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Nubian Skin’s 2014 debut was a watershed moment for the lingerie industry. After years of campaigns like “What’s Your Nude?” being ignored (if not outright mocked), here was a lingerie brand created by a woman of color for other women of color. And the response was explosive. Not only was Nubian Skin featured in O Magazine, Ebony, Self, and Allure (not to mention MTV, The Los Angeles Times, Elle, and […]

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Lingerie (and, by association, swimwear) can feel so serious at times. There are “official” trends. An “official” color palette. Another “official” look. I got a bit wrapped up in that, and as a result, lost sight of the the stuff that first made me interested in all this. Things like discovering new brands, sharing them here, and actually talking with people what we like right now. Since I’ve loosened up […]

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  Though Stephanie Bodnar, the designer behind Evgenia Lingerie, has been in the lingerie business for awhile, Evgenia itself is still a very new brand. One of the most important things a fledgling brand must do is define its voice and point of view early on…lest it becomes lost in a sea of other new labels. Fortunately, Evgenia Lingerie achieves that goal admirably, and their fourth season establishes this indie […]

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About a month or so ago, I found myself working in Manhattan for few weeks. While I love my new digs in California, nothing quite compares to the allure and hustle of New York. I feel invigorated when I’m in Manhattan; the city fills me with inspiration and a sense that anything’s possible. How could one not be inspired with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The American Ballet Theatre […]

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When presented with a collection of white lingerie, it’s so easy to lapse into the wedding trope. Nuptials and bridal bliss and dream days and all that. While Serène Intimates could certainly do amazing things for one’s bridal trousseau (goodness knows I treated myself to a few exceptional pieces when I wed), it seems almost unfair to shortchange the label in this way. After all, one of TLA’s core principles […]

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It’s time for The Lingerie Addict’s brief annual foray into the world of men’s underwear. While TLA is a fashion blog more or less written with women in mind, when I see a great pair of knickers for dudes, that little detail won’t stop me from writing about them here. In a word (or three actually), I love Menagerie. Though lace was historically a part of men and women’s dress […]

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For rather obvious reasons, I’m not the sort of person who’s seduced by fantasies of time travel. I love a good costume drama (the wardrobe in Outlander is outstanding this season, by the way), but I have no desire to live in any century other than the one we’re in right now. Well, that’s not quite right. I’m super curious about the time period around the year 25,000 BCE, but […]

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Bebaroque and TLA have a bit of a history. Many of you know I started as a stockings blogger, and they were one of the very first lingerie brands I talked about way back in 2008. In an industry that more or less focuses on sheer pantyhose or opaque tights, Bebaroque made their mark with hosiery featuring unique, jaw-dropping, completely unapologetic prints, meant to be seen and styled as the […]

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[Disclosure: These items were sent to me free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own.] I wear a lot of pink. Like, a lot. The desk where I’m writing this is pink, my hair is usually a little pink, and yep, most of my lingerie is pink. So naturally, when The Pink Pantaloon Co. introduced themselves, I was all. over. it. An entirely pink lingerie company? Yes, please. All of […]

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As you may have guessed, lingerie market is an incredibly busy time of year. Between attending Curve (the major lingerie tradeshow), visiting ateliers, and going to all the meetups (such as the one TLA hosted last season for POC and LGBTQIA lingerie professionals), the week is packed solid. Every year, there are brands I miss out on because there’s just too much to see at once, but this year I […]

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