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Audio Briefs ~ Interview With KATRINA EUGENIA

July 23, 2017

Today on Audio Briefs, Deedee interviews model Katrina Eugenia. Katrina shares what inspires and makes her photos so unique, why she is a muse to top photographers and her funny stories about being a neighbor to a super model. LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE PODCAST HERE

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Artist’s Vision ~ Layneau Boudoir Wear

July 21, 2017

My daughter Kate never intended to become a figure skating coach. She attended top academic colleges in the Northeast, eventually receiving her MFA (Master of Fine Arts). Her dream was a career in art. Skating was her passion. But life happens and a melting job market led her to an ice rink.  She stayed because she’s good at it, despite the fact that some question the purpose of her academic pursuit. But I beg to differ. Her exposure to and absorption in the art world has informed her teaching style and melded seamlessly into the work she creates. With this installation (Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art) she traces an original figure on an icy canvas while she, herself, glides seamlessly across its surface. The level of technical skill required is hidden by the elegance of movement across the arena. This piece pays homage to female stamina and grace

Layneau Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

When I first saw the Layneau Collection in Paris several years ago, I knew I was looking at a piece of art. The attention of this brand to complex sewing details is exemplary. The intricate lace appliqué placement reveals a well-schooled grasp of the foundation of lingerie design. Brand owner and creator, Kaaren Bedi’s background in costume, bridal and jewelry design is unmistakable. Although her work is expensive at retail, it is priceless as an art form. One might consider it 360 degree luxury. Leaver’s lace is strategically placed on 19mm silk charmeuse. The fabric floats over the torso forming glamorous intimate sculptures worthy of any boudoir gallery. Recognized by photographers, respected fashion magazines and celebrities, Layneau celebrates the woman as subject, not an object in the story of her life.

Layneau lingerie detail on Lingerie Briefs

“My Last Word Is That All Depends On What You Visualize” ~Ansel Adams

 

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Swim Briefs ~ Jolidon Previews Spring/Summer 2018

July 18, 2017

Jolidon Swim on Lingerie Briefs

This 25 year old Romanian company, a global Lingerie and Swimwear force has only recently dipped its toes into the North American market. Well known in the industry for its excellent quality, beautiful fabrics and premium trims, the swim collections have expanded from the tried and true Jolidon assortments to include new channels Cruise, Clandestine and Joliform. And of course, there is Prelude; in case you want a bit of Sworovski blinging your bathing suit. READ and SEE more here…..

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Fashion Illustrations ~ Summer Whites

July 17, 2017

Tin Wilson illustrates Deborah Marquit bras on Lingerie Briefs

This week. Tina’s blog discusses and illustrates the impact of summer fashion on the Lingerie Industry. The increase in bare shoulders and bare backs along with the preponderance of white apparel creates a gorgeous backdrop for elegant intimates that are not afraid to be seen. READ and SEE more here

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Leading Strings ~ Marlies Dekkers

July 14, 2017

Leading Strings bra & Panty by Marlies Dekkers on Lingerie Briefs

The NY Spring 18 Lingerie Market is imminent. We are currently enmeshed in industry trade shows:  Mode City, Miami Swim, Curve just to name a few. I go to the shows with great expectations. Are there any creative product ideas with real potential momentum? Usually they emerge from entrepreneurial visionaries: women like Marlies Dekkers. Some years ago, Marlies brought strappy lingerie to the mainstream, by taking a then radical design idea and refining it. She elevated the use of straps from a bondage statement to a new perspective: feminine liberation. Using subtlety to deliver the message, her brand became synonymous with tasteful everyday sensuality.  The Dame de Paris bra was a priority piece (still is) in shop inventories that needed fashionable styles that actually sold. And, like any product that hits a retail nerve, this concept, which birthed a fashion trend, was exploited ferociously. I know that strappy lingerie is now part of the intimates design lexicon, but frankly, I think it’s been pushed to the edge.

Leading Strings bra & Panty by Marlies Dekkers on Lingerie Briefs

I still believe that the original concept, brought to the forefront by Marlies Dekkers, remains first in class; but I am a bit tired of all the wanna-bes.  When I saw Marlie’s newest iteration, Leading Strings, I realized that her original design still had staying power. The increased height of the signature straps as well as the wider shoulder straps add additional lift fitting 32-40, B-F cups.  This expands its appeal to a larger group of women remaining daring yet understated. The difference here is that these pieces, in everyday black and summer white are sophisticated styles that do not distract but rather “frame your beauty”.

“I Love Women Who Give Convention the Middle Finger,
Especially When They Do So In a Creative, Elegant Way” ~Mira Nair

 

 

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Oh Là Là Chéri Launches Kaviar Premium Lingerie Collection

July 12, 2017

Oh La La Cheri on Lingerie Briefs

We are pleased to welcome our newest Spotlight Partner, Oh La La Cheri. With the launch of their new Kaviar Premium Collection, this 10 year old brand continues its foray into new lingerie channels. Oh La La Cheri carries on its mission to design for women of all sizes who desire sexy lingerie just because they want it for themselves. SEE and READ more here

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Lingerie Briefs is my virtual Lingerie boutique. The merchandise that I feature are all products I have personally reviewed and which I would be proud to carry in my own shop. It is an artistic and literary destination providing insight to both the Lingerie Industry and Lingerie Consumer. Our mission is to prove that … 
 Ellen Lewis