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Friday Review: Parfait “Danielle” – Arvostelussa Parfaitin “Danielle”

25 Oct

Hi lovelies! Oh how did my autumn break go? Well, I had a lot of fun but also “wonderful” time as a babysitter to my drunk friends. We had our annual uni event called “Mallasappro” where uni students drink a certain amount of pints and get a stupid badge for it to attach to their student overalls. Dumb, huh? Well, I was there, witnessing about 300 people getting mortal and puking every place they could think of. Fun!

But I’m not here to talk about my wild student life. I have a review (!) for you starring Parfait’s Danielle set. This set was provided generously by Finnish online store Lumingerie but this does not affect my opinions on the set.

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Design: I had been eyeing Danielle from a far for a couple of months when I first saw it appear on someone else’s blog in the ss13 shade of pale rose. I love how Parfait provides many options for different tastes when it comes to Danielle; there’s a regular moulded cup bra, also a very vintage-y longline bra, high-rise knickers and low-rise hipsters. This also solves a lot of problems fit-wise since not everything suits everyone. I first thought about going for the longline but then ended up with the regular bra (I have bad experience with longlines) and the high-waisted brief. 

When it comes to materials Parfait’s Danielle has everything covered: sultry shiny fabric with small fabric-covered buttons on the front, MASSIVE lace with a slight hint of sheen to it. Absolutely beautiful. Also the lace seems very high quality and mature so this is definitely not a the kind of bra you find from your regular high street store. 

The shape that this bra gives is pretty good. It is quite rounded which is due to the cup construction being moulded. It’s not much of an cleavage-giver and tends to splay my breast more in an east-westy style. I would prefer something that makes my boobs more centered under clothes but to me, this is more of a boudoir kind of style anyways. This bra should actually come with a warning – it adds a lot of volume to your natural breast size! What I noticed after ripping the package open was that the bra looked HUGE. I was almost convinced it would be too big on me but apparently you should never judge a book by its cover.

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Fit: As one of my readers pointed out of the Parfait promotional pic, the model’s boobs looked a little unsupported in her Danielle. I have a reason for this; the biggest issue with this bra are the straps. They are quite long and only half-adjustable which leads the model’s boobs to hang lower than they should (besides the fact that she was probably wearing a wrong size anyways). I could have done with a little shorter straps myself but when I fully adjust them they are quite ok. I’m still considering to shorten them a bit which seems a pretty easy task to do.

The band of this particular bra (and Parfait bras in general) tends to be quite tight. I opted for a 30G this time since my boobs have grown a bit but also my band size is a solid 30 (boxing lessons, thanks for back muscle). 30 band on Danielle feels to be on tighter side of 30 so this is good news to women with smaller underbusts than mine, I think a 28 or 29 could easily wear this with full support. The band has three rows of hooks and eyes which is good for extra support.
 
The cups are pretty wide and tall which adds the effect of whole-lotta-bra. However I didn’t feel like it had those infamous high-set wires people often have trouble with when it comes to Parfait and G+ sizes. I felt like the wires were a tad too wide on me but it’s not really notable like on my Fauve Bronte longline. What about the cup depth then? Pretty average too but I would say a little more on the shallower side towards the center especially. With this bra I’d suggest you to go a cup size up from your Panache size (mine’s 30FF) and leave it completely for other people if you tend to have really deep breasts.
 
I also got to try out the high-rise briefs which I have in size Small. I would say that these panties are pretty much true to size but suit the best women with short-to-average crotch-navel ratio. I have quite a long one so these cuties didn’t quite reach my navel area. This caused them to sit on my cookie pouch and roll a bit during the day. (Scroll down to the video to see a glimpse of the panties!)

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Comfort: As I said before, for its looks this is a boudoir kinda set which definitely adds glamour to your night out. It’s also a pretty sturdy style which makes you feel supported the whole time you are wearing it. On the other hand this causes some comfort issues that I need to notify. I have gained about an inched to my underbust which is why the band and the wires of this bra feel very restrictive and rigid. I can easily wear this bra for the whole day but it’s not the one I opt for home usage for example. 

