March 2013 archive

Bra Shopping in New York: Some Reports from the Trenches

As part of my homework for The Fab Fit Academy, I have to fit and interview 5-10 “customers” a week.  As I don’t currently work in retail, this means scheduling some time with volunteers who will let me take them to a department store and fit them there using the store’s inventory.  This weekend saw […] Read more…

Full-Bust Wishlist: Dresses Edition

I had a much harder time writing this post than I did the Full-Bust Wishlist for lingerie.  Our wardrobes vary SO MUCH depending on climate, lifestyle, age, personal style, coloring, income . . . I could go on and on.  If I say “a plunge bra” or “a longline bra” we’ll generally think of similar […] Read more…

A Full-Bust Wishlist

I know more often than not we make wishlists for things that actually exist (that we generally wind up impulse-purchasing in a moment of weakness– wait, just me?), but having just come from Lingerie World Extravaganza Expo All the Lingerie Ever February 2013, I’ve been looking at my wardrobe, my lingerie drawer, and my shopping options […] Read more…

Earl Grey Ice Cream with Lavender Caramel Sauce

In all of the Curve/Lingerie Collective/LingerieFW madness, my domestic goddess skills totally fell by the wayside. My desk and coffee table are buried under catalogues and line sheets, there’s a stack of business cards I deeply hope the cat doesn’t discover and knock over, and the laundry pile is growing ominous. One night I stopped […] Read more…

CurveNY Preview: Claudette

Claudette has absolutely exploded since their debut in 2011. From an incredibly stylish launch with a variety of retro-yet-modern styles and their signature mesh “Dessous” that went up to a G-cup, they’ve generated huge buzz and been picked up by stores large and small alike.  The new season promises to be better than ever. ALL […] Read more…

CurveNY New Find: Kitten Kouture

On Day 3 of CurveNY I arrived at the Javits Center to begin my appointments with brand representatives in earnest. I had made most of my appointments in advance, but several bloggers told me over the weekend to make time to speak with Franceska Luther, designer and creator of new line Kitten Kouture. I’d heard that […] Read more…

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