Friday, October 31, 2008

Virtues of Dressing Up


Most of us remember how fun it was growing up and either dressing up in our Mother's clothes or for Halloween. It was a perfect escape, unleashing our fantasies through clothing and imagination. Dressing up with your lover or mate can add an exciting element to your intimate encounters. Since it's Halloween, dressing up is a fun way to put a little sexy into an old childhood favorite.

Here are the Virtues of Dressing Up:
  1. It brings out a secret or hidden side of your personality

  2. Adds fun and excitement to trysts

  3. Lets you pretend that you're someone else for the evening

  4. The perfect alibi..."Catwoman made me do it!"

  5. Adds playful aspect to life, bringing a youthful approach to it

  6. Act out your fantasies

  7. "Wonder Woman made me do it!"

  8. Intimate clothes transform a person's feelings and view of herself

  9. It can be a confidence booster

  10. "Zena Warrior Princess made me do it!"

What is the perfect panty to wear with the Catwoman suit on this post?

Commando panties in either briefs, boyshorts, or thongs. It's up to you, but either way it'll look and feel as if you're going commando.

Image on this page (above middle) is from the 1992 Batman Returns with Michelle Pfeiffer playing Selina Kyle (aka: Catwoman).

Fabulous Friday Promotions

It's that time again to celebrate gorgeous lingerie at unbelievable prices! For more information on the sales, click on the images below.


Featuring Mr. Sandman Babe Camisole (below) $359 (originally $715) and thong $80 (originally 159). More gorgeous lingerie at the 50% off sale on their website.

To see additional promotions from earlier Eve's Apples' posts (that may still be valid), click on Eve's Fabulous Friday Promotions October 7 and 14.

Have a wonderful weekend and go Celebrate Your Inner Eves, my dear Lingeristas!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tantalizing Trivia ~ The First Breast Implants

In the 1940s, during World War II, breast implants started in Japan's underground. Japanese prostitutes found that American GIs loved large breasted women and would pay more for an endowed woman. Since the majority of Japanese women are not naturally large breasted, many prostitutes had their doctors inject fluid into their breasts. The first fluids tried were saline and goat's milk. Unsuccessful, saline and milk quickly leaked into the body.

What were the other two fluids that were injected into women's breasts, leading the way for the modern day breast implant?

Were they...
  • Paraffin Wax

  • Vaseline

  • Gelatin

  • Silicone

Scroll below for the answer.

Information for our Tantalizing Trivia is from Sexy Origins & Intimate Things by Charles Panati. I picked this book up from Coco de Mer's large selection of books on erotica. For more on Coco de Mer, click on Eve's October Boutique of the Month.

Images on this page are from the film, Memoirs of a Geisha. Geisha and prostitutes were seen in a very different light in Japan.


You are correct if you answered Paraffin Wax and Silicone.

Wax and silicone had mixed results. There were painful and lumpy results with the wax. However, most lasting effects were achieved with silicone. Panati says in his book that, "Determined to have 'American tits,' the girls allowed their doctors to inject Dow Corning's hottest new product, 'insert' liquid silicone, directly into their breasts. Silicone, however, had U.S. military applications, as an insulator, lubricant, and sealant, so the precious chemical was available only on the black market.

Silicone injections worked. The girls' breasts were immediately larger, still soft and pliant, and the fluid did not seem to leak away from the breast tissue into the body (like with saline and milk). By the mid-1940s industrial-grade silicone had become the hottest black-market item in Japan. Large drums of the chemical were mysteriously disappearing from U.S. military bases. The girls' profits were up, GIs were happy. Word got back to U.S. plastic surgeons that silicone was being used in Japan for cosmetic enhancement. Some American surgeons, most notably in Hollywood, began offering silicone injections to film stars and moneyed socialites."

Thus began the hot trend and controversy surrounding breast augmentation.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Boutique of the Month: Coco de Mer

How many times have you tentatively walked into a luxurious boutique where friendly staff put you at ease and shared with you the fun, forbidden products available?

