By ELLEN LEWIS
If I had to use one word to define the recent Salon International de la Lingerie and Interfilière exposition in Paris, I would choose JOY. Expanding on that premise is Shine, Bursts of Color and Energy. The show was pared down, less brands but none the less, it was crowded. Traffic flowed all three days. Many booths were packed. But, as I look back at the report we wrote last July following … Read More
Photographed By Becky Yee
It’s January, a time when women are often hyper focused on exercise and shedding off those holiday excuses. This month, Becky focuses her photography expertise on three of our partner brands whose sports bras offer a wide range of functionality and comfort. Featured above is the Chantelle’s new High Support Everyday Sports Bra available in a wide range of sizes. Just look at the picture (and read my personal editorial published … Read More
By ELLEN LEWIS
Arriving in Paris last week, I visited the stores to get some insight on current Spring trends. It’s a challenge in January in France, as the entire retail apparel industry is on sale obliterating most of the new collections. There is, however, one area of foresight and that is the swimwear floor. I find this particularly interesting as this category has always been a precursor of what is to come. In particular, … Read More
by TINA WILSONLately I’ve been into trilogies. Film trilogies. Novel trilogies. The word trilogy is exciting and mysterious as it signifies that there is more to come. In many ways the intimate apparel world is a trilogy of the body, namely the butt, the waist, and the breasts. Those of us in this industry have spent lifetimes in search of ways to contain, enhance, and maneuver these parts of a woman’s body.
The butt … Read More
An exciting new addition this season from Montelle, Pillow Talk contrasts feminine hues with sheer neutral grounds, for a modern twist to vintage laces. What’s old is now new again! Seeing a generational shift in the industry, young women are exploring & loving looks that were worn in the 70s-80s-90s. Montelle is right on-trend with this 6 piece collection in a gorgeous Champagne & Rosebloom color.
Montelle’s designer shares her inspiration for Pillow Talk…
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by ESTELLE PULESTONI first came across Italian lingerie brand VALERY on a trip to Venice, when my eye was caught – and my breath taken away – by a window display featuring the most beautiful silk and lace bra set in a rich jewel green. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard of this brand before! And yet as it turned out, it was far from being a new one.
A family-owned company now in … Read More
Innovative materials, dedication to sustainability, a pursuit of well being and rooted in product integrity, the Calida brand has always been a family affair. This month, this 75-year-old Swiss company previews its A/W 2023 collections for women, men, and kids. Sleepwear, loungewear, athleisure, and underwear basics are interspersed with updated and new styles. Calida’s spirit remains true to its cottage core design concept and its integral relationship with nature. This season it expands the range … Read More