Interview with vintage lingerie designer Jenny Mearns

Today it’s lingerie designer JENNY MEARNS of Brighton based Frantic About Francis and she’s urging us all to release the inner Marilyn MonroeAnd looking at this picture of Jenny we think she’s certainly released hers!

Phtoto of Jenny Mearns

‘I think there’s a pin-up girl pouting inside us all’, says Jenny.  ’To let her out, simply compliment yourself, believe in yourself, and know that you are amazing, no matter what anybody else thinks, your opinion is the one that counts. If you think you look a million dollars, everyone else will too.  And, Hey Presto, your inner Marilyn is released’.

Jenny Mearns has always loved 40′s and 50′s movies, she loved the glamour and the style.  After studying historical costume design Jenny started working in another Brighton based lingerie boutique, She Said.

‘And that’s when my love of pin-up really started  as staff were encouraged to dress the part in seamed stockings, red lippie and vintage hairstyles. 

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Is this the perfect Royal wedding anniversary gift for Kate?

This is more of a ‘tip off’ than a Tuesday Tip!  This beautiful Royal Jubilee corset ‘Regally Donned’ is a Limited Edition and orders are flooding in.

Photo of Frantic About Frances Regally Donned Corset

The bespoke set consists of a beautiful fully steel-boned corset, and frilly burlesque knickers. Retailing at £250, this set won’t hang around for long. Do your bit for Britain, and ensure you look pin-up pretty for the Royal Jubilee!  Wear it again for the Olympic games.

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