It doesn't happen often, does it?...but it does at Coco de Mer!

Coco de Mer is an erotic, sensuous boutique that excels in unique products, store details, and customer service.

No matter how exquisite the lingerie and products are at Coco de Mer, their exceptional attention to product selection, merchandising, world awareness, and store details make visitors feel at home. There's the peeking room (to view what your lover is trying on), to fair trade products such as blindfolds made by Burmese Monks that say "The only real Freedom is Freedom from Fear," to luxurious lingerie, to an extensive line of erotic books and more. It's clear that a lot of detail and thought went into the look, feel, and experience in the store.

Customer Service: We were greeted by two fabulous staff members. Dawn enthusiastically shared with us many of her favorite store details and products, and Noey, a harness affectionado, enlightened us about the versatility of harnesses as play wear and fashion. What makes this store exceptional is that the staff clearly loves being there and sharing the store with you. Their excitement is infectious, and it made me want to buy the whole store.

Philosophy: "...The coco de mer palm grows slowly, until its branches release once more its beautiful seed. Like our inspiration, we will grow patiently and strong, providing on the way tactile, sensuous and precious products that are made by the finest craftsmen.

We have very strong and clear ethics at Coco de Mer. All our products are made with the consideration of environmental and human rights. We invest in the talents of local artisans. When we seek a skill abroad we work with small Fair Trade projects or cottage industries.

Ultimately, we hope that our products bring you joy, inspiration and a recharge of sexual energy that translates in the infinite enjoyment of one of life's great gifts.

We, at Coco de Mer, are unashamedly about sex. Celebrate the beauty from which we all come!"

Brands: Aloe, Afterwear, Lascivious, Fifi Chachnil, Damaris, La Perla, Letters of Marque, and several other lines.

Afterwear Iman Bra & Panty (above) are $251 (bra) and $215 (panty). Lingerie carried at Coco de Mer ranges in price from just below $100 to hundreds of dollars.

Highlights: Coco de Mer offers salons every few months. Recently, the Los Angeles store had "Using the 5 Senses" and "The Art of Lap dance." If this interests you, check with the boutiques in January when they'll be showcasing new salons.

Products: Lingerie, books, pleasure instruments, accessories, jewelry, home accents, art, apothecary and more.

Coco de Mer is certainly one store that enjoys Celebrating its Inner Eve, and loves helping clients celebrate theirs too!

If you're in Los Angeles or London, I highly recommend visiting one of their stores. I'll be going back soon!

Coco de Mer
Los Angeles ~ Melrose
8618 Melrose Avenue * Los Angeles, CA 90069
Telephone: 310 652 0311
Opening Times: Sun - Mon 12 - 7pm

London ~ Covent Garden
23 Monmouth Steet * Covent Garden, London WC2H 9DD
Telephone +44 (0 )207 836 8882
Opening Times: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri,
Sat: 11 - 7pm
Thurs: 11 - 8pm Sun: 12 - 6pm

Friday, October 24, 2008

Feel Your Boobies!

Last week was the 2nd Annual National Feel Your Boobies® Week (October 10 -17). We found out about this cause worthy event, highlighting breast cancer prevention and detection, from our friends at the Cotton Sisters.

Founded by Leigh Hurst, Feel Your Boobies® started as a "fun t-shirt with a cute slogan." But it's more than that. It's a "call to action for women young and not-so-young to get in touch with their body and know what’s normal for them."

How did Feel Your Boobies start? It was a personal experience that triggered Leigh's plight.


"I was diagnosed with breast cancer on April 7, 2004. I was 33, I ran marathons, ate well, and thankfully I felt my boobies! I wouldn’t necessarily say I did “self-breast exams” as they are traditionally defined, but I did feel my boobies during the course of my daily routine and because I did, I knew when something was different...

