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Salon International de la Lingerie Queen Cleopatra Couture Coverlette by Harlette live from Paris

Posted in Couture, Couture Lingerie, Fashion, Fashion Design, Fashion Week, Harlette, Haute Couture, Lace, Lingerie, London, Luxury Lingerie, Luxury Underwear, Paris, Underwear on January 26, 2015 by harlette

Behind the scenes for the Salon International de la Lingerie show: Paris


Selection of Fabric to a Couture Show Piece

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Royal embossed Gold and black lace to be seen to believed described on Day 1 as a piece from a fairy story


Queen Cleopatra’s Couture Coverlette by Harlette

Brand new for AW 15/16

French lace couture sewn in just 24 hours from London now live in Paris stand K23


This piece is 100% made in UK with French imported lace

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First Look: Sophia South Sea Pearl Lingerie by Harlette

Posted in Art, Couture, Couture Lingerie, Elite Traveller, Fashion, Fashion Design, Harlette, Haute Couture, Jewellery, Lingerie, London, Luxury Lingerie, Pearls, Platinum Lingerie, Underwear, Wedding with tags , , , on October 17, 2012 by harlette

Last week Harlette Luxury Lingerie launched the new world class first of its kind Sophia range featuring South Sea Pearls

Lingerie insight had this to say

Harlette Luxury Lingerie has launched a new bespoke style, featuring real pearls.

The couture commission for the label’s new Sophia range consists of a black velvet luxury lingerie soft cup bra and knickers, each individually set with its own South Sea Pearl that conceals a clasp

to read more

A closer  look at the south sea pearl made available via harlette lingerie’s pinterest  is featured below

Luhho had this to say

Sofisticadas y sensuales, estas prendas de lencería son como una caricia para quien las porta y un destello para quien observa esa perfección que Harlette Pearl hace evidente desde su nombre, recordando aquellas joyas misteriosas y tan deseadas por muchos.


Yahoo Finance Singapore also featured the story to read more


Oscars Glamour + best bytes from LFW AW12

Posted in CELEBRITY, Diamonds, Fashion, Fashion Week, Haute Couture, London, Los Angeles, Movies, Oscars, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2012 by harlette

Alexander McQueen @WorldMcQueen + a dazzle of 2 million dollars of Diamonds to complete the look for Jessica Chastain

White Perfect & glamorous Tom Ford @ttomford & Gwyneth Paltrow make magic this year at the Oscars with this cape & silhouette

Versace @Versace and Angelina Jolie remind us of the signature Versace fabulous fashion heart starter of thigh high split on a Velvet backdrop just divine.

Now a chance to catch up on the best from London Fashion Week here are our picks from the runways in London thanks to @Rightster

Vivienne Westwood Red Label AW12

Burberry AW12

Temperley London AW12

Catch what Victoria Beckham has had to say about winning Designer Brand for 2011 at the British Fashion Awards

Men Prefer Black Lingerie

Posted in Diamonds, Fashion, Fashion Design, France, Harlette, Haute Couture, Jewellery, Lace, Lingerie, London, Luxury Lingerie, Luxury Underwear, Paris, Platinum Lingerie, Reality TV Show, Uncategorized, Underwear with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2010 by harlette

According to a recent UK poll picked up by the Daily Star and Telegraph over  50%  of  men prefer Black Lingerie..

Thank Goodness for that as the video for Harlette Luxury Lingerie on the runway in Paris just arrived and the ladies are all in Black…

Its been a hectic pace in Paris for the launch of the collection, London for meetings and the filming by Maverick Production for a show by the BBC on the behind the scenes of getting a product into a department store.

Harlette Luxury Lingerie, showcasing the £10,000 Harlette Platinum Lingerie

Then back to Paris in the Snow for Premiere Vision, the theme is Cheeky Opulence for 2010, bad boy meets ladies in opulent materials

So more about the actual survey by laundrycare expert, Dr Beckmann, the findings has seen the Red underwear out, and black underwear in, changing long held myths that women have held dearly to especially around valentines day.

