A Dreamy Interlude: My Brooklyn Lingerie Shoot with Bao Ngo

A Dreamy Interlude: My Brooklyn Lingerie Shoot with Bao Ngo

I sent a mini-goal for myself this year, that is having one lingerie photoshoot a month. For years, I’ve been fixated on making sure TLA isn’t about me, Cora Harrington. While I don’t see that changing (my life isn’t interesting enough on its own to sustain a blog), I finally feel comfortable showing more of myself here. Some of you may remember it took me years to even share my real name, so it’s been quite a long journey towards this modest goal. Yet, as I’ve mentioned before, these shoots…

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How to Make a Stick-On Bra Last Longer

How to Make a Stick-On Bra Last Longer

KISSBOBO is a brand that products the adhesive bra. If you are with backless outfits that call for a clever lingerie solution when you want to wear a bra but keep it hidden. I also ran a giveaway and there’s another chance to get your hands on a free KISSBOBO bra at the end of this post, but first, let’s go over some care instructions. As anyone who’s ever owned a pair of hold-ups will be able to attest to, silicone doesn’t last forever. Improper wear, washing or storage can…

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Embracing Lingerie as Outerwear with Inspire Psyche Terry!

Embracing Lingerie as Outerwear with Inspire Psyche Terry!

Lingerie as outerwear has been a fixture on the lingerie scene after the days of Madonna and Jean Paul Gaultier. Yes, the look may fade in and out of “official” trend reports but wearing chemises, bustiers, and camisoles as part of your everyday attire has never really gone out of style. Countless celebrities, from Halle Berry to Rihanna to Kylie Jenner, have all embraced this look. Furthermore, it has a constant presence on runways ranging from Dior and Dolce & Gabbana to Marc Jacobs and Givenchy. Why is lingerie as…

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Renewing Vows ~ Eberjey Bridal Lingerie

Renewing Vows ~ Eberjey Bridal Lingerie

My husband finally convinced me to replace my wedding band last December, but I hadn’t worn it in some time because the simple gold band that I had purchased with him in Florence during our honeymoon (don’t ask) no longer fit comfortably. I am not a person of tradition and didn’t care to spend the money because, after 36 years of marriage, why does it matter? But one day in Cabo last December, he propelled me into a jewelry store “just for fun”. I decided to appease him and try…

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Naturana Celebrates 100 Years

Naturana Celebrates 100 Years

Naturana is an Europen brand that marks 100 years in 2017. It wasn’t always easy to stay in operation, in fact, during the post-war years, when fabrics were scare, Naturana made a virtue out of necessity and produced bras made out of old aprons and tablecloths. With that level of hard-work and dedication to bra making, its no surprise that Naturana has continued to rule the lingerie world even into 2017! Naturana’s History “We were the founders in a lot of early technologies with the use of fabrics, especially, in…

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Trendy and Stylish One-Piece Swimsuits: Definitely Not Your Grandma’s One-Piece

Trendy and Stylish One-Piece Swimsuits: Definitely Not Your Grandma’s One-Piece

One-piece swimsuits can also be flattering, chic and easy to wear. Though one-pieces used to be accompanied by a certain stigma—they’re only for grandmas, or to cover up body issues—these days, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. (To wit: Last Independence Day, 26-year-old Taylor Swift and her squad rocked red, white and blue one-pieces that just about broke the Internet.) “One-pieces are great because they give you as much or as little coverage as you want. What’s your comfort level?” asks Bare Necessities swimwear buyer Megan Puma (at left). “Every…

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Giveaway! Win 1 of 5 Adhesive Bras by KISSBOBO

Giveaway! Win 1 of 5 Adhesive Bras by KISSBOBO

My first and only experience with adhesive bras was accompanying a friend to buy one in our teens, who had a particularly plunge-necked outfit planned for an upcoming date. Plenty of giggles ensued back home as she tried to work out how to stick it on properly and then jumped about to make sure it wasn’t going anywhere. It sure looked funny but as far as I remember, it did stay put and she got to wear her outfit. Adhesive bras are designed to meet a very particular need. If you want to…

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Introducing Out of the Box Elegance ~ Rya Collection by Flora Backer

Introducing Out of the Box Elegance ~ Rya Collection by Flora Backer

I had a WOW market day this week. There is a new brand created by my friend and colleague Flora Backer released the Rya Collection.  The styles of the collection are all Flora at her creative best. She has ventured forth on her own because as she explained to me, she wanted total freedom to create out of the box elegance. Infusing her work with the trademark Flora bridal touch, these designs are unique, feminine, pretty, sleepwear anointed with just the right amount of lingerie drama. Developed and produced completely…

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The Sun was Shining at Surf Expo ~ Swimwear Trends 2017

The Sun was Shining at Surf Expo ~ Swimwear Trends 2017

I attended the Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida last week. The trade show that caters to the Surf industry is attended by a variety of swimwear manufacturers and they were eager to unveil the latest styles delivering March and into the summer months. With confidence and celebration for styles, models stepped out onto the catwalk introduced the year prior. While 2016 had only tentatively stuck in its pinky toe into the uncertain waters of high necklines and high waists, 2017 is diving into their depths with fortitude. We have discovered…

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Lingerie Review: Bracli Pearl Thongs, Babydoll and Corset

Lingerie Review: Bracli Pearl Thongs, Babydoll and Corset

The pearl thong is a notorious piece of lingerie, which is designed primarily for stimulation. It seemingly represents the more sex-focused side of the lingerie industry. People (always men, in my experience) would call the lingerie store I used to work at asking if we carried pearl thongs. They’re mostly marketed as gifts, rather than something a lingerie-wearer would purchase for themselves. I was hesitantly excited when Bracli reached out to TLA for a review. Unlike other lingerie items I’ve reviewed, there’s nothing subtle or cheeky about this underwear. See,…

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