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An American Triumph

April 11, 2017

Hamilton the musical on Lingerie Briefs

I had a very Hamiltonian weekend. First, I finished reading Ron Chernow’s biography of this extraordinary man. Then, I listened to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s score for the Broadway hit show. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen it yet. At $900 a ticket I will have to pass. But it doesn’t matter. Being submerged in Alexander Hamilton’s story was an intellectual and creative privilege. Born without an “American” pedigree into an impoverished life, this brilliant immigrant rose to be, not only a Founding Father of our nation, but also the author of the country’s constitutional and financial framework. Infiltrating the social strata of his day, Hamilton never faltered in his quest to insure America’s future. He brought his phenomenal writing skills and oratory talents to our shores for one … Read more

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Featured Designer ~ Kriss Soonik

April 10, 2017

Kriss Soonik on Lingerie Briefs

This week in our Gallery, Alison is featuring the S/S 2017 photo campaign of the Kriss Soonik Ilona collection. Established for her lingerie design, Kriss explores the campy world of loungerie with a twist. READ and SEE more HereRead more

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Wear Happy ~ The Cat’s Pajamas

April 7, 2017

vintage Turner print on Lingerie Briefs

Around 35 years ago, right after my husband and I bought our first house at the beach, we purchased a print of pink flamingos standing in water. It had a mirrored frame. I, in my ignorance, thought it was a unique deco piece, very kitsch, very cool, and hopefully very valuable. Not too long after we hung it in a prominent spot, I was watching the movie “The Right Stuff” and saw the exact piece hanging on the wall of a motel room scene. Kind of a bummer learning that my discovery was a dime a dozen reproduction. But it didn’t stifle my affinity for pink flamingos. It’s a secret I have never really disclosed, particularly having now observed them as lawn ornaments sans discretion. … Read more

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Fashion Illustrations ~ Big Little Lies

April 6, 2017

This week, Tina Wilson uses her considerable illustrating talents to articulate her passion for the HBO series Big Little Lies.

“I wasn’t prepared for the impact of Big Little Lives on my Sunday evenings. I was even less prepared for its departure, leaving an entertainment void I don’t know how to fill.

I’m not one to gravitate to films or TV shows centered around entitled people with problems most of us would be happy to have, yet I was captivated for 7 weeks. . . ” READ and SEE more here

 

 

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Sports Bra Mania

April 4, 2017

Anita Momentum Sports bra on Lingerie Briefs

I’ve been mulling over this Sports bra story for several months now. This niche is expanding in the marketplace as companies introduce multiple options every season. But, I believe that unlike the shapewear craze that saturated the lingerie landscape several years ago and then slowly dissipated, this business will continue to evolve in brand inventories. Here’s why. The market explosion in this category speaks volumes about the American lifestyle. The evolution of the wardrobe from buttoned up to laissez-faire won’t go away. Our culture pivots on blue jeans, t-shirts and sneakers. The focus on function, comfort and ease of wear has always dominated our bra wardrobes (the t-shirt bra phenomenon speaks volumes), but now, women are finding out that exercise is critical to their well-being.… Read more

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Hanky Panky Celebrates Its Heritage

March 31, 2017

Hanky Panky handkerchief bra and panties on Lingerie Briefs

I remember my mother’s 40th surprise birthday party. I was 11 and I thought my mom was so old. The banner at the entrance read “Life begins at 40”. I presumed that my aunt had hung it there to make her feel better about this provocative milestone. I loved my mother something fierce, but alas, I only had 40 years myself before she was gone. But 40 years is a long time and the building blocks of a person’s character constructed during such an enduring relationship are formidable. Small details prevail, floating through our memories, defining the individual and embedding their meaning into our psyches. One such vignette was my mother’s handkerchiefs. She seemed a bit quaint to me with those embroidered hankies in … Read more

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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