Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Deadline is January 1, 2009 at 5 p.m. (PST).
Bonne Chance, my dear Lingeristas!
- "Well behaved women seldom make history." ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
- "Old age is no place for sissies." ~ Bette Davis
- "The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself." ~ Rita Mae Brown
- "If you can't say something good about someone, come, sit right here by me." ~ Alice Roosevelt Longworth
- "General notions are generally wrong." ~ Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
- "Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone." ~ Attributed to Dorothy Parker
Image (right) is of Bette Davis, 1932.
Friday, December 26, 2008
All the best, Lingeristas!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
- Marie Jo
- Prima Donna
- Simone Perele
- I.D. Sarrieri
- Lise Charmel
- Cotton Club
- Princess Tam Tam, and more
Monday, December 22, 2008
What gift to get that dear Lingerista who has every lace panty, garter belt, and frilly unmentionable? How about a gift that can only play in the quiet of your mind or as a whisper on your lips?
"Fans of original erotic literature can take a piece of history home with the launch of Coco de Mer’s brand new ‘Rare Books’ section. Collaborating with Simon Finch, the renowned Mayfair based Rare Books specialist, the works on offer include a varied selection of esteemed authors. The books are not only for established collectors but are for anyone looking for an individual gift that will grow in value as time elapses. It is a valuable introduction into the art of collecting Rare Books as many of the books are steeped in history and one can only imagine to whom they once belonged to. Coco de Mer has already sold many of these famous erotic texts to some of the A-list, however our lips are sealed...."
Courtesans Princesses Lesbians - Laurent-Tailhade, Marie Louise (1953)
If you still like the idea of giving an erotic book, but don't like the prices, here are a couple other mainstream books carried at Coco de Mer:
Friday, December 19, 2008
Mary Greene "Kiss Me" Mask in satin and lace, is a flirty option for stocking stuffers for $16.00.
Price: $11.99 each
Kelly, our friend over at The Lingerie Post, put up this fabulous post about lingerie called Online Holidays Shipping Deadlines. We've condensed her post to show you what companies you can still order from and receive shipments in time for Christmas.
Order before noon on these dates to ensure delivery in time for Christmas:
UK- Dec 20
All dates for US orders.
UPS 3-Day Select by Dec 19
UPS Next Day Air by Dec 23
For UK orders, orders being shipped with Standard Delivery must be placed by Dec 20
Next Working Day Delivery by Dec 22
In the UK, order by noon on Dec 19
Express Shipping, Dec 21
All dates for US orders. USPS Priority mail by Dec 19
2 Business Day Shipping by Dec 22
1 Business Day Shipping by Dec 23
Henry & June:
All dates for US orders. Orders being shipped with UPS 3-Day must be placed by Dec 19 at 2pm
UPS 2-Day by Dec 20
UPS 1-Day by Dec 23
No guarantees on Standard Shipping
UPS Second Day Air by Dec 19 for Christmas
UPS Overnight and USPS Express Mail by Dec 22 for Christmas
* Deadline has passed in time for Chanukah
In the UK, orders being shipped with Standard shipping must be placed by noon on Dec 19
UK Express by Dec 22
In the UK, order by Dec 22
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
"The Chemise"...a staple in any boudoir. Personally, if I didn't have restraint, then I could have done a Carrie Bradshaw with chemises instead of shoes. With the holidays being here, and running around everywhere, slipping into a chemise at the end of the day is a great way to relax.
But which chemise to choose?
While at The Americana at Brand in Glendale, I recently discovered this wonderful store called Peter Alexander that features cozy bedtime wear that you can also wear out on the town. The line is soft, supple and fashionable and the customer service at the store is delightful! I don't hesitate to say that the staff truly enjoys working there and it's infectious!
A couple pieces from the gem of a store are above. Both chemises (above images) are from Peter Alexander's African Dream Collection. I'm in love with the Old World Bow Slinky (image top left) and bought it for myself. It retails for $69. Another favorite, the Top Draw Vintage Nightie also retails for $69. Both of these items are soft and cozy to the touch. What is so great about these chemises is their versatility; you can wear them to bed or out! For more information on these fabulous jammies or where you can purchase them, click on Peter Alexander.
