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Though I, personally, am not religious, like a lot of people who grow up in predominantly Christian countries, I have a deep affinity for Christian iconography. However, it’s not the belief system that’s appealing to me. It’s the aesthetic. Last year, I had the opportunity to view The Met Museum’s “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” exhibit. It may seem sacrilegious to some to discuss religious attire from the […]

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As I mentioned on the TLA Patreon recently, I’m not an artist. I have no pretensions as to my artistic capabilities. In fact, I don’t even think of myself as a “writer” in artistic sense (writing is, instead, a practical tool which happens to work best for me right now). That said, I do appreciate art,  and I admire artists. In the past few months, I’ve become especially intrigued by […]

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Note: I purchased this lingerie set with my own money. All opinions are my own. Last February at Curve, a sales rep presented an elegant bra with an embroidery so whimsical, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. “Are those birds on wires?!” Yes, they were. Simone Perele celebrated their 70th anniversary for A/W18 with a highly limited edition collection called 1948, inspired by the original designer’s roots […]

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Note: This lingerie was purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own. I first discovered La Fille d’O way back in 2012 at the Salon de la Lingerie tradeshow. This was one of my first forays into the industry side of lingerie, and the brand’s graphic designs and unusual shapes made a big impression. Although for a long time the label was firmly out of my budget, I adored […]

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While I dream of living my life swathed it silk, on a limited budget such a dream is hard to achieve. Silk is expensive to produce and challenging to sew. Many designs that show off its liquid drape also require larger amounts of fabric, such as cutting on the bias, diagonally to the perpendicular warp and weft threads that make up the woven fabric. Additionally, as I’m plus sized, I […]

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