Sunday, December 30, 2012

Best of 2012 at Belle Mode

Best of 2012 at Belle Mode

Best of 2012 at Belle Mode by nickel1209 featuring chantelle

As a customer you may be wondering what some of our "Best Selling" bras are at the store.  We have decided to give you that information in the best way possible, however, we would like to remind you that just because a particular bra is great for many people, doesn't mean that it will be the best bra for you.  Enjoy your read ...

Everyday Underwire Bras w/Lining A-D Cups
1. Natori Sheer Mesh Convertible Bra
2. Wacoal La Femme Contour Bra
3. Chantelle C Paris Contour Bra

Everyday Underwire Bras w/Lining D+ Cups
1. Montelle Pure Plus Full Coverage Bra
2. Panache Porcelain Moulded Bra
3. Prima Donna Perle Underwire Bra

Fancy Underwire Bras w/Lining A-D Cups
1. Natori Feathers Contour Bra
2. Chantelle Rive Gauche T-Shirt Bra
3. LeMystere Heather Y-Back Bra

Fancy Underwire Bras w/Lining D+ Cups
1. Le Mystere Isabella All Over Lace Bra
2. CLEO Jude Moulded T-Shirt Bra
3. Harlequin Capella Underwire Bra

Everyday Underwire Bras Unlined A-D Cups
1. Wacoal Halo Lace Bra
2. Chantelle Hedona Minimizer Bra
3. Wacoal Body By Wacoal T-Back Underwire Bra

Everyday Underwire Bras Unlined D+ Cups
1. Chantelle Hedona Minimizer Bra
2. Wacoal Basic Beauty Full Coverage Bra
3. Wacoal Awareness Full Figure Seamless Bra

Fancy Underwire Bras Unlined A-D Cups
1. Chantelle C Chic Sexy Demi Bra
2. Eberjey Anouk Underwire Bra
3. Elle Macpherson Stocking Stripe Bra

Fancy Underwire Bras Unlined D+ Cups
1. Elle Macpherson Cloud Swing Underwire Bra
2. Chantelle Cashmere 3 Part Cup Bra
3. Prima Donna Twist A La Folie 3 Part Cup Bra

Non-Wire Bras
1. Coobie One Size Strappy Scoopneck Bra
2. Calvin Klein Naked Glamour Wireless Contour Bra
3. Spanx Bra-lellujah Wireless Front Closure Bra

Strapless Bras
1. Wacoal Red Carpet Strapless Bra
2. Panache Porcelain Plunge Strapless Bra
3. Chantelle Sublime Invisible Strapless Convertible Bra

Petite Bras
1. Wacoal Embrace Lace Push Up Bra
2. Lula Lu Petites Kira Lace Push Up Bra
3. The Little Bra Company Lucia Convertible Push Up Bra

Padded Push Up Bras
1. Elle Macpherson Bare & Bold Push Up Bra
2. Wacoal Embrace Lace Push Up Bra
3. Josie Natori Posh Push Up Convertible Bra

Sports Bra
1. Panache Full Busted Underwire Sport Bra
2. Natori Yogi Convertible Sports Bra
3. Moving Comfort Vixen Sport Bra

Sunday, December 16, 2012

All Beauty Products 20% Off!

Beauty products make great gifts for us ladies!  No need to know anyone's size, shape or style.  Chose to gift her with the gift of beauty this year with some of our top selling products from:


Visit our ONLINE STORE FRONT in order to recieve 20% off all BEAUTY PRODUCTS until 12-18

(All products will be shipped out immediately and will make it to you for Christmas)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Celebrating Some of Lingerie's Leading Ladies

A pin up girl is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as popular culture.  The fad of pin up girls was the first time that lingerie was shown in the media and was a huge advance in sexual revolution giving women everywhere more power.

Here are some of our favorite pin up girls:
Betty Grable - American actress, dance, and singer
The number one pin up girl of the WWII era and undeniably the most famous and popular pin up girl of all time.  Betty Grable, was most celebrated for her beautiful legs and iconic bathing suit posters.  After the war, Betty Grable became the highest paid female in America, earning about $300,000/year.

