Rock the girls…it’s crystal clear. 

In a continuation of my desire to support #womeninbiz, and with special reference to yesterday’s blog post ‘The adventures of Ella Vine and her poppy stockings and poppy suspender belt’ https://rations2rocknroll.wordpress.com/2017/10/09/the-adventures-of-ella-vine-and-her-poppy-stockings-and-poppy-suspender-belt/, I have looked further into Ella Vine’s lovely lingerie collection.

Of fascinating interest is… https://ellavine.co.uk/products/black-bra-with-semi-precious-rose-quartz-the-stone-of-love

Black Bra with large semi-precious Rose Quartz; the Love Stone, softly padded bra with hand-sewn large semi-precious stone, healing crystal rose quartz, with underwired cup and decorative metal studs. 

Rose Quartz, The Heart Stone is also called the Love Stone, is used as a powerful aphrodisiac and is being used for bringing love, romance, tenderness, sensuality, for strengthening relationships, connection with others, happiness, compassion, empathy, peace of heart, healing, maturing and comforting.

Regular price £35.00 – Priced at £15.00 in Sale. 

The bra is also available in white… https://ellavine.co.uk/products/white-bra-with-large-semi-precious-rose-quartz-the-love-stone


https://ellavine.co.uk/products/black-bra-with-semi-precious-tigers-eye-the-vitality-stone

Black Bra with semi-precious Tiger’s Eye; The Vitality Stone, softly padded bra with hand-sewn semi-precious stone. 

Tiger’s Eye is a stone of energy, vitality, strength, courage, strengthening relationships, insight, clarity, seeing through, luck and good fortune, stimulating wealth and business, focus, creativity and fertility.

Regular price £35.00 – Priced at £15.00 in Sale. 

The bra is also available in white… https://ellavine.co.uk/products/white-bra-with-semi-precious-tigers-eye-the-vitality-stone

The benefits of semi-precious stones and crystals is not a field in which I have expertise; but I know a lady that has. 

In my blog post ‘Life’s a party. Dress like it’ I had the opportunity to chat with the lovely Kirstie from AstroRocksUK… https://rations2rocknroll.wordpress.com/2017/08/16/lifes-a-party-dress-like-it/ …in which I asked Kirstie about her enthusiasm for crystals.

Kirstie @AstroRocksUK “I work with and sell crystals for healing and the home. Crystals have been in my life since I was a child in some form or other as semi-precious stone and finding curious rocks on various beaches, until about 20 years ago when a friend introduced me them to help me with my symptoms. (I have M.E). Being of a scientific mind I was blown away by the sensations I could feel from these pretty rocks such as amethyst, rose quartz, citrine and jasper and something deep inside was triggered. My intuition. I then trained in Crystal Healing to deepen my understanding in 2003 whilst still in my career as an HR professional, teaching and sharing my love for crystals along the way. Now, I divide my time between Sparkle O’Hara and my own business, Astro-Rocks where I sell and teach others about crystals, and provide Astrology readings. I am also planning on writing a book about my experience with crystals and how crystal can support our personal growth and our evolution.”

Ella Vine, whose website may be found at https://ellavine.co.uk/collections/all , says “…that it is good to raise awareness…and bras look so pretty with the stones on! Why hide such beautiful precious little things in the bra? It also avoids the fuss of taking the bra off…and a handful of stones rolling out.”

Kirstie from AstroRocksUK may be found at https://crystallisingdream.wordpress.com/ , advises “I am always recommending to ladies to wear crystals in bras.”

Interviews with the wonderful #womeninbiz with whom I have had fabulous opportunities to collaborate may be found on my Links and collaborations page… https://rations2rocknroll.wordpress.com/links-to-those-with-whom-we-have-engaged-in-blog-post-collaborations/ .

Cx. 

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The adventures of Ella Vine and her poppy stockings and poppy suspender belt.

@Rations2R_n_R has a passion for supporting #womeninbiz and we are especially excited about Ella Vine and the innovative ‘Clip and Go’ poppy stockings and poppy suspender belt.

Attaching suspender straps to stockings; especially those at the back, can be problematic, with the wearer often having to become a specialist in the art of contortion. 

To help stocking wearers all over the world lingerie designer Ella Vine has developed a suspender belt which attaches to stockings by way of magnetic fastenings on both the suspender strap and stocking welt.

The Ella Vine website https://ellavine.co.uk/ showcases a variety of delightful lingerie sets including the lovely ‘Royal Blue Bra & Suspender Belt Set’. 

The gorgeous mix of satin-like rich royal blue with cream lace does not disappoint as it is as lovely in the flesh as it looks above. Bra and suspender belt set priced at £39.00.

The accompanying 10 denier Ultra Gloss stockings feature a pretty lace welt. 

Priced at £12.00.

Presentation of lingerie is vital to add an extra dose of sparkle and Ella Vine does not let down with your selection arriving in a pretty box featuring the fabulous Ella Vine logo.

As for the world’s first magnetic suspender belt as Ella herself says, and I can only agree, it is both very fast and very easy to attach to the stockings…just ‘Clip and Go’.

Ella Vine may be found on Twitter @EllaVineBrand, Facebook Ella Vine Lingerie and Instagram ella_vine_lingerie.

Cx. 

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In her footsteps. I want to be Kate.

Welcome to today’s vintage style fashion pick.

From http://www.whatkatiedid.com (link below *).


Longline Cone Bra Kate L6101 with conical 1950s cups, satin cups and front panel with single layer powermesh, adjustable straps, hook and eye fastening at front and spiral steel boning. Also available in peach. Priced at £49.50. 

From http://www.whatkatiedid.com (link below **).

Panty Girdle Kate L2077. Firm control Panty Girdle designed to be extremely tight, flattening your tummy. Made from black satin, strong stretchy powermesh with wide elastic to cinch your waist. Hook and eye fastening at front. 4 detachable suspenders for wearing with or without stockings. Priced at £49.50.

Cx.

* https://www.whatkatiedid.com/en_gb/product/1043/longline-conical-bra-kate

** https://www.whatkatiedid.com/en_gb/product/1044/panty-girdle-firm-control-kate

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Pretty kitty. Swing with me. 

Welcome to today’s vintage style fashion pick.

From prettykittyfashion.co.uk (link below *).


Purple Sleeveless Satin 50s Rockabilly Swing Cocktail Dress made of satin fabric with matching belt and featuring full flare skirt to dress from waist (photo taken with additional petticoat **). Available in Black and Blue. Priced at £34.99 with feee UK postage. 

EXTRA VOLUME Black 3 tiered Net Vintage Rockabilly 50s Petticoat Skirt. Measures 23-24″ in length this petticoat adds extra volume than a standard petticoat. Fully elasticated waist. Priced at £29.99 with free UK postage. 

Cx.

* https://prettykittyfashion.co.uk/collections/50s-swing-dresses/products/50s-purple-sleeveless-satin-cocktail-dress

** https://prettykittyfashion.co.uk/products/extra-volume-black-frill-tutu-50s-rockabilly-wedding-petticoat-skirt


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The only truth I know is you. 

Welcome to today’s vintage style fashion pick.

From http://www.whatkatiedid.com (link below *).


Kathy balconette bra with black satin side sling, semi sheer purple georgette cups lined with lingerie net and black satin piping triming the top of the cups. 3 piece cup construction designed to give a natural looking balconette uplift. Priced at £59.50. 

Kathy high waist knickers for a smooth line under clothing. Designed to sit high on your natural waist. Featuring a purple georgette tummy panel with black satin detailing. Priced at £38.00. 


Suspender Belt Kathy featuring 2 flashes of purple georgette with black satin detailing. Georgette is lined with 20 denier lingerie net for strength. Featuring 6 suspenders to help keep your seams straight and a hook and eye fastening at back. Priced at £42.50.

Cx. 

* https://www.whatkatiedid.com/products/209/kathy-lingerie


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I still hear you sing my sweet love Evelyn.

Welcome to today’s vintage style fashion pick.

From http://www.whatkatiedid.com (link below *).



1950s Bra Evelyn. Vintage inspired bra in black Swiss dot lace layered over deep red with a soft cup designed to give a natural shape and smooth line under clothing. Priced at £39.50.

1950s Knickers Evelyn. High waist knickers for a smooth line under clothing featuring Swiss dot lace layered over semi sheer deep red. Designed to sit high on the natural waist. Priced at £29.50.


Suspender Belt Evelyn. Medium depth suspender belt in lace and powermesh designed to give an smooth line under clothing with 6 adjustable metal suspender clips and hook and eye fastening at back. Priced at £42.50.

Cx. 

* https://www.whatkatiedid.com/en_gb/products/210/evelyn-lingerie

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So will you be my support?

Welcome to today’s vintage style fashion pick and a return to lingerie.

I have regularly commented that vintage style lingerie is the foundation on which an outfit is built and this is a message that I am happy to repeat. It pleasantly places everything in the precise place that it should be to accurately showcase our vintage inspired outerwear. 

To me the ideal foundations to complement an outfit are a long line bra worn with an open bottom girdle. 

Although it is unfortunate that my body shape does not suit a long line bra I do possess a number of open bottom girdles; preferring them to a suspender belt, because of the support that they offer. 

From http://www.classicshapewear.com (link below *).



Rago Upper Body Extra Firm Shaping Long Line Bra.

– Flat nylon lace cups lined with compressed fibre fill.

– Hidden undercup stretch allows total body movement.

– Expandable Cup.

– Shapes like an underwire, without the wire.

– Support bandeau.

– Flexible spiral boning for back support.

– 2″ bottom elastic support.

– Flat sewn seams.

Priced at US$57.00 (approximately £44.50). 

Also from http://www.classicshapewear.com (link below **). 

Rago Open Bottom Girdle Firm Shaping.

– Exclusive contour bands for shaping waist, hips, back and derrière.

– Exclusive Invisinet tummy tamer panel shapes comfortably.

– Flat sewn seams.

– Six metal suspender clips.

Priced at US$45.00 (approximately £35.00).

Cx. 
* https://www.classicshapewear.com/p/rago-upper-body-extra-firm-shaping-long-line-bra-2202

** https://www.classicshapewear.com/p/rago-open-bottom-girdle-firm-shaping-1359