The Lingerie Addict Year in Review: 5 Highlights from 2013

Another highlight…shooting with Edson Carlos!

I’ve never really done a “year in review” article on TLA before. I don’t know why; I just think it never occurred to me beyond our regular “Best of the Year” posts. But  a lot of amazing things happened with the site last year, and I thought it’d be cool to recap them here…if for no other reason than to have a place to look back on it all someday. So without further ado, here’s my 2013 in review!

  • I got married! I know, I know…not exactly a professional event, but my marriage was probably the biggest thing that happened to me 2013. I don’t really talk about my personal life on the blog, but I feel so incredibly grateful to have found a life partner who, among other things, supports what I’m doing with The Lingerie Addict. Self-employment and entrepreneurship is hard enough on its own; if the people closest to you don’t believe in what you’re doing, then it becomes that much harder. Even though Nick doesn’t read my site, he’s probably the biggest fan of what I do here.
  • TLA got a brand new look! After years of the same blog template, Jason of I Fell Into a Whale, Kelly of Kelly’s Portfolio, and I all got together and gave the site a major redesign. I’m talking a complete overhaul…both in terms of what you see and in what’s happening behind the scenes. Jason took care of the vast majority of technical and design details while Kelly designed by brand new custom made logo. I’m really happy with the new look of the site; I feel like it fits who I am now as opposed to who I was 3 years ago.
  • I was quoted on CNN! This is probably TLA’s biggest media mention to date, and I am still over the moon about it. After working on this site for over 5 years, it was incredibly gratifying to get recognized as an authority on lingerie by a news site everyone’s heard of. I remember calling my parents completely ecstatic about the news. Even if I had to stop doing The Lingerie Addict tomorrow, I can always say that I was quoted on CNN. The site also had a couple of other major media mentions including Forbes, Fox News, Racked, and Salon.
  • We welcomed Krista to the team! If you’re new to the lingerie blogging, you may not recognize Krista’s name, but she used to write for The Lingerie Post which was the BIG lingerie blog when I first became interested in the subject. Krista was incredibly welcoming to me as a newbie blogger, and she gave me my first couple of “big breaks” by linking to a few of my articles from The Lingerie Post. Krista has forgotten more about lingerie than I will ever know, and I am incredibly excited that we have access to her knowledge base and expertise on The Lingerie Addict.
  • I spoke at BlogHer! And Blogalicious and The Underfashion Club. Conference and convention speaking was something pretty new for TLA last year, and I got my feet wet by speaking at one of the largest blogging conferences in America (if not the world). I also had the opportunity to talk Blogging and Social Media at The Underfashion Club (you can find the video of that here) and to discuss hiring people for your blog at Blogalicious. Hopefully, I get the opportunity to do more speaking in 2014 as well.

There were lots of other things too, like attending my first ever LingerieFW, meeting a number of favorite bloggers (including The Lingerie Lesbian, That Je Ne Sais Quoi, Sweet Nothings, and Vintage Vandalizm) in person, touring the headquarters for Hanky Panky and Natori and meeting the founders of both of those brands (OMG…I love female entrepreneurs), and really letting go of some my own fears and hang-ups about the site. I feel more excited than ever before about The Lingerie Addict. I’ve had the entire holiday break to brew up some great ideas, and I really can’t wait to share them all with you in 2014!

What were some lingerie highlights for you last year? They don’t need to be about this site, of course, but I’m wondering what stood out to you about the world of lingerie in 2013.

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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6 Comments

  1. 14/01/14 at 0:36

    Yay, I agree, 2013 was an awesome year for TLA and all of the cool and new things going on within the site and all of your new ideas and life changes also. Though I know you had your personal ups and downs, as we ll do, the site is as amazing as ever, and I can’t wait to see what 2014 holds for TLA and I’d love to get more involved and possibly finally submit a guest post!

  2. 14/01/14 at 8:18

    I suppose for me it has to be having the opportunity to review and interview Kiss Me Deadly, Neon Duchess, RUBY lingerie, Victoria Wilson Corsets and Black Filigree Couture, commissioning my most expensive corset to-date from Sparklewren and starting my own business as a corsetiere :D

  3. 14/01/14 at 10:53

    Thank you for an awesome year! It was a lovely year to be a reader of TLA. We could (kind of) celebrate your getting married with you, the new look of the site is awesome and you wrote so many important articles – the one that really stood out for me was the Diversity post.

    My personal lingerie highlights definitely was my going to London and trying on so many beautiful things! Kiss Me Deadly for example – and I met Becky, the Founder of WhoMadeYourPants. Also being able to get to know Georgina from Fuller Figure Fuller Bust, Miss Underpinnings, Undercover Lingerista and other Lingerie Bloggers was just unbelievably cool.

  4. What a wonderful year to review! I too got married and man, doesn’t it just keep getting better and better? Congrats on all the success! You have been a huge inspiration to be over the past couple years and I appreciate your dedication to this crazy amazing world of lingerie. I have loved getting to know the lingerie community this year and it just serves to say that it is a very powerful industry for women and the awareness of embracing your sexy is so uplifting. Cheers to you, cheers to life and hey… cheers to lingerie!! Xoxo

  5. (Ms.) Jay Hiller
    14/01/14 at 19:50

    I just found your blog a few months ago and I love it!

  6. L
    19/01/14 at 0:59

    As far as lingerie goes, I became enamored with Claudette’s dessous mesh bras (I have 3 of them now and they are so comfortable and well-fitting). As always, I’m disappointed in VS for their misinformation concerning bra sizing, racism, sexism, cheap outsourced labor, etc. Ugh. Boycott. On a better note, I’m happy to see more plus-sized models in lingerie. Maybe they’ve always been there, but I feel like I didn’t see body variety on lingerie websites as much until 2013.

    Also I want to add that I have hypertrophic scars on my arms and legs and it is really inspiring to see you modeling as I am still afraid to wear short-sleeves and shorts most of the time. [:

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