...My case is nearly 95% treatable because of the early detection. I'm very lucky and Feel Your Boobies is now my full-time endeavor and passion that allows me to tell my story to young women to spread the word about the importance of feeling your boobies and breast awareness, especially among the younger population where traditional breast cancer messages are often not targeted."

For the whole article, click on Leigh's Story.
Images are of Leigh when she received treatment (top right) and her today (bottom right).

Spread the word, early breast cancer detection can lead survival. Celebrate Your Inner Eve for years to come by touching your boobies!

Fabulous Friday ~ Priceless Panty Promotions

To help you Celebrate Your Inner Eve, the affordable way, I've compiled a few promotions below. They highlight a Lingerista's Lifestyle, including lingerie, cashmere, and flowers.


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Pure Collection Ltd. Autumn / Winter 2008 generic

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Keira Knightley & Corsets

In her latest movie, The Duchess, Keira Knightly stars as the 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire and looks spectacular in the ornate costumes. To find out what she thinks of the corsets she's wearing, click on the video below.


To see more of Keira in the striking costumes, click on The Duchess Movie Trailer below.


Lingerista Lifestyle: Beguiling Lingerie & Martinis

With fall being the season of dressing up and festivities, I wanted to bring you some fun lingerie and inspiring martinis to get you in the holiday spirit. Spolyt's orange silk Embrace Cuffs ($75) is a playful lingerie accessory to wear while your sipping your Pumpkin Pie Martinis. It's been said that even the most outlandish holiday parties won't be able to compete with this martini recipe...Try it out and you be the judge.


  • 4 oz of Smirnoff vodka

  • 1 oz Stolichnaya Vanilla vodka

  • Cocktail Candy Vanilla Shake cocktail sugar

  • Pumpkin spice

Pour all of the liquid ingredients into a shaker 1/4 full of cracked ice and shake. Allow shaker to rest while rimming two iced martini glasses with Vanilla Cocktail Candy Rim Sugar. Strain martini into glasses. Garnish with a shake of pumpkin pie spice.

This recipe is from and gets rave reviews!

Spolyt's Beguile cuffs and matching lingerie can be purchased on their website at

Whatever your plans this holiday season, be sure to enjoy yourself and Celebrate Your Inner Eve!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Spoylt Collection & Frou Frou Video

As you know, my dear Lingeristas, j'adore Faire Frou Frou, the lingerie boutique in Studio City, California. What you may not know is that I'm also a supporter of Spoylt lingerie. Recently, we were saddened to find out that Spoylt filed for bankruptcy. Today, I was over the moon to get an e-mail from Spoylt saying that they're putting out a new line and it can be purchased online.

There are several new styles in Spoylt's new Collection, including Beguile, Captivate, Charm, Embrace and Entice. The image (above) is apart of the Embrace style. The Embrace Triangle Bra is $120, Embrace Hipster is $80 and Embrace Thong is $70.

If you have a penchant for Classic Spoylt, featuring Envy, Seduction, Flirtation, Greta and more, you can still purchase them by clicking on Classic Spoylt. To view some of the lingerie that made Spolyt famous, click on the Access video below.


Friday, October 17, 2008

Lingerie Flip Book: Create Your Own

Have you always loved flipping through look books that lingerie brands come out with each season? Look no further. You can now create your own!

Flip - Zone, a fun website that I recently discovered, will show you how. This interactive website features the latest fashion and lingerie and enables you to create your own flip book. You also have the option to send images to friends.

Images on this page are from the Maison Close lingerie flip book. Maison Close is sold throughout the world. To see a list of stores that carry the line, click on Maison Close Stockists.

Flip - Zone is a whole new way to interact with images and play with intimates. Have fun!

Fabulous Friday ~ Priceless Panty Promotions (Chico's)

Soma is featuring a special on the Vanishing Edge Panties. To receive the deal, click on The one and only Vanishing Edge Panties are 6 for $48 at Offer valid 9.20.08 to 11.16.08

$15 off $100 468x60

Bare Necessities  Cosabella Ceylon Collection

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Macy's Fit Video Series ~ Part 2

Some of you may have seen our Eve's Apples September post called Macy's Fit Video Series. In it, I posted a few videos providing great tips on fitting a bra properly. Who wants to be obsessed with adjusting pesky bra straps all day? Not me!

Today, we're focusing on bra straps that keep falling off of your shoulders. To see what tips Kymmarie Russo, Intimate Apparel Fit Manager at Macy's, has about your bra straps, click on the video below.


Not to worry if you didn't read our previous post, you can click on the post by going to Eve's Apples ~ Macy's Fit Video Series or clicking on the Macy's link in the side bar -- it'll directly take you to all their videos. In the meantime, I'll continue bringing you more of the videos over the next couple of months.

You can also visit a couple of my personal experiences with bra fittings at Rigby & Peller! Oooh la la! If you are ever in London, I highly recommend a visit! Click on Breast Shape Affects Bra Size to read more about Rigby & Peller's stellar bra fittings.

When it comes down to it, bra straps that stay in place are essential to a good fit and a great way to Celebrate Your Inner Eve all day.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Calvin Klein Runway Video

If the cold chill of fall has started making you feel frosty, here's a Calvin Klein Runway video to warm you up!


Quiz: What is Your Lingerie Personality?

Along with Knicker's Blog having a fab new look, they also have a fun quiz that tells you your Lingerie Personality. In the quiz, you're asked ten questions about your lingerie preferences and style. At the end of it, Knickers will calculate your lingerie personality...

...a virgin, vixen, or a veritable tease vacillating between both extremes.
To play, click on Knicker's Lingerie Personality Quiz!

Have fun, my darling Lingeristas!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Icing on the Cake: Intimate Accessories ~ Part 10: Imagine Pink & a Cure

Fabulous Gifts that Give Back!

Intimate Accessories can come in many shapes, sizes, and forms. Like every woman, accessories are unique and speak to the individual. With this being Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the holidays already upon us, here are some eye catching gifts where you know that the proceeds will go to a good cause -- finding a cure for breast cancer.

Fun, fashionable accessories don't have to only be gifts for friends and family either. I love to Celebrate My Inner Eve by splurging on a gift for myself. It's even better when I know that my money is helping find a cure for breast cancer and raise awareness -- it's my instant justification on any purchase.

Since Eve's Apples Lingerie Blog is highlighting Breast Cancer Awareness this month, last week we started with Oprah's Inverview with Christina Applegate. Stay tuned, we'll be bringing you more uplifting and informational posts throughout the month.

Images on this page are as follows:

All products in this post can be found at the Promise Shop at the Susan G. Komen website. I wish all of you a healthy and happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Eve's Apples Boutique Panty Contest

Do you know a tres chic boutique filled with luxurious lingerie that gives clients the royal treatment every visit?

Is there a place that has incredible bra fittings that the locals covet?

Do you have a favorite lingerie boutique that makes you feel special every time you visit the store?

We Want to Know!

If you do, tell us the name of your favorite lingerie boutique. If we use your suggestion, then we'll send you a FREE PAIR OF PANTIES, COMPLIMENTS OF EVE'S APPLES!

To Enter: Send us an e-mail ( and tell us what you love most about the store. What makes it stand out? Please also include the following information...
  • Name of the Boutique
  • Website Address of the Boutique
  • Your Name
  • Your E-Mail Address
  • Your Panty Size
  • Your Address

Deadline: Ongoing

In the case of multiple submissions, we'll honor the first e-mail notification about the boutique. Tell us about your absolutely fabulous boutique and win a free pair of panties! Best wishes, my dear Lingeristas.

Please Note: Panties selection is chosen by Eve's Apples and rotates based upon what is in stock. Once you have sent us your size and received the panty (in that size) from us, we are unable to return the panties.

