Ultimo Lingerie x Raindrops of Sapphire

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Ok, so this is something entirely different to anything I have ever done before, but being a fashion blogger means that I’m always about pushing my boundaries and trying to create new things. I was contacted by one of the UK’s leading lingerie brands, Ultimo, with an opportunity that I didn’t want to pass up! They are a brand that I respect and admire, plus they have some fantastic lingerie for all sizes. I got the Ultimo Va Va Voom Bra and Brazillian Knickers set and at first, I was quite nervous about the whole situation, but lots of people reassured me that really, underwear is not that different to a bikini or swimwear, as long as it’s tasteful and classic, which it is.

These photos were taken this weekend and I know it’s quite a step out of my comfort zone, so I would love to know what you think! Isn’t the set gorgeous though? I’ve never had a bra with satin straps above the cups before, it’s definitely a unique touch that I love! It’s absolutely gorgeous! This Va Va Voom Ultimo set is now in the sale too, so if you like it, you can get it by clicking here, but you can read my review on the pieces just below.

Both pieces run true to size for UK brands (it’s very different to the US sizing as I believe the UK runs smaller), so I took the same size that I am in La Senza or Ann Summers, which is a 34DD, but in comparison to my Victoria Secret size, I take a 34D, depending on the style of course. That should clear any sizing issues up for you! The bra itself is really nice though, it has great padded support and it is push up, so it gives a really nice silhouette. The knickers to match are also really delicate and lovely. I know lingerie and underwear is a huge part of every woman’s life, we wear it everyday like men wear boxers of briefs, so with that being said, I decided to share these photos with you, despite being nervous. Please do let me know what you think though!


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Written by Lorna Burford / Photos by Adam York

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45 Responses

  1. karen July 8, 2014 / 11:52 am

    You look lovely and the photos are very elegant and classy, well done.

    Are you sure you are wearing the right size bra though? You are so very slim and I think a 34 back may be too big for you. You should checkout http://www.fullerfigurefullerbust.com and http://www.curvywordy.com for great advice about getting the right size bra x

    • Lorna July 8, 2014 / 11:56 am

      Thanks Karen, yeah I am actually measured at a 32, however I hate the feeling of being restricted or anything tight around my rib cage, it feels horrible, that’s why I choose to go with a 34. I can’t handle the 32 and how it feels.

  2. Adam July 8, 2014 / 11:52 am

    Very nice photos, artistic and classy.

    • Lorna July 8, 2014 / 11:55 am

      Thank you Adam!

  3. Diana July 8, 2014 / 1:30 pm

    I don’t know if you remember me. You commented once on a blog post of mine, but nice job! These are some amazing shots. I actually have been nervous in the past about shots like this. I actually passed one up a year or two ago. Now, you make me realize that it’s just underwear. So, next time something like that happens I won’t make the same choice.

    • Lorna July 8, 2014 / 1:37 pm

      Hi! Thank you so much! That’s really kind of you. Don’t get me wrong, I was apprehensive and very nervous about it too, I almost didn’t do it, but I am glad that I did! I think if it’s done arty and classy, it’s ok, it’s no different to bikinis! I’m glad it inspired you!

    • Lorna July 8, 2014 / 1:55 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m really glad you think so!

  4. Jen July 8, 2014 / 2:25 pm

    Beautiful post Lorna. You look amazing :) And the photography was really classy :)

    • Lorna July 8, 2014 / 2:39 pm

      Thank you so much Jen :) I’m so glad you like it :)

    • Lorna July 8, 2014 / 3:10 pm

      Thank you so much Sarah!

  5. amy July 8, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    You did a great job with these pictures. It can be so hard to set out of are comfort zones.

    • Lorna July 8, 2014 / 3:24 pm

      Thank you so much amy!

  6. Christina July 8, 2014 / 4:17 pm

    Lovely set! They are great pics, very appropriate for a fashion blogger you go girl!!

    • Lorna July 8, 2014 / 4:33 pm

      Thank you so much, I’m glad you think so!

  7. ali July 8, 2014 / 4:57 pm

    Wow, Lorna, not only a perfect figure, but an absolute gem. These photos are so artistic, so tasteful and classy, I adore the underwear,you look absolutely amazing. xx

    • Lorna July 8, 2014 / 5:02 pm

      Thank you so much ali, I’m really glad you like them! It seems like it’s going down quite well!

  8. Amarantine July 8, 2014 / 10:26 pm

    You look fabulous! I agree with what others have said about the back size though…I was wearing a 32DD for ages before I found out I should actually be wearing a 30E (28F in some brands!)…know what you mean about comfort though! Either way, gorgeous pictures and gorgeous lingerie…nice knickers (and bras!) are so important aren’t they!

    • Lorna July 8, 2014 / 10:31 pm

      You are lucky to have boobies that big, lol! Yeah, I do fit a 32E, but it’s not comfortable for me and I hate it, so I much prefer to go up one size for the back and be at ease, I feel like I’m being suffocated otherwise and everything digs in and leaves marks. It’s not nice. The cups fit perfectly for me though in the size I wear, I’ve been fitted numerous times and there’s no problem with the cups, I just can’t deal with he tightness around the chest. Thank you for your compliments though!

