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  • Brighton Lace Christmas Gift Guide

    You must all know by now how passionate we are about the magic of small independent businesses – we really like to shout it from the rooftops at every opportunity and Christmas is a golden one.

    To give you some inspiration we’ve put together a Brighton Lace Gift Guide including products from some of our favourite small businesses run by gorgeous women who make equally gorgeous items – from luxurious vegan candles to hand-made clothing, all of which are perfect for gifts. 

    As well as their top Christmas present picks we’ve also included a little about them and why they like us are passionate about shopping small. 

    We hope you enjoy and are inspired to ditch the high street and choose special, unique gifts from independent makers this Christmas.

    Hummingbird Hawkmoth

     

    Tell us a bit about Hummingbird Hawkmoth

    Hummingbird Hawkmoth is an ethical jewellery brand. Every piece is made by hand using recycled silver where possible. All of our packaging is made from recycled paper and card and is totally plastic free and biodegradable.

     

    Where are you based?

    I’m based in Brighton at Rodhus studios. This is a huge space with over 30 different artists and makers. I happily share a workshop with 4 other super jewellers.

     

    Where can we find you?

    The majority of our products are made to order (this means we can custom make to your size/specifications if need be!) and may be purchased via Etsy. I do also take part in markets and events throughout Brighton, Lewes and beyond.

     

    What makes Hummingbird Hawkmoth the perfect Christmas gift?

    Our pieces are  super lovely presents for several reasons. Our  jewellery is beautiful, handmade and ethical. Recycled sterling silver jewellery will last a lifetime and hence can make a very special and lasting gift for your Mum, wife, daughter or friend.

     

    Why should everyone shop small this Christmas?

    I’m a total convert to shopping small and local! It’s just a win/win situation. You know you’re supporting a small business and enhancing your local economy. By buying handmade you are championing creativity and enterprise. And you are gifting your loved ones with an item that is unique and made with the utmost care.

    Here are Hummingbird Hawkmoth’s top Christmas present picks…

    Lotus Petal Hoops

    These are one of my very first designs. They were born out of a special play session.. And hence I love to make them and I love to wear them too!

    These are available in two sizes, medium and large.

    These are made from recycled sterling silver and are available in either a high shine or soft matt finish.

    Prices start from £45 including free UK delivery.

     

    Buy here

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    Circle stud earrings

    My simple circle stud earrings are made from recycled sterling silver and are a lovely comfortable and classic earring.

    They’re available in either a high shine (seen here) or soft matt finish. 

    They cost £25 and this includes free UK shipping.

     

    Buy here. 

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    Lotus Flower Pendant

    This is a new design and is one of my favourites! Again, made from recycled sterling and on a sterling silver trace chain. 

    This can come with a crystal point or unadorned.

    Prices from £65 including UK postage.

     

    Buy here.

    STALF

    Tell us a bit more about STALF 

     

    We hand make our super-simple easy wear. We choose not to design for mass-production or wholesale, instead we hand make small quantities of each of our garments to order, and send them straight to our customer. This means that each piece is unique and special, we get to know familiar names, the people who support us season after season. Our process is personal and unique.The design and manufacturing process is something to be valued and shared, and the way we work is something we’re very proud of. All of our products are researched, designed, hand-cut and made from scratch in small batches by us, in-house.

    Where are you based?

    STALF is based at the Pink Studio in Lincolnshire, UK.

     

    How can we find you?

    All available products can be purchased from our website, stalf.co.uk

     

    What makes STALF the perfect Christmas gift? 

    The beauty of STALF is that the garments really do slot into your life, whatever your circumstance!. I’d gift our pieces to almost any woman in my life, but they’re particularly good for expectant or new Mums, anyone who loves a throw-on-and-go garment, or demands a lot from their clothing! 

     

    Why should we shop small this Christmas?

    Shopping small (especially at Christmas) supports a fair, sustainable fashion industry, and keeps our independent businesses alive. Consumer choices steer the course we’re all travelling on, and collectively we can engineer change through the decisions we make and ultimately where we choose to spend our hard-earned money.

    Here are STALF’s top Christmas present picks…

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    Cocoon Jumpsuit

    The Cocoon Jumpsuit is our bestseller for good reason. It’s a throw on piece that works on so many levels and for almost any occasion regardless of age or season. 