Bettie Page - American model turned pin up girl in the 1950's
Often referred to as the "Queen of Pin Ups," her jet black hair, blue eyes and trademark bangs have influenced many artists.  Her photos featuring fetishism and bondage, shocking at the time, opened up the doors to an early sexual revolution.  Instead of pouting, she made sexiness seem fun seducing the world with her natural smile.

Rita Hayworth - American dancer and film actress
Appeared in 61 films in 37 years and became one of the most requested pin up girls during WWII making dark red hair a popular fad during that time.  She was best known for her musicals such as You'll Never Get Rich and Cover Girl.

Norma Jean Baker aka Marilyn Monroe - American Actress, model, and singer
Starring in a number one successful motion picture in the 1950's and early 60's, Marilyn Monroe became the most iconic blonde in Hollywood and the very first cover girl for Playboy Magazine.

Betty Brosmer - Highest paid American model of her time period
Known for her blonde locks and stunning curves, she was a favorite among photographers and the American public as she appeared on over 300 magazine covers.

Gina Lollobrigida - Italian actress, photo journalist, and sculptress
"The world's most beautiful woman" is what they called the sex symbol of the 1950's.  She appeared in many films throughout her career making her one of the most popular European actresses of the 50's and 60's.

Veronica Lake - American actress and pin up model
Best known for her blonde "peekaboo" style hair updo and difficulty to work with on set.  Haunted with several broken marriages, a mental illness, and alcoholism, Lake lived a challenging adult life.

Jayne Mansfield - American actress in film, theatre and television, a nightclub entertainer, singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates
Sometimes referred to as the "working man's Monroe," Mansfield was a major Hollywood sex symbol of the 50's and 60's publicizing her own personal life and publicity stunts.

Heather Renee Sweet aka Dita Von Teese - American burlesque dancer, model, costume designer, and actress
Helped re-popularize the burlesque performance and became the most well known modern day pin up girls in the '90s band '00s when the this movement was revisited. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Diamonds are a Girls Bestfriend ... but so is a good pair of shapewear!

Our friend, the most iconic blonde in Hollywood and pin up queen, Marilyn Monroe had this concept down pretty darn well

Every girl should own a few pieces of shapewear in her wardrobe.  Almost every female celebrity wears shapewear when attending red carpet events in order to give them curves in all the right places.  Smoothing out the lumps and bumps, slimming down some excess weight, as well as lifting and accentuating areas that need more "ooomph."

Shapewear is similar to bras in a sense in that different styles are meant for different body types and have different functions, such as shape different areas.  There are over hundreds of styles of shapewear out there, it can be hard to figure out exactly what you need for x, y and z.  We suggest you go talk to a professional about what you are trying to achieve in order to find that perfect piece for you.

Since the year 2000 when Spanx hit the market shapewear has become one of the most popular sought out items at both of our stores.  Spanx is the new Kleenex to tissues.  Explanation:  when customers come in they approach our sales associates asking for Spanx when they really want shapewear.  This says a lot about the empire that the infamous Sara Blakely has grown in just over a decade.  However, Spanx is not the only brand that manufactures shape wear and was far from the first!

Before shapewear hit the market women often times used corsets and girdles:
Corsets - Worn to hold and shape the torso into a desired shape for medical purposes. However, the fashion industry caught on to the flattering and slimming look that corsets gave while still showing off those feminine curves.  Slimming the body and making it conform to a fashionable silhouette - lifting the bust area and slimming the waist area.    

Girdles -  Originally meaning belt, the girdle replaced the corset in popularity in the 1920's and were an essential garment for women to wear until the 1960's.  A girdle slims the buttock, stomach, thigh and torso area.  Girdles shape from the bottom up and do not cover the bust area.  (Spanx and other shape wear on the market have been known to be the modern day girdle)

Although we love our Spanx at the store, we also love the other shape wear brands that we carry and suggest that you all look into them as well.