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Studio Pia – Ethically Decadent

Studio Pia - Ethically Decadent

This is definitely a review that has been long overdue but better late than never so here it is. I’ve been lucky enough to add one of my ultimate wish list pieces the ethically decadent “Soraya” by Studio Pia to my collection. I first set my eyes on Soraya in the ivory colourway back when I added it to my Christmas picks. Luckily for me, the black was released and available at my local, Babylikestopony.

I tried it on and instantly fell in love.

The Brand

I first met Pia in Paris at the Salon de la Lingerie last year. It’s always lovely to meet the people behind the brand as you get a real feel for who you are about to support. I’m glad to say I am so happy to support this beautiful brand. They were lovely, down to earth and handed out ginger cookies with lingerie-clad icing (the important stuff!). It was my first time viewing their beautiful pieces in the flesh and I was in awe.

Personally, I don’t think there is a better luxury brand out there at the moment that is creating beautiful lingerie and are ethical as well as taking sustainability seriously. Studio Pia proves that style shouldn’t have to be sacrificed by choosing to be ethical and I agree with them 100%.

Not only do they choose their suppliers well, but they are also the only lingerie company offering cruelty-free organic peace silk. For each product sold on their website, they will plant one tree in Indonesia in an effort to help deforestation.

Now if that alone doesn’t get you ready to throw money at them keep reading.

The Details

Left to right, Gustav Klimt, “Adele Bloch-Bauer I”, “Judith and the Head of Holofernes”, “The Kiss”

The beautiful Soraya was inspired by the decadence of the Art Noveau period especially Gustave Klimt’s Gold phase. The embroidery is one of the most beautiful things I have ever put on my body. One wouldn’t expect any less as it is completely bespoke and designed in house by Pia herself then produced in France.

All of the hardware used is 24K gold plated which has been sourced within the EU.

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Inclusive Lingerie

For most of my grown-up life, I’ve had trouble with body image. My body image. I come from an Asian background so it was always normal to be told I was too skinny or too fat. Being skinny was supposed to be taken as a compliment. So it’s always been hard for me to accept my body the way it is but I’m trying every day.

How many times have you bought something you saw in a catalogue because it looked great on the model, only to put it on and have buyers remorse? Way too many times. So this is an appreciation post to those women behind these brands, the women shaping the way we see lingerie today. And though more brands are claiming to empower women here are the few that stand out and make me feel good enough. I’m glad to say that I’m not growing up in this day and age where you cannot escape mainstream media. There are so many beauty standards which all lead to the “ideal” female form. I know so many women who aspire to look like the women they see in magazines or social media and I can’t disagree more. Purely because everyone’s body types are different, there is so much retouching done yet we are still obsessed with attaining this image.

The reason I started my blog was with hopes that it would be seen by the younger generation and expose them to a different form which is not advertised as the “Ideal” body type. So in hopes of diluting these unattainable beauty ideals, I’ll continue to put my body out there.

What I admire most about the lingerie industry are the brands that take the chance to be inclusive to all ages, body types and ethnicities. After all, lingerie is for everybody. It’s so refreshing to see lingerie on bodies you can relate to.

Here are some of the brands that bring me sunshine.

Tisja Damen

Inspired by the elements of nature Tisja Damen tells stories through her campaigns. Her designs are handmade in Europe and worn by a diverse circle of women. She has proven that each woman has a unique beauty regardless of age or ethnicity.

Lonely Lingerie

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Taking Care of Your Pretties

I get asked this quite a lot by friends who have just entered the wonderful world of lingerie. How do you wash your lingerie? or can I just throw it in the washing machine in a wash bag? I just want to clear the air, your lingerie is not something that is dirty and needs to be heavily washed to be clean, it is not in contact with anything other than the inside of your clothing..most of the time.

Lingerie washing can be daunting for some, I guess it’s more of an “I have no time” issue. So I want to share with you how I keep my pretties clean. Sure you can throw it in the washing machine in a wash bag. But why would you want to? Knowing how much you’ve just spent on it, or if you’re like me how long it took you to finally hunt down that piece to complete your set. This is where I get nerdy! I quite enjoy doing my hand washing, I’ve got the music playing and it gives me the time to really get a feel and look at all the intricate details up close. I find it therapeutic.

My laundry liquid of choice is Eucalan delicate wash and if you haven’t tried it I suggest you do. It’s a total time and water saver, it’s environmentally friendly and it keeps my lingerie smelling beautiful. Eucalan is a no-rinse washing liquid for delicate items, it comes in a selection of scents and an unscented one for sensitive skin. My personal favourite is Wrapture which is jasmine-scented, I love that it comes in a small 100ml bottle which is great for me as I travel often and can pick more up along the way. Usually, the 500ml bottle lasts me a year or almost, so it’s definitely worth the price. Single-use sizes are also available if you wanted to see which one you like best.

When washing your lingerie I have one simple rule which gets broken time and time again. Don’t let the lingerie pile up! Wash it weekly, that way you have enough for a handwashing pile but not too much that procrastination starts to kick in.

How I Wash My Pretties

Eucalan_Delicates

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