Briefs

By ELLEN LEWIS

Skin silk lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

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.

Skin silk lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

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.

Skin silk lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

“Luxury is the Ease of a T-shirt in a Very Expensive Dress” ~Karl Lagerfeld

 


By ELLEN LEWIS

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. 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


Helen Sanchez Luxury Lingerie Rosario collection featured on Lingerie Briefs

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”

Helen Sanchez Luxury Lingerie Rosario collection featured on Lingerie Briefs

Helen Sanchez Luxury Lingerie Rosario collection featured on Lingerie Briefs...Read more


By ELLEN LEWIS

Anita Active Momentum underwire sports bra as seen on Lingerie Briefs

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.

Anita Active Momentum underwire sports bra as seen on Lingerie Briefs

There has never been a time that Anita’s Sports wireless bras have not been integral to … ...Read more


The Nature of Lise Charmel

By ELLEN LEWIS

Following up on Tina’s recent blog on the infusion of animal prints into the fashion stratosphere, I was inspired to write today’s missive on Lise Charmel’s Coralle Fauve Collection. Whenever I embark on a Lise Charmel story, I am energized. This brand’s aesthetic is so in sync with my love for the artistry of lingerie that stories surface easily. This particular group was inspired by nature and the original world. It is wild and enchanting. I thought of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, the forest in which it is set and Puck’s quixotic theatrics that compel the tale. No, perhaps that thought is not really symbiotic. Then I sought favor in fine art. What about the Pre-Raphaelite John William Waterhouse, and his painting of Ariadne? There she sleeps surrounded by roses, two cheetahs (or are they leopards- it’s hard to tell) by her side.

Lise Charmel Coralle Fauve Collection as seen on Lingerie Briefs

Finally, I drifted back … ...Read more


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