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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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Now that it’s almost June, it’s time to start thinking about Autumn/Winter lingerie. We’ll start seeing more and more sales in the next few weeks as retailers clear out current Spring/Summer merchandise for their new autumnal stock. I’ve had a lot of thoughts about the lingerie industry since this year’s CurveNY. Despite decades of resistance to change, the world of intimate apparel is in a state of rapid transition. Online […]

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There have been so many beautiful corset photos and design concepts coming up on my Facebook feed lately! I simply had to compile a handful of my favorite designs and news items into a post for you. I just adore everything about this Sian Hoffman photo by Tim Bret Day. The hair, the set, the pose, and especially that corset! This quirky panty girdle features an ouvert rear, attached garters, […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. Now that the Spring/Summer fashion season is in full swing, many of the pieces I saw at last year’s lingerie market are available to buy. The funny thing about fashion is that it’s always about the next new thing. Sometimes I catch myself thinking too far ahead (I’m already seeing sneak previews for Spring/Summer 2016!), and then I have to remind myself that […]

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