What Katie Did are a British company which specialise in faux vintage lingerie, corsets and seamed stockings. Founded in 1999 they are at the forefront of faux vintage design and are most famous for their often imitated bullet bra which was launched in 2004 (the first company in the UK to re-introduce the bullet bra). Made using original 1950's pattern they are as close as you can get to the original.
W-O-W.... i just see on fashion dreamers (and fellow blogger http://www.fashiondaydreams.blogspot.com/) twitter updates of Paris giveway so obviously i had to check it out!! and what a prize it is too.... 2 Eurostar tickets!! for those of you who know me you heard of my disappointment when the trip to Première Vision was cancelled. i have never been to Paris and was planning to go for my 21st but as i thought i may be going with my uni I decided to go to Valencia instead (see previous post). Fashion Dreamer hasn't made it easy by asking the indecisively tough question
"What would you do on your little break to Paris, if money were no object?"
A: Well where would i start...... First of all I would have to stay at the indulgent Ritz, of course in the prestige 'Coco Chanel suite' where i would suitably have to pay homange to the great lady herself and adorn myself in the finest Chanel tweed suit, with the acessories to boot a vintage chanel 2.55 and of course some half tint sunglasses to strut through the lobby like a celeb! Dinner at Relais Montmartre and then on to a show at the Moulin Rouge. By day we would search out all the little boutiques and vintage haunts with the boy and of course a personal shopper with a chauffeur. We would visit all the sites on a champagne tour of the Champs-Elysees, The Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Trocadero, the Opera Garnier, the Invalides, the Concorde Square, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Vendome Square, Montmartre (Sacred Heart, the Place du Tertre), the Louvre,the Madeleine Church... maybe splash out on some priceless art to take back home and get some lavish gifts from Boucheron for f&f. If money was no object i'd arrange for a private tour of the Eiffel tower, romantic dinner and to be able to turn on the illuminations myself. A sunset cruise down The Seine would top it off with an on board party!! perfect..... well we can all dream
if you fancy yourself winning two tickets to Paris (I mean why would you not) go check out Fashion Daydreams and have ago at answering your own 'money no object' trip!
Fleece Tulip Skirt- American Apparel £27
I'm was ecstatic when I saw that the Lingerie Post Blog had featured some of the new What Katie Did collection after I emailed them last week during my press work experience. I had done my first ever press release for the company so it was nice to know that it did the job so to speak. I was feeling slightly overwhealmed of taking the role in Head Office as Press officer as Clare who works in the London Boutique who currently deals with all the press has done fantasically well as of late with features in Look, Grazia and VOGUE!!! Most recently there
What Katie Did specialize in ‘faux vintage’ lingerie and corsetry inspired by designs from the 1940s and 1950s. The label is having a great year with prestigious new stockists including Liberty of London, the succesful launch of the What Katie Did Gold Label and huge sales successes of their Glamour shapewear range.
Here’s the scoop on What Katie Did’s Autumn/Winter ‘09 line!
For A/W09 What Katie Did have produced a range of sophisticated sumptuous lingerie to relinquish and flatter every figure. Josephine is based around a striking cheetah print that was designed in house and is exclusive to What Katie Did. It’s enliberty ough to cause a case of jungle fever!
Josephine is available in cup sizes B to F, and dress sizes sizes 10-18. The range comprises an underwired bra, corselette, suspender belt and two styles of knicker. RRPs range from £15 to £65.
Release your Inner Showgirl with What Katie Did’s opulent range of Marie Antionette inspired corsets which combine serious shaping with decadent trims and frills. Spiral steel boning is used to shape, whilst the balconette bustline enhances and pushes up the breasts.
Showgirl corsets are available in reduced waist sizes 18” to 30”. Retail prices range from £175 to £189.50.
Lulu is a 1950s style lingerie set made from black powermesh with black lace over red satin panels. The orginal range was launched in AW06 and this season we’ve revamped it adding a corselette, girdle, underwired bra and thong to the range. Lulu is available in cup sizes B to F, dress sizes 10 to 18. The bullet bra, suspender belt and knickers are available now with the remaining items being launched in early September 2009.
This fall sees What Katie Did celebrate 10 years of lingerie design and a book featuring a retrospective of their work is due to be published in September. We’ll obviously be keeping you posted.
Like a sale? Check out WhatKatieDid.com, they’re having one!