Monday, 19 April 2010

Another exciting giveaway!

***** Competition now closed - draw coming soon! *****


So, last week I was contacted by the lovely Laura, who works for Playful Promises, a lingerie brand based here in good old Blighty. She asked if I would like to come to their recently opened boutique, to have a nose about, do a review... and choose a lingerie set to give away to my wonderful readers! Since the last giveaway for Kiss Me Deadly was an unmitigated success with almost 500 entries, I of course jumped at the chance to offer you lot another set of frilly smalls! (In case you're wondering, they also bribed me with a set for myself... not that I needed any bribing!)

So, last Thursday, I dutifully toddled off to the East End boutique at the top of Brick Lane (which was considerate enough to have opened around 500 yards from the chap's residence), camera in hand. And here's what I found!



The Playful Promises boutique is small but perfectly formed, with lingerie lining the walls and strewn elegantly across a big table in the middle. It's sumptuously decorated in deep reds and pinks, with decadent black chandeliers and furniture, plus a vintage display cabinet for the till. The changing area was hidden by a lovely old screen. The window display was rather bare, but Laura told me it had featured a statue of the Virgin Mary underneath a neon sign that read, 'Treat me gently, I'm a virgin'. They'd been obliged to remove her following several complaints from a local Catholic man who'd failed to see the humour! Poor old Mary.

The offerings at Playful Promises are more 'Pin-up' lingerie than strictly vintage. The bras are push-up and balconette rather than bullet, and the foundations are more for show than for actual cinching (though I did spot some What Katie Did Maitresse bras and stockings). That said, I was delighted to notice that the suspender belts all feature proper metal clips - essential to avoid stocking mishaps, as any vintage girl will know! So it's not what I would describe as 'boudoir lingerie', designed to be seen on the body for minutes, and on the floor for hours....

Everything they produce is beautifully designed in gorgeous satin and lace, trimmed with frills and ribbons galore. It's all just really pretty, from the designs, right down to the packaging. They have a line of 'Candy Pants' in old fashioned sweet shop 'flavours' like Liquorice and Rhubarb & Custard. There are the Love Thyself knickers, with motivational slogans emblazoned across the bottom, and the Pin-up Girl Panties, which come in individual tins, decorated with classic pin-up girls wearing the very knickers inside. There are frilly pants, rockabilly girl pants, zodiac pants and weekend-packs of pants, all in vibrant colours and featuring cute embroidery.



They don't just sell lingerie, either. Around the shop, you'll find hand-picked jewellery, swimwear and little extras like eyemasks. All the little tins and tubes make lovely keepsakes, don't you think?

But what about the part you're all most interested in... the giveaway!

I'm delighted to say that I have an entire set of Ava lingerie up for grabs! Not just one or two pieces from it, the whole set!



Ava is Playful Promises' classic Hollywood inspired set, in vivid red satin with white detail and stitching. It has a sort of Art Deco flavour, I felt, and I thought you'd all like it! The set comprises a padded push-up bra, a non-padded long-line bra, a waist cincher, a g-string and a pair of fuller briefs. The lucky lady (or chap) will receive one of everything to mix and match to your heart's desire! That's the exciting bit! Now for the boring bit...

The Rules!


To enter, leave me a comment below.

For another entry, you can retweet my giveaway.

For a third entry, post about the giveaway on your own blog! I want as many people to find out about both the prize and Playful Promises!

However, due to the popularity of my last giveaway and the fact I anticipate even more entries this time, I will be doing an automatic number generator to do the draw itself. No more faffing about with names on bits of paper! This means that each time you enter you must leave a separate comment. Don't leave me one comment saying you've done all three things, as it will only be counted once! If you're commenting saying you've retweeted or blogged, please post the link so I can check!

The bras come in sizes 32A to 36DD, and the cincher and knickers in XS (UK8) to XL (UK16). The latter do run ever-so-slightly small - I measured a large in the knickers. If you're entering on behalf of a lady-friend, do make sure you know her size. And ladies too, no wishful thinking - I can't promise that you'll be able to exchange if you've ordered the wrong size.

This competition will run for one week, from midnight (BST) on 19th April (or should that be the 20th?) until midnight on Monday 26th. I will announce the winner on Tuesday 27th. It's open to everyone, all round the world.

OK, I think that's everything. Without further ado, I declare this giveaway officially launched. Good luck girls!

Fleur xx
DiaryofaVintageGirl.com

PS. If you can't wait until next Tuesday, or there's anything else you fancy, the fabulous PP ladies have given me a special discount code, that's good for 20% off, both online and in the store. It will only be live as of tomorrow (20th), so you'll have to wait until at least then!

