Disclosure: I purchased these items myself. All opinions are my own. During isolation for COVID-19, I realized I was running out of basic cotton panties. Like, literally running out. I had just tossed a bunch of pairs that were beyond repair and all that was left was a drawer full of very fancy panties. Which is all fine and good, but sometimes you just need simple, breathable underwear to run […]
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 […]
Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Bettie Page Lingerie by Playful Promises. Josephine Baker. Dorothy Dandridge. Eartha Kitt. Lena Horne. Joyce Bryant. Billie Holiday. Tina Turner. Iman. These women were the faces of glamour in my childhood. Beautiful, iconic women who were not only Black, but also massively talented and gorgeous to boot. They were a balm to me, an answer to a society and a culture that made it […]
One of my first lingerie shopping experiences was at Kaori’s Closet Tokyo in NYC. A sweet little boutique on Houston, Kaori’s Closet offered fancifully-decorated Japanese lingerie, otherwise unavailable in the US, and pretty loungewear from international indie lines. With bras covered in engineered floral embroidery, 3D lace appliques, textured elastics, and perfectly-placed rhinestones, the shop was overtly girly and definitely over the top.
It’s that time of year – well, at least according to the calendar and the decorations already adorning homes and stores. I live in Dallas, where it is unseasonably warm at the moment, even for Texas, but I won’t let that get in the way of my very specific November to January urge to cuddle up in my coziest loungewear all day, every day.