I have always had a certain affinity for the photographic arts. I am fascinated with the method. Realism is transposed into thought by the photographers use of color or the lack of it to capture the essence of an object, a moment or an idea. In particular, I am drawn to the art of black and white imagery. It has a way of needling in on details, forcing the eye to absorb the subject for what it is, absenting it from any superfluous distractions. To me, it is a more dramatic expression of the photographer’s vision. It is because of this, that I find these pictures to be such a seductive form of exposing the soul of a piece of lingerie. One of the best examples of this aesthetic marketing tool is Blush Lingerie’s life style photos of some of their sensual and enduring intimates. In this rendering of … ...Read more
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
Seamless lingerie is becoming increasingly popular across the different markets, and Empreinte’s skills and expertise in this area continue to grow.
Ten years of seamless lingerie has resulted in Empreinte mastering this highly technical product superbly. This invisible, comfortable lingerie is popular with consumers across the world and has become the new key wardrobe item.
REVOLUTION by Empreinte has many significant qualities to offer – a unique fit and level of comfort, fine fabrics, a variety of cuts, on-trend colours and availability up to an H cup. It is a completely unique offer for this type of product. In addition to this, REVOLUTION delivers results in the areas of invisibility and comfort, and creates a lifting effect on the figure. It encapsulates Empreinte’s spirit for innovation. REVOLUTION expresses the great ingenuity and level of technical mastery resulting from months of development and years of expertise.
As a result, women can … ...Read more
By HELEN MASTERS ~ London Briefs
I’ve never been known for being in the right place at the time – I missed Super Saturday at the iconic 2012 London Olympics, was out of the country at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and have never been able to get membership to Mahiki… However, recently for possibly the first time in my life I have found myself in exactly the right place at exactly the right time – and not once, but twice! Where, pray tell, I hear you ask, and when? Let me explain…
Right place right time #1 – Windsor, UK on Saturday 19 May
Yes, that’s right, as a proud resident of Windsor in the UK, I had a front row seat to the wedding of the year – the delightful union of Prince Harry and the gorgeous Meghan. And what more fitting way than to kick off my new … ...Read more
A few weeks ago I reached out to several intimate brands that are known for their use of Leavers lace and asked them to provide me with some insight into the back story on this unique form of artistry. In particular, I am interested in Calais lace. Produced in Northern France, it is the birthright of lingerie and unfortunately a dying industry. (More about this in a later blog) One response I received was from Maison Lejaby who shared their OUI bridal collection with me. These pieces are exquisite, quintessential French luxury lingerie; the essence of the Maison Lejaby brand. It dawned on me, while perusing the images, that the symmetry between lingerie and the bridal industry is apparent in the beauty of this lace design and the intricate construction of each piece. Lace, sculpted into an exquisite wedding gown or draped across a naked body engenders the essence of … ...Read more