Dita von Tesse ~ Interview at London's Covent Garden

As you know, Dita von Tesse recently launched a gorgeous new line of lingerie with Wonderbra called The Science of Sexy. What you may not know is that Dita has had a long history with lingerie, well before she was enticing people in her burlesque show. She was a bra fitter from the ages of 15 - 22, which may explain why the Saloon bra band fits me better than any other. Inspired by "50s shaping and combined with 40s detailing," this line is a modern twist to a classic look. And, of course, it has Dita's stamp of approval -- "SEXY!"

Full of interesting surprises, in the video below, Dita says that the Saloon bra has the classic 1950s top wire. This fun detail is one of the reasons the Saloon bra is her favorite in the line (image on left). See our Eve's Apples post, Bra Review & Video: Saloon Bra ~ Dita von Tesse.

For more tidbits on the new line, click on the video interview below by ITN Entertainment and Dita in London's Covent Garden.

From a bra fitter at the ages of 15 - 22, to a longtime aficionado of vintage lingerie, Queen of Burlesque, and now a lingerie designer, Dita is a great example of a woman who Celebrates Her Inner Eve by following her passion. In doing so, she allows the rest of us to celebrate ours! Thanks, Dita!

Stay with Eve's Apples if you like The Science of Sexy! In November, we'll be giving away Dita's Favorite Saloon Bra in our monthly contest!


Monday, October 6, 2008

Haute Halloween Lingerie & Literature Contest

Inspired by Agent Provocateur's Season of the Witch Lingerie Collection and the phenomenal success of Wicked (the touring Broadway musical), we're bringing our Eve's Apples' readers our Haute Halloween Lingerie & Literature Contest.


Tell us why you're green with envy to get your hands on a SIGNED COPY OF "THE SKYE IN JUNE" BOOK and a sheer, green BIKINI PANTY BY DONNA L'OREN--sure to turn Glinda the Good Witch green with envy.

The best comment will win!

Prizes: A signed copy of "The Skye in June" book and a sheer green bikini panty by Donna L'Oren (size Medium only).

To Enter: Leave a comment after this post about why you're green with envy to have this book and pair of panties. Here's a hint...I tend to choose people who write creative, emotionally evocative and/or humorous comments.

Deadline: November 1, 2008 (5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time)

Important: Please be sure that we can either link back to you or that you send Eve's Apples your e-mail address (we don't sell it or pass it along). We notify the winner directly.

* Please do not leave your e-mail address in your post--other people may visit the site and put you on their spam list.

Please Note: The green sheer bikini panty by Donna L'Oren only comes in size Medium.

For those of you who haven't heard about "The Skye in June", June Ahern wrote this humorous, emotional, inspiring novel loosely based upon her life. In her words, "When the rollicking Scottish MacDonald family emigrates to San Francisco, California, young June has visions. They haunt Cathy, revealing her secret past in the Scottish Highlands. June’s religiously rigid and abusive father will not tolerate the visions. This doesn’t stop his feisty redheaded daughter from her interest and curiosity in psychic phenomena and witchcraft."

Jim Toland, author of "Fire and Fog" comments about "The Skye in June" by saying, "
Not since author Amy Tan's early writings has a woman's voice so strongly resonated from one of San Francisco's most famous neighborhoods. Author June Ahern's powerful coming of age tale, 'The Skye in June', is the evolution of a young psychic and her passage through a unique time and place-–a must read for anyone interested in the drama and complexities of what it might be like growing up psychic."

For more information on Ahern or her book, click on The Skye in June.

Celebrate Your Inner Eve by making it a Haute Halloween this October when one lucky reader will win a pair of Donna L'Oren panties and "The Skye in June"! Best wishes on entering!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

BareNecessities ~ SiteWide Sale is currently having a Sitewide Sale that offers 20% off (or more) on countless brands PLUS takes an ADDITIONAL 20% off already marked down CLEARANCE items. That means you can Celebrate Your Inner Eve without breaking the bank.

A special for Eve's Apples readers, is offering FREE SHIPPING on purchases of $75 or more!

The sale ends Monday, October 6th