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I am waist-deep in book edits at the moment, but I did want to write a quick blog post to say 1) I’m alive (yay!) and 2) that I hope those of you in the path of the solar eclipse have a memorable and safe experience. Admittedly, I’ve been out of the loop on most news lately, but I couldn’t resist an opportunity to share a perfect lingerie set for […]

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Disclosure: This item was purchased for me to review by The Lingerie Addict. All opinions are my own. Do you believe in love at first sight? If you don’t, you’re wrong. It absolutely exists. I know because it happened to me the first time I saw one of these feather-covered, sheer dressing gowns by Boudoir by D’Lish. Sigh. The designer behind these robes, Catherine D’Lish, is somewhat of a jane-of-all-trades in […]

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As a lingerie designer, people often tell me my work sounds like a ‘dream job.’ An aura of fantasy and glamour surrounds the fashion industry. However, the reality is lingerie design can be pretty boring most of the time, with very little creativity involved at all.

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As a part-time lingerie boutique sales associate, I help all kinds of gift-givers: from the people who straight up say they don’t care if the receiver likes it to the people who want extra gift receipts just in case the color is 10% too blue. However, I spend most of my time helping people buy things for themselves. This means I’ve gotten pretty good at looking at lingerie gift-giving from […]

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Uye Surana is an independent brand from NYC with a commitment to ethical manufacturing, supportive bralets and gorgeous textiles. Their products are all sewn in-house in small quantities, and Surana’s designs offer a refreshing take on the overdone strappy trend. Delicate lace trims and plays on transparency/opacity make the aesthetic look fresh and appealing. The brand also has some gorgeous colourways and textiles on offer (including hand-floral-dyed silk). I’ve been wanting to try Uye Surana for a while, so felt pretty lucky when I offered some of their products to review. I chose the Claire bralet, panty and a Deep-V Layering cami.

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