The wires are made of very rigid material and do not bend easily. This is why you should seriously consider whether your underbust can take the pressure of the wires. I know some of you might suffer from a condition which causes bruising on your underbust skin and this is definitely not the bra for you. 

Verdict: Who do I recommend this bra to then? Well, as we have discussed. Sexiness is not something that is find easily in the full bust market. This sultry shade of purple gives a great sexy look to your autumn evenings. I would also recommend this bra to someone who prefers tight bands, women with longer torsos and women who need a bit wider than average wires and cups on the shallower side.

All in all this is great set for special occasions but fit- and comfort-wise Parfait has a bit to improve yet. Size range is 30-40 DD-G and very reasonably priced for such luxurious set (bras around £40 mark) compared to other brands and sets with the same kinda style.

Moi! Tiiättekö oikeesti paniikki iskee AINA kun istun tuohon kameran eteen, tosi kuumottava tilanne. Ja näin sivukommenttina hell yes laitoin näköjään nopeasti mun meikit koska en yleensä näytä noin umppalumpalta, sorry for that. Lisäksi musta on aivan äärimmäisen vaivaannuttavaa puhua kameralle, että antakaa armoa. Pliis.

Asiaan. Sain Lumingerielta arvosteltavaksi pari settiä ja ensimmäisenä niistä arvosteluun pääsi tämä ihana Parfaitin Danielle. Parfait onkin ihan uusi merkki meille suomalaisille ja on tosi hyvä juttu, että on saatu ihan oma jälleenmyyjä sillekin tänne Suomeen. Mun mielestä heidän tyyli kun on jotenkin  tosi uniikki ja vintage-inspiroitunut.

Settinä Danielle on tosi boudoir-tyylinen valtavine pitseineen ja kiiltävine materiaaleinen, elikkä jos suosit alusvaatevarastosi jaottelemista päivä- ja iltahepeniin, niin tässä setissä riittää koko illalle kyllä hohtoa. Tämä malli lisää myös rintoihin hiukan volyymia muotoonprässätyn mallinsa ja paksun kuppimateriaalinsa vuoksi.

Minulle Danielle tuntui istuvan oikein hyvin lukuunottamatta muutamaa seikkaa. Mitä en tuossa videolla maininnutkaan, ovat tämän mallin ohuehkot ja pitkät olkaimet, jotka tuntuivat olevan myös melko kauas toisistaan aseteltu. Elikkä valitettavasti naisille, joilla on lyhyt ylävartalo ja kapeat hartiat tämä malli ei välttämättä sovi. Olkaimet ovat vain puoliksi säädettävät ja itse jouduin säätämään niitä niin paljon kuin vain pystyi. 

Muutenpa en voi kuitenkaan moittia hirveästi settiä, tosi kivan näköinen ja ihan mun tyylinen! Lumingeriesta näitä saa koissa 65-90 DD-G ( 47 €) ja alushousuja XS-2XL (26€). Vaikka Lumingerielta nämä sainkin arvostelua varten niin tämä ei vaikuta arvosteluun, kaikki mielipiteet ovat omiani! 🙂

Brand portrait: Parfait Affinitas

7 Oct

Hi all ya lovelies out there! It’s been a long time again but you can’t blame me, this second year of studying psychology has tried to kill me a few times but not managed quite yet. Anyways, that means I haven’t been able to post that often. I would LOVE to, but seriously, there are only 24 h in a day. Fortunately there is a lot of fun stuff on my to-blog list and today I’ll be introducing you to one of my new favourite DD+ brands, Parfait by Affinitas. As many of you know this particular brand went through a big size extension recently and is now available in 28″ bands and up to K-cup! This is particularly good news to women who want something sexy and sophisticated in bigger cupsizes.

