Posts Tagged ‘editorial’

Sweet Nothings 2018 holiday: Circe. (c) Sylvie Rosokoff

Women of Prophecy: Circe

We came to Aiaia, which is an island. There lived Circe of the lovely hair, the dread goddess who talks with mortals. -The Odyssey ‘I gave her an embossed gold cup to tell me all she knew of Circe, daughter of Helios, witch of Aiaia.’ ‘Well?’ ‘She said that a man named Odysseus, born from […] Read more…

Sweet Nothings 2018 holiday: The Lady of Shalott. (c) Sylvie Rosokoff

Women of Prophecy: The Lady of Shalott

The Pre-Raphaelites loved the Lady of Shalott. Oh they loooooved her, couldn’t get enough of her, painted her multiple times, continually re-conceiving and reworking her story and image. Even Tennyson published two separate versions of his great poem, one in 1833 and one in 1842. The Lady of Shalott is loosely based in Arthurian legend […] Read more…

Sweet Nothings 2018 holiday: Cassandra. (c) Sylvie Rosokoff

Women of Prophecy: Cassandra

A Trojan priestess lies sleeping in a temple dedicated to Apollo. Apollo sees her lying there, desires her, and assaults her. She awakens and cries out, pushing him off of her. He grants her the gift of prophecy, hoping she’ll accept his advances in return. She resists him still, and he rapes her. Afterwards he […] Read more…

Women in Power: Celestial Queens. Photo (c) Michi Rezin, retouching Catherine Day.

Women in Power: Celestial Queens

Welcome back to Sweet Nothings after a long break! When it came time to put together a special photoshoot for the holidays, I knew I wanted this year to be different. I wanted to collaborate with new artists both behind and in front of the camera, and I wanted to draw inspiration not from mythology, […] Read more…

Sweet Nothings reviews Ewa Michalak SM Amorek. Photo: Studio Rezin

My Favorites: Blog Posts Edition

It’s the last week of regular Sweet Nothings updates, so let’s talk about meeeeeeeee… While I’ve greatly, hugely, enormously enjoyed almost all of the posts and projects I’ve worked on over the last five years (including this one, a total of 490!), some posts hold a special place in my heart, whether because of the lingerie itself, […] 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 // Fairytales by Angela Friedman

Fit for a Princess: Fairytales by Angela Friedman

Earlier this summer Angela Friedman, one of my favorite luxury lingerie designers and corsetieres, unveiled an exciting new collection: Fairytales by Angela Friedman. This diffusion line brings us some of her signature styles (ruffle side-tie panties, delicate bralettes, and other pieces inspired by her time working with New York City Ballet), rendered in delicate sheer […] Read more…

Sweet Nothings x Evgenia Lingerie

Stars in her Eyes: Evgenia Lingerie x Sweet Nothings

Today I’m excited to share a special black-and-white edit from the Spring/Summer 2015 “Night Garden” collection by Evgenia Lingerie. Each piece is handmade in San Francisco using fine silk and delicate lace. Designer Stephanie Bodnar specializes in using an inset lace technique, a particular challenge when working with bias-cut silk, which gives her signature pieces […] Read more…

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