Marc Jacobs, Me and Lingerie

With designer Marc Jacobs leaving the luxury goods firm Louis Vuitton to focus on his own brand with a spectacular funerary finale at Paris Fashion Week, the remembrance of how brilliant his reign has been came to the fore. Pre-Jacobs I would never even have looked at the Louis Vuitton label, renown for its emblematic travelling bag; and never could I have been so besotted by a collection like Jacob's AW2013 one for the brand. So I am now having to scour relentlessly worldwide: consignment, eBay and private addresses in order to find it at a price more in keeping with my fash-patched pocket! 20131005-130100.jpg

When money fails, it's time to dissect the look, but keep the essence. This has got to be one of my FAVOURITES - the teasing silk peep of the teddy under a heavy workwear v-neck. Trop boudoir - a naughty gamine look!

KMD (seen above) has a pink and black version of the Cherie teddy with either black or ivory trim and is made from stretch silk.

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For those of us that feel that showing so much skin in winter might mean constant trips to the beautician for wax  (even though I do know the best. See my piece on wax), this could be a safer look. Again, it's gorgeous. Any piece of lush lingerie in cream silk can be worn either under a heavy winter coat, or a little heavier piece worn belted over a camel cashmere jumper and pencil skirt. Raine & Bea's Lili gown and slip are both made from 100% silk and really work this look perfectly.

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Although it's really sad to see Marc go, I am really looking forward to seeing him let loose under the auspices of his own house. All hail Marc Jacobs!