The Confident Bride

By Aimee Guthinger

Having worked one on one fitting undergarments and lingerie with women for nearly a decade, I honestly feel like I have heard it all.  Regardless of nationality, age, body type or size, one steady concept always seems to underline all else feminine self esteem.  Your body language, the comfort you feel within your own skin and the confidence communicated through both can be your sexiest assets no matter the size in your top drawer.  In fact, I believe you can have the most socially acceptable appearance possible, a figure seemingly tailor made for the most beautiful lingerie, but if you lack the confidence to wear it well, your overall sex appeal will always be lacking.

Recently we have heard a growing number of requests for plus size bridal lingerie in my boutique.  And to be specific, I am referring to women’s sizes in pretty chemises, nightgowns, peignoir … ...Read more

I was reminiscing yesterday about the huge Holiday dinners we used to host at our house while the kids were growing up. My husband’s famous stuffing, a family dish passed down from his grandmother was a magnet for our guests.  People were always asking for the recipe, which he preferred to keep to himself, adding to the aura of the meal.  In truth, it was a very simple dish, compiled of very basic ingredients easily found on the supermarket shelf.  He claimed that the superior taste was really a matter of his cooking style, but I know he had a few delicious additives up his sleeve.  It was not the main course, hidden as it was beneath the Turkey’s breast; but without a doubt, it was the center of attention.  Sometimes, it’s what’s inside that really counts.

I started thinking about the furtive preparations that took these holiday meals to … ...Read more

Sensual Swimwear ~ Shan

We are in a swim mode today at Lingerie Briefs (check out our Curvy Briefs blog: Swimwear Daydreams). Writer, Lindsey, an LA native might not be aware of the chilly autumn days we are having in the Northeast. I, on the other hand, am more likely inspired by the fact that I depart in one week for my home in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and my partner Shirley heads to the Bahamas.  Swimsuits are on our minds and I have been waiting for an opportunity to showcase the Shan brand.  I spotted this 28 year old Canadian based Swimwear Company at Curve and was truly swept away.  Every single suit spoke to my instincts for luxury, quality, fit and unique designs.  I had difficulty choosing which style to showcase here.  Above all else, it is the exquisite detailing that compliments Shan’s signature draping technique, a testament … ...Read more

A few weeks ago I met my brother on a rainy Sunday in New Haven for a lunch meeting that went awry.  We decided to make the best of it by visiting the Yale University Art Museum.  I knew we would find an aesthetic gem somewhere inside.  And there is was: the Murals of Bonampak, in replica, on the gallery’s walls. This Mayan artwork, discovered in 1946 in a remote temple in Chiapas, Mexico, is considered the premiere example of Mayan mural art in the ancient Americas.  Rendered in 800 AD, the astonishing detail depicts a courtly way of life, replete with royalty, ritual and the objects of social interaction that define this ancient pre-Hispanic society.   What makes them so unique in Mayan art is the rich variety of colors and sophisticated painting technique; thus, validating these frescoes as a visionary discovery and valuable window into a lost world.

Two … ...Read more

Fall-Holiday 2012

Visiting the Hanky Panky showroom in NYC today, I walked into a carnival of color;  not surprising for this playful and provocative brand.  But it was the explosion of prints that really accelerated the “fun meter”.  I felt as if I was in a candy store filling my goody bag – in this case my camera- with multiple visual treats.  There were more than I could possibly digest, so I chose my favorites to share with you. My photography skills don’t do them justice, but I assure you they are a vibrant banquet of  pattern and hue, merchandising perfectly with the entire signature lace palette.

Spring 2013

“The Purest And Most Thoughtful Minds Are Those Which Love Color The Most. ”
~ John Ruskin


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