Friday, 25 September 2015



Picture Cred: London Evening Standard
London Fashion Week is done and dusted for another season so we take a look at the emerging top trends...

London Fashion Week is done and dusted for another season. Following a frantic few days highlighting the best of what London-based designers have to offer to the cream of the crop in the industry, we can now take a quick look at the sorts of trends that will be influencing our style come next Spring.
Here's a handful of just some of the key trends to come out of the past week...


We were delighted to see lace having its moment on many of the catwalks this past week. Being lingerie connoisseurs, lace naturally plays a heavy part in what we do but it's refreshing to see it worked into fashion in more obvious ways. While Burberry and Topshop Unique kept the look classic with an array of different blacks, other designers took lace to the next level. Christopher Kane and Preen gave lace a new lease of life by injecting bursts of yellows, oranges and greens. We love!
Picture: Topshop Unique


With many people huge lovers of pop art, you'll no doubt be excited to see it arrive in style on the catwalks too. JW Anderson led the pack with his vibrant take on what he called 'intergalactic Olympics', with cosmic shapes meeting sports-luxe nods. There were lots of statement shapes with angular squiggle prints slapped onto super-sized shoulders. A trend for those who definitely don't want to be a wallflower...
Picture: JW Anderson


It may sound like an odd trend but it's not as strange as it sounds. Gone are slinky and sleek shapes, this season many designers were opting for airy, billowing and dramatic shapes - all in the form of ruffles. Mary Katrantzou ruled the trend with show-stopping peplums and tumbling frills, whereas Erdem debuted gentle ruffles in delicate pastel shades. We can see some beautiful evening dresses coming out of this trend!
Picture: Erdem


Well, if there was a trend that could get us more excited than lace it is certainly harnesses being spotted as a key look for the Spring/Summer season! It was Simone Rocha, daughter of John Rocha, who achieved a beautiful balance of soft femininity contrasted with structured crossover straps, trimmed with plastic embellishment. At Paul Smith, the look was achieved through a mix of angular jackets and loose-fitting dresses tied at the waist. It will be interesting to see how this will develop on the High Street!
Picture: Simone Rocha


Tending to always stay on trend, it wasn't surprising to see stripes leading the way again this season. This time, they are bigger and bolder with bright injections of colour making them really pop. Jonathan Saunders and Gareth Pugh both opted for ravenous red while JS Lee worked with gregarious greens. Most stripes were vertical this time too, making it an all-round easier trend to wear.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015



Underwear as Outerwear has never been so loved but... how to wear it?

As lingerie lovers we always get a little too excited when we spot a celeb showing off their stylish bra choices and it's something we've been noticing more and more. As the Underwear as Outerwear trend continues to evolve each season, Autumn/Winter '15 looks like it's bringing a whole new dimension to the look... the question is, how far would you go?
From all-out show stoppers like FKA Twigs to subtly sheer styles like Taylor Schilling, we show you how to make your Bluebella lingerie go that extra mile...


Rita was spotted this summer making her plunge bra the centre of attention. Wearing a sheer high-neck long-sleeved top gives the whole look a chic and luxe feel about it, meaning that you can still show off your bra in effortless style. To pull off Rita's look, pick our Angelina Style - one of this season's most confident styles with its smoothly moulded shape and statement strapping.


FKA Twigs is without doubt one of the most talked about style icons of recent times and her outfit choice at the VMAs certainly confirmed that. Never one to shy away, her boudoir inspired cut-out dress exposes black corset boning that tumbles down into a sheer skirt. Want to emulate Twigs' statement style? Opt for our exclusive Fifty Shades of Grey Black Label Chiffon Body and wrap yourself in the erotic strapping any way you want. Team with a black floor-length skirt for an elegant finishing touch.


Orange Is The New Black star Taylor Schilling is almost unrecognisable out of her orange jumpsuit but she certainly wears black well here! She muses the ultimate evening look and this is definitely a style to copy if you want to wear the Underwear as Outerwear trend more subtly. Take our Fifty Shades of Grey Soft Triangle Bra, which has a similarly stylish structure and is bold enough to keep you covered up underneath a delicate sheer shirt.


Kylie made an appearance this week at New York Fashion Week in a slick and stylish trouser suit but added a touch of sexiness to it with a simple black bandeau. Dare to change up your office-to-bar look? Wear our Selena sheer bandeau with a plain black one underneath and you instantly have an easy, fashion-forward take on the Underwear as Outerwear trend!



Ciara really knows how to work the trend here as she flaunts her gorgeous figure at a New York Fashion Week show. Oozing confidence, she plays a bold move in a fitted Body with a long line overlay draped over the top and killer knee high boots. Whether you dare to wear this in full or take inspiration from parts of it, our Lottie Body is the ultimate garment to replicate this look with its provocative modern styling.

Thursday, 10 September 2015



There are so many fashion bloggers out there, which ones should you follow?

Here at Bluebella, we're lucky enough to have the pleasure of working with talented fashion bloggers from around the world, who wear our lingerie in seriously stylish and unique ways and in turn, hopefully, inspiring our customers with new ideas! So it's safe to say we know our bloggers pretty well and we've rounded up some of our favourites to help you decide who you should definitely put in your feed...


