Loveday London made a major splash when it first launched in 2014. From their debut collection, the brand’s aesthetic was developed and iconic. Their tagline, ‘Hardcore Romance,’ captured the label’s trademark pairing of harsh leather with soft laces, silks and embroideries. Loveday London’s imagery also evokes a lush and opulent lifestyle, with the lingerie styled alongside their coordinating product ranges of cushions, blankets and candles.
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.
I won’t lie…the $500+ Lingerie Shopping Guide is always my most favorite one to do. Even though I can’t afford a single, solitary thing on this list, I like looking, imagining that someday, somehow fantasy where I have the disposable income to spend a month’s rent or so on a nightgown.
The final Holiday Lingerie Shopping Guide is (finally) here, and this one is always my favorite to put together. At that $500 and beyond price point, where money is no object, you find some truly extraordinary, breathtaking lingerie. Here is where designers can throw caution to the wind and absolutely show off, sourcing the best silks, velvets, and laces in the world to make your intimate attire.
One of the more interesting criticisms that’s been lodged against TLA lately is that we don’t focus enough on “practical” lingerie. And while I certainly understand the reasoning behind that point of view (it was one I used to share), one can’t help but notice that some of the most interesting lingerie also happens to be the least practical. Without going too far on a tangent, the notion of “practicality” […]