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Kiss Me Deadly

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Kiss Me Deadly

Kiss Me Deadly is an elegant, limited-edition pin up, burlesque and vintage-inspired retro lingerie brand based in Sheffield, London.


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Burlesque bombshells and pin up kittens, be warned! This brand is the real deal. Seamed two-toned and Cuban heel stockings in red, black, blue, yellow, white, and nude, retro thongs, long line knickers and briefs, long line, strapless and sheer bras and bralets plus corselets and shape wear, suspender belts and garters; all Kiss Me Deadly lingerie is distinctly original, elaborately detailed and simply gorgeous.

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Several miles away from Spanx, their retro-styled Vargas long line girdle shapes exquisitely, does double duty as a garter with six metal straps and is deliciously decorated with large black satin bows. At £50.00, their Cherie Teddy in Peach is high-quality; all satin and lace, in no way innocent yet many leagues distant from trashy. All of their items and collections exude a gritty authenticity with a hint of danger while remaining sensuous, glamorous and slightly intellectual, like a combination of Mata Hari, Grace Kelly and Bettie Page plus a little something extra to make them completely unique.

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Kiss Me Deadly lingerie is available for sale on their website as well as in brick-and-mortar shops in the UK, Europe, and the U.S. and Australia such as Lulu and Lush in London, the Pom Pom Parlour in Stockholm, Taboo Tabou in the Chicago and Circa Vintage in Australia, plus, many Internet stockists including FairyGothMother, Gothesque.de, Girdlebound and Panty Salad.

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When shopping on their website keep in mind that all of their prices are in British pounds sterling and will include applicable sales taxes. Kiss Me Deadly accepts Visa, MasterCard and Solo cards and PayPal in some cases. Always available by phone for questions or orders on the phone, they ship internationally at £2.00 within the UK and £7.00 everywhere else. They accept returns with certain limitations and with individual permission via e-mail within two weeks of product receipt.

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For Kiss Me Deadly and news and updates, follow their Twitter feed, join their Facebook page or check out the “Our Diary” section of their eponymous website. If you happen to be in Sheffield, visit their local cultural beneficiary, The Kitten Club, specializing in Cabaret and authentic British Burlesque performances.

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Made By Niki

Made By Niki

Made By Niki is a British lingerie label created by Niki McMorrough, a marketing diva who has handled clients such as the music label Ministry of Sound, written for the Sunday Telegraph, and even managed the marketing department of Cartoon Network.

While she is undoubtedly a woman who goes after what she wants and works hard to get it, there was one thing she really wanted: elegant undergarments. Niki then gave up her job, headed to school, and established the label Made By Niki.

Made By Niki offers fine luxury lingerie and underwear pieces, sported by celebrities such as Victoria Bekham, KT Tunstall, and Naomi Campbell. With such prominent customers, it’s no surprise whether or not the pieces are truly luxurious.

Each piece is fashionable and sexy, yet practical enough for everyday life. Bras, panties, garter belts, and shaping pieces are created with a no-frills approach, often resembling styles worn by women in the pin up, retro, and vintage eras of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Lycra pieces provide a shapely fit, sexy silk provides a sleek silhouette, and muted or bright colors create bold contrasts, ideal for virtually any style. Unique embellishments such as chains also accompany some pieces for a show-stopping appearance that looks and feels comfortably chic.

Each piece is available in sizes designed to fit virtually any woman, ranging from XS to XL, with bras in sizes from A to F. The prices are equally broad, starting as little as $30 and going as high as $300. If you’re not willing to splurge, check out the sale section where pieces are marked down significantly.

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Made By Niki also creates a variety of limited edition pieces, such as “The Pheasants Waspie,” a corset made of silk and wool with only 30 available for purchase. If you feel sexy knowing you’re wearing a piece of luxury lingerie that only 29 other women have the ability to own, this is definitely something you’ll want to get your hands on.

It’s no secret why so many women love shopping the luxury boutique at Made By Niki. Next time you’re on the hunt for some sexy pin up or retro-inspired lingerie with a luxurious vintage feel, browse through and find an extravagant piece to call your own.

