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The fashion world loves their designers! These celebrity-status artists excite and inspire their followers each season. But lingerie design is a different animal and though many designers end up expanding into other categories such as shoes, housewares and fragrances, sometimes they are hesitant to enter such a technical niche market as lingerie. Lucky for us, some of these talented fashion designers have been able to successfully make that transition over […]

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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 […]

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With the Oxford Conference of Corsetry coming up this weekend, England is flooded with corset makers and enthusiasts. Today I spent the day in Sparklewren‘s studio, aka Corset Paradise, with Jenni “Wren” Hampshire, Lucy of Lucy’s Corsetry, and Lowana of Vanyanís. InaGlo Photography was also present to shoot a few styles for Vanyanís, and Sparklewren’s Jenni Hampshire got behind the camera for several impromptu photoshoots with me as I tried on […]

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It’s a fact that people have been taking pictures of lovely ladies for as long as there have been cameras. There’s something about really old photos that has always seemed particularly luminous and compelling to me, some combination of the film and retouching techniques that is reminiscent of an oil painter’s brush strokes. (And, if you look closely, you can even occasionally see where some tiny brushwork was applied for […]

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Classic pinups in illustration have long been an obsession of mine, though it’s been a while since I last wrote about pinup art. Today I’d like to focus on one of my favorite artists, though he’s not one of the best known.  Fritz Willis’ style tends to feature a slightly more mature-looking subject with a 60s vibe; though many of his paintings feature classic pinup-style poses, he also gracefully captures […]

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Many of you probably know Paige Warren from her ultra-insightful and still uber-popular webseries, Busty Girl Comics. While that comic is no longer being updated (though you can and should totally buy the trades from Amazon), Paige recently began taking commissions again, and I asked for one about ‘Lingerie Addict Problems.’ The above image is what I received and I’m so happy with it because it pretty much describes my […]

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If you’re a fan of pinup style, a familiarity with pinup illustration is essential. Pinup illustration, in my mind, is the canon of the look and feel of the pinup lifestyle. Three artists in particular stand out as noteworthy, iconic, and legendary within the field of classic pinup artists. 3.  George Petty The Petty Girl debuted in the premiere issue of Esquire in 1933, and was a virtually constant attraction […]

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It seems that 75% of what I do with my iPhone is check Instagram. Luckily, I can combine my idle habit with research by following my corsetmaking colleagues, thereby continually staying informed and inspired. What I love about Instagram is that it emphasizes a certain spontaneity and behind-the-scenes feel, and is also a bit more intimate.  Unfortunately, a couple of my favorite corsetieres aren’t on Instagram.  Conversely, this isn’t a […]

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By: Marianne I’d be lying to myself (and all of you) if I didn’t admit that my monthly columns here at The Lingerie Addict tend to the verbose. So this Valentine’s Day, I invite you to join me in a hands-on activity: I’ve drawn a curvaceous fashion figure with key style lines for lingerie sketched in. You, dear readers, get to print this lady out and draw a Valentine’s Day […]

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