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New Stockist: Revival Retro in London

Everyone knows that London is a buzzing hub of creativity, style and uniqueness, which is why we're so happy to announce that we now have a lovely stockist in Central London!

Revival Retro is a stunningly decorative shop based near Fitzrovia, London - just a stone's throw away from Tottenham Court Road and tucked away from the busy streets. The design of the shop is art deco-inspired, and does not disappoint with it's antique knick-knacks, vintage-inspired clothing and jewelry. 

They're stocking some of our newest collection, including the beautifully feminine Amelia, the tough-but-sexy Imogen Curve, the boudoir-favourite Emerald Cordelia, and finally the 1920s-inspired Emily gown and chemise. They even have some of our older designs, like frilly knickers and corsets!

If you're in London, make sure to pop into Revival Retro for a hugely warm welcome from their lovely staff, and to try on some of our fabulous lingerie!

You can visit Revival Retro at 30 Windmill Street, London, W1T 2JL

or online, at

Styling Grace & Patience

New in to our mini-brand Peek & Beau are the Grace teddies (one in sumptuous satin, the other in wicked wetlook), and the Patience suspender vest. Peek & Beau's tagline is 'Attire to Flaunt' - and these pieces are certainly flaunt-able! So, to put our money where our mouth is, we're gonna show you how to style these pieces as outerwear! Starting with Grace in Satin and Lace...

The Grace in Satin and Lace is the more girly of the two, which makes it a perfect going-out piece. Here I've simply put it with thigh high boots because it works fabulously as a stand-alone piece! 

As it's England and it will inevitably get chilly, you can layer up the Grace with a fluffy oversized jumper. Finish the look with some hold-up lace tops and Docs and you'll be cosy AND fashionable!

And now, onto Grace Satin's more daring sister, the Grace Leatherette...

Go all-out daring dressy punk realness by layering the Grace Leatherette over a fishnet bodystocking and pairing with some killer platform boots! Even better if your fishnets are ripped.

This is much more of a daytime look! Despite it's rock'n'roll aesthetic, the Grace Leatherette can still be made a little more feminine. I've paired it here with a pink jacket and some spotty flatforms for lots of clashing!

And finally, the Patience suspender vest!

The Patience is super versatile! Here I've decided to show off the garter detail by layering some cut-off shorts and stockings, as well as pairing the Rosaline bra underneath it.

You can also go a bit more subtle by hiding the garter detail underneath a skirt, and simply wearing as a sheer vest which makes a simple but cute daytime look!

Have you got the Grace or Patience yet? If so, how have you styled them?

Announcing: Playful Promises for Bettie Page

Playful Promises is going to be creating an official Bettie Page line of lingerie to launch in November!

Can you hear us squealing with excitement? As the designer behind Playful Promises, I have taken some influence from the rich lingerie history behind us, but I always saw the Playful Promises brand as a place to take these influences and create new styles that the pin-ups of today and tomorrow would wear.  One of the biggest influences on me continues to be the 40s and 50s, so this is a unique opportunity to create a true vintage inspired line that epitomizes and celebrates the rich legacy that Bettie Page left us with.

For those of you that know me personally, you know how much Bettie Page is an icon to me... with my hair styled in ‘Bettie bangs’ and a fine collection of nylons, I am going to revel in the design and manufacturing element of this project.

We will launch the first lines in November and I want it to reflect both the cheesecake cuter side of Bettie Page, but also the darker, and what to me, are equally iconic black and white fetish photos.  I have been researching and using my own collection of vintage suspender belts, briefs, girdles and bras at the time to re-create authentic vintage silhouettes.

The first collection will include a vintage silhouette shaping corsolette, overwire bras, 6 strap suspender belts and boudoir gloves.

Bettie Page was famous for saying ‘I was never the girl next door’ and this is a wonderfully concise way of saying I don’t need to conform. I do my own thing. This statement and confidence is something that women today still live by and strive for - to not be defined by pre-conceptions of how women should behave. 

The Bettie Page Lingerie collection in addition to being available on our website, as well as for wholesale, will also be sold in the first Bettie Page store in Santa Monica, California.

Keep up with the Bettie Page Lingerie line, launching November 2016, here: