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The Good, The Strong and The Beautiful ~ Mimi Holliday Swan Lake Collection

January 31, 2017

I’ve been fishing around the internet today trying to locate tickets to the New York City Ballet’s presentation of Swan Lake. I try to take my daughter to the ballet or her birthday every year, and I know how much she identifies with this story. But of course, because of conflicting schedules all around, we’ll have to make another choice. Nonetheless, the entire search got me thinking about swans, women, Valentine’s Day and Mimi Holliday Lingerie.  Swans are majestic birds, an elegant presence floating effortlessly across water and an unexpected force when they take flight. Yet, don’t cross them, particularly near their young. They can get really mean. This duality informs Peter Martin’s choreography. Dancing the part of Odette/ Odile is one of the most technically challenging and emotionally fearless roles in all of ballet. It embraces the swan as a combination of feminine grace and defiant strength.

Mimi Holliday Swan Lake Collection on Lingerie Briefs

This brings me to Mimi Holliday’s Swan Lake Collection and its natural affinity to Valentine’s Day. That is to say, this delicate nude mesh bra and panty set is a piece worthy of gift status for a woman who appreciates beauty, individuality and luxury intimates. The exclusive swan embroidery elevates these styles to statement pieces, an expression of the precious, confident and sensual elements of the female character. Available in 32-38, B-F cups and XS-XL, this bra and panty set is the essence of Mimi Hollidays trademark eccentricity. It begs the question: is she Odette or Odile?

“True Delicacy Is Not A Fragile Thing” ~James Broughton
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Featured Designer ~ Le Petit Trou

January 30, 2017

This week Alison presents the delightfully cheeky collection of Polish brand Le Petit Trou. With a french flair and a delicate hand, they were a hit at last week’s Paris show, Salon International de la Lingerie. SEE and READ more in the GALLERY

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Cheeky, Indeed! ~ Le Petit Trou

By ALISON CONNOLLY

Le Petit Trou lingerie at Salon de la Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

I must admit, when I think of Polish lingerie brands, I can’t help but think of utilitarian styles and the typical product photography that accompanies them. I feel bad generalizing like that, but it’s simply been my experience.  Which is why I was completely surprised that a brand I had been admiring from afar, Le Petit Trou, was indeed Polish!  Granted, the French name threw me off, and if you aren’t aware of what it translates to, it’s the little opening (cheeky!).

Last week the brand took part in the “Uncover” portion of the Salon International de la Lingerie.  Uncover showcases emerging talent and mainstream lingerie designers that are fashion-forward and standout due to their creativity. My colleague Ellen was lucky enough to swing by the booth and take a peek at what’s new, and fortunately received these images showcasing the latest collection.

Le Petit Trou is a very sensual, romantic lingerie brand that prides itself in creating comfortable, affordable luxury.  You will notice that many of the bras are wireless, and always unpadded.  Additionally, nearly all designs are made using transparent materials like ultra-fine fishnet or lace.  Also, true to its name, many of the panties have a sexy cut-out detail at the back!  We are excited to see this brand grow its retail presence, and look forward to seeing which U.S. retailers pick it up this season!

Le Petit Trou lingerie at Salon de la Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Le Petit Trou lingerie at Salon de la Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Le Petit Trou lingerie at Salon de la Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Le Petit Trou lingerie at Salon de la Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Le Petit Trou lingerie at Salon de la Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Le Petit Trou lingerie at Salon de la Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Le Petit Trou lingerie at Salon de la Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Le Petit Trou lingerie at Salon de la Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Le Petit Trou lingerie at Salon de la Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Le Petit Trou lingerie at Salon de la Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Le Petit Trou lingerie at Salon de la Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Le Petit Trou lingerie at Salon de la Lingerie on Lingerie BriefsMarabou Slippers, my favorite!

Le Petit Trou lingerie at Salon de la Lingerie on Lingerie Briefsat last week’s Salon de la Lingerie 

 

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Le Mystere ~ Mid-Impact Unlined Sport Bra

January 28, 2017


Experience flattering shape in the breathable, 2-ply mesh of Le Mystere’s Mid-Impact Unlined Sport Bra. This smoothing silhouette, with padded and adjustable straps, focuses on decreasing movement and maximizing support through encapsulated compression, reducing bust lines by up to 2 inches. It’s a must-have addition to your on-the-go wardrobe. Up to G cup.

Enjoy this Sport Bra’s great features:
• Underwire design  • Padded, adjustable straps  • Power micro cups  • Butterfly back

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Swim Briefs ~ Blue Graphics

January 27, 2017

Swim Briefs Blog on Lingerie Briefs

I’m in a blue state of mind, but luckily for me, I left the country this week for a winter distraction in Paris. The city is full of hidden treasures like this amazing glass dome in the Printemps Department store. Maybe it inspired this season’s trend in swimwear, blue graphics. . . . READ and SEE more here

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On Trend ~ Graphic Blue Swimwear

Swim Briefs on Lingerie Briefs

I’m in a blue state of mind, but luckily for me, I left the country this week for a winter distraction in Paris. The city is full of hidden treasures like this amazing glass dome in the Printemps Department store. Maybe it inspired this season’s trend in swimwear, blue graphics. For those of you still ensconced in the ice and snow that is swallowing up a good portion of North America right now, it might be a good time to escape to a warmer climate. Blue skies and blue water are a salve for the soul. Maybe that is why blue is such a dominant color. And graphic prints  command an appreciation for abstract thoughts. We are focused here on lingerie brands that have applied Read more

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