We here at Burlesque Chic take our job seriously. Scouring the world looking for gorgeous lingerie is a tough job, but we're prepared to do it (that's the kinda gals we are). So as we're sipping our
second third champagne and deciding what we're going to bring to our beloved customers, what is it that we're looking for exactly?
Something a little different - whether it's a style, sizing, colour, fabric or extra-attention to detail, there is something about it that makes it a little different
Something a little luxe - lingerie should be a little glamorous and that means beautiful fabrics (satin, lace, silk, oh my!) and special attention to details that set it apart
Something a lot special - when you slip it on, you should feel gorgeous and special. That means something both beautiful and functional that accentuates you in all the right places
As the first of a series of posts, we'd like to introduce you to Tutti Rouge, one of the special lingerie brands stocked by Burlesque Chic that ticks all our boxes. Tutti is a British brand that specialises in D-J cup sizes to offer glamorous, gorgeous choices for girls with a décolletage that demands attention.
We spoke with Jessica, the Creative Director of Tutti Rouge...
- What is the name of your brand?
Leicester, United Kingdom
- How long have you been running Tutti Rouge?
Tutti Rouge joined the fuller bust party in Spring/Summer 2013!
What made you want to go into the lingerie industry?
I have always loved drawing and knew I wanted to be a fashion designer from the age of about 6 years old when I would sit a design clothes for hours! I studied Contour Fashion at Leicester De Monfort which at the time was the only Contour Fashion course in the world! I then went on to do a Master in Fashion and Textiles I am heading towards nearly 20 years as a lingerie designer (gulp!) this knowledge and experience has given me great insight to the needs and wants of the fuller bust girl. Tutti Rouge gives me creative freedom to bring genuinely affordable, designer lingerie to every girl. The collections are designed to be merchandised together in store and to tell the Tutti story.
- What is the ethos/concept behind Tutti Rouge?
I think that the modern woman is looking for lingerie which makes her feel amazing, lingerie designs which support and make the most of your shape without compromising on beautiful design! For years I have seen fuller bust ladies drooling over B cup designs ‘wishing’ they could fit into such a delight, now Tutti puts the pretty into D-J cup and everything in between!
We offer a lingerie wardrobe, we have a bra style for every occasion beginning with our bestseller Liliana ‘this run around darling gets you from A-B in no time at all!’, Nichole is a Tutti favourite ‘fabulous for a mid-week date, adds a little sass to your outfit.’ We then have our low cut plunge bra styles like Beatrice and Betty which are ‘the perfect party piece, just don’t run for the bus!’
So for whatever the occasion, Tutti has a style to support the modern woman.
- Who is a Tutti Rouge customer? Ie who are you specifically targeting?
We believe that you are as old as you feel! Ladies of all ages want to feel fabulous in pretty lingerie and so whatever your age enjoy a little Tutti!
- What makes Tutti Rouge different from other lingerie brands?
Tutti Rouge is fun, flirty and fabulous! As a brand we take fit and design very seriously but we don’t take ourselves too seriously! We like to have a giggle whether it’s the quotes in our brochures or our quirky statuettes which we offer all of our retailers – we like to put a smile on your face! Our love heart sliders, unique prints and sassy bows all attribute to what makes Tutti stand out from other lingerie brands, we pride ourselves on the signature Tutti touches.
- What is your favourite Tutti piece?
I honestly don’t have a favourite – I wear and love them all!!
- Where do you find your inspiration each season?
Each day I find inspiration for the Tutti Rouge collections, whether shopping or walking down the street! I love being inspired by everyday life, I may look at a garden of wild flowers and think yes this is my next print but it needs something else and then I dig a little deeper into the ‘theme’ of that season, putting a real Tutti stamp on the look. Every day I see things and think ‘oh yes how Tutti’ and take elements for the next collections! For example the AW15 theme is ‘Kiss & Tell’, the collections take inspiration from an illicit love affair with strong, bold colours like the Fifi Scarlet and Nichole Emerald/Pink but we hint at romance with the Betty bloom print and Jessica.
- Who is your all time fashion style icon past or present?
Chantal Thomass is my style icon! I love her unwavering unique style – she has always been true to her brand identity and this is something which I admire!
- Where do you see Tutti Rouge in 5 years’ time?
We see Tutti Rouge having even more fun but always staying true to our Tutti! We would love for many more women to have a set of Tutti Rouge in their lingerie drawer... so spread the word!
Burlesque Chic stocks a selected range
of Tutti Rouge's gorgeous lingerie. We offer delivery globally. Free postage applies to all orders over $150.