How am I going to enjoy the chemises that I purchased at Peter Alexander this holiday season? I plan on nuzzling up by the fire, grabbing a book and drinking a chocolate peppermint martini. Sound good?
If so, here is the recipe for the CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT MARTINI:
- 2 1/2 fluid ounces chilled vodka
- 1/2 fluid ounce chilled peppermint schnapps
- 1/2 fluid ounce chilled white Creme de Cacao
- 2 Junior mints
- Mix cold liquor together and shake with ice
- Strain into a martini glass
- Drop 2 Junior Mints into bottom of glass
However you choose to relax this holiday season, be sure to Celebrate Your Inner Eve!
* Chocolate Peppermint Martini Recipe is from Recipe Zaar.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Receive a free bottle of perfume with a £100 online purchase. For more information, click on the image or Agent Provocateur Perfume.
Up to 50% off in the French Connection Womenswear Sale! Shop now and save!
Faire Frou Frou:
You are invited to the Holiday Block Party including a group of amazing boutiques. Participating stores are Atik, Faire Frou Frou, Floann, Little Stinker, Optx Fine Eyewear, Stacy Todd, Stacy Todd at Home, Stacy Todd Denim and Veronica M.
The event takes place THIS SATURDAY (12/13/08) from 10am-6pm.
The best part is that each of our boutiques is offering 15% off our entire store (non-sale merchandise only).We will be serving drinks and goodies during the day, and will have a little something for customers to take home with them.
Please join us!
Faire Frou Frou is located at:
13017 Ventura Blvd. (west of Coldwater Cyn.)
Studio City, CA 91604
It's the Most Wonderful Sale of the Year at BareNecessities.com…
THE HOLIDAY SALE ~ 20-40% OFF
5 Days Only ~ Bras. Panties. Sleepwear and more.Hundreds of our best styles. The perfect gifts. Goodies for you.
Made your list. Checked it twice? It’s time to shop! Plus, an extra 20% OFF already-reduced Clearance Sale styles too…
Lily Ann's Lingerie:
10% off when you bring in two cans of food for the local food drive. Good through December!
Located at 350 Main Street Suite B. Pleasanton, California
For more information, click on Lily Ann's website.
20% OFF on orders over £75 at http://www.janetreger.com/ and http://www.naughtyjanet.com/.
* This special excludes gift vouchers.
No matter how you plan on indulging during the holidays, enjoy yourself and don't forget to Celebrate Your Inner Eve!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
After a bitter divorce, Elizabeth goes on a writing assignment to Italy, India and Indonesia to sort herself out and envelop herself in her senses. By loosing herself in eating, praying and loving, she rediscovers herself along the way.
How many of us have let life pass us by? Woken up and realised that we haven't taken care of ourselves? Or simply became complacent in a miserable situation instead of cherishing every moment as a gift?
This is much of what Elizabeth earnestly and painfully comes to terms about herself while traveling.
What does traveling around the world to Italy, India and Indonesia have to do with lingerie?
While in Italy, she bought the most luxurious lingerie for a small fortune. She didn't have anyone to wear it for, besides herself. But that didn't stop her. Part of experiencing life is indulging in what makes us feel good and planning for love.
The Italian lingerie brand, La Perla, is one of my favorite lines (images below). The detail, quality and comfort is hard to beat. I can easily see why Elizabeth bought herself Italian lingerie while there!
Eat, Pray, Love is a great holiday gift to women that you love in your life!
Elizabeth is one woman who started off afraid and alone, and throughout her journey learned to Celebrate Her Inner Eve!
Monday, December 8, 2008
To see what the lingerie these two rivals are wearing in the current film, look at the images below.
To get Meg Ryan's innocent look in a white button up bustier (image directly below), the Dolce & Gabbana Gardenia Satin Underwire Bustier (second image below) is 50% off at BareNecessities for $133.99.
For Eva Mendes' vixen attire (image directly below), the Betsy Johnson Intimates Rose Jacquard Merrywidow Bustier (second image below) is on sale at BareNecessities for $53.99.
