An Introduction to Silk Lingerie: My Day at Christine Lingerie

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You’re probably going to think I’m a little late to the party, but it really hit me a few months ago that some people (in fact: many people) prefer watching a video to reading a blog post. Doing more videos is one of my goals for TLA for this, and while I’ve gotten off to an admittedly late start (is it really almost June?), I want to kick things off with what I hope is the start of a new direction for video content here on The Lingerie Addict — educational, informative, and inspiring short films that are completely unlike what you can find anywhere else. It may sound a bit ambitious, but there’s still so much to talk about in the world of lingerie… and it’s an undeniable truth that some of these stories are better seen than read.

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The amazing team at Christine Lingerie was kind enough to be my first test subject for this new venture, and Paul of POC Photo and I spent a day in Vancouver, BC at their headquarters filming Christine Morton and her team. I learned so much about lingerie and silk that day — more than I ever imagined. In the weeks since these videos were filmed, I’ve watched them countless times (seriously, I had no idea video editing was so labor-intensive), and I’ve yet to get tired of them. There’s just something incredibly special about watching an expert discuss their craft. You can feel Christine’s passion through the screen, and I feel privileged to have been allowed to observe her and her team at work. I also feel more than a little apprehensive about sharing something that’s still quite new to me here on the blog. With all that said though, I hope you enjoy these videos, and if there’s a certain kind of content you’d like to see in the future on the TLA YouTube channel, please take the time to let me know in the comments. I’d like to hear about it.



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The three videos from our day together are roughly ordered by length below. The first video is the longest, and is an interview with Christine Morton in which she discusses the history of silk, what goes into making silk lingerie, and why Christine Lingerie is special in a world where everyone claims to be “luxury.” The second video is a short film of the current Spring/Summer 2015 Collection, and is required viewing for anyone who adores gorgeous lingerie (which I’m guessing is most everyone here). There’s simply nothing like watching silk in motion; a flat photo simply doesn’t compare.¬† The third video is a mini-featurette on how to care for silk lingerie. I tend to feel a bit intimidated by silk (what if I ruin it???), but Christine makes taking care of it sound easy and accessible. If you’ve been wondering how to wash silk lingerie, then this is the video for you.

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It goes without saying that I’d love to hear what you think. Have you tried Christine Lingerie before? And whether you have or haven’t, what do you think of the pieces in the videos?

 

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Cora Harrington

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

5 Comments on this post

  1. […] recent love affair with silk reminded me that back in May, The Lingerie Addict ran a wonderful blog/video post¬†about her meetings with Christine Morton, designer of Christine Lingerie in […]

  2. Annmarie says:

    As for the format: The videos are well done, though I think they should be part of the post as opposed to the entire content. The ratio may vary as needed. Some technical suggestions may come in an email.

    As for Christine- love her designs and have been a follower for years. I own few of the creations including what may be an earlier version of the red silk teddy seen in the first two videos (mine was purchased some five years ago and has some black lace on the bottom that the one in the video doesn’t.)

  3. Cynthia says:

    I totally get that most people prefer to watch vids over reading blogs. However I am the exception that proves the rule!! I do hope the video content won’t replace your written content, as I am a long term follower of your blog, and so I enjoy reading your updates.

  4. Kiri says:

    I hope the videos will be to support text content rather than replace it.

    I love TLA – in fact since I found my way here I’ve bought my first luxury lingerie items (2 beautiful Mimi sets that I’m in love with and that make me feel fabulous every time I wear them – but I’m not a fan of video content on blogs. I tend to read blogs over breakfast, or in the kitchen at work while waiting for the kettle to boil, and videos just aren’t pratical (for me) in those circumstances.

    That said, I realise I’m probably in the minority here, and I’ll continue to read and enjoy TLA.

  5. Emily says:

    I think the videos are a fantastic idea!! Seeing the silk in motion was so incredible, it really moves like nothing else. Thanks for bringing this company to my attention, it’s definitely going on my lingerie wishlist =D

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