It’s October which means it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Let’s paint the town pink and save the ta-tas! Want to know how your purchases can be donated toward this worth cause? See below.
Contribute to the amazing work being done by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation with your purchase of the Boudoir Cami and Short in Blush. Brulee will donate 25% for all purchases of this item on brulee.net.
“Prettie in Pink” is a dedicated shopping area on shop.cosabella.com which features pink colored garments in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. 10% of all sales from this section will be donated to Bra-Ha-Ha, a charitable organization that supports local breast cancer centers in spreading prevention through mammography and early detection awareness.
Hanky Panky has partnered with NY-based designer, Anna Sui, to create the limited edition Anna Ver Sui collection. The unique, purple patterned collection features 7 pieces (including the original thong celebrating its 25th birthday this year!). 10% of sales will benefit Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, a charitable initiative of the CFDA.
Want to see more about the event held in honor of the collection? See here!
Marlies Dekkers always can be counted on for something special. Recently, Marlies designed a special after surgery bra called the Care bra. Flexible and comfortable, the bra is wireless and offers extra support for the unique needs of the prosthesis. The bra is available in black and white.
Additionally, purchase the Pink Ribbon lingerie set and have funds donated to Breast Cancer charities around the world.
Purchase a demi camisole in Ballet Pink and have 20% of the proceeds donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
October is a time for Yandy.com, online retailer of sexy Halloween costumes, to be focusing on the busy, upcoming holiday, however this 2011 season, Yandy is also focusing energy in to a completely different field: breast cancer research and awareness. Yandy will be donating 10 per cent of all proceeds gained from the sale of the Yandy exclusive, Pink Leopard Costume to benefit breast cancer research and awareness this Halloween season.
“While, of course, our focus is on selling Halloween costumes for people to attend fun and carefree events and parties, we don’t want our customers to lose site of what else October represents; breast cancer awareness,” said Yandy’s CEO, Chad Horstman. “October is synonymous with Halloween but it’s also synonymous with getting the word out and supporting the fight against breast cancer. We want our customers to be just as passionate about this cause.”
The featured costume, the Pink Leopard Costume, features a distinctive pink leopard print with plush, faux fur, a unique look amongst standard Halloween costumes. “When we first thought up this idea, we were examining all of our animal costumes from the Halloween costumes 2011 collection and landed on this one. With it’s unique pink hue, we thought it would be the perfect fit for a campaign such as this,” said Horstman.
The Pink Leopard Costume includes a tube-style top with a lace-up back and a matching skirt with long, faux fur tail. The costume also can be enhanced with a pink leopard print, faux fur hood, matching hand warmers and legwarmers. Each piece is available for purchase separately and 10 per cent of the proceeds from the sale of each piece will be donated to aid breast cancer awareness. There is a limited run on this costume and it can only be found at Yandy.com. The costume, complete with all of the accessories, totals $231.80.
“We hope we can sell out of our stock in this costume which could mean we could be writing a check for upwards of $4,000 to benefit breast cancer research and awareness at the end of Halloween. That’s something we hope our customers can be proud to be a part of,” said Horstman.
Sound familiar? If you’ve ever run down a flight of stairs, jumped rope with your nieces, or tried a Zumba class, you’re no doubt familiar with that bouncing feeling. But Panache, a favorite brand among busty ladies, believes they have a remedy for that unsightly and painful bounce with their brand new sports bra.
The bra, slated to be released on October 1, is three years in the making. After extensive research, head designer Clare Fallon and her team at Panache enlisted the help of Loughborough Sports Technology Institute in Leicestershire. During their studies, the team outfitted a 32E model with 3-D motion sensors and set her to work on a treadmill. They found that while rival sports bras reduce bounce by a respectable 65%, the new Panache sports bra is even more effective with a bounce reduction of 83%. And if you look at this photo of British javelin thrower Goldie Sayers modeling the bra, I think you’ll agree that it somehow still manages to be one of the more attractive options out there! It also features a clip that allows you to convert the bra to a racerback style, so you can still wear it with your favorite workout tanks.
