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By ALISON CONNOLLY

Corporelle Lingerie On Lingerie Briefs

I recently attended a workshop for a fascinating new concept called Fashion Feng Shui.  At the heart of this practice you learn why you purchase the clothes you purchase, why you purchase certain items and never wear them, and you learn which fashion element best represents your true style and how to use that element to select future fashion purchases.  That’s basically the super abbreviated version of what Fashion Feng Shui is all about, and I couldn’t help but think of how it applies to the brands I feature here on Lingerie Briefs (and if you’re interested in learning about the full concept, visit The Life Styled).  Without going into detail about all 5 elements, the element I best represent is Metal, which means I am drawn toward luxurious and/or high quality brands that are structured and typically free from patterns.  It makes perfect sense when … ...Read more


By ALISON CONNOLLY

Maison Marcy pajamas for men and women on Lingerie Briefs

I sure do appreciate a brand that has personality.  I also appreciate a brand that incorporates adorable canines into their campaigns.  That’s where the brand Maison Marcy captured my attention.  Within moments of seeing their first image, I knew I needed to see more.  This is perhaps the first brand I’ve personally featured in the Gallery that designs for both men and women; it’s actually much harder for me to generate interest in men’s loungewear, which made me appreciate the work of Maison Marcy that much more.

This Belgium brand was established in 2012, and specializes in pajamas and loungewear with a “dandyesque” style and a “cool elegance.”  It’s preppy and luxurious without taking itself too seriously.   In fact, it is perhaps the very first upscale brand that has featured dogs wearing its designs!  The range includes a variety of colors and patterns, made using the finest … ...Read more


By ALISON CONNOLLY

Le Petit Trou lingerie at Salon de la Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

I must admit, when I think of Polish lingerie brands, I can’t help but think of utilitarian styles and the typical product photography that accompanies them. I feel bad generalizing like that, but it’s simply been my experience.  Which is why I was completely surprised that a brand I had been admiring from afar, Le Petit Trou, was indeed Polish!  Granted, the French name threw me off, and if you aren’t aware of what it translates to, it’s the little opening (cheeky!).

Last week the brand took part in the “Uncover” portion of the Salon International de la Lingerie.  Uncover showcases emerging talent and mainstream lingerie designers that are fashion-forward and standout due to their creativity. My colleague Ellen was lucky enough to swing by the booth and take a peek at what’s new, and fortunately received these images showcasing the latest collection.

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by ALISON CONNOLLY

For as long as I can remember, I have been attracted to marabou slippers. You know the ones; the high heel boudoir slipper with the flirty little puff of feathers or fur at the toe. I recall when I was 6 years old and being at a girlfriend’s house whose mother owned a pair of these slippers in white. You bet I was taking any chance I could get to play dress-up in those shoes!

Fast forward many years later when I opened my own lingerie boutique, and of course one of my very first orders was for the Fifi Chachnil TraLaLa marabou mules. They became a mainstay decoration in my shop, often photographed by visitors, and eventually became one of the few keepsakes I ended up keeping when we sold the business. Even while I owned the boutique, I often ogled at the boudoir slipper styles … ...Read more


By ALISON CONNOLLY

Miss Mosh in Dotties Delights Vintage Inspired Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

There really is nothing so thrilling as when your favorite lingerie designer pairs up with your favorite model; the combination is magical!  The recent collaboration between lingerie brand Dottie’s Delights and vintage style icon Miss Mosh is a match made in heaven.  This is perhaps the third time the two have collaborated, and once again you can see why they were made for one another.  In fact, many of the designs from the current look book were inspired by vintage pieces from Miss Mosh’s personal vintage boudoir collection.

Each of these Dottie’s Delights pieces has delightful details that set it apart from other midcentury vintage-inspired brands.  For instance, there’s the New Look Bralette made with perfectly-placed grosgrain ribbon covering the breasts, the Elsa Pocket Petticoat with mirror novelty pockets à la Elsa Schiaparelli, and the Pomperoo Bed Jacket with dotted veil shoulders and velvet trims!  It almost … ...Read more


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