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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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I don’t know what’s caused it, but lately I’ve been majorly into beige, tearose, and blush lingerie. After years of actively avoiding anything beige (at least partially because of how it’s always advertised as ‘nude’), I feel as though I’ve rediscovered the color. Despite the marketing, beige, blush, and soft rose are so much more than “invisible” colors for certain skintones. These shades can be elegant, timeless, glamorous even, and […]

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“I like photographing women who appear to know something of life.” Agent Provocateur’s newest campaign, All Woman, takes its cue from legendary photographer Helmut Newton’s love of dominant femininity. Through his voyeuristic lens women became larger than life, flaunting their strength and sexuality in a way that was both celebratory and highly erotic. Agent Provocateur imagines women over the decades that have embodied this unapologetic sexuality, choosing four icons with […]

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Disclosure: I received these items free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Nightprowl London is a British luxury boudoir brand, specialising in sensual pieces with exquisite textiles: French laces, Austrian embroideries, devoré velvet prints and silk satin. The colour scheme is firmly monochromatic; with the exception of a single ivory bridal range, all of Nightprowl London’s designs are in black. Given how effortlessly sexy and classic […]

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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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“It really feels like summer!” I thought as I walked outside yesterday. When I finally checked my weather app on my phone it cheerfully informed me that, with the humidity, it felt like 105 degrees out. Whether you live in the cooler Pacific Northwest or are stuck in the heat hellhole that is the southern US at this time of year, I suspect you’ll appreciate this article. First of all, […]

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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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Note: Some images in this article may not be safe for work. I’ve talked lots in the past about how small indie designers are driving innovations in plus size lingerie, so I wanted to take some time over the next few months to spotlight some of the best ones. We’re starting today with RavenDreams, a plus size luxury lingerie business that does everything right as far as I’m concerned. RavenDreams […]

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Here in Seattle around this time of year, the sun is up at 5:00 a.m. and setting after 9:00 p.m. While I love those long days (it’s still light enough to read by at 10:00 p.m. during the height of summer), they can wreak havoc on your body clock… especially if you happen to have an east-facing window. When I worked nights, which was for much of my professional career, […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. After my column last week, Cora emailed me to ask a question that I hear a lot: “Since the selection of lingerie in sizes 20 and up is so awful, where can we send TLA readers for nice stuff?” I suspect she’s not the only one asking that! Once you get past a US 18, the lingerie pickings become much narrower. Today I’ve […]

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