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Happy New Year 2014 Shimmer & Shine

Posted in Dubai, London, Middle East, New Year, New York, Paris, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom with tags , , , , , , , on January 1, 2014 by harlette

2014

We start this year’s celebrations at the Top of the World

Gurung girls wearing traditional costumes dance while taking part in a New Year parade in Kathmandu

खुसी नयाँ वर्ष

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Shine & Shimmer Sydney 2014

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From the Eye on Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Eye of London

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To Paris &  Vieux Port (Old Port) of Marseille, southern France

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Dubai

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Hong Kong

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Walking home New Years Russia style

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Members of the “Cryophil” winter swimming
club walk along the Yenisei River holding a Christmas tree, during a New Year
celebration in air temperatures of minus 5 degrees Celcius (23 degrees
Fahrenheit) in Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk

Bonne année tout le monde

felice anno nuovo il tempo per sognare

С Новым годом время мечтать

سنة جديدة سعيدة

 새해 복 많이 받으세요
שנה טובה ומבורכת
ευτυχισμένο το νέο έτος
bhliain nua sásta
幸せ新しい年
chúc mừng năm mới

שנה טובה ומבורכת

新年快樂

नया साल मुबारक हो

新年快樂

felice anno nuovo

새해 복 많이

gelukkige nuwe jaar

glückliches neues Jahr

bhliain nua sásta

szczęśliwego nowego roku

godt nytt år

Confetti is dropped on revelers at midnight during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square in New York

Times Square New York Style

Watch here thanks to the Telegraph all the shimmer and shine from Sydney

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/10544410/Sydney-celebrates-arrival-of-2014-with-spectacular-fireworks.html

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Harlette Debut in Tatler UK’s Winter Wish List

Posted in Couture Lingerie, Fashion, Fashion Design, Lingerie, Lingerie Models, London, Luxury Lingerie, Luxury Underwear, Magazines, TV, Underwear, United Kingdom with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2013 by harlette

Harlette have made their debut in Tatler UK  Winter Wishlist http://www.tatler.com/

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Black Label Double Trouble Silk & Signature Harlette Lace Cami Top as seen in Secret Diary on Billie Piper

You can shop Billie Piper’s look from the wish list directly from our e-boutique

http://www.harlette.com/luxury-lingerie/luxury-loungewear/double-trouble-luxurious-lounge-set/

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This set was personally picked by Billie Piper and her award winning costume director Edward K Gibbon to feature in the fourth and final series of Secret Diary. This set made its debut in Season Four Episode Two

Harlette Debuts in British Vogue & London Fashion Week SS14 Live Stream

Posted in Couture Lingerie, Fashion, Fashion Design, Fashion Week, Harlette, Lingerie, London, Luxury Lingerie, Luxury Underwear, Underwear, United Kingdom with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 12, 2013 by harlette

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Harlette made its debut in October’s British Vogue with Alexa Chung on the cover which went on stands in the UK earlier this week. Vogue featured Billie Piper wearing the Harlette collection and had this to say

Billie Piper wears Harlette Luxury Lingerie Collection

Harlette Luxury Lingerie collection has been worn by models Lara Stone and Laetitia Casta and was selected by Billie Piper to wear in Secret Diary of a Call Girl fourth and final series. They own the patent for the world first diamond suspenders and the Economic Times listed the the company as the 5th most unique company to supply customers globally. Harlette has appeared on reality tv show Britain’s Next Big Thing and has been featured in the book Saudi Arabia on the Edge, Thomas Lippman.

http://www.vogue.co.uk/magazine/archive/issue/2013/October

We are happy to share all the livestream action of London Fashion Week SS14 thanks to Rightster. Its boots and all to follow LFW from tomorrw 13th September till the 17th September here is a link to the schedule http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/schedule_ss14.aspx

Enjoy all the livestream runway fashion shows live here on Harlette.

