Getting Steamy

Getting Steamy

SusieLau-3>> When pretty and thoughtful lingerie designer Araks asked me to snap away for her A/W 11-12 lingerie lookbook that would also include contributions from her 'circle' (a very wide one at that…) of friends, I was most delighted.  Especially since it involved using a disposable camera, the sort where the flash looks like it might break at any moment and you get that pleasing sound when you turn the film advance wheel. 

At the time, I was slightly limited with options as I had precisely three days to shoot Araks' pretty A/W 11-12 things which included a lovely maroon pyjama set, aa stripy top and shorts combo (left) and matching orange bra and knickers on my trip to Reykjavik in Iceland.  A trip to the Blue Lagoon partially saved the day as did cavorting around in our teensy hotel room trying to arrange lingerie in an interesting way amongst MDF furniture and questionable curtains.  In the end, the humble bath tub did the trick for laying out all my own orange bits and bobs (Prada furry thing, Wonderment leather collar) with Araks' orange bits and bobs to create an imaginary 'You've Been Tangoed' figure.  AKA my version of beach attire where layered lingerie and faux fur makes complete sense only to me.   

The rest of the lookbook can be seen on the Araks blog and consists of contributions from designer Richard Chai, model Coco Young, Kim Hastreiter of Paper Magazine and director Gia Coppola. 


By Gia Coppola…


By Lisa Spellman…


By Richard Chai…


By Casey Nesitat…


By Kim Hastreiter…


By Coco Young…



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  1. Kazuko

    2011-07-01 at 10:28 AM

    super! and your prada furry thing – i am so jealous every time i see you wearing it. back then i already knew that those furry prada cardis, pullovers and coats would be great forever, but i couldn’t afford them. you’re so lucky you snagged one of those pieces!

  2. Mila

    2011-07-01 at 10:45 AM

    Cute combination!

  3. Andy

    2011-07-01 at 10:59 AM

    I like to design clothes that you wear

  4. Tran Thu Hang

    2011-07-01 at 11:11 AM

    I looooove your blog Susie!!!!
    Interesting mix: fur and lingerie!

  5. Kate

    2011-07-01 at 11:17 AM

    Coco Young, all the way 🙂

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    2011-07-01 at 12:31 PM

    Lovely photos and lingerie. =)
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  7. Onetwothreedraw

    2011-07-01 at 12:45 PM

    Love the post Susie, but can I ask where your swimsuit is from? I love the shape and have bene on the lookout for a perfect swimsuit for upcoming hols 🙂

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    2011-07-01 at 2:11 PM
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    2011-07-01 at 5:44 PM

    Very beautiful blog.
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  10. D

    2011-09-06 at 1:59 PM

    Ha, can’t say you’re wrong. movie leather jacket Just need to get my head around this.

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