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August 2010

Today is the start of a brand new feature here on The Lingerie Addict…Designer Interviews!  As you already know, I am super-passionate about small brand lingerie.  Of course, I love the big guys too, but I genuinely believe niche designers bring something to the market that corporations simply can’t replicate. I also know that in this cash-strapped economy, small designers are the ones least likely to have the thousands of […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Today’s “Ask the Addict” comes courtesy of longtime reader N. who asked his question over on Facebook: Q: “Hi, Treacle.  My partner is extremely petite (UK size 6-8 max [That’s 2-4 in U.S. sizing ~ Treacle]) and she often struggles to find online retailers that cater for her size. Do you know of any good online retro lingerie stores that have much lingerie in […]

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The short answer?  Almost always no. While I won’t name names,  for a lot of high end designers, you’re paying for the brand and what it represents, not for any innate quality of the lingerie.  Celebrity endorsements, popular magazine features, and even that expensive high street address all go into price…which is then passed on to customers.  After all, silk is silk no matter whose label is sewn on it, […]

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One of the unexpected bonuses of attending this year’s BlogHer in New York was being interviewed by Yahoo! Shine and asked to share my reinvention story.  Listen to hear just one of the many ways blogging about my passion has changed my life for the better.

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Photo Credits: Keena Royale by Viva van Story Today’s article is on a subject very close to my heart.  I’ve been debating if I should write this for weeks now, but after talking with other women of color in the lingerie industry and doing a bit of soul-searching myself, I’ve decided there’s no way I can’t not post this.  The Lingerie Addict is about all aspects of the lingerie community, […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Despite its popularity for the past few seasons, the underwear as outerwear trend shows no signs of going away.  From Dolce & Gabbana’s classic lace bodysuits to Jean Paul Gaultier’s burlesque couture for Dita von Teese, sexy is back…in a big way. The runway lingerie look is vintage-inspired, ultra-feminine, and delicately adult all at the same, and the materials are sheer, mesh, and lace […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Really exciting news today, fellow lingerie addicts.  Kiss Me Deadly (probably my most favorite lingerie line ever) has a 50% off sale running on Sensual Steals…one of those deal-a-day sites, only for lingerie! KMD isn’t giving away last season’s cast-offs either; she’s selling her most popular item–the Vargas girdle dresses (i.e. corselettes) in black and peach.  Unfortunately, the sale is open to residents of […]

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Today’s article was inspired by Gwendolyn over on The Lingerie Addict Facebook Page (you are a fan, right?) who asked about sexy costumes for bedroom fantasies. Roleplay is something a lot of couples enjoy indulging in, so I was happy to make a list of a few of the most popular dress-up options, along with the best places to find the right costumes.  If I’ve left out your favorite, feel […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. From Jennifer Lopez’s August cover for Glamour to Rosie Huntington Whiteley’s September cover for Love (left), this Dolce & Gabbana leopard print dress is making all the fashionable rounds…and rightly so.  Not only is leopard print forever chic, the cut and styling promises to make any body (or is that anybody?) look like a supermodel. While I’m not sure how much Dolce & Gabbana’s […]

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