Lookbook: For Love & Lemons SKIVVIES
For Love & Lemons have debuted their first lingerie collection, and it's all kinds of wonderful.
For Love & Lemons recently debuted their first lingerie collection, SKIVVIES, and it gives a whole new meaning to the butterfly kiss. The materials range from the thick, almost viscous, velvet, to the perforated intricacy of lace, making the collection straddle the fence between saucy and sweet.
Gillian Mahin and Laura Hall, founders of the brand, together with Keenan Evans, designed the line to be “sexy, playful, and as unique as the woman who wears it.” In my opinion, they surpassed the objective of the collection with its mesh-curtained overtness. It’s no wonder that the combination of a Fashion Design Degree and a Business Degree from the respective founders (as well as exposure to Australia’s plethora of ingenious style) landed them a brand that demands attention. They’re currently based in Los Angeles, but if you’re unfortunately elsewhere you can find their collections on their website, forloveandlemons.com.
(To get ahead of the others, some pieces from SKIVVIES are now available at revolveclothing.com.)
Photo-captured by Zoey Grossman, gorgeous - and rather bendy - model Sheila Marquez wears pieces from the collection with her cascading brunette tresses and Spanish blood. Zoey showcases her talent for capturing the female body with shots of lean lines, cheeky curves and Sheila’s nipple piercings. As I said: mesh-curtained overtness. There’s only so much sheer fabric (or no fabric at all!) can hide.
You can see a sliver of influence from Laura’s old internship at One Teaspoon in the ciliated lace - it reminds me of the fringes of One Teaspoon’s drop-crotch shorts. The loose threads only add to the delicateness of lace, though I could dig deeper and say it’s reflective of the angel’s escape to the dark side, but I won’t go into that.
My favorite piece has to be the bodysuit - soft lavender lace with ciliated, scalloped hems that beg not to be touched and yet also to be ripped off. The lace pattern itself is almost hypnotizing. Albeit my post-Thanksgiving food baby disapproves, I somehow find my mind looping back to the underthing. All glory to the hypnoskivvy.
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