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Lingerie, especially if you work within or in close proximity to the fashion industry, can start to feel a bit predictable after awhile. I’m lucky in that I’ve never lost my love for lingerie, but I have lost a bit of my whimsy. Perhaps that’s why I was so delighted when I first ran across My Elenoula Intimates late last year. There’s something to be said for lingerie that just […]

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Editor’s Note: Some of the images below contain nudity. I named myself “The Lingerie Addict” almost as a joke years ago, but the more I write about lingerie, the more I realize there are some genuinely addictive elements to what I do. I’m always looking for another fix, another high, another label to revive those feelings of wonder and awe I had almost constantly when I first became interested in […]

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“Please, don’t call it lingerie.” With those words, Rosamosario is quick to distinguish itself from the rest of contour fashion. This is a request, but it’s also a warning. Rosamosario is a lifestyle, not a lingerie collection – albeit a lifestyle rooted in couture techniques and an intimate knowledge of the body. Perhaps appropriately, the Italian intimates scene has undergone a bit of a renaissance. While labels like La Perla […]

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I could NOT conclude 2017 without talking about the new Bettie Page Lingerie campaign featuring Violet Chachki of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame. Playful Promises has had a stellar year with a series of gorgeous collections and innumerable press accolades. The foundation the brand has built for the past decade or more is finally paying off as everyone else notices why true lingerie addicts have loved this company for years. Playful […]

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Lingerie is, in some ways, the art of making complicated garments look easy. We’ve talked often on TLA (and elsewhere) about how time, research and expertise is involved in making lingerie, but the end result looks deceptively effortless. In some ways, that’s a shame because it means most people aren’t able to fully appreciate just how much care and attention went into their undergarments. The very best lingerie designers – […]

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