The code is 'vintagegirl'. So do get shopping (tomorrow)! The boutique can be found at 136 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 6DG.

264 comments:

  1. I have seen the little knickers in a tin...very cute

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  2. Hi Fleur, I'd love to enter :) Thank you for offering such a gorgeous set to your readers!
    I must admit I'm a bit of a phantom follower, so please don't hate me!
    Love M

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  3. So gorgeous! I look forward to every one of your posts.

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  4. and another entry because I blogged this! :)

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  5. I would like to enter, they look beautiful.

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  6. http://www.alternativelylovely.com/blog/2010/4/20/diary-of-a-vintage-girl-another-giveaway.html My blog entry xx

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  7. Oh my oh my such wonderful undies...... can I enter the giveaway please :D

    zaza x

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  8. oooh, I love long-line bras. Count me in!

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  9. Entryyyyyyyyy + retweeted this. I'll probably post about this later, too, for a third entry.

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  10. Ohh how fab please place me in the draw!!

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  11. Goodness, these things are lovely! I'm hoping to win for my daughter.Thank you for the contest and the great blog.

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  12. Those are amazingly cute! would love to be showing those off to my honey :)

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  13. What a lovely giveaway! Thanks!

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  14. It's all gorgeous, how can i not enter!

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  15. Wow. What an amazing giveaway! That set is different than anything I have ever found. Thanks for letting me enter! Thats one.

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  16. I retweeted! Thank so much for this giveaway :)

    http://twitter.com/_aliicia/status/12484747385

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  17. Okay, #2! I put it on my blog.

    http://www.blogger.com/publish-confirmation.g?blogID=8158728100038844118&postID=4428331005640695769&timestamp=1271722866822&javascriptEnabled=true

    Thanks!

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  18. Here is another entry...

    I re posted on my blog:

    http://everyday-islikesunday.blogspot.com/2010/04/playful-promises-giveaway.html

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  19. Last entry!
    Your blog is lovely, I always enjoy reading it.
    Thanks again for the great giveaway!

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  20. I'd love to win! I do adore your blog since I'm an English girl abroad.

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  21. These are lovely! I have such a weakness for beautiful undies. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

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  22. What a fantastic color the Ava line is! So exciting, even if I don't win! ;-P

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  23. I Tweeted it!

    http://twitter.com/danadoesdesign

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  24. Ooo... yummy looking stuff! LOVE your diary...and thanks for all the good information!

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  25. This looks very naughty nurse!

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  26. Blogged about it!

    www.betterofflost.blogspot.com

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  27. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the lovely giveaway opportunity! These pieces are nearly as pretty and elegant as you!

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  28. Oh, these are so super cute! I would love to enter!

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  29. Count me in!

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  30. Also retweeted

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  31. entering again, as I've blogged about it as well =)

    http://vivideluxxxe.blogspot.com/2010/04/41910.html

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  32. Beautiful giveaway!! Consider this my second entry!

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  33. Great giveaway! count me in :)

    Rose

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  34. Yay, love lingerie! Entry #1

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  35. Retweeted http://twitter.com/MissHollyDai

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  36. http://www.gracevintage.blogspot.com/

    I blogged about it :)

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  37. Entry #3 Blogged! http://vintageorsew.blogspot.com/2010/04/did-i-mention.html

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  38. I would love to enter, it all looks so gorgeous!

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  39. I would love to enter! The set is so pretty!

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  40. Oh yes please I would VERY much like to enter for this lovey underwear. I will repost on my blog just as soon as I have the time.

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  41. I would LOVE to enter! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  42. HA! I never win these, but again, I hope to try.

    I always love new lingerie! cant beat free knickers.
    Thanks for hosting!!

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  43. I'd love to enter. I've just been a lurker of your blog before, but I must say I love checking out your hairstyles for inspiration.
    Thanks for the contest!

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  44. Also, retweeted here: http://twitter.com/exquisitebones/status/12497650787

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  45. oh wow I love to enter this one!

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  46. I would LOVE a chance to win this! Count me in!

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  47. http://twitter.com/FrauDeutz
    aand I retweeted this too :)

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  48. OMG OMG OMG I'm in love with that place! Next time I come to the UK I am going to go there!

    Count me in!

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  49. Oh! I think my purse just skuttled off to hide from me, so many pretties!

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  50. And another entry, since I blogged about this!

    http://goodrockinbaby.blogspot.com

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  51. I'll retweet for you... Just cos I'm nice... ;-)

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  52. And I could look good in ladies underwear lol

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  53. I think my better half would be delighted by these.

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  54. Wow that's a great give away! :o)
    Count me in with a comment...