    It can be layered over comfy tees and under slouchy knits for day, or dressed up with heels and a little sparkle for night. 

    Buy here. 

     
     
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    Organic Sweatshirt 

    The Organic Sweatshirt is another all-rounder with classic appeal.

    This style has all the throw-over-anything charm of your favourite sweatshirt, but the clean shape and simplicity keep it smart.It’s the ultimate Boxing Day jumper- super cosy and comfy (size up for ultimate slouch!).

     

    Buy here

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    Walnut Bobble Hat

    The new Dreams Collection is super special. A collection of treasures, limited editions, one-offs and small batch pieces all handmade at the pink studio.

    I picked the Bobble Hat in Walnut, a soft, neutral shade that goes with everything. We’ve made our Bobble hats from the softest 100% British Wool, this is not a scratchy hat! It’s the most beautiful, handmade gift to receive on Christmas day and wear forever. 

     

    Buy here

     

    House of Scandal

     

    Tell us a bit about House of Scandal

    House Of Scandal was created by Hannah Patrick to provide elegant luxury at an accessible price. With our invigorating scents, each candle is hand poured with soy wax and blended with the highest quality fragrances. Our scents are inspired by everyday life, whether its a distant memory, a word, or that first coffee in the morning.

    We wanted to create a multi sensory experience, as scent plays such an important part in our memories, providing the perfect luxury experience in interior scent.

    Where you are based?

    We’re based in London

    Where can we find you?

    Head to our website www.houseofscandal.co.uk

    What makes House of Scandal the perfect Christmas gift?

    The versatility of our candles are the reason why they are such a timeless gift option. We all have that one person on our list that we can never figure out what to get. Who doesn’t want a gift that they can use over and over?

    Why should we shop small this Christmas?

    Small businesses strive to survive and one of the biggest advantages they have over big retailers is the ability to provide a more personable experience. So why not cause some scandal this Christmas?

    Here are Scandal’s top Christmas present picks…

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    Trophy Wife in Rockstud Rose Gold

    This statement piece for your home is the definition of interior scent. With its stunning rock studded container you’ll be drawn in by its intoxicating blend of Ginger, Patchouli, Jasmine and sandalwood.

     

    Buy here 

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    Seductive Secrets in Diamond Chrome

    Who doesn’t love a secret? Scented with Lotus Blossom and Jasmine.

     

    Buy here

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    Bad Girls Club

    Meet our Bad Girls Club members, this wooden wick duo is available in a Gold Cloche scented with Playful Peony or a Purple Small Cloche scented with Damson Plum & Dark Rose.

    Available as a set or sold individually.

     

    Buy here

    Emperor’s Old Clothes

     

    Tell us a bit about The Emperor’s Old Clothes

    We’re dedicated to sustainable fashion working exclusively with vintage fabrics & end-of-roll remnants which would otherwise find their way to landfill. This also means that when you buy a new item of clothing you are adding another chapter to the story of each beautiful cloth. 

    Where are you based?

    Every item is handmade by our all-female team in our cosy Brighton studio. Packed to the rafters with beautiful vintage fabrics this is where the magic happens! 

    We’re passionate about ethical business. This isn’t simply about products and supply chains, it’s about the people behind the brand. Every member of our team is paid the living wage and gets the opportunity to develop their creative & technical skills in our friendly Brighton studio.

    Where can we find you?

    You can find our latest range of one of a kind clothing + accessories in our online boutique. You can visit us at Flock boutique in Brighton or you can visit one of our other stockists: Godiva Boutique in Edinburgh and Poot Emporium in Frome, Somerset.

    We offer design your own + bespoke services so customers can book to visit us for fittings and consultations.

    What makes The Emperor’s Old Clothes the perfect Christmas present?

    Our pouches, bags, and purses make great gifts for all ages. Lots of people buy them as gifts for their loved ones because they fall in love with the one of a kind patterns + prints.

    Why should we shop small this Christmas?

    We’re so passionate about shopping small! There are so many benefits to choosing to shop small + independent over the high street. Supporting small businesses helps to boost the local economy, creates more local jobs, it often means supporting innovation + sustainability and we’re sure you’ve heard the phrase that every time you shop small an actual person does a dance!

    Most of all you get far more originality for your money! By shopping small you can treat your loved ones to something truly unique that they will treasure.

