Posts from December, 2010

3 Lingerie Rules for New Year’s Eve

It’s a holiday, so I hadn’t planned on writing today, but this article literally came to me in the middle of the night and I felt I had to post it here while there was still time to catch some of you before festivities started.  Basically, even though tonight is full of crazy parties and raucous fun, there are still a few rules that need to be observed for your lingerie.

1) Comfort is more important than you think it is.  Whatever you wear next to your skin tonight should be one of the most comfortable things you own.  After all, you’ll be wearing it (and dancing in it and laughing in it and sweating in it) for hours.  Trust me on this.

2) Shiny, sparkly, and glittery is the name of the game.  New Year’s Eve is not the night to be subtle.  Break out the hot pink snakeskin leggings, the sequin embellished tights, and the peacock print slip dress (though, maybe, not all at once).  If you think it’s a little over the top, you’re probably just right.

3) Keep your underwear underneath (your clothes, that is).  I know things can get a little wild on NYE, but beware of wardrobe mishaps, especially as the night goes on. You know, things like accidentally tucking your dress into your tights, accidentally flashing a body part you didn’t mean for everyone else to see, or accidentally leaving your awesome New Year’s Eve’s lingerie at a friend’s house.

Have fun tonight, be safe (in every sense of the word), and if you’re so inclined, tell me all about your shenanigans in the comments below!  Happy New Year!

Photo Credit: Chris Craymer via Gala Darling.

The 2nd Annual Lingerie Addict Awards: Best Lingerie of 2010

Welcome back for the second of two “Best of the Year” posts.  A couple of days ago, I listed the Top 20 Articles of 2010, and today is all about giving awards for the Best Lingerie of 2010.  I did a similar list last year, but you may notice some significant changes this year.

One, the awards have a new name! From here on out, I’m calling them “The Scanties.”  Pretty appropriate, don’t you think?  Two, in keeping with my New Year’s Resolution (more on that next week) to feature more independent and small brand designers, you’ll see some names you don’t recognize on this year’s list.  I hope that you’ll check out these new designers, and keep them in mind next year when making purchases.

Well, enough out of me, let’s get to the list!  Love it or hate it, share your thoughts in the comments.

Best Basics: Fortnight Lingerie
Best Luxury: Bordelle 

Best Loungewear: Between the Sheets

Best Retro Designer: Kiss Me Deadly

Best Corsetiere: Morgana Femme Couture

Best Shapewear: Made by Niki

Best Brand You’ve Probably Never Heard Of: Maison Close

Best Tights: ASOS
 
Best Stockings: Stockingirl

Best Lingerie Accessory: Boa Noite Lingerie Bags

Best Retailer (mass-market): Figleaves
Best Retailer (small business): Faire Frou Frou
Best Vintage Lingerie Seller: Posh Girl Vintage

Best Limited Edition Line: Jean Paul Gaultier for La Perla

Best Lingerie Book: Underwear: Fashion in Detail

Best Lingerie Movie: Burlesque

Best Lingerie Gimmick: Magnetic Lingerie (by Lingerie Dement)


Super Sexy CPR from Super Sexy CPR on Vimeo.

Best Lingerie Video: Super Sexy CPR

Best Fashion Spread: Ellen von Unwerth for Vogue Italia (Warning: NSFW)

Lingerie Advice: The 20 Best Lingerie Addict Articles of 2010

It’s been quite a year for The Lingerie Addict.  What started as a simple hobby in April 2008 has turned into a community of lingerie lovers and friends all over the world.  I’ll talk more next week about the things that have happened with The Lingerie Addict this year, but please know I am continuously thankful and grateful for your visits, your feedback, and your support.  With that in mind, take a look at the best posts from this year.  I’d love to know your favorite in the comments!

The 7 Deadly Lingerie Sins

10 Pieces of Lingerie Every Woman Must Own

The 5 Most Expensive Luxury Lingerie Brands in the World

Why Doesn’t the Lingerie Industry Like Women of Color?

25 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

What Should Busty Ladies Look for in a Bra?

Why You Should Buy Sexy Lingerie…Even If You’re Single

What Should You Do with Lingerie from an Ex?

5 Things Every Woman Should Know About Her Lingerie

How to Buy Vintage Lingerie for the Perfect Pin-up Figure

Should You Buy Lingerie Online or In Stores?

Why Shop in a Luxury Lingerie Boutique?

Is Expensive Lingerie Worth the Cost?

Boudoir Photography…Are You Tempted?

5 Easy Steps to Organizing Your Lingerie

3 Tips for Buying Bridal Lingerie

Should I Wear a Corset Under My Wedding Dress?

The Every Girl’s Guide to Selecting Lingerie for Your Wedding Night

Do American Women Hate Lingerie?

How to Buy Lingerie for Mother’s Day

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons.  :)

When you’re done unwrapping gifts and eating pie, take a look at the lingerie sales tab to the side of the page.  You’ll find amazing deals from Agent Provocateur, ASOS, Figleaves, Fredericks, and Myla just to name a few.

If you gave or received lingerie for the holidays, I’d love to hear about it in the comments. 

Talk again soon!

–Treacle

Photo Credit: Benjamin Furland

Happy Holidays!

I know we’re still a few days away from Christmas, but I wanted to go ahead and wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday right now.  Starting today through Dec. 26th, I’ll be on vacation, so the blog, my Facebook, and Twitter will be much, much quieter than usual.

But that doesn’t mean things have to sit idle while I’m gone!  I’m working on the 2nd Annual “Scanties,” my awards for the best lingerie of the year and I’d love to have some Reader’s Choice selections in there.  Please feel free to use the comments section of this post to tell me about your favorite designers, brands, and stores of 2010And if you remember a blog post from this year that really struck your fancy, I’d love to know about that as well.