  9. David July 9, 2014 / 12:06 am

    Simply Lovely! :) damn what I adore you! Strong of you to make this kind of photos, butt were is the ass shot!? :)

    • Lorna July 9, 2014 / 12:15 am

      Thanks David :) And no butt shot as I don’t really deem that classy :)

  10. David July 9, 2014 / 12:45 am

    So the VSFS is not classy? Angels walking and showing their ass’es? I can show you many ass shoots in lingerie thats classy! ;)

    • Lorna July 9, 2014 / 12:51 am

      Lol, ok, it’s not really my style then, better? :)

  11. David July 9, 2014 / 1:15 am

    How do you know? Your ass is insane? ;) why not let the us decide? ;)

    • Lorna July 9, 2014 / 1:23 am

      Maybe next time, who knows.

  12. David July 9, 2014 / 7:27 am

    Sounds good!! :)

  13. Karsten July 9, 2014 / 11:49 am

    Lorna, I’ll have to admit that it has never struck me to suggest, or even imagine, you to do lingerie posts.
    This must have been waaay outside your comfort zone to do. So I can only compliment you for your courage and self-confidence here.
    And of course, I love the photos. They emit a feeling of sweet romance, delicate beauty, and a tender almost supernatural sensuality. Photos to fall in love with :-)
    Especially the bra, with its extra strap on top of the cup, really compliments your curves and adds this extra little touch of sexiness. But everything is done with taste and elegance, respecting both you as a woman as well as the sensibilities of your readers.
    On a technical note: The black/white photos seem a bit dim and one-dimensional in their lighting, and struggle to really show off the wonderful lighter-than-air textures of the lingerie pieces. But this is minor stuff.
    As usual, Lorna; you’re the best !!!

    • Lorna July 9, 2014 / 7:14 pm

      Thanks Karsten! That’s kind of you to say so, it definitely was outside of my comfort zone, but I’m trying to eliminate that comfort zone as much as I can now really, try out new things! The lighting was not great, you are right, but that’s what you get living in cloudy England and using indoors when there’s no professional lighting, ha ha :)

  14. Simera July 9, 2014 / 5:00 pm

    Beautiful shots hun. I really like how the pictures turned out. Very classy.
    Beautetude

    • Lorna July 9, 2014 / 7:13 pm

      Thank you Simera!

  15. Holly July 10, 2014 / 6:06 am

    Wow you look incredible Lorna!!
    I love the lingerie really classy and chic!
    xo Holly xo

    HollyDolly.

    • Lorna July 10, 2014 / 11:47 am

      Thank you so much Holly!

  16. Mike July 10, 2014 / 5:53 pm

    Very elegant, yet sexy look. Not every woman can pull this off. You’re a true rose.

    *faints*

    • Lorna July 10, 2014 / 5:54 pm

      Lol, thank you Mike!

  17. Sophie July 10, 2014 / 6:55 pm

    Is that the h&m kimono you posted a while back? You know I went and purchased that thing. Its super super pretty, but I’ve yet to wear it. I made a mistake and overestimated my size, so its a bit long for me. I should have sized down and it would still be loose, light and airy, but the right length. Why am I sharing all of this. I’m not certain.

    • Lorna July 10, 2014 / 6:57 pm

      Ha ha, yeah it is the H&M Kimono. I sized down to a size 6 I think as Kimonos always tend to run big, sorry yours doesn’t fit!

  18. jazzy elizabeth July 10, 2014 / 9:12 pm

    Love these! You look incredible ,classy and classic, not too much at all.

    • Lorna July 12, 2014 / 2:43 am

      Thank you so much jazzy!

  19. shamuboo November 5, 2014 / 2:58 pm

    Those are beautiful pieces, dear! Great selections and they work for you so well. Very bold of you to take these and I was impressed by you overcoming your feelings to do so. Sometimes things are just not as taboo as everyone wants you to think they are :) I do notice the absence of your lovely face which I suppose it a symptom of lingering nerves. While the intense sexual wow of your gorgeous butt shots always guarantees amazing things, my very best times with your pictures are when that beautiful face is present. So that second shot of you, in amazing repose, was certainly the one from this set for me :) The lips, that exciting belly and those panties all added together to make something wonderful for me! Another great recommendation, thanks again so much!!! Wishing you a superb week lovely lady!

    • Lorna November 5, 2014 / 3:07 pm

      Thank you very much. Yes I didn’t show my face as I wanted them to be arty, I did show my face in the other lingerie photo shoot with Ann Summers though, as that one was shot differently.

      • shamuboo November 6, 2014 / 5:58 am

        Yes, that other lingerie shoot was actually the one that brought me back to your blog. I had commented before and felt like I was being a bother (all my own issues, nothing you did) but I had to take a chance once I saw those, especially the last shot. Are my comments still OK?

        • Lorna November 6, 2014 / 11:23 am

          I don’t mind you commenting at all, just try to keep them clean as a lot of people read the comments, some of them are younger as well, so I try to keep this a nice environment for everyone :) :)

          • shamuboo November 7, 2014 / 6:02 am

            I completely understand and will certainly abide by that. Never wish to be a menace. I just wish there was a way to leave you safe comments here and more fun ones somewhere else. I enjoy being open with you so much I am really going to miss it!

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