    Hugs Dorthe

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  55. What divine lingerie. Count me in please!

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  56. Re-blogged here:
    http://swiftreverie.blogspot.com/2010/04/very-enticing-giveaway-from-diary-of.html

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  57. Hey I definitely want to enter. By the way your blog is honnestly my favourite and you inspire me a lot.
    French xoxo

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  58. What a great and generous giveaway. I would love to participate.

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  59. and I also made a post about it on my blog:
    http://lexymademyday.blogspot.com/

    I would be glad to have a comment from you on it...

    Lexy

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  60. Hi Fleur, Thanks for giving all your readers the opportunity to win this fabulous set! :-)

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  61. Just blogged this here: http://vickythevintbint.blogspot.com/2010/04/diary-of-vintage-girl-giveaway.html

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  62. Ilove Playful Promises lingerie. I have got one pair of Betty Page's style knickers. I would love to have Ava lingerie - it's sexy and flirty.

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  63. Ooo I have a pair of playful promises pants!
    They're fab so count me in!
    Lottie x

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  64. What a wonderful store! I think I must pay this boutique a little visit!

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  65. http://twitter.com/missmors

    Tetweeted here! xxx

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  66. An entry for the competition please. I've had my eye on this collection!

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  67. Oh count me in on the competition :). Not often that us people elsewhere in the world can enter for giveaways :).

    Keep up the fab blog.

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  68. Oh wow, how gorgeous! Great review, will definately take a look. x

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  69. I could do with something sexy to slip into once I lost my baby weight!
    Karen
    T&T

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  70. Oh my! So much pretty! Why did I move out of London?

    Toria

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  71. Ooooh! I own 2 sets of Playful Promises and have also given them as presents as they truly know how make good looking properly fitting bras.

    I would love to enter!

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  72. Oooh it's all so pretty! I never win anything but this is my entry.:)

    xx

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  73. That is absolutely beautiful Miss De Guerre! I have my fingers crossed!

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  74. Utterly decadent! please include me!
    retweeted for you too.
    x

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  75. Oh how gorgeous! My lingerie drawer is sadly depleted.

    Make it mine random number generator!

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  76. I'm in!
    Gorgeous choice :)
    Emma x

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  77. I've retweeted too

    http://twitter.com/Retrochick_uk/status/12511680843

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  78. ooooh! im in love! ava is just the thing to cheer you up on a dull day! or any day for that matter... :)

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  79. this is my blog entry :) I won't fit in it but I'd love this for my model wardrobe for photoshoots :D

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  80. Wow these are lovely, please enter me

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  81. These are stunning - wonderful choice

    retweeted @leiajulie

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  82. I retweeted
    http://twitter.com/ali991/statuses/12511864496

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  83. and also retweeted as @piratephoto on twitter

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  84. Thanks for such a gorgeous give-a-way! Please enter me, I'll RT too, thank-you ;-) xxx

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  85. Helloo!! Not to be greedy, but I've RT'd too! (only I don't know how to put the link here - sorry!)
    x

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  86. Ive just discovered this blog!love all things vintage!thanks for the giveaway xx

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  87. These are totally gorgeous! Please enter me in the draw!

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  88. Have tweeted the giveaway here http://twitter.com/cheekychicken24/statuses/12512233217

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  89. have rt too @kikicomp wd luv some new underwear as mine all grey!!!

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  90. retweeted competition @lottegirlx

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  91. I have tweeted http://twitter.com/alison_1966

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  92. A fantastic set of undies ;-)

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  93. rebecca Jackson-makin20 April 2010 at 13:11

    Very foxy, be great to suprise my forces hubby with

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  94. Ooh Knickers!
    Not to you of course, please Enter me

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  95. Ooh, I'd love to win this! Have retweeted your competition too but can't seem to get a link for a RT now that Twitter have changed the way you do them. Bah :-(
    http://twitter.com/lipsticklori

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  96. I dont think my first comment worked :(

    but I'd like to enter the draw!
    Those fancy pants are cute :)

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  97. A draw for drawers. how divine! tweet tweet http://twitter.com/re_present

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  98. Lovely lingerie, entering draw x

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  99. Super cute! Thanks for this giveaway. Whoever wins will be a lucky lady!

    Cheers!
    ~Paige

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  100. Have retweeted, thanks for the comp @Cat1980uk

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  101. It has been tweeted! http://twitter.com/PTBabySteps

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  102. Very nice for my other half! Cool giveaway :D

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  103. wehhhhh!!!! Very lovely stuff and a pretty set you chose!

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  104. such lovely lingerie, what an amazing giveaway.

