Posts from July, 2012

Who is The Lingerie Addict? Today, I’ll Tell You.

Photo Credit: Cheri Pearl Photography

Today’s announcement is the result of a long and thoughtful process for me. When I first started blogging, it was a hobby. I liked stockings and lingerie, and wanted to write about them without revealing myself. And so I created Treacle as a way to hide my identity.

Some of you know that I used to work as a crisis counselor, so the sensitive nature of my job made me go to extreme lengths to hide my blog from my co-workers and even from my family. I was worried people wouldn’t take me seriously if they knew I was a lingerie blogger, or that they’d think there was something wrong about discussing lingerie online and in public. Like many of you, I’ve also heard the horror stories of digital bullies who’ve harassed or stalked bloggers (especially female bloggers), and I didn’t want to be a victim.

But this last year has been huge one for me, both personally and professionally. Because of you, The Lingerie Addict is not only my fulltime job (and a true dream job), it’s also the#1 lingerie blog in the world. I’m engaged to an amazing man who could not be more supportive,  and my parents, though they don’t quite understand what I do, are 100% behind me. My self confidence has grown tremendously, to the point where I feel it is only right to introduce myself to you properly.

My name is Cora Harrington and I’m the founder of The Lingerie Addict. In a very real sense,my readers have made me feel like I don’t have to view Cora and Treacle as separate people anymore. Instead, they’re important parts of me that work together perfectly.

I’m sure you’re wondering what this will mean for the blog and the honest answer is that nothing will change. I’ll still post the same kind of content you know and love us for. All posts will still be made under the name Treacle rather than switching everything to Cora (I’ve been using Treacle for awhile and wouldn’t want to confuse any new visitors!). And if you see me out and about and call me Treacle, I’ll still answer. After all, it’s not often one gets to choose their name. ;-)

Being Treacle is a large part of my life and it’s something I’m completely comfortable with, but the point is I don’t feel like I have to hide behind it anymore. A blog is only as great as the community around it, and I think TLA has one of the best.

If you’re new to the blog due to this announcement, I want to personally thank you for visiting…it’s great to see you! If you’re searching for an easy place to start and get familiar with The Lingerie Addict, check out my most popular posts or sign up for the V.I.A. newsletter to get fun and exclusive content and discounts.

Questions, comments, or just want to re-introduce yourself? Go ahead and leave them in the comments section!

Cora

Cora

Founder and Chief Editor of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, my little site has become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and it's been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every woman deserves gorgeous underpinnings that help her feel comfortable and confident. Body snark free zone since 2012.

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The What Katie Did Semi-Annual Sale Starts July 31st!

Starting at 8 am PST, all of last season’s ranges are 50% off. But better hurry…What Katie Did account holders have had access since Sunday! Below are a few of my favorite picks from the sale. Click the image to be taken directly to the product page.

Corsets:

Lingerie:

Cora

Cora

Founder and Chief Editor of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, my little site has become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and it's been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every woman deserves gorgeous underpinnings that help her feel comfortable and confident. Body snark free zone since 2012.

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Lingerie of the Week: Wolford Marilyn Stay-Up Stockings

When I first started blogging, I used to regularly do “lust” features, which were basically items of lingerie I loved but would never be able to afford. This week’s Lingerie of the Week is very definitely a lust feature.

Wolford has always had a special place in my lingerie-loving heart. Every season, they come with brand new styles and trends and patterns that make everyone else’s hosiery look, well, average. And the quality of their hosiery is always impeccable. You can buy a pair of Wolford’s today, and with handwashing and proper care, still be wearing them years from now. Literally.

Wolford’s Marilyn Stay Ups are very French can-can to me. The fishnet combined with the flirty bows and the little flashes of skin is a little bit fun and a lot seductive. Hopefully, I’ll be able to snag a pair on sale. Though, in retrospect, maybe that’s the wrong choice of words.

What do you think of the Marilyn stockings or of Wolford hosiery in general? Let’s chat in the comments.

Stockings available via La Petite Coquette and Wolford’s online shop for $165.00

Cora

Cora

Founder and Chief Editor of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, my little site has become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and it's been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every woman deserves gorgeous underpinnings that help her feel comfortable and confident. Body snark free zone since 2012.

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Naughty Bits: Lingerie News for 7/29/12

Stella Mesh balconnet bra and bikini brief in Azur Blue, Stella Lace set in Nude Pink and Stella Smooth balconnet bra and bikini brief in Blue Python Print via Stella McCartney

Weekly Lingerie Sales 7/28/12

Cherie Non Padded Balcony Bra in Black via Myla

Olympics 2012: Red, White, and Blue Sports Bras

I’d nearly forgotten The Olympics were starting tonight! Until I checked Twitter, at least. ;-)

Who plans to watch the Opening Ceremonies? And which sports are you most looking forward to? I’m really excited about the debut of Women’s Boxing, myself. I feel like it’s inclusion is long overdue.

If you feel like getting into the Olympic spirit (but don’t necessarily want to wear the rings), why not pick up a sports bra, instead? Bras shown above are by Shock Absorber and Panache. All 3 are available at Bare Necessities.

Cora

Cora

Founder and Chief Editor of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, my little site has become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and it's been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every woman deserves gorgeous underpinnings that help her feel comfortable and confident. Body snark free zone since 2012.

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Ask the Addict: Pretty Longline Bras for the Wedding Day?

via: BHLDN

Today’s ‘Ask the Addict‘ feature comes Tumblr reader mysyntheticlife, who writes:

Do you have any recommendations for sexy longline bras? I’m looking for one for my wedding. Thank you for sharing your lingerie passion, you post so much beauty. Cheers!

Excellent question! Though you requested a sexy longline bra for the wedding day, I would remiss if I didn’t at least mention that comfort also matters. In a big way. There’s so much happening on your wedding day, that I’d hate for uncomfortable undergarments to be one of your worries. After all, there’s lots of time to be sexy after the big day.

Now that’s that out of the way, here are a few longline bras you may like. Click the photo to be taken to the product page:

Gossard, via Figleaves – $56.00

Va Bien Lacey Bustier – $59.00

Fortnight, via Lynn Steven – $110.00

Lou Paris, via BHLDN – $125.00

Stella McCartney, via Lille Boutique – $306.00

Finally, Journelle carries a superbasic white longline bra from Cosabella that sells for $116.00.

Hope this helps with your shopping! And congratulations!

Cora

Cora

Founder and Chief Editor of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, my little site has become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and it's been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every woman deserves gorgeous underpinnings that help her feel comfortable and confident. Body snark free zone since 2012.

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