For the second year running Coco de Mer brought Monmouth Street in Covent Garden to a standstill with a show-stopping window performance for Fashion's Night Out on 6 September.
Guaranteed to draw a crowd, our window performances have understandably become the talk of the town and this year didn't disappoint.
Our very own Francesca Rose took to the Coco de Mer stage and treated visitors to the shop (and lucky passers-by!) to a seductive Burlesque routine, kitted out in Coco de Mer lingerie of course!
Francesca wore the exquisite new A/W12 Bella Lusso set - Bra, Brazilian Knickers and Sian Hoffman for Coco de Mer Corset. For those looking especially closely (and we dare say some were) they will have spotted the divine Bordelle Silk Web Thong beneath.
A few customers even made it onto the stage themselves with Francesca and had a chance to strike their most seductive pose with her. The best poser walked away with a Coco de Mer goodie bag filled with sexy treats.
Make sure you pass by next year which as who knows what surprises will be in store.
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Last night at Coco de Mer, Made in Chelsea star Cheska Hull helped launch the new number one bestseller, The Diary of a Submissive by Sophie Morgan, with two perfectly pitched readings from the book. Joining her to celebrate the launch of the book were Made in Chelsea co-stars Gabriella Ellis and Ollie Locke.
Described as the ‘real life Fifty Shades of Grey’ and a real no-holds-barred story of what it actually means to be a submissive, The Diary of a Submissive has already been attracting a lot of attention and hit the top spot of the non-fiction book bestsellers’ chart this week. The launch party was a suitably glamorous, cheeky and intimate affair with guests also being treated to a spanking salon by our very own Allison England inspired by the book.
During the salon, Allison explained how to spank carefully and consensually using a range of paddles, belts and rulers before encouraging guests to try spanking out for themselves - with Cheska practising on Ollie Locke!
Take a look at the stunning new Autumn/Winter Coco de Mer lingerie, as featured in Style Magazine (2 September 2012).
Not only was the beautiful new range highlighted by The Sunday Times's glossy supplement, it was modelled by gorgeous dancers from the infamous Paris-based club, The Crazy Horse.
Seen as the ultimate in sensual entertainment, the avant garde Crazy Horse club in Paris delights visitors from all over the world with its erotic displays of luxurious colours, textures and curvaceous bodies adorned with the ultimate in vintage and designer lingerie.
Draped across a vintage ruffled pod chair, a smouldering Parisienne cabaret dancer (front left) modelled Coco de Mer's new Bella Lusso range.
Items featured on the cover include the new Coco de Mer Bella Lusso Lace Cup Bra and matching Coco de Mer Bella Lusso Brazilian Knickers, both of which come in a deep wine colour - perfect for showcasing beside a roaring fire as the cold nights roll in.
Handmade in the UK, these delicious new pieces form part of the Coco de Mer collection for Autumn/Winter 2012, which draws together autumnal colours, rich textures and luxurious fabrics to create a sensual experience as the days get chillier.
In celebration of Fashion's Night Out, Coco de Mer’s very own Francesca Rose will be dazzling visitors to the shop - and lucky passers-by - with a very special window performance on the Coco de Mer stage.
The half-Peruvian exotic temptress has devised a routine especially for the evening, combining the best of her Showgirl and Circus performances, which she has picked up during her travels across the globe. Arrive early to secure the best spot to view Francesca’s naughty shop window antics.
In keeping with the fashion theme, visitors on the night are invited to ‘Strike A Pose’ with Francesca on the infamous Coco de Mer stage. The best poses will be featured in a gallery on the Coco de Mer blog, so make sure you are dressed for the occasion!
Performances at 7pm and 9pm, Thursday 6 September
Coco de Mer, 23 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden.
The Fifty Shades trilogy has brought kink a to a whole new audience, creating a burgeoning interest in the playthings used by Christian Grey and Ana.
A documentary exploring the phenomenon is due to air on Sunday, and features a spanking salon at Coco de Mer. Allison demonstrates a variety of techniques, using Coco de Mer's selection of luxurious spankers, whips and floggers.
Sex Story: Fifty Shades of Grey will air on Sunday 29th July (tomorrow) on Channel 4 at 10pm.
This summer the world's eye will turn to London, with the 2012 Olympics. But before we wave our flag for Team GB, we've dedicated our Covent Garden shop window to celebrating the Diamond Jubilee and her Majesty's 60th year on the throne (or, rather, the Tally Ho Chair).
In store and online you'll find an array of regal objects that will please the most patriotic of revellers.