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As I mentioned a little while ago, I’m spending a few weeks catching up on lookbooks I wanted to feature earlier this year, but didn’t have the time to because of book deadlines. Even though TLA is rather small as far as media publications go, I still think it’s important to support brands when they take steps in the right direction and become part of the change we want to […]

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When it comes to indies, Dottie’s Delights is an unabashed fave. I don’t know about you, but a lot of the news – both in America and abroad – has me feeling depressed. Every day, every hour even, there’s a new headline even more shocking than the last. It’s hard not to feel like you’re trapped in some kind of bizarre reality where the only news is bad news. It’s […]

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Disclosure: This set was purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own. Amoralle has this way of creating beautifully seductive imagery. The Latvian luxury label’s lookbooks are fairytale dreams. Even their studio product photography seems otherworldly. The last time I bought from the label was nearly 4 years ago. It wasn’t an entirely positive experience, and I had to cancel an order because it hadn’t been shipped after several […]

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The vast majority of lingerie is manufactured outside of the United States. There are various reasons why, but the root of this phenomenon is simple: US labor is expensive. In fact, the cost of labor is the most expensive part of making lingerie. Since apparel, especially lingerie, is undervalued in the current retail market, manufacturers are continuously looking for cheaper ways to manufacture their products. This means trade agreements, like […]

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Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Bettie Page Lingerie by Playful Promises. If you’re just looking for the lookbook and fit notes, scroll to the bottom! Josephine Baker. Dorothy Dandridge. Eartha Kitt. Lena Horne. Billie Holiday. Tina Turner. Iman. These women were the faces of glamour in my childhood. Beautiful, iconic women who were not only black, but also massively talented and gorgeous to boot. They were a balm to […]

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