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Glamorous lingerie for retro rebels. You're the femme fatale, we're the underpinnings of your unique style and confidence!
Glamorous lingerie for retro rebels. You're the femme fatale, we're the underpinnings of your unique style and confidence!
Glamorous lingerie for retro rebels. You're the femme fatale, we're the underpinnings of your unique style and confidence!
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Retro Lingerie Fashion for Femme Fatales by Kiss Me Deadly

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2015. Lingerie stores are very beige. Nobody, but nobody, is taking risks. The rebel brands are falling fast, broken bodies obscured by a tide of replicant t-shirt bras. What's an ass-kicking, smoking-hot, British dame of a brand to do? Take it to the people, of course! This year, it's up to YOU, not the shops, to take the plunge and get the best of Kiss Me Deadly Retro Lingerie. We're gonna show you it the only way we know how; with our bevy of femme fatales and their deadly deeds in a short Film Noir. Join us, pledge, and investigate!

Pledge for knickers, girdles, lingerie sets, nightgowns, robes and a corset and you'll have fabulous lingerie, the most desirable styles, the best prices and an extended bra size range, but that's not the greatest bit. You'll get an award-winning small independent British lingerie brand on your side in the fight against bland styles, and join the Deadlies, our fabulous fans, in feeling confident in the face of everything life can throw at us.

Oh, and also there's a homicidal game. What?! Not everyone can be nice. But can you work out whodunnit? 

So lets break down the new limited editions - no more than 300 of each piece will ever be made. After eight years of producing lingerie, I've a pretty good idea of what you like most, so it's all about satin, lace, powernet, and sheer chiffon. High waists and longline bras, curvy girdles, straight skirts and slinky gowns, infused with the essence of Film Noir women, in all their intricate glory.

Angelou

This bra, girdle and knicker (I'm sorry, we're British and thus slightly allergic to the word panty) are created in black floral lace shot through with opulent gold, trimmed with baroque lace that was especially gold-foiled just for us! Naturally the suspender clips are also gold, and the bra and girdle feature black powernet for stability and shaping.

Sizes 32-36 B-G and S,M,L and XL.

Angelou Bra and Longline Girdle
Angelou Bra and Longline Girdle
Angelou Bra and Knicker
Angelou Bra and Knicker

The bra would normally retail at £67, girdle £79, and brief £39.

Pankhurst

A full longline bra, high-waisted knicker and girdle-skirt in rich, deep burgundy satin, with custom-dyed powernet and trims to match, overlaid with black lace.

Sizes 32-36 B-G and S,M,L and XL.

Pankhurst Burgundy Bra and Knicker
Pankhurst Burgundy Bra and Knicker
Pankhurst Burgundy Girdle-Skirt
Pankhurst Burgundy Girdle-Skirt

The bra would normally retail at £67, girdle-skirt £79, and brief £34.

Grace

A bias cut, cowl-neck black satin nightgown, with adjustable spaghetti straps and sheer chiffon side panels, and sheer chiffon robe with a plunge front, elbow length sleeves, and full skirt, trimmed in rows and rows of ruffles.

Grace Cowl Neck Gown
Grace Cowl Neck Gown
Grace Sheer Ruffle Robe
Grace Sheer Ruffle Robe

The gown would normally retail at £99 and the robe at £115.

Leonie

A V-neck, bias cut, diamond cut-out back nightgown in black satin, with a batwing sleeved black satin wrap robe with a tie sash and full skirt.

Leonie V-Neck Gown
Leonie V-Neck Gown
Leonie Satin Robe
Leonie Satin Robe

The gown would normally retail at £99 and the robe at £115.

Black Satin Demi-Corset

A black satin version of our very popular overbust corset, which is steel boned but has a quick release mechanism! It closes with a zip rather than a busk.  There are hundreds of ways to trim this, but for the Kickstarter we chose two; the classic plain black (tassel gloves and belt not included) or the Swarovski Crystal version.

