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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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Karolina Laskowksa is a wunderkind. If there is such a thing as a lingerie prodigy, then she is it. Only 25, Laskowska has run her namesake, award-winning, luxury lingerie label for the past five years. However, this season’s collection is particularly special – it’s Laskowska’s goodbye to the lingerie world.

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Without invoking any comparisons, age truly seems like one of the last taboos of the lingerie industry. Words like “aspirational” get thrown around with careless abandon, and one of the unstated (but wretchedly obvious) components of that aspiration is to be endlessly 22. Maybe 26. If you’re feeling daring. A week ago, while in New York for lingerie market, I discovered my second gray hair. At least, it’s the second […]

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Lascivious is a brand I admit to sleeping on for the last few seasons. I noticed them (and liked them) when I started blogging, but it took a few more years until I could appreciate them. Certain silhouettes, like their trademark frame bra (the “Milla” style, shown above and just below) are industry staples, having become representative of an entire era in lingerie. But underneath those bondage-inspired themes is a kind of casualness, a sort of relaxed self-possession that never feels like it’s trying too hard. Perhaps this is what speaks to me now – that carefree attitude you get when you’ve been around awhile and don’t have anything to prove.

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