Most conventional sports bras use compression to press the breast tissue down against the rib cage. Panache instead opted to use an encapsulation style, which holds each breast separately in molded cups and controls movement from all angles. They claim that the product is as effective as “two hands holding the breasts.” (You can’t tell me you haven’t wished you could hold your boobs yourself while running!)
Interested? The bra will be available in D-H cups, and will set you back about £35. Basic black and white will be the first available in October, but you’ll have to wait until November for fashion colors. The style has so far only been referred to as simply “Panache Sports Bra.”
Are there any sports you’ve avoided because your sports bra didn’t offer enough support?
Marylin Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, two pop culture icons whose style is still reflected in fashion today. NAKI NYC takes their fashionable faces to the beach with their new swimwear line. Time to make a statement in the water, wearing the striking yet feminine new bathing suit and bikini line.
“I think swimwear should be fun, it’s one of the rare places in everyday fashion where women can be a little kitschy, a little out there, and totally sexy,” says Kerri Quigley the line’s designer. And I can totally see where she got it. The front is decorated with the ladies pretty faces, while on the back you can read quotes from each icon. Wearing a bikini that has “I am good but not an angel” on your bottom is indeed cute but with a wink, now isn’t it?
I personally am a big fan of the Audrey Hepburn swimsuit one. Love the great cleavage because of the low neckline; you can see that it’s a swimsuit that doesn’t have to press everything together in order to fit it all in… All NAKI NYC swimwear is actually double lined in the front for support and shape, always a plus on the beach. Straps close around the neck, taking care of awkward tan lines on your back. Sexy, practical and fun, all in one indeed.
Next to this personal favorite you can opt for the Marilyn swimsuit, which is a one piece strapless version with cut-outs on the sides. Or you can choose between the bikini’s, one classic, and one with high-waisted brief and a bandeau top.
Find more information at www.NakiNYC.com!
You go to the store, and there it is, the perfect cute tank top you were looking for. Or, you have to go to a party and finally found a dress that’s perfect, but it actually is a bit too open at the back, showing more of your bra-straps than it should…
Surely there are options to cover this problem. There are strapless bras, but they need some kind of good lifting system in the bra cups in order to fully replace a normal bra. And next to that, many women just aren’t comfortable in strapless bras out of fear of slipping. Another option is to use pretty exchangeable straps in combination with a multiway bra. And believe you me, there are lots of couture straps out there. Anything goes, from chained metallic ones to lace, without having to take comfort in plastic ones – everybody can see them anyway, might as well go for a pretty solution.
But sometimes this doesn’t quite cut it, or you just might need a casual but pretty looking option. And that’s when we got a message from Micolan. Micolan is an eastern company specialized in producing silicone materials. They’ve come up with the strap clipper.
This easy tool enables you to wear your favorite bra without having to worry about the straps: just clip on your little helper and wear your outfit proud.
I must admit that for these pictures I would have chosen a crème colored bra, but then again, the idea is clear and the possibilities endless. I like! For more great strap-stuff make sure to check out The Strapper and StrapCouture!
Are you looking for a good place to shop for intimate apparel? Check out the selection of Sexy Lingerie at LingerieDiva.com and be amazed by their awesome product line and great pricing!
For fall and winter, UK-based Eternal Spirits comes up with 2 new collections: Gypsy Carousel and Cameo Collection. And when I say UK-based, I mean it: both sourcing and production remains as British as can be. All products are made by a very skilled in-house team. Corsets are handcrafted to traditional Victorian techniques using steel boning, in order to get that perfect hour glass silhouette. Susi Henson established Eternal Spirits in 2002 and is still at the head of her company. She wanted to put a bit of magic into every woman’s life through her lingerie. Fans include Dita Von Teese (and she knóws her lingerie!), Leona Lewis and Britney Spears.
Craftsmanship is absolutely showing in their fall and winter lines. This is not an ordinary corset, not a simple waist pie… This is art.
The Gypsy Carousel line is inspired by a magical antique carousel horse called Star. It’s a playful collection build around vibrant colors like canary yellow, fuchsia, emerald green, peacock blue, violet, teal and gold. Corsetry is as always steel boned and handmade. Lingerie and loungewear are made out of the finest and most luxurious silks, duchess satins and lace.
