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Women of Myth: Psyche

[Some images in this post are NSFW] Many of the fairy tales and legends we know and love today trace their roots back to the myth of Psyche and Eros (Cupid). The most notable example is Beauty and the Beast, though elements of Psyche’s story appear in the Grimm Brothers’ Cinderella (the impossible task of sorting seeds, […] Read more…

Sweet Nothings Holiday 2016 Women of Myth: Aphrodite. Photo (c) Michi Rezin

Women of Myth: Aphrodite

Aphrodite is a bit of a handful, to say the least, and I might love her for it. Her birth story kicks things off with a bang: she rises out of the foam on the waves of the sea (said foam produced when Cronus, father of Zeus, cuts off his father Uranus’ genitals and tosses them into the […] Read more…

Sweet Nothings Holiday 2016 Women of Myth: Persephone. Photo (c) Michi Rezin

Women of Myth: Persephone

It really annoys me that when we think of Persephone (or Proserpina in the Roman pantheon), it’s most often in the context of The Rape of Persephone, an event which has inspired men to make some admittedly jaw-dropping art, but art that celebrates and memorializes Persephone at her most powerless, most vulnerable, and most scared. It’s […] Read more…

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A Lingerie Tea Party, and Some Thoughts on Visibility

A special weekend post to announce that I collaborated with a phenomenal group of independent brands and bloggers on a project that has been published on The Lingerie Addict! ‘Lingerie is for Everyone to Enjoy': A Lingerie Bloggers Tea Party  Cora, the founder of The Lingerie Addict, has been leading  a lot of discussions, both on her blog and […] Read more…

Light and Shadow: Boudoir Inspiration from Lillian Bassman and Dear Scarlett. Model: Sweet Nothings, Photo: Studio Rezin

Light and Shadow: Boudoir Inspiration from Lillian Bassman and Dear Scarlett

[Disclosure: this post is sponsored by Dear Scarlett.] I first wrote about Lillian Bassman back in 2013, and my feelings about her work have only grown fonder. A 20th-century photographer who nearly single-handedly created the lingerie editorial, her photographs are still remarkable today for their beauty and intimacy. I particularly love their centering of the subject’s experience and […] Read more…

Sweet Nothings Holiday 2015: Women of Mystery- Agent Carter. Photo: Steven Rosen Photography

Women of Mystery: The Secret Agent

“What’s with the accent, Queen Victoria? Thought I was signing up for the US Army.” ** –I didn’t know our government had such good taste in secretaries. What’s your name, darling? –Agent. ** I conducted my own investigation because no one listens to me. I got away with it because no one looks at me. Because, […] Read more…

Sweet Nothings Holiday 2015: Women of Mystery- Miss Fisher. Photo: Steven Rosen Photography

Women of Mystery: The Lady Detective

“The term is ‘lingerie’, and it’s the way to a woman’s heart.” –You’re not taking this situation seriously. –I haven’t taken anything seriously since 1918. ** “I don’t allow myself to be lustfully compromised during my murder investigations.” ** –I’ll never again dismiss the fashion world as frivolous. It all looks harmless enough, but you never […] Read more…

Sweet Nothings Holiday 2015: Women of Mystery- Irene Adler. Photo: Steven Rosen Photography

Women of Mystery: The Actress

To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. ** “Let me see!” said Holmes. “Hum! Born in New Jersey in the year 1858. Contralto — hum! La Scala, hum! Prima donna Imperial Opera of Warsaw — yes! Retired from operatic stage — ha! Living in London — quite so! Your Majesty, as I understand, became […] Read more…

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