ophelialingerie

a blog about the making of lingerie

Month: January, 2015

skinspired

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Sketching is a moment when time stands still, when impossible becomes possible, when imagination is king.

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The power of a boob

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Madame grès by Ophelialingerie

A woman’s breast seems to contain some magic.

You can hardly visit a museum without seeing some of these painted or sculpted wonders. In every time and age, artists have been inspired by this womanly feature.

There is often talk about men being obsessed with and woman being reduced to them. But let’s not forget their beauty. Breasts exist in all forms and sizes and they are is not only attractive for men.

I personally find breasts entrancing and have dedicated my work on making them as comfortable and lovely as possible. Their uniqueness influences my aesthetics constantly, resulting in lingerie as a surplus, not a cover-up.

Meet the inspirations

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Art – Louis Reith (http://louisreith.com/)
Necklace – Lobogato (http://www.lobogato.com/)

I hope my new collection will be inspiring, but it is definitely inspired. After deciding on skin as the main theme for the silhouettes,
I found this artist I grew to love. His geometric softness is like lingerie on paper.
Please meet Louis Reith.

What also keeps inspiring me are the twenties, les années folles. No decade better owns its frivole modernity.
I am drawn to this idea of skin like undies, overworn with partially transparent blackness.