Thursday, July 31

Alexandrea Anissa Model Search

Hey Babes!!

I need help finding a gorgeous model for my next Lookbook. If you know of someone who fits the following requirements please tag them or contact me via email - .

♡ Must be a girl who lives in or around the SF area or at least be able to get to the shoot location.

♡ Have some modeling experience & is comfortable being nude.

 Bust: 36 - 42" or 34D - 38D x Waist: 29" - 34" x Hips: 38" - 44"

♡ Must be available sometime between September 1st - 20th.


Wednesday, July 30

Dark and Stormy

Just wanted to share this amazing editorial I found via Facebook. Absolutely drool worthy!! The model, Alex is absolutely gorgeous & Kaleigh Peddie's lingerie is no exception. Inspired by 90's Calvin Klein ads, grunge, the babe Sky Ferreira & Hedi Slimane's photography, Alice Kass sets a edgy, feminine mood with a sultry dark side. 

Kayleigh Peddie is a lingerie/ swimwear designer based in Montreal, Canada. I first came across her work a couple years ago on Etsy. She was selling beautifully handcrafted swimwear in an assortment of playful prints & fabrics. Her stock lists include(s) brands such as Dollskill, Karmaloop & Miss KL. Definitely an emerging designer to keep your eye on. My favorite pieces from her current line would have to be the Frances Bra, Hana Roll on Garter, Rina Mesh String & the Jackie Open Back Panty

So if you haven't heard of Miss Kayleigh Peddie already then I highly suggest you visit her site & if you love this editorial as much as I do head over to Alice Kass & sign up for their newsletter to get the latest details on their web shop launch!!


"A sultry Lolita with a dark side." - Alice Kass. 


Monday, July 28

WIP Soft Bra

Yesterday evening I started on a new bra style. I first started draping a bra with two darts around the apex starting from the under bust. I really liked it but wasn't sure how I was going to construct the bra so I kept changing my pattern. All I knew is that I wanted two darts on each cup because I liked the contrast of the mesh when being sewn together. After playing with a few ideas, I decided to remove the darts to create an additional style. I played around with a few sewing sequences & finally came up with this sheer little number. 
I guess you can say I referenced my Ramona collection with the contrast seaming over the apex & at the side seams. I am still unsure about my sewing construction... I kind of want to try a wider strap & maybe loose the bra rings all together. This sample actually came out a bit big so it looks a little wavy around the under bust hem but it's just my first sample for this bra style completed so whatever. I'll probably try to perfect it later today & maybe even design a matching panty x playsuit. 


Sweet Hell, Sweet Sale

Grab yourself a sweet deal on the Sweet Hell Sets!! This sheer little set is made from a hot pink dot mesh featuring a black scalloped elastic trim & my signature satin bow. The bandeau has ruching along the center front for a sweet feminine fit & the panty is a low rise hip hugging bikini embodying your babely curves. 

As I wrote in an earlier post here, I was inspired by a muse named Andie & her wicked style. You can view my illustrations & read more about the Sweet Hell samples that never made production.


Photos: Hana Haley Models: Lizzie Gunst x Miki Hamano

Friday, July 25


A watercolor butterfly saturated in pinks and oranges.

Hope everyone is having an awesome week!! Lately I been super occupied with admin stuff for my shop so I definitely feel a little all over the place. I actually took some time to get into painting again. I typically illustrate with marker x ink but I am truly fascinated with watercolors. I painted the butterfly above just to practice my blending but scanning it to my computer sucked ;< . All the pretty light colors got lost in the brightness/ contrast. 

Alexandrea Anissa business cards from

Also I finally got new business cards!! Here are a few of the designs. I took advantage of's infinite design option & choose all my favorite photographs from my past three lookbooks. Now I am super excited to pack x ship upcoming orders :) .


Tuesday, July 22

Daring Dot Mesh

Handmade dot mesh sheer bra.

Handmade sheer black dot mesh bra.

There is nothing I love more than a sexy sheer take on the classic triangle bra. For this dotted little number I used the same bra cups from my Sheena collection & the harness inspired strap detailing from my Ramona collection. When I was sewing samples for my Sheena photoshoot awhile back, two of my Dot Mesh Bralettes came out extremely tiny so I had to unpick them & start over. Of course I saved the bra cups & this is the result of what I made with them. Making use of my mistakes is something I often do. This bra is now available on my Etsy in a size XS & pairs well underneath your loose tanks, oversize sweaters or any panty.


