of 'give me more attention' rather than anything remotely similar to praise.
Thankfully I've got my act together and have Stella McCartney to thank. Recently the lovely team gave me a pair of her London knickers with a matching top and while they are very much everyday wear, they are definitely worth admiring. As the brand's S/S12 look book shows, the pieces are ultra feminine and subtly sexy and come in pretty pastels and pinks in flattering shapes.
Back in September we confirmed that Julia Restoin Roitfeld had a lingerie collection in the works and now more information on the line and images of the collection have surfaced. The collection sees Julia partner up with Kiki de Montparanasse to design the range - that will hit the brand's boutique and online on December 14 just in time for Christmas - and appear in the look book.
When asked about what prompted her to work on the range Roitfeld explained that it was borne out of her constantly seeing women wearing bras that failed to compliment their womanly figures. "A little while ago, the downtown trend in New York was to wear a 'bandeau' bra that you would see popping out of the side of your shirt. I guess it works for very, very small breasts, but for me, it would just be plain unflattering," she explained.
We haven't heard much from Julia Restoin Roitfeld recently but at Burberry on Monday, she revealed that she has a new project in the works that's been keeping her busy. “I’m mostly excited about the lingerie collection I’m working on," she told WWD. "I have a really great lingerie collection, but it’s not for my boyfriend–he doesn’t care–it’s for myself. Next to shoes, it’s my favorite luxury.”
The move makes sense. Although she's had several modelling gigs and graphic designer roles in the past, she hasn't appeared to be working on anything in a while and like her mother, Julia is the epitome of French sexy-chic so if there's anyone we would want to design lingerie, it's her.
Miranda Kerr used her Vogue Spain cover story in September to announce that she was four months pregnant with her first child with new husband Orlando Bloom, and it looks she's not allowing her baby stop her from shooting another main fashion story.
Now six months into her pregnancy, recent rumours claim that the model will show off her bump in the next issue of Vogue Australia. Reports claim that the magazine has been calling in lingerie for the shoot, leading many to speculate that Kerr will be showing off maternity wear.
H&M can do no wrong. In the past, the high street retailer has collaborated with everyone from Karl Lagerfeld to their most recent line with Jimmy Choo, not to mention the highly anticipated lingerie and knitwear collaboration with Sonia Rykiel.
Just when we thought that was good enough, the retailer has announced that the Sonia Rykiel collection will be officially unveiled and celebrated with a big runway show in Paris on December 1, days before the collection hits stores.
The show will take place at the Grand Palais, the place of choice for Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel's runway shows, and will showcase the full line including both lingerie and knitwear.
If you cast your mind back to the star studded Stella McCartney launch and the Matthew Williamson party with Grace Jones in attendance, speculation for the font row of the show is already in full swing.
We are pleased to reveal that The Fash Pack will be attendance and will be reporting and tweeting live from the event for you so stay tuned.
Oh how we love a good high street collaboration, and looking at the preview pictures of Sonia Rykiel's lingerie collection for H&M, this will be another one that we can't wait to get our hands on. Modelled by the likes of Lara Stone, Anne Vyalitsyna and Caroline Trentini, Rykiel's collection boasts beautiful black pieces with baby pink corsages - girly, pretty and still a little bit provocative.
Set to roll out in 1,500 H&M stores worldwide as well as Sonia Rykiel boutiques fromt the 5th of December, Nathalie Rykiel, the president of Sonia Rykiel admitted 'This collaboration fits perfectly with our philosophy... The Sonia Rykiel pour H&M lingerie collection is the ideal way to offer the essence of Rykiel to a great number of women around the world, and a beautiful way to close the year", she explained of the partnership.
Take the model out of the background of this first shot of Dita Von Teese, and you've got the perfect shot for a vintage pinup calendar, no? Miss Dita headed to Milan yesterday for the launch of her new lingerie line, theWonderbra by Dita Von Teese Party Edition.
Dita von Teese brought her legendary sense of glam to the London's Dorchester hotel today, for the launch of her new collection with Wonderbra. The 'Party Edition' of von Teese's lingerie range, which will be available this winter, evokes the mystery of women's vintage veiled hats.
It features refined embroidery, plenty of sequins and removable red-tassel trimmings. Interested? You can check it out here.