I reached out to Parfait to learn a little bit more about them and here are some basic facts you might enjoy! 😉

SUOMEKSI: Heippa kaikille! Taas on mennyt vähän aikaa postailusta mutta hei, ylipistoelämä on melkoisen raskasta ottaen huomioon kaikenmaailman tapahtumat ja bileet ja.. ainiin ja opiskellakin täytyy jossain välissä. No ei, oikeesti olen ihan opiskellut ja siihen se kirjoittaminen onkin sitten jäänyt. Tiedossa on kuitenkin paljon kivoja juttuja ja tänään haluan esitellä teille yhden uusista lempparimerkeistäni, Parfaitin. Parfait kävi läpi suuren uudistuksen nyt hiljattain ja tuotteet on nykyään siis saatavissa myös 60-ympärysmitalla sekä K-kuppiin asti. Minusta tämä on ihan superhyvä homma ainakin naisille, jotka haluavat tuntea itsensä seksikkääksi suuremmasta kuppikoosta huolimatta (sillä faktahan on, että K-kupeille vaihtoehdot ovat todella minimissä).

Otin siis yhteyttä Parfaitiin ja tässä olisikin muutama perusfakta jo Suomeenkin saapuneesta merkistä!

First of all Parfait Affinitas was founded in California and their first collection launched in 2007. The style of the brand is very distinctive providing fashionable women and girls designs with a sexy edge. To me, Parfait is exactly what I want from my lingerie; sexy, inventive and supportive. I also give a thumbs up for their size range and price point; sizes range between 28-40 D-K (depending on the line) and their bras are usually around the £30 mark. Not bad, huh?

Ensinnäkin, Parfait Affinitas perustettiin Californiassa ja ensimmäinen mallisto lanseerattiin vuonna 2007. Siitä asti Parfait on luonut muodikkaita ja seksikkäitä vaihtoehtoja naisille laajalla kokoskaalalla. Nykyään mallistot tehdään koissa 28-40 D-K, riippuen tietysti mallista (osa on “vain” G-kuppiin asti). Hintakaan ei kirpaise, sillä yhdet rintsikat kustantavat suurinpiirtein 30-40 e.

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  • Why did Affinitas & Parfait decided to expand up to K-cups?
    As you know, our standard Parfait sizing is a D through to G cup from a 30 to 40 back but we found that increasingly our specialist retailers were asking for larger cups.  So, in response to this feedback, we are now offering some of our best selling styles up to a K cup.  For similar reasons, Affinitas, which is our brand that normally ends at a DD cup, now has a few E’s in some of the best selling bra frames too! /Miksi Parfait päätti laajeentaa kokovalikoimaansa? – Spesialistijälleenmyyjämme kysyivät enenevissä määrin lisää kokoja ja päätimme tämän vuoksi laajentaa suosituimpien malliemme kokovalikoimaa. Samaisesta syystä Affinitas, jonka koot yleensä loppuvat DD:hen, laajensi suosituimmissa malleissa E-kuppiin saakka!
  • How has the size expansion been received by consumers and retailers?
    Our customers are very happy with the fit of both brands, and to have larger sizes offered in the best selling styles has been very well received.  😉 / Miten kokovalikoiman laajentaminen on otettu vastaan? – Asiakkaamme ovat erittäin tyytyväisiä molempien merkkien istuvuuteen ja parhaiden myydyt tyylit isommissa kuppikoissa on otettu todella hyvin vastaan. 😉 

