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It’s rare when a lingerie brand makes a debut that is so distinctive, so unexpected, that you just know they’re going to be big. Marie Yat is an exciting new label that blends the line between lingerie and unisex underwear, creating androgynous pieces that are sleek and sophisticated. Designs are deconstructed to promote a sense of individuality, with perfectly imperfect details such as ripped bindings, graphic cutaways, and asymmetrical piecework. […]

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Disclosure: These items were sent to me free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own. I’ve written before about TomboyX’s boxer briefs. TomboyX has been dominating the androgynous lingerie scene for a while now, consistently putting out underwear that people want to wear and providing a wide range of sizes and a respectable range of colors. They also have been cult favorites of mine, although their long […]

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All pieces reviewed were provided by Cosabella. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I wrote about the marketing behind Cosabella’s new “Extended” line awhile back. While many people were interested in the repercussions for the plus size market, many people also asked me what the new line was actually like. Today we’re going to table the industry talk and focus on the actual pieces themselves. I was sent a […]

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Let’s face it. Most loungewear is comfortable, practical, and pretty basic. While it’s easy to care for (and easy to wear), it isn’t always easy on the eyes. If you long to sashay around the house is something a bit more glamorous, you’re going to swoon over this new collection by Catherine D’Lish! The legendary burlesque performer and costumer is giving us a sneak peek of her debut luxury loungewear […]

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It is the height of summer in the Pacific Northwest, and, unlike the South (where I grew up), air conditioning is an uncommon luxury. While it may sound strange, it does make sense. Temperatures hardly ever hit the 90s here (though they definitely did last week for 4th of July), and it still gets chilly enough to wear a light sweater or jacket most evenings. In fact, I’m looking at […]

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TLA is back from our little Summer vacation, and what better way to celebrate than with swoon-worthy silk loungewear! Brand new British label, Violet & Wren, has created a small capsule collection of luxe pieces that are positively blooming with beautiful botanical prints. These are not your typical fussy florals. Taking their inspiration from far-flung gardens and steamy Victorian greenhouses, these lush, hand-rendered prints are such a breath of fresh […]

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Meng Zhang’s self-titled luxury lifestyle brand, Meng, is one of the most exciting things to hit the lingerie industry in the last year. In an industry that seems afraid to take risks, Meng is a rare and brightly colored jewel. This print-driven brand is creating some of the most beautiful textiles on the market, bringing the beauty of nature to life and transporting the wearer to the realm of fantasy. […]

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Way back, essentially a lifetime ago in internet time, I used to publish answers to questions that I received on TLA’s other social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. I moved away from doing that (I’m not sure why… I think I just got distracted), but I still regularly answer reader questions in all of those places. It’s a lot of fun seeing what people have been thinking about and […]

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I love custom lingerie. It’s great if you’re a non-standard shape or want the perfect piece that just isn’t available on the market right now in your size range. Over the years I’ve definitely developed a routine that I follow when I order a new custom piece, so I thought today I’d put together a guide for everyone else. This contains both the basics and some more detailed dos and […]

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Where I live, we don’t have air conditioning. Most homes don’t have it. Most apartments don’t have it. Businesses sometimes will, but even then, you’re just as likely to see your fave coffeeshop or bar open some windows and turn on some fans. Coming from Georgia, I was shocked at the lack of central air when I first moved to the Puget Sound area. At this point, I imagine it’s […]

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