Friday, November 28, 2008
"Full-busted women everywhere can now recession-proof their sleep & loungewear wardrobes with Buxom Inc., a sleepwear line dedicated to the full busted woman (items are designed to fit C-DD cups).
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Every year when I think of the holidays, I think of my Mom's special Hot Buttered Rum recipe. It's so divine that I could eat it plain without the rum--sheer gluttony. The holidays are a great excuse for me to make it.
What would the holidays be without Mimi Holliday too?
The scrumptious Timber Wolf lingerie set by Mimi Holliday (left) in this buttery gold color is a festive lingerie option this holiday season.
The Timber Wolf Plunge Bra and Thong are £49.00 (bra) and £32.00 (thong). For more information on the lingerie set, click on Timber Wolf by Mimi Holliday.
HOT BUTTERED RUM RECIPE
Warning, only eat this in moderation or with Madonna's workout routine.
- Ice cream ~ 1 quart
- Butter ~ 1 pound
- Brown Sugar ~ 1 pound
- Powered Sugar ~ 1 pound
- Nutmeg ~ 2 tsp.
- Cinnamon ~ 2 tsp.
Let ice cream sit out until it's very soft and liquid-y (see Step 1 image below)
To see this recipe and more yummy photos, go the Culinary Fool.
Thanks, Miss V!
Lesson No. 1:
The Lingerie Post also commented about these lessons. In its post, it states "These lessons started in 1993 as a way to show the new Aubade collections. In each one short advices was given to make your parner fall at your feet.
They called famous photographers like Bernar MatussiÃ¨re, HervÃ¨ Bruhat, HervÃ¨ Lewis and Michel Perez to capture the essence of the Aubade woman: feminine, classy and elegant but at the same time bold, daring and playful. The absence of the model’s face is other characteristic of the Aubade lessons so it’s easier for a woman to feel identified with the model in the picture and the black and white pictures gives to each lesson an almost magic and romantic look that emphasizes the feeling of Aubade as a luxury brand."
For the full article, click on Lingerie and Art: Aubade Lessons.
Stay tuned...more lessons to come!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Located in the Knightsbridge section of London, shopping at Harrods is a sensory event to be experienced. You're assured to be amazed, whether you're visiting the lingerie section, the memorial to Princess Diana, one of their special events, simply shopping, or the countless well-thought out nooks that make Harrods unique.
- Donna Karan
- Princess Tam Tam
- Elle Macpherson
- Dolce & Gabbana Intimo
Saturday, November 22, 2008
To make a booking with a Personal Shopper, please call +44 (0)20 7893 8000 or email BYAPPOINTMENT@harrods.com."
Herroom asks, "Ever wonder why some women (regardless of body-type) always look so “put-together”? It’s often subtle, but the right lingerie can make a BIG difference...(I)f you’ve stayed away from them (knit dresses) because of their form-fitting lines - fear not, we have the “Underwearing” solutions for your unique figure."
"Few of us can escape the midriff bulge and knits magnify it. Even an average figure like this one displays every bump and lump in clingy fabrics, including a protruding tummy, the dreaded back fat and pulling around the bottom.See how one piece can solve all those problems at once - roll-over the 'after' picture."
Bra size: 34B
"The Body Wrap bodysuit provides seamless all-over control and smoothing, eliminating bumps and jiggles. Firm tummy control slenderizes the midriff bulge while the long length smooths out everything from bust to thighs. Underwire support and split crotch design means this is the only piece you'll need to wear."
"At first glance, this seems to be a pretty good look. But there's some unfortunate pulling and clinging at waist, hips and bottom. Not to mention, a less than flattering low-riding cleavage.How to find something that smooths even this long, tall frame?See what a subtle difference the right pieces can make. Roll-over the "after" image to see what she's 'Underwearing'".
Bra size: 34B
"Since most one-piece shapewear just isn't long enough for tall women, try these 3 pieces! A light lift Wonderbra to do justice to a low neckline. Add Maidenform's control camisole to smooth the middle, waist, hips and bottom. Finish with Donna Karan's mid-thigh-length Perfect Slimmer."
