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Cora Harrington

I wrote this article a week or so ago, but decided against publishing it. Then I thought about it more and decided this article needed to be published, but also that I should explain why I was so hesitant in the first place. And so here we are a with a blog post that’s somewhat meta and rather inconclusive, but hopefully shines a light on what seems to be a […]

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Today’s guest post is by Sam Conover, the owner of Broad Lingerie, a specialty bra and swimwear shop focusing on full bust sizes in Toronto. Broad Lingerie’s mission is to normalize full bust sizes, encourage body positivity and to make lingerie shopping simple and accessible. When she’s not in Bra Boss mode, she spends her time making art and thinking way too much about synthetic materials. Once upon a time […]

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Yandy.com It’s the first few days of summer, which means it’s time to think about packing for vacation. And even if your vacation this year is more a “staycation,” new lingerie can help inject a sense of vitality and joie de vivre into even the most mundane of schedules. Only a few months after the wild success of their first spring bra collection, Yandy […]

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I have to confess…I’ve gotten myself into a bit of a bind. Oh, I’m full of ideas (and the backend of the site is full of drafts), but I’ve somehow managed to trick my brain into a weird bit of anxiety about actually publishing anything. And I don’t know how that happened. I feel oddly stressed, as though unless my next post is something profound and magnificent, it’ll be a […]

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As you may have guessed, lingerie market is an incredibly busy time of year. Between attending Curve (the major lingerie tradeshow), visiting ateliers, and going to all the meetups (such as the one TLA hosted last season for POC and LGBTQIA lingerie professionals), the week is packed solid. Every year, there are brands I miss out on because there’s just too much to see at once, but this year I […]

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While the intimate apparel industry is built on functionality and practicality, my favorite kind of lingerie always has an element of the fantastical. Whether we’re talking operatic dressing gowns or sci-fi inspired bustiers, I love lingerie that tells a story. Years ago, before the bondage trend and the bralette trend, brands were all about the pinup trend. Inspired by women like Dita Von Teese, retailers tripped over themselves to offer […]

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Empreinte is one of those brands that everyone in the lingerie industry knows and loves, but that outsiders (like myself) often have a hard time getting. It was years before I was able to look beyond the ornate European lace and embroidery, and truly understand what made their bras so extraordinary. When it comes to full bust bra design, Empreinte is a master, and I’m not just talking about the […]

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Syncope. That’s the official term for feeling breathless or lightheaded or like one is about to faint, and I also believe it’s the perfect word to describe I felt when I first saw Karolina Laskowska’s ‘Celestial Bodies’ collection. I sometimes worry I’m overly effusive on TLA. The internet favors cynicism, a frosty veneer of unimpressedness that takes great pains to never get too excited. When I say a collection makes […]

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I’m often envious of ‘cool girl’ style. That ability to just put together an outfit, to look effortlessly chic with a recognizable personal style is a skill I’ve not quite mastered. Oh, I definitely have a lingerie style, more or less, (lots of black, if you want to call it a style), but my outerwear is super heavy on the jeans and t-shirts end of things. I keep telling myself […]

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One of the things I love most about running TLA is discovering new brands. There’s just something viscerally thrilling – electric almost – about finding a label with that unquantifiable “it-factor.” Even if it’s their very first collection, even if they’re still working through their exact vision, you can just tell who’s on the way to something unique and interesting. I love that moment. I live for that moment. And […]

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