04 November 2012

Lingerie Sunday: Made by Noemi "At Pirate Sea"

Since I have deleted my tumblr*, I decided Magical Lingerie Hour will have to live on in other ways. So I have a lingerie pinterest, and I'll be doing a Lingerie Sunday post whenever I feel like it.
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For the uninitiated, Magical Lingerie Hour on tumblr was me posting my favorite lingerie-related images, favorite lingerie sales, reviews, and spontaneous giveaways of lingerie to my followers for an hour late at night whenever the mood struck. I'm very fond of lingerie and the lingerie blogging community and it was fun to celebrate femme-ness while de-stigmatizing the idea of lingerie just as this sexual thing you put on for other people. I think lingerie is a really wonderful method of self-care and appreciation no matter who wears it and buying a cute set and parading around the house in it always makes my day, night, or whenever. For a lot of girls (and dudes! and people who don't identify as either!) I know that underwear can be a really boring thing you buy when nobody else is looking just to get it over with but I like to treat it as a reward and make a ceremony out of femmeness.

Both illustrations are from this blogpost on Ching Shih.
So! For this edition of lingerie Sunday I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone and introduce you to a new collection I'm obsessed with for obvious reasons: it involves asian pirates, bad bitches, and lingerie. Made by Noemi's new collection "At Pirate Sea"  was inspired by an Asian pirate named Ching Shih.

She was originally a prostitute but she married a pirate captain, and when he died she took over his role, married his son and made him captain . She lead 1800 ships and more than 80,000 pirates were under her command. She was fearless and disciplined her men with strict rules and castrated any man who would commit rape. Thus, a bad bitch of the utmost extent. I love her.


Noemi describes this collection not as a direct (and predictable) interpretation of a pirate lifestyle, but as something deeper inspired by the toughness of the job and something earthbound. "For the collection I wanted to avoid the classical pirate wine-red-corsett-with-puffy-white-shirt feeling and instead go deeper into the dirty rotten sea colors. I don’t imagine the life on board as glamorous but rather tough and humid. The palette for the collection spins around earth colors and the materials mixed between heavier velvet and delicate mesh and lace."


I really like her interpretation, it's feminine but in a very wearable and comfortable way. You don't have to like lots of lace and froufrou to be into lingerie, and I think this collection represents that wonderfully and makes something that is at once both really pretty and really comfortable to wear. 


All above items available here, photography by Ceen Wahren.


So that concludes the first post of Lingerie Sunday. I'll be conducting interviews of my favorite lingerie bloggers & designers & other things in future posts, including sales and giveaways. What is your fav lingerie brand, if you have one?