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  • What are their most popular lines?
     The Parfait brand’s Charlotte is very popular.  It is a sassy retro style collection that is offered in some great colours up to a K cup (and this season we have introduced a 28 back too).  The basics in Affinitas have been causing a stir recently, especially Nicole’s racerback, but all of our continuity in both brands are best selling collections and fortunately, we have many of them to offer our retailers in fashion as well as the basics.  Additionally, our customers like the fact that there are many add-on possibilities in many collections – camisoles, chemises and babydolls for example. / Mitkä ovat suosituimpia mallejanne? –Parfaitin Charlotte on todella suosittu. Se on sähäkkä retrotyylinen malli, joka tarjoaa mahtavia väriyhdistelmiä K-kuppiin asti. Basics-mallisto on aiheuttanut viime aikoina hämmennystä, erityisesti Nicole (painijaselkämalli), mutta kaikki jatkuvat mallimme myyvät hyvin ja onneksi niistä onkin valittavissa usein trendi- sekä perusversio. Lisäksi asiakkaamme pitävät siitä, että heille on tarjolla myös “ylimääräisiä” vaihtoehtoja kuten babydoll-mekkoja.
  • What are their core values when it comes to the brand and the designs?
    Primarily, the fit has just got to be right.  Additionally, we continue to listen to our markets and respond to the commercial demands.  Each season we layer on top of that, the right designs at the right price points.  /Mitkä ovat perusarvojanne mitä brändiin ja suunnittelutyöhön tulee? – Istuvuus on meille ensisijaista. Lisäksi kuuntelemme jatkuvasti kohderyhmäämme ja vastaamme kaupalliseen kysyntään. Joka sensonki lisäämme näihin seikkoihin vielä sopivat tyylit, sopivilla hinnoilla. 

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  • What does the future hold for Affinitas Intimates?
    We shall continue to listen to what our customers have to say and respond to what is needed to continue our growth in Europe! /Mitä tulevaisuus pitää sisällään Affinitas Intimatesille? – Jatkamme asiakkaidemme kuuntelua ja vastaamme kysyntään kasvaaksemme merkkinä myös Euroopassa!

This brand makes me super eager to try them out and luckily I will be reviewing two of their styles soon! Parfait is stocked at ie. Large Cup Lingerie (UK) and Bare Necessaties (US).

Olen jo pitkään halunnut kokeilla tätä merkkiä ja pian tänne blogiinkin ilmestyy arvostelut kahdesta eri Parfaitin mallista! Pysykääpä siis kuulolla. Suomessa Parfaitia myy ainoastaan Lumingerie ja onkin mahtavaa, että kyseinen verkkokauppa on ottanut tällaisen merkin valikoimiinsa.

Full bust problems – Bringing sexy back?

17 Sep

So I promised you a rant and you’re gonna get one, sorry. If it’s not your thing, just scroll down and read some more positive stuff, right? What I want to talk to you about is how full bust lingerie has ignored one massive target market; us who want sexy, seductive and sultry.

When I entered the full bust world there weren’t that many options for me; basically just Curvy Kate and Eveden Group brands. This was fine to me, hell, I had upgraded to 30E/F and felt amazing in my new CK bras! Also I had been dating my (ex)boyfriend for a while back then and didn’t feel like pleasing him so much anymore. I didn’t need a confidence boost so I went for what I thought looked nice and girly, and most of all, what fitted me.

Well fellas, eating makes you even more hungry so here I am, craving for more. AGAIN. I know, I should take what they give me but ya know, I was never that girl. I’m the girl whose lust for better is never satisfied, so I’m gonna let it all out.

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I snatched this one up on The Lingerie Lesbian and the set is by Agent Provocateur, one of the sexiest British lingerie manufacturers in the market. YET, not in my size range (shocker). This is what I would love to see from full bust brands as well; something innovative, dark and sultry. I know there must be tons of limitations when it comes to creating bigger cupsizes (and smaller backs especially) but I’d still like to see it happen, somehow.ImageImage

And yet another British brand that tempts me tremendously – Myla. Great designs, sexy as heck and oozes bedroom fun.

So why did I end up craving something tiny, translucent and silky in my drawers? Yeah you guessed it, I’m single and it puts certain pressure on me. It is kinda sad but on the other hand, extremely exciting. I do not feel the pressure from the society to crave for certain kind of lingerie but I do feel like full bust lingerie is not giving me enough to feel confident and desirable. It’s stupid since men usually don’t give a single fuck (excuse my language) about lingerie, they never have and probably never will. It’s just like a shoe-thing for me; I just get a kick out of a high heel, not a damn sneaker. 

