This month Skarlett Blue debuts the Reign collection, lounge inspired intimates that one might define as a Freestyle Bra and panty selection. As the lingerie market evolves and comfort commands design, the Reign bra stands out as a hybrid choice between a bralette and underwire construction. This bra has many features that ensure easy support, lift and projection including a hidden underwire, wide bottom band, lined center gore, adjustable straps, and darted cups. Engineered with a super soft, malleable, modal spandex, the bra and 3 matching panty shapes are light, supple, and very flexible.… Read More
By ELLEN LEWIS
Like I said in Monday’s Spring 22 Market review, live discovery was once again paramount at the Curve NY Lingerie show. Maybe it was the open-air venue. Maybe it was the people. Maybe it was the product. No matter. I found some interesting gems. One of them was Claudel, which to be perfectly honest, I would probably have missed in the more structured Javits Center set-up. Of course, it helped that my very good friend Pat Larkin, who reps the line in the USA, was sitting in the booth sipping a glass of wine.… Read More
By ELLEN LEWIS
Last week the Lingerie market came alive for the first time in 18 months and the debut was dynamic. A series of trade shows including Curve NY and Evolution Concepts were buoyed by several showrooms’ exposés. For my part, I attended most of them; a bit dispersed, good for the waistline, serving up a level of vitality much needed and very welcome by all to whom I spoke. Of course, there were brands and stores who opted not to show live.… Read More
By TINA WILSON
I was damn lucky. Lucky to have moved to NYC (too young to vote) at a time when it was fascinating, really scary, and bizarre. I was damn lucky to meet and often become close with people who initially freaked me out…. there was no comfort zone, and it was exhilarating. This was the 80’s, a time when the LBQGT community was more threatened and yet somehow more embraced than now. Doesn’t make sense really but if you were around in the 80’s there was solidarity in the every night-night clubbing, in the glamour of dressing up, and the lack of cash to do any of it… between gay and straight.… Read More
By ELLEN LEWIS
Passion and Color. That was the theme of my senior thesis on Vincent Van Gogh as an Art History major in college. Specifically, I was mesmerized by the irreverent brushstrokes, the deep shadows through which yellow exploded from the canvas. Was it hope buried in his furied mind? Impoverished and rejected in his lifetime, today Van Gogh is revered for his work. For me, the love affair with his paintings and his story has reverberated throughout the years since I discovered his genius.… Read More
By ESTELLE PULESTON
If you like your lingerie bold, fun, and with extra sparkle, then Love & Swans is a name you need to know. This independent Russian brand launched in February last year; this year, co-founder Maria was invited to feature in the 30 Under 30: Fashion list by Forbes Russia. This is a lingerie designer who’s going places!
Love & Swans is quite unlike any other lingerie brand I’ve seen before. Its focus is on heavily-embroidered embellishment – and I do mean heavily! First, their signature sheer mesh is embroidered with a wide array of detailed, often multi-color motifs.… Read More
Rosewood color addition is a perfect, pretty summer shade that complements the current palette of the Rosa Faia Twin Series.
Best selling collection for 20 years, all styles in the Twin series provide a unique perfect fit for any body shape combined with feel-good comfort from the soft stretch fabric. The Twin bras feel like a second skin and are virtually invisible, even underneath form fitting clothing. The subtle sheen of the silky, breathable fabric guarantees a smooth effect.
Twin Wireless Soft Bra
The pre-shaped cups on both the Wireless Soft Bra (5493) and Underwire Bra (5490) styles are double-layered and enhance the comfortable fit with the combination of extra-soft, wide straps, which run gently over the shoulders and don’t slip down due to their stretch and center positioning at the back.… Read More