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  105. gorgeous underwear and style - retweted mrstracey1972

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  106. those are so LOVELY! I would love a pair

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  107. Cor, look at the number of entries you've got already! Love this giveaway, count me in please! x

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  108. Please enter me! This is so lovely!

    eewingo@gmail.com

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  109. Retweeted!

    http://twitter.com/JasperHyjinx

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  110. Blogged about it!

    http://usforestservice.blogspot.com/2010/04/win-set-of-beautiful-lingerie-on-fleurs.html

    eewingo@gmail.com

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  111. WOW, this is the best giveaway ever! Amazing lingerie!

    naomemandeflores@gmail.com

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  112. Wow! beautiful lingerie! Makes me sad I live in Canada!

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  113. I blogged about it too!
    http://vintagemission.blogspot.com/2010/04/amazing-giveaway.html

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  114. This site is gorgeous. Going to show it to my sister and teen daughters later..
    tweeted @kohsamui14
    http://twitter.com/kohsamui14/status/12518787472

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  115. Oh my, that store looks divine!

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  116. This would be so amazing! Sign me up!

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  117. oh what lovely lingerie :)
    I also retweeted
    http://twitter.com/dorrydame

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  118. I've been eyeing up this set for a while now. I must be fate! My fingers are very much crossed. xxx

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  119. I have retweeted @safereturn


    http://twitter.com/safereturn


    :)

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  120. Thanks for the great giveaway, j'adore ! ♥

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  121. Oooooooooh I would love to win this one! Crossing my fingers and toes!

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  122. Oh gosh!

    How Id love to win this giveaway I have such a hard time finding cute bras in a 36dd let alone amazing ones like these that look perfectly retro.


    ♥ Miss 1949

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  123. Tweeted and commented! Will definitely be visiting the shop as well, looks charming!

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  124. Ooh!

    Shameless opportunism drives me to comment!

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  125. Hello Fleur, I would like to enter please!

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  126. AND I retweeted! :o)

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  127. Hello! Lovely looking stuff here, hope I win but I may buy something if I don't! Hope you're well! :)

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  128. I retweeted too!
    http://twitter.com/RisqueRose

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  129. Ooh! Fabulous giveaway! The store looks beautiful. Please enter me into the giveaway as well!

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  130. Melissa Collins20 April 2010 at 19:33

    So adorable, really!!

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  131. Oh the set is absolutely gorgeous! Entry #1 for me please!
    I love your blog x

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  132. And another one!
    http://cococorvette.blogspot.com/2010/04/fleur-de-guerres-playful-promises.html

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  133. Whey hey what a giveaway & would love a glass of rose`

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  134. hi Fleur thanks for the tip on how to enter your super giveaway, i have also retweeted, fingers crossed for the lovely undies !!xx iona xx

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  135. I'm entering! I'm entering!

    Kate x

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  136. What beautiful lingerie! Consider me entered :-D

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  137. And now it's on my blog. Sadly, the aforementioned blog is only in its infancy so I can't guarantee that anyone but myself will read it!

    http://fortieskate.blogspot.com

    xxxx

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  138. Lovely set! Please consider me entered!

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  139. I would love to win this!!!

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  140. sexy! sign me up

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  141. Love to win these undies, beautiful.
    Please count me in.
    Sarah x

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  142. wow, who can resist! please enter me too, thanks!

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  143. Lovely! Enter me please :) x

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  144. Oh what an awesome lil shop! This will Have to be on the "to vist" list for next time I am out there!

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  145. Oh also retweeted! http://twitter.com/MissHania :D

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  146. I Re-tweeted :) x http://twitter.com/KeziahPapaya

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  147. So glamorous and fun! This would be amazing to own!

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  148. What a beautiful and original lingerie set! It's refreshing to see vibrant, contemporary colours and geometric shapes set against vintage-inspired cuts in the Ava set!

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  149. Count me in the competition!! :)

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  150. What a beautiful shop! Awesome giveaway!

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  151. Oh yay this would be SO fantastic to win. I am a big lover of sexy lingerie and the bf would LOVE it too hehee :-D

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  152. Yay for gorgeous lingerie! Im totally entering :)

    <3

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  153. Retwetted here
    http://twitter.com/ligeianoir

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  154. Posted this on the side bar of my blog for everyone to see

    http://fuckfashionfear.blogspot.com/

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  155. Love the red. Very cute, very sexy!

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  156. Fleur you have such a great eye! These look like loads of fun, for both gals and their guys! Thank you for letting us play the lingerie lottery with you!

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  157. So pretty! Crossing my fingers.

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  158. How exciting and beautiful. What a set!

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  159. Gorgeous, I love to enter.

    Thank you for a wonderful blog!

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  160. So gorgeous! I hope I win!

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