A little back story: I'm into pink and I have been for a long time. When I was a kid, the human-size Barbie was on my Christmas list and I owned normal-sized Barbie, her outfits, her car, her house, etc. Just like my love of sequined fabric and huge honking floral prints, my love of pink hasn't changed as the years have gone by.
Enter the Freya Ashlee. The Ashlee is based on one of Freya's bestselling bras, the Deco, which comes in several continuity basics (black, grey, nude) and seasonal "fashion" colors (there's a sizzlin' red available right now). Currently, Freya has two 'enhanced' Deco ranges out: the Ashlee and the Taylor. Both bras feature the same shape, a padded plunge, and the same design details, including double bows at the center gore, smooth velvet-y trim on the the top of the cups and a subtle pinstripe fabric. However, the bras couldn't be more different from one another in their "vibe". Where the Taylor reminds me of menswear and this Toulouse-Lautrec painting, the Ashlee is decidedly more youthful and Barbie-chic. To me, that unrealistically svelte blonde will never go out of style.
Freya "Ashlee" Moulded Plunge, 30G
When I first saw the catalog for the Spring/Summer Freya collection, I looked at the Ashlee range and knew Ashlee and I would be besties. The shade of pink was boldly flirtatious and the line included the most adorable high-waisted briefs. There's also something about the fabric, on both the Taylor and the Ashlee, which is super comfortable against the skin. I realize that more moulded or padded bras aren't everyone's cup of tea, but the interior side of the cups work well for me. In person, the pink tone really pops too! Below, it's pictured on my boyfriend's piano, which helped to bring out the juicy color.
Technically it's called "Sorbet"
In terms of size, I've compromised a little for the gorgeous bra above. I am now 100% sure that my best fit is a 28GG and I'd prefer the Ashlee in that size. Unfortunately, Freya has yet to debut any Deco or Deco-relatives in that cup/band combination so the 'next best thing' is a 30G. Since my breasts are naturally more close-set and top-heavy, I've found that plunges can be troublesome anyway. With the Taylor, I often "roll together" during the day; my boobs don't stay as "anchored" as they could. I don't think this is any sort of design issue, rather it's a result of my shape combined with my own decision to go for the size-up-in-band/down-in-cup compromise. This may be controversial, but I actually don't mind the "roll phenomenon" for nights out on the town. It gives me an extra va-va-voom quality.