Marika Vera: Lynch Ladies

We stopped in London en route to the Paris shows for boutique trade event Lingerie Collective. The well-curated show consists of intimates up-and-comers and established yet fiercely independent brands from the UK and beyond – pretty much all the cool designers you'll find in Salon International de la Lingerie's Be Spicy section, and then some. All in the intimate surroundings ...
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Pre-Fall 2013: Hold On To Your PJs

This just in from Pre-Fall 2013: pajamas and sweats are still cool. The collections are slowly trickling in, but we can confirm that these homewear staples are here to stay. Chanel, Organic by John Patrick and Sea favored the grunge attitude so eloquently captured by Dries Van Noten in his S/S 13 collection; while Thakoon and Derek Lam leaned towards ...
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A New Year, a New Pair of Underwear

The Brazilians have got the right idea. They believe that new underwear must be worn to welcome the new year – a fresh start, in more ways than one. Not only that, but the color of the underwear makes a difference, symbolizing what you hope the new year will have in store. Many Brazilian brands, like Loungerie (pictured above), have ...
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Editorial Round-Up: Let’s Get Physical

These recent lingerie (and swim) editorials may trigger the usual fashion tropes: borrowed from the boys, boy meets girl, masculin féminin. It is 12/12/12; aren't we well past the era of heteronormativity? We just think these are stylish and sexy. Strong and sporty, yes, but also soft and romantic. Who says we can't have it all? Russh January 2013, by Alex ...
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Suno: All Jammies, All the Time

. . . And the hits keep on coming. Suno are the latest to join the pajama game with their collection of limited edition nighttime sets. To validate the old cliché, good things do come to those who wait – these hot gift items were just released yesterday on Holiday shopping procrastinators, rejoice! The trend du jour provides a perfect vehicle ...
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Vannina Vesperini x Monoprix: Supermarket Luxury

When we first got wind of the collaboration between French luxury brand Vannina Vesperini and supermarket chain Monoprix, our first thought was, "You mean you can get other things besides cheap wine and cheese at Monoprix?". We kid. With Stylesight's comprehensive retail coverage worldwide, the charms of Monoprix are no secret to us New Yorkers. Their vast retail portfolio consists of ...
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Editorial Round-Up: Curves Ahead

North Face puffers and chunky sweaters may come and go, but one thing remains constant: underwear. Lacy balconettes, briefs and garter belts grace the latest wintry spreads, ornamented with opulent jewels to celebrate the season. We spy Eres, Stella McCartney, Chantelle, La Perla and Lise Charmel; Natalia Vodianova and Laetitia Casta. Here are a few editorials to ignite your imagination ...
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‘Tis the Season 2(x)ist

The best thing about being in New York during the holidays is the proliferation of unique pop-up shops around the city. Case in point: the corner of 40th Street and Broadway. Once the home of American Greetings, the sprawling warehouse space remains a must-shop this season with the opening of a 2(x)ist pop-up that benefits American Red Cross for Hurricane ...
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Your Holidays Start Now

Bombarded with twinkling ad campaigns, colorful catalogs and deals from Groupon/Lifebooker/Gilt? Must be Christmas time again. We've rifled through all the festive imagery and read the J. Peterman catalog from cover to cover, twice, and these spreads came up as the most noteworthy of the season. Peter Alexander, undoubtedly, has some of the most innovative packaging in the category, and at ...
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Halloween Costume Ideas

There is a scene in Mean Girls in which the Lindsay Lohan character goes to a Halloween party dressed like an old witch -- crooked teeth, pointy hat, warts and all -- and is so frightening that her crush, literally, runs away. Meanwhile, her friends come dressed as sexy bunnies and kitty cats, wearing fuzzy ears and tails and little ...
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ASOS x Marios Schwab Lingerie Collection

London-based designer Marios Schwab is the latest to try his hand at lingerie via a collaboration with UK online giant ASOS. Set to launch on the site in November, the collection is named Kallisti, which translates from Greek to “for the fairest”. As with his ready-to-wear collection, which reflects his Hellenistic heritage, the designs will feature laces and latticework punctuated ...
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Runway: The Battle of Who Could Care Less

Paris may be the capital of chic luxury, but designers this season are rebelling against traditional notions of glamour with ultra-relaxed pajamas, robes, camis and slips borrowed from the bedroom. Which isn't to say the clothing isn't sumptuous – abundant amounts of fine silks are used for the very generous silhouettes, after all. However, the styling is slouchy and the ...
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Runway: I’ve Got Stripes…and PJs

The NFL referees may be on strike, but their presence is being felt all over the runways. Taking a page out of the Marc Jacobs playbook, several Milanese designers decorated boxy beach cover-ups with the stark vertical lines. "Stark" is the operative word here, as designers are using a limited palette of black and white (with a few shades of ...
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Runway: Slip of the Strap

Perhaps the only thing more seductive than baring your bra is revealing just a small sliver of it. This season for lingerie, it is all about the straps: sturdy 10mm elastics, delicate rattails, built-up, bondage, nude, neon. The rogue item of the season, bras are meant to be seen, but not meant to be matched, with all manners of straps ...
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Runway: Dónde están mis pantalones?

It's spring runway season again; you know what that means: plenty of lingerie and swimwear on the catwalk. And more specifically, no pants! It wasn't the pants-less pop stars of current-day, however, that designers were channeling this season, but a more sophisticated, retro-flavored starlet. Edie Sedgwick appeared in bikini bottoms paired with boxy tees over at Marc Jacobs, while demure ...
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