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January 2010

After choosing our stage names in the first burlesque class, it was time to decide on other important details… like song, character, and costume. I knew right away that I wanted my act to involve an afro, an attitude, and something skintight and shiny. I also determined that I wanted Velvet La Soie (my character) to be a Louisiana native, a tough-yet-classy broad who could kick your ass six ways […]

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For the past month or so, I’ve been feeling really cruddy. Sore throat, epic fatigue, pounding headaches and the like. I chalked it up to stress, seasonal affective disorder, or even outright laziness, but after feeling a little too bad for a little too long, I finally buckled down and went to the doctor — where I learned that I have “The Kissing Disease,” aka Mononucleosis. The good news is that […]

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In the past few weeks, I’ve had several people ask me for tips on how to better organize their lingerie. Believe me when I say I haven’t got a perfect system yet, so we’ll probably revisit the subject more than once this year. However, these five steps have definitely helped me get started. As always, please feel free to comment with tips and tricks of your own. I definitely want […]

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Way back in July, I mentioned lusting after these Cette Spirano Panythose available exclusively at Brabarella (I love that name, by the way!). Well, when it comes to lingerie, I almost always get what I want, and so these tights arrived at my doorstep just last week. Made in Belgium, the Cette Spiranos are composed of a 93% Nylon, 6% Lycra, 1% Cotton blend and are availble in three sizes […]

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My, oh my does the time fly! Even though I attended my first burlesque class several weeks ago, I haven’t had a chance to sit still long enough to write out my experiences. Let me fix that right now. I am smack dab in the middle of a six-week Introductory Burlesque class taught by the famed and fabulous Indigo Blue of Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque. In six weeks, […]

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This week’s question came via Twitter from stephintoronto: Q: Sweetie, I need help finding plus-sized backseam stockings for garters. Any thoughts? I wear L-XL, but hate a stocking that is too small. Thanks! A: Hmmm… I rarely recommend them, but I think Leg Avenue would be your best bet. They’re the only manufacturer of plus-sized, stretch, backseam stockings I’m able to find. Hips and Curves has the nude/black version in stock […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. The very lovely Catherine of Kiss Me Deadly just sent over a few photos from her new lines set to debut in Summer and Autumn/Winter of 2010. I am an unabashed fan of Kiss Me Deadly’s classy retro lingerie, and I can’t wait until her new collections are available. What’s your favorite piece? I’m already in love with that black silk teddy (third from bottom)… […]

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I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I love vintage slips. Not only are they a glamorous throwback to a bygone era, they’re the perfect introduction to a world of vintage lingerie… inexpensive, widely available, and flattering on almost everyone. As a brief aside, there’s one key difference between vintage lingerie and retro lingerie. Vintage lingerie was made in the past. Retro lingerie just looks like it was […]

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Just found this European label “Les Queues de Sardines” through James of Too Many Tights (who designs the awesome leggings at Black Milk Clothing) and I really, really dig it. Tights like these make me want to open my own legwear company. It’s just not fair for Europe to hog all the awesome.

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Today’s question comes from Fred who wrote via e-mail: Q: Hello. I read one of your interesting articles/ blogs on ladies underwear. One of those caught me attention. Is there any way you can tell me the brand, style, and where to buy it (if you can) of the item featured in one of your Photo Friday? See below. Thank you for your assistance. […]

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