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Red Carpet Gowns & Underpinings ~ Fashion Illustrations

February 28, 2017

See Tina Wilson’s fabulous illustrations of her take on the Oscar celebrities’ gorgeous gowns and what she imagines the stars might have worn underneath! READ and SEE more here

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Oscar Underpinnings & Red Carpet Fashion Illustrations

February 27, 2017

by TINA WILSON ~ Illustrator


Watch in action, the drawings of Best Supporting Actress ~ Viola Davis
& Best Actress ~ Ruth Negga’s gowns on the Red Carpet.

We watch and we judge. We judged the performances they gave and the dresses they will wear to receive their accolades. I love the Oscars and I don’t believe I have missed….blah blah blah

Okay, that was my opener BEFORE the Oscars aired last night, so let me start again WHOA! WTH!?? I am over the moon that Moonlight won Best Picture, I adored that movie, no slight to LaLand but Moonlight was magical…..

I loved the Red Carpet, I loved seeing who was with who, and I loved the acceptance speeches. I loved everything about last night’s Oscars as I imagined what might be worn under some of those magnificent dresses that came down the red carpet, and there were some beauties last night. “Live sketching” the Oscars or any awards show involves a bit of dexterity, and two iPads. The first is to take pics as each nominee or presenter arrives on screen and the second Ipad is for sketching in between those moments. I make no claims to actually know anything about any of the star’s undergarments, this is pure conjecture.

In my next life I want to be Viola Davis, it is her stature, her humility, her power and that red dress on her flawless brown skin that made me envy her and I am almost positive she was wearing Wacoal Red Carpet Convertible Strapless and Janira’s Bodyshaper or the VaBien Low Back Bustier.

Let’s face it most of these women don’t need shapewear but apparently they wear it anyway so I will play along. The “Best Nude Shapewear” goes to Halle Berry who might have been wearing Simone Perele’s Top Model High Waist Shaper and Hailee Steinfeld who I hope was wearing Janira’s 31053 because that wisp of a sheer confection dress held back nothing.

Ruth Negga was stunning, I love the fact that she doesn’t feel the need to bare it all and was probably wearing the Wacoal Halo Convertible Underwire bra or the Wacoal’s Amazing Assets Convertible Underwire Pushup Bra.

Naomi Harris had to have been my favorite, that train on that short skirt had me the first second I saw it, I bet she was wearing Fashion Form’s UltraLight Nubra! No shapewear needed.


Watch: Michelle Williams & Nicole Kidman gown drawings at the 2017 Oscars

Michelle Williams is one of my favorite actresses, I’m in love with her hair, and her dress last night was one of the prettiest, she may have been wearing Le Mystere’s Perfect 10 Tanga, just to feel good.

There didn’t seem to be much opportunity for a traditional pretty lacey bra with straps, so I’ll just hope someone was wearing something from the Simone Perele Florence Collection.

Octavia Spencer is a queen and I imagined her in the Panache Evie Bridal strapless with the Elomi Shaper 8118 to reign it all in.


Oscar gown drawings video ~ Hailee Steinfeld and Halle Berry

There were too many backless, frontless, plunging numbers to count and the award for “Best Gravity Defying Options” must go to Fashion Forms, no one does the “hold up your boobs in a weird dress” better than Ann Deal with her U Plunge bra and bodysuit, Backless Strapless Bra or the Silicone Liftbra.

Charlize Theron is always a stunner and she probably didn’t need anything at all so I won’t even try to guess what she was wearing underneath, and the same for Emma Stone.

It was an amazing cliff hanging night and the finale was historic in many ways.

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Featured Designer ~ Lyn Lingerie

Lyn Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Without exception, everyone I spoke to following the Salon International de la Lingerie in Paris raved about the Swiss brand, Lyn Lingerie. That includes Alison, whose discretionary eye had already landed on this newcomer to the designer market. READ and SEE more in our Gallery

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Swiss Miss ~ Lyn Lingerie

By ALISON CONNOLLY

Lyn Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

It seems as though each week I am covering lingerie from a different country!  Just this year alone I have covered brands from France, Russia, Belgium, Poland and the USA.  So without further ado, this week’s intimate apparel country of choice is Switzerland!  The brand being featured is Lyn Lingerie, which is a bold, modern line that is perhaps best known for its striking bodysuits and ‘crop top’ bras.  I knew I was in good company writing about Lyn, as our contributor Tina Wilson recently selected one of their bodysuits for her Salon International de la Lingerie sketches!

This Zurich-based company specializes in creating high quality, high comfort pieces that feature beautiful details.  I love the mix of strong, modern silhouettes paired with delicate lace detailing.  The brand was founded by fashion designers Evelyn Huber and Ramona Keller, who hand-produce less than 10 parts of their lingerie per day using a blend of conventional and unconventional materials.  They aim to incorporate fabrics from Swiss companies into their work, which is meant to result in a product of the highest quality.

The runway images shown here represent Lyn Lingerie’s AW2017 collection and well as pieces from the Signature Collection that is currently available for purchase.

I’m eager to see which stores pick up this label…I know I would!

Lyn Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Lyn Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Lyn Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Lyn Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Lyn Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Lyn Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Lyn Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Lyn Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Lyn Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Lyn Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Lyn Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Lyn Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Lyn Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Tina Wilson fashion illustration of Lyn Bodysuit on Lingerie Briefs

 

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Shades of Blue ~ Panache Collections SS17

February 24, 2017

Why not brighten up these grey winter days with Panache’s SS17 blue-toned bras and panties. Whether your style leans towards pretty prints or cool hues, there’s a fabulous selection to choose from.

Royal & Luxurious ~ Clara


The Clara has a stunning contrast blue & gold stretch lace that is supportive while creating a great shape, available in 30-38 back & D-J cups.

Blue Blossom ~ Jasmine


Jasmine is a bestselling range, known for its supportive fit and flattering shape, SS17 brings this beautiful blue blossom print, perfect for brightening any cloudy day! Available in 28-38 backs & D-K Cups.

Sweet & simple ~ Elise


Elise T-shirt bra mixes soft microfiber and smooth lace to create a supportive and pretty everyday style. Available in 30-38 back & D-G cups.

Lace for Everyday ~ Andorra


Andorra is a supportive full cup bra made in a flattering stretch lace that’s smooth under clothes; the stunning SS17 two tone mineral blue lace is a perfect addition to your everyday collection.

See the entire SS2017 Panache collections at CurveNY!

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Introducing Out of the Box Elegance ~ Rya Collection by Flora Backer

Rya Collection by Flora Backer on Lingerie Briefs

This week I had a WOW market day. My friend and colleague Flora Backer (aka founder of Flora Nikrooz) invited me to preview her new brand, the Rya Collection, before she launches next week at Curve NY.  The styles are all Flora at her creative best. She has ventured forth on her own because as she explained to me, she wanted total freedom to create out of the box elegance. Infusing her work with the trademark Flora bridal touch, these designs are unique, feminine, pretty, sleepwear anointed with just the right amount of lingerie drama. Developed and produced completely in her New York City atelier, they manage to combine glamour and value. Flora’s instincts and knowledge of the piece goods market is obvious. There is so much “bang for your buck” here, it’s hard to decide what to showcase. Ready for retail delivery in March, every buyer searching for some store charisma should see this line. And you can, at Curvexpo NY 2/27-3/1 Booth #545

Rya Collection by Flora Backer on Lingerie Briefs

Rya Collection by Flora Backer on Lingerie Briefs

Rya Collection by Flora Backer on Lingerie Briefs

“Creativity Is Contagious. Pass It On” ~Albert Einstein

 

 

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