Review (and Giveaway!): Harlow & Fox Serena Rose

[Harlow & Fox generously provided the Serena Rose samples for review and loaned the Serena Ivory robe for these photos. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] Today’s is a long post BUT IT’S A GOOD ONE, so be sure to read to the end! Not only am I reviewing a beautiful brand-new collection from Harlow & Fox, not only did I get to borrow the froofiest of froofy robes and twirl around in it, but also one of you will get…

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A Sweet Treat: Betty Blue’s Loungewear Valentine’s Collection

Betty Blue’s Loungewear Valentine’s Day Collection I’ve always loved the glamorous image of a woman getting ready in her boudoir. A recent post from The Lingerie Addict on Pre-Code Hollywood Lingerie perfectly captures the mood of decadence, elegance, and sensuality that makes my heart flutter and imagination soar. Most days I, and I imagine many of us, are rushing to get out the door and running around getting ready in our pajamas, a warm robe, a towel, half of our work/school clothes…you get my drift. Having the resources to assemble…

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Review: MORE by Bluebella Delta Bodysuit

[Bluebella generously provided this piece for review. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] While the full-bust lingerie market is vastly larger and more accessible than it was when I first started hunting for beautiful, well-fitting bras in D+ sizes back in, oh, 2008, the UK lingerie world remains years ahead of the US lingerie world. Victoria’s Secret, whose cup size range maxes out at a DDD, dominates something like 60% of the US lingerie market, and most American department stores stop their inventory…

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What I’m Reading This Week: Pre-Trade Show Edition

Hi friends! It’s been a weird week around here, capped off by Gus having to have 12 teeth pulled last night, so instead of sharing a full post, I thought I do a quick reading round-up before we head off into the weekend. * The biggest item on my agenda is that next week is lingerie market week here in NYC. Curvexpo is the largest lingerie trade show in North America (and one of the only ones left, if I’m not mistaken), and this season’s show will preview the Fall/Winter 2017…

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Review: Bespoke Full-Bust Lingerie with Harlow & Fox

[Harlow & Fox generously invited me to review their bespoke ordering service. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] Long-time readers will recognize Harlow & Fox from several posts over the last few years (including editorials like Agent Carter, Miss Fisher, and Persephone). Harlow & Fox was one of the first true luxury lingerie brands designed exclusively for DD+ cup sizes, and they’ve remained leaders in the market, even as full bust luxury offerings have increased and diversified. One major consumer request has followed from their…

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Avocado Lingerie 2017: Intimacy No. 2

I won’t lie, I gasped when I opened Avocado Lingerie’s 2017 catalogue. Ce Soir Vintage Silk Libertine I love that Avocado Lingerie always looks unmistakably like itself, instead of fighting to recreate styles from other brands. Rather than bowing to the tyranny of the omnipresent t-shirt bra, or scrambling to crank out neon or polka dots or whatever bright, flashy detail is the current big thing, Avocado lets gorgeous textiles, fine embroidery, and thoughtful details and finishes speak for themselves, resulting in a full-bust lingerie collection that is unparalleled in elegance…

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Review: Nessa Klara Bra and Brief

[Zathiya generously provided this set for review. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] After almost five years of wearing, researching, and writing about full-bust brands, I’m always surprised and pleased when a full-bust brand pops up that I’ve never heard of before! Aisha Leh, the owner of Texas full-bust online boutique Zathiya, contacted me earlier this year and suggested I try Nessa, after I found such success with the BM shape by Ewa Michalak (reviews here, here, and here). Like Ewa Michalak,…

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Wear Happy ~ The Cat’s Pajamas

Around 35 years ago, right after my husband and I bought our first house at the beach, we purchased a print of pink flamingos standing in water. It had a mirrored frame. I, in my ignorance, thought it was a unique deco piece, very kitsch, very cool, and hopefully very valuable. Not too long after we hung it in a prominent spot, I was watching the movie “The Right Stuff” and saw the exact piece hanging on the wall of a motel room scene. Kind of a bummer learning that…

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Featured Designer ~ Kriss Soonik

This week in our Gallery, Alison is featuring the S/S 2017 photo campaign of the Kriss Soonik Ilona collection. Established for her lingerie design, Kriss explores the campy world of loungerie with a twist. READ and SEE more Here  

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