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One of the biggest lessons I’m learning this year is the importance of completion, of finishing what you start. Creating new things is a type of high all its own. The thinking, the planning, the moment when everything comes together and it’s better than you ever imagined – that’s the exciting part, at least for me. But it always happens that shortly after I finish one idea, I’m driven immediately […]

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Every year, I think about collapsing the traditional five Holiday Lingerie Shopping Guides into two or three. Maybe doing two shopping guide for everything that’s under $249 and over $250, for example. And honestly, because I’ve been having so much trouble with time management this season, that may have been a good idea. Yet part of why I like to break out TLA’s Holiday Shopping Guides into so many price categories is because I believe it better conveys the story of lingerie. You can see how trends and patterns and silhouettes change between that $50 guide and that $500 guide. The drape is different. The shapes are different.The levels experimentation, playfulness, artistry – it’s all different.

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  Hi, yes, it’s me with another photoshoot…and what also happens to be my very first shoot in LA. I’ve been a fan of Andrea Hausmann’s photography for years now, so I was pretty ecstatic when she sent a message to tell me she was a fresh transplant to Southern California too. We decided to set up a shoot together shortly after meeting, and we were both in complete agreement […]

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I just can’t even come up with the words to describe my feelings for this gown. If ever there was a dressing gown that embodied Hollywood glamour – that was pure, undiluted, old school, cigarette holder, dripping jewels allure – this is it. The Emerald & Palm Dressing Gown has no shame about being what it is, and what it is over the top, lascivious, inspired luxury. There’s no attempt […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. It may be a brand new year, but I’m still finding myself reminiscing about last month when Christmas came early for me in the form of a one-on-one interview with the Queen of Burlesque herself: Dita Von Teese. When I got the news of this awesome opportunity I had to pinch myself: “The Queen of Burlesque and me? Face to face?” I couldn’t […]

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