Lindsey and I are featuring another bra set we both love in this month’s “In the Lingerie Boutique” video. I’d seen Huit’s ‘Melisande’ set in that bright orange/tangerine color most everywhere, but I didn’t know it also came in this divine, peachy, blush tone. The floral print lace, cut-and-sewn style, and luxe French details (like that keyhole gore and flat bow) make this one of my favorite sets of the season. Watch the full video below:
Happy Monday, everyone! So far, 2013′s been all about new experiences for me, and the blog is no different. One of the things I really wanted to do more of this year is video. I always feel kind of awkward and goofy in videos, but I also a lot of people would rather watch something than read something, and so I want to make sure there’s info out there in whatever way you want to consume it.
With that in mind, I’m really excited to debut another brand new video series I’m collaborating on Bellefleur Lingerie. I visit Bellefleur all the time, and usually while I’m in the shop, I find myself “Oh wow, it would be really cool if I could share with my readers exactly what I’m seeing right now.” So I ran that little idea by Lindsey, the new owner of BelleFleur, and she was totally on-board. Every few weeks, we’ll be getting together and talking about a few new pieces we’re really liking, and hopefully bringing some of the experience of shopping in a lingerie boutique to you at home.
As with the 1 minute bra reviews, this is just a test of a concept. But if you like these (and I hope you do because they were a lot of fun), then we’ll definitely do more. In fact, I was just at Bellefleur over the weekend scoping out some pieces for the next video! ;-)
Last week, I posted about my trip to the Lace Embrace Antique Corset Exhibition and Historical Fashion Show. Just before this year’s fashion show, Melanie Talkington, the founder of Lace Embrace, also did an antique lingerie dressing sequence typical of a woman during the Edwardian period. I filmed the entire thing on my iPhone, and now the video is up on YouTube to watch. It’s incredibly fascinating, and I hope you enjoy viewing this glimpse into the past as much I did.
I’m a little bit under the weather today, but I really wanted to share a brand new video series I’m trying out for TLA. One of the things I’ve heard a lot over the past year is that you want more video content, so over my winter break I spent some time brainstorming new and (hopefully) better ways to make that happen and this is the first result.
1 Minute Bra Reviews are where I take a bra from my personal collection and tell you what I think of it in a minute or less. The first 3 are of bras by Rosy Lingerie, Von Follies by Dita von Teese, and Little Minx. These were shot the week before my wedding, so I’m a bit frazzled, but if you like the concept and want to see more, definitely let me know! All videos are below.
There’s a new video up on The Lingerie Addict YouTube Channel and this one’s all about bra shopping. Specifically, it’s about discovering a few new bra brands for the new year. Whether you’re plus sized, full busted, small busted, or just looking for a new name to try, there’s something here for everybody. Take a look at the video below and let me know what you think! If you’ve visited here from the video, you’ll find the complete list of brands mentioned below as well.
Full Bust (DD cup and above):
Cleo by Panache
Plus Size (38-40 band and above):
Small Bust (A, AA, AAA cup):
Lula Lu Petites
The Itty Bitty Bra Company
The Little Bra Company
Ethically Produced/Fair Trade/Organic:
Between the Sheets
Under the Root
All-around Good Brands:
Where to Purchase the Names Mentioned:
Faire Frou Frou
There’s a new video up on The Lingerie Addict YouTube Channel and this one’s about one of my most favorite pieces of lingerie – the corset. I get more questions about corsets than anything else, which makes sense because there’s a ton of conflicting (and inaccurate!) information out there.
In case you don’t have time to watch the video right now, here are the 5 things to consider:
1) Steel Boning
2) A Steel Busk
3) Metal Grommets
4) Natural Fabric Lining
5) A Waist Tape (which can be internal or external)
I hope you enjoy the video and that, if you’re new to all this, it helps you find the right corset. If you’re looking for corsetieres or corset vendors, definitely take a look at our corset directory. And, of course, if you have any tips or advice of your own, please do share it in the comments.