The Cameo Collection is decadent but sophisticated, and takes exclusivity in lingerie a step higher. Only 200 pieces of each style will be made in this collection, and each item comes numbered. Special fabrics such as ostrich leather and heavily embroidered leatherette are combined with silk satin and chiffon knickers, digitally printed with the unique hand illustrated cameo design.
Up until now I haven’t gone into temptation to buy yet… but I’m afraid I’m falling now… and I’m only with The Lingerie Post 3 days…
Find out more at www.eternalspirits.com!
Although summer’s still here, fall collection introductions start falling in our mailbox every now and then already. Vera Wangs diffusion line Simply Vera is the first to be introduced on your favorite lingerie blog. With Simply Vera, the designer tries to combine style, comfort, and affordability – a combination that is hard to find, especially that last bit. Vera Wang designs Simply Vera exclusively for Kohl’s as a designer private label, which means high quality at a nice price. Her nonchalant approach to style and luxury is reflected in the pieces she designs for her store brand, as it is in her official line.
Simplicity is the keyword for the intimate fall collection. Soft fabrics, neat designs, comfortable sleepwear, it’s all there. The feminine touch is never forgotten: fine linings, lace or satin details and perfect and flirty draping. These all contribute to the female form the designer wants to emphasize. Furthermore you can dream away while it’s raining outside in boyish oversized brushed twill shirts or pants and tops. The colors are friendly and soft.
The Simply Vera lingerie collection is available now at Kohl’s department store, and online at www.kohls.com. You’d almost think you’ve had enough of summer, wouldn’t you?
With Love Lingerie is a rather new lingerie label, based in Canada. Founder/Designer Carrie Russell worked with several other successful lingerie designer companies and felt it was time to follow her own ideas. With Love Lingerie provides a nice equilibrium between romantic prints and designs in the Bloom line as opposed to the more seductive Femme line, characterized by black and white lace and corsets. The film noir aspect in her designs is overly present – the only thing missing in the picture on the right is a cigarette in a holder. After promoting the sweet line, they thought the time was right to emphasize their more seductive luxury side.
The Mme. Beatrice Deco collection celebrates feminine curves using classic lines and luxurious fabrics like rich satin and textured materials.
Founder/Designer Carrie Russell blames her imagination and literary background as the main inspiration for the line. And yes, you can immediately link the images to the strong dynamic female characters you know out of classic English Literature. They could have escaped right out of a Jane Austen novel. Well, if there were any sassy parts, that is.
The collection holds several nice cinchers and ribbon corsets, playful slips and babydolls. The Mme. Beatrice Deco collection can be divided into two parts, the first part being the collection in subtle colors like cream and nude, using clean lines and smooth details, and the second part playing with a rich mysterious factor in black using embroidered details and luxury textures.
Time to get classy at www.withlovelingeriexoxo.com!
Who said that reason and creativity don’t match? Lauren Skerritt and Poppy Wainwright-Sexton of Beautiful Bottoms prove otherwise. Although these women have a very different background, their passion for lingerie drove them together. Lauren was raised in South-Africa and is a persistent intuitive spirit, whilst Poppy is a more down-to-earth woman thoroughly convinced that a business is not just designing and dreaming but also accounting and thinking.
In 2007 they combined their strengths and started Beautiful Bottoms together. They were dedicated to designing knickers and bras in soft, delicate, wearable shapes, without forgetting to include elements of luxury and subtlety. Combining vibrant prints and lighter shapes in feel-good fabrics like pure silk became their trademark, creating pieces both wearer and – not unimportant – viewer can enjoy.
The new collection contains just that: flirty frills on both bras and knickers, playsuits and camisoles in enthusiastic colors and prints. Lauren and Poppy draw their inspiration from their personal love for printed silks and European vintage prints of the past centuries and it’s noticeable: the style has romantic chique all over it. However delicate the material, practically all pieces are adjustable to ensure the perfect fit. Rich colors ensure great looking lingerie on all skin tones. Most pieces are flattering to all figures. If you want to find out what would suit you, visit www.glamorousamorous.com.