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This past Sunday, I got to meet burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese. I wasn’t alone, of course. Dita was doing a meet and greet at Dark Garden Unique Corsetry to promote her Von Follies lingerie line as well as her perfumes, both of which are exclusively available within San Francisco at Dark Garden. Dark Garden has been Dita’s “go-to corsetmaker for the past 15 years,” and I’ve been working there for […]

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It’s been a while since my last installment on corset care, 3 Reasons to Unlace Before Unbusking Your Corset, and today’s feature on cleaning a corset has been a long time in coming. Some of the tips in here will be repeated from the first Corset Care 101 piece; as they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! What can you do to minimize the need […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. We talk a lot about the fashion of lingerie here on the blog, and, for me at least, that often means talking about things I’m not necessarily wearing. Like most women, I have brands and styles and colors I go to again and again and they don’t always make an appearance when I’m sharing photos from an upcoming collection or writing a review for […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Last year, I wrote an article about one of my personal passions — comfy knickers. I know a lot of people talk about the comfort factor when it comes to bras and shapewear and hosiery, but to me, comfortable underpants are pretty important too. I hate knickers that bind and twist and bunch and dig, and since there’s about a 12 inch difference between […]

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Today’s guest post is by the founder of one of my favorite lingerie brands — Catherine Clavering of Kiss Me Deadly. Catherine started Kiss Me Deadly after her disability made it difficult for her to work in her chosen profession of psychology. In 2012, Kiss Me Deady won a UK Lingerie Award in the category of Favorite British Lingerie Designer. If you want to keep up with Kiss Me Deadly, […]

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Just before the recession, the lingerie industry got a little crazy. Every week it felt like there was a new luxury brand on the scene, each with even more outrageous prices than the last. I was still very new to the lingerie at the time, but I remember feeling a bit confused. Were there really enough connoisseurs to keep so many high-end labels alive? The answer is…apparently not. The state […]

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Has there ever been a more controversial subject in the fashion industry than this one? No matter your opinion on knock-offs, cheap copies of luxury goods are here to stay. After all, if there’s a market for people who want expensive items for lower prices (and there definitely is), there’s going to be a company that’s willing to cater to that market. Some of these knock-offs are outright counterfeits and […]

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I’m new to The Lingerie Addict. Where should I start? Why Lingerie Matters The 30 Best Lingerie Addict Blog Posts of 2013 The 15 Best Lingerie Brands of 2013 The Lingerie Addict Awards: The Best Lingerie of 2012 The 20 Best Lingerie Addict Blog Posts of 2012 The Best Lingerie Addict Articles of 2011 The Top Lingerie Addict Articles of 2010 I’m new to lingerie. How do I even begin? […]

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In honor of Small Business Saturday, today we’re republishing this 2010 guest article from Alison of Faire Frou Frou. While TLA is not a blog exclusively for indie boutiques and designers, we do make an effort to feature them as often as possible. Please take a look at our Etsy Lingerie Directory, Corset Directory, and Lingerie Boutiques Directory for more small businesses you can support during the holiday season. I […]

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Today’s guest post is by one of my favorite new bloggers – The Lingerie Lesbian. The Lingerie Lesbian is a 23-year-old recent college graduate who works in PR in ‘real’ life and spends the rest of her time thinking about knickers. She blogs about lingerie and sexuality over at TheLingerieLesbian.com. You can also see what she’s up to on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr and if you have any pressing questions, you […]

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