Frisky Q&A: Secrets In Lace Co-Founder Daniel Whitsett On Classic Looks, Body Positivity & Vintage Style Icons

Daniel Whitsett

Lingerie brand Secrets In Lace turns back the clock to a time when lingerie was beautifully made to last. The brand is the world’s largest seller of 100% nylon stockings, which are manufactured on the same machines once used to make the high-quality stockings of the 1950′s. Secrets In Lace also sells garter belts, bullet bras, and countless other vintage-inspired pieces (including designs inspired by Bettie Page and Dita von Teese) that are made with functionality in mind – just like they were in the 50′s and 60′s. I love the idea of spending my days toiling through the modern world in a modern dress with a classic garter belt underneath that nobody knows about but me. It’s definitely a refreshing trade-up from today’s trendy, poorly made tights that I so frequently fall victim to at the mall. The company’s first store opened in Virginia 1984 and expanded to a mail order operation in 1995, which launched it into a worldwide legend. There is something so undeniably elegant about this type of lingerie and it’s amazing to see such an important a piece of sartorial history preserved in a world that tends to favor the next big (and cheaply made) thing. Daniel Whitsett, president and co-founder of Secrets In Lace, answered a few of our burning questions about the brand’s curvy models, what makes nylons stockings so special, and how to choose quality lingerie. Keep reading »

Jon Stewart Got All Lovey Dovey On “Colbert”

Awwww, You Two

It’s been interesting watching Jon Stewart do the media rounds to promote his movie, “Rosewater,” after building a long career out of lampooning the American news media. For example, prior to this week, the last time Stewart appeared on CNN was in 2004, when he got the “Crossfire” audience to applaud the idea that “Crossfire” and its pundits were “hurting America” and played a large part in getting the show cancelled. This week, he returned to CNN and, much more mildly, compared the network to the murderous horror movie doll Chucky. Keep reading »

17 Reasons Danny Castellano Is Our Dream Man

“The Mindy Project” features a host of lovable characters, but the most swoon-worthy of all is Danny Castellano. You may not know it yet, but Mindy’s best friend and now boyfriend is the guy of your dreams. A few reasons he’s basically the greatest…

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Two-Thirds Of Your Family Would Like You To Turn Your Dang Phone Off This Thanksgiving

Normally when I get approached by a brand with a story I could write about I’m like “meh” and just ignore it because a lot of them just want their product plugged, and that’s boring for everyone. However, there are fun ones in the mix, like a small study Eventbrite commissioned about cell phone use at holidays. They posed this statement to participants and asked them if they strongly or somewhat agreed or disagreed: “Checking phones should be banned from special occasions like Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, because it can detract from valuable shared time with family/friends.” Keep reading »

Make It Stop: “My Friends’ Social Media Updates Are Making Me Depressed”

Make It Stop: "My Friends' Social Media Updates Are Making Me Depressed"

I feel like a bad friend. My friends seem so successful and I feel like I’m stalling. All I see are updates about marriages, babies, pregnancies, I feel like I can’t keep up. How do I not feel so terrible about it?

Social media is a tool, not a reflection of real life. Like airbrushed models on the cover of “Vogue,” the images and status updates you see posted from friends, family, frenemies and exes are carefully edited to convey a particular narrative. They can be things like, “I’m so in love with my husband!” or “I’m so happy in my new graduate program!” or ““I’m so #blessed!” Keep reading »

Ryan Gosling’s Got A Stalker Problem (Plus, More Alleged Cosby Victims Come Forward)

  • Ryan Gosling has a stalker! No, not me, I am just an enthusiastic fannnnn thank you very much. No, he has an actual stalker named Grace Marie Del Villar, who has dropped by his home, sent him and his family members disturbing pieces of mail, and referred to him as her “twin flame.” Gosling was granted a restraining order yesterday. [TMZ]
  • The two new Beyonce tracks that will be included on the platinum edition of her Beyonce album have leaked! Listen to “7/11″ and “Ring Off” at the link. [Spin]
  • Former Playboy bunny Carla Ferigno (wife of actor Lou Ferigno) is the latest woman to come forward with a disturbing story about Bill Cosby. [People, The Ken and John Show, Mediaite] Keep reading »
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