Briefs

By ELLEN LEWIS

The Luxury of Jane Woolrich Couture on Lingerie Briefs

Here we are on the cusp of 2019, the week between Christmas and New Year’s when even if it’s not your personal holiday, half the world’s population is at bay. Food, family and frustration hold court between two global celebrations interrupting life’s daily flow. It’s a love-hate affair for many of us and still we persevere, year after year. This season, it is especially prescient: the political arena is in free fall, familial norms are dissipating and cultural standards are at war.   Escape seems the best elixir. We can’t solve the world’s problems at Lingerie Briefs, but I can use the platform to find beauty in the beast.

The Luxury of Jane Woolrich Couture on Lingerie Briefs

This brings me to Jane Woolrich, one of the Lingerie industry’s most seductive design talents. I know Jane personally; her elegant, British persona is a study of feminine grace. Her designs emulate her unique aesthetic. Her collections reflect … ...Read more


By ELLEN LEWIS

PJ Salvage sleepshirt on Lingerie Briefs

Today, I have spent more time than I wanted trying to find a way to artfully explain why these styles from P.J. Salvage deserve a call out. I could go into a diatribe about the way this brand uses trendy design detail to create pajama and robe collections worthy of casual street wear. I could focus on the amazing fabrics for which they are renowned. I could discuss their foray into the 24/7 lifestyle product development journey on which they embarked years before it became an Intimate Apparel buzzword. Frankly, there are a slew of metaphors. But I have started and stopped multiple times today writing this piece. Sometimes, it’s best to simply state the facts. P.J. Salvage is just plain fun to look at, to wear, and to give as a gift. Plus, it’s incredibly soft and comfortable. These particular styles entice me because of the … ...Read more


By ELLEN LEWIS

Painting by Sofia Echeverri at the Patricia Mendoza Gallery as seen on Lingerie Briefs

Last week, while breakfasting in the courtyard of The Patricia Mendoza Gallery in San Jose del Cabo, I had another of my Lise Charmel Lingerie revelations. It’s hard to lock down exactly what inspired me. I think it was the lack of commercialism and the aspirational element of serious works by established talent. Perhaps it was the unexpected method of display or the preponderance of blues that seemed to infuse the environment. But of this I am certain, the art displayed here is unique, investment worthy and certainly best suited for a connoisseur of the industry.

Lise Charmel Nuit Elegance demi cup bra on Lingerie Briefs

Purposeful, or simply coincidental: at that moment, I drew a correlation to the beauty and balance of this Lise Charmel’s Nuit Elegance collection. The paintings and sculptures in the studio are as artfully positioned as the elements of design in these exquisite intimates. Shades of sapphire are threaded into magnificent guipure … ...Read more


By ELLEN LEWIS

Natori Ginza reversible robe with Obi print on Lingerie Briefs

Recently, my husband and I celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary. We’ve been together 43 years, way past half our lives. No one thought it would last. We are extreme opposites; the turtle and the hare. We are a study in contradiction, but the thing about counter intuitive unions is that if the underlying infrastructure is simpatico, it can be a force with which to reckon. We have and have always had the same values. And I have always been attracted by the juxtaposition of ideas.

Natori Ginza Collection on Lingerie Briefs

That is why it’s no surprise that I am intrigued with Natori’s Ginza collection. These charismatic pieces are a correlation of visual opposites that are perfectly balanced. Using color and print to blur design boundaries, Natori has created a rich selection of holiday loungewear that challenges tradition while sustaining the essence of the brand DNA. Anchoring this selection is a … ...Read more


By ELLEN LEWIS

Ellipse Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

In the interest of Nature, the quest for a more sustainable future and a nod to Mother Earth, lingerie holds a formidable position in the fashion world this year. Flowers are always relevant but it is how they are interpreted that empowers the story. The 30+ year old Colombian based Ellipse Lingerie brand, which I have already recognized for their beautiful bridal lingerie, peaks my interest each season with their unique design aesthetic: a tongue and cheek combination of sass and seduction. This time it’s the Botanical collection, a range of intimates utilizing a velvet touch of flowery prints and embroideries to define the bras and panties. Framed by a floral printed kimono that is the centerpiece of this garden of lingerie delights, the entire group is a gift bonanza for a December bride as well as a contemporary young woman. What entices me about Ellipse...Read more


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