Monday, August 31, 2009

Lingerista Lifestyle: End of Summer Martini & A Field of Lingerie


What is old is new again!

It's the end of summer, but who says that you can't hang onto it a little longer?

Try this refreshing Blood Orange Martini by Martha Stewart and put on a pair of your favorite lingerie from season's past.


One of my all time favorite lingerie images from a past Princesse Tam Tam campaign is the gorgeous coral lingerie in a field of matching poppies (image above). The image screams Spring, Summer and new beginnings to me.

So before you give into the changing of the season, do yourself a favor, put on some inspirational lingerie, make this delicious Blood Orange Martini and revel in the last days of summer!



Blood Orange Martini Recipe

Ingredients

Makes 2

1/2 cup citrus-flavored vodka
1/4 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice (about 1 orange)
2 tablespoons Simple Syrup
Dried blood orange segments, for garnish

Directions

In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, juice, and simple syrup with ice; shake well. Strain into 2 martini glasses, and garnish with orange segments.

Enjoy, my dear Lingeristas!


Leçons de Séduction No. 41



Saturday, August 29, 2009

Intimate Inspirations: Designer Interviews ~ Part 1


Eve interviews Emily Lau, Owner and Designer of The Little Bra Company, about the inspirations behind her vava-voom enhancing bras for small busted women.


"Southern California native Emily Lau has combined her love of lingerie and need for cleavage to create THE LITTLE BRA COMPANY—a brand that celebrates the fact that good things do come in small packages. Years of shopping in department stores and sexy lingerie catalogs left Emily supremely frustrated, as she discovered that the bras that fit well looked like training bras and the sexy styles never fit quite right. She was not alone. Many of her petite girlfriends shared her lament and longed for a little help to fill out the latest fashions. Emily’s desire to make the most of her assets (without silicon or saline) prompted her to make the perfect little bra…with a BIG push."

Click on the video below to see the interview with Eve and Emily.






For BEFORE AND AFTER images in The Little Bra Company bras, see the images below.


Emily is one woman who definitely knows how to Celebrate Her Inner Eve and is helping all of us Celebrate ours too!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Boudoir Basics: Part 3 ~ Essential Oils

You have your sexy, little lingerie or your cozy, comfortable go-to jammies on. You have taken the time to create a serene, seductive, or soothing boudoir through lighting, furniture, and accessories. What makes your boudoir complete? Two words.

Essential Oils.


You know how the color of your lingerie can affect your mood, why not take it a step further with aromatherapy?


(Eberjey Delirious Bra in pink brings about a flirty, girlie mood {image two above} while the white Eberjey Retro Bralette invokes a sweet, romantic innocence when putting it on {imgae directly above})

Whether you are a Glamour Puss, Classically Romantic, Stylishly Modern, Au Natural, or a Sexy Seductress, also burning essential oils on your lap ring or behind your knee can have a sizzling effect.

What is the best essential oil for your personality type? Look below to find out.

GLAMOUR PUSS
Ylang Ylang: A floral blend that brings a flirty, feminine, lovely feeling.


CLASSICALLY ROMANTIC
Vanilla: A classic, fresh, light scent that brings about a lively, youthful vibe (image above).

STYLISHLY MODERN
Eucalyptus: A strong scent that cleanses the area you're in. Creates a fresh, crisp, clean feeling and discards of negative emotions.


SEXY SEDUCTRESS
Jasmine: The ultimate floral scent that invokes romance, love and being free.

AU NATURAL
Sandalwood: A woody scent that grounds the soul and creates a feeling of being centered.


If you don't find yourself listed in the above categories, below are a few basic essential oils that will help you achieve the desired mood through aromatherapy.

  • Lavender: Good for rest and relaxation (image above)
  • Ylang Ylang: A sweet scent that is good for relaxation and romance
  • Patchouli: A musky scent that stokes the passion
  • Vanilla: A light, sweet scent that invokes innocence
Essential oils and lamp rings can be purchased at your local health food store or online. The oils cost between $5 to $20, depending on the oil and its quality. It is an easy and inexpensive way to boost your mood and enhance your boudoir.

Lingerie images on this page are of Eberjey lingerie. Check back with Eve's Apples if you're interested in seeing more Eberjey. We'll be featuring the Eberjey line this fall.

Until then, be sure to Celebrate Your Inner Eve, my dear, Lingeristas!

Vintage Lingerie Ads: Part 13


1950s MAIDENFORM BRAS

"I dreamed I went to blazes in my maidenform bra."

Monday, August 24, 2009

Lingerie Metamorphosis: Butterflies by Claire Pettibone

One of my favorite people in the lingerie industry is Ellen Lewis. Ellen, an intimate apparel guru for over 20 years, recently started her own blog called Lingerie Briefs. A romantic at heart, Ellen believes that "lingerie is the poetry in a woman's wardrobe."

While at Curvexpo in NY, I had the pleasure of running into Ellen and discovering a new favorite line called the "Butterflies Collection" by Claire Pettibone. The following is what Ellen had to say about the Butterflies Collection on her blog:



"It’s been raining all summer in the Northeast. So when the sun broke through last week for two consecutive days, it was a pleasure to actually sit outside on my porch and witness a butterfly floating through the milkweeds. The rainy weather has kept us cocooned since spring. It’s hard to believe that it’s the middle of August and these colorful gems, often regarded as flying flowers, have already begun their migration south. I am hopeful that their presence is a sign of change. After all, it has been said that 'if nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.' This then, is an apt name for the new Butterflies Collection by Claire Pettibone. Claire has managed to enrich the fundamental elements of a lingerie wardrobe with a fresh and vivid new vision. Mesh and lace panties, camisoles and chemises are powered by a colorful garden of placement prints. There is the unique impression of body art. Function and femininity morph together to create a fairytale quality in timeless basics."



