Bridal Briefs

By ELLEN LEWIS

Va Bien Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie Briefs

As I culled together this portfolio of lingerie bridal images, I started a search for fine art icons that were inspired by wedding scenes. Paintings from masters such as Marc Chagall, Edmund Blair Leighton, Grace Hartigan and Frank Salisbury beckoned.  The history of art  has long been inspired by brides and that was my intent as I prepared to integrate them into this blog. The concept of merging art with experience resonates so well with me because in fact, that has always been our goal on Lingerie Briefs.

Va Bien Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie BriefsVa Bien

Then I read a very interesting article in The Knot about a modern wedding entertainment trend: Live Wedding Painting. It happens to fascinate me because recently my daughter, who is an artist was asked to do live painting at a figure skating show. She balked at first, but made a commitment to a friend and ended up having a great time interacting with the guests.… ...Read more


By ELLEN LEWISOui Bridal collection by Maison Lejaby as featured on Lingerie Briefs

I had to write one more blog about my daughter’s wedding, which happened this past Sunday. It was elegant, ephemeral and exquisitely executed. White and blush peonies and roses, a harpist and a gorgeous wedding cake told a perfect parable for not only the beautiful bride but also the Maison Lejaby Oui bridal collection. Exquisitely appointed with detailed perfection, this wedding capsule is an intimate jewel. Besides the excellence of the Maison Lejaby workmanship, the delicate french lace and pleated silk trim, each style could be saved for posterity. My husband and I were thankful for our children’s happiness. He describes the feeling as a comfortable bliss, worthy of the investment: a special moment that brands itself into our memory; almost priceless.

Oui Bridal collection by Maison Lejaby as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Oui Bridal collection by Maison Lejaby as featured on Lingerie Briefs

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By ELLEN LEWIS

The last few weeks preparing for my daughter’s wedding have been a marathon of related and unrelated events. We flew home from Mexico for last minute preparations only to discover a major leak had capsized our ceiling onto our bed and flooded the floor. Fast forward, I’ve been sleeping on the couch while we maneuver through regrouping our entire bedding situation. Add to the equation: I babysat my son’s dog and my grandson for the weekend before the wedding because of previous promises made. Then the clothing dilemma: neither my husband nor I had appropriate attire due to our Mexican lifestyle and because he was sure that his 10 year old suits shrunk in the closet while we were away. Then there were the lingerie needs, not only for me, but the bride, who definitely had the wrong bra for under her wedding dress.… ...Read more


By ELLEN LEWIS

NK iMODE Silk Bridal Lingerie Tender is the Night on Lingerie BriefsI am headed back to New York next week for my daughter’s wedding. It will be a very small family affair. That was her choice. She has very understated but decidedly upscale taste. Kate’s an artist, visually brilliant, flirting on the edge of the millennial generation; but way past fairy tale wedding expectations. She says she trusts me and will bow to my planning decisions. With only two months to organize logistics while residing in Mexico, it’s been a challenge. But, I have finally pulled it together: white peonies and roses, a naked wedding cake, harpist and dinner at a private venue.  My daughter’s laissez faire attitude does not fit the stereotypical bride. It’s not that she’s calm (heaven forbid) she just seems relieved to not be burdened with decisions. It’s hard to believe that she will be getting married in two weeks.… ...Read more


By ELLEN LEWIS

Rya Collection Golden Romper on Lingerie Briefs

The Rya Collection is a smorgasbord of luxury lingerie desserts, not so different than a Viennese table at a wedding party: an over the top offering of confections, designed to seduce the eye into one more moment of indulgence. It’s no wonder that Rya is recognized as an exemplary source of bridal sleepwear. Founder Flora Backer (former creative head of Flora Nikrooz) is known for her amazing aptitude for combining classical elements of lingerie design to create unique intimate styles, not only perfect for a bride, but also easily integrated into a year round wardrobe. Each piece in the spring 2019 selection conjures an image of a rich, unique wedding cake, one more scrumptious than the other. It’s not easy to choose. Just like the Viennese table closing a lavish celebration, women are finding room in their wardrobes for one more taste.… ...Read more


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