I know we are all comfortable with buying clothes and accessories on the internet nowadays, but I still find it’s nice to have a personal recommendation or to physically see and touch and feel something. At least it is for me . . . and especially so when it comes to my latex and lingerie.
So I was really excited to discover two new (to me anyway) companies during my visit to The Great British Tatoo Exhibition recently.
I love latex, but for me it is just one of those items that I just have to see and feel so that I know it is right for me. It always looks so pretty and stylish in those on-line photographs with all those slim and shapely young models. But however much I may like the look, I am never confident if it would actually be “right” for me. So it was wonderful to discover that Honour had a booth at the show . . . and this “Glamour Corselette” immediately caught my eye.
Lilly, one of the charming young Honour girls, was extremely helpful and suggested a size that she assured me would be the perfect fit. And I’m happy to say she was right . . . it just felt so wonderful to slide into and I just loved the stylish little bow-tie. Sometimes latex can be difficult for me to easily get in and out of (my bumps are not in the right places!) but with a liberal sprinkling of talcum powder, or my “special latex-friendly body moisturiser”, I’ve never had any problems when I’ve worn it since. The shoulder straps are adjustable and it has underwired bust cups which just seem to fit so comfortably and make it feel as though it could have been custom-made especially for me.
Hubby was transfixed by lots of the other items on display . . . but I told him I WANTED “this one” . . . and I received lots of nice compliments when I wore it out to one of our club-visits recently. It has suspender clips attached at the hem (I have them tucked-up here for these photographs) so I wore it with simple black stockings.
And then imagine my delight when just two stalls along from Honour, I discovered the absolutely wonderful lingerie and swimwear of Buttress & Snatch.
I just LOVE clothing that is different, and fun, and stylish!!! And it’s not very often that I find all three of those elements combined. But finding the Buttress & Snatch stall was like discovering a treasure trove of all sorts of wonderfully colourful and intriguing garments that made me just want to stop and feel them all.
Hubby’s initial reaction was that the clothing seemed “out-of-place” at such an event and he wanted to lead me straight past. But I exclaimed that they “were all so sexy” . . . and I immediately fell in love with a pair of beautiful black lace knickers with a tassel-skirt attachment. “These are lovely, so unusual” I showed him.
Rachel, the wonderfully friendly owner, explained that the garments were all custom-made . . . normally to order, and that this was the first time she had exhibited at a show of this nature.
I was completely enthralled and enchanted by so many of the unique items hanging from her stall . . . they had an almost vintage, retro look about them, yet every item seemed to exclaim “I am a one-off, I am yours, no-one else will look like this”. Rachel explained that her company had been making lingerie for almost 15 years and that her garments had been worn by people like Madonna, Neneh Cherry, Kate Upton and Kate Moss.
But I wanted those knickers . . . before any other Kates (or Katies) came along!
And they are so lovely. They have this wonderful tassle-skirt which can be worn at the front (see my picture above) for those more “modest” moments . . . or reversed to cover one’s bottom (as in my photo below) and display the delightful sheer black lace at the front, and . . . encourage me to wiggle my bottom more!
I just LOVE them . . . they make me feel special . . . and unique, whenever I wear them.
And even better for me having met Rachel, albeit very briefly, I immediately felt at ease in her company and knew I was talking to someone who has a passion for what they do. I love her story (Our Way) and the history of her Buttress and Snatch.
I’m sure I will ordering more from Rachel’s sewing machine very soon.
So, if like me, you like something a little different and unusual . . . I certainly do recommend you explore both of these exciting Latex and Lingerie companies.
Buttress and Snatch.co.uk
The Modesty Rider:
I realise, of course, that there are already thousands of long-established Sex Toy Reviewers and Review sites . . . most of whom will be far more adapt at explaining all the technical details and specifications of things. But for me sexy clothes and lingerie . . . and sexy toys . . . are all about adding a little fun and excitement to things. So that is how I tend to approach my reviews and videos!!! Just to explain “how it was for me” in a fun, and light-hearted, way without taking things too seriously! Chances are that if something makes me giggle and tingle and feel good, it will score higher on my Modesty Rating.
Xxx – Katie