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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 »

Miley Cyrus’ New Tights Commercial Is Definitely Not About Tights

Miley Cyrus
Shot By Terry Richardson, Of Course

Miley’s new ad collaboration with Terry Richardson for Golden Lady tights is very, well, tame for a Miley/Terry project. The ad, which was styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, features Miley mutilating a teddy bear, gyrating on a car, and jamming out topless; yet it still manages to keep enough of a twee and bubblegum-like quality to sell tights. My total repulsion surrounding Richardson aside, I’m kind of impressed. [Refinery 29]

32 Things About Cold Weather That Don’t Suck

Winter

In case I haven’t complained about it loudly enough lately, I (and most of the Frisky staff) really hate winter. Another polar vortex is threatening to descend upon us here in New York and in several other unfortunate parts of the US, and when those 10-degree days set in, it’s hard not to feel like your life is pretty much over for the next 4-6 months. I refuse to waste roughly half of my life being personally offended by the damn weather without at least trying to embrace it for once. After the jump, a few simple things that make cold weather a little more joyful.

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Style Stealer: Taylor Swift Plays Up Her Eyes

Style Stealer: Taylor Swift Plays Up Her Eyes

The good news: I found Taylor Swift exact blouse (as well as similar pieces to recreate the rest of her outfit). The bad news: you won’t as easily be able to tell some dude, “My eyes are up here, buddy.” Keep reading »

16 Reasons Tights Season Is Awesome

I’m a summer baby through and through, so while a part of me is mourning the sudden drop in temperature outside, another part  is secretly thrilled because tights season is here! Tights season may not be a designated thing, but it should be. They may give the impression that they require effort and an air of fanciness to wear in everyday life, but they’re actually the easiest piece of clothing around for even the laziest among us.

Here are 16 reasons to jump on the tights bandwagon: Keep reading »

Style Stealer: Lily Collins’ Cute Kimono Cover-Up

Style Stealer: Lily Collins' Cute Kimono Cover-Up

If it’s warm out but you still want to wear some sort of coverup, consider a kimono jacket like the one Lily Collins is wearing over her simple skinny jeans and grey T. The billowy sleeves and floral print add visual interest, while the thin, lightweight fabric doesn’t turn you into a bucket of walking sweat. Woot! Steal Lily’s whole look after the jump… Keep reading »

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