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Another exciting giveaway!

***** Competition now closed – draw coming soon! *****

So, last week I was contacted by the lovely Laura, who works for Playful Promises, a lingerie brand based here in good old Blighty. She asked if I would like to come to their recently opened boutique, to have a nose about, do a review… and choose a lingerie set to give away to my wonderful readers! Since the last giveaway for Kiss Me Deadly was an unmitigated success with almost 500 entries, I of course jumped at the chance to offer you lot another set of frilly smalls! (In case you’re wondering, they also bribed me with a set for myself… not that I needed any bribing!)

So, last Thursday, I dutifully toddled off to the East End boutique at the top of Brick Lane (which was considerate enough to have opened around 500 yards from the chap’s residence), camera in hand. And here’s what I found!

The Playful Promises boutique is small but perfectly formed, with lingerie lining the walls and strewn elegantly across a big table in the middle. It’s sumptuously decorated in deep reds and pinks, with decadent black chandeliers and furniture, plus a vintage display cabinet for the till. The changing area was hidden by a lovely old screen. The window display was rather bare, but Laura told me it had featured a statue of the Virgin Mary underneath a neon sign that read, ‘Treat me gently, I’m a virgin’. They’d been obliged to remove her following several complaints from a local Catholic man who’d failed to see the humour! Poor old Mary.

The offerings at Playful Promises are more ‘Pin-up’ lingerie than strictly vintage. The bras are push-up and balconette rather than bullet, and the foundations are more for show than for actual cinching (though I did spot some What Katie Did Maitresse bras and stockings). That said, I was delighted to notice that the suspender belts all feature proper metal clips – essential to avoid stocking mishaps, as any vintage girl will know! So it’s not what I would describe as ‘boudoir lingerie’, designed to be seen on the body for minutes, and on the floor for hours….

Everything they produce is beautifully designed in gorgeous satin and lace, trimmed with frills and ribbons galore. It’s all just really pretty, from the designs, right down to the packaging. They have a line of ‘Candy Pants‘ in old fashioned sweet shop ‘flavours’ like Liquorice and Rhubarb & Custard. There are the Love Thyself knickers, with motivational slogans emblazoned across the bottom, and the Pin-up Girl Panties, which come in individual tins, decorated with classic pin-up girls wearing the very knickers inside. There are frilly pants, rockabilly girl pants, zodiac pants and weekend-packs of pants, all in vibrant colours and featuring cute embroidery.

They don’t just sell lingerie, either. Around the shop, you’ll find hand-picked jewellery, swimwear and little extras like eyemasks. All the little tins and tubes make lovely keepsakes, don’t you think?

But what about the part you’re all most interested in… the giveaway!

I’m delighted to say that I have an entire set of Ava lingerie up for grabs! Not just one or two pieces from it, the whole set!

Ava is Playful Promises’ classic Hollywood inspired set, in vivid red satin with white detail and stitching. It has a sort of Art Deco flavour, I felt, and I thought you’d all like it! The set comprises a padded push-up bra, a non-padded long-line bra, a waist cincher, a g-string and a pair of fuller briefs. The lucky lady (or chap) will receive one of everything to mix and match to your heart’s desire! That’s the exciting bit! Now for the boring bit…

The Rules!

To enter, leave me a comment below.

For another entry, you can retweet my giveaway.

For a third entry, post about the giveaway on your own blog! I want as many people to find out about both the prize and Playful Promises!

However, due to the popularity of my last giveaway and the fact I anticipate even more entries this time, I will be doing an automatic number generator to do the draw itself. No more faffing about with names on bits of paper! This means that each time you enter you must leave a separate comment. Don’t leave me one comment saying you’ve done all three things, as it will only be counted once! If you’re commenting saying you’ve retweeted or blogged, please post the link so I can check!

