Since my last article on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, we’ve seen quite a few updates. On October 24th, VS officially announced this year’s show would be held in Paris. On October 26th, they unveiled the 2016 Fantasy Bra, worn by Jasmine Tookes and encrusted with over 9,000 precious gems. On October 28th, they released the show’s full model lineup. Yet the big question, at least for me, is if VS will be able to overcome their abysmal ratings from 2015. At its peak, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show could claim over 12 million viewers. Now they’re just barely over 6.5 million, and viewership dropped more than 30% in a single year between the 2014 and 2015 shows.
“Ugh… I have to wear that?” was my knee-jerk reaction to being told it was time to go shopping for my first bra. At 13 years old, I was a late bloomer compared to my friends and not at all in a hurry to grow up. But puberty waits for no one, and in an attempt to retain my childhood for as long as possible, I begrudgingly settled for a […]
A roundup of everything interesting that happened in the world of lingerie for February… [Glamour] Hold the Phone: There’s A Plus-Size Model in the Sports Illustrated Swim Edition! – In this year’s Sports Illustrated swim edition, Ashley Graham will be the swimwear model, posing in an ad for Swimsuits For All. [Seamwork] Anatomy of a Bra – Norma Loehr, a lingerie sewing pattern designer, offers a detailed breakdown of what the anatomy of a bra and […]
Victoria’s Secret has released its newest “Designer Collection” for Spring/Summer 2015. As with last year’s release, the collection is targeting customers who want something “special” from a name they already know well. Yet so much of what makes a piece truly “special” is in the purchasing experience itself. And here is where the Victoria’s Secret “Designer Collection” is really lacking. These campaign images are pure catalog. There is no sense […]
Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. Trends come and trends go, but some things last forever. There are certain classics that transcend the confines of time. This holds true even in today’s “fast fashion” culture — whether it’s a specific color or shape that compliments a wide range of people, or a certain fabric or treatment that stands out from the rest. Timeless trends are born to withstand the […]