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Walking into CURVE New York on February, 25 mannequins representing ten years of iconic lingerie trends greeted me. While the lingerie styles displayed were aesthetically diverse, all the mannequins wore the same size. I feel like that’s a metaphor for what it’s like to be plus size in an industry still very straight size focused. So much design innovation…but when it comes to those trends appearing in plus, it feels like we’re invisible.

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One of the things that’s most interesting to me about having shoots with photographers (apart from getting to dress up in fancy outfits) is getting to see how other people see me. I have my own image of myself internally, of course, but no one else has access to that. Instead, the way other people see me is filtered through their own experiences, ideals, feelings and priorities. Sometimes, that’s a […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. Like so many people around the world, I’ve caught Downton Abbey fever. While I do watch the show for its rich cast of characters and intriguing treatment of the English class system, I mostly keep watching it for the amazing costumes. I’m a total costume drama junkie, and this show gives me my historical fashion fix every week. Though I’m certainly not a […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links   Lace appliqué in progress — each piece has to be individually placed and pinned securely before stitching! As a student in my final year of lingerie school, the past few weeks have mostly comprised of delicately hand-sewing lace appliqué — it’s a technique that features heavily in my final collection, and a technique I consider one of the most exquisitely beautiful in the […]

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Yes, I am finally getting around to writing about this season’s Lingerie Fashion Week and Lingerie Market. I apologize for the delay, but I’ve been spending the last couple of weeks not only going through the thousands of photos we shot (omg… so much gorgeousness), but also really sitting and thinking about and processing trends for next season. One of the things I’ve realized in the last year is that […]

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