For interviews with the actress from The Women, click on the video below.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Bert, from The Lingerie Post, stated, "Blind violence leaves everyone with a sense of emptiness, and we were geniunly shocked by the news that Loumia and her husband were amongst the people killed in the Mumbai terrorist attacks. Hiridjee and her husband were dining at the Oberoi Trident hotel where they were shot and killed by terrorist forces."
In the Times of India article, French lingerie mogul, hubby killed in Mumbai attacks, it states that "...Loumia Hiridjee, creator of the Princess Tam Tam brand, and her husband Mourad Amarsy, both French nationals, were found dead in Mumbai, said Roland de Farcy, president of the group. President Nicolas Sarkozy offered condolences to the families and said France would offer "its unflinching and total support to the Indian democracy in its struggle against terrorism and fanaticism."
Hiridjee, 46, born in Madagascar, founded Princess Tam Tam with her sister Sharma in 1985. Her 49-year-old husband also served as former president of the company that has 158 outlets, mostly in Europe. Indian forces were battling Islamist insurgents who launched the coordinated attacks on two luxury hotels and other targets late Wednesday, leaving more than 130 people dead. Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner earlier issued a statement confirming that two French nationals had died in the attacks. A diplomatic source separately said the couple were killed during an exchange of gunfire.
'The terrorists have attacked the world's biggest democracy. All of the world's democrats are at their side,' Kouchner said in a statement. Among the foreigners killed were nationals from Germany, Japan, Canada, Australia and the United States. Kouchner earlier said that around 20 French nationals and an Air France crew trapped at the five-star Oberoi/Trident hotel had been rescued, but that there could still be others in need of help."
For more information on Princesse Tam Tam, you can go to the PTT website or click on the videos below.
PRINCESSE TAM TAM RUNWAY VIDEO
SHOOTING CAMPAIGN OF PRINCESSE TAM TAM WITH TERRY RICHARDS VIDEO
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Although there are other push-up bras on the market, The Little Bra Company bras are designed to fit a smaller body type giving her a better fitting and more natural-looking curve...without giving up any prettiness.TLBC bras are currently sold at Figleaves.com, HerRoom.com, Faire Frou Frou, TLBC website and at fine boutiques across the United States and Canada.
Many thanks to Emily Lau, TLBC owner, who graciously donated the red Lucia Lace Bra (above left) and Panty set (above right) -- my personal favorite set in her line.
Best wishes to all the contestants! Whether you have big or small packages, it's important to Celebrate Your Inner Eve!
Monday, December 1, 2008
What style are you?
- Glamour Puss
- Classically Romantic
- Stylishly Modern
- Sexy Seductress
Scroll down to find your bed linen match up based upon your personality type.
If you're a Glamour Puss, chances are you'll love the "Tigress Stripe" by Ann Gish. Currently, the duvet coverlet is on sale. King or Queen Duvet Coverlet are both $799.90. I think the Round Sea Flower pillow ($139.90) makes the whole look!
For more information, please click on Tigress Stripe at Horchow.
"Oh Victoria!" If you're a hopeless romantic, you may never get out of this bed again. "Victoria" by Sweet Dreams comes in King and Queen. The King Duvet is $1400, and the Queen Duvet is $1350.
For more information, please click on Victoria at Horchow.
If you like modern styles, the "Amagansett" by Etro Home has updated both a classic and eclectic look. The Paisley King Duvet cover is $888 and Queen is $874. The Red Bed Spread (beneath the Paisley Duvet) is $1219.
For more information, please click on Amagensett at Neiman Marcus.
One of my all time favorites is the bedding above for you, Sexy Seductresses. The "Louis" bed linens by Ann Gish come in King and Queen. King Duvet is $650 and Queen Duvet is $600.
For more information, please click on Louis at Neiman Marcus.
GET THESE LOOKS FOR LESS
If you're looking to save a few dollars and still get the same look, here are a few tips:
- Choose a plain colored comforter with easy washing instructions. It's more versatile and you'll save money on dry cleaning
- Get the same look by embellishing with pillows in the same material
- Search websites, such as overstock.com for clearance items
- Buy 400+ thread count in a versatile color on sale or at Overstock. That will give you the feel of luxury without paying the high price
No matter what bed linens you use to enhance your boudoir, be sure it reflects your personality, respects your pocket book and helps you Celebrate Your Inner Eve!