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Burlesque Costumes

Burlesque Costumes

Burlesque costumes are worn for a variety of reasons, whether a woman is doing a genuine burlesque performance, wants a burlesque-inspired look for a costume party or event, or just wants to add some retro sex appeal to her lingerie collection. Burlesque costumes are classic, iconic looks, with styles that go all the way back to the 1920s, gaining popularity in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s with icons, theatre performers, and dancers around the world.

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Burlesque costumes are incredibly diverse, and can be as simple, colorful, revealing, or complex as any woman desires. Women who are tiny and petite love burlesque costumes just as much as women who are curvy and voluptuous, so there’s no shortage in available stockings, corsetry, and accessories for women of all ages, shapes, and sizes.

When creating a burlesque costume, one of the most important components is the corset. Finding a corset that suits your needs, whether it’s layers of fabric or a sturdy steel-boned corset, is simple with the amount of customization available by corset designers. Search through shops such as KaosCorsets, SugarKitty Corsets, Maya Hansen, Bibian Blue, Miss Katie, Burleska, and Redcat 7. Most times the designer will allow you to choose everything from the sturdiness of the bone to the colors of the fabric, lace, ruffles, and trim.

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Of course, a corset can’t do it all. Burlesque costumes have plenty of necessary accessories such as pasties, garter belts, ruffled panties, stockings, floral hair pieces, and suspender straps. You’ll find a great assortment of burlesque costume accessories at Gothesque.de, Starlets and Harlets, and Feisty Cat. For luxurious stockings and hosiery that will stand the test of time and last more than one wear without snagging, browse shops such as Sweet Pins, Hepburn and Leigh, Secrets In Lace, Girdlebound, and Cervin Paris. Some of these shops also allow for customization, so whether it’s pasties, stockings, or a garter belt you want to adjust and tailor to your own needs, the talented designers will work with you to make that happen.

Burlesque costumes are always worn with confidence, so don’t be afraid to flaunt your body in the perfect outfit. Check out these shops for the most luxurious and high-quality burlesque looks on the market.

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Sweet Pins

Sweet Pins

Sweet Pins is an online boutique specializing in lingerie and hosiery that is inspired by classic vintage, pin up and burlesque looks. When you make a purchase from Sweet Pins, it will arrive gift wrapped in a bow and box, leaving a special surprise in your mailbox that will have you super excited to discover their luxurious items.

Inspired by an obsession with hosiery and tights as a child, Lidia opened Sweet Pins as a way to offer fine luxury items to women who want nothing less than the best. Her shop offers upscale and modern hosiery from some of the finest designers around the world, making up one of the best selections of lingerie, stockings, fashion tights and stockings available on the web.

You don’t have to be on the lookout for lingerie in order to shop at Sweet Pins. Women who want to enhance their pin up wardrobe, need hosiery for a burlesque costume, or just love having an assortment of colorful tights to wear with different dresses and outfits can all find something perfect for their style at Sweet Pins. Colored tights come in virtually every color of the rainbow, from simple to bold, and for something more simple, the fine selection of everyday tights offers basic nudes and blacks for a sexy, sleek look.

The assortment of fashion tights is one of the main attractions at Sweet Pins. Leopard suspender tights, vampy sheer tights with black accents, silver tights, bondage tights and seamless tights are just some of the styles you’ll find in this selection. You’ll even find toeless and summer tights if you have a specific type of dress or shoes you need them to work with.

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Need burlesque-like accessories to go along with your tights? Sweet Pins also offers an assortment of suspenders, garters, socks, knee-highs, and bridal wear to complement your look.

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One of the best parts of Sweet Pins? They also have maternity options, plus sized hosiery, shapewear, extra tall selections, fishnets and gift ideas if you’re in need of something specific. Other brands they offer include Trasparenze, Faire Frou Frou, Lascivious, Kiss Me Deadly and you can also purchase the Dita von Teese lingerie set.

Sweet Pins is a luxurious one-stop shop for all of your hosiery needs. Visit the shop today to see what a great pair of stockings can do for your look.

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