Not that the industry lacks the sex appeal totally, there are some brands that I applause to and want to encourage to go even further with their designs.

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Well hello there, Fauve! Fauve is one of Eveden’s sub-labels that carry grown-up pieces with a sexy edge. I LOVE this new Delphine style that should come available this autumn/winter and I’ll definitely be saving my pennies for it. Unless it has that weird wire problem like last time… Not pretty and certainly not comfortable. Anyways, keep up the fantastic design work, Fauve and I’ll get back to you!

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Claudette certainly upgraded their game this season and I’m glad they did! I mean, how much closer can you get to sexy than a bra whose cups OPEN at the front. Also the snake print  of this Ouvert set is absolutely breathtaking.

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Gossard, you’re doing it well grrrl! This is a brand that I’ve been lusting to try out since they mix traditional sexiness to quirky prints and colours; a winner combo to me! What I would love to try on are these new Edina and Retrolution styles that are totally drool-worthy.

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Ok, I swore never to buy from Ewa Michalak after that horrible event with their customer service BUT now I may have to take my words back. Don’t eat me! Just look at those beautiful babydolls and your heart is gonna melt away too. (the pic is taken from their FB page)

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And then last but not the least Parfait which has gone through a big size extension lately. I love their Charlotte range and hope dearly that this kind of designs will be seen in their collections even more in the future.

So there it is, I said it and now I’m gonna cross my fingers that something will happen. What do you think, would there be more room for sexier designs in the full bust market? Do you own a truly seductive piece of lingerie above DD cup? Let me know in the comments!

 

Five brands I lust for

11 Jul

As I entered the world of lingerie I found out about brands that I had never even heard of. I completely adore it when lingerie designers do something completely unique and make a girl feel like a princess. Here are some vintage-inspired brands I’d die to wear someday, even if some of them don’t make my size yet.

1. What Katie DidImage

I love love love this Marlene set besides the fact that I’m not a fan of bullet bras and the bra does not come in my size. Anyways, what I could try is the gorgeous girdle (64€) that could go fantastically with my Cleo Marcie in red. I’ve always loved red in lingerie so I would probably go for the seamed stockings as well. 

2. Kiss Me DeadlyImage

Another brand that don’t make my bra size BUT look at that Amelie suspender belt (£36)! Kiss Me Deadly makes amazing vintage-inspired lingerie that makes my stomach turn around for excitement. What I especially love about this brand is how some of their online store pics are created to imitate well-known children stories in a dangerous twisted way. 

3. Playful PromisesImage

Why, OH WHY, some brands only go up to DD? That bra is design-wise a gem but again that Paradise garter skirt is the one I would personally go for. I’d probably wear it with my CK Elegance or Smoothie since it’s such an easy to piece to match with any other black lingerie. This beauty is for 25 quids so for independent lingerie design piece it’s a real bargain. 

4. Fräulein AnnieImage

Fräulein Annie is relatively new brand offering amazing luxurious lingerie with a pretty good size range (UK 30-36 A-G). That means I won’t fall out of their size range for once, yey! However, with a little use of Google I couldn’t find that many online stores carrying the brand, so feel free to inform me if you know where to get your mittens on these lovely underkrackers. The picture above is featuring their wonderful Falling In Love set in Pearl which is available in a cinnamon-almond colourway at LargeCupLingerie.

5. Parfait AffinitasImage

I found about this particular set at another curvy girl blog Warning – Curves Ahead which reviewed this lovely set by Parfait. I absolutely love the fact that this one comes in my size and boy, those high-waisted briefs are to-die-for! I have not tried Parfait yet but it’s definitely on my to-do-list when my financial situation gets better (if it gets better, sigh..).

Have a happy Thursday, lovely readers! I’m gonna bake some brownies today and probably watch movies since it’s a lazy day ahead of me today. Enjoy yours, xx

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