Marilyn Monroe’s old underwear is going up for auction this weekend and her bra alone is expected to fetch up to £2,000 (about $3,285). And you thought your bras were expensive! This is no ordinary bra though, of course. In addition to being worn by one of the most famous and arguably sexiest women of all time, it is considered to be a sort of early “Wonderbra” with all sorts of special pockets, cups, straps and ribbons that helped give the illusion that Marilyn was even bustier than she really was. Auctioneer Richard Davie said: “The bra looks very complicated at first glance and it actually has four cups inside it – sort of like an early Wonderbra. There’s an inner cup which it almost hidden, which would support her chest as normal. But then there’s an another larger cup about an inch further out, to give the impression she had a bigger chest.” Keep reading »
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It was a total misunderstanding that one time I bought a woman I was dating sexy lingerie, the slinky, lacy kind that looked like it was made out of the doilies that decorated my grandmother’s beloved sofa. She thought I was disingenuously buying her a gift that was really a gift for me. I protested, of course, because it was never my idea to veer into Victoria Secret’s during one of our weekend shopping excursions that were theoretically about her training me to be, if not fashion forward, then at least fashion neutral. A happy compromise, considering I, apparently, was clinging to late-’90s fashion like a koala bear to the last eucalyptus tree on Earth. But, in fact, these sprees were about her dragging me by the throat to store after store.
Talk about sticking it to the man. A group of 26 women in Saudi Arabia are now “lingerie graduates.” At a 10-day retreat led by an Australian woman, the group spent 40 hours learning how to correctly fit a bra, display merchandise, and deal with customers. Victoria’s Secret even donated bras to help out with the undie education.
So why was this training needed? In Saudi Arabia, only men can work at malls, meaning that most lingerie stores are staffed by dudes. And come on, who wants their chest measured by some fumbling man who doesn’t know what he’s doing? Plus, there are no fitting rooms in Saudi stores because a woman is prohibited to undress outside her home. Keep reading »
Last night, my guy went to watch Megan Fox’s hot body, I mean, “Transformers 2.” One girlfriend wanted me to grab dinner and another wanted to see a movie.
But the only thing I wanted to do was eat half a bag of potato chips for dinner, flip through Women’s Health and paint my nails with a hot pink polish so bright it would blind a newborn.
So you know what? That’s what I did.
Kinda lame, I know. But I had a really great relationship with myself for those two years that I was single and last night reminded me there are some kinda lame things single women do that are actually really fun. Keep reading »
And they say going to the whorehouse is a crime. Well if that’s the case, we’re set to become criminals, especially after seeing U.K. lingerie line, Bordelle. With a super-luxe meets fetishist vibe, the collection of corsets, supermini dresses, and bras features banded strips of material (ok, throw a little bondage in there, too). We’re loving on the black and white contrasting designs like a cream Hérve Legér-esque girdle dress made entirely of elastic strips, or a satin triangle bra paired with matching fingerless gloves and garters. While we of course advocate the crackdown on brothels and prostitution, we have to admit…there’s nothing wrong with a little whorehouse fantasy. Call it Dickensian, if you must. See a couple more looks, after the jump… [Bordelle.co.uk] Keep reading »
I´ve been a card carrying member of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee since puberty. If we have this in common, then let´s rejoice and burn our padded bras together: there´s a new over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder just for pebbles like ours. It’s called the Itty Bitty Bra and it does what it says: covers your itty-bitties and makes them look sexy. Taylor Swift and “Dancing With The Stars” Misty May are already fans of the line which also offers matching bikini panties and camisoles. Find them online here. Keep reading »
Unless you are lucky enough to work at The Frisky, chances are, you have to tone down the fashion factor for your work wardrobe. Sadly corporate culture condemns otherwise stylish girls to hide their individual look and makes them and conform to Dr. Evil-esque suits. What is an adventuress girl stuck in a boring suit to do? Well…what your boss doesn’t see won’t hurt her. Here are a few ways to keep your fabulous fashionista under wraps until 5p.m. Keep reading »
Every year, students from fashion colleges all over the world submit designs for Triumph Inspiration Award, a competition to find “the most inspiring and inspirational lingerie design.” On Monday, the 10 finalists from Japan’s Bunka Fashion College showed off their, um, creative undergarments. My, oh, my! Undies with over-sized frowning lips on the crotch? Knight-armor inspired ensembles? You won’t find these at Victoria’s Secret, but they could make for some great medieval or anime role playing! [Trend De La Creme, Zimbio]
Check out some other Triumph Inspiration Award entries after the jump. Keep reading »
If you’ve spent days, months, years sitting around wishing, dreaming, hoping for a chandelier made of lingerie, you, my friend, are in luck. Check out this pantychandelier currently on view at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. Hot or not? Apartment Therapy wonders. Hard to say. In the comments, people can’t make up their minds if they love it or hate it. “A naked bulb would be a lot sexier than this.” “[T]hat is completely ridiculous. tasteless. looks like someone just threw their underwear up onto the chandelier …” “I get this already since my neighbor hangs all her bras and lingerie on the drapery rod in her dining room which is across from my dining room window. I can tell you it isn’t something you really want to see while eating.” Personally, I think it’s kind of awesome, in a strange sort of way. It’s sort of like if Dita von Teese exploded, and this is all that was left of her, her lingerie hanging from the light fixture. So, what do you think? Love it? Hate it? Or don’t know what to make of it? [Apartment Therapy] Keep reading »