By TINA M. WILSON
The Yule Log was on TV, had my cinnamon coffee, woke up in a good mood, was feeling thankful and reflective, and right on schedule…. it was Christmas Day. Christmas Eve I was invited to a small dinner party where we dined on sublime brisket and exchanged Secret Santa gifts under 10$. I got a Food Face dinner plate that was meant for me. The apartment was what I call a “Woody Allen”, you know one of those NYC pads with a real dining room, a massive table with leaves that seats 12, a kitchen where guests can mill about and there is room for multiple conversations. I was the only non-Jewish person in attendance which brings me to thankfulness, I am so happy I get to live and work in a town where diversity is a given. Not going to get all preachy on you, … ...Read more
By TINA M. WILSON
“I would go out but I haven’t got a stitch to wear” is a line from one of my favorite songs by Morrissey of The Smiths, one of my favorite singers and if you come to my home for a party you will undoubtedly hear it. If you are the hostess, what to wear is always a dilemma.
First things first, as the hostess you are the centerpiece, what you wear, or don’t wear is key to how comfortable your guests are. Your wardrobe signals “it’s okay to stay and party all night” or “I plan to be in bed by midnight, dishes done, so don’t get too comfy”. Your choice of garment also lets everyone know that you are “getting your hands dirty” and will address their every whim or you are “the ice is in freezer, help yourself” type. I’m a little of … ...Read more
Today, we are very pleased to introduce our first ever e-commerce venture: an exclusive offer of illustrated Holiday cards by our incredibly talented teammate, Tina Wilson. Many of you are familiar with Tina’s bi-weekly blogs on Lingerie Briefs in which she uses her artistic acumen to sketch her insight into the world of Intimate Apparel. Long respected for her Lingerie designs, Tina’s grasp on the cultural trends that drive the market are always prescient.
Now, you can purchase all 5 of these holiday cards in a package of 10 (2 of each) for $25.00. This is a very LIMITED EDITION. We are testing our waters, exploring potential and determining interest in our reader’s desire to shop her for unique and creative items/ gifts. Shipping in the USA is free. Your feedback is appreciated. Happy Holidays!
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by TINA WILSON
Did you know that you had a goddess within you, perhaps more than one, I didn’t? Not until I attended a fashion and lifestyle seminar given by Trend Union and the ingenious soul that is Li Edelkoort. She spoke of Goddesses; a curated list of powerful and uncompromising women. She spoke of their origins, character, attributes, and their faults. It was inspired, engaging, beautiful, and informative and it gave me the subject of this blog, so I take absolutely no credit for assembling the list of these miraculous creatures, that goes to Li.
After hearing her speak of Nike, Artemis, Persephone, Oshun and others, I tried to imagine what they would wear, beneath or instead of their traditional tunics, armor and pleated column dresses while they waged love and war.
The descriptions of each goddess and the imagery was masterful, I will try to create that … ...Read more
By TINA WILSON
Halloween. When I came to the decision to dedicate this blog to Halloween I had no idea what the actual subject would be. It stressed me out for a few days, I only knew I wanted it to be about corsets. Back when I used to dress up for Halloween, it always involved a corset or bustier. Nurse with corset, witch wearing corset, genie with corset, the list is long.
One night shortly before the blog deadline I was sitting on my sofa looking for inspiration, sifting thru my coffee table books on Basquiat, the 80’s NYC club Area, Schiaparelli, and Vionnet and then it hit me, and it hit me hard. McQueen, Alexander McQueen.
Savage Beauty, the exhibit of McQueen’s work haunted me for years. I saw the exhibit three times, twice braving the imposing crowds at the Met and once on … ...Read more