This is my dog, Libby, dressed as a bunny rabbit for the Halloween parade at the Mid-Atlantic Dachshund Pfest in Virginia. She won first prize for the cutest costume. I know she does not look too pleased, since she probably would have preferred the accolade for the sexiest attire in the contest. After all, dressing like a bunny for Halloween should evoke sensual and feminine images that border on the state of provocative as well as adorable. But I just could not find a corset that fit her.
However, since corsets are such an important lingerie trend this year AND a great enhancement to a variety of Halloween costumes, I thought I would let you know about a phenomenal corsetiere that I have recently discovered, … Read more
Jonathan Swift wrote: “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” Walking on East 33rd Street in NYC last week, I happened upon this vision of a woman’s dress in the shop window of Alpine Creative Services. The designer, Rubin Singer, has managed to deconstruct a classic shape and render it new by the unexpected manipulation of a basic material. It is sculpted completely from pieces of paper. Using folds, pleats, ruffles and textures, a completely modern garment has been created. The white color allows the form to retain its virginal history while its very essence, paper, forces us to recognize its vulnerability. It intrigues me because it captures the eternal seduction of beautiful lingerie. It also embodies some of the … Read more
It is October in New York. The New York Yankees are in the post season playoffs and I have become a devotee by default. The men in my life are obsessed. One of the lessons this iconic American sport teaches is to perform at top levels, an athlete needs to be “in the zone”. That means feeling comfortable in your own skin and having the confidence to believe you can do it. Digging deep to find your best stuff requires proper preparation. You can’t train well if you don’t have the right equipment.
That is why I am so enamored by Shock Absorber, Europe’s number one sport’s bra brand. Understanding the differences in the female form as it powers through a variety of sports … Read more
When I was an Art History major at The University of Pennsylvania, I learned that color and shape are very powerful tools. One of my favorite artists was Georgia O’Keefe, a master with this medium. She challenged the boundaries of American Art. O’Keefe’s genius was her ability to focus on the detail of an object and magnify it so that it became the entire message. Sometimes it was the simple outline of a flower petal; sometimes it was the color of the petal itself. Her paintings were intimate, feminine and very modern. She was a pioneer in the Art world.
I was reminded of this when I saw the Midnight Collection last week at The Carole Hochman Design Group in N.Y C. Carole has … Read more
A few days ago, I visited my friend Adrienne’s lingerie boutique, Adrienne Clarisse in Libertyville, Illinois. After spending time perusing the sophisticated and sensual merchandise she carries, I was reminded of one of my all time favorite movies, Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark. Besides the fact that Harrison Ford’s dual identity of erudite professor and heroic adventurer fulfilled my youthful fantasies of the perfect man, I was completely absorbed in his quest for the hidden treasure.
Adrienne Clarisse is a feminine parallel. It is a beautiful balance between fulfilling a woman’s everyday lingerie basics while addressing her private passions. Searching through the relaxing and intimate environment I found little treasures hidden everywhere. This elegant shop invites a woman to pursue … Read more
Last week-end we tailgated at my son’s Boston College football game. Since it was a rainy September day and we managed to get a spot in the campus garage, our table was a popular destination. At least thirty plus students attended. The weather was very fickle; damp and chilly before the game, sunny and warm in the bleachers. The kids seemed to manage the changing conditions with youthful nonchalance but I, for one, was glad to be wearing my Body Bark t-shirt under my sweatshirt. Not once did I feel discomfort in the vacillating temperatures.
Body Bark is my latest Intimate discovery. It was like wearing a second skin, buttery soft and invisible under my clothes, but sexy and feminine when worn by itself. Made … Read more