Featured Designers

By ALISON CONNOLLY

Vannina Vesperini fashion show in the Gallery on Lingerie Briefs

If you’ve been following along on this blog and on social media, you know that the Lingerie Briefs team recently had the pleasure of visiting Paris to view the upcoming Autumn/Winter 2018 lingerie collections.  This is a big week for the intimate apparel industry, with plenty of fanfare, an incredible tradeshow (Salon International de la Lingerie), parties and dazzling runway shows.  One such show was the AW18 “Dessous-Dessous” presentation by French lingerie veteran Vannina Vesperini.

A common golden thread ran throughout the upcoming collection as evidenced by plenty of gold lace trims and gold lamé fabrics.  There was no shortage of decadence on display either with python-print and jewel-toned satin, feather capelets and even a marabou fur-trimmed camisole!  Ultimately, all of these new textiles were used in combination with classic shapes that are part of Vannina Vesperini’s signature style.

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Effortless Cool ~ Asceno

By ALISON CONNOLLY

Asceno silk Pajamas on Lingerie Briefs

In terms of style, creating an effortless cool look is a paradox; it’s equal parts polished and disheveled, sophisticated and casual, fashion-forward and laid-back.  The ultimate goal is to look like you weren’t trying too hard, and for some of us it requires trying very hard!   The ladies behind ASCENO have achieved that perfect balance with their designs.  ASCENO is a contemporary sleepwear and swimwear brand that specializes in silk menswear-style PJs for women that blurs the lines between loungewear and ready-to-wear. Based on the inspiring images from their most recent collections, slipping into one of their pajama sets likely helps you channel your inner Cate Blanchett (who, unsurprisingly, with her tomboy chic style is a fan of the brand).

I have had the pleasure of meeting the designers behind ASCENO, Poppy Sexton-Wainwright and Lauren Leask, and they are a wonderful embodiment of the label they … ...Read more


California Cool – Eberjey

By ALISON CONNOLLY

Eberjey Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Given my background in the lingerie industry (having owned the luxury lingerie boutique Faire Frou Frou for nearly a decade), it’s not uncommon for people to still ask where I shop for lingerie or which brands I recommend.  This particularly held true this holiday season, as friends and colleagues were in search of the perfect gift for the special lady in their life.  It turns out that the one brand I consistently recommended was Eberjey.  And rightly so! This brand appeals to me on several levels, but it really comes down to the fact that Eberjey has a delightful balance of designs that are flirty and sexy, but also practical and comfortable.  It’s youthful, but works for practically any age; a romper or bralette/panty for the younger customer, a robe or pajama set for the older customer.  And vice versa, really.   The colors and fabrics used for … ...Read more


Be Dazzled ~ Taryn Winters

By ALISON CONNOLLY

Taryn Winters Lingerie on Lingerie BriefsA little sparkle goes a long way, at least in the case of lingerie designer Taryn Winters, whose sequin bra design (see image at bottom of this post) caught my attention and stopped me in my tracks while scrolling through Instagram.  I love when discoveries like this happen!  Granted, just because Taryn Winters is new to me, does not mean she’s a new discovery to Ellen Lewis, who had the pleasure of seeing the brand in person at this past Summer’s Lingerie Selection.  Fairly new to the lingerie scene, Taryn Winters is a New York designer whose work is heavily influenced by the world of ballet costumes and her background as a dancer.  A graduate of Fashion Institute of Technology Winters has developed a unique style that is distinguished by her beadwork and many of her bespoke pieces (follow her on Instagram at @taryn_winters for … ...Read more


By ALISON CONNOLLY

Coco de Mer featured in the Gallery on Lingerie Briefs

What is it about dark, sultry, sexy lingerie that makes it so perfect for the holiday season? Perhaps because it’s the time of year when we opt for our most elegant wardrobe choices, and special occasions call for special lingerie!  That’s where the signature collection from Coco de Mer fits in perfectly. Certainly many of you are familiar with the Coco de Mer boutique, which specializes offering luxury sex toys, erotic gifts and exquisite lingerie brands.  But perhaps you did not know the boutique also boasts its own line of decadently naughty intimates. The AW17 collection featured here was “designed to empower and excite”, and with plenty of lacy cut-out panties and quarter cup bras, it does just that.  There are 8 separate groups featured this season, each with its own set of naughty details.  Although risqué, each design is incredibly upscale and beautifully designed. Indulge in … ...Read more


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