Have a very happy holiday and I’ll see you again on the 27th.  Don’t break anything while I’m gone.  ;-)

P.S. Want to know what a lingerie addict gets for Christmas? Click over to my Facebook page to find out!

Designer Interviews: Michelle Jouvence of Lucy B Lingerie

Even though the 12 Days of Knickers are over and I’m about to take a blog vacation (more on that tomorrow!), I can’t let December go by without posting another designer interview…especially since I’ve been a fan of this month’s feature for even longer than I’ve been blogging.

Many of you have probably seen Lucy B lingerie without even knowing it. After all, one of her spokesmodels is Bernie Dexter, the world famous pin-up queen.  I’m a fan of Lucy B not only because I love vintage inspired lingerie but also because of how Michelle Jouvence, the designer behind the brand, brings back the fun and playfulness that retro lingerie is supposed to have.

Well…that’s enough from me. Let’s get to the interview!  As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

1) Even though the name of your lingerie line is Lucy B, your name isn’t.  Can you tell us who Lucy B is?
Lucy B is a fictional person from yesteryear.  She represents all of the fabulous women of the 1940′s and 1950′s like Lucille Ball, Lauren Bacall and all of the others whose names don’t begin with and an “L” and a “B“. 

2) Is there a special kind of Lucy B woman? What’s she like?

The Lucy B woman can be either fashion forward or fashion backward, but whether she is a rockabilly pin up girl who loves vintage, or a fashionista who loves the latest trend, she will have a sense of individuality.  Lucy B is for the girl who has a sense of adventure and likes something that has a bit of an edge.

 

3) Retro and vintage repro lingerie is huge right now.  What makes Lucy B different from other pin-up lingerie designers?   
The thing that makes Lucy B so unique, is our sense of whimsy in the design.  There is always something unexpected in the details, something that will make you smile.  Also, all of our lingerie is made right here in Los Angeles, we believe in “Made in America”.

4) I adore your collaboration with Bernie Dexter, and I own several pieces from that line (including the super sexy Scanti Panties).  How did that relationship start, and what’s the best thing about working with Bernie?  
Bernie and I originally met and worked together years ago at a fashion show for Atomic Magazine.  Sometime after that I saw pictures she had shot with Danielle Bedics, so I contacted Bernie to do a photo shoot for Lucy B.  The photos turned out amazing and Bernie and I discovered that we had a lot of things in common and really hit it off.  We started working together regularly after that.  She modeled in photo shoots for Lucy B and modeled at the Lingerie Trade shows for us.  We would talk about our vintage lingerie collections and decided to recreate some of Bernie’s treasured vintage lingerie pieces.  The best thing about working with Bernie is how much fun we have together.  Not only is she completely professional and hardworking, she is one of the nicest and most fun people I know.



5) What’s the one piece of Lucy B lingerie every woman must own?  
Only one?  Haha, I don’t think I can choose only one.  OK -  the silver screen slip.  It’s so fabulous and comfortable to sleep in.

6) And, finally, the big question…where can we buy your stuff? 

Some of stores that carry the current collection are:  Charla’s Place in Los Angeles, CA,  Purrfect Girl in Aptos, CA,  Naked City in Seattle, WA,  Knickers of Hyde Park in Cincinatti, OH, Lavender Lace in Brooklyn, NY and of course the entire collection is available at www.lucyb.com  

The 12 Days of Knickers–Agent Provocateur

Intimate, luxurious, seductive…lingerie is a great Christmas gift. But with literally thousands of pieces to choose from, finding the right piece can be a little intimidating. That’s where The Lingerie Addict comes in. From Dec. 6th thru 17th, I’m featuring a new store everyday, complete with my top 8 recommendations from each. With something for every budget (and body!) you’re sure to find the perfect holiday present in no time.

Whip Me Stockings
$70.00

Birthday Suit Babydoll
$250.00
Alina Bra & Fifi Brief
$310.00
$330.00

Birthday Suit Bra, Thong, & Suspender
$400.00

Gangster Slip
$490.00
Penelope Basque
$590.00
Kiki Kimono
$900.00

The 12 Days of Knickers–Lula Lu Petites

Intimate, luxurious, seductive…lingerie is a great Christmas gift. But with literally thousands of pieces to choose from, finding the right piece can be a little intimidating. That’s where The Lingerie Addict comes in. From Dec. 6th thru 17th, I’m featuring a new store everyday, complete with my top 8 recommendations from each. With something for every budget (and body!) you’re sure to find the perfect holiday present in no time.
$56.00
$76.00
$78.00
$78.00
$80.00 
$82.00
$84.00
$117.00

Bella Bella Boutique Christmas Lingerie Giveaway Winner!

Oops!  In all the holiday hustle and bustle, I nearly forgot to announce this.  :)

For the first time ever, I’ve had to close a giveaway early because Lingerie Addict readers bought all of the item we were giving away (and because the sponsor and I wanted to make sure the winner got their gift).

As posted on Facebook, the competition ended at midnight on December 12, 2010 and I chose the winner later on that day.  I’ve already informed the winner and Bella Bella of the results, but in the interests of completely open and honest disclosure, I want to make sure you all know about it too.

Per usual, I used random.org to select a winner and the number chosen was 40 which belongs to tanya904.

If you didn’t win this time..don’t fret. Kiss Me Deadly and I are getting ready to crank up another giveaway just for my Facebook page as soon as I pass 2,500 fans.  The only way to enter this giveaway is to be a fan, so if you’re not already, hurry up and join the page.

Happy Holidays and thank you, as always, for reading The Lingerie Addict.