Mastering sex appeal comes naturally to Christie Trowbridge. As the lead designer and the brains behind label Christie Nicole, Trowbridge knows how to leave a lasting impression as delicately as possible.

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I recently interviewed Aussie designer Christie Trowbridge about her lingerie label, Christie Nicole. Not only did I get details on how her elegant pieces come to life, but she gave good advice on how to find good undies always. Christie also provided me with a sneak peak from the photo shoot for her latest line…. yesssss.

LACE AND LEATHER ARE SOME OF THE SEXIEST MATERIALS IN EXISTENCE. HOWEVER, HAVE YOU EVER WORKED WITH, OR DO YOU ANTICIPATE EXPERIMENTING WITH OTHER FABRICS?

I am obsessed with leather and lace as you can see throughout my collections and I always have been. If you saw all my collections I have done throughout my years studying, you will notice all I use is leather, lace and silk. I love silk! They are just beautiful luxurious fabrics to work with. Of course I anticipate on experimenting but at the moment I’m sticking with the trademark fabrics I’m known for.

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE EACH PIECDE?

I usually make all the bralettes in bulk, step by step, but if I was to make one from scratch it would take about half an hour.

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WHAT IS YOUR DESIGNING PROCESS LIKE FOR EACH SEASON? HOW DO YOU ARRIVE AT EACH SEASON’S THEME?

So basically I get inspiration from anywhere and everything. If something comes to mind that I love, it will stick in my head and from then on will just develop into the season’s theme. I become obsessed with the idea.

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WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN GOOD LINGERIE? HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU’VE FOUND SOMETHING TRULY STELLAR?

Good lingerie would have to be all about the comfort, style/cut and fabric. To know that I have found something truly stellar would be if I can’t get it off my mind. If it was a design I have created I would not be able to wait to get it out there and show the world, or if it was my own personal purchase It would have to be mine right away.

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ONE THING WE SHOULD:
SEE: All the beautiful places around the world.
HEAR:  Listen to music that makes you feel good.
KNOW: Everyone should know they are capable of doing anything.

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 photographed by Jimmy Raper
styled by Liv Rahme
model Jade Collins
hair & make-up by Anna Milczarczyc

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