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Check it out! Lourdes Leon with her mumma @madonna wearing Sasha Louise Latex thank you @madonna for supporting small brands you have no idea how much it means to me!
This image was taken at the @alexanderwangny after party last year.
Supporting small brand goes further than you will ever know, one it blows our fucking minds but also keeps us doing what we're doing (even if we're currently on a break).
Image: Billy Farrell, David X Prutting/BFA.com
I've been MIA for a while now can you guess why? I moved to Australia! 8,845 miles from Berlin From 1 degree to 35 degrees, major shock for this English girl.
So running away is a bit dramatic huh?! I planned, saved and was beyond excited about getting on my flight! 24 hours later I'm on the other side of the world . . . wait wtf . . . other side of the world and I wake up thinking 'what have I done!?'
I got to a point with my company, and the companies I freelanced for, where I needed to stop and get some well needed perspective on what I was doing and where I wanted to go. I've been working my fucking ass off my whole life to get this point, to get to a point where I can support myself doing what I love, be my own boss but 8 months ago it came to ahead. I had to say out loud that working this way was killing me, physically and mentally. I fell out of love. This is no exaggeration when I say that when I landed in Australia I felt like I ran away from a serious long term relationship, I was utterly heart broken.
Freelance is hard, having your own small business is fucking hard. You NEVER get paid on time, having to hustle money around so you can pay your bills on time, sitting at your computer typing email after email chasing YOUR MONEY! Begging people to send you your money for work you have done, looking at your bank account thinking FUCK how can I make this work this month?! Supporting yourself on your passion doesn't mean sipping champagne on boats (though I would never get on a boat anyway, has no one seen titanic!) its hard. Working 7 days a week, missing family and friends events because you either have a deadline or your so fucking tired that you get in the shower fully clothed because your so fucking tired your head doesn't work any more! Making everything and fitting a meal in between gluing seams. Don't get me wrong there are positives, but what I am trying to get at is the negatives were shadowing on the positives... hard.
So I decided to move to Australia. I'm blessed that my younger sister, who just so happens to be my best friend, is traveling around with her fiance, who I just so happen to love to pieces, FUCKING TRIPOD MATE! (they're the beauties in that slide show)
So remember at the beginning when I woke up thinking 'what the fuck have I done?' well I'm getting perspective, I'm getting inspired again, I'm reading, I'm saying Hi to Sasha again. I have had about 3 meltdowns so far but I haven't had one for a while (they call that progress) I miss working, I miss making but this will make me come back fresh, happy and bang out some killer designs for you lovelies!
WATCH THIS SPACE !!
Beyond love to you all!!
Keep updated with me on this blog, I need to work a little bit ;)
Morning Madonna is a dedicated lingerie blog started by Laura out of the frustration of not being able to find reviews of lingerie styles that fit her aesthetic and size.
I contacted Laura to collaborate on a look book for my new lingerie collection, I really loved Laura's ethos and love for small brands. I was drawn to her natural fresh approach to photography.
Below is an interview with Laura,
Why do you love lingerie?
Lingerie is evocative and can alter your mood in the subtlest of ways. For example, a simple jersey set can bring you comfort, an all black set can make you feel powerful and yet a soft lace set can invoke romantic notions. It's another form of expressing yourself and I love that it can be hidden away or on display for all to see.
Your brand message?
While I feel my brand is always developing further, my core ethos from day one is that lingerie isn't solely for the male gaze and their pleasure, nor does it need to be kept for special occasions and only worn very rarely. Lingerie should always be about the wearer, regardless of who has the pleasure of seeing it.
Values that your blog has?
Two core values of my blog are to know that there is a difference between a want and a need and to shop ethically where you can. If spending less on your needs means you are able to live your day to day life without worry, that's understandable. However, I do believe when it comes to wants you should try and shop responsibly. If you are able to save enough to invest in a few ethically and ecologically responsible products, you can still make a difference.
What do you think about latex?
I love latex and subverting it into outfits to wear out. It makes me feel powerful, much like the comic book villain that I long to look like. I love experimenting with layering the net pieces, such as the halter top or the net bodysuit. By doing so, not only do I look fierce but they allow my outfit to stand out from and grab the attention of others.
My blog link is www.morningmadonna.com, Instagram handle is @morningmadonna Twitter is @morninmadonna
Gary Nicholson for photography. www.garyndesign.com Social media @garyndesign
Net and flower net lingerie up and ready for you now :)
All handmade by myself all to order, let me know what you think or have an questions on ordering.
Much love Sasha x
How amazingly beautiful are these images!! I love how Andre captures women, and love more how beautiful they are in my clothes :) LOVE!
Photographer: Andre Titcombe
Stylist: Gabrielle Stival
Hair: Louise Plews
Makeup: Dominic Skinner
Photographer’s assistant: Liberty Dye
Model: Dominika Robak @ Leni’s
All the pieces available on this website are made by me and magic! JK I do drink a lot of coffee though does that count as a little bit of magic?
I get asked a lot about the fabric and I always hear people saying 'oh its laser cut' . . . . No laser machine up in this bizz, its all handmade by myself old skool huh! I have been completely in love with couture techniques my whole life and think making clothing by hand is really special. Ok its just clothes but from the makers point of view its pretty sick to see a fully wearable garment after working on it for days from drawing and figuring out the pattern, creating the fabric and putting all those pieces together.
My net and flower latex is hand created individually from its raw state, then I trim it and glue it together to make what you see in my shop. I've been making these pieces this way for the last 7 years and no one piece and be created the same way so each piece is completely individual to the customer.
Just a little bit about the process of Sasha Louise
A concept store in Center Berlin, The store is full of independent designers.
