Claire Pettibone Boudoir Session by Elizabeth Messina
November 10, 2011

What do you get when you place photographs by Elizabeth Messina alongside the prettiest of French lace, silks and embroidery a girl could ever dream of wearing? Well, my lovelies, you get the new Heirloom Collection that Claire Pettibone is debuting. Right here on SMP. And gorgeous doesn't even begin to cover it. I have to say, I am admittedly a little shy when it comes to all things boudoir. After all, my dad reads this blog (proud papa), so I tend to filter myself just a little bit. But I took one look at this lingerie collection and all shyness went out the window.. and I might have literally gasped out loud. Aside from being painstakingly beautiful, each piece crafted with careful attention to every intricate detail, Elizabeth has managed to bring the sheer beauty of the line to an entirely new level of gorgeous. So without further ado...feast your eyes, ladies. Oh and there's more here.

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From Elizabeth Messina...Known for her ultra feminine style, this new collection of hand-crafted lingerie by Claire Pettibone incorporates exquisite details using the finest couture French laces, Italian embroideries and silks. The designer has taken her love of vintage style to the ultimate level, literally creating heirloom quality keepsakes for the wedding night, honeymoon, and "happily ever after" to follow.

The collection consists of panties, bralettes, baby-dolls and dressing robes designed for flirtation and romance. “These are entrance making pieces created with couture fabrics and luxurious details,” explains the designer. Officially entering the luxury arena, the collection hearkens back to days gone by when a bride collected special lace and silk pieces for her bridal trousseau. “We have such a loyal following for my couture bridal gowns, I felt it was time to present a collection of heirloom quality lingerie. We are speaking to an exclusive, luxury client who desires something truly precious for her wedding night or special occasion, to set the mood and create a timeless memory,” says Pettibone.

The “Claire Pettibone Heirloom” collection is produced in limited editions, and each piece is presented on a satin hanger. Surely, a must-have indulgence for the avid lingerie collector, Heirloom holds many treasures for the true romantic at heart.

The collection was shot on location at the antique treasure-trove that is Fernald Mansion. The designer shares, “One of my favorite moments was when our model, waiting in-between shots while we opened the curtains for perfect light, began to play a gorgeous piece of classical music on the vintage piano…pure magic!”

Lingerie: Claire Pettibone / Photography: Elizabeth Messina of Kiss the Groom / Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Fernald Mansion / Hairpieces: Paris by Debra Moreland and Enchanted Atelier for Claire Pettibone