Uye Surana is the kind of brand that’s grown on me – little by little, lookbook by lookbook – until, without even noticing, I found myself eagerly awaiting every new collection. Everything they make – their entire aesthetic – feels so natural and carefree and accommodating that they’ve become a brand I recommend to people of most any size who want beautiful lingerie that will make them feel gorgeous. Now […]
Playful Promises’ “Ageless Fashion” photoshoot is one of the campaigns I wanted to cover earlier this year, but didn’t have the time to write about. However, I couldn’t possibly let 2017 end without sharing these pictures. If you’ve been reading this site for any length of time, then you know Playful Promises is one of my favorite lingerie brands. That distinction isn’t just because of their products. It’s also because […]
A couple of years ago, I wrote an article on black-owned lingerie brands and it became one of TLA’s most popular articles to-date. Despite what many business experts or industry authorities have to say about the importance of “neutral” or “colorblind” companies, it turns out many people want to support underrepresented or marginalized designers. This is especially when these brands respond to a need the larger intimate apparel industry has neglected for decades.
When I saw JBC Lingerie’s new lookbook, “DAD I’M GOING OUT,” pop up on my timeline, I was in awe. I saw models in a range of shapes and sizes all sporting badass lingerie and an IDGAF attitude. JBC Lingerie tapped into a level of inclusion rarely seen in lingerie.
I’m not sure how I heard first heard of Nettle’s Tale. Maybe on Twitter. Or perhaps Bustle. All I know is that I’ve had them bookmarked for a little while as an example of a company doing this inclusivity thing right. Made in Vancouver, BC, Nettle’s Tale has an appropriately Pacific Northwest mood. Super chill. Very casual. Completely unstructured. While I sometimes like to imagine myself as a glamorous poolside […]