The bras come in sizes 32A to 36DD, and the cincher and knickers in XS (UK8) to XL (UK16). The latter do run ever-so-slightly small – I measured a large in the knickers. If you’re entering on behalf of a lady-friend, do make sure you know her size. And ladies too, no wishful thinking – I can’t promise that you’ll be able to exchange if you’ve ordered the wrong size.

This competition will run for one week, from midnight (BST) on 19th April (or should that be the 20th?) until midnight on Monday 26th. I will announce the winner on Tuesday 27th. It’s open to everyone, all round the world.

OK, I think that’s everything. Without further ado, I declare this giveaway officially launched. Good luck girls!

Fleur xx

PS. If you can’t wait until next Tuesday, or there’s anything else you fancy, the fabulous PP ladies have given me a special discount code, that’s good for 20% off, both online and in the store. It will only be live as of tomorrow (20th), so you’ll have to wait until at least then!

The code is ‘vintagegirl’. So do get shopping (tomorrow)! The boutique can be found at 136 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 6DG.



Hi Fleur, I'd love to enter 🙂 Thank you for offering such a gorgeous set to your readers!
I must admit I'm a bit of a phantom follower, so please don't hate me!
Love M


I'd love to enter. I've just been a lurker of your blog before, but I must say I love checking out your hairstyles for inspiration.
Thanks for the contest!


OMG OMG OMG I'm in love with that place! Next time I come to the UK I am going to go there!

Count me in!

vintage girl

Ilove Playful Promises lingerie. I have got one pair of Betty Page's style knickers. I would love to have Ava lingerie – it's sexy and flirty.


Ooooh! I own 2 sets of Playful Promises and have also given them as presents as they truly know how make good looking properly fitting bras.

I would love to enter!


Helloo!! Not to be greedy, but I've RT'd too! (only I don't know how to put the link here – sorry!)


Oh gosh!

How Id love to win this giveaway I have such a hard time finding cute bras in a 36dd let alone amazing ones like these that look perfectly retro.

♥ Miss 1949


Hello! Lovely looking stuff here, hope I win but I may buy something if I don't! Hope you're well! 🙂


hi Fleur thanks for the tip on how to enter your super giveaway, i have also retweeted, fingers crossed for the lovely undies !!xx iona xx

Beatrix Von Bourbon

What a beautiful and original lingerie set! It's refreshing to see vibrant, contemporary colours and geometric shapes set against vintage-inspired cuts in the Ava set!


Oh yay this would be SO fantastic to win. I am a big lover of sexy lingerie and the bf would LOVE it too hehee 😀

Jana K. White

Fleur you have such a great eye! These look like loads of fun, for both gals and their guys! Thank you for letting us play the lingerie lottery with you!


Hello lovely Fleur, enter me please! (feeling slightly deflated after not winning the name-a-dress-comp on Able Grable!)

Porcelina xx

Jessica Cangiano

Oh, how fantastically lovely! Few things perk a girl's mood up or make her feel subtly sultry all day long like wearing gorgeous undergarments.

Thank you for offering this marvellous giveaway, you're the sweetest!

Oodles of hugs,
♥ Jessica


Hello! I hope I can enter the contest! thanks for such a nice blog and giveaway! 🙂

a cat of impossible colour

Ooh, count me in! Sorry I haven't commented in ages – I have been reading assiduously, but never have anything useful to say. Congratulations on the cover of the latest issue of Chap! How exciting.


I'm all for entering! love the blog, btw (not just the undies ^_^)

just in case, my email is annalaura(dot)sloan(at)gmail(dot)com

Mosquito Head Madchen

Oohhh..!! I want them!! and they are really affordable so I must have a proper look at the online shop… the problem is I'm from Spain, so size changes and I've never buy anything in the UK so I'll have to convert it has accurate as possible in order to purchase thos precious items…!!!


You weren't kidding about an exciting giveaway! 🙂 How lovely…I would be so thrilled if I owned any of those pieces (much less all!) Thank you for the chance to enter.


I just found your site today and am having so much fun browsing around 🙂 I think I've found a new favourite hang-out!


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