She and Reverie is a handcrafted brand out of New York City that’s all about whimsy, vintage extravagance, and rose-colored glasses. While this particular brand isn’t a good fit for my personal style, I admire them for doing something different, and bucking some of the fairly homogenous trends I’ve seen in the industry lately. This is loungewear that’s pretty enough to wear out; to mix and match with your everyday […]
One of my first lingerie shopping experiences was at Kaori’s Closet Tokyo in NYC. A sweet little boutique on Houston, Kaori’s Closet offered fancifully-decorated Japanese lingerie, otherwise unavailable in the US, and pretty loungewear from international indie lines. With bras covered in engineered floral embroidery, 3D lace appliques, textured elastics, and perfectly-placed rhinestones, the shop was overtly girly and definitely over the top.
As an indie designer myself, I love seeing what my peers are up to in the world of corsetry. Recently a new designer has emerged: at 23 years old, Rosie Denningham of Rosie Red Corsetry & Couture is already well on her way to the top. Her design voice is unique and easily identifiable, and she’s already had the honor of dressing one A-list celebrity. Rosie’s curve-friendly designs are like […]
She & Reverie has released a delightful mini-lookbook titled Luminescette, and it is truly luminous. Soft and dreamy, this collection has a sweetness that is endearing because it’s not trying so hard. There are no Lolitas or pampered princesses here. Rather, there’s an easy innocence and girlish charm that transcends the brand’s usual “twee” aesthetic. We’ve swooned over She & Reverie’s dreamy loungewear collections in the past. The brand has […]
The bra you’re trying on feels like it’s made for you. Nothing cuts into your figure, everything is perfectly held in place. But it’s so expensive! How can such a tiny piece of clothing cost so much? This is the second of a 3-part series discussing why quality lingerie costs what it does – from materials to construction to indirect costs you may not think about when buying a bra or panty. […]