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Very often, my pick for lingerie of the week is a set or item I cant just stop thinking about, and todays choice is no exception. Aubade is a French luxury brand thats perhaps most famous stateside for their annual lingerie calendars, but the label is seen by many as emblematic of French-style lingerie (right up there with names like Chantal Thomass, Fifi Chachnil, and Simone Perele). Aubades LEnsorceleuse bra set has all the whimsy of Spring without being dependent upon florals, pastels, or bright colors. Its springtime lingerie for people who still prefer black (like me).
According to Aubade, this bra inspired by Frida Kahlo and Mexican art, which I thought was an interesting detail. Im no artist (Ill need to page my friend Lingerie Lesbian for her viewpoint on this), but what intrigues me most about this statement is that a brand has been inspired by Hispanic art without being derivative of it or making a mockery of it. Its a bit like Lou Paris Folie Douce bra set in that way. When I met with the brand, they said it was inspired by the designers trip to India, and that experience was translated into a French aesthetic, but in a way that didnt come across as cartoonish or cliched. In light of the fact that many brands still rely on ethnic stereotypes for inspiration, I think theres a valuable object lesson to be learned here.
At any rate, as I said, Im no artist, but I do appreciate when traditional silhouettes and materials are touched with a little something different. And Aubades LEnsorceleuse absolutely fits that criteria for me.
What do you think of this set? And have you had the opportunity to try Aubade before?
Author: Cora Harrington