For more information and images on Petite, Plus, Tall, and Average sizes, please click on What's She Underwearing at HerRoom?
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
A robe is an absolute essential and a boudoir basic for any woman. A luxurious robe helps you stay comfortable and relaxed after the bath. It also protects your day clothes if worn while getting ready. As gifts, robes are a personal but not too intimate option. With the holidays being here, robes are a great gift for under the tree, for a winter bride, her bridal party or family members like mothers, sisters, and in-laws. Anyway you look at it, the robe is a functional and elegant piece in your boudoir.
But which one to buy?
Since the robe will be worn daily, think of the personality and needs of the recipient. What do you (or the person your giving the robe to) think are the most important details in a robe? Here are some choices to help you decide. Choose from the answers below:
1. Warm, cozy, and high-quality
2. Comfortable and functional with fashionable details
3. Stylish and chic
4. Flirty and pure luxury, price is no object
There are many stunning robes out there. I've found some beautiful, well-made, comfortable robes that all feel supple to touch.
If you chose #2 or #3, then you'll love the robes by Daddy's Favorite (below).
Robe #2 (below right) is The Darling Wrap for $65. With a snug, comfortable fit, you can adjust it in the back and have it personally monogrammed. Robe #3 (below left) is the Bohemian Rhapsody Robe for $140. Both robes can be found at ClassyBride listed under "bridal lingerie."
If #1 or #4 was your favorite, then the robes below will suit you. Robe #1 (below right) is The Dame in Velour by Daddy's Favorite for $159.50. Contact Daddy's Favorite directly for inquiries. Robe #4 is the Cashmere Ruffle Wrap by Undrest for $530. It can be purchased at Faire Frou Frou.
For more information on these robes, go to:
Daddy's Favorite at www.daddysfavorite.com
Undrest at www.undrest.com
Classy Brides at www.classybride.com
Faire Frou Frou at www.fairefroufrou.com
Which ever robe you decide to purchase, make sure that it's comfortable to the touch, makes you feel good when you wear it and that it Celebrates Your Inner Eve!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Craig's portrayal of Bond is well done as he walks a fine balance of Bond's qualities, including good, bad, and everything in between. It makes Bond human, endearing, and, of course, the ultimate, ass-kicking super agent. Did I just say, "ass-kicking" on my blog...?
Friday, November 14, 2008
The show featured jewelery designer Safia (seen in our Icing on the Cake: Part 5) and Undrest designer Maria Paz Navales (you'll remember her soft, frilly robe featured as a must have gift in Intimate Stocking Stuffers last December).
For the complete post on the Trunk Show and more pictures, please click on Faire Frou Frou's Trunk Show.
4-Strand Pearl & Turquoise Necklace by Safia (above left) is $525.
"Amelie" French Terry Robe by Undrest (right). Both the jewelry and robe can be purchased at Faire Frou Frou.
Here is to all the lovely women that I saw at the Trunk Show. It was especially great to see Tiffany and Amy as well as meet Emily! Mariam and Sarah, we fondly said how much we wished you were there!
All of you, my dear Lingeristas, enjoy yourselves this holiday season and see what you can do to help other people Celebrate Their Inner Eves.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
For tips on buying lingerie for your ladies, click on the video below.
For more information on Lingerie Shopping Tips, click on Eve's Apples' posts Taking the First Step, Shop Based on Body Type, and Gift Receipts.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Finally, a fun, period piece that I can share with my girlfriends. Move over Pride & Prejudice and Bridget Jones' Diary, here comes Mrs. Pettigrew Lives for a Day. Besides, the film is all about lingerie...and you know how I love lingerie!
What is the film about, you ask?
According to imdb, "War threatens London as Miss Pettigrew, a destitute governess, filches a client's card from her agency and presents herself at the door. A singer named Delysia Lafosse wants a social secretary as she seeks a West End role by sleeping with a feckless producer in the bed of Nick, a smarmy nightclub owner with whom she also dallies. She ignores Michael, her piano player, who loves her and has tickets for New York on the Queen Mary. Miss Pettigrew's job is to make sure Delysia gets the part. Over 24 hours, Miss Pettigrew is also called upon to help an ambitious and unfaithful fashion editor patch things up with her older fiancé, a lingerie designer. Has Miss Pettigrew found her calling?"
