I.D. Sarrieri A/W 2014, Couture and Luxury Lingerie at its Finest

I.D. Sarrieri has long been a favorite of TLA, topping year after year of Holiday and Valentine’s Day lingerie shopping guides. Since 1992, this decadent Romanian luxury brand has been making the kind of lace lingerie that dreams are made of. Their A/W 2014 is no exception, combining exquisite fabrics (embellished metallic silver Chantilly lace!) […]

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Why Corsets Are Expensive

This post is partially a follow-up to something I wrote a long time ago, a post called, “What Is “Reasonable” Pricing?”  Even shapeless, off-shore factory produced, polyester fabric and plastic boned corsets are often considered “expensive” by corsetry neophytes in this fast fashion world of Forever 21 and H&M.  Well-established corsetieres who have been handcrafting […]

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Lingerie of the Week: What Katie Did Gwendoline Merry Widow

Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. Earlier this year, What Katie Did gave TLA readers a special, exclusive sneak preview of their upcoming Merry Widow designs. In case you haven’t read that article, Katie, the proprietress of What Katie Did, purchased a vintage Warner’s Merrywidow from me and had her factory in India replicate […]

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5 Accessible and Stylish Front Close Bras

When I first heard that bras could close in the front, instead of in the unreachable, unscratchable spot on my back, I was overjoyed. Since then I’ve bought bras with front closures when I stumbled into them, but I was often unimpressed by their design; in brick and mortar stores, they tended to be rare and […]

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