Ellen sums up perfectly this extraordinary, lovely, and feminine line. For more on Ellen and her fabulous blog, click on Lingerie Briefs. You can also follow Lingerie Briefs on Twitter.

For more information on the Butterflies Collection, keep checking back with Eve's Apples. We'll be bringing you the latest on the line. Until then, my dear Lingeristas, enjoy the magic of summer and keep "Celebrating Your Inner Eves!"

Leçons de Séduction No. 40



Friday, August 21, 2009

Anna Exposed: Luxurious Lingerie

My first training bra was given to me by a friend in first grade. She was surprised I didn't have one. Coming from an old school Russian home, my mom just didn't think I needed one yet because she didn't get her first one until her early teens.

Through the years my underwear drawer expanded. I had the Monday through Sunday panties, which were never quite worn the right day of the week. My first thong was introduced to me by my sister, which I wore with reluctance until I grew to love them more than regular panties.

Even as I got older, underwear was always just an afterthought for me, something practical and necessary. Nudes and black, with the occasional striped Hanes panty thrown in. My friends felt it necessary to give me cute lacy underwear as gifts in order to save my pitiful underwear drawer.

(Anna, above left, and Eve, above right, at La Mode de France Fashion Show in NY)

When Eve invited me to go as her assistant to CURVE NY, the lingerie fashion EXPO in New York City, I said "yes", not really knowing what to expect. There entered a whole new world of lace, silk and beautiful garments that I didn't imagine before. Soft ivory colors, pinks, and lavenders, mixed with spunkier oranges and reds. Styles could be found for anyone: romantic, funky, casual, and Gothic. They had beautiful things for large breasted women and small breasted women, casual underwear and super sexy lingerie.

At the end of the second day and a fantastic French fashion show, I realized that a women's underwear isn't just for practical reasons, or for special occasions, it's a celebration of what a woman is; beautiful from the inside all the way out.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Vintage Lingerie Ads: Part 12


1950s MAIDENFORM BRAS

"I dreamed I went on a tiger hunt in my maidenform bra."


Friday, August 14, 2009

More Curve Expo Photos...



Photos were taken from the Curvexpo Facebook page, highlighting the intimate apparel event this August. To find out more about the lingerie event, click on Curvexpo Facebook. You can also follow us on twitter to find out how Eve faired at the event.




Keep following Eve's Apples if you want to find out more about the exciting lingerie lines found at Curve. Eve will be featuring special brands in the upcoming months that will detail how you can look and feel your best with specific bras and brands.

Until then, enjoy life, my dear lingeristas, and don't forget to "Celebrate Your Inner Eve!"

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

La Mode de France Fashion Show ~ Spring & Summer 2010


Recently, Eve was in NY and visited the La Mode de France Fashion Show, highlighting the new intimate apparel from Spring and Summer for 2010. Some of the lingerie featured is Huit, Chantelle, Simone Perele, Lejaby, Elixir, Rosy and many other brands.

To see highlights from the fashion show, click on the Eve's Apples TV video below.

LA MODE DE FRANCE FASHION SHOW

Vintage Lingerie Ads: Part 11

1950s MAIDENFORM BRAS

"I dreamed I was a classic beauty in my maidenform bra."

Monday, August 10, 2009

Heidi Klum talks Guitar Hero with Ellen!

One of my favorite commercials of the past year is the add for the Guitar Hero video game featuring the lovely Heidi Klum dancing around with a guitar in her lacy black bra and matching panties.



Shortly after the add aired, Heidi appeared on the
Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss the finer points of her hilarious appearance in the commercial, including the headache she suffered from headbanging as well as her scrapped up knees from sliding across the floor.

Heidi mentions that there were two versions of the commercial, filmed by director
Brett Ratner. Heidi looks like she is having a blast!

To watch the interview with Ellen and the two commercials, click on the video below!



Leçons de Séduction No. 38




Friday, August 7, 2009

Banned Lingerie Commercial: Schiesser Nurse

Schiesser underwear, out of the Netherlands, is a leading manufacture of modern, fashionable and distinct underwear collections for ladies, men and children, but they are perhaps best known for their banned Belgian "Nurses Lingerie" add.



That, my dear Lingeristas, is some sexy CPR!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

CURVE Expo NY 2009 Video

Eve goes to NY Fashion Week!

Click on the video below to see Eve with Lydia Ajmo, founder of Blush, Jim West of Chantelle, Vanessa Binot and Cherice of Huit, Anna Popkov of Eve's Apples, Cynthia Smith of donna loren, Lacey Kymmell of Dereon and, our dear, Emily Lau of The Little Bra Company.

video

Celebrate Your Inner Eves, my dear Lingeristas. A bientot!

Vintage Lingerie Ads: Part 10

1950s MAIDENFORM BRAS

"I dreamed I was a toreador in my maidenform bra."

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Quotable Lingerista ~ Stella McCartney



"I have always wanted to do lingerie. I’ve been inspired by lingerie since a very early age, I was obsessed with beautiful French slips, lace inlays and handwork. When I think about lingerie I tend to think of really handmade precious pieces so I’ve always wanted to do it and I guess the intimacy that a woman has with her lingerie is quite inspiring, it means quite a lot, it’s a very personal purchase that to me is quite intriguing."





Leçons de Séduction No. 37


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Eve Twittering from CurveNY

Follow Eve today, tomorrow, and Tuesday while she twitters from the Curve Expo in NY, featuring the latest lingerie. To follow, click on Eve's Lingerie on Twitter.




LinkWithin

Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin