True Rad Girl – Silent Arrow Lingerie

MimaMochi wearing Silent Arrow "Can't Deal" Balconette Bra and "Gurl" Tie Side Knickers

MimaMochi wearing Silent Arrow "Can't Deal" Balconette Bra and "Gurl" Tie Side Knickers

MimaMochi wearing Silent Arrow "Can't Deal" Balconette Bra and "Gurl" Tie Side Knickers

MimaMochi wearing Silent Arrow "Can't Deal" Balconette Bra and "Gurl" Tie Side Knickers

MimaMochi wearing Silent Arrow "Can't Deal" Balconette Bra and "Gurl" Tie Side Knickers

MimaMochi wearing Silent Arrow "Can't Deal" Balconette Bra and "Gurl" Tie Side Knickers

MimaMochi wearing Silent Arrow "Can't Deal" Balconette Bra and "Gurl" Tie Side Knickers

MimaMochi wearing Silent Arrow "Can't Deal" Balconette Bra and "Gurl" Tie Side Knickers

MimaMochi wearing Silent Arrow "Can't Deal" Balconette Bra and "Gurl" Tie Side Knickers

MimaMochi wearing Silent Arrow "Can't Deal" Balconette Bra and "Gurl" Tie Side Knickers

Kelly, the director of Silent Arrow (the lingerie label I'm wearing) is one of those genuine, rare souls that has the ability to make you feel special, even when her attention is divided amongst hundreds of people in a room. In that one interaction you might have with her while she is busily overseeing the presentation of her collection, you feel welcomed, honored and treasured to be there speaking with her.

Kelly’s kindness and generosity though extends well beyond her personal interactions with people. Her collections aim to empower women on all levels, which makes her label so much more than just the gorgeous lingerie she designs. For example, the use of “normal” women off the street, each uniquely beautiful and comfortable inside their own skin, was empowering to see at her showing. I saw girls of many shapes, sizes, and ethnicities, who became united through their differences as they strutted their stuff with attitude!

Known affectionately as “true rad girls”, are the women Silent Arrow represents and who in turn represent their brand. These are empowered females who embrace both their beauty and flaws, freely choosing to express who they are because they are strong and don’t give a fuck about what others think. A true rad girl exudes confidence, and it is this inner strength that makes her so goddam sexy! She is committed to being true to herself, especially during the testing times when other people may not appreciate her uniqueness.

The rad girl philosophy really resonates with me, hence why Silent Arrow is the only brand to date that I have taken my kit off for! I whole-heartedly believe in the brand’s ethos, message, products and most of all the beautiful designer Kelly! The old me would have been terrified to post something so revealing like this. After all, there is a certain vulnerability in showing this much of myself online to strangers. However strangely enough, even more terrifying is knowing that friends and acquaintances will probably see this too! It’s funny that the people who “know” you in person are always the ones to judge you the most harshly. Just one of many observations I've picked up on over the years.

Like many women, there are things about my body that I have felt insecure about at one point or another in time. For example, when I was younger I was so ashamed of the birthmark on my right leg, that when I had school swimming lessons I would casually try to cover it with my hand. So incognito right? The most worrying thing is how on earth a young girl gets into her head that a birthmark is such a shameful thing! It probably had something to do with the rampant bullying at my primary school that went unnoticed by the teachers. I was quite a perceptive youngster and worked out that being different often makes you a perfect target for people’s ridiculing!

I also still have a love hate relationship with my thighs and legs! I used to be an athlete training 2+ hours per day, on a strict diet, and not even that changed me! It’s something I continually strive to accept and even though I don’t particularly admire Kim Kardashian, I am grateful that she is a body-positive role model for girls with a more curvaceous figure. She has singlehandedly changed the meaning of “does my butt look big in this?!”

This shoot for me is a physical representation of how confident I am becoming in my own body, which I can only see as a huge positive. It is wonderful that brands like Silent Arrow exist as they absolutely make a positive impact on the way women feel about themselves! Am I a true rad girl? Hell yeah!

“Silent Arrow stands for freedom, freedom of expression, freedom of choice.
Hell yeah! I am sexy, because I am strong and brave.
I embody confidence because I know who I am.”

 

What Adrianna is wearing

All lingerie is from Silent Arrow's upcoming collection, expected to be released in June. Adrianna is wearing the "Can't Deal Bra" and "Gurl Tie Side Knickers".

 

Side note:

It is so lovely to know that when you purchase a beautifully crafted piece of lingerie by Silent Arrow, you also make it possible for a less fortunate sister to receive a new pair of black cotton briefs. To summarize Kelly’s words - underprivileged women generally have organizations to rely on for food, shelter, and clothing. Underwear however is one of the few essential items that is rarely thought of and must be bought new!

At the runway show I actually was given a pair of the black briefs with the challenge of finding a woman to give them to. This is so I can experience the joy the Silent Arrow team receive in helping others who are less fortunate. I still have them at home and am contemplating how exactly I am going to go about this. If you are interested in my progress I can update you in a sequel post.

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75 Comments

  1. April 8, 2017 / 22:07

    Adrianna you rock!!!
    I love that you are modelling my range and putting yourself out there, it takes so much courage to expose yourself to potential criticism. You look incredible and your words are amazing.
    Thank you for the kind words. You are such a True Rad Girl 🤘
    Kelly 😘😘😘

    • April 21, 2017 / 01:27

      Thanks Kelly for your lovely and kind compliments! As you know, I adore your range and everything you stand for! Sending you all the love in the world <3
      A xxx

  2. Tina
    April 9, 2017 / 09:28

    This is amazing and I love your message about confidence!! You are a true inspiration and you look incredible in these photos! I love the bottoms with the bows on the sides!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

    • April 21, 2017 / 01:29

      Thanks so much Tina! I agree about the bows. How adorable are they? xx

  3. April 9, 2017 / 20:12

    Silent Arrow sounds like an amazing brand, not only because of the stunning designs (I mean, look at that bra!) but also for their philosophy.
    You look amazing and the pictures are beautiful! 🙂

    • April 21, 2017 / 01:34

      Thank-you so much Marta! That is exactly what drew me to this lovely label! Stunning designs and also beautiful people behind it.

    • April 15, 2017 / 23:15

      Thank you Andreea 🙂

      Adrianna xx

  4. April 10, 2017 / 07:16

    Babe you look absolutely amazing!! Thank you for raising awareness on self love and body image!! YOU GO GIRL!! but back to you….. you look super hot babe and your body is goals!!! xxx Ash http://www.missgunner.com

    • April 21, 2017 / 01:36

      You’re always so sweet Ash! This label is so amazing that it gives me a great confidence boost haha! A xxx

  5. Mary Maria
    April 10, 2017 / 20:22

    Wooow you look amazing!! Have a nice day! ❤

    PS: Follow each other? Let me know!
    Mary María Style

    • April 15, 2017 / 23:17

      Thanks for your kind words Mary Maria 🙂

      Adrianna xx

    • April 15, 2017 / 23:20

      Thanks Andrea! 🙂

      Adrianna xx

    • April 15, 2017 / 23:37

      They really are. I especially love the fit of their bras and also their ethos.

      Thanks! 🙂
      Adrianna xx

    • April 15, 2017 / 23:38

      Thanks Molly 🙂

      Adrianna xx

    • April 15, 2017 / 23:39

      Thanks Shauna! 🙂

      Adrianna xx

    • April 15, 2017 / 23:40

      Thanks Meridith. My partner Mr. Mochi does a great job with all the photography.

      Adrianna xx

  6. April 11, 2017 / 15:08

    I love your thoughts on this and how the brand resonates with you. Their lingerie is so beautiful & you depict that perfectly! xx

    Kit | THINGS SHE LOVES

    • April 25, 2017 / 18:09

      Thanks for the lovely comments Kit! Silent Arrow is one of those gem brands that I’m glad I came across 🙂

  7. April 11, 2017 / 18:43

    What perfect pieces. I used to work in a lingerie store when I was younger and always had an abundance of chic undergarments hahaha. Lingerie is something I need to try before I buy so my lingerie game ain’t what it used to be (I’m lazy plus time and life). But I really do love these pieces. I’ll have to check them out

    Sxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com

    • April 25, 2017 / 18:26

      Oooh sounds like it was a dangerous place to work (for the wallet that is)! I was an athlete for quite a long time, so my lingerie game for a while was pretty dismal to haha! I hope you check out their pieces 🙂 They really have some beautiful designs Sonia xx

  8. Flora
    April 11, 2017 / 20:41

    So well said and I bet you have captured the company’s ethos beautifully! Apart from the range of lingerie being absolutely stunning you make so many interesting comments about body image and self-love. I actually like the whole Kardashian thing too, because they do stand for positive body image (and also acknowledge family dysfunction and the normalcy of this) I am quite at home listening to those girls go on and on….terribly relevant too, is that whole letting one small thing get to you about your body self-love…mine was a mole behind my knee – on the back of my leg back in high school. I also got teased relentlessly because I was a late developer and as flat as tack!!! You are a wonderful role model, I know this just by how you regard me via IG between the cat shenanigans, missing dogs, sincerely complimenting my work and the grace you showed when I sent you the Chanel pic!!! Oh, and PS you need to find someone to gift the knickers, too. Xx

    • April 25, 2017 / 18:44

      My apologies for the delay in response Flora! It’s been a crazy last couple of weeks and I haven’t gotten around to responding to a lot of comments. Each individual reply takes quite a while in loading time to get up, so I need a bit of time up my sleeves (and patience) to sit down and do them all.

      I really appreciate that you came across from ig to read my article. You know, even despite their flaws the Kardashian family are great role models for certain things. I never thought about the family dysfunction aspect that you cleverly point out, and I find that observation extremely interesting. I can only imagine how many kids silently grow up thinking they aren’t “normal” because their families aren’t perfect! It’s great how the Kardashians create awareness of so many different aspects of family dysfunction like divorce, gender identity issues, parental dating after marriage etc.

      Thanks also for sharing your personal stories with body image issues. I am so sorry to hear you were teased about your mole. It’s so sad what kids will make fun of! As you grow older though, it’s funny that those “small” things we were teased about at school become irrelevant as an adult. Thanks for the lovely comments. I genuinely love your work and ESPECIALLY enjoy hearing about the crazy cat stories!! Adrianna xxx

    • April 15, 2017 / 23:41

      Thank you Olga 🙂

      Adrianna xx

  9. April 12, 2017 / 04:33

    You look beyond amazing! These pieces are fun flirty and sexy. And truly designed for women. I’m not familiar with Silent Arrow, so its nice to discover a lingerie brand thats empowers women to embrace their inner and outer beauty as well as their flaws. Because lets face it we all have them and thats ok, it makes us who we are. And I love that they give back to. Thank you for sharing with us. Hope you’re having a great week.

    xo, jackie
    stylemydreams.com

    • April 30, 2017 / 01:20

      Hi Jackie,

      Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my post. Silent Arrow pieces are so beautiful and well made, but it really is the philosophy behind the brand that makes them even more amazing! Glad you enjoyed the read. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

      Adrianna xx

  10. April 12, 2017 / 05:55

    Girl, I can so relate to your dislike of legs. It’s the hardest part of me to tone and that part of me that bulks up as soon as I start anything too intense as far as exercise. I used to do insanity and p90x videos regularly and they made me look so stalky! Now legs and a bigger butt are “in” so to speak so I’ve learned to accept and even embrace my curves even more. You look so lovely btw babe, we are our own worst critics. Your legs look beautiful to me!

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    • April 25, 2017 / 18:52

      Oh wow! I would have never thought that beautiful, you look like such a stunning model in all of your pictures 🙂 It is inspiring to hear that you have learned to embrace your curves! You look nothing less than gorgeous.

      My legs have definitely been the hardest part to accept about myself! I would seriously love to have those long, skinny model legs but alas with my genetics it will never happen! That bulking thing that you experience when you start an intense workout regime is exactly what happens to me! I guess we are lucky to be able to say that less is more? 🙂 Adrianna xx

    • April 15, 2017 / 23:43

      Thanks for the support! 🙂

      Adrianna xx

  11. EC
    April 12, 2017 / 13:27

    Truly inspirational story, yours and Kelly’s. I discovered WeAreSilentArrow from your instagram, and since then, I have bought their entire collection twice over! Everything is just so pretty, reasonably priced, and I love Kelly’s ethos as well and want to support her. If you can’t decide what to do with your cotton briefs, I recently discovered upliftbras.org. They collect used bras and new knickers to then send to underprivileged countries where their women don’t have the financial means to buy such necessities as underwear! As a result of not wearing bras, a lot of the women develop health issues which have significant impacts on their lives, so it makes me feel good to donate boxfuls of my old bras that I have simply grown bored of (and how lucky I am to be able to say that when they don’t have any at all!) – and of course to then replace my underwear drawer with new WeAreSilentArrow goodies!!! 🙂

    • April 12, 2017 / 22:20

      Hey EC!
      So excited to read your comment! Thanks so much for your support! I love Uplift. I have another business doing product development for other brands and had lots of bras left over and they took them all. Isn’t it sad that a bra or pair of undies is a luxury item for some women. It’s so awesome that you are looking out for other women
      ❤ Kelly (Silent Arrow)

      • EC
        April 13, 2017 / 17:18

        Thanks Kelly! Can’t wait for your next release in June! The last lot was just perfect!

    • April 25, 2017 / 19:09

      Hi EC,

      I wanted to sincerely apologize for not responding to your message as quickly as I usually do! You actually made my day when you said that you had come to love Silent Arrow and Kelly’s work through my instagram. Not many people ever say things like that (most remain quiet), so whenever I see wonderful comments like yours it genuinely makes me smile! It brings happiness to me being able to share labels that not only are affordable, of great quality and look beautiful but also make a difference to people’s lives.

      Thanks so much for the recommendation of upliftbras.org. I will have to look into it gorgeous 🙂 Hahaha I really love your strategy! Not only are you doing something good for someone else, it gives you the perfect excuse to purchase more Silent Arrow goodies! Love it 🙂

    • April 15, 2017 / 23:45

      I absolutely love it and so does Mr. Mochi! 🙂

      Adrianna xx

    • April 15, 2017 / 23:45

      Thanks Tijana 🙂

      Adrianna xx

    • April 15, 2017 / 23:47

      Thank you Patricia!
      Enjoy your weekend lovely 🙂

      Adrianna xx

    • April 15, 2017 / 23:48

      Thanks for your lovely support! 🙂

      Adrianna xx

    • April 15, 2017 / 23:50

      Hi Holly,

      Definitely check out Silent Arrow. I can’t speak highly of them enough! 🙂

      Adrianna xx

    • April 15, 2017 / 23:52

      Thank you Merel! 🙂

      Adrianna xx

    • April 15, 2017 / 23:55

      Thank you Stella 🙂

      I simply adore all the pieces I have from Silent Arrow.

      Adrianna xx

    • April 15, 2017 / 23:57

      Thanks Jelena 🙂

      You’re very kind! I think it’s important for women to feel confident in and love the lingerie/underwear that they wear!

      Adrianna xx

    • April 15, 2017 / 23:59

      Thanks Valerie 🙂

      It was plenty of fun to shoot!

      Adrianna xx

    • April 16, 2017 / 00:00

      Thanks for your lovely support Filipa 🙂

      Adrianna xx

    • April 16, 2017 / 00:02

      Thank you lovely 🙂

      Adrianna xx

    • April 16, 2017 / 00:07

      Thank you! I find myself wearing those slides quite often as they’re so easy to slip on and off 🙂

      Adrianna xx

  12. April 14, 2017 / 20:13

    Amazing underwear and photos my darling! You look so beautiful, sexy and elegant at the same time! And how great are these miu miu slippers? Fantastic underwear set, I will take a look at their website!
    Thanks for sharing and have a greta weekend!
    xoxo
    Stella
    http://www.stellaasteria.com

    • April 25, 2017 / 19:22

      Thanks Stella for your beautiful comments! You sure know how to make a girl blush 🙂 Oooh yes! The slippers are so good. I wear them literally all the time. They were worth every penny! Adrianna xxx

  13. April 17, 2017 / 10:53

    Such a cool post! You probs get this a lot but you look so much like Troian Bellisario Xx

    • April 25, 2017 / 19:12

      Aww thanks sweetie. Haha yes you’re right! I do get that quite a bit. My partner was obsessed with PLL before we met and that was one of the things he liked about me initially xx

  14. April 17, 2017 / 16:00

    Gut gemacht, ich habe ähnliche „Probleme“ unterwegs erlebt—einmal habe ich nach 2 WOCHEN FAHRPAUSE IM AUSPUFF EIN WESPENNEST ENTDECKT! Gruss R tirler

    • April 29, 2017 / 23:19

      Thank you Vanessa 🙂

      Adrianna xx

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