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Disclosure: These items were sent to me free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Sock It To Me is a brand based in Portland, Oregon. I recognized them from their days in the sock-only trade: I was, and am, a big consumer of novelty socks. Their designs are quirky, often inspired by popular culture, and the quality of their products tends to be pretty high (the store’s […]

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In February I took the Chinatown Bus up to New York to do a lingerie photo shoot orchestrated by Sweets of Sweet Nothings, along with Elizabeth of The Breast Life and of course Cora. A few weeks after the fact I am still processing this amazing experience, thinking through what it means for me, how it felt, what I learned. So bear with me if I seem a little scattered: this was […]

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In January All is Fair, the first lingerie boutique specifically for trans people, opened its doors in Kansas City. It opened with a small party with pool floaties scattered around on a floor built to have the color and tone of deep water. It was a celebration of months of work: a successful Kickstarter campaign, a complete overhaul of the storefront space, and most crucially, the completion of the first […]

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Review: Strita DTLA

Disclosure: the pieces in this article were sent to me free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Strita DTLA is a brand out of Los Angeles that specializes in a lingerie aesthetic that mirrors, and in some cases overlaps with, streetwear. They’re also an indie brand who do all their sewing in the US, which is great to hear if you’re concerned about the ethics of […]

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There’s been a lot of talk on the Internet recently about bra pricing. Much of it started with this brilliant piece by Arabelle Sicardi unpacking the pricing of indie lingerie. The debates mostly broke down along two major sides. On one side were people who need bras for health or workplace reasons, asking for columnists and bloggers to discuss lowering prices on items they need. On the other were indie/luxury lingerie […]

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