Briefs

Shifting Perspective ~ CURVENY

You know something is a trend when its synergy begins to creep into your daily conscious.  I am not sure why or how, but I sense a sea change in our cultural atmosphere:  a slow shifting of the tides.   It was apparent at the Paris shows and reinforced again last week at CURVENYThere is always a broad sweep of interesting ideas, but I like to zero in.  Nothing spoke louder to me than the infusion of vibrant colors prevalent throughout the show.  Brands, both established like Wacoal and Commando as well as emerging such as Claudette, Ari Dein and Lola Haze were replete with bold colors applied with an interesting twist.  There was a definite halo of optimism.

Juxtaposed with this surge of vitality was a return to the grace and elegance of classic intimates albeit with a modern edge perpetrated by the use of light airy ...Read more


This Week’s Intimate Discovery:  UK Designer Creates Lingerie Art

The first time I met UK Corsetiere, Velda Lauder I was impressed by the artistry of her work, but even more the intense diligence to detail and function.  Velda’s extensive design background, supported by a plethora of accolades and celebrity customers since she began her Intimate Adventure in 1994 has culminated in a focused Made to Order Corset collection that reveals her identity with the feminine self.  Fascinated by the curvy glamour showcased in the movies of the 1940’s and 50’s, Velda creates her handmade lingerie for a  woman who wants to elegantly highlight her curves but seeks comfort as well as style.  Attentive to a woman’s most sensitive figure concerns, she has created unique accessory pieces devoted to accentuating the positive aspects of the body.  Using the finest quality fabrics and trims, these corsets, available from 20″ to 32″ … ...Read more


The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings.”

When I was a little girl, my mother kept several porcelain figurines on her coffee table.  They were meant to represent each of her 3 children.  One of them was clearly a replica of Alice In Wonderland holding a tiny book which appeared to have writing on it.  I remember the thrill I had each time I picked her up and looking very closely, could actually read those famous words by Lewis Carroll.  I was mesmerized by the intricate delicacy of this charming statuette.  It has forever tied me to the fantasy and marvel of this famous text. My mother did not “collect” things, rather she respected them.  She was forever schooling me about the importance of quality and … ...Read more


BRIEF ALERT! Bubbles and Bras

This Week’s Intimate Discovery:  Meet Me @ Montelle Intimates For A Champagne Chat

As you might imagine, I have many great fitting bras in my wardrobe, so it takes a lot for a new style to pass muster with me.  When Montelle Intimates introduced me to their Pure Plus bra about 18 months ago, I was a bit skeptical.  Suffice it to say, trying it proved that any good merchant never resists a new product introduction if the quality and core value exceeds expectations.  This concise collection of basic bra silhouettes is constructed to fit sizes 32-42, A–G cups; with panty programs available from XS–XXL.  Created in Montelle’s Montreal based design studios, what makes these essential styles so special is a combination of flair, function, fit, and fantastic service offered by this 25 year old brand.  I would be more then pleased to expound further on the virtues they … ...Read more


Spellbound ~ Blush Lingerie

Marilyn Monroe was a famous movie star when I was a child.  I remember seeing Some Like It Hot at the Lake George Drive In Theater during summer vacation with my parents.  It is amazing how 50 years later this actress, with her sultry demeanor dimly veiling a girl next door naivety, still fascinates the American public. Michelle Williams, who stars in the highly acclaimed My Week With Marilyn, describes the star as “something sleepy”.  One could imagine her “crawling out of the sheets”.   Last week, I watched the pilot of the much touted new TV series, Smash.  Once again the fusion of excess and innocence is being resurrected in this musical drama series that pits the milky Iowan wannabe against the veteran blonde sexpot as they vie for the lead role in the musical, Marilyn.  Marilyn Monroe has become a cultural icon.

With her red lips, … ...Read more


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