By STEPHANIE HYNES
Inspired by the American impressionist painter, Frederick Carl Frieseke, Stephanie’s July Fashion Editorial (Part One) is not only an ode to summer brides, but also a visual play on the effects of summer light. Frieseke is known for painting early 20th century women outdoors in dappled light. These women would often steal away to find respite under a willow or by a body of water, relaxed and free and unrestrained from the layers of clothing that fashion demanded.
Stephanie states “I wanted to play with these elements to create an ethereal mood, one that suggests a mirage in the heat of summer”
To capture this, Stephanie plays with the color white through a simmering lens. The lingerie transforms into an images of romance, desire and delight.
“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
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By ALISON CONNOLLY
We are in the thick of swimwear season, and currently hearing a lot of swimwear industry buzz with the recent Unique tradeshow in Paris. Discovering a brand that stands out amongst the masses is quite a treat, and fortunately for me that discovery was Karla Colletto’s 2019 Resort collection.
Karla Colletto is a contemporary luxury swimwear brand manufactured in the USA. For over 25 years, the brand has built its reputation on creating designs with a perfectly constructed fit by a design team with forward-thinking style.
For Resort 2019, we see a focus on solid-colored styles that are complimented by eye-catching shapes. Of course, there’s a touch of leopard print in the collection, which adds just the right dose of playful pattern. Regardless of the season, the common thread throughout all of the designs is that they offer both functional support and a sensual fit. You … ...Read more
By HELEN MASTERS
Marriage is all about getting to know your partner and all their quirks, so following on from our UK/US nuptial celebration in my last article, I thought it would be fitting to share some intimate secrets (as newlyweds do) on the UK lingerie lover’s tastes and preferences, and to see if lingerie is an area in which we are compatible with our US partners, or if we have irreconcilable differences….
Brits are known around the world as being a bit straight-laced and conservative – we love queuing, we always wait our turn and we are endlessly polite.
Americans on the other hand are known for being outspoken, outgoing and as we say in the UK ‘not backwards at coming forwards’.
So, do our underwear tastes follow the same pattern?
To explore this pressing question (pressing for lingerie lovers at least), I embarked on a little … ...Read more
By HOLLY JACKSON
Shapewear is a huge part of the lingerie industry, but it’s never something that I’ve really prioritized. Whenever I try it I have that Goldilocks experience: something is always rolling up or down awkwardly and I end up feeling like it’s more trouble than it’s worth. It certainly doesn’t help that I live in a sub-tropical climate, which frequently means that you’re wearing incredibly light fabrics and doing your best to avoid layering anything warm underneath them.
Ellen is a fan of HookedUp Shapewear and was the one who recommended I try it. HookedUp pieces have a built in system of hooks to let you attach your bra to your shapewear. What this means is that your shapewear gives you a totally smooth appearance and you don’t have to rely on your cup size fitting into a shapewear company’s bra sizes. I gave my HookedUp shapewear (size … ...Read more
by DEEDEE CROSLAND –Hi Guys! We are so happy to be back here at Audio Briefs with our new podcast name ‘The Naked Point of View’, highlighting incredible and creative entrepreneurial women like we are today! Stephanie Hynes, (a Lingerie Briefs columnist – ‘Lingerie Photography Studio‘), is an international commercial and fashion photographer who specializes in narrative images featuring female protagonists. Her aesthetic captures a sensual, painterly nature of her fine-art based work. On this podcast, listen to Stephanie talk how a childhood passion aided in building her successful career today, her inspiration process on how she creates impactful, strong yet feminine story telling in her photo shoots and her amazing experience working for Vogue and at Prince’s home!
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