An American Triumph

I had a very Hamiltonian weekend. First, I finished reading Ron Chernow’s biography of this extraordinary man. Then, I listened to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s score for the Broadway hit show. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen it yet. At $900 a ticket I will have to pass. But it doesn’t matter. Being submerged in Alexander Hamilton’s story was an intellectual and creative privilege. Born without an “American” pedigree into an impoverished life, this brilliant immigrant rose to be, not only a Founding Father of our nation, but also the author of the country’s…

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Swim Briefs ~ LOU Lingerie launches Swimwear

I am so happy that LOU Lingerie is back on board with their heritage design inspiration. Now, for Spring 2017, they are launching luxury swimwear. I have chosen to anchor their collection with a visual metaphor. Nothing says nautical quite like stripes. READ and SEE more here  

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Featured Designer ~ Carine Gilson

When it comes to the essence of luxury lingerie, no one does it quite like Carine Gilson. Every time I am in Paris I make a point of seeing her exquisite designs, particularly the lace appointed pieces. Today, in our Gallery, Alison features this extraordinary designer. READ and SEE more  here  

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Natori Lingerie Births The Flora Bra

I guess by now anyone of you who has the slightest relationship with social media and the internet knows that April the giraffe gave birth to her baby this past weekend. Me, I have been on this story since end March, waiting (like the other 6 million followers) rather impatiently for the big event. After Shirley got me hooked on the live feed, I found myself checking the status of April’s progress more often than I would like to admit. Kudos to Animal Adventure Park in NY for building such…

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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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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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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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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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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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