‘Cause She’s A Lady

With holiday parties coming up I’ve been finding inspiration in Christian Dior’s Fall 2009 Couture collection. Yes, the models were dressed in various stages of un-dress, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t look to the garters, lace-trimmed slips, girdles and stockings for inspiration of what to wear under your holiday dress.

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Couture

The contrast of blushing pink and black frilly under-things with the bright lime, orange, raspberry, yellow and animal prints of the fitted jackets, pencil skirts and cocktail dresses made for a striking image. The lady-like accessories of pearls, hats with veils and long gloves were also to die for.

Below are some of my picks to get the look. Next week, I’ll post my beauty finds to create the ’50s chic makeup looks from the collection.

H&M Blue Strapless Dress $49.95

Forever 21 Jewel Button Cardigan $34

H&M Corset $29.95

Kimchi Blue Silky Lace Tap Short, $28 US at Urban Outfitters

H&M Feather Hat $17.95

Long Leather Ruched Gloves, $48 US at Urban Outfitters

Forever 21 Chiffon Pearls Necklace $10.80

La Senza Beyond Cleavage Bustier $54.50, Lace Garter $24.50, Lace Thong 3 for $30

— Jodi Goulart

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French Dressing

It’s finally getting steamy in Toronto – well, at least for now – and what better way to celebrate than to raise the temperature in the bedroom? La Senza‘s Parisian-inspired lingerie from its summer collection will have you both saying oh la la! The frilly, flirty and feminine panties, garters and bras come in soft lacy whites, lilacs and my favourite colour combination of pink & black, which is very Agent Provocateur, non? So grab a bottle of champagne and head to the boudoir with your man in tow.

Polka-dot Mesh demi cup bra $26.50 Polka-dot g-string panty $10.50 Sheer stripe garter with lace trim $24.50

Polka-dot Mesh Demi Cup Bra $26.50, Polka-dot G-string Panty $10.50, Sheer Stripe Garter with Lace Trim $24.50

Frill Trim Satin Lined Demi Cup Bra $26.50, Sheer Frill G-string Panty $10.50, Sheer Frill Garter Skirt with Lace Trim $26.50

Frill Trim Satin Lined Demi Cup Bra $26.50, Sheer Frill G-string Panty $10.50, Sheer Frill Garter Skirt with Lace Trim $26.50

— Jodi Goulart