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It’s happening again. That thing where I can’t stop thinking about a particular lingerie set. Where it fills up my thoughts and my dreams and makes me obsessively check my budget, wondering if this is the day I move forward and commit…or do I dare to wait just a little while longer? Truth be told, there are two reasons behind my hesitation. One, I’ve never purchased anything from Uye Surana […]

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It’s been a month or since this season’s CurveNY, and I’ve honestly been struggling with if I should even write a trend report this year. Last season, I mentioned how the New York tradeshow isn’t really the place to see what’s new and exciting in the lingerie world. Yes, it is definitely the place to get a sneak peek at what’s coming up in stores and boutiques (which is still […]

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I hold the firm but controversial belief that no design is truly original. At least not in the world of lingerie: designers don’t live in a vacuum and they all face influences, whether it’s consciously or not. Inspiration can come from almost any source, be it the haute couture catwalks or historical costume. More often than you’d expect, it’s purely a matter of zeitgeist that sees a swathe of labels […]

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  A few weeks ago, I had the incredible honor and privilege of being invited to Paris by Promosalons, the global network of French tradeshows, to visit some of their flagship exhibitions including Maison & Objet, Mode Who’s Next, Bijorhca, and, of course, the Salon International de la Lingerie. Along with a delegation of journalists from the U.S., Korea, China, and Japan, I was taken on a whirlwind tour of […]

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Though I can’t sew for anything, one of my hobbies when I really need to decompress and unwind is embroidery. I’m not even slightly good at it yet (my brain has this annoying habit of forgetting everything I’ve learned if I go more than a day or two without practice on a more complicated stitch), but it feels very meditative to me. My mind slips into this weird state between […]

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To be totally honest, I’m not quite sure where to begin with this year’s second lingerie trend report. I’ve been sitting on these notes for months, trying to unravel my thoughts and decide what to say… or, to be more specific, how to say it. As TLA has already covered several times this year, the lingerie industry is undergoing some tremendous changes, and certain tensions or issues are finally showing […]

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It’s time for another round of corset tidbits! In May, I did my first “Lace-Up” of innovative corsetry designs and news. This month I have some more gorgeous corsets to show you, as well as some major news about the world’s most famous corsetmaker… Corset fans have likely seen the progression of Purdy‘s exquisitely beaded ventilated corsets. At long last, we have the chance to see one on a model, […]

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Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links Mint green is the perfect shade of lingerie for summertime. It reminds me of mint iced tea, frozen peppermint patties, and cool, sparkling mojitos. It’s a color that just feels refreshing, almost like a cool compress to the eyes. This season, several lingerie brands have debuted gorgeous sets in varying shades of mint, seafoam, and pistachio (those latter two colors closely resemble mint, at […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. Bodysuits are the sorts of items I see all the time, but rarely hear about people wearing. They’ve experienced a bit of a resurgence lately, with retailers offering more and varied styles, but many people understandably find them a bit awkward and hard to mix into a lingerie wardrobe. While I’m no stylist, I went through a bodysuit phase years ago, and I […]

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While yesterday’s article was the big lingerie trend report, I wanted to focus today’s piece on a couple of specialty brands that exist outside of traditional trend forecasting, namely maternity and mastectomy ranges. Though the “mainstream” lingerie industry is stagnating a little in terms of creativity, mastectomy lingerie has blossomed. Perhaps it’s because mastectomy lingerie has been plain and functional for so long that even the slightest nudge in a […]

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