Swimwear Scoop

Given the relatively mild winter-to-spring-to-summer transition in New York City, swim season seemed to sneak up on us when temperatures and humidity levels soared over Memorial Day weekend. So excuse us while we play a little catch-up on all the swim goings-on around the world. First up: Sydney. The first major swim event of the year, Sydney Fashion Week brings a ...
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Skinbiquini x Ricardo dos Anjos

From beauty to bikinis, Brazilian hair and makeup artist Ricardo dos Anjos just took the plunge into swimwear design with a capsule collection for Skinbiquini. The popular beachwear brand is no stranger to these oddly awesome collaborations, previously partnering with fashion "auteur" Michael Roberts. Dos Santos is accustomed to styling for Skinbiquini's scintillating photo shoots, but with this 10-piece collection, ...
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How to Become Mom’s Favorite

If you are only now looking for a Mother's Day gift, then you may be a little late. Okay, so I'm a little bit late on this blog post, too. For all of us procrastinators, here are a few comfy ideas that will surely win you some brownie points from Mom. Nobody does conversational pajamas like Australia's Peter Alexander. So much ...
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In Bed with the Drapers

We've made it no secret how much we love Mad Men here at Stylesight – us, along with maybe 80% of the population. The show has become the subject of much in-depth analysis, from the music (How about Roger Sterling's trip-out to the Beach Boys?) to the evolving mid-century interiors. Inspired by Sally Draper's super-chic kiddie wardrobe, we've decided to ...
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Bradelis Makes Bra Fittings as Easy as 1-2-3

Popular Japanese intimates company Bradelis landed stateside last Friday, canvassing New York with three new stores in Nolita, Gramercy and Flushing. (Side note: Formerly known as Ripplu, the latter two locations actually relaunched under the name Bradelis.) We attended the opening party for their charming Elizabeth Street flagship, where we were treated with bubbly, bites and bra fittings. Finding the right ...
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That La Fille d’O is So Hot Right Now

We would like to take some credit for discovering La Fille d'O, but the truth is that the renegade Belgian brand has been cool for way longer than we've been around. And their super-sexy, innovative designs speak for themselves. In fact, some of the label's hottest bra styles just landed on the pages of Vogue Turkey, lending some sophistication to ...
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Myla F/W 2012: Ethereal Architecture

If Myla's alluring new collection is any indication, we should expect a high dose of glamour for Fall/Winter 2012. Citing Gothic Romance, Tudor Encounters, Ice Queen and Warrior Princess as key themes, the London-based label polished up their slightly naughty, bondage-y aesthetic of previous seasons with sophisticated touches of French Leavers lace, charmeuse and velvet for Fall – all arranged ...
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A Lover and a Fighter

Is it too early to start getting excited about the Olympics? We were extremely riveted by NPR affiliate WNYC's in-depth coverage of the U.S. women's boxing trials, and boxer Sue Jaye Johnson's compelling photo essay piqued our interest in the sport even further. Perhaps no other event is getting more pre-Games hype, and rightfully so– the London Olympics marks the ...
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New Brides, Vintage Lingerie

Not only do sunny skies and colorful blooms signal the start of spring, they also sound the church bells for the all-important wedding season. As the bride-to-be and her maids flock to boutiques for frothy white underpinnings, many magazines are releasing inspirational editorials to celebrate the special occasion. From dreamy vintage-inspired lingerie to sweet candy-colored tulle, here are a few ...
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Not Your Mama’s Pajamas

We've covered the world domination of pajamas quite at length here at Stylesight, tracing its stylish saga from humble sleepwear item to fashion must-have. Now comes a multi-page spread in the latest issue of Glamour Italia that celebrates the comfortable x chic appeal of the pajama – or as many in our office like to call them, the "dayjama". Shot ...
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All-Nude Review

Newsflash! Our latest intimates design capsule, New Nudes 2013, just went live. We are particularly excited about this one, as instead of of covering a particular holiday or lingerie category, we tackle the all-essential issue of flesh tones. Inspired by What's Your Nude?, the Facebook campaign to gain greater representation on the darker side of the spectrum, as well as ...
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Shivan & Narresh Explore the Black Forest

One of our favorite discoveries at last year's SwimShow in Miami, Shivan & Narresh just released a short film entitled Forêt Noire ("black forest") to promote their new collection. The mesmerizing series of slow-moving images captures the duo's singular aesthetic: sleek and sophisticated, free from adornment, exquisitely colored. This season, their signature color-blocked maillots are sliced-through with digital prints captured from ...
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Runway Update: Slips ‘n’ Underthings

The slip floated onto the Paris runways this week, materializing at Balenciaga (left) and Nina Ricci (right) in slightly more defined variations (compared to last season's minimalist bias cuts) crafted out of contrast panels of fabric. Nicolas Ghesquière also sent down a handful of super-corseted peplum camis at the Balenciaga show, while Peter Copping opted for a more relaxed pajama ...
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Screen Style: House of Pleasures

I finally sat down over the weekend and watched Bertrand Bonello's lush costume drama House of Pleasures (French title, L'Apollonide). Set in a turn-of-the-century Parisian brothel, the film features some of the most inspirational images for lingerie I've seen in awhile. Costumed by Anais Romand – who explored similar territory in Catherine Breillat's The Last Mistress and the George Sand ...
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Runway Intimate Update: Milan

The Fall/Winter season is normally not conducive to baring one's skivvies, but some leading designers in Milan showed us over the weekend how to do it with style and sophistication to spare. From left to right: Raf Simons took his final bow at Jil Sander with an incredibly moving collection that went against the grain of typical winter dressing, yet ...
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