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One of the things I love most about running TLA is discovering new brands. There’s just something viscerally thrilling – electric almost – about finding a label with that unquantifiable “it-factor.” Even if it’s their very first collection, even if they’re still working through their exact vision, you can just tell who’s on the way to something unique and interesting. I love that moment. I live for that moment. And […]

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Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Eucalan Lingerie wash is the sort of product most people don’t understand the point of. “What’s wrong with regular laundry detergent?” is a typical question. “Why is lingerie wash so expensive?” is often next. But lingerie is unique in the world of fashion, and in the same way a leather handbag or a pair of pearl earrings would require special treatment, so too does […]

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Spring is in full bloom, and it’s for a change in lingerie. I’ve loved Harlow & Fox’s Anastasia robe ever since I first laid eyes on it at Spring/Summer 2015 lingerie market. While the brand is known for luxury full bust bras (DD-G cup sizes) and dramatic lace trim robes, to me, the Anastasia robe captures the essence of Harlow & Fox…especially since it’s something that can be worn by […]

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It’s happening again. That thing where I can’t stop thinking about a particular lingerie set. Where it fills up my thoughts and my dreams and makes me obsessively check my budget, wondering if this is the day I move forward and commit…or do I dare to wait just a little while longer? Truth be told, there are two reasons behind my hesitation. One, I’ve never purchased anything from Uye Surana […]

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I hold the firm but controversial belief that no design is truly original. At least not in the world of lingerie: designers don’t live in a vacuum and they all face influences, whether it’s consciously or not. Inspiration can come from almost any source, be it the haute couture catwalks or historical costume. More often than you’d expect, it’s purely a matter of zeitgeist that sees a swathe of labels […]

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I’ve written repeatedly about how the full bust and plus size lingerie portions of the lingerie industry have changed wildly since I started writing here. I write a lot about things like sizing expansions and marketing campaigns around here, but the styles of lingerie available have also expanding rapidly from what was available several years ago. Full bust and plus size customers now have access to bondage inspired pieces, to […]

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I’ve been aware of Sian Hoffman’s work for quite some time, but she really caught my attention last spring. Her work really stands out to me, with a signature look which feels kinky and retro, and yet very relevant and very sexy. It comes as no surprise, then, to learn that the image which caught my eye was shot by Tim Bret Day – known for his work with Agent Provocateur. The locations, styling, and lighting […]

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“Starting a lingerie line was always a dream of mine,” says Whitney Galitz, owner and designer of the full-cup-focused indie brand Good Night Gilda. Galitz launched her line with a full business plan, landed some great press, and ran the company while working full-time as a wardrobe stylist in Los Angeles, from 2009 until 2011 when she closed its doors. Lingerie lovers often lament the surprising and sometimes sudden shuttering […]

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I’ve been sitting here for the better part of an hour trying to think of a super-fashiony, sophisticated way to start off this blog post, and I can’t so I’ll just jump right to it. I love this lace. Every since I first laid eyes on this set, I knew it had to be featured on TLA. Black lace is my kryptonite, but, as you already know, lace tends to […]

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Pillowbooks were titillating works of art created in ancient China as illustrated guides in the art of seduction. They were used to embolden and empower, encouraging adventure, individuality, and a love of beauty. It is this love of erotic storytelling that inspires Beijing-based luxury label, Pillowbook. In a series of well edited collections, the brand takes us on a tour of Chinese and Vietnamese locales where love and ambition reign. […]

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