    Here are Emperor’s Old Clothes top Christmas present picks…

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    Travel Pouches

     Our travel pouches are a firm favourite with customers young + old. They come in three sizes: laptop cases (13″ or 15″), tablet cases (perfect for ipad fans) + small travel pouches.

    Each one has a gold zip and quilted padded interior for extra protection. The outer fabric is handpicked from our range of vintage / end of roll fabric collection.

    Our pouch collection is perfect for keeping your valuables safe in your bag or suitcase, or double up as clutch bags to add a pop of colour or texture to an outfit. We recommend using them for laptops, tablets etc but our customers have told us they use them for everything including make-up bags, pencil cases and sewing kits!

    Buy here

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    Coin Purses

    Need somewhere to keep those precious pennies? This beautiful handmade coin purse is the perfect gift for those who like to travel in style.

    Lovingly hand sewn from scratch this gorgeous coin purse comes with an antique gold metal clasp.

    Buy here

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    Clasp Handbags

    Our clasp handbags have a brown leather style shoulder strap and fastens with an antique gold metal clasp.

     This beautiful handmade handbag is the perfect gift for those with a love of vintage fabrics and styles who are always on the move.

    Buy here 

    Hearts and Guns

     

    Tell us a bit about Hearts and Guns

    Hearts and Guns create unique pieces of clothing from beautiful vintage and limited edition fabrics with a contemporary feel. Focussing on fabrics such as lace and antique embroidery we repurpose forgotten textiles so that they can live on in fresh pieces of clothing.

    Where are you based?

    All our pieces are handmade in Brighton.

    Where can we find you?

    You can buy our pieces via our Etsy shop, at Flock in Brighton or from Poot Emporium in Frome.

    What makes Hearts and Guns the perfect Christmas present?

    Our pieces are the ideal gift for the free-spirited women in your life who are fans of one-off and completely unique items of clothing.

    Why should we shop small this Christmas?

    You should shop small because it is so much more personal. You are dealing directly with someone who has poured their heart and soul into creating unique items just for you! 

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    Silver Moon Sweater

    Oversized and slouchy, perfect for those chilly winter days or as part of your PJ set. Created completely from repurposed fabrics.

    Buy here

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    Cropped Vintage Tweed Jacket 

    This jacket fits up to size 12. This stunning piece with its sheepskin collar is perfect for layering your winter wardrobe and adding a touch of glamour to any outfit! Created from recycled fabrics.

     

    Buy here

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    Silk Velvet Kimono Minidress in Dusty Rose

    This dress fits up to size 8, other sizes available on request. This is a perfect party piece! The amazingly luxurious fabric drapes beautifully and the dress is a real head turner! Also available in Dark Olive.

     

    Buy here

    Brighton Lace

    And lastly it’s us, Brighton Lace. You already know about us and our hand made lace bralettes, knickers and vests. But did you know that they are all made by hand by us here in Brighton? Our beautiful sets are perfect for the special women in your life who love colour and celebrating every day. 

    Here are our Christmas present picks…

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    Scarlet Red Longline Set

     This set is a gorgeous, festive scarlet red with pink details. The longline bralette set is particularly good for winter because it gives a little more coverage than your traditional bralette.

     

    Buy here

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    Merlot Red Lou Lou Set

    The Merlot Lou Lou Halter Set has to be one of our all-time favourite pieces in the collection. It’s a real luxury set, handmade from a stunning and soft deep red lace. 

    This backless vintage-inspired high-neck halter top comes with lace ties behind the neck and back, so it’s pretty sexy!
     

    Buy here

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    Sheer Black Lou Lou Set

    This is the same as the Merlot Lou Lou – this time it’s in our stunning sheer vintage-style black lace!
     
     

    Buy here

    We hope you’re feeling suitably inspired…

    You can find out more about why we love shopping small in our blog post here.  Happy gifting everyone!

    P.s don’t forget small businesses often need a bit more notice to make, package and sent out your orders… so don’t leave it too late x

    Our Values – Ethical and Sustainable Fashion

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    We are proud to be an ethical and sustainable fashion brand and want our lacies and other pieces to be little celebrations enjoyed by women everywhere, without coming at the cost of the environment or its inhabitants.

    Fashion should be about empowering people, giving everyone across the planet a decent wage and working environment and using materials that cause as minimal impact on the planet as possible whether that is vintage materials like ours, materials made from post-consumer waste or new natural materials.

