Les tableaux de Waterhouse résonnent profondément avec mon côté romantique, la partie de moi qui puise sans cesse son inspiration chez Miss Pandora et le mouvement Pré-Raphaélite. Intégrer cette part de mes goûts à ma nouvelle esthétique plus masculine s’est avéré être un défi plutôt stimulant. La lingerie m’aide beaucoup en me permettant de conserver un peu d’opulence sous des tenues plus austères et minimalistes. D’habitude, ces sélections commencent quand je trouve une ou deux associations à partir desquelles j’essaie de construire un ensemble cohérent et aussi inclusif que possible. Si je me souviens bien, celle-ci est partie des ensembles Luna Mae et Ayten Gasson, deux marques qui à mon avis incarnent le romantisme britannique à la perfection, à l’instar de la peinture de John William Waterhouse.
Je sais que certain-e-s trouvent ces sélections artistiques futiles et prétentieuses puisque la lingerie n’est jamais que des bouts de tissu et qu’il n’y a pas besoin d’aller beaucoup plus loin. Mais ma passion pour la mode m’inspire un respect immense pour le talent et le savoir-faire nécessaires à la fabrication des sous-vêtements, même ceux des marques bon marché de la mode jetable. A propos, je me dois de vous rappeler que toute la lingerie sur le marché est faite à la main, ce qui change surtout c’est la valeur placée sur les mains qui la fabrique.
Ces sélections me permettent de placer en perspective et d’honorer tout ce travail, et j’espère que vous les appréciez autant que je les trouve intéressantes à élaborer.
Waterhouse’s paintings resonate deeply with my romantic side, the me that is endlessly inspired by Miss Pandora and the Pre-Raphaelites. Incorporating this part of my taste within my newer, more masculine aesthetics has proved to be an interesting challenge. Lingerie is definitely playing a big role in this endeavour, as it allows me to indulge in a more lavish style while remaining quite minimalistic on the outside. Usually, these selections start off with me finding one or two associations and trying to build something coherent and inclusive from them. If I recall correctly this one was prompted by the Luna Mae and the Ayten Gasson sets, two brands that embody British romanticism at its finest in my opinion, much like John William Waterhouse’s Art. 
I know that to some people, these artistic selections might seem ridiculous and snobbish because lingerie is just pieces of clothes and “it is not that deep”. However, my passion for fashion means that I deeply respect the talent and the skills involved in making underwear, even when it is from a cheap fast-fashion brand. As an aside, I must remind you that all lingerie under the sun is handmade and the major thing that changes is the value we place on the hands that make it.
These selections allow me to put this hard work into perspective and to pay tribute to it and I hope they are as enjoyable to you as they are stimulating to put together for me.
Hylas and the Nymphs
Luna Mae London / Made to Measurements / Price on demand, by appointment only
Amour by Simone Pérèle / 32-38 B-E + 32-42 B-F / 85€ + 53€
FR : 85-100 B-F + 85-110 B-G
Marilyn by Fantasy / S-XL + 1X-3X / $40
Sheer Joy by Curvy Kate / 30-44 D-K / £32 + £16
FR : 80-115 D-O
Amoralle / S-L / £259
Kate by Adina Reay / 28-36 DD-G / £130 + £100 + £50
FR : 75-95 E-I
Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May
 Chrysantemum by Queen of Suburbia / 28-36 B-G + Custom Sizes / £87
FR : 75-95 B-I + Tailles sur Mesure
Allée des Plaisirs by Aubade / 30-38 B-DD + 30-40 D-F / 106€ + 47€
FR : 80-100 B-E + 80-105 D-G
Ophelia by Elma / XXS-L / $172 + $80
Asos / UK 4-18 / £18 + £10
FR : 32-46
Lily and Letty by Attollo / 28-34 D-GG / £40 + £15
FR : 75-90 D-J
Grace by Fréolic / 30-36 A-DD / £155 + £120 + £55
FR : 80-95 A-E
The Soul of the Rose
Oysho / S-L / 46€
Poésie by Sans Complexe / 34-42 C-DD / 32€ + 21€
FR : 90-110 C-E
The ‘IT’ Girls by Lucile / 30-36 B-DD / £160 + £105 + £95
FR : 80-95 B-E
Garden Wonderland by Ayten Gasson / 32-36 B-D / £79 + £38
FR : 85-95 B-D
Jane Woolrich / UK 8-22 / £468
FR : 36-50
Flora and the Zephyrs
Secret Garden by Lejaby / 32-38 B-DD / 89€ + 45€
FR : 85-100 B-E
Dakota by Ann Summers / UK 6-18 / £32
FR : 34-46
Surrender by Dottie’s Delights / 32-38 A-F / $160 + $130 + $86
FR : 85-100 A-G
Wildflower by Comexim / 30-42 B-J / 170 zl + 52 zl
FR : 80-110 B-M
Gloria by Ewa Bien / 30-40 B-G + 30-42 B-J / 225 zl + 109 zl
FR : 80-105 B-I + 80-110 B-M
XXX by Solstice Intimates / XS-XL / $185
The Lady of Shalott
Louisa by Kiss Me Deadly / Reduced Waist: 22-30 / £250
Hips and Curves / L-6X / $50
Antoinette by LA with Love / XS-L / $42 + $29
Honeymooner by Siobhan Barrett Lingerie / S-L / $45 + $45
Bernadette by Playful Promises / 32-36 DD-F / £50 + £35
FR : 85-95 E-G
Dreamgirl / S-XL + 1X-3X / $42
The Crystal Ball
Velvet Desires by Yandy / S-XL / $35
Big Bang Theory by Lovechild Boudoir / UK 4-26 / £45
FR : 32-54
Meng / One Size / £769
Frida by Only Hearts / S-L / $44 + $51
Margaux by Fleur of England / S-L / £400 + £110
Aurora by Karolina Laskowska x Harlow & Fox / 30-36 DD-G + Custom Sizes / From £45 to £850
FR : 80-95 E-I + Sur Mesure
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