Black Satin Demi-Corset
Black Satin Demi-Corset
Swarovski Crystal Black Demi-Corset
Swarovski Crystal Black Demi-Corset

The Demi-corset would normally retail at £119 and thecrystalled version at £159.

Luxury Garter Pocket

Welcome to the Garter Pocket, for those nights when you need to cart stuff about and you hate carrying a bag/always leave them somewhere and you're beginning to think that wrecking your bras by filling them wth lipstick and phones is a bad idea (it is). Siliconed adjustable elastic and black satin solve this problem! This version is a luxury one - seperate pockets for cards, pens or lipsticks or eyeliners, a keyring loop, a phone and a few loops for extra pens. A simpler version will definitely make it onto the website because I AM one of those people who wrecks their bras. In the meantime, you can pledge for one here!

Custom Gown

For £2,500 you'd get everything in the kickstarter plus a custom made gown based on your collaboration with Lyzzy, our technical designer. Here's just a litte something we whipped up for Morgana one night . . .

The Pledge Levels

Want to know more about Kiss Me Deadly?

I started it in 2006 (well, 2005, really, if you count the planning time!) when I could get either a decent suspender belt (that's a garter belt, dearest US fans), or great bra set, but not all three items together. Since then, our set-up, collections and staff have changed over time, but right now there's me and Lydia working from our respective homes in London, a team of people packing orders and posting them from Bristol, and Morgana, our photographer and muse. She also works from home. What can I say, we're all crazy office-phobics who love cats, the internet and our sofas! I'm sure you can understand. I mean, if you get an office, you start having to have meetings, and who really enjoys those?

Each garment starts out from the literally thousands of ridiculous notions that live in my brain, filtered through what you tell me on our facebook, instagram, twitter and anywhere else you manage to get hold of me. Then I check what is actually practical (turns out gold plated accessories cannot be included at our prices) and, finally, through extensively trying it on real live women. 

They mostly look surprisingly bored, which is what happens when you spend your life turning up at places to try on thousands of pounds worth of stuff just so we can say "Yes, lets pinch out 0.5 here and add 3cm to the hem".

This process produces the finalised garments we used for the video and photos, and the detailed patterns, specifications and notes we use with the factories who produce the items. This year, they've very graciously allowed us to extend our size range, adding in E, F and G cups. They've also reduced the minimum order quantity - the smallest amount we can ask them to make - to support the Kickstarter process, and they think they can make the sleepwear for February and the lingerie for March.  But in case of sneak sabotage (unavailable fabrics, running out of gold foil, staffing issues, customs declarations going wrong), I've said April, as I'd prefer not to disappoint you!

Love Kiss Me Deadly, but this collection doesn't suit you or doesn't fit? You can pledge from just £1, and join in by sharing the film.  Maz, Jess and Morgana all have their say on the coming Tuesdays, plus there's behind-the-scenes footage, in depth product detail, and I'll answer pretty much any question you care to ask. Join the newsletter to find out everything!

Episode Two now available; did Maz get all steamed up?!

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Risks and challenges

Over the last nine years we've faced practically every problem you can imagine in getting lingerie made. In fact it's a running joke that the only thing we haven't successfully dealt with is a sneak dinosaur attack - but we've managed global economic meltdown, "extreme weather" (that's a tiny bit of snow, in England) and volcanos!

We have an established logistics and fulfillment office (run by a family in Bristol, who seem very amused by our crazy pants), our patterns are all finalised and ready to go, and we have a good relationship with the factory that's manufacturing them.

Should anything go wrong? We have back-up factories. And we're insured against things going missing between the factory and us. As always, I'll be keeping you updated throughout.

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    KNICKER PICKER

    The Angelou Gold Knicker or Pankhurst Burgundy Knicker.

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    GIRDLE YOUR LOINS

    The Angelou Gold Longline Girdle or Pankhurst Burgundy Girdle Skirt

    Your choice of girdle or girdle-skirt in size S, M, L or XL, delivered to your door. Exclusive postcard print included.

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    SET, SLEEP OR SHAPE

    The Angelou Gold Bra and Brief
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    Pankhurst Burgundy Bra and Brief
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    Grace Cowl Neck Gown
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    Grace Sheer Ruffle Robe
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    Leonie V-Neck Gown
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    Leonie Satin Robe
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    Black Satin Demi-Corset

    Your choice of bra-and-knicker set, OR one sleep item, OR one corset in size S, M, L or XL, 32-36B-G, delivered to your door. Exclusive postcard prints included.

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    ONE SET

    The Angelou Gold Bra and Brief and Girdle
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    Pankhurst Burgundy Bra and Brief and Girdle-Skirt
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    Grace Cowl Neck Gown and Grace Sheer Ruffle Robe
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    Leonie V-Neck Gown and Leonie Satin Robe
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    Swarovski Crystalled Black Satin Demi-Corset

    Your choice of bra, knicker and girdle set, OR gown and robe set, OR Swarovski Crystalled Demi-Corset in size S, M, L or XL, 32-36B-G, delivered to your door. Exclusive postcard prints and a pair of KMD stockings included.

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    TWO SETS

    ANY TWO OF THE FOLLOWING:

    The Angelou Gold Bra and Brief and Girdle
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    Pankhurst Burgundy Bra and Brief and Girdle-Skirt
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    Grace Cowl Neck Gown and Grace Sheer Ruffle Robe
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    Leonie V-Neck Gown and Leonie Satin Robe
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    Swarovski Crystalled Black Satin Demi-Corset

    Your choice of any two styles from: the Angelou Gold, the Pankhurst Burgundy, the Grace, The Leonie, the Swarovski Crystalled Demi-Corset in size S, M, L or XL, 32-36B-G, delivered to your door. Exclusive postcard prints and a garter-pocket included.

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    EVERYTHING BUT THE CORSET

    The Angelou Gold Bra and Brief and Girdle
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    Pankhurst Burgundy Bra and Brief and Girdle-Skirt
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    Grace Cowl Neck Gown and Grace Sheer Ruffle Robe
    AND
    Leonie V-Neck Gown and Leonie Satin Robe

    Your choice of size of the Angelou Gold, the Pankhurst Burgundy, the Grace, and the Leonie, in size S, M, L or XL, 32-36B-G, delivered to your door. Exclusive postcard prints and a garter-pocket included.

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    GIMME, JUST GIMME!

    The Angelou Gold Bra and Brief and Girdle
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    Pankhurst Burgundy Bra and Brief and Girdle-Skirt
    AND
    Grace Cowl Neck Gown and Grace Sheer Ruffle Robe
    AND
    Leonie V-Neck Gown and Leonie Satin Robe
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    Swarovski Crystalled Black Satin Demi-Corset

    Your choice of size of the Angelou Gold, the Pankhurst Burgundy, the Grace, and the Leonie, and the Swarovski Crystalled Demi-Corset in size S, M, L or XL, 32-36B-G, delivered to your door. Exclusive postcard prints and a garter-pocket included.

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    THE CUSTOM JOB

    The entire collection PLUS a handmade lingerie set or nightgown just for you.

    The Overwire Set made especially for you with luxury lace
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    Fully custom made nightgown in silk
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    The Angelou Gold Bra and Brief and Girdle
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    Pankhurst Burgundy Bra and Brief and Girdle-Skirt
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    Grace Cowl Neck Gown and Grace Sheer Ruffle Robe
    AND
    Leonie V-Neck Gown and Leonie Satin Robe

    Your choice of size of the Angelou Gold, the Pankhurst Burgundy, the Grace, and the Leonie, in size S, M, L or XL, 32-36B-G, delivered to your door. Exclusive postcard prints and a luxury garter-pocket included.

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