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Intimate Insider News

By Moira Nelson

Got any big plans for the coming Memorial Day Weekend?  My focus is on Swimwear rather than Intimate Apparel this week…  As long as this rainy, wet weather blows through before the weekend.  Fingers crossed for sunny skies!  I can’t wait to pull out the bra-sized Fantasie brand bikini top and matching high-waisted bikini bottom I picked up at La Petite Coquette here in the City earlier this season.  Here are just a few Intimate Insights for the Week….

On Wednesday, May 16th, Hanky Panky and Sanrio hosted a party to celebrate the launch of the Hello Kitty for Hanky Panky collection.  The “invite only” Intimate Affair was held at Studio 450 in midtown Manhattan and featured special guest Hello Kitty, a flipbook photo booth, and Sephora Hello Kitty Beauty Express Services for make-up and fragrance.  The venue provided a spectacular view of the City … ...Read more


Intimate Insider News

By Moira Nelson

It seems like Spring is finally here.  The weather was beautiful this weekend…Making for a great Mother’s Day.  And I’m blown away by the number of Intimate Affairs happening this month!  It says a lot to me about the growth of our Industry!  Here are just a few Intimate Insights for the Week….

Last Thursday, the spectacular European Intimate Apparel brand Marlies Dekkers presented their upcoming Fall/Winter 2012 collection at a press preview held at the swanky SoHo House in NYC’s Meatpacking district.  Both the Marlies Dekkers line and her Undressed line were shown to the media, press and to various stylists.  The collections were inspired by “Cool Scandinavia” and featured exquisite details such as textured laces, flocking, leather trims and unique strap details (like only Marlies can!)  The collections evoked a sense of being in an ice castle or skiing the Swiss Alps!  Here is an … ...Read more


Honey And Salt

“Is the key to love in passion, knowledge, affection?

All three-along with moonlight, roses, groceries,

givings and forgivings, gettings and forgettings”….

Carl Sandburg’s poetic expression of the essence of real love is epitomized in his 1963 verse, HONEY AND SALT. This poem, written late in his life is a tender ode describing a true friendship between a man and a woman.  It is my favorite poem because, for me, it defines my marriage.  The balance of accord and contradiction is respected as the foundation of a relationship.  We hear so many explanations of the differences between female intuition and male perception.  We cannot deny that the feminine and masculine dichotomy is a jigsaw puzzle that propels our lives.  I witness this often in the Lingerie business.  What women buy to feel beautiful and believe to be alluring is not always the same as what men see as sexy.  For … ...Read more


Curating Curve NY

I had every intention of updating you daily from the New York Curve show this week, but unfortunately hotel hysteria intervened with 4 room changes in 4 days. (Don’t ask).  Anyway, better late than never. There was lots of product to see, some interesting trends, new brands percolating and a quintessentially New York energy: focus without fanfare.  To be honest, I don’t spend a lot of time on New York based brands since I have the privilege of visiting the showrooms after the show so those discoveries will have to wait.    I did take some  pictures and here’s what I gleaned from the overview:

YOUNG & FUN

Luli

Lady Suzy

Antigel

Un:Usual

ROBE WARRIORS

INTERNATIONAL FLAIR

Rue Du Faubourg

Jane Woolrich

Aubade

Anne Krystal

AMAZING LACE and MORE

Arianne

Naked Princess

Zimmerli

COLOR BLOCKING

Claudette

Clo

Lola Haze

Noe

Cyberjammies

Max Holliday

EVERYWOMAN

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