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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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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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Every once in awhile, I like do an “I wish…” feature. Apart from being an exercise in masochism, these articles help preserve brands, pieces, and trends that might otherwise fade into the fickle obscurity of the internet. As I recently said on the TLA Patreon, there’s so much about lingerie industry that is never preserved. It simply disappears. And so I believe articles like this one are a small – […]

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Disclosure: this set was purchased by The Lingerie Addict for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.  Department Of Curiosities is a lingerie and loungewear brand founded by two fashion industry veterans: corsetiere Gerry Quinton of Morúa, and Jamie Hayes of Production Mode. The label specialises in luscious, vintage inspired loungewear, glamorous without sacrificing comfort. Many of the silhouettes directly reference the decadence of the 1920s and 30s. […]

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Evaluating the worth of expensive lingerie can be tricky. There are specific physical attributes you can examine – the quality of fabric, the fineness of lace, the tidiness of a seam – but so much of lingerie’s value isn’t quantifiable. For instance, there’s the value of a brand name. Think of Agent Provocateur or La Perla, two lingerie brands selling two different ideas of luxury alongside their lingerie. There’s the value […]

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