Make no mistake. In this Coronavirus Year Three, we’re still—if not so steadfastly–on the alert. Witness the somber, mannish, oversize, protective pants suits that are all the rage. Witness as well all the hoods and balaclavas, even as the weather warms up. And the continuing sales of molded, padded, modesty-invoking T-shirt bras. “They are still strong–for reason of eliminating nipple display,” says Gale Epstein, co-founder and creative director of Hanky Panky. Nonetheless, after all the quarantining, the cowering inside, the rampant sanitizing, and the armoring with face masks, we are gradually emerging from the coronavirus.… Read More
It’s not a big secret to many of our readers that I horseback ride. For me, it’s better than traditional therapy. There is absolutely nothing equivalent to standing next to a 1000-pound sentient animal for perspective. Horses are my escape valve. I am at the barn almost every day in Mexico. It’s a lifestyle for me in Los Cabos.
Los Cabos is not my only abode. I travel quite often to the Northeast, as I did last week to attend the New York Lingerie Shows (and of course to see my family).… Read More
The delicious colors of chocolate, latte, dulce and nutmeg are the new neutrals just introduced on the SASCHA demi-cup bra! This besteller from The Little Bra Company is a strapless underwire with optional straps and removeable push-up padding, available in AA-D cups. All TLBC’s bras are designed for a petite body type or women with a smaller rib cage and/or bust frame.
The Sascha bra gives a natural-looking curve and the smooth microfiber appears seamless under clothes. The removable push-up padding makes this must-have bra versatile and a welcome addition to any petite woman’s lingerie wardrobe.… Read More
Created by Linn Frisinger and Nadja Forsberg, Swedish Stockings is a brand on a mission to clean up the hosiery industry.
For decades now, most hosiery has been made from nylon. A petroleum-based product, it sheds microplastic fibers and is an incredibly energy-intensive yarn to produce from scratch. But perhaps most worryingly of all for such a throwaway garment, nylon won’t biodegrade at the end of its lifespan.
Given that the sheerest hosiery styles can often be sent to landfill after only a few wears, which is how little time it can take them to develop a run, they’re not all that much better than single-use plastics.… Read More
Lise Charmel launches Glamour Couture, a 21-piece collection of lavish lingerie. This spectacular combination of leavers lace, stretch tulle, silk, delicate embroidery, faux leather petals, and a contemporary burnout animal print are all exclusive to the Lise Charmel atelier. This collection is a stellar example of the brand’s design signature: layers of rich delicate details juxtaposed into a singular artform: intimate collectibles that transform a woman’s self-esteem. Designed in a rich, liquid black color, Glamour Couture’s seductive, sophisticated styles yearn to be seen. Bras range 32-40, A-E, bottoms and bodysuit XS-XXL and sleepwear XS-XL.… Read More
In celebration of their 45th anniversary, Natori has choreographed a stunning loungewear ballet worthy of critical acclaim. Starring former principal dancers, Stella Abreradetsky, from the American Ballet Theater and Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, these pieces tell a powerful story of women in motion.
The symbiosis of dance and Intimate Apparel is undeniable. They are both art forms whose disciplines require a fierce dedication to beauty, sensuality, technicality, precision, and feminine self-expression: all touchstones of the Natori ethos.… Read More
BY ASI EFROSLingerie Designers are the most creative, hardworking, knowledgeable, and humble people I know. We rarely see their faces or know their names. The Intimate Talks Interview Series was created to bring their efforts forward and tell the most intimate stories of lingerie creation, which usually remain hidden.
Three remarkable UK-based luxury lingerie brands: Something Wicked, Studio Pia, and The Underargument are featured in this episode. These brands carry a powerful message of creativity, craftsmanship, inclusivity, empowerment, and eco-consciousness.
The Intimate Talks Interview Series was launched at Curve Connect in September of 2020.… Read More