Bridal Briefs

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.… ...Read more


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.… ...Read more


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.… ...Read more


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.… ...Read more


Frances Smily Couture photographed by Celso Diniz on Lingerie Briefs

I may have mentioned that my daughter is engaged. And so begins the wedding plan discussion. She is an artist who would be happy to be married on the beach, or in the country. But I think she leans to water. She is an Aquarius after all. Mark, her partner in planning, claims he wants the same thing, but as far as I can tell he’s a real traditionalist. Both of them have a taste level that I appreciate but would rather not confront.… ...Read more


Harmony: The arrangement of parallel texts to form one exquisite narrative. Do we not aspire to this in our relationships, our careers, our homes and ultimately marriage? It’s the melding of many components that factor into our daily lives in order to rise above the noise and find equilibrium. It is the desire to be carried to a higher level of well-being. This is true beauty; a state of personal satisfaction to which every woman aspires.  I saw this image on social media ( I wish I could credit its creator) and decided to use it here to describe Lise Charmel’s  Spring 2019 Haute Couture Art de Volupté and Soie Virtuose  collections

Lise Charmel Art de Volupte Bridal Collection on Lingerie Briefs

The two groups are copacetic, melding together 17 styles of luxury lingerie worthy of any bride.… ...Read more


Marie JO Bella bridal lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

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.… ...Read more

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