Red has often been held to be the sexiest lingerie colour although when Harlette conducted their own research red was prefered by women and men found that it represented danger. According to the Telegraph Red is typically worn by women – the one women wear when they are feeling “flirty”, despite the fact it barely flatters the typical ‘pale English rose’ complexion.

But this is no longer true, according to the average British male. Once believed to be a favourite for Valentine’s Day boudoir gifts, racy, red lingerie, is now considered the biggest bedroom turn-off by British chaps, according to Dr Beckmann’s study.

More than 50% of the men questioned put red at the top of their least favourite list, with a further 18% giving the thumbs-down to pink, and 11% saying ‘No’ to flesh-tones.

Body Magazine US also featured pictures of the Harlette Luxury Lingerie collection shown on the runway in Paris

The ladies from the Knicker Blog, also covered the Paris Lingerie show and included a great piece on Harlette Luxury Lingerie, much to our suprise.

Special note of condolence to Lee Alexander McQueen’s family at this time. When true talent is lost one can only spend a moment in silence & reflect on all the wonderous moments of joy that has been created & shared with the world. Fashion never Dies, it just gets re interpreted, recycled and re inpired. We were all fortunate to see his talent flourish and make many people in the world happy for the moments they shared with his creations.


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Salon International de la Lingerie 2010

Posted in Diamonds, Fashion, France, Harlette, Haute Couture, Jewellery, Lingerie, Lingerie Models, Luxury Lingerie, Luxury Underwear, Paris, Platinum Lingerie, Underwear with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2010 by harlette

Harlette launched at Salon International de la Lingerie in Paris on the 23rd to 25th of January.

Diamonds are Forever Tie Me Up Tie Me Down Set with Harlette Diamonds are Forever Housecoat.

Rendezvous Renaissance lingerie set with Harlette Lady Lounge Kitten House Coat

Velvet Velveteen Vixen Strapless Catsuit with Black Magic Peacock & Goose Feather Skirt

Harlette Luxury Lingerie and the Harlette Platinum Lingerie was also featured in an article covering the Salon called El universo de la lencería seduce en París Por Agencia EFE – hace 4 días

“He diseñado el porta-ligas más caro del mundo”, declara orgullosa a Efe la británica Naomi Mcgill, fundadora de la marca Harlette Luxury Lingerie, que muestra un clip revestido de diamantes que, en un set de cuatro unidades, supera los 11.000 euros (por encima de 16.000 dólares) y que asegura suelen regalar las madres a sus hijas para estrenar el día de su boda.

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Harlette Takes Over a Tall Ship

Posted in Burlesque, CELEBRITY, Elite Traveller, Fashion, France, Harlette, Haute Couture, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lifestyle, London, Luxury Lingerie, Sailing, Sydney, Tall Ships, Turkey with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2009 by harlette

Harlette Luxury Lingerie photo shoot on board the historic ‘James Craig’ barque in Sydney on December 12, 2009.

As you may know already the line of luxury lingerie will feature at the Salon International de la Lingerie in Paris on January 23-25, 2010. Made from lavish fabrics and trimmings, with inspiration from Hollywood, Royalty, the Tudor and Baroque periods and anything French of course.

Harlette’s extravagant designs have been created for the discerning lingerie-lover. With the current popularity in vintage styling, Harlette’s latest range includes fabrics and adornments in embellished crystal- beaded French lace, silks, Italian jewel-encrusted tulle, velvets and, of course, marabou, ostrich and peacock feathers.

Working one-to-one with clients to make their dreams come true, every piece is handmade so it becomes the client’s own signature piece.  Harlette is expanding, has clients from all over the world including Saudi Arabia, UK, USA, and Malaysia and will be launching a retail range in Paris the Salon International de la Lingerie in Paris on January 23-25, 2010.

