As I mentioned in my previous post I spent a wonderful few hours at Eveden’s SS12 collection preview last week with fellow bloggers Becky and Kitty. We then had the absolute pleasure to meet a wonderful new lingerie designer who is starting to created waves in the industry – Frauke Nagel of Fräulein Annie. The meeting was set up by the sadly absent Cheryl Warner and it was an honour to take her place.
We had arranged to meet Frauke in a gorgeous little cafe and talk underwear over a cup of tea and a slice of cake – or rather a smoothie and salad in my case! Our afternoon of bliss continued!
Frauke introduced herself to us with a kiss and a handshake and we instantly felt at ease with her. She then went on to talk about how she has worked in the lingerie industry as a designer for many years. She knew how hard it was to find quality supportive pieces for larger chested women and wanted to produce mid range priced stunning sexy pieces that made women feel like sirens and look glamourous. She brought some of the pieces from her ‘Falling In Love’ collection for us to look at, much to the amusement of many people in the cafe.
It’s safe to say we instantly fell in love ourselves! The sets were luxurious to touch, striking to look at and oozed old school glamour.
Each part of the bra was constructed with love, care and attention to detail. A lot of thought had gone into making the bras and indeed briefs look good, feel good and last. The bras came with several options of matching briefs, thongs, and high waisted knickers and of course a must for any aspiring pin up sexy siren…a suspender belt! Fellow blogger and big knicker lover Becky was making grabby hands and Kitty and I were swooning quietly. Frauke has not had the smoothest of journeys with her manufacturers, deliveries and ordering, but she has worked incredibly hard firstly as an independent designer to keep this dream going, but also in her day job to keep herself supported. As an ample busted women who enjoys the luxury of gorgeous underwear she knows exactly what she wants and she wants it to be perfect. The labels on her bras remind me of pretty personalised gift tags and you really feel like it is a magnificent present that you are receiving.
She was very keen to hear our feedback about what we want from underwear, why we wear certain styles and designs of underwear and what attracts us to underwear. It was a meeting of minds and it was wholeheartedly agreed that she had produced some stunning classic pieces that we could all see ourselves wearing should she ever make items in our size, something we all hope will one day happen! She was keen to discuss her brand and pieces further with us and mentioned how she would like to host a ‘Tea Cups and Bra Cups’ bra fitting and cake devouring evening at her house in London – and of course we all enthusiastically agreed that this would be a wonderful event to attend. So watch this space!
I would love to hear what you, my lovely readers, think of Frauke’s amazing collection and whether any of you are able to get to London in the near future to attend Frauke’s proposed evening. Let me know in the comment section and I will make the date of the event known when it is finalised – it would be great to meet some of you and great to share what is sure to be a fun evening together.
For more on the Fräulein Annie Lingerie brand take a look at fellow blogger Fuller Figured Chest’s interview with her.
You can buy the underwear at Figleaves.