Saturday, 21 October 2017

Corporate pyjama daywear, leopard style

Another sponsored post written in 100% Mel-o-vision.

Today I feature alluuuuring, not-quite-lurid, languid bedroom attire as corporate pyjama daywear, or, as I shall call it, Bed to Boardroom. "Oh James, bring me the latest numbers so I can calculate how bad I am at math. On second thought, skip the math and let's go straight to drama, English literature. Bring me another martini and wheel in the divan."

all outdoor photos snapped by Su Bennett (aka Fairy Thrift Sister)

Of course I could actually sleep in these leopard-print pyjamas, but why limit the fun? As soon as I saw them online at NK iMODE, I grinned like a Cheshire cat. They are super soft 100% silk charmeuse. And slippery, as in slidey, not wily. I don't have many slippery clothes. Why not have this feeling all day long? It's like walking with a sexay secret all over my frigging body.

I added a vintage Calvin Klein tie with a full Windsor knot as a neckpiece, thrifted Miu Miu boots, and a long black velvet opera coat. The bag, for my huge, extremely important board meeting sandwiches, I bought in Tokyo back in the day when I cared about briefcases.


To showcase the extreme, gobsmacking fabulousness of these PJs, I have blurred my backgrounds. Nothing says sexay more than blur, don't you agree? Now I think about it, is that what they mean by bedroom eyes? - you can't see a damned thing because you're not wearing your glasses? I'm sure it is.

Let's talk about pyjamas. Simply, they are a top with matching pants. So here is the silk blouse part paired with my farked "NOT PLAID" overalls. I love the contrast of the extreme silky sexay-ness of the blouse with the sturdy denim. Ouch, my brain is overwhelmed by sizzling hot sexay-ness.


And this time, the blouse and overalls with a whack-ton of necklaces tied together so I can put them on all at once, I guess because I'm a slacker. The blouse would look good with jeans too or a pencil skirt. If you try something and don't like it, try looking again with bedroom eyes. It works every time!
I agreed to this sponsorship offer from NK iMODE not just because I love these PJs (their Bettina line), but also because it was founded in Vancouver, does all its design work here, and adheres to fair and sustainable production practices. Their pyjamas are here.

Some of you might like that most of their their silk lingerie and nightwear also feature "lightweight bust support." NK iMODE retails at Selfridges and other high-end department stores around the world. 

A mood shot below. I was cold. But I had to show you the full corporate pyjama-y goodness. You can see that these PJs don't have piping. Nothing screams PYJAMAS (say that like screamy Frau Farbissina here) more than piping. What's up with that? 


And next are the bottoms with a black wool tunic on top, and my pointy black booties. These bottoms flutter when I walk. They also have an elastic and tie waist so you can really pig out in comfort at the all-you-can-eat buffet any time of day. I'm thinking of that culinary scene in the movie Fargo HERE. So good. 

Of course you can wear the top and bottom together as non-pyjamas too. Below the blouse is unbuttoned and worn over the tunic. And I added the black opera coat. A long cardigan would work, not necessarily in black. 

Naturally, I'm wearing O's rings and the loupe he made me. 


And the next photo is what it is, the ending to the story. But before you jump to conclusions, that's a condiment glass for pickles and the mini "wine bottle" is for a citrusy Japanese sauce called ponzu. Yes, things are far worse than you may have feared. Heh.

That's all for now. NK iMODE offers free standard shipping to Canada and the US if you'd care to have a look at their stuff. Quite beautiful and, seriously, they felt dreamy. These PJs arrived at my home just one day after I agreed to post on them. Shockingly fast, even for shipment within the same city.

I'll link up to Patti at Visible Monday, Not Dead Yet Style, and Catherine at #iwillwearwhatilike, Not Dressed as Lamb.

I raise a glass of, uh, ponzu, to you all this week. And while we're at it, let's toast to my new private jumbo submarine, which got approved at my latest board meeting, inspired by the ferocity of these corporate PJs. Nothing screams mogul quite like a private jumbo sub, don't you agree? Pickup will be ready when I can find it in the bay. So excited.

I hope you had a good week!


36 comments:

  1. Brilliant pyjama-ing AND leoparding. I think it's A Very Good Day when you can do both simultaneously. I believe the last time I commented on your blog I was saying how as a child I had an outfit you were wearing in the blog post...and NOW I have to say that I sold (on ebay) several slinky (not silky) leopard print JUMPSUITS that really resemble these pyjamas but were not nearly as nice (polyestery). So again, it's almost as if our lives have crossed paths in some other...I want to say "dementia" even though grammatically that makes absolutely no sense. And yet.

    Lovely stuff.

    Bettye
    https://fashionschlub.com

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    1. Hahaha, yes, it feels like I traverse several dimensions. That's freaky cool how we criss-cross like that. Leopard print jumpsuit? Oh yeeeeah, probably even better that it's polyester to enhance that luuuuridness even more. Till we cross paths again...! xo

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  2. Years ago in the 90s when I lived in Vancouver I found a pair of bright pink silk pyjamas at the thrift store, which I wore as day clothes. Must be the Vancouver air inspiring us! I love the weeird positions your flatlay legs can get into. Really been on the sauce.
    I can feel that slinky silk all over mah boday! Mmmm!
    So glad your jumbo sub was approved. But I feel a new pair of fish scaled pyjamas are in order to properly sashay through the bay...with irridescence!
    xo Jazzy Jack

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    1. Yes, I am suspicious of the air here too. Hahaha. Flat lays are fun to do, often I stand on a little stool so I can get everything in the frame.
      I was joyful after I counted the votes that were unanimous in support of my new sub. I told Claude to put a disco ball on top of the periscope to help me find him. I'm afraid next we'll need a laser light show as well. Sigh.

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  3. You know you let them be sold out of these leopard PJ's? I clicked through as I agree with you they are like a dream. I guess they didn't expect you to have so many followers wanting a leopard PJ haha.
    You also did an excellent job on creating outfits with it. And right so. I mean.. PJ-style clothes are everywhere, so why not take a PJ and create outfits for out of bed with them? They are beautiful enough for that.
    Greetje

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    1. Hello! We are so happy you love Mel's styling of our Silk PJS in leopard ;) She definitely takes the bedroom look to city chic. We have them available in Size M and L and also have size S in many other luxurious colours on our site -enjoy!

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    2. Oh good, they are back in stock. Unfortunately I have overspent big time in October (new winter collection gets me every year). I have to save for a couple of months now. But I will earmark your site, as I really like these PJs.
      Greetje

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    3. Hahaha, Greetje. I'm glad you are shopping. I count on it! And I look forward to your new buys with every post. Cheers!

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  4. Those are gorgeous pajamas, for sure. You look amaze-balls!

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. They feel amazing.

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  5. Those pj's are sophisticated, slinky, and oh so versatile! Seeing them psired eith the "not plaid" overalls made me want to try something similar (but mostly it's the overalls I'm farking in love with). The full Windsor tie is an awesome accessory.
    Because I'm a Minnesota girl I always love seeing even just a snippet of the film Fargo. Despite its gore I was completely charmed by this film and especially "Margie" and her duck stamp artist husband. I wanted desperately to find some "malfeasance" ever since!! Love, Jude

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    1. Thank you! There's so many different ways to style PJ's and leopard print is one of the season's hottest trends -really, they can't go out of style. Comfort meets sleek and chic! We have to agree, Mel's overalls look makes us want to try this look too!

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    2. Fargo is one of my favourite movies ever. O and I often quote lines from scenes. Yes, hunting malfeasance is so much fun! Hahaha! And loudmouths. That movie resonantes with my youth as well.

      Yeah, get farking, Jude!! And I must say, these PJs are excellent for swanning about the house and sighing while holding out an empty champagne glass waiting for a magical refill.

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  6. ohhh, love all your luxurious silky vibe, and the leopardesque fabulousness!, you rock! and that pj's look so elegantly decadent with the tie! and the velvet coat!!
    I like how leopard and denim look together, so fabulous, that's inspiring!!
    You're gorgeous!!!
    besos

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    1. Mwah mwah mwah. You would rock something like this! These PJs are wonderfully decadent, which is also why I had to wear them as daywear. xox

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  7. Swanning around, I mean corporate combat, in silk pajamas looks brilliant on you! Glad you held out for the submarine, yachts are so last Tuesday. You look comfortable and slinky and gorgeous. xox

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Yes, my sub just had a new Olympic pool installed. Gorgeous - I think. I'll invite you over for drinkies after I figure out where it is! xox

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  8. Oh my, Mel-o-vision with commercials. But they're so swell. Especially with a full Windsor knot. kinky, non? And apres, with not plaid dungarees. ooo la la.

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    1. Mel-o-vision needs commercial breaks so you can sneak off to the kitchen to get more snackies. Hahaha!!! xox

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  9. You must realize that most of us wouldn't even think to wear these out and about like you have. But your creativity and incredible style have won me over!!
    Although I usually rebel at matchy matchy, therefore, I'm drawn to the outfit with the top and overalls. I'd copy this in a sec (except for the fact that I don't have a pair of overalls---yet----easily remedied)
    And maybe I'm just getting smarter as I get older. Because my mom (the 70+ model on my blog) recently wore one of her pj tanks under a cardigan. And no one was the wiser (except I tattled on her...LOL)
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Hi Jodie! Mel's creativity could inspire anyone to try these super fun looks! We'd love to see your overalls inspired look too ;) Have a wonderful day!

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    2. Hahaha, it's such a good secret to break too. Why not PJs for daytime? Who says no, right? I could definitely see you in something like this. Overalls are not too hard to find these days. Have fun, Jodie! xox

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on our Leopard Print PJs and the creativity you put in while styling them as streetlooks! We can't possibly choose a favourite so we have to go with them all ;) The looks are fierce and you look fabulous! -xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much, NK iMODE. I had a blast styling these PJs and on the shoot with my friend. These feel decadent, seriously luxurious. xo

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  11. Back in the 1990s my Mum had a pair of satin pyjamas in royal blue with a gold moon and star print, she used to wear them out all the time - complete with a vintage pimp-tastic fake leopard coat and masses of gold chains. No wonder most of Walsall still miss her!
    You look ace, those PJs are far too good for bed. Bitchin' style, our Melanie! xxx

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    1. I wish I could have seen your Mum in that outfit! I'm glad you carry on the tradition of awesome style, Vix. Walsall thanks you. xo

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  12. Woohoo! super slinky and sex-ay! You look fabulous in all ensembles, my personal favourite is your modelled ensemble with the tie and opera jacket casually slung over one shoulder only. SO SHEEEK!!! Meow!

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  13. Corrr! They are extremely slinky PJs and I love all the variations on them that you styled for us.

    In the early 1990s when my daughter was still a teenager I remember there was a trend for girls to wear plaid PJs as outerwear over here and they looked fab in them!

    I hope you find your sub...

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    1. First, I love that word corrr! I don't remember that trend here but it sounds like a fun one.
      Yes, Claude is supposed to put a disco ball on the periscope, but I still can't find him. I was suggesting laser lights as the next step. Or I should just get a clapper!

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  14. Silky leopard print jammies? What's not to love! Excellent flat-lay styling options too. You are going to have companies beating down your door to wear their stuff, mark my words!

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    1. This was definitely a fun styling session and I am in love with these PJs to sleep in and go out in. I have to enhance my lifestyle to live up to them! More champagne, please. xox

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