 

Harlette debut in ELLE UK Little Luxuries & LIVE STREAM MBFW NY SPRING 2014 COLLECTIONS

Posted in Couture Lingerie, Fashion, Fashion Design, Fashion Illustration, Fashion Manufacturing, Fashion Week, Lingerie, Lingerie Models, London, New York, Underwear, United Kingdom, United States of America with tags , , , , , , , on September 4, 2013 by harlette

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Harlette made its debut in ELLE UK Little Luxuries – September edition featuring the fabulous Billie Piper from Secret Diary season four in our double trouble luxurious lounge set.

You can shop Billie Pipers look here

Thanks to rightster you can enjoy all the live stream from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 Collections in New York, taking place September 5-12, 2013 here on Harlette.

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Guest Blogger : Abeer Maktabi CSM Student Creates her Bravolution with a focus on Middle East Women & Charity

Posted in Academic Research, Charity, Lingerie, London, Middle East, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Underwear, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Womens Empowerment with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2013 by harlette

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Late last year we were contacted by this weeks inspired Guest Blogger Abeer Maktabi. Abeer a fabulous CSM (Central St Martin’s) fashion student interviewed Harlette as part of her bravolution dissertation.

We followed up with her a few weeks ago to check how her project was progressing and invited her to be this weeks Guest Blogger.

Abeer had contacted Reem Asaad in 2012 in Saudi Arabia to discuss her dissertation and Reem suggested that Abeer discuss with the project with Harlette.  Abeer and Harlette discussed the project via Skype, and part of the interview was included in the CSM project.

We are excited to share Abeer’s inspiration and vision as its focus is on the Middle East, Women and Charity.

CSM Thesis Project  : BRAVOLUTION

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BRAVOLUTION (Bra+Revolution) is a social enterprise project, which uses the bra to support women victimised by sexual harassment and domestic violence in the Middle East. The bra is a garment that categorises the female gender as a woman and a tool that supports a woman’s body, which BRAVOLUTION aims to use metaphorically to support their human rights.

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Bravolution brings awareness, women solidarity and a platform for feminist activism. It uses the elite and the educated category of people to bring help to NGOs and women’s organisations. A collection of bra is exclusively designed for purchase as a sign of support for BRAVOLUTION in order to raise profit and share it with the organisations in the Middle East.

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By doing this strategy, financial support will be given to lobbyists and policy-makers to work on changing the laws and on raising awareness. Through this bra, I am bringing out a new, stronger and more confidant woman.

This project is based on the creative process, rather than the shiny object.

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BRAVOLUTION© from Abeer Maktabi on Vimeo.

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The direct link to the video is here https://vimeo.com/55352832

The details of her project can also be found here

http://mscatalyst.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/interview-with-creative-aiming-to.html

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Tantrastic Guest Blogger : The Pleasure Professor

Posted in Lifestyle, London, Relationships, United Kingdom with tags , , , , on February 22, 2013 by harlette

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With Valentines, over for another year.. how do you keep the passion firing and steamy hot for the 364 days of the year…

What would you say if you had 100% control to make sex last for longer and enjoy multiple orgasms because of it?

Would your answer be a yes but at the back of your mind would you still have this niggling doubt and think it seems impossible to achieve sexual perfection like this.

Well according to our tantrastic Pleasure Professor, our guest blogger this week by practising tantric sex you can enjoy sex sessions that last for hours and create a powerful connection between you and your partner.

The pleasure professor Sex therapist Louise Van der Velde, author of A Decent Proposal gives us a guide to perfecting tantric sex.

Controversy surrounds The Pleasure Professor new book with steamy debate on her ideas on marriage, love and pleasure we have included links to her new book + her interviews.

Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2270658/This-Morning-turns-nasty-sex-therapist-FOUR-lovers-calls-Denise-Robertson-BATTLEAXE.html

The Sun

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/4764884/Marriage-is-a-jokeI-sleep-with-four-men.html

Channel 7 in Australia Sunrise Is Marriage Outdated
http://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/-/watch/4b7b7679-63ba-376f-a7bd-7f64f2967a7d/is-marriage-outdated/

Louise Van der Velde - Irish Independent - 22_02_13

 

 

If you want to read the last chapter of her book for free visit The Pleasure Professor’s website

 

What is Tantric sex?

It is a Hindu practice dating back more than 5,000 years. Tantra means ‘the weaving and expansion of energy.’

Tantra encapsulates an entire body of divine teaching going back centuries.

For now, we’re simply going to explore the practical side of Tantra and how you can use its ancient exercises to boost your sex life.

Put simply, it is a slow form of sex that increases intimacy and can create a mind-body connection which can lead to more powerful and prolonged orgasms.

If you put more time and effort into sex, you will reach a higher and more intense form of ecstasy.

 

How do you do it?

The key is not to focus too closely on your orgasm. Instead prolong the foreplay for as long as possible before taking sex to its natural end.

Delaying orgasm can be difficult for some people, particularly men – but it can be done using a variety of techniques including meditation, breathing exercises and massage.

 

Tantrastic Tips:

1. Get some scented candles, turn off your phone and prepare to devote at least two hours to your lover.

2. Loosen your body: Tantra is about moving energy through the body, so shake your limbs vigorously to energise and unblock your system before you start.

3. Stay off the bed. This will trigger the sleep button in your brain. Tantra is not about a quick romp – you are seeking a deep connection. Get comfortable by lying on the floor with your partner using some cushions.

4. Stimulate the senses. Sight: the most powerful of the senses. It is important you look good. Wear some sexy lingerie; decorate the room with some fresh flowers. Smell: use oils like rose, ylang-ylang and Jasmine. Hearing: sing to your partner or whisper intimately into their ear. Play their favourite music. Taste: melted chocolate, honey and fresh fruit all work. As the sex becomes more intimate, you should apply them to body parts and lick them off. Touch: massage their extremities – head, neck, hands and feet.

5. Now get even more intimate. Sit face-to-face – with the woman on the man’s lap if this is comfortable. Wrap your hands tightly around each other and press your bodies against each other. This kind of skin contact promotes greater feelings of intimacy.

6. Let the foreplay become more intimate. Take your time and leisurely make your way around their body. Try a variety of touches – firm massage, light feathery touches, and gentle stroking. The aim here is to heighten your lover’s senses in a slow and intense way so that you’re building them up to a peak but stopping just short before the orgasm. Oral sex now is
fine – but not to the point of climax. We are aiming to make the pleasure last for hours.

7. Now stand up opposite each other. Look in each other’s eyes – place your left hand on your partner’s heart. He should do the same to you. Match each other’s breathing for at least two minutes.

8. Try some role play – use a blindfold. Take it turns: one should be submissive and one dominant.

9. Progress beyond foreplay to intercourse. Avoid any position that you know makes you orgasm easily. Work towards a gradual build-up of pleasure. The slower you take it, the more intense the orgasm will be at the end.

10. As you are both reaching orgasm, slow your breathing down. This will seem illogical – most of us breath more quickly as we approach climax. Women, in particular, can tense up at this stage of sex as they try to make themselves come. Instead relax your tummy and take long, slow deep breaths – your orgasm will last longer and be more intense.

Homework from the Pleasure Professor:

Don’t give up: If you don’t last beyond 10 minutes, try again. Tantric sex takes time to get to grips with because we’re all used to sex in a Western way – this means we expect sex to have an obvious start, middle and end. Use your imagination and your sex life can go off in all sorts of new directions. That’s Tantra!

Louise’s book is also available on Kindle via Amazon

London Fashion Week AW13 Live Stream

Posted in Fashion, Fashion Design, Fashion Week, London, United Kingdom with tags , , , , , on February 15, 2013 by harlette
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