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Autumn/Winter 2017 saw an intimate apparel market inundated with velvet lingerie. While velvet, a plush, luxurious textile noted for its soft, warm “pile” is always a popular winter fabric, this is the first season I recall seeing it in practically every type of lingerie – from bras to knickers to robes to teddies to pajamas. My favorite take on the velvet trend, at least for intimates, is devoré or burnout […]

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I don’t know if you’ve heard, but astrology has apparently taken over the internet, and it’s all star charts, all the time. Even for those of us who don’t know the first about astrology and lean a bit more towards astronomy (hi, that’s me), the stars and other celestial bodies remain endlessly fascinating – familiar and incomprehensible all at the same time. I remember staring up at the sky as […]

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The retail industry is changing quickly and so many ethically-made lingerie lines are slowing production or shuttering completely because of it. It’s expensive to manufacture lingerie in a responsible way and many consumers don’t want to pay the higher rates, instead preferring to bargain shop with discount codes from budget apparel lines. So, I’m not gonna lie. It wasn’t super easy to come up with a beautiful, nicely-sized, not-too-expensive, new-item-filled, […]

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Lingerie is, in some ways, the art of making complicated garments look easy. We’ve talked often on TLA (and elsewhere) about how time, research and expertise is involved in making lingerie, but the end result looks deceptively effortless. In some ways, that’s a shame because it means most people aren’t able to fully appreciate just how much care and attention went into their undergarments. The very best lingerie designers – […]

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Disclosure: I purchased this garment with my own money. All opinions are my own.  When Meng first appeared on the lingerie scene, I was completely blown away. The prints were like nothing I’d seen before: lush, floral motifs so intricately detailed and with carefully considered placement. The robes and gowns were clearly at the top end of the lingerie market, with metres of flowing silk and expensive digital printing. Founded […]

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