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By ALISON CONNOLLY

Le Petit Trou lingerie at Salon de la Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

I must admit, when I think of Polish lingerie brands, I can’t help but think of utilitarian styles and the typical product photography that accompanies them. I feel bad generalizing like that, but it’s simply been my experience.  Which is why I was completely surprised that a brand I had been admiring from afar, Le Petit Trou, was indeed Polish!  Granted, the French name threw me off, and if you aren’t aware of what it translates to, it’s the little opening (cheeky!).

Last week the brand took part in the “Uncover” portion of the Salon International de la Lingerie.  Uncover showcases emerging talent and mainstream lingerie designers that are fashion-forward and standout due to their creativity. My colleague Ellen was lucky enough to swing by the booth and take a peek at what’s new, and fortunately received these images showcasing the latest collection.

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by ALISON CONNOLLY

For as long as I can remember, I have been attracted to marabou slippers. You know the ones; the high heel boudoir slipper with the flirty little puff of feathers or fur at the toe. I recall when I was 6 years old and being at a girlfriend’s house whose mother owned a pair of these slippers in white. You bet I was taking any chance I could get to play dress-up in those shoes!

Fast forward many years later when I opened my own lingerie boutique, and of course one of my very first orders was for the Fifi Chachnil TraLaLa marabou mules. They became a mainstay decoration in my shop, often photographed by visitors, and eventually became one of the few keepsakes I ended up keeping when we sold the business. Even while I owned the boutique, I often ogled at the boudoir slipper styles … ...Read more


By ALISON CONNOLLY

Miss Mosh in Dotties Delights Vintage Inspired Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

There really is nothing so thrilling as when your favorite lingerie designer pairs up with your favorite model; the combination is magical!  The recent collaboration between lingerie brand Dottie’s Delights and vintage style icon Miss Mosh is a match made in heaven.  This is perhaps the third time the two have collaborated, and once again you can see why they were made for one another.  In fact, many of the designs from the current look book were inspired by vintage pieces from Miss Mosh’s personal vintage boudoir collection.

Each of these Dottie’s Delights pieces has delightful details that set it apart from other midcentury vintage-inspired brands.  For instance, there’s the New Look Bralette made with perfectly-placed grosgrain ribbon covering the breasts, the Elsa Pocket Petticoat with mirror novelty pockets à la Elsa Schiaparelli, and the Pomperoo Bed Jacket with dotted veil shoulders and velvet trims!  It almost … ...Read more


By ALISON CONNOLLY

Fraulein Kink on Lingerie Briefs

Fraulein Kink is one of those brands that continues to impress me.  I’ve been a fan for years (I once carried it in my old store Faire Frou Frou), and it pleases me to see that the products and campaigns are just as beautiful as ever.  If you are unfamiliar with this brand, Fraulein Kink is a luxury lifestyle brand that specializes in high end bondage fashion accessories.  Each item is created with such glamour, and with such precise attention to detail, that it elevates the products from the intimidating world of bondage to that of high-fashion.  In fact, that’s how I see this label; primarily as an achievement in design, craftsmanship and style.  A seamless blend of sophistication and kink.  Each piece is handmade in the company’s Berlin Atelier using fine materials such as leather, Swarovski crystals, and 18k gold plate hardware.  Many of these playful … ...Read more


By ALISON CONNOLLY

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Welcome to 2017!  We are officially in lingerie tradeshow season, with upcoming events taking place in Paris, London and New York City during January and February.  This is always an exciting time, as we get to see the latest look books for the FW2017 season.  The excitement of discovering a new collection or even a new designer is thrilling, particularly to those of us who are lingerie enthusiasts.  So you can imagine my excitement when I recently discovered the work of Merle Noir.  Launched in May 2016, Merle Noir is a Dutch lingerie designer who clearly has a fascination with French lace and precious Italian silks.  Each piece is handmade in her Amsterdam atelier and can be made to measure.  As described on her website, “her collections are made with an eye for detail and balance” which is critical when designing the feather light creations she produces.  … ...Read more


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