Bring some luxe into your lingerie drawer with Voila Le Velo
You may be surprised but we haven’t had time to update our wardrobes for Spring. Can you believe it? The Fashion Month sure has been keeping us busy and a revamp is much needed.
To celebrate the beginning of Spring we are looking to bring in a breath of fresh air not only to our wardrobe but to our lingerie drawer. Can you think of a better way to step into the Spring/Summer season?
We all know that feeling when one little purchase can brighten your whole day and this season, we look no further than Voila Le Velo. Handcrafted underwear brand by Francesca Dallamotta; chemist turned lingerie designer!
When Francesca moved from Italy to London, ever the land of opportunity (sorry New York), she realised the true potential of her favourite hobby and gave up a career as a chemist to set up Voila le Velo. Now living in a mews flat in East London this designer has achieved her dream; to create a bespoke, handmade in London underwear brand, with locally sourced and ethically sound materials.
Speaking about why she decided to take the leap: “I started designing and sewing panties that I wanted to buy but couldn’t find anywhere. I mix love, passion and fun to create lingerie I couldn’t find and couldn’t live without”. Here at Your Coffee Break we adore the beautiful, delicate floral designs. Using delectable prints from Liberty London, the lingerie is both pretty and suggestive; a treat for yourself that your other half will love too.
Whilst we’re not quite ready to don SS14’s hyper florals with the weather so decidedly dull, we love the idea of a secret bit of spring under our winter layers. The girly polka dots, retro stripes and gingham prints are the very epitome of British springtime, evoking a lovely sense of nostalgia. Breathable cotton fabric and cute detailing make this lingerie a dream to wear and they’re the perfect pick me up for a cold day. Feeling naughty? Voila le Velo offers a range of sexy black numbers too. Try these sheer polka dot panties with yellow and black lace ties. Absolutely gorgeous.
The secret to Francesca’s success? “I design what I love,” she told us. Francesca creates beautiful pieces that you just cannot find anywhere else. A rather lovely aspect of the collection is that all the pieces are handmade and personally quality checked by Francesca herself. Yes, every single one! We really admire the dedication to high quality and locally sourced products, which includes prints sourced from Liberty London. But don’t just take our word for it; Etsy gave Voila Le Velo a five star rating with a wide range of customers who keep coming back for these pretty knickers!
Alongside the delectable knickers, Voila Le Velo also offers a range of swimwear. We love the Riviera bikini, its gorgeous nautical style is perfect for lounging in the sun. Now if only we could get hold of a yacht and Leonardo DiCaprio…
Find out for yourself why everyone’s talking about Francesca’s sultry masterpieces at http://www.voilalevelo.com/
Also available from Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/VoilaLeVelo