I work here as well as selling my clothing here, if you want to make an appointment for a custom piece contact the store on 03022361206
A little throw back. The day I found out she wore my dress, I was just finishing work at Kim West and we were talking outside the shop about how crazy the outfits worn by Gaga from her Art pop press tour were and how the press samples I sent to Gaga's stylist were way to tame for her tour look.
I headed home and thought one cheeky last google. . . . and there in a tiny News feed picture I saw some net latex! Legit shouted 'Fuck Yeh!' out loud on the London bus (which you would think would evoke a reaction from people, but its a bus in south London) And then I called Kim, my Mum and my sisters, you know to brag about how cool there big sister is!
I found out that this dress is no in an exhibition at the Hard rock hotel which is pretty fucking cool!
POP UP INSTALLATION
I am a designer on Arcane Gallery, Arcane Gallery is a curated selection of designers and lifestyle products that celebrate sexuality through the highest quality materials and most beautiful design. We aim to focus on ethically sourced materials and eco-friendly designers so all products can be enjoyed guilt free.
Arcane has joined forces with One by One store, for there first ever pop up!
So to get your lovely hands on to Sasha Louise latex in London head down to;
70 BERWICK STREET, SOHO, W1F 8TA
I'm so excited for this collaboration!!
SNEAK PEAK! Because I love you all <3 New skirt coming in the new year along side a new collection. This skirt is lined with cotton till the zip end.
Crop top, pencil skirt and black lace up heels. Add some big hoops earings if your feeling it!
'It's maybe a women thing but as you get older you start to realise that you are enough, on your own. And it isn't to say that none of what I did before wasn't me, its all me, these were all my fantasy collage's of the different parts of myself.' - Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
I'm all about a casual day look. So when I have shit to do its layers and a big hoodie plus its cold here in Berlin.
Baggy pull over hoodie paired with an oversized white t-shirt, thermal leggings and my latex net belt skirt. Adidas trainers and Obey beanie.
How I ended up in here . . . . . .
I came to Berlin for a weekend for a friends Birthday, Berlin had never been on my radar as somewhere I wanted to go and the extent of my knowledge of Berlin was from History in school. In November Berlin is cold as fuck, I hate the cold but I fell for the city in 4 days (like in all great love stories!) It wasn't one thing it was just being here felt good there is an ease to the city.
So April I'm in a pub in Kingscross having a conversation with my flat mates friend and we start talking about Berlin and she tells me she's been there so many times and if she didn’t have to consider her partner and her new Job as a Teacher she would move there in a heartbeat. I'm listening to this and thinking, I don't have a partner and my job moves with me so why don't I move there?
Sitting on a London Bus I saw these billboards about how London is getting so expensive and the decrease in quality of living in London. So I text my Friend Dionne and wrote 'Wanna move to Berlin with me?'
3 Months later we landed in Berlin 3 suitcases each and it was 38 degrees! July in Berlin is fucking Hot!
I love Berlin it is a smash up of my home town of Hereford and London. And I started cycling for the first time since I was 15 (even though everyone thought I couldn't!)
I recently watched Dave Grohl's south by south west keynote speech from 2013 and I think he's fucking great!
This interview is inspiring and frank. Defiantly worth checking out irrelevant of your choose artistic expression.
We say its this clutch bag! and matching phone case! and matching card holder!
THATS RIGHT NOW WE DO ACCESSORIES AND WE ARE IN RUBBERY PHONE CASE, CARD HOLDING HEAVEN!
In the wonderful croc print you've seen on Sasha Louise leggings and skirts before, but in a new shiny on matte, black on black, the clutch bag is perfect for a night out, and the card holder is great for oysters!
These items, like everything here at Sasha Louise, are made in house, so the phone cases are available for any phone (not just for the iphone carriers out there!), just let us know the make and model. Shop the range here
We're super excited about these new pieces, and so in love, we hope you love them as much as we do!
Sasha-Louise can now be found stocked alongside other fab emerging designers on Wolf & Badger!
Wolf & Badger is a brilliant 'retail concept' with an online store, and a number of boutiques stocking the best and most exciting new designers around (like SashaL obvs!).
Its brilliant to be acknowledged and supported like this, and be able to see Sasha-Louise growing before our eyes, having a new platform to sell on means we will be reaching people we may not of if it wasn't for this great online space!
-Also currently the only latex brand on the site, team Sash is winning all over!
CHECK IT OUT!!
BORING PEOPLE.. and perhaps many others, but hey your a big girl and you can do what you want!
Smart doesn't have to mean 'blah' and boring, here is just four little looks to give you an idea on how you can wear your favourites from Sasha Louise mixed up with high-street pieces for some sexy rubbery secretary vibes!
- This look one is my favourite so we'll talk that first, this net shirt will look really sleek tucked into some highwaisted wide legs, with these supe cute mules poking out! Dont forget to put a simple, yet statment top underneath to keep things PG!
2. For a summery look try the pink flower pencil skirt, with a white shirt tucked in (a shirt dress like this T by Alexander Wang is a good length under the sheer skirt!) and a light pink duster coat will look fab all layered up. Another pair of mules to finish this look off because who doesnt love a mule!?
3. This latex flower print top is so light and soft, it would look great with some sassy culottes and even sassier statement heels like these from RiverIsland!
4. I like to call this 'I'm a little summery but you'll never take my black away' cause that Moschino 'Cheap-and-Chic' jumper is just so cute! channel your inner bumble and keep it comfy in some sensible flats, or don't, heels would look really good with this too!!
See how wearable!? Just click the pictures and they will take you to their page, hopefully this has given you guys some inspiration!