What is a blogger to do when a favourite lingerie brand releases a stunning new collection that doesn’t come in her size? She enlists the help of a guest reviewer, or course! Full disclosure though… Rarely Wears Lipstick paid for the lingerie set reviewed below. There are few brands from whom I will always open an email, but Playful Promises – with their wide size range, excellent looks and (for an income-challenged gal like me) very attractive prices – is one of them. Their email announcing they were launching a second

Clothing and textile archives are fascinating places. Although, as a fashion historian, you might expect me to visit archives as part of my research, they’re also very useful places for designers to look for inspiration. Even more so now that many museums have extensive online catalogues with images, available from anywhere in the world, but it’s not always easy to know how to make best use out of these resources. When faced with a massive online archive and an empty sketchpad, where do you even begin? For the last two

Our autumn Brunch Club adventures continued on Sunday 28th October 2018 at the City branch of Caravan, 22 Bloomberg Arcade, London EC4N 8AR. This chain of London restaurants had been on our To Do list for a while and we were all very excited about trying some of the fantastic sounding things on their brunch menu. Annoyingly, we couldn’t book at our usual 11am time at the Bankside Caravan, so we decided to go for 10.45 at City (I know, the timing is close enough but we are creatures of

PLEASE NOTE: Although I am no longer posting new articles on Rarely Wears Lipstick, I have updated this post to include a review of Heist’s bodysuit – The Outer Body – at the bottom of the page, as I thought it would be helpful to potential purchasers. If you’re on Instagram and are at all interested in underwear, you may have seen Heist’s campaign for their soon to be launched new range. Best known for their tights that don’t roll down or dig in, Heist are now expanding their offering

It’s been a long time since the last Brunch Club as we were all busy in August, so there was a lot to catch up on this time. Our first post-summer outing took place on Sunday 30th September 2018 at The Good Egg, Ground Floor Kingly Court, Kingly Street, London W1B 5PW and they don’t take bookings so we planned to get there early so that we wouldn’t have to wait. However, we didn’t recheck the opening times after moving our plans from Saturday to Sunday and so ended up

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