Monday, July 21


Here are a few of my favorite photos from Hopeless Lingerie's newest Loobook, Tenebrae. From her site, Hopeless describes TenbraeFrom Latin meaning darkness, especially the darkness of night, and the shadow of death. Inspired by the 1982 horror film directed by Dario Argento. 

Everything is beautifully photographed by Steph Cammarano & modeled by the mega babe Marian Wolfe . I definitely think this is some of Hopeless Lingerie's best work. Her newest garments include Lace x Mesh Camis/ Bralettes, Mesh Suspenders & a few limited edition knickers offered in a handful of fabrications. I personally have been following Hopeless Lingerie for a few years online & as a small designer I love watching her grow creating a brand of her own. 


Saturday, July 19

Hazy Summer

View from my bed. I am surprised my curtain rod hasn't fallen, it was put up very poorly since my bf & I didn't really know what we were doing. I am slowly cleaning around my desk, fixing old samples & trying to make room for new collections. I have lingerie hanging everywhere it's ridiculous & as for the clothes I actually do wear, they are in a pile thrown on the floor haha. 

On Monday I plan on listing lots of new samples on my Etsy so keep checking back for updates!!

Friday, July 18

Lace Me Up

It's Friday & I am getting ready for Monday's Etsy listings. I have so many pretty little samples just sitting in my room. I really need to get around to photographing & listing them on my Etsy Shop. This lacey little number is made from a nylon/ spandex lace featuring a satin bow center of the cups & adjustable satin straps. This sheer bralette is perfect to lounge in at home or paired under your favorite casual tops for a day out. It's super comfy, lightweight & stretchy!


Thursday, July 17

35mm Roses

Two of my favorite photographs from a roll of film I developed months ago.

When I was attending FIDM, one of my of assignments was to gather inspiration for a collection I would be developing throughout the class. My collection theme was The Life / Death of a Flower, so I ended up saving a bunch of images/ illustrations I found online. When I showed my teacher my inspirational images he asked me if I drew the illustrations & took the photographs. I responded with a no of course & he told me that my illustration work is amazing, so why would I want to use someone else's work. I really didn't know how to respond... I am sure every artist thinks their work sucks at some point & there are people out there a billion times more talented. So of course I thought about what he said & re-collected my inspirational images. 

After that experience I told myself for now on I want to take my own photographs & sketch my own illustrations. I mean he was right, why would I want to use someone else's work when mine is or could be just as amazing. So just recently I purchased a 35mm camera for like $10 at a goodwill & took a bunch of photos including the two above. Sadly I didn't really know how to use the viewfinder so the photos are kind of off but still turned out okay. 

I made a flickr account to share my personal collection of photographs. 
Follow & enjoy!!


Tuesday, July 15


Throwback to one of the very first bras I ever made. Definitely the most challenging probably because I didn't even know the hell I was doing. I basically just bought a bunch of overpriced materials at Britex in SF & as soon as I got home I started draping the cups/ waistband. I sampled two bras before this one testing out hem finishes, sewing sequences & the ruffling ratios. At this time I was still new to using a serger, so everything for me was just a huge lesson. Eventually I ran out of fabric, patience & my sanity which resulted in this pretty little lilac piece.


Monday, July 14

Monday Milk

I'd like to announce that every Monday I will list a new item on my Etsy. I have a pink zig-zagged tub filled with samples I made over the past few months, all are in excellent condition & haven't been worn at all. When I am working on new designs, I create numerous samples making sure my patterns/ designs are 100% accurate. As a result of this, I just end up with a bunch of pretty garments made mostly from remnants of fabric. I try to create samples in fabrics I am not using in production just to save my supply. 

I also recently started creating Treasuries on Etsy here. I only have two up but once I get more time I will definitely start adding more products. So if any of you babes are interested please visit my Etsy & shop your favorite treasures!!

Photo is a random shot from my very first shoot I did back in September '13. 
Credit goes to Miss Hana Haley.


Saturday, July 12

Lingerie Love Affair

Kimono: Shop Gysum Style x Lingerie: Alexandrea Anissa

A love affair between 35mm photographs x handmade lingerie. Not sure why, but I am always drawn to most 35mm photographs maybe because they capture the raw beauty within a living moment.

