Sonata Dolls up Home Show in London

Sonata Home Show

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“Russian designer Sonata Rapalyte set the runway alight with an ultra-feminine collection of lace, satin and chiffons.”

by Michelle Broomes. Photos by Chris Mansfield.

The Ideal Home Show at Christmas was the ideal place to be this November 13 – 17, 2013. A spin off from the more familiar, Ideal Home Show, this Christmas exhibition took place at Earls Court Exhibition Centre in the heart of West London.

The show hosted around 650 exhibitors with an estimated footfall that was set to reach over 85 000 and featured eight themed sections including Fashion & Beauty. Ultimately, the show was designed to be the ultimate one-stop destination for Christmas shoppers. I had the pleasure of attending the Wednesday show and was not disappointed. With “snow” carpeting the entrance to the building and Santa’s sleigh parked out front, I left with a keen sense that Christmas is coming!

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“The show stopper, by far, was the sensuous, heady and jaw-dropping collection by Sonata Lingerie.”

And if, by chance, you were wondering what party dress and underneaths to wear for the holidays, then the Fashion & Beauty section provided some dressing up solutions. In fact, the catwalk show was the place to be, where the latest Autumn/Winter trends were flaunted.

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The live Christmas Catwalk show was sponsored by luxury car mogul Lexus and the show was as lux as the car that was on display next to the stage. Held under the theme Models of Diversity the event showcased the beauty and talent of models of differing ages, dress sizes, and ethnic backgrounds.

Names like Soboye, Dea (London) and Audre Nicole made their presence felt on the catwalk but the show stopper, by far, was the sensuous, heady and jaw-dropping collection by Sonata Lingerie.

Sonata Home Show 1

Russian designer Sonata Rapalyte set the runway alight with an ultra-feminine collection of lace, satin and chiffons. Sexy sets as well as luxurious lace body suits in a soft palette were paraded down the runway, some with tantalising corseted backs fit for a front cover heroine.

Models dazzled the eyes in see through floral garland styled lace body garments that fitted and flattered every curve and left very little to the imagination. Sensational sets in pink, turquoise and gold and the richly coloured Elektra set in navy and fuchsia- with its semi-ribbon back panties- injected sparks of colour into this very pleasing collection.

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“And though such glamour might come at a price, I can honestly say it looked worth every penny.”

However despite these infusions of colour, for me, nothing topped the black ensembles. They boosted the overall sensuality of the collection. One black babydoll was a gorgeous billowing teaser and a black demi cut bra and knickers set an intensely sexy contrast on the model’s silhouette. Oh la la.

Luxurious thigh length robes of delicately cascading lace added to the high end feel of the collection.

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With strings of French lyrics wafting over eager onlookers, it felt as though we had been momentarily transported to a fashion show in Paris.

The star of the show, though, had to be the signature piece known as the Stardust, a sparkling cobalt blue bodysuit with red carpet appeal. This stunning garment deflected light as it clung to its curvaceous wearer. Paired with sexy black stilettos this piece looked fit for the glitterati. And though such glamour might come at a price, I can honestly say it looked worth every penny.


About the Author

Michelle Broomes

Michelle Broomes

Name: Michelle Broomes aka Shelly
Bra size: bigger than you’d imagine!
Email address: shellybroomes@thelingeriejournal.com

Favourite lingerie brands: Panache, Bravissimo, Curvy Kate, Freya. These, in my opinion, are built to carry weight.

Bio: In my early years I was always known to be an “academic” because I was good at the books and always got really good grades in school. I’d never been really good at anything practical until I became a lingerie fitter. Now I talk about lingerie nearly all the time and -ask my hubby- I am a fierce critique of bras and the like. Throw in matching knickers, jewellery and heels and I’m in lingerie heaven.

Lingerie philosophy: Well fitting lingerie is always sexy even if it’s from the bargain bin!

 

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