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In my last post about Australian lingerie line Honey Birdette, I dove into the brand’s controversial history and explored some of the reasons why so many people refuse to shop with them. As TLA’s resident “ethical lingerie columnist,” I find business and manufacturing ethics fascinating, and I normally try not to buy lingerie that many people would consider “unethical.” But today, I’m wearing it. The Kukuro collection is a best-seller […]

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Honey Birdette is a high-end Australian intimates brand that launched in 2006 as a luxurious, woman-friendly brand selling hypersexy lingerie. Today, it’s an AUD$2 billion company, selling extreme push-up bras, high-end sex toys, and buckets of oozing sexuality. Though they haven’t yet taken over the States in the same way they did in Australia, the label now has a few stores in California, and offers free shipping and free returns […]

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Disclaimer: The lingerie in this post was purchased by The Lingerie Addict for review. All opinions are my own. I’m not sure when I first started following Chubby Cartwheels, but I remember being drawn to images of luscious fat bodies in shiny vinyl, jet-black velvet, tight mesh, and tee shirts proclaiming the wearer to be a Diet Industry Dropout. Available exclusively in plus sizes, Chubby Cartwheels are made for the […]

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Oftentimes, when I write an article on TLA, it’s less about pushing a product, and more about preserving a memory. I imagine that’s at least part of why the site isn’t as profitable as it could be. I’ve mentioned before how there just isn’t much available when it comes to lingerie archives, so if I want to remember a collection (or if I want it to be accessible to others […]

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I’ve mentioned this once or twice on TLA, but I’m in love with the textile arts, especially embroidery. Long derided as women’s work (a way of devaluing the expertise and labor involved), I am fascinated by how simple threads can, over time, turn into art. It’s similar to the metamorphosis that turns thread into lace. I suppose, now that I think on it, this is the essence of fashion in […]

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