Good evening LECHERY ladies! How are we doing during this time of the pandemic? We hope you are all still hanging in there at home and staying safe. We will get through this! Everything will be back to normal before we know it, we just have to keep being cautious of our actions! With that said, it’s Friday night here in New York, and you know what that means. A new interview will be up this weekend!
Our next interview will be featuring @antoniashanley_x. Antonia is based in West Sussex in the South of England. After suffering from work in care, she had to give up her job due to her mental health and a back injury she had suffered. She decided to completely change paths in life in which she now works with fashion brands on Instagram as a fashion/beauty influencer. After LECHERY came across this beauty, we couldn’t help but ask her to do an interview with us as she definitely knows a lot about lingerie and hosiery through her posts! With that said, Antonia shares with us her love for fashion, lingerie, and hosiery. She also shares what she believes is the perfect set of lingerie for us ladies to invest in and some brands she would recommend! Please do support and welcome this stunning lady to our community!
Interview with the creative and gorgeous @antoniashanley_x
LECHERY: First of all, thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to interview you! It is such a pleasure to have you here with us (virtually) of course haha! Let’s first start off by telling us a little bit more about yourself. What do you do?
ANTONIA: I used to work in care but I had to give up my job due to mental health and a back injury I suffered, after that I now work with fashion brands through Instagram as a fashion/beauty influencer.
LECHERY: We see that you're into fashion and lingerie, what got you into posting fashion and lingerie? Is that your way of practicing self-care? Tell us more about it.
ANTONIA: I’ve always had a love for fashion and lingerie, but since Instagram it’s given me a passion to create outfits that some people wouldn't put together and show different outfit ideas and how to style lingerie or a fashion outfit differently, it keeps your mind busy and I love coming up with these ideas and it is self love and self care to show my body off and that I’m happy within myself.
LECHERY: What does lingerie mean to you? Does it give you confidence? Or is it just something you wear to give an added extra sex appeal? How do you feel when wearing lingerie?
ANTONIA: Lingerie is definitely something I love and have way too much of, it does give me a little confidence boost definitely and makes me feel like I can look however I want and still feel sexy in a lingerie set.
LECHERY: What is the perfect set of lingerie for you? And which brands would you recommend?
ANTONIA: Perfect set of lingerie is definitely lace or velvet, red or black is definitely my colour that I go to. Brands I would recommend are @abigailwalker_lingerie on Instagram her stuff is gorgeous and the quality is amazing, Primark is definitely a go to for cheap lingerie, Lounge Underwear is another go to of mine, With Love Lilly on Instagram as well.
LECHERY: What is a bad experience you've had with a lingerie set? And what brands would you avoid buying from?
ANTONIA: I bought some fishnet tights from @luxlingerie on Instagram a while back and within minutes of putting them on they had ripped and a massive hole was in them which was a shame as they were pricey, I wouldn’t say avoid them as they do some lovely stuff but always be careful of the material that you buy as some easily rip and you don’t want to waste your money on something you only wear once.
LECHERY: What is your main advice to women who struggle with confidence and body image?
ANTONIA: My main advice is there is no ‘PERFECT’ body, embrace who you are and you are beautiful, every body type is beautiful - any stretch marks, scars, marks, imperfections you think you have - they are a part of you and make you into the person you are today, I have learnt to love myself and my body and be confident within it even if there are some things I hate, it takes time but never change yourself for anybody.
LECHERY: What do you hope to find in the lingerie industry in the future?
ANTONIA: I don’t think there’s anything I haven’t found in the lingerie section for myself but a lot of my friends have big boobs and can never find a sexy bra to wear that is affordable so I hope the lingerie industry makes affordable and cheap bras for bigger boobs.
LECHERY: What is one lingerie piece that every girl should have in their closet?
ANTONIA: Definitely a suspender set or glitter fish net tights they are a must.
LECHERY: What is one thing you would always wear that would make you feel much more confident and sexy?
ANTONIA: One thing I’d always wear is any type of lingerie especially with a kimono it tops it all off, but even wearing jumpers and joggers I’m happy in that.
LECHERY: Describe lingerie to you in three words:
ANTONIA: Sexy, exciting and rewarding.
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