Is the film worth seeing?
Life in Lingerie says about the film, "If you’re looking for a rom-com that both you and your significant other will be able to stomach, you’d do well to check out “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day,” starring the always brilliant Frances McDormand and the adorable Amy Adams. This lighthearted British farce was adapted from a 1939 novel, and it is a prime example of the screwball comedy genre, full of wacky shenanigans and improbable situations. Amy Adams does a phenomenal job of capturing the sensuality and frivolity that actresses like Carole Lombard and Marilyn Monroe perfected on the silver screen - she must have studied My Man Godfrey and Some Like it Hot prior to filming. It lacks the depth of many other films covering the Bright Young Things in pre-war London, but it is still thoroughly enjoyable, thanks to the excellent cast and sumptuous cinematography. Lille fans will love the lingerie fashion show in a gilded hotel ballroom and are sure to enjoy the debate about foundation undergarments…here’s a great quote: 'you, as nature intended.'”
Images in this post are from the film Mrs. Pettigrew Lives for a Day.
Anyway you look at it, with Mrs. Pettigrew's talented cast, fun premise, and vintage lingerie, it seems like a great way to Celebrate Your Inner Eve at the movies!
Friday, November 7, 2008
Faire Frou Frou, voted "The Cutest Store Ever" and our February Boutique of the Month, is having a Trunk Show THIS TUESDAY NIGHT!
You and your friends are invited!!! The more the merrier!
WHAT: Trunk Show featuring Undrest and Safia. Faire Frou Frou's event will support a fundraiser for at-risk girls from Longfellow Elementary School.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 11, 2008
WHERE: Faire Frou Frou
13017 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604
(just west of Coldwater Cyn. ~ free parking in rear, lot entrance next to Le Pain Quotidien)
- Trunk Show!
- Enjoy a discount of 15% OFF the ENTIRE STORE that evening
- FREE gift from Undrest with every Undrest purchase over $75
- RAFFLE PRIZES (1st, 2nd & 3rd prize) for those who donate to the Longfellow Elementary School club
- Free drinks & goodies
RSVP: You are not required to RSVP, but it would be nice...please email Faire Frou Frou at info @ fairefroufrou.com or call us at 818-783-4970.
For more information on the event, click on Faire Frou Frou Trunk Show.
Seriously, my dear Lingeristas, visiting this store is such a treat. This Trunk Show will be spectacular! Why not Celebrate Your Inner Eve with a new, supple cotton set by Undrest, necklace from Safia, or make a donation that will put you in the running to win a raffle prize? It's all for a good cause: The Girl's Club at Longfellow Elementary and your Boudoir!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Image is of Marilyn Monroe.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Thanks to a dear friend (aka: The Tartlet), Eve's Apples heard about The Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie, a new book. According to Jezebel, the book "is a sociological study that seeks to examine the history and culture of undies, and by extension, a society in transition. The authors find that the more religious the area — and correspondingly, conservative women's outerwear — 'the more risqué the underwear.'"
Veryshortlist.com reviews the book and takes another approach, "Want to spice up your marriage? Look east — to the Middle East, that is. There, the brides wear undergarments that’d make a Victoria’s Secret model blush.
The Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie: Intimacy and Design showcases custom-made outfits festooned with feathers, butterflies, flowers, flashing lights — even cell phones (insert vibrate-setting jokes here). The kinky cottage industry, which thrives in the souks of Damascus, isn’t well known in the West.
But the lingerie itself serves a symbolic role — representing a young woman’s passage from virginity to womanhood — and when the honeymoon’s over, the frilly undies are meant to keep hubby out of the local Bada Bing. Flip through the book’s pages, read the accompanying testimonials, and find your preconceptions about veils and burkas — and what’s beneath them — shattered."
Images on this page are from the book. The images above feature extravagent lingerie designs (above top) and covered women (above bottom). To see more images, click on Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie Images.
For the full post by Jezebel, click on The Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie post.