BRIEF ALERT! Hanky Panky

This week’s Intimate Discovery:  Born In The USA

Its America’s birthday and nothing fits this classic celebration quite like the domestically made Hanky Panky brand.  This is the 25th Silver anniversary of the iconic 4811 thong, the one size fits all panty phenomenon recognized worldwide for its legendary style and revolutionary comfort.  Available in a parade of colors, this is the original stretch lace thong that sparked fireworks in the Intimate Market and … Read More

What makes a horse such an intoxicating animal is the combination of extreme sensitivity, majestic beauty and soft love.  This 1000 pound animal can feel the touch of a tiny insect, hear the sound of an acorn on a barn roof, smell an animal cloaked by trees and see the flicker of a tiny movement in the distance.  To ride a horse with grace, you must partner with his breath in a delicate dance.  Ears … Read More

This Week’s Intimate DiscoveryPret-A-Porter Glamour is Re-Launched in the Intimate Market

It was really a thrill last week to be invited to see the recently re-vitalized Pleasure State™ Lingerie brand.  Maintaining its signature haute couture design influence, four distinctive collections address a variety of consumer needs; fit, value and glamour.  But it is the top of the line Couture Collection, an elegant gallery of intimate art, that embodies the luxury and mystique that … Read More

What made the Renaissance such a revolution in the History of Art was the emergence of sensuality and form as a metaphor for beauty and life.  I remember the first time I wandered through the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and saw Botticelli’s depiction of the Birth of Venus and thought how the perception of the feminine ideal has morphed through the centuries.     Drenched in a pure white light, this painting of a statuesque figure poised … Read More

This week’s Intimate Discovery: Retro-Saucy underthings hand tailored to fit your curves

I love visiting Journelle in NYC. It’s a virtual gallery of elegant lingerie by  Indie  as well as established designers and visiting the boutique often satisfies my perpetual search for new talent.  Last time I was there I found Fortnight Lingerie, launched in 2010 by Toronto based designer Christina Remenyi.  Artfully tailored to respect a woman’s natural curves, these undergarments are a … Read More

Lately, I have been on a classic reading binge:  Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Frankenstein to name a few.  I am sure I read these tomes in school, but somehow, any memory of the virtues these books possess that have allowed them to remain relevant and even gain in popularity through the generations had escaped me.  Thus, my motivation to delve beneath the antique writing style to understand the essence of the author’s … Read More

This week’s Intimate DiscoverySophisticated, Loungewear Define the American Summer Style

It’s pushing 100° in New York today and I am hunkered down in my house doused in the balm of artificial air conditioning.  I much prefer the outdoors and boy do I wish I had a few pieces of the Anne Klein loungewear, delivered this spring for woman searching for the benefits of cool intimate fabrics engineered for comfort, but designed with a … Read More

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