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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Fashion Illustrations ~ Body Beautiful

final body beautx

You can see the Body everywhere, you can also call it a bodysuit or a teddy. I call it long overdue and I attribute its resurgence to the bralet.  The undeniable consumer embrace of the unconstructed, comfy, wireless bra has given designers permission to take that philosophy further. There is also no better category of intimates so well suited (no pun intended) for wearing “out” than the bodysuit. There was a time when the bodysuit focus was on wired, controlled, figure enhancing garments worn as much for support and shape…

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Introducing Studio Pia: Ethical, Heirloom Luxury Lingerie

Introducing Studio Pia: Ethical, Heirloom Luxury Lingerie

The debut collection for Studio Pia is both ambitious and impressive. It took me a little time to read about this first collection is just how many concepts are involved When I called the debut collection “ambitious,” I wasn’t exaggerating. Studio Pia contains a lot of ideas, as though Pia wanted to encapsulate almost everything she’s wanted to see more of from other lingerie brands. The new collection use peace silk, which is a type of vegan-friendly silk made from silkworm cocoons without killing the pupae inside (Pia sources hers…

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Kendall Jenner & Isabeli Fontana Look Smoking Hot In La Perla’s Spring/Summer 2017 Campaign

Kendall Jenner & Isabeli Fontana Look Smoking Hot In La Perla’s Spring/Summer 2017 Campaign

With well-structured imipeccable pieces, La Perla reveals the sensual side in everyone. For the La Perla lingerie spring/summer 2017 campaign, the brand hired Liu Wen, Isabeli Fontana and Kendall Jenner to model the influence of Julia Haart, La Perla’s new creative director, and her vision. We can see macramé detailing, silk fabrics and lace embroidery in the newly integrated details of Julia Haart’s vision for the well-known and truly iconic brand. American photographer Steven Klein captured the attention in details that the La Perla brand is well known for. The…

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Lingerie Review: I.D. Sarrieri ‘La Naissance De Venus’ Gown

Lingerie Review: I.D. Sarrieri ‘La Naissance De Venus’ Gown

The ‘La Naissance de Venus gown’ left me swooning at my first sight. Truly, it’s one of the most beautiful pieces of lingerie design I’ve ever witnessed. The combination of sheer tulle, intricate black embroidery and a decadently voluminous skirt ticked all of my lingerie buttons. As one of those brands working textile magic, I. D. Sarrieri have mastered the art of allowing a lace or an embroidery to speak for itself, with the body as the canvas. It’s no surprise they won TLA’s Best Luxury Brand of 2016 award. Without saying, this…

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High-Neck Lingerie: The New Trend You Need to Know

High-Neck Lingerie: The New Trend You Need to Know

What is fashion? It is about what’s new and what’s next, and intimate apparel is no exception. And the latest trend of the moment is high-neck lingerie. The emphasis on the bralette trend with its visible little details and innerwear-as-outerwear versatility, high-neck bras offer a multitude of new styling options for those who feel exhausted by the strappy trend or bored by the basic triangle cup. And, of course, high-neck bras are a perfect fit halterneck dresses and tops. If the bra part of this trend is a little intimidating…

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Meet Liviara: Why This Regal New Brand Was Truly Fit For A Queen

Liviara

Would you feel pretty when you find your lingerie brand is swept up in the biggest celebrity news of the year? If you’re the staff of Liviara, a St. Louis-area startup whose panties were worn by Beyoncé in that photo, you dance. “When we first heard about the Beyoncé news, we knew it was ours,” Liviara CEO Kara Gatto told Lingerie Talk. “One of our seamstresses, it came up on her phone and she said, ‘I think this is our panty.’ “We put on some music and everyone started dancing….

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Fortnight’s Artistic Sisterhood

Fortnight’s Artistic Sisterhood

Fortnight Lingerie, a brand from Canada, has built a solid international reputation for its sleek, minimalist, impeccably crafted undergarments. But in its hometown of Toronto, the small indie brand is also a fixture of the city’s busy ‘maker’ community, a loose network of millennial creatives, artisans and DIY entrepreneurs who provide both a market and a sympathetic support base for others like themselves. Acknowledged the importance of that community last year when it launched a series of blog articles called ‘Leading Ladies’, Fortnight showcases other Toronto women who are pursuing…

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