Holiday cheer, step aside; spooky can be wonderful, too.
Bela’s Dead, the London-based avant-garde lingerie line designed by former costume designer Jo Lynch, has the perfect solution to your recent sugar binges: seductive silk pieces for the afterlife.
Dark sensuous separates inspired by music about lost love and murder, Bela’s Dead takes lingerie to a devious, imaginative and delightfully creepy place. Lynch recruited Finnish illustrator Klaus Haapaniemi to add his intricate visual storytelling to her handmade work.
“I like the idea of putting something spooky into luxury lingerie,” she said. “It adds a slightly unnerving quality to it.”
The Forbidden Fruit Collection explores the Garden of Eden. A surreal bleeding apple design representing both a broken heart and the God-forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge darkens apple-yellow satin knickers and camisoles. A gorgeously printed silk demi-basque tells the story in its entirety, a testament to the brilliant work of illustrator Haapaniemi.
Not into wearing “original sin” as your sexy underthings? Bela’s Dead also has flower-embroidered pieces (and limited-edition fox-and-skull-embroidered pieces), making spooky accessible to all.
Visit www.belasdead.com for info on where you can find these works of art. Balance out the frilly pinks in your lingerie wardrobe with something a little more deadly.