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March 2010

Lots of yummy burlesque goodness to report from last week, my lovelies!  Not only did our class get an amazing lecture from burlesque legend, Joan Arline a.k.a. “The Sexquire Girl,” I also attended a stellar burlesque show featuring the incomparable Immodesty Blaize (pictured above).  Finally, I learned how to apply makeup for the stage from Seattle favorite, Ben Delacreme.  I have no idea how I’m going to cram all this […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Today’s “Ask the Addict” featurette comes from Kristine, who’s inquiring about a waist cincher with garters that actually cinches, and mastectomy bras for a curvy friend.  Thanks for your questions, Kristine!  If any of you have a lingerie-related question, send it to the.lingerie.addict@gmail.com.  I love getting messages from readers, and I try to respond to every one! Q: 1) Any recommendations for waist cinchers […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I can’t be the only person who fell in love at first sight with the lace and satin vintage-inspired bodysuits featured on the Dolce & Gabbana’s runway for the S/S 2010 show. For a little while, I entertained the thought of buying one of my very own…but then I did a bit research and realized they cost a jaw-dropping (and utterly unaffordable) $1,195 each.  […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. It used to be that women were expected to cover their “baby bumps” with muumuu-style dresses right up until the due date.  Nowadays, though, expectant mothers desire (and deserve!) to look and feel good throughout their pregnancy. Today, I’m featuring 10 different lingerie sets from 5 amazing brands: Agent Provocateur, Belabumbum, Cake Lingerie, Figleaves, and HotMilk.  In fact, this lingerie is so fantabulous, I […]

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Back in January, I signed up for a Burlesque 101 class at Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque.  Unfortunately, I caught mono about halfway through and had to drop out.  Thank goodness Indigo Blue was kind enough to let me re-enroll in the next course, which began this month.  I just finished my second class, and I’m more excited than ever about creating my character, developing my routine, and performing the […]

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Written by the owner of world-renowned NYC lingerie boutique, La Petite Coquette, The Lingerie Handbook is meant to be your definitive guide to all things underwear.  And with several decades worth of information crammed into a comparatively meager 180 pages, I think it succeeds. The Lingerie Handbook is one of those rare texts that manages to be all things to all people.  Readers interested in a brief history of lingerie […]

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About a month ago, I started a FormSpring account and so far, I’ve answered 58 amazing questions.  I’m taking my FormSpring down in the next day or two, but first I wanted to give my wonderful readers a chance to ask a few questions of their own.  So if you’ve got any knicker conundrums or just want to know more about the lady behind the lingerie…ask away!  For now, I’ve […]

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It’s time for another lingerie battle royale, lovelies!  I don’t know about you, but I am crazy about Wolford hosiery.  They’re one of the few luxury stockings brands that actually lives up to the hype.  Their fishnets never sag.  Their tights never run.  Their thigh highs always stay up.  If there is a such a thing as perfection in nylon, Wolford has achieved it. Sadly, I’m poor and can’t always […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I wasn’t going to post tonight, but after seeing Lady Gaga’s latest video, “Telephone,” featuring Beyonce, I’m inspired.  Lady Gaga manages to thrill and bewilder at the same time, and it’s pretty much all I can do not to prance down the street in fishnets and a bodysuit once I’m done watching her newest short film.  One of the reasons I admire Gaga so […]

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Yay…I’m back in Seattle!  As you’ve probably noticed, I was quite the busy bee over my vacation, and I just want to make sure everybody gets filled in on what’s happening.  Before I start the run-down though, I need to thank my guest bloggers Miss Neira, Petra Belljambes, and Kristin for taking care of the writing while I was away.  You ladies are brilliant, and I can’t tell you how […]

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