By ELLEN LEWIS
My move back to Mexico was fairly seamless. In fact, my husband and I both commented on the ease of transition between two very different lifestyles. The pros: well for one, no adjustment curve. The con: the sense of adventure seems to have dissipated. After 6 years, the process has become status quo. I miss the edge that comes with anticipation. Don’t get me wrong, every component of this venue (except water delivery issues) is a welcome respite. Beautiful, serene, and low key, I appreciate the choice we made to make a home here. Maybe I am still in a New York rhythm and all this will fade away in a week or two. But, I could use a new dynamic added to the equation; something to up the charisma quotient of daily life.
The segue between New York and Mexico brings me to Skin Lingerie, my second stop on the “intimate apparel silk road”, the journey upon which I embarked last month. Besides the fact that the Skin color palette could easily have been derived from the Cabo tableau, their introduction of silk lingerie has really upped the brand ante. Already known for their soft, natural and organic fabrics, this addition portends a dimension of sophistication beyond the brands existing profile of casual elegance. Using an incredibly lightweight washable stretch silk, these styles slip in and out of the entire Skin line to form a contemporary lifestyle collage. Designed in basic silhouettes with fastidious attention to quiet detail and generous drape (XS-XL) Skin’s modern interpretation of this ancient fabrication raises it to an entirely new threshold of luxury.
“Luxury is the Ease of a T-shirt in a Very Expensive Dress” ~Karl Lagerfeld
By ELLEN LEWIS
Somehow the lingerie industry, with its often traditional notions of cultural norms, floods the market with bridal lingerie in the spring. That’s why it’s always a perk when I find a line like Marie Jo’s Bella collection that is in stores right now. October is a perfect month for a wedding, at least where I grew up in New York. The weather is predictable and the fall foliage presents a spectacle not easy to duplicate. I took this for granted until I moved to Mexico to which I generally return early each October for several months. Now I get why people make trips to Northeast in the fall. My colleague, Alison, recently flew to New England from LA, just for a viewing. The seasonal transition; the trees exploding in color and the soft white light that precedes the turning of time is a perfect backdrop for … ...Read more
Inspired by Shakespeare’s “Merhant of Venice”, Helen Sanchez channels Portia to design the Rosado silk collection for Fall 19. Draped in luxurious 19 mummy silk and detailed with exquisite lace, these pieces transform a woman’s body into a sensual landscape. Hand crafted in New York City under the watchful eye of the designer herself, each piece is is created with a couture like approach. Worn inside the boudoir or out for an elegant evening soirée, every element is worthy of Helen’s credo “Slip in and out of identities”
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By ELLEN LEWIS
I flew to Mexico Wednesday to my home in Cabo San Lucas. Due to a lapse in thinking, I had to leave my house at stupid o’clock (3 AM) to get to the airport on time. I never sleep on planes so this entry will be a bit briefer because I really need to unpack and set up the house after 3 months of no occupancy. Speaking of packing, when I go to Cabo, my bra wardrobe shifts strategically from my NY selection. My suitcase is an homage to sports bras. I am just more active in Mexico, horseback riding daily and yoga several times a week. This is not news to my longer term readers. I have my favorites across several brands; just check my multiple salvos in earlier blogs.
There has never been a time that Anita’s Sports wireless bras have not been integral to … ...Read more
By HOLLY JACKSON
Every time I browse through my Instagram lately, I keep seeing the same bra. It was made from black mesh with beautiful pink and gold embroidery and seemed to show up over and over again on curvy customers and bloggers. The first few times I scrolled past it, I didn’t have time to see who had made it. It also didn’t have the look of any brand that I was aware of. To my surprise, it turned out to be the newest release from Scantilly!
Scantilly has made a name for themselves by making a huge range of sizes and by picking a look and sticking with it. Scantilly pieces are usually black, featuring sexy cuts and skin baring pieces with a heavy bondage inspiration. It’s still one of the only brands on the market making boudoir lingerie for larger cup sizes. If this segment of the … ...Read more