The Kiss of Frilliness

The Kiss of Frilliness

>> Steve has an ongoing joke that I have a love of indulging in chats about "periods, stickers and boys…" in that exact order.  No, it's not of course some misogynistic attack and actually, he'd be right to a teensy weensy certain extent, in that I have on occasion indulged in chats about periods, stickers AND boys… and when you throw in my shameless love for images like these, I can't really blame him for believing in my utter girly girl ness and my sticker-loving tendencies.

Rita Saardi's new collection "Waiting to Be Kissed" is perhaps for the unabashed lovers of frou frou, flowers and yes, maybe a few puffy stickers and boys too (though of course, it goes without saying, you may be waiting to be kissed by girls…).  In this set of polaroid images from the collection, I think the core essence of the collection is most deftly expressed… the diaphanous quality of the pieces, the array of sheer fabrics, , the emphasis on lingerie that is dying to be exposed, the exaggeraged floral adornments, the fem-fem colours and above all, the utter and unapologetic romanticism that Saardi herself isn't afraid on overdosing in (see her blog that covers lomo images of Montmartre, Orphelia, cotton candy, Feist and other frilly, frothy things…).  


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  1. Heather

    2009-12-08 at 6:41 PM

    Beautiful romantic photos.
    BTW, I gave you a shout out on my blog post today. 🙂

  2. Vicki Lee

    2009-12-08 at 6:53 PM

    omg! they’re beautiful!

  3. Make Do Style

    2009-12-08 at 6:53 PM

    gorgeous array of girlyness but fabulously frou frou not sickly in nay way.
    Oh to waft around in this manner during one’s period!

  4. MORE

    2009-12-08 at 7:08 PM


  5. mar

    2009-12-08 at 7:35 PM

    im dying
    so beautiful
    im a girly girl, u know..

  6. J'aime

    2009-12-08 at 7:57 PM

    These are gorgeous and are so feminine. The texture looks really soft and light, I am in love. It sort of reminds me of the dress Juliet wore in Romeo and Juliet, for her mothers party.

  7. Ganymede Girl

    2009-12-08 at 8:28 PM

    Wow these are all so beautiful. Amazing beaded neckpieces too.

  8. Brigadeiro

    2009-12-08 at 9:34 PM

    G O R G E O U S ! ! !

  9. Elyse

    2009-12-08 at 9:53 PM

    OMG!!!!!!!!! too pretty for words!!

  10. Isabel

    2009-12-08 at 11:52 PM

    Ahhhh, these are marvelous!

  11. B* a la Moda

    2009-12-08 at 11:54 PM

    WOW! This is creative and designer lingerie and not other things… I love this genuine style. I am not sure if it will be very comfortable though… 😉
    B* a la Moda

  12. emily ma

    2009-12-09 at 3:45 AM

    very beautiful and innovative

  13. emily ma

    2009-12-09 at 3:45 AM

    very beautiful and innovative

  14. emily ma

    2009-12-09 at 3:45 AM

    very beautiful and innovative

  15. emily ma

    2009-12-09 at 3:45 AM

    very beautiful and innovative

  16. roxy

    2009-12-09 at 6:44 AM
  17. Sweets From Strangers

    2009-12-09 at 11:36 AM

    As a girl tt’s almost worth all the pain and trouble of periods just to be able to run around in this sort of ethereal pink frilliness.

  18. constance

    2009-12-09 at 11:36 AM

    Oh wow, I am in love with these photos, they are stunning!

  19. Kathryn-Louisa

    2009-12-09 at 9:53 PM

    Amazing photos, so pretty and feminine, I want them all!!

  20. Mila

    2009-12-10 at 11:05 AM

    I usually hate girly romantic looks but I must admit that this designer make me think twice, I really like those pictures and I’m not a girly girl. She’s got it all perfect. Me want some xxx

  21. Styloholic

    2009-12-10 at 2:43 PM

    WOW these are extravagant to the extreme I find them diabolically feminine well balanced between romantic and modern, the neckpiece is to die for!!!

    • Marlee

      2015-01-12 at 8:23 AM

      That’s a clever answer to a tricky quoiestn

  22. Modeflux

    2009-12-10 at 8:57 PM

    This is almost enough to make me like frilly things!! So delicate yet vibrantly strong.

  23. Gabriela

    2009-12-11 at 9:04 AM

    I find it interesting that so many women explain that they don’t usually like feminine romantic stuff!!! Why is it so, have we been refusing this side of our femininity in order to fit in the new society, or is it just something as simple as the fact that none of the young designers is doing it in this modern way anymore??? I find Saardis work extraordinary… Loving every delicious part of it.

  24. Kiss

    2009-12-13 at 10:31 PM

    Beautiful beautiful work as always Miss Saardi, can’t wait till this babe hits the stores want a piece of her dreamy world now 😉

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