Helena Stuart, founder, owner, and designer of Only Hearts, does as much work as you’d expect from a woman who has led a company for almost 40 years. Every hour is filled with effortless flitting between fabric choices, retail delivery dates, cost and margin management, color development and more. There is no visible anxiety or stressed-out vibes here. Helena does it all, and makes it look easy.
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I hate wearing pants. Truly. I live my life in slip dresses, vintage skirts, flirty loungewear, and cute cut-offs. I also live in New York City, where commuting means at least 30 minutes of walking and sitting on public transportation in below-freezing temperatures for 3 months out of the year. But I don’t have to compromise my comfort for the warmth of a pair […]
Disclosure: I received this set as a gift from Mimi Holliday for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Mimi Holliday’s Autumn/Winter 2016 Collections are full of styles named after sweet treats that are neither sickly nor saccharine. Cinnamon Sugar, Wild Strawberry, Marmalade – these simple, delicate flavors bring to mind sunlit autumn mornings in bed, with warm milky tea and cozy cotton sheets and fresh fall air. These sets […]
This summer at CURVEXPO, I learned that trend reporting is hard. Not because there weren’t any obvious trends, but because so many of them are, well… boring. The two biggest trends at NYC’s biannual lingerie trade show were abstract florals and basic geometrics, and they were everywhere. Swimming through a sea of digitally-printed petals for another season, I couldn’t bear to photograph yet another faded flower petal print or tiny triangle […]
Glamorizing times of war always rubs me the wrong way; there’s nothing nostalgia-inducing about state-sanctioned murder and military occupation. But some remnants of these bygone eras are so charming, it’s worth looking past the sordid history to admire them for a moment. One example: these WWII-era satin lingerie sets. They’ve caught my eye for years, and I’m seeing them pop up more and more frequently online. Sold in the 1940s as a war-time […]