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A Sneak Preview Of Eveden SS14 And A Review Of The Freya ‘Faye’ Set

29 Nov

Phew that title was quite a mouthful! However, it should hopefully give you an idea of what this post is all about…

I recently had the pleasure of attending Eveden’s Spring Summer 2014 ‘Rio de Janeiro’ themed press event. The brands that fall under the Eveden umbrella are, to name a few, Freya, Fantasie, Elomi and Huit, and I was really looking forward to see what those four had in store for us come Spring next year.
Once I had stopped groping the models I have to say that I was super impressed at what I saw! Elomi was my absolute favourite, as the brand have really stepped up to the plate and they are bringing out some AMAZING pieces in the new year. Freya and Fantasie never fails to impress and of course Huit makes me long for a smaller chest just so I can fit into their amazing designs.
Here are some snaps of my favourite pieces from the event.

Gemma is wearing the Elomi Bijou, 34-42E-H

Gemma is wearing the Elomi Bijou, 34-42E-H

Gemma is wearing the Elomi Persia, 34-42GG-JJ (my FAVE!) and Hannah is wearing the Freya Tropics, 28-38D-H

Gemma is wearing the Elomi Persia, 34-42GG-JJ (my FAVE!) and Hannah is wearing the Freya Tropics, 28-38D-H

Hannah is wearing a new Deco, 28-36D-GG, Elle is wearing Huit8 Last Chance bikini

Hannah is wearing a new Deco, 28-36D-GG, Elle is wearing Huit8 Last Chance bikini

Gemma models the Elomi Megan longline, 36-42E-J, and Elle wears the Huit8 Manhattan set

Gemma models the Elomi Megan longline, 36-42E-J, and Elle wears the Huit8 Manhattan set

Gemme shows off the Elomi Maria babydoll, 36-42E-H

Gemma shows off the Elomi Maria babydoll, 36-42E-H

As is custom at any Eveden press event, I had the pleasure of being fitted by one of their resident expert bra fitters. Even though I do like to think I know my stuff when it comes to bra fitting despite what others might say, it’s always good to get another opinion!

It came as no surprise to me that my current size in Freya is a 34HH – I think I’ve been that size for years! To me Freya is a little looser in the back than the Panache and Curvy Kate bras I wear, and true to size in the cups. The fitter made sure my bra looked great with and without a top over it, and she talked me through how and why it was such a good fit on me.

The bra in question was the Freya Faye.

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I was given matching briefs in a size L/14.

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The bra is a ‘plunge balcony bra’, and the cups are made up of a three part construction with a slanted cut towards the central gore. It has fully adjustable straps and three hooks and eyes. Please note: when these photos were taken my bust was a little fuller than usual due to the joy of being a woman.

I found that the bra gave me a lovely rounded shape.

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The lower part of the cups really helps lift and project the bust, and the upper section is very gorgeous and delicate looking. The cutesy bows really help make a practical bra a little more fun. I found that the ‘snowflake’ like pattern on the cups was not so visible on my bra as on the online stock photos, and from a distance you would think it was a plain white bra.

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The bra is cut a little low under the arms for my height and bust distribution. It isn’t anything that bothers me or shows under my top, but I do wish my side boob had a hammock to lie in and well as my actual boobs. I also wish that the central gore was a little slimmer, as sometimes it can be a struggle to get it to lie flush against my chest as it should do.

I am still in shock that the size 14 knickers cover the entirety of both arse cheeks at the same time. I shouldn’t be too surprised, as my all time favourite panties are the ones that come with the Freya Deco bras, and they are damn good fit in an XL. I would be better off in an XL as the slight love handle denting isn’t a look I’m all too crazy about, however, these will suffice. The knickers are made of a lovely soft fabric blend and they feel great on.

If you are in the US and fancy getting your hands on Freya Faye in some other colourways then click here.

To see Sophisticated Pair’s review of the Freya Faye set click here.

Psst! If you like the idea of seeing gorgeous unairbrushed models in gorgeous well fitted undies ALL YEAR LONG, AND you want to 100% of your money spent on said calender to be donated to cancer research then click here and buy yours today from Model Kind. – I have TWO!

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“We are a group of friends who happen to be models who are collectively known as model kind. The founders are Hannah Shetler, Iskra Lawrence and Charlotte Quita Jones.

We are all very privileged to have a job which we love and wanted to find a way to give back, and this year we are choosing to fundraise for Cervical Cancer. A deadly disease that can affect women of all ages. Together we came up with the idea to shoot a totally unairbrushed or body manipulated charity calendar. In hope that we could inspire other women and try to stop the negative effects unrealistic images cause in the media today. Please watch this video, a shocking example of airbrushing.

In our calendar we wanted each month to be a unique theme and let each girl express their individual personality. It’s been a project so close to our hearts, from coming up with our name, drawing our own logo and even building this website ourselves. Then our photographer Tom Wren brought it to life and our head make up artist Kylie McMicheal made us feel beautiful and glam, whilst we stripped down to perfectly fitting, gorgeous garments from Eveden. Now, we would love your support! All Profits from the Model Kind calendar sales go straight to Cervical Cancer research. You would be shocked to know how little from most calendar sales goes to charity (usually only 20%!!!) whereas we have no costs so all profits will go to CC research.

We have chosen to fundraise for Cervical Cancer because one of our Model Kind girls lost a close friend aged only 29. Too many women are not getting checked early or regularly enough, we need to spread our message and help save lives. You really can help make a difference…Love, Live, Give.”