    This is why one of our values here at Brighton Lace is to create beautiful lace lingerie sets, tops and loungewear which are perfect for conscious women who care about how their clothing came to life.

    Being an ethical and sustainable fashion brand is incredibly important to us

    Our vision with Brighton Lace has always been to create feel-good lingerie handmade by empowered women, exactly what fashion should be. The sad truth is, a lot of what we’ve come to see as ‘fashion’ has been made under shocking conditions in factories around the world. Lots of companies outsource their clothing which means that even the fashion brand themselves may not even know (or turn a blind eye) to what extent garment workers are being exploited, allowing them to claim ignorance and take responsibility.

    This was brought to the public attention with the Rana Plaza Collapse in 2013, an event that shocked so many of us immensely and kicked many people into action to campaign about the way we produce our clothes including Fashion Revolution, a really inspiring organisation.

    A lot of this can be blamed on the increasing pressure for factory owners to produce cheap clothing at a ridiculous pace, this is why we are huge advocates of paying a fair price for slow fashion, steering away from fast-fashion and looking to beautiful products that have been crafted with the creativity and longevity that has been lost.

     

    What makes us an ethical fashion brand?

    Our business is based in Brighton, England and this is where our three women team design, hand-make, hand-dye and package all our pieces. Everyone involved is paid a living wage, and we are able to work in comfortable conditions doing something we love.

    Traditional crafts were moved away from the UK abroad and were blown up into large-scale production. Making clothes has become associated with speed, convenience and cheapness in a system that is exploitative for everyone involved. What was once seen as an artisanal, highly creative and skilled craft that was an integral part of local economies and community has been lost. This is something that we find incredibly sad.

    Everyone deserves to be paid an empowering living wage and their work valued in the same way. Choosing to buy handmade products like our lacies means that not only are you buying beautiful clothing you are supporting a creative skill, helping makers earn a living from a livelihood they are passionate about.

    We want to create beautiful lingerie that supports women to enjoy being themselves and our pieces are made with love and care, to be loved and cherished by the wearer. We adore creating slow fashion, taking our time to choose new designs, pick our beautiful colours and see our visions come to life in front of our eyes. You can follow this whole process on our Instagram @brightonlace where we’re always posting behind the scenes videos and pictures.

    You can also meet some of us in the flesh! Every Saturday Lou takes Brighton Lace to the Portabello Market in London!

    Our products are made in England and materials sourced from Europe This means that it is much easier to track all parts of our supply chain – making being a conscious business a lot easier this also helps us control our environmental impact too.

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    Why we’re a sustainable fashion brand too

    Sustainable fashion spans a lot of things including providing fair wages and having a positive social impact as mentioned above. It also refers to environmental impact too. The fast-fashion industry is one of the biggest pollutants in the world and one that comes at a huge cost to our environment. The impact is significant throughout the life cycle of many garments we’ve come to love including the production of the raw materials, the creation of the garment, how it’s used and cared for, and finally how its disposed of. That’s why it’s so important to keep materials and garments in the loop.

    In a recent BBC documentary where Stacie Dooley explores ‘Fashions Dirty Secrets’, she talks about a lot these issues including the terrifying impact the fashion industry has had on the Aral Sea. It’s definitely a must watch.

    We’re so inspired by the natural world around us and care deeply about our beautiful planet. Thinking about how much we are all polluting our surroundings is heartbreaking. This is why we try and be as zero waste as possible and reduce our impact as much as we can. There really is so much pre-existing material out there already – from second-hand clothing, to end of line and offcuts, all of which are sitting there waiting to be used. But, they do always say one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.

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    How our lacies come to life

    All our lingerie and other pieces are made from gorgeous remnant laces and vintage fabrics leftover from the British fashion industry. We’re proud to be reusing, recycling and saving these beautiful materials from going to waste – instead, crafting them into something beautiful. After we’ve found the perfect laces for our collections we then hand dye them here in Sussex in our specially chosen colour combinations and make them up. The best thing about using vintage materials and remnants is that our lovely lacies are not only environmentally friendly, they are also limited edition and completely unique.

    We believe it is a business’s responsibility to be more sustainable in their practices and allow people the options to buy beautiful things that don’t come at a cost to the environment.

