Just a short note to let you know that we have just initiated a new venue on Lingerie Briefs called Consumer Briefs. Take a look under our Extra! tab on the main toolbar. If you have tried a product that you love, just post a review here and tell us why, because we value your input. We will mention the brand and your name (if you wish), as well as the store where you found the style. For all the brands and retailers wishing to participate, find a way to put product into the hands of your customers and ask them to post their feedback on Lingerie Briefs. … ...Read more
This Weeks Intimate Discovery: Hot, New Designers Arrive At The Lingerie Designer Showcase
There is nothing quite as satisfying as the discovery of new talent and for that I thank the Lingerie Designer Showcase trade show that took place last week at the AKA Hotel Residences in NYC. This nascent show, Indie in its own right, showcased 10 brands of emerging Intimate artists who are just spreading their wings. There were a host of interesting new silhouettes worthy of recognition from all of these eclectic designers but I was focused early on the parade of creative panty styles that I culled from many of the collections. This was a powerful merchandising story for any lingerie connoisseur. It was inspiring to find these intimate gems and the relaxed environment, amplified by truffles and champagne, did not hurt.
“There is no better high than discovery.” ~ E.O. Wilson
MINI BRIEF: … ...Read more
You know something is a trend when its synergy begins to creep into your daily conscious. I am not sure why or how, but I sense a sea change in our cultural atmosphere: a slow shifting of the tides. It was apparent at the Paris shows and reinforced again last week at CURVENY. There is always a broad sweep of interesting ideas, but I like to zero in. Nothing spoke louder to me than the infusion of vibrant colors prevalent throughout the show. Brands, both established like Wacoal and Commando as well as emerging such as Claudette, Ari Dein and Lola Haze were replete with bold colors applied with an interesting twist. There was a definite halo of optimism.
Juxtaposed with this surge of vitality was a return to the grace and elegance of classic intimates albeit with a modern edge perpetrated by the use of light airy … ...Read more
This Week’s Intimate Discovery: UK Designer Creates Lingerie Art
The first time I met UK Corsetiere, Velda Lauder I was impressed by the artistry of her work, but even more the intense diligence to detail and function. Velda’s extensive design background, supported by a plethora of accolades and celebrity customers since she began her Intimate Adventure in 1994 has culminated in a focused Made to Order Corset collection that reveals her identity with the feminine self. Fascinated by the curvy glamour showcased in the movies of the 1940’s and 50’s, Velda creates her handmade lingerie for a woman who wants to elegantly highlight her curves but seeks comfort as well as style. Attentive to a woman’s most sensitive figure concerns, she has created unique accessory pieces devoted to accentuating the positive aspects of the body. Using the finest quality fabrics and trims, these corsets, available from 20″ to 32″ … ...Read more
The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings.”
When I was a little girl, my mother kept several porcelain figurines on her coffee table. They were meant to represent each of her 3 children. One of them was clearly a replica of Alice In Wonderland holding a tiny book which appeared to have writing on it. I remember the thrill I had each time I picked her up and looking very closely, could actually read those famous words by Lewis Carroll. I was mesmerized by the intricate delicacy of this charming statuette. It has forever tied me to the fantasy and marvel of this famous text. My mother did not “collect” things, rather she respected them. She was forever schooling me about the importance of quality and … ...Read more