Thursday, December 19, 2013

Celebration Time


I have my Business Certificate and I'm celebrating with bubbles for one! sounds a bit sad, but no, firstly it's an absolute scorcher in Adelaide (Australia) today... 43 degrees C (nearly 110 deg. F) and secondly I'm happy study time is over and I can get on with more Hooked On You creations. It's a long time since I've been in a classroom and thankfully nothing like the school I remember.  There's something to be said for mature age students, we were all there because we wanted to be and thanks to Doris our teacher, who made every lesson informative and entertaining.

There's so much I want to do and so little time left, the year is fast coming to an end. Maybe just as well, late nights working at my table are beginning to take their toll and I haven't been able to shake off a cough I've had for months.

As for next year, I'm excited and looking forward to presenting some new designs, new photos and a video.

Bubbles for one... congratulations me :)



A year of Adventure 

If I could sum up the last 12 months, that's how I would.... a year of adventure and hard work. Nothing is easy, but it helps if you enjoy what you do. 

It all started with an idea, then the idea became a reality but there is so much more that happened in between. My multitasking kitchen table doubles as my design and manufacturing station, as well as art studio and I'm grateful to all my family and friends who understand how I roll!  Oh, and we've enjoyed many a fine nights dining, ala Ingrid's culinary style around that table.




Behind the scenes

To watch my creations come to life in the studio was absolutely awesome and again there was a lot that happened in between. First of all, I met with the photographer, I told him, "I had never done anything like this before". He was patient, very patient and down to earth. He explained everything I had to do... I took notes and asked so many questions, then called, sent texts and emailed, as I said he was very patient.

The first time I showed him my design layout, I was so nervous and sure he would find something wrong... I was so relieved when he smiled.

Please click on the photos for a larger image.

About to begin in the studio

On location
The final result

behind the scenes on location
The finished result



After a full day on location Sam our model giggles at some of the shots
and yours truly in the background.

Work needs to be balanced out with a bit of fun too. 
I hope you like the pictures and thanks for reading my blog.

Kind regards
Ingrid :)

+lingerie Hooked On You




Monday, December 9, 2013

WHITE ON WHITE


I love how gorgeous this little set is. A lacy little bralette with panties and stay up stockings. 

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Add a flirty little robe!



Not forgetting the cute little ruffled satin and lace suspenders that can be worn with a G or panties!




The same bikini inspired bandeau and G as above, teamed with a satin elastic suspender with gold suspender rings (also available in silver), which fit easily and effortlessly to the stockings. A long robe adds the perfect romantic finishing touch.



When I create lingerie, I like to design the complete ensemble. Simple and elegant, to mix and match. Wearing lingerie is something a woman can do for herself to make her feel fabulous.


Kind regards

Ingrid :) 

+white


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

BACK AGAIN

Some unwanted time off and back to my two sewing machine friends... some may dispute that in my household!  I have previously and am again working on leggings and I will be revealing something new and different in the near future, oh and a video.

If you're new to my blog, my label Hooked On You, is about simplicity and thinking outside the square. Applying suspender clips to stockings can be so frustratingly fiddly and awkward, frankly who could be bothered? Must be why stay-up stockings were invented.

A TOUCH OF STOCKING AND SUSPENDER BELT HISTORY

I won't bore you too much, but from information I could gather it looks like suspender belts have been around since the beginning of the 20th century and reached popularity in the 1940's. The first Nylon stockings were sold across American stores in 1940, with women lining up to buy their precious pair.

1940, exciting times - a woman putting on her new nylons then and there! 

Women wore sturdy suspender belts with metal clips to hold their stockings up. In principle the suspender clip has remained the same. The vintage suspender clips were made to last, although still a fiddly nightmare to attach to stockings. Today's suspender clips are smaller, unreliable and ping off, are fiddlier to attach and some are made of hard plastic and snap when trying to secure over the rubber nub.

1940's vintage and today's suspender clips

I wanted  to offer women an easier alternative to the fiddly suspender suspender clip.
Copied from 'My Story' at www.hookedonyou.com.au

The romantic story of Hooked On You started many years ago, during an evening get together with friends. At that time, I had no idea one of our conversations would inspire and lead me to come up with the innovative  suspender ring.
It was months later, a store mannequin wearing suspenders caught my eye and I remembered thinking how right my friends were, the suspenders did look sexy, however trying to attach fiddly suspender clips to stockings is a difficult procedure, involving a few backbreaking attempts to get it right, or risk repeating the process all over again. The suspender ring is an attractive, easy, simple and reliable alternative to the suspender clip and is available in four flattering, interchangeable colours (gold, silver, dark silver and black).
Our suspender ring has a spring loaded, inward opening arm and loops effortlessly through both the suspender strap and our stocking's decorative ribbon and rhinestone embellishment, offering level straps and a secure hold with minimal fuss. The ring should be detached for before washing the suspenders and stockings.
Whilst researching the worlds most luxurious women's lingerie, in particular stockings, I found all thigh high stocking brands had a lack of consistency in sizing and the height and weight scale provided on the packaging was inaccurate. Even if women are the same height and weight, their leg size and shape can vary considerably.  I made it my mission, to be able to offer women a selection of sizes, so I came up with a solution and created a new, true to size measuring chart, to ensure the right fit. Our beautiful European thigh high stockings are available in 4 sizes. View full sizing chart under 'sizing' in Stockings (click on Stockings, click on picture, click on sizing and 'view full sizing chart' is listed below calculate my size).
Exploring the unlimited world of creative options, I came up with a small range of exclusive intimate wear.
First and foremost, I created Hooked On You to offer women a reliable and unique range of sensual, comfortable intimate wear, as every woman deserves to look and feel sexy.


My easy to attach suspender ring 

Thank you for reading my blog and please spread the word about my exclusive suspender rings.

Kind regards
Ingrid Rosemeyer