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Cora Harrington

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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Last week, I reached my capacity for bad news (for future reference, I’m writing this in the time of coronavirus). Lately, I’ve taken to deliberately avoiding the latest headlines about Covid-19 and aggressively focusing on the things which give me joy. Like lingerie. (You’re very surprised, I know.) As a Black woman, I’m always looking for photographers who know how to capture our skintones without lightening them…and for designers who […]

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Y’all know how I feel regarding making a clear distinction between silk and satin, but just in case you haven’t seen me talk about it, let me screenshot a tweet. That said, I understand why a lot of folks conflate the two. Even retailers and brands (who really should know better) often use silk and satin interchangeably. Unfortunately, this folly can result in misplaced expectations. Alas, it is the truth […]

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So I’m sitting here, drinking a glass of rose champagne (not the expensive stuff, you know, but nice enough that it feels like treat). And I’m thinking about old happy hours with my friends Sweets and Jeanna. I’m also thinking about how it’ll be weeks – if not months – before I can see them in-person again…despite us all living within a few miles of each other. There’s an odd […]

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