a blog about the making of lingerie

Month: November, 2014

My breasts and brain thank you

We are celebrating the 100th year of the bra! As far as I am concerned this is a most joyous event in our history.

The bra was invented as a solution for the restrictiveness of the corset, because women wanted to be able to move. This eagerness to dance is something I can only support. Unfortunately, even today, woman still feel captured. While reading articles about this impactful event, everyone seemed to have something bad to say about the bra.

As a lingerie designer I see a challenge. Let’s make sure the bra’s next birthday is one without the backtalk.
So to all you bra-wearing, -loving, -admiring creatures, do not hesitate to comment your thoughts about this crafty invention.


When a man loves a woman

Ophelialingerie for ine

Designing lingerie as a present from a man for his woman, is a privilege. I love capturing
the romance and tenderness of their relationship.
This design was a result of such interaction.

There were three keywords I chose for this design: softness, stylish and mystery.
In my opinion, these words describe the beautiful wife I made it for.

As a result the silhouettes play with visibility and light.
The slipdress shows of some beautiful lace in a very delicate way,
while the silk kimono invites you in with his see-through seams and back-window.

ophelialingerie for ine2
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ophelialingerie for ine3

One more for the seats in the back

rachel gruijters for ophelia lingerie

These photographs are too good not to share with you.

I wish they were to be published in a magazine, because they would look even better on paper.

(So Kwintessens, if you are reading this…)

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Remember Rachel Gruijters

rachel gruijters for ophelialingerie

Remember the artist/friend I wrote about? Remember me telling you that she was extremely talented?

Well, she did it again.
With her camera-magic she elevated Ophelialingerie to a new level.

Enjoy these pictures and then enjoy her website www.rachelyves.com



atelier Ophelialingerie
I emptied my atelier in Antwerp, packed my things and arrived in Paris.

If anyone asks, I am ‘créateur de la lingerie’.