This South African-born beauty is currently taking the UK social media scene by storm, especially on Instagram where she features incredible fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Recently styling up her favourite Bluebella products, the Nova and Vivienne, she shows off our lingerie in an impeccable way. Her day-to-day style is a perfect combination of pretty, chic and super cool - giving us serious wardrobe envy! Currently only posting on Instagram, Facebook and Tumblr, Nyane has a website on the way... so be sure to keep your eyes peeled as she continues to become on of the biggest bloggers of the year.


One of the bloggers nominated in the upcoming Bloggers Blog Awards (in which we are sponsoring a category!), we love Lily Kitten's fun approach to blogging. She is bursting full of energy and teaches her followers everything they need to know in regards to style, life, food and more. Lily is heavily influenced by her hometown of Manchester and in doing so has won awards, worked with Vogue and partnered with the likes of Harvey Nichols and Selfridges. We love the way she styles up her every day casuals and her beauty tips are also great to know!


Olivia Emily is a UK-based fashion blogger using Instagram as her main hub for style musings. She posts frequently about her new purchases and has a long-standing love affair with the colour black, styling up sumptuous outfits that have a touch of gothic glam to them. She's previously posted about her favourite Bluebella bras which, of course, makes us love her even more. Check out Olivia for daily inspiration that you'll love.


In The Frow, AKA Victoria, is an award-winning style, lifestyle and travel blogger from Manchester. With a PHD in fashion and previously a Fashion Lecturer, Victoria is certainly the go-to expert for all things style related. We love her effortless, chic style that mixes high street with key designer one-offs whilst illustrating looks for countless occasions. With just under half a million Instagram followers and a huge YouTube fan base, in three years she has become one of the biggest names on the blogging circuit and continues to go from strength-to-strength.


Oozing serious street style is Emily Cocklin, who balances her graphic designer career with styling her championed blogging looks. After studying Photography and Art & Design at college, Emily has a real eye for quality photos that make her platforms addictive. Her style draws on a lot of monochrome, textures and simple layering - making her the go-to blogger for wearable, every day looks. We love!


Thursday, 3 September 2015



As much as we love lingerie, it's probably fair to say that we love good food just as much...

As much as we love lingerie, it's probably fair to say we love good food here at Bluebella HQ (almost) just as much. We love new, exciting and healthy bites to eat but also, of course, will never say no to a little treat and we're always on the look out for ways to jazz up our kitchen skills.
And consequently, we've found there's no better way to discover the latest recipes and food trends than on Instagram. Whilst you obviously can't beat a good old stack of recipe books, more and more digital 'Food Fairies' are popping up and answering all our prayers - providing quick, fun, colourful and healthy ways to look like a complete pro in the kitchen. Here's a selection of our favourites...


Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley are an inspiring cooking sister duo. Not only do they provide the social media world with tips, tricks and recipes to create healthy, nutrient-dense recipes but they also provide recipes all free from gluten, grains and refined sugars. The sisters are proud contributors to Vogue and The Guardian and also consult for celebrities such as Vivienne Westwood. Ideal if you either want to be more consciously healthy or need a gluten-free diet; either way - you won't lose the fun in food.
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A truly inspirational foodie, Ella Woodward first started her food blog back in 2011, after becoming ill with a rare illness. Conventional medicine wasn't working and so Ella decided to turn a negative into a positive and hunt out healthy remedies to try combat her illness. She overhauled her diet by teaching herself cooking and thanks to a healthy eating programme, she turned her life around. Now a fully-fledged foodie, Ella prides herself on colourful and original easy-to-make recipes that have all the health benefits and all of the flavour. Oh, and she's a best-selling author and Telegraph columnist, so she certainly knows her stuff!
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Alex Hoffler and Stacey O'Gorman had a dream to have their own food company after they had both worked in the industry previously. Having met in a Hackney kitchen, the rest was history. Knowing they needed to find their niche (and stay away from cupcakes!), they settled upon meringues, creating unique pieces of food-art bursting full of colour, flavour and above all else, fun. Now with a huge Instagram following, the girls provide followers with mouth-wateringly good visuals of just how creative you can get in the kitchen if a sweet tooth is your thing. Stocked in Harrods, Selfridges, the girls also write cookbooks and teach masterclasses - phew!
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If you're after a foodie expert that cooks and bakes all the family favourites, then look no further than Rosie Birkett. Rosie has 26k Instagram followers who she supplies tons of easy-to-follow ideas for dinner time, plus an insight into her every day life and her very cute dogs. Rosie has also written a cookbook and writes for the likes of Grazia, Sunday Times and the Independent. We love the gorgeous summer puds she's been knocking out recently and Rosie just proves you can happily have a balance of naughty and nice.
Picture credit: Twitter


35-year-old Rachel Khoo is a well-known foodie with an elegant touch of Parisian culture about her. At first, she didn't pursue a career in food but her love for patisserie led her to the French capital where she gained a degree in Pastry. She put her skills to good use and soon became known as the go-to expert around the world. Her 90k Instagram followers are kept up to date with her baking creations but also her tantalising, vibrant and healthy main courses that are inspired by her travels around the world. If you want lots of different cultures and inspiration in one, this is definitely the girl for you.
Picture Credit: Sainsbury's Magazine