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There are more and more companies catching on to the idea that not all women want to be sold completely unrealistic ideals of beauty. One such example, The Dublin Lingerie Company, hails from Dublin in Ireland, where they run an online store for real women. Their slogan ‘with every woman in mind’ sums up their belief that pretty and sensual lingerie should be for everyone. The DLC only stock specialist brands reflecting their ethos, and specialise in certain areas to make beautiful lingerie available to all women.

These are:

Plus size – it is a well known fact that 70% of girls/ladies are now more than a C cup, so the majority of the collection covers C cup upwards. As well as cups AAA to KK, you will find back sizes 28 to 58.

Mother and baby – there is a lot of helpful information on the site about choosing and using maternity and nursing bras, and why these are important to protect and preserve the shape of your breasts during and after pregnancy. Plus of course a wide range of maternity and nursing bras that look and feel great.

Sportswear – like maternity and nursing bras, using a good sports bra is a really important way to protect your breasts, and should be an essential part of your sports kit. The DLC stock some great ladies sports brands.

Mastectomy – nowadays there are some beautiful post operative and post surgery bras on the market and caring lingerie companies should be offering these.

Few weeks ago we have received beautiful BestForm Lingerie set in Mocha:

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It’s soft and really comfy.

How to choose your bra?

Around 60/70% of ladies choose to wear a larger back size (for comfort) and a smaller cup size – this is completely bad advice as the looser back size forces the shoulders to take the strain – causing shoulder and back pain. In many cases ladies experience severe discomfort and often shoulder wounds.

Ladies need to be continually informed that the support MUST come from under the bust beit with an underwired or soft cup underband bra – they cannot leave the support to the straps – this is where the problems begin.

There are two key measurements you need to determine: your band size and cup size. All you need to do to find them is put on your best-fitting unpadded bra and stand in front of a mirror, holding a tape measure. Here you can find detailed guide.

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Source:
thedublinlingeriecompany.ie

So… it started pretty innocent… as always. And now? Yes. I have to confess. I am addicted! And here is the perpetrator:

I remember when over 2 years ago I bought my first Pandora bracelet and my first charm – little heart pendant. Now, my collection is getting bigger and bigger. 3 full bracelets, 6 rings… and still wanting more!

So, what is Pandora?

Pandora (founded in 1982 and headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark) designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished and modern jewellery made from genuine materials. Pandora jewellery is sold in more than 70 countries.

Pandora’s range of charms and bracelets includes more than 600 charms and clips, which can be combined with specially designed bracelets in metals, leather or textile. It’s you who design your own bracelet and… your own story.

What you can get?

1. Bracelet – there are few to choose from: gold, sterling silver with gold lock (oxidized and silver color), sterling silver (oxidized and silver color), leather with silver lock (single, double, triple braided), macrame bracelets, fabric strings with silver endings.

When choosing your bracelet, remember that it should be 2-3cm longer than your wrist measurement. As you fill up your bracelet, over time it may expand up to 1cm in length as the links of the chain relax.

2. Charms – choose between gold, silver, murano glass and wood charms to tell your story. I decided to go for 3 colors: 1 bracelet is brown, 1 yellow (imitation of gold) and 1 is purple.

3. Spacers – they fill the gaps in the bracelet and can add some colors.

4. Clips – clips on the threads (2 threads on the bracelet) will help space your charms evenly.

5. Safety chains – it’s really important to get one! Make sure that you will never lose your charm collection!

Heya,

Few weeks ago we did a pin-up inspired photoshoot with beautiful Gabi and the most talented photographer I have ever met – Piotr from PCPA.eu. Here is a sneak peek (click the image to enlarge):

Kitchen vol.1:

Kitchen vol.2:

My lovely dog Tofik as a model:

Soon, closer look at pin-up make-up. Stay tuned!

The exciting Diet Coke Sparkling Together with Marc Jacobs limited edition collection, ‘I Heart ‘80s’, ‘I Heart ‘90s’ and ‘I Heart ‘00s’ has hit stores in Ireland on March 4th.

Diet Coke fans have the opportunity to win an exclusive Marc Jacobs pouch specially designed for the collaboration every 30 minutes for six weeks from the 4th of March.

One of this generation’s hottest and most influential designers, Marc Jacobs’ designs exude a youthful spirit, with provocative artistry – the perfect partner to collaborate with Diet Coke.

Marc Jacobs commented, “I feel very privileged to be the new Creative Director of Diet Coke and put my stamp on the 30th Anniversary campaign. Diet Coke is an icon… and I love an icon”.

How to win? Visit CokeZone.

Fashion forward, edgy and affordable are all words that can be used to describe Danish fashion brand ONLY. The brand has undergone an image overhaul and has taken a new style direction that is ready to hit Irish shores. ONLY is opening its Irish flagship store on Grafton Street in the heart of Dublin city on Thursday, December 6th at 11am. Expect literal Scandinavian snow scenes alongside its hot threads for the opening weekend.

Renowned for its amazing denim collection, ONLY adds to this with fashion forward pieces that have hint of Scandinavian style. From key staples to studded winter coats, ONLY will bring value-focused, trend-savvy and exciting fashion to Dublin’s city centre.

ONLY has recruited model Jessica Hart to represent the brand’s new direction. Having previously worked with brands such as Guess, Moschino, L’Oréal and Victoria’s Secret, Jessica has proven synonymous with the ONLY personality; she is edgy yet stylish. She looks effortless whether she’s wearing a denim shirt or an evening dress.

Lisa Falkenberg Brogaard, Retail Managing Director for ONLY says of the new store opening, “This is an exciting move for ONLY. The new Irish flagship store will offer a unique version of international fashion for Irish women and we cannot wait to see the brand grow across the country.”

ONLY is preparing to launch four new stores in Ireland between now and Spring 2013; the flagship store in Dublin (opening December 6th) and independent stores in Kilkenny (opening December 6th) Cork and Limerick (opening 2013), with exciting plans to open over 20 further stores over the next three years.

For more visit www.facebook.com/ONLY and @ONLY_Ireland

These cute and tasty looking earrings are made of FIMO.

FIMO is an easy to handle, versatile modelling material in brilliant colours that hardens in the oven. Fimo is very popular in today’s fashion industry.

For these who are not familiar with fimo jewelry, this material is suitable for everyone to wear even for people with sensitive skin.

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Earrings and makeup made by Daria – blogspot
Photos by Halinka – DeLook Studio
Models: Ewa, Jessy

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