Introducing the New Lingerie Addict Writers!
As you might remember, about a month ago I put out a call for new Lingerie Addict writers. I got an absolutely amazing response, and I want to take a moment to thank everyone who applied. Not only was it a pleasure to read your submissions, I felt personally touched by the lingerie stories you had to share. Even though I had to narrow the entries down to only six finalists, please remember that anyone is welcome to write a guest post for The Lingerie Addict anytime.
This past April was the three-year anniversary of The Lingerie Addict, and one of the things I’ve realized as the blog has gotten more popular is that it’s impossible for me to cover lingerie from every point of view. I’ve read your e-mails requesting more features for full bust and plus size women, more articles from the perspective of a lingerie newbie, more pin-up/vintage lingerie, and more ‘behind the scenes’ industry pieces. As much as I love lingerie, I don’t think there’s any way I could adequately cover all those topics.
So it was time to bring on some new writers.
I am super excited about introducing these columnists to you, and I hope you’ll show them the same love and support you’ve shown me for the past several years. And don’t worry… I won’t stop writing. This is all part of the plan to keep making The Lingerie Addict bigger and better.
The first column debuts August 1st. See you there!
Bra size: 36G
Facebook: Cottage Copy
Favorite Lingerie Brands: Charnos, Freya, Curvy Kate, Fauve, Pour Moi, Affinitas Parfait
Bio: I’m a copywriter for boutique businesses, as well as a freelance columnist. I’m a Southern transplant who loves pimiento cheese sandwiches and hunting for great lingerie.
Lingerie Tip: Shapewear is a great psychological pick-me-up. You feel sexier and more confident with it under a dress.
Favorite Lingerie Brands: Bordelle, Nichole de Carle
Bio: A contour fashion student with unhealthy obsessions with everything lingerie-related and the bank statements to prove it. Alternates between listening to obnoxious music and baking too much cake in her spare time!
Lingerie Tip: Lingerie sample sales are one of the best ways to get your hands on luxury lingerie for a fraction of the price if you’re willing to fix a bit of stitching yourself!
Bra size: 30C/32B American
Facebook: Pop Antique
Favorite Lingerie Brands: Pop Antique, Dark Garden, Sparklewren, Electra Designs, Rago Shapewear
Bio: Marianne Faulkner is an independent corsetiere, fashion illustrator, and corset model. She will complete her MFA in fashion design in December 2011, and hopes to go into teaching as well as expanding the Pop Antique line once done with her education.
Lingerie Tip: If a corset doesn’t look very shapely on its own, that’s not going to change when you put it on.
Bra size: 34B
Favorite Lingerie Brands: Agent Provocateur, Pleasure State, Made By Niki, La Perla
Bio: I was born and raised outside of NYC and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology for lingerie design. I have been working in the industry for 10 years and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Besides designing I love to DIY, read, take photos, and travel to new places. I also love animals and volunteer at local shelters in my free time.
Lingerie Tip: The right kind of underwear can change your whole outlook for the day. Always choose pieces that will make you feel comfortable and confident!
Bra size: shhhhh
Favorite Lingerie Brands: Eres, vintage Pucci
Bio: I’ve loved lingerie since before that was reasonable. I taught myself drawing, designing, and sewing, and after graduating from Harvard with an English degree, immediately went to work disregarding it and following my passion for fashion. After a few years designing for a big company, I went off on my own and started Lola Haze TM, (named after the title character in “Lolita,” my favorite book). Lola Haze is playwear for the bold woman who loves fun and dresses for herself! I feel happy and lucky that I get to love my job so much, and am thrilled to share my lingerie enthusiasm with The Lingerie Addict!
Bra size: 34E
Favorite Lingerie Brands: Made by Niki, Marlie Dekkers, Ophelia Fancy, Nichole de Carle
Brief Bio: I’ve recently graduated from the Fashion and Contour course at DeMontfort University, which specialises in Lingerie design.
Lingerie Tip: Rock out the suspender belt!!Photo Credit: Marianne in her model alter-ego, Victoria Dagger.