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Saturday’s Latest: Voluptuously Hip and Weekly Roundup From the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team

Happy Weekend! This week’s Saturday’s Latest features a new addition to the Etsy Virtual Bridal Team: Voluptuously Hip. Voluptuously Hip features handmade lingerie, including bras, (custom orders welcome, all sizes AA-HH 28-44) panties, and swimwear.

Here is a bit about Voluptuously Hip and about the owner, Ruth:
“I grew up on a small farm in northern Ontario, were all the ladies in the family were talented and creative. They were knitters, quilters and crocheters. They made the most beautiful quilts, sweaters hats, mittens and so much more.So I was taught to sew at a very young age. I loved sewing, I’d make aprons, pants, jumpsuits, pretty much anything. As I got a bit older I got away from sewing for awhile. But not for long.

When I had children, I got back into sewing, I made my kids Halloween costumes, coats, dresses, pants, pajamas, anything they wanted. So one day when my daughters and I were out shopping, for fabric, we came across some bra patterns.I had never dreamed of making my own bras! My bras were so expensive, I’m an odd size, a G34, so they are hard to find, the selection slim, and quite costly, and I still needed to alter the straps (cause they were always too long) when I got it home. So I bought the pattern and the things I needed to make my own bra. Within no time, I had put together my own bra!! Loved it, started sewing myself a new bra everyday. Then I made my daughters little bras, and my girlfriends bras. Then I made matching panties. One day my niece said to me “You should sell on Etsy!” And here I am! 🙂

Now I make Lingerie, Swimwear, Bras and Panties.
I want to add a men’s line.
I want to add a new Etsy Store with clothing, womens dresses, coats, skirts, pants etc. etc
I want to quit my day job and become a full time Etsy seller.
Selling my beautiful OOAK creations!
I love when people email me their compliments.
I love making and creating beautiful unique things!
The part I love most is, the things I have created are going all over the world!”

Here is a sampling of the gorgeous lingerie that Ruth has for sale in her shop. Please consider Voluptuously Hip for your honeymoon lingerie! Remember, Ruth can make one of a kind unique to you lingerie and swimwear that you won’t find on anyone else.

Now for the weekly roundup from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

‘Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team: Latest and Greatest Week of 8/18/12’ by ravengrrl

Check out the latest offerings from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team


Elegant Purple Ranunculus Wr…

$16.00

Red Coral Pearl Wedding Hair…

$6.00

Shiny bridal tiara headband …

$65.00

Origami Crane Lilies, Yellow…

$60.00

One-of-a-kind Criss Cross Pl…

$278.00

Fairy Wings Lollipop – Black…

$10.00

Wedding Chair Cover for Chia…

$60.00

Vinca Bohemian Gown – Custom…

$249.00

Bluebird Wedding Decor – Vin…

$14.00

Wedding Guest Book Box, pape…

$90.00

Vintage 50s Pinup Dress-Full…

$75.00

Day of the Dead WEDDING CAKE…

$40.00

Sky Captain Airplane Robot a…

$299.99

Bridesmaid Clutch – Bridesma…

$46.00

Antique Wedding Forks Cottag…

$50.00

Candle Chandelier handcrafte…

$250.00

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Etsy Virtual Bridal Show: Day 14, Lovely Lingerie (PG-13 rated post)

This afternoon’s post is all about bringing the notion of a good old fashioned lingerie shower back in vogue. Back when my sisters were getting married (80s), it was fairly common for there to be two bridal showers: one for household goods and another for some romantic and racy lingerie. When my eldest sister, my Matron of Honor and all around best buddy of the universe got married, it was a “come as you are,” but we’re going to surprise you and kidnap you out of your bed for a fun filled extravaganza. Okay, it was fun once you realized what was really going on, because those first couple of minutes are a bit jarring (especially to a nine-year-old such as myself).

Anyhoo, why not bring back the idea of a lingerie shower, especially for the bride that already has an established home? So, this year I decided that we’d add a bit of racy lace goodness to the show and we’ve added both vintage and handmade shops to our section that I hope will grow a bit in the next year. Enjoy!

I began the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show last year to support individual artisans and vendors and to provide couples with alternatives to the mass produced wedding finds out there is traditional stores. The bridal world is evolving and growing away from the expected and moving toward individual craftsmanship and DIY touches. What’s great about Etsy is that you too can have a handmade look to your wedding without sacrificing your fingerprints to your hot glue gun.

In addition to helping individually owned shops, I wanted to bring awareness to my chosen charity: Wish Upon A Wedding. “Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. Often, couples facing such situations do not have the energy, time, money, or resources needed to plan their wedding. Our organization takes care of all the details, offering couples a chance to relax and enjoy a very special day while surrounded by the love of their closest family and friends.” -www.wishuponawedding.org

Please note that donations are not required to view or for vendors participate in the show. This is my labor of love to bring awareness to Wish Upon A Wedding and my belief in supporting small businesses and individual artisans. If you feel led to help Wish Upon A Wedding accomplish their mission, please see Wish Upon A Wedding’s donation page.

Legal Mumbo Jumbo:
While I am a volunteer with Wish Upon a Wedding, Belle Memorie is not an official representative of Wish Upon a Wedding. In addition, Belle Memorie is not an official representative of Etsy or the vendors featured in the show. I have sought permission from each and every vendor featured to use their products and their photos. Please do not use these photos for personal gain or copy the designs presented. These products are the livelihood, passion, and intellectual property of each artist and to copy these items or to use them for person gain is both illegal and unethical.

Enter our giveaways (Deadline is 4/21):
https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-day-14-guest-books-and-alternatives/

https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-day-11-let-them-eat-cake-1-of-3/

https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-epic-day-9-bouquets-and-bouquet-alternatives-1-of-5/

https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-day-8-maids-dresses-and-a-big-giveaway/

https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-day-5-bridal-jewelry-2-of-3/

https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-day-5-bridal-jewelry-1-of-3/


https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-day-3-shoes/

https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-day-1-bridal-gowns-3-of-3

Empress Jade

Frantic About Frances

LoLeviLa

MadMak’s Closet

On the Inside

Pammy Sue Lingerie

Sandmaiden Sleepwear

Stefani & Sila Originals

Swoon

Theme Thursday” Burlesque Lingerie Bridal Shower

Planning a bridal shower when a couple has an established home can always be a little tricky. Most couples are living together prior to marriage and already have much of the typical household items. So, what to do for the bride that has it all? Spoil them with a lingerie shower!

Lingerie showers were really popular in the 80s. I distinctly remember being woken up one morning and kidnapped along with my sisters and friends for a “come as you are” lingerie shower for my sister and one of our friends who were getting married a month apart for one another. Once we realized what was up, it was a lot of fun, full of giggles, and the brides were able to fill their drawers with gorgeous lingerie sure to make for happy grooms.

There are a variety of themes that could be used for a sure to be a fun time lingerie party: pajama party, high tea, pin up, etc. My personal favorite is a burlesque theme. What separates burlesque from the rest? Lavish drop dead gorgeous frilly bits ripe with lace, bead, feather, etc. and a major dose of glamour. If you are charged with planning a bridal shower for the bride that already has everything, here is a bit of inspiration to start you on your way.

Invite: Woodlark Designs on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/93492910/pack-of-10-bachelorette-or-wedding?ref=sr_gallery_10&sref=&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=pin+up+bridal+shower&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=
Costume: http://www.simonsaysdressup.co.uk/products/The_Paige_Corset_Red-2556-144.html#
Cake: http://joscakes.food.officelive.com/CelebrationCakesGallery.aspx

Burlesque theme