I’m writing this on a Friday, dreaming about the weekend, and wondering, as I often do, when I’ll be able to get to Europe again. My last trip to Paris was for the Salon International de la Lingerie. And while I don’t believe any city is perfect, Paris certainly comes close. The architecture, the history, the fashion, the food…it’s my biggest dream to live there one day (and hopefully take […]
Dark Garden is a icon in the world of corsetry. Founded by Autumn Adamne (a.k.a. “The Godmother of Modern Corsetry”) in 1989, Dark Garden helped to bring corsets back into modern consciousness. Previously seen as either excruciating torture devices or comically outdated underpinnings, Dark Garden helped to restore prestige and dignity to corsetry. They are one of the great corsetry houses, and their reputation is rightfully world-renowned. However, Dark Garden’s […]
One of my favorite things to do is to follow up with a brand we covered in their early days, and see how or if they’ve evolved. After years of writing about intimates, it’s become very easy to tell which designers have a strong point of view. Even if you disagree with some of the details or the execution, there’s something to be admired about a brand having a perspective […]
Though I often feel disenchanted with the lingerie industry (I decided to forego lingerie market for the first time in years this season because I was starting to feel like I wrote the exact same lingerie trend report every six months), there are still some pieces that take my breath away…like this new collection from Va Bien Atelier.
When presented with a collection of white lingerie, it’s so easy to lapse into the wedding trope. Nuptials and bridal bliss and dream days and all that. While Serène Intimates could certainly do amazing things for one’s bridal trousseau (goodness knows I treated myself to a few exceptional pieces when I wed), it seems almost unfair to shortchange the label in this way. After all, one of TLA’s core principles […]