Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

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…

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…

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