The shoot was covered by AFP and has been featured on CNN, Wall St Journal, Hindustan Times, AFPBB Japan, AFPBB Korea, La Stampa  in Italy and NDTV in India

To keep up with Harlette Luxury Lingerie’s travels, follow them on Twitter or join them on their Facebook page Harlette.

Behind the scenes shots.

Bloggers in Italy & Japan have had this to say about Harlette

According to an Italian style blog when it viewed recent pictures of the women’s collection

Roughly Translated from Italian to English

“intimate garments aimed at the ladies who love to wear luxury fashion and traditional, classic and sexy at the same time and the fascinating “  The fashion brand has a target Harlette very high, with heads intimate luxury, ranging worn on special occasions, under clothes precious. For a lingerie there repeats the traditional canons of fashion without exaggerating too much detail too pompous. Luxury si’, ma senza per questo essere troppo invadenti o difficili da indossare. Luxury is’, but without being too intrusive or difficult to wear.. 

Il marchio di moda, infatti, ha portato in passerella a Sidney , in Australia, una sua The fashion brand, in fact, led the catwalk in Sydney, Australia its collection of lingerie for women is classic and classy  The models of Harlette leading for the woman of a certain class that wants to seduce with style and class. Per una moda tradizionale, che ci propone la classicita’, che, a dire il vero, ha la capacita’ di non passare mai di moda .For a traditional fashion, which gives us the classics, which indeed, has the ability not to go out of style.

In Japan.

In Japan a blogger who also saw pictures of the recent photoshoot in preparation for the launch of the Harlette Collection at Salon International De La Lingerie 2010 said this.

What celebrity lingerie for ladies. I would feel like lingerie news ♪ There are 10 picture cards. どのランジェリーも素敵です♪ Lingerie which is also nice ♪ Sukesuke of a beautiful gown and even inspired me like a princess ♪ Systems have a lot of love and light pink, it is exciting just to have a photo ♪

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Absolutely Fabulous RIP Lacroix – Its not a Designers Job to Fix the Economy

Posted in Harlette, Haute Couture, Luxury Lingerie, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2009 by harlette

Harlette was featured in the Couture Designer shoot Past Present and Future for Modern Wedding Vol 45 this week.



Speaking of Couture Designers the Marc Jacob’s quote springs to mind especially this week with the news of bankruptcy of Christian Lacroix. “Its not a designers job to fix the economy its our job to provide creativity and inspiration to decorate and adorn to aspire to something more” and with that sad we are feeling very sad over Lacroix 😦

We need the investment banking industry to invest in Haute Couture as a longtail strategy. Equity and VC’s should avoid the rush on short gains on ready to wear for without Haute Couture there is no diffusion to High Street..

If we starve Haute Couture & all that is created with it, in the end we starve the industry, the consumer & then Fashion is indeed dead…

The 10 year payback plan at the expense of the Haute Couture arm of Lacroix is a sad time for the fashion industry.

Why did Lacroix fail, for it was top of mind in shows such as absolutely fabulous and the song with the same title by the petshop boys

Christian Lacroix, the designer, started out at the French high fashion house Hermes in 1978 and moved on to Jean Patou, the creator of the so-called designer tie, in 1981. His ostentatious creations caught the eye of Bernard Arnault, the chief executive of the luxury retail conglomerate LVMH.

Mr Arnault, a mentor to Mr Lacroix, set up the fashion house with the financial backing of LVMH in 1987 with high hopes that it would replicate the success of many other nouveau ateliers around the world, such as Italy’s Giorgio Armani and Gianni Versace, and the Japanese minimalist Yohji Yamamoto.

While Mr Lacroix might not agree, perhaps the low point of his career came when he formed a partnership with Avon to launch a new scent, Christian Lacroix Rouge for women and Christian Lacroix Noir for men, complete with body lotion, shower gel and after shave

Lingerie was also on the list of turn around strategies for the company and even this did not bring the success that the company ultimately deserved. We leave you with the final Haute Couture show from Christian Lacroix…

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