Fraulein Annie – “Luxury Ladies Gifts”
- Reviewers name – Michael Grenville
- Title – Editor of Gentlemans Butler “Gentlemans Lifestyle Consultant”
- Occupation – Editor and Consultant
- Review description – Luxury Ladies Gifts – Lingerie gift for a Lady
- Location – Online (London)
- Date – December 2012
Fraulein Annie is like a breath of fresh air.
Her brand is classic and beautiful in a modern way and this feeling was felt by the Gentleman and the Lady.
Personally I would recommend this for a lady with a curvy figure, who loves romance and is a lover of decadence and the golden era of Hollywood.
I would be very surprised if she did not have a big smile on her face about both the design as well as the comfort.
1 – Standard of Service – Gentleman buying lingerie for ladies can be split into: choosing, sizing and the satisfaction/wearing of the receiver.
Fraulein Annie has a style that makes things easy for the buyer as one is not overburdened with too much choice. I was highly impressed by the diligence paid to sizing, important as bra fitting is vitally important for ladies and the satisfaction of our reviewer was immediate. She loved the classic nostalgic designs as she was a huge fan of the Golden era of Hollywood. She also pointed out the clasps and fittings were practical and easy to fit.
2 – Description of Product/Service –
The inspiration behind the Fräulein Annie brand name comes from the Marlene Dietrich song ‘Fräulein Annie wohnt schon lang nicht hier’ (Fräulein Annie doesn’t live here any more), it’s a bittersweet song about an unfulfilled love.
German born designer Frauke Nagel has created Fräulein Annie to help women look their best and feel confident, if on special occasions or every day. Frauke has lived in London for the past 12 years, in that time she has designed for global brands, retailers and manufacturers. She is passionate about delivering beautifully crafted lingerie, made with gorgeous fabrics. Frauke has been busy working with one of the best manufacturers of exquisite lingerie in the world over the past 8 years.
Frauke feels passionate about; beautiful quality with a perfect fit and a touch of old school glamour in the style of early to mid 20th century, think the avant-garde style of the 20s to 40s mixed with quirky 50s and 60s, think Cabaret and Breakfast at Tiffanys, like Marlene Dietrich, Romi Schneider and Marilyn Monroe.
The brand offers sizes 8 to 18/ A to G cup (European A to I cup), variety of matching knickers, basques, slips and suspender belts.
Falling in Love features a romantic, vintage inspired eyelash lace and satin in three stylish colour ways: a moody chestnut/ black, a sophisticated mulberry/ slate and a soft pearl grey/ ivory. The range offers a flattering balcony and a fuller bust bra, a multiway basque with a lower back and removable suspenders, a short and a thong that can be worn with the suspender that holds in the tummy and smoothes the hips. The shaping brief and the waist cinching panty offer serious but very glamorous support.
Fräulein Annie is stocked by the finest of independent stores and online shops across Europe and the US. The lingerie retails from £46.00/ €55.00 for bras, £32.00/ €38.00 for knickers and £38.00/ €45.00 for shaping briefs.
3 – Suitability for Gentlemen – Very much so, as all of their range is based on classic design and beauty but with a modern twist.
4 – Comfort – 80%
5 – The Luxury/Pamper Factor – Her products are just simply beautiful and hark back to a more romantic past
6 – Above and beyond the call of duty? – Very determined to get the correct bra size for her client. This is particularly relevant for Gentlemen buying gifts as though items can be exchanged, with a little bit of organisation you can avoid this and make sure your gift can be appreciated by your lady without fuss.
7 – Punctuality/Duration – On time
8 – Value for Money – Amazing, rarely say this but they look much more expensive
9 – Gentlemans Butlers Rating – 90%
10 – Gentlemans Butler suggestions – NA
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