The Ramona Harness x Mesh Bra are actually two of my Top Sellers currently listed on my website. The Ramona Mesh Bra features a sexy sheer cup contoured by contrast princess seams with harness inspired strap detailing. The back of the bra is super simple with a hook/ loop closure. On my shop, I have this bra listed in sizes XXS - L. Just recently I tried creating the Ramona Mesh Bra for a 36F & sadly it didn't offer enough support to actually make me or anyone want to wear it. I get loads of emails from lovely girls who request a few of my bra styles in larger sizes but unfortunately even if I grade my patterns, the bras itself won't do justice for anyone's assets. I do think though if someone with a wide under bust & small cup size may actually fit this style beautifully. Everything comes down to trial & error but if anyone wants a custom piece in a size I do not offer please do not hesitate to email me. I try my best to accommodate most requests.

Photo: Hana Haley x Model: Shelbie Dimond


Friday, July 11

Sheena Giveaway

Happy Friday Babes ♡ I'd like to start this weekend with a Instagram Giveaway!! 
Win your favorite bralette or top x panty from my Sheena Collection

To Enter:
1. Screenshot your favorite look from ONLY my newest collection/ lookbook Sheena ♡
2. Must be following me @alexandreanissa
3. Must Like my shop's Facebook Page/ Direct link is in my bio 
4. #sheenagiveaway 

One entry per account, No giveaway or private accounts, Open worldwide.
Winner will be direct messaged on Friday July 18th @ 1pm. Good luck!!


Wednesday, July 9

Shades of Cool

Two polaroids via my Dark Paradise shoot back in February '14. The garments photographed above were actually samples I was working on & kind of sort of never finished. 

The bandeau is made from poly spandex, has a caged elastic back & is sewn together with a silver o-ring. The front of the bandeau has minimal ruching & overall is amazingly comfortable. I made sure to secure the straps in the back so that when you put it on over your head, the straps don't twist drastically. 

As for the high waist cut out panty, this lovely sheer number is made from poly spandex & power mesh. I created cut outs by scooping out the front/ back of the panty & used the same elastic as I did for the bandeau to keep the waist together.  My overall finished sample came out a bit too big, I still want to change my sewing construction but other than that I think it turned out really well. 

The bandeau is available to purchase here & as for the panty, maybe by next summer if/ when I launch a swimwear collection.

Photos: Hana Haley x Model: Frances Tomei


Monday, July 7

Miki Monday

How are you spending your Monday? 

Miki wears the Sheena Bralette in Dot Mesh x Floral Socks I handmade just for this photoshoot ♡ . 
If you goons haven't already, please visit my fully updated site & check out my newest Lookbook Sheena! 

I actually had a hard time creating socks. I think I made about 11 single socks before I got my pattern right. I had to keep adjusting the toe box, the arch of the foot & my sewing construction. Even after all that they came out a little big but whatever. 

Anyways, the Sheena Bralettes are Ready to Ship in sizes XXS - L . 
No need for waiting 1 - 2 weeks for your purchase(s) to be made. Ready to Ship items usually ship within 1 - 3 business days after date of purchase. Just a FYI.

Photo: Hana Haley x Model: Miki Hamano


Sunday, July 6

Sheena Lookbook

Sheena is tribute to boudoir goddesses spending their Sunday afternoons all dressed up in bed. 
Sweetly sunny, sexy and ripe for mixing and matching. 

Photo: Hana Haley / Models: Lizzie Gunst x Miki Hamano

Thursday, July 3

Starless Part 2

Finally completed my Starless Lingerie Set. Lime Mesh, strappy details & satin bows, this sporty little number is perfect for summer. If you wanted to add a bit more edge to this look I'd pair this set with the Ramona Harness x Garter Belt & some stockings! Preferably I'd wear the kind of stockings that have a solid black welt & a nude sheer leg. Super sexy!

I should be releasing this limited set on my site by the end of July. I only have a enough yardage for a few sets in each size so get yours before they are gone!! They will also be Ready to Ship so no need for waiting 1 - 2 weeks for your order to arrive.


Wednesday, July 2

Blue Velvet

I am having an Independence Day Sale!!
 Use code "BLUEVELET" & get 15% off your entire purchase. Snag your favorite patriotic bras/ panties for glittering summer!!