    Clothing purchases have massively increased in the last few years – we’re paying less, buying more and only keeping things for a short amount of time. According to WRAP ‘on average, clothing lasts for 3.3 years before they are discarded or passed on’ to make way for the new.  A lot of clothing ends up going straight into landfill after only a few years of wear, a shocking fact when most clothing causes such significant pollution during its production. This attitude isn’t sustainable and is devaluing our clothing.

    We want to provide you with an alternative, handcrafting special pieces that you will want to love and cherish forever.

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    But how do you know if a company is actually ethical or sustainable?

    Ethical and Sustainable fashion has now become a buzzword that has been getting more and more mainstream usage. This is great in terms of awareness, but with so many big brands jumping on this bandwagon and claiming that they are sustainable, it can be hard to know who is genuine and who isn’t, this is called ‘Greenwashing’. ‘Sustainable fashion’ as a term is tricky because it can mean a variety of things.

    The most valuable thing a business can offer you is transparency, if a company is transparent in their practices then this allows you to make sure that they align with your values. Small independent businesses like ours that make locally and promote slow fashion are a great place to start, especially if you are able to meet the designers and makers in person. Find out more about why it’s great to shop at small independent businesses here.

    Remember, never be afraid to ask questions about where your clothes have come from, who they’re made by and how they’ve been made – if they won’t tell you, they’ve probably got something to hide.

    If you have any questions at all about Brighton Lace, our practices and our materials feel free to send us a message and we’ll be more than happy to answer them. Also, we know we’re not perfect and always looking for ways to improve and grow as a business, your feedback and ideas are more than welcome.

    If you want to learn more about ethical and sustainable fashion check out organisations like Labour Behind the Label and Fashion Revolution. Also, for more inspiration follow our favourite Instagrammers @storiesbehindthings.  

     

    AW18 Brighton Lace Lookbook | Lacies To Brighten Up Autumnal Days

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    We’re so excited to be able to share with you our gorgeous new AW18 lookbook. This season we’re introducing some beautiful new tones alongside our favourite Charcoal, White and Cornflower Blue laces … including  Dusty Rose, Cherry Pink, Fig and Guava as shown in our shoot below.

    Our limited edition vintage laces are hand picked by us from sources in England and Europe and are hand-dyed and hand-crafted by our 3 women team in Brighton, Sussex. We are always being inspired by the stunning nature around us – especially the soft, rich and vibrant tones of seasonal blooms and our favourite fruits. This is reflected in the colours we choose to dye our laces and this AW18 collection is all about natural, gorgeous tones.

    If like us you’re feeling wistful about leaving such a beautiful summer behind, don’t worry, our new tones have been chosen especially to inject a warmth and subtle vibrancy into greyer days.

    We all deserve to wake up to a little celebration every morning to help us feel positive, full of self-love and ready to take on the day. This is why we are so passionate about making feel-good lingerie to empower all you wonderful women and celebrate your natural beauty – both inside and out.

     

    DUSTY ROSE

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    This sheer longline lace lingerie set, in Dusty Rose is made from a vintage, semi-sheer French lace that’s scattered with intricate florals.

    The delicate rose tone of the bralette and matching knickers is particularly beautiful against the skin. With it’s flattering scallop-edged lace straps  and vintage-inspired band under the bust, this bralette has a comfortable and supportive fit, especially for those with a smaller bust.

    The pairing the longline bralette and matching high waisted knickers create a lovely feminine look and protects your tummy from the autumnal air.

    CHERRY PINK

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    How lovely is the creamy deep pink of our Cherry Pink bralette set Cherry blossoms are said to reflect femininity, sensuality and women’s natural beauty, and this tone is perfectly offset by the sweetest semi-sheer English Lace.

    This style of bralette is shorter, with a small stretch band under the bust for support. It also has adjustable lace straps so is practical as well as pretty. Our low rise panties are made to sit flatteringly on the hips enhancing your natural silhouette.

     

    MULBERRY

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    Our new sheer Mulberry set is the perfect choice for autumnal brides. This beautiful purple lace is an absolute favourite of ours this season. It’s soft, delicate and very feminine. The aesthetic lace detailing on the straps also adds an extra special touch.

    Our sets are hand-made from limited-edition vintage laces, so they are as special as the occasion. What we love about this style of bralette and panties is that they are practical for everyday wear too – so you’ll be able to wear them time and time again, reminding you of the joy and happiness you felt on your big day.

