Susanne Fowler is today’s guest blogger. Originally from Iowa, she is a freelance writer based in Britain covering the arts, culture, travel, design and whatever else catches her eye. She is a former news editor at The New York Times in Paris and London and has also lived in Rome and Istanbul. LONDON — The year was 2009 and I was living in the chic 17th Arrondissement in Paris, and […]
One of my absolute favorite things about running a lingerie blog is discovering new brands. I have my tried and true favorites like everyone else, of course, but the thrill of seeing an item or collection that’s still unknown, that’s still a secret to almost everyone, is unparalleled. I firmly believe an important part of TLA’s mission is to shine a light on those new, often independent, brands. Because otherwise, […]
Disclosure: This garment was purchased by The Lingerie Addict for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own. Marjolaine is one of those lingerie brands I recall seeing in all the high-end lingerie shops, but somehow never got around to trying. When I was only 16, I recall their slips and robes hanging inside Rigby & Peller and being enamored with the artistry of that complex lace appliqué. 70 […]
Luxxie Boston isn’t a brand I’ve heard of before, but I’m already quite in love. The initial collection is small, consisting exclusively of silk gowns, chemises and robes that could easily double as outerwear. However, I believe there’s something to be said for focus. In an era where every brand tries to do a little of everything, I admire a company for picking a niche and sticking with it. Luxxie Boston’s silk lingerie feels like that for me.
One of the things I love most about running TLA is discovering new brands. There’s just something viscerally thrilling – electric almost – about finding a label with that unquantifiable “it-factor.” Even if it’s their very first collection, even if they’re still working through their exact vision, you can just tell who’s on the way to something unique and interesting. I love that moment. I live for that moment. And […]