Take Inspiration from Madame X

We couldn't but swoon when we saw the imagery for Madonna's new Medellin video. Wearing sheer blouses, to reveal a hint of black satin bra, and high slit pencil skirts Madonna holds everyone entranced. Her bold red lips and dark, finger waved, bob hark back to Latin America of the 1930s.

 

Take a peek at our new Lookbook inspired by 'Medellin' with just a twist of What Katie Did.

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Madame X Style


 

In the video Madonna wears several beautiful outfits including a sheer blouse, polka dots, slit pencil skirt and long leather gloves. Just by chance we recently did a shoot with Marianne Cheesecake which includes many of these elements.

Marianne's lingerie, corset and nylons are by What Katie Did, but the skirt and blouse are by Maitresse Clothing (based in London, England). 

 

The sheer black polka dot lace blouse features full 1930s style sleeves and pussy bow. We've teamed it with our Padded Bullet Bra which looks amazing under sheer tops.

Maitresse Clothing's range also includes a sheer white blouse with black tie very similar to one that Madonna also wears in the video.

 

 

The pencil skirt features a thigh high slit over the thigh, just like Madonna's, and is lined in striking dark red satin. We're sure Madame X would approve.

In some of the shots we've added our Luna Waspie Corset which is ideal for creating the 'lingerie as outerwear' look Madonna is so fond of. Don't you think it sets off the pencil skirt a treat?

 

 

The finishing touch is a pair of our Glamour Seamed Stockings in sheer black. These nylons do look slightly darker on Marianne as she is under our recommended size for them so they're not stretched as much as usual.

There is a very good reason we don't make fishnet tights, after trying professional dance fishnets (as Madonna wears) you just can't go back to fashion fishnets!

 



Shop The Look

Fully Fashioned Stockings Full Contrast Cuban Heel H2027 FF Stockings What Katie Did Small (4'11

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Fully Fashioned Stockings Cuban H2034 FF Stockings What Katie Did Black / Small (4'11

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Credits

Blouse and Skirt: Maitresse Clothing (London)

Earrings: Bow and Crossbones

Model: Marianne Cheesecake

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