    FIG

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    The subtle tones of the smokey purple-grey of our Fig set are perfect for sleepy weekends snuggling up in a cosy cardigan on the sofa. This smokey purple lace bralette comes with a matching thong – a simple yet sexy set that has been designed to make you feel amazing both in and out your clothes. Our thong style knickers are designed to feel soft and delicate against your body and look perfect with our best-selling Tiger Lily Bralette.

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    CHARCOAL

    Charcoal is one of our all-time favourite colours – and we can’t get enough of the detailing of the exquisite lace that we’ve used to make the Charcoal Bralette and High Waisted Knicker Set. The weaving of beautiful florals across the sheer bluey-grey bralette and high waisted knickers is just beautiful and is perfectly complemented by the delicate scalloped edges that also run up the straps.

    BLACK

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    Go vintage with our boho sheer Black lace longline set with classic bra strapping. This one is perfect for every day wear.

    GUAVA

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    Our Guava Green Lace Lingerie Set is a vibrant, breath of fresh air – perfect for those who love colour. Green is associated with life, growth, and energy and this fruity tone will give you that ‘Va-Va-Voom feeling!’ to get you up and out of bed.

    This set has been handmade by us in Sussex from an eye-catching two-tone floral lace – a unique colour combination you won’t find anywhere else.

    For added comfort, we don’t use clasps on the back of our bralettes but all our lacies have a bit of stretch for a better fit. They are also incredibly smooth against the skin, which means you can wear your prettiest underwear, every day of the year.

    Whether you’re cosying up on the sofa with your favourite book, working, socialising or preparing for a special occasion, our lacies are designed to make you feel like the goddess that you are, whilst also prioritising comfort and support. A lot of people don’t realise this at first, but our lacies are actually incredibly soft and gentle against the skin, so are perfect for wearing any day of the week.

    We hope you love our new collection – we’d love to hear your feedback so feel free to comment below or send us a message over Facebook or Instagram.

    Love, Lace and Tropical Dreams

    We wanted to share with you this “Love, Lace and Tropical Dreams” collaboration we did with award-winning husband and wife photography team Virginie and Samuel, founders of SV Photograph.

    We don’t know about you, but the heat wave this summer has left us feeling sunkissed and blissfully content – like true boho goddesses prancing round in our lace sets. The dreamy shots below were taken in the tropical locations of Bora Bora and Moorea in French Polynesia and perfectly encapture that feeling.

    Virginie and Samuel are fashion and portrait photographers originally from France. Samuel was a Nurse and Virginie has a degree in Tourism and both were amateur, hobbyist photographers on the side. However, after one of the first wave terrorist attacks, they decided to give up their life in France and follow their dreams, making their passion their work.

    After gaining their first publication for an Asian Photography Magazine, they were firmly introduced into the industry and never looked back and their distinctive style of working is continuing to become more and more popular.

    They love working outside as much as they can and through their shoots aim to highlight the inextricable link between the physical beauty of humans and the natural beauty of the amazing landscapes that surround them. Free spirits who are grounded in nature, just like we are.

    Working in Moorea, Tahiti and Bora Bora for 4 years as wedding, boudoir and Commercial Photographers, the next stop for them will be Vancouver, Canada where they will continue to work with brands and shoot more incredible editorials and commercial photography.

    The first shoot was in Moorea in French Polynesia. Here they styled our White Lou Lou lace lingerie set and Sheer Peach lingerie in front of this incredible mountain range, and spotless beach. We can’t get over how you can lose yourself in these stunning views – the nomadic life of globe-trotting through the world never felt so tempting.

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    These next lot of shots were taken in the enchanting Bora Bora. We just love how they have encapsulated the wind whistling through the vegetation, and that combined with the stormy sky gives our Merlot Red Tigerlily Lace lingerie set a dramatic spin. The luscious green perfectly sets off the red of our hand dyed, limited edition lace.

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    The stormy theme continues – at one with the natural world, she lounges on the steps up to the hut in her Charcoal Sheer Lace Lingerie Set  looking out into the horizon. Hidden away from the rest of the world in this little pocket of paradise.

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    Back in Moorea again – these shots conjure up imagery of a greek goddess or woodland nymph. Dressed in our Black Lou Lou Lace Halterneck Lingerie set Maohi oozes the serenity and powerful happiness that comes with loving the skin your in and feeling totally at ease in your surroundings.

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    Emma explores the hidden waterfalls, pools and caves in the Nude Longline Lingerie set and Red Tiger Lily Lace Lingerie Set. We always say our lacies are like little celebrations every day, celebrating you and the joy of life – and we love how that our lingerie has become powerful, celebration of mother nature.

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    If you loved this shoot, you can find out more about Virginie and Samuel on their website https://www.svphotograph.com or follow them on Instagram @svphotograph.

    We absolutely love seeing you and your lacies in beautiful locations around the world, so tag @brightonlace in your pictures and we’ll feature our favourites on our feed.

     

    5 Ways to Wear Our Handmade Crop Tops

    Have you seen our limited edition crop tops floating around social media? We haven’t had much of an opportunity to showcase them yet because they keep selling out before we get to shoot them, but they’ve been such a success we’re going to be batch making them, starting this week.

    Each crop top is one-of-a-kind and totally unique. They are handcrafted out of beautiful vintage cotton, lace and linen remnants with pretty embroidered or applique detailing.

    By choosing pieces made from hand-picked vintage fabrics, not only are you helping to keep beautiful textiles in the loop you’re also buying a piece that tells a story and has gone a journey from the components materials to the final piece.

    Crop tops are versatile and perfect for summer. These are made from lightweight breathable fabrics the perfect pairing for a pair of washed out denim cut-offs or your favourite floaty trousers. From holidaying to festivals, our tops will take you from soaking up the sun in the day to summer nights drinking wine under the stars.

    Here are our 5 favourite ways to style them:
     

    The Cute ‘Summer Days’ Dungaree Look

    This first look is perfect for those of us who love wearing pretty, summer clothes but require something a little more practical for the day to day activities. The delicate straps mean that you can get a bit of sun on your shoulders and the light and airy fit will keep you feeling cool and comfortable all day.

    Team your crop top with a pair of loose dungarees or romper in a light fabric. The minty green and the delicate print of the crop top paired with the more tomboyish one piece gives the outfit a playful and relaxed vibe.

    The ‘Ready-for-Adventures’ Outfit

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    A strappy crop top teamed with a pair of loose fit trousers is a summer classic – ideal for summer adventuring! The best thing about palazzo pants is you can find different shapes and styles to suit your body shape plus they are super comfortable – we particularly love an elasticated waistband!

    Perfectly offset your tan with pale linen strap top. This one is a special one-of-a-kind piece made with a pretty vintage cut out panel. The best thing about these tops is that they can be dressed up or down.
     

    The Boho Maxi Skirt and Crop Top Look


     
    For the ultimate boho goddess chic, get floaty with this ethereal look that will take you dancing into the night. Simply pick your favourite long maxi skirt and pair with one of our cropped t-shirt style pieces.

    These two come with are made from vintage embroidered and lace remnants, adding intricate detailing and texture, giving this festival classic a unique spin. Crop tops are incredibly flattering when paired with a loose, high waisted skirt like this one, as they finish at the waistband, skimming the top of the hips creating an elegant silhouette and adding dimension to the outfit.

    We’d recommend this effortless and carefree look for summer evenings.
     

    The ‘Relaxed Weekend’ High Waisted Jeans and Crop Top Look

    Cropped and hemmed to finish just above the waistband, our crops are cut in a boxy style which looks lovely with a pair of low rise boyfriend jeans. We love the juxtaposition of the sheer, delicate lace with tomboyish denim.

    The top keeps the look light and summery and we’ve chosen fabrics and laces in earthy, natural tones – perfectly offset by a peak of a lace bralette in a similar shade underneath. Wear this outfit walking around the town, or on mild evenings exploring pub gardens.

    The ‘City Girl’ outfit

    You can also wear our vintage crop tops under a strappy dress to keep your shoulders out of the sun, or for when the days get a little bit cooler. This vintage white lace works really well as a layering piece and is a spin on the classic white t-shirt and dress combination.

    We love using these stunning vintage laces to make our crop tops and lacies. They’re all limited edition and totally unique, making special pieces you’ll want to keep forever. Simply add your favourite pieces of jewellery and you’ll be ready to stroll!

    We love to see how you style your Brighton Lace crop tops tag @brightonlace in your pictures on Instagram and we’ll feature our favourites on our feed.

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