Posts Tagged ‘women of mystery’

Peach Bettie Pyjamas by Betty Blue's Loungerie, XS-XL

Holiday Gift Guide: Lingerie Inspired by Agent Carter

In some respects choosing pieces for the Agent Carter gift guide to accompany the Agent Carter editorial has been the easiest of the three, because at the time her story is set (late 1940s moving into the 1950s), women’s lingerie was starting to take on the shapes we’re familiar with today: underwire bras, garments like girdles […] 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…

Hawa Lounge Pants and Hawa Bralette by Dottie's Delights, XS-XXL and XS-XL

Holiday Gift Guide: Lingerie Inspired by Miss Phryne Fisher

Yesterday I shared how I’d style the glorious Miss Fisher, but there are so many equally wonderful contemporary lingerie pieces that capture a little bit of Phryne’s magic. As with the Irene Adler gift guide, these are largely not historically accurate (Miss Fisher didn’t have underwire bras or, you know, Lycra), but I hope this gift guide shows […] 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…

Dottie's Delights Mucha Ballet Soft Bralette (32 A-DD, 34 A-D, 36 A-C), Garter Belt (XS-3X), Panty (XS-XXL)

Holiday Gift Guide: Lingerie Inspired by Irene Adler

Yesterday I shared photos inspired by the elegant, resourceful Irene Adler from the original Sherlock Holmes story “A Scandal in Bohemia”. I had so much fun thinking about the story and how I could use pieces from some of my favorite contemporary independent designers to evoke the cosmopolitan, artistic, and passionate world of the opera singer who […] 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…