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Karolina Laskowska

It is not hyperbole to say The Lingerie Addict changed my life. My first encounter with the website was accidental. As a teenager who practically lived on Tumblr, I stumbled across a series of stunning photographs that linked to an article about studying lingerie design. That moment of discovery was like falling down a rabbit hole. Lingerie was not this distant, inaccessible thing I could just stare at longingly from […]

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It’s strange to think that despite writing dozens of lingerie reviews for The Lingerie Addict in over a decade, I somehow completely managed to neglect writing about Pillowbook Lingerie, one of my all time favourite lingerie brands. This label is an encapsulation of everything that I love about lingerie: beautiful designs that are an absolute joy to wear, and a celebration of true couture craft. Pillowbook Lingerie was founded in […]

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Before getting into the nitty gritty of what the differences are between designing for ‘ready-to-wear’ and ‘bespoke’ lingerie, it’s important to first nail down what these phrases actually mean. In a world dominated by fast fashion and half-truth marketing, a lot of the technical terminology around clothing has had its meaning diluted and distorted. This is particularly true of the language around luxury fashion, which is often co-opted by fast […]

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Few lingerie brands have captivated me in quite the same way as Merle Noir. Founded in 2016 by Merel Zwart, this Netherlands based label is responsible for some of the most exquisite couture lingerie that I’ve seen in my entire life. And I’ve seen a lot of lingerie. Specializing in bespoke creations for individual clients, Merle Noir’s fine lingerie is created from the finest silks and French laces. The designer […]

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Disclosure: I paid for the garments in this review with my own money. All opinions are my own.  I’ve been admiring the Tisja Damen brand for several years now. The Amsterdam-based label first made their mark on the lingerie map with their patchwork lace creations, later transitioning to delicate embroideries and daring cut out silhouettes. It’s firmly a luxury brand, using premium fabrics and European manufacturing, with an admirable commitment […]

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