It definitely doesn’t feel like it yet, but Spring is fast approaching and with it the long awaited SS12 lines are creeping out between the stripped sale rails.
Having missed out on getting any end of season bargains (couldn’t handle the e-scrum, especially on websites without all the functionality needed for painless multi-size searching or European delivery) I’ve been refreshing pages like a blogger possessed, waiting for something fresh to capture my attention.
Fauve has definitely caught it. Freya’s luxe big sister has exploded in to spring with some real crackers, and so far for me is the stand out brand of the season. The lovely Annalise, above, is a beautifully feminine set, perfectly walking that line between floral and chintz. And the brocade-style Emmanuelle in lipstick – which while I’m fairly sure isn’t as new as it’s being billed (wasn’t it a love that couldn’t be from last season?) – is still gorgeous and well worthy of investigation.
I am also in love with Veronique in Grape, below, for being elegantly boudoir without edging in to bordello… Purple totally outstrips red in the bedroom – boys, take note.
And if that wasn’t enough, look at what’s coming in February. The Moonstone colour of this Dali is going to look great with a whole spectrum of skin tones, and I’m all for pretty off-white alternatives to boring white bras. Especially in that lovely minty colour. Oh Fauve, you dreamy thing.
As for sizing, I advise caution – in the past, whilst I’ve found Fauve to fit perfectly in my usual Eveden size of 30G, it fits perfectly at its tightest hook. If possible, it’s worth trying a whole back size down/cup size up to ensure you get best value for money out of the sets – which (unsurprisingly, as Freya’s luxe big sister) are more expensive than other offerings this season. Of course, this means that – sensible hat on – my love for Fauve is unrequited – their bras start at a 30 back. I know there’s no future in it, but oh – sensible hat off – what a wonderful first month or so that 30G would be…