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I could NOT conclude 2017 without talking about the new Bettie Page Lingerie campaign featuring Violet Chachki of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame. Playful Promises has had a stellar year with a series of gorgeous collections and innumerable press accolades. The foundation the brand has built for the past decade or more is finally paying off as everyone else notices why true lingerie addicts have loved this company for years. Playful […]

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Lingerie is, in some ways, the art of making complicated garments look easy. We’ve talked often on TLA (and elsewhere) about how time, research and expertise is involved in making lingerie, but the end result looks deceptively effortless. In some ways, that’s a shame because it means most people aren’t able to fully appreciate just how much care and attention went into their undergarments. The very best lingerie designers – […]

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Dark Garden is a icon in the world of corsetry. Founded by Autumn Adamne (a.k.a.  “The Godmother of Modern Corsetry”) in 1989, Dark Garden helped to bring corsets back into modern consciousness. Previously seen as either excruciating torture devices or comically outdated underpinnings, Dark Garden helped to restore prestige and dignity to corsetry. They are one of the great corsetry houses, and their reputation is rightfully world-renowned. However, Dark Garden’s […]

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Uye Surana is the kind of brand that’s grown on me – little by little, lookbook by lookbook – until, without even noticing, I found myself eagerly awaiting every new collection. Everything they make – their entire aesthetic – feels so natural and carefree and accommodating that they’ve become a brand I recommend to people of most any size who want beautiful lingerie that will make them feel gorgeous. Now […]

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Very often, I focus on the more fashion-oriented or editorial lines on TLA. There’s not as much space devoted to practical, everyday intimates, and that’s largely a reflection of where my own thoughts are. That said, it’s always nice to feature a range which has the perfect fusion of the pretty and the practical. When Journelle first announced their in-house designed lingerie collection, I admit to being skeptical. As you […]

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