Here at Kuhmillion, we love love love all things vintage & retro, so of course our favorite kind of swimwear is the vintage-inspired kind! Now that summer's in full swing, make sure you've got a gorgeous suit that makes you look pinup perfect! Here's a roundup of our faves:
Turquoise Deluxe Swimsuit from Kiss Me Deadly
Marilyn Swimsuit by Pinup Couture
Bathing Beauty one piece by Esther Williams, available at ModCloth
Norwood Swim Top & Bara Swim Mini Bottoms, Taryn Gerber for Shabby Apple
Black & Cream Bow Bikini by What Katie Did
Fabulous, no? Grab your cat eye shades, a pretty parasol, & hit the beach! Let us know: do you have a retro swimsuit? If so, where'd ya get it?
Maybe I'm a little late to the party, but I'm totally loving this lace around the eyes thing! I saw a few pics in my Pinterest feed, then had to search for more. This dramatic and fanciful look would be so perfect for a glam party, or divine for a burlesque stage look. Or what about rocking this gorgeous and dreamy eye in a boudoir photo shoot? Smashing. Look at all of these beautiful eyes!
There are many ways to achieve this fantastic look:
- adhering actual lace around the eye
- using lace as a stencil to paint eye makeup through
- using a temporary tattoo with a lace design
- going super DIY and drawing your own lace design with eyeliner
Chanel made a big splash with the look on the Spring 2013 runway. Check out some of Chanel's lacey eye pics on chicprofile.com.
Most of the photos above are recent, but one is a surprisingly vintage pic from Vogue magazine. Can you spot it?
To get a better look at all of these gorgeous pics, check out my Lacey Eye Pinterest board! To those unfamiliar with Pinterest (if there's anyone out there who hasn't been completely pulled in by Pinterest's delicious eye candy yet), clicking on the individual photos will take you to their original sources, some of which are tutorials. A cursory YouTube search for "lace eye tutorial" yields many video tuts as well.
I'd love to know: Have you tried this look? Let us know in the comments. Which technique did you use? Share a pic if you have one!
Wow! We sure took a break from Lingerie Unlaced. Well, that's because we were so busy during Valentine's Day that we took a little time to catch our breath and focus on our boutique. And the web site has not even slowed down. People from all over the world have been finding us and we're doing our level best to make their shopping experience the best.
One thing we're doing is expanding our line and direction into Retro Lingerie. Burlesque and retro just fit so neatly together and we love so many of the retro styles that are available now. In fact, some of them like this black and pink number from Leg Avenue, and this retro black floral girdle from Bernie Dexter are amazingly popular.
And we're paying attention! Look for more wonderful retro lingerie like this as we shift (just a little bit ;) in this direction.
If you're way into the retro look, be on the lookout for some higher-end girdles, corsets and corselettes in the shop soon!
Retro lingerie can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. We like to think of retro as a throwback to the 1940s and 1950s. The lingerie back then were simply considered foundation garments which molded and sculpted women's bodies into ideal forms. Today, retro lingerie is making a huge comeback, and it's no wonder, this stuff is flattering and very sexy. This Valentine's Day, add a little heat to your festivities with some retro styles from Kuhmillion Lingerie.
Let's start off with one of our newest matching sets. This blush pink girdle and lace bra has been selling like hot cakes, and it's no accident. The girdle design and pink color are straight out of the 1950s and the high contrast black garter bows on the girdle and bra are like the fancy decorations on a cake! The garters, as in the past are functional and go perfectly with nylon stockings.
The complete retro outfit here includes opera length gloves and a pair of stockings that you can match with your favorite pair of heels. If you're picking this one out for yourself to wear, think about how much fun you can have playing around with retro makeup and hair! You'll definitely want to check out that link for some great video tutorials.
This retro burlesque set is seriously skimpy and cute! Not actually a retro style per se, but perfect for Valentine's Day. The red and black striped design is very burlesque and the chiffon ruffle trim is a nice finishing touch too. You can pair this little set with a fabulous pair of retro thigh highs and of course some elegant black gloves. This hot little number was made for Valentine's Day.
And because hosiery today mostly means tights and pantyhose, we like to consider thigh highs and stockings as retro lingerie. We have tons of unique styles from simple classic black back seam stockings to ones with fancy welts and patterns. You can just make up your own retro Valentine's Day look with some of these and a pair of cute knickers. Just look around and find something that tickles your fancy.
If you're putting together a retro Valentine's Day outfit, don't forget about accessories. If you take a look at the models that we used in this post, you'll notice that they all have some cute accessories going on. Retro lingerie is so much about the elegance of those past decades and the accessories really make it work. Take a look at our accessories page for some inspiration!|
We hope you have someone very special to spend with on this Valentine's Day, that your day is fun and your night is full of romance and passion.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Every performer needs a stage name and it can take some time before you find the perfect blend of attitude and pun. To get some creative ideas flowing, we've created a simple and free Burlesque stage name generator.
It's fun, fast and free...really!