February 2014 archive

Layneau Collection at Lingerie Fashion Week FW 2014 8

Lingerie Fashion Week F/W 2014 Day 3: Layneau Collection and Kix’ies Thigh Highs

The final day of Lingerie Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 began with an elegant, sophisticated presentation from Layneau Collection.  In a market that is rich with cute, trendy, occasionally frilly options for younger customers, Layneau is a true luxury brand (prices in the $850-2500 range) designed for a more sophisticated and mature woman. The pieces are […] Read more…

FYI by Dani Read at Lingerie Fashion Week

Lingerie Fashion Week F/W 2014 Day 2: FYI by Dani Read

I couldn’t wait to see FYI by Dani Read again.  As the opening night show from last February’s shows, the brand dazzled me with luxury lingerie and loungewear under a decidedly dark, bondage influence.  I love the sophistication and care she brings to each of her designs, the contrast of soft, sheer silk robes and […] Read more…

Naked Princess at Lingerie Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014

Lingerie Fashion Week F/W 2014 Day 2: Naked Princess

Naked Princess has been on my radar for a while now, ever since Holly at The Full-Figured Chest mentioned how much she loved her Naked Princess micromodal bodysuit.  Naked Princess offers luxury lingerie and loungewear featuring delicate laces, silks, and soft modal.  The pieces exude an easy, relaxed sensuousness that could easily transition from everyday […] Read more…

Bradelis New York Nina Step II

Lingerie Fashion Week F/W 2014 Day 1: Bradelis New York

Lingerie FW kicks off the Fall/Winter 2014 shows with a runway presentation from Bradelis New York.  Bradelis specializes in lingerie for petite women (30-34 B-F cup sizes, and be warned: they run a bit small), and the bras are girly, feminine, pretty, and powerful: Bradelis’ “III-Step System” creates some pretty incredible cleavage.  I had the […] Read more…

Affinitas Intimates at Lingerie Fashion Week

Lingerie Fashion Week and the Fall/Winter 2014 Trade Shows

It’s that time again: Lingerie Fashion Week returns this week to preview the upcoming Fall/Winter 2014 collections!  The fun begins tomorrow night with the opening runway show from Bradelis New York and continues through Saturday, with a closing runway show from Affinitas and Parfait.  This season moves to a new venue and features more designers than […] Read more…

"Jasmine" in Animal Print. Sizes 30-38 D-K (UK), matching brief sizes XS-XXXL

Feeling Frisky: Beautiful Animal-Print Lingerie

I may be alone in this sentiment, but animal prints in fashion don’t generally light my fire.  Leopard-print trench coats?  Pass.  Snake-print shoes?  Pass.  Tiger-striped scarves?  Pass.  Animal-print lingerie usually irritates me too: it can be a lazy design default for some mass-market brands, as though one of the higher-ups said “well, we’ve done white, […] Read more…

Bittersweet Chocolate Pudding

Bittersweet Chocolate Pudding

I really think February is just the worst month.  I know it’s a short one, but it drags on FOREVER.  In the Northern Hemisphere it’s still cold and dark, and this year has been particularly full of ice and wet and slush and snow and also the COLD, goodness gracious.  The major holidays are over, […] Read more…

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