By Aimee Guthinger
Temptations from your own custom lingerie dessert cart
It’s a matter of fact that Brides visiting my lingerie boutique on Cape Cod will often find themselves talking about their wedding plans. As a former wedding planner, I think I’ll never lose my curiosity about the next big event! So, when I found myself chatting with a bride earlier this summer about her menu, I was delighted to hear something that, to me, was very original! This bride was not talking about her wedding reception dinner menu, but her honeymoon dessert cart menu and, the ingredients were lingerie!
You may be aware of the popular pairing of lingerie and desserts at bridal showers, but this is the first time I have ever heard of a bride selecting her honeymoon lingerie with specific dessert names in mind; her sole intent to create an actual menu from which her groom … ...Read more
Several years ago I had the opportunity to visit my daughter while she was studying textiles at The Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Having never been there before, my pre-conceived notion led me to believe that I would spend my vacation in a rain smitten enclave while conjuring up fantasies of Brigadoon. I imagined myself in the gloaming, that grey-blue twilight just before sunrise and after sunset. I was not far off in my expectations. But it was the extraordinary hand of the 19th century architect, designer and artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh that saturates the cityscape that defines my aesthetic recollection of this journey. Influenced by the organic economy of Japanese Art and bold Modernist form, he is world renown for his unique contribution to the Arts and Crafts Movement. His creative genius is everywhere in Glasgow, a portfolio of restraint enhanced by a flourish of the Art … ...Read more
I think we can all agree that innovation is the catalyst of forward movement in any industry. So when I was introduced to the award winning patented technology of the Irish based foundations brand, Embrace® at Curve last February, I decided to dig deeper. What I discovered was a revolutionary construction system that allows the frame of the bra to float free from the garment but remain stable on the torso. This Internal Support System separates the downward compression of breast weight from the horizontal tension of the bra band, The fit remains in place, even as the actual garment moves throughout a woman’s day. Engineered to accommodate bras, the development has expanded to include sleepwear, shapewear and daywear and is available with or without underwires. Fitting bra sizes 30 – 40 and B – G cups, I am particularly intrigued by the application for camisoles and slips. The potential … ...Read more
By Aimee Guthinger
Touting names like Bachelor’s Button & Forget Me Not, the pioneering eco-friendly, non-toxic nail brand Priti NYC has become a perfect complement for bridal lingerie style. Similar to the added touch the perfect throw pillow or decorative detail brings to an interior or the conversational charm an accessory brings to fashion, nail color is often the only accompaniment available to help complete our underpinning presentations. Lingerie is after all best displayed minimally and without distraction.
While the wedding trend remains something sheer or the feminine touch of a traditional French manicure, I spoke with Iryna Druzhyna of Solstice Day Spa located in Hyannis, MA here on Cape Cod who told me that many Cape brides will then choose a color to stand out on her toes. Iryna also told me that most Cape brides choose a color for the bridal party to complement their dresses. Often she … ...Read more
Since I think of myself more as a curator than an actual artist, the discovery of raw talent with a sustainable vision is the way I nourish my own creative appetite. What makes the Curve show so satisfying is the ability to find an idea, a style or a designer whose presence in the Lingerie market is destined to make a difference. There is a variety of contributions that a well-conceived product can transfer to the bottom line, but first and foremost, nothing quite surpasses the impact of pure beauty when the subject is lingerie. A uniquely feminine process, intimate design is a sensual and exquisite art form that, when well executed, ignites a very visceral impulse.
This is the reaction I had when I initially saw the Helen Sanchez collection at CurveNY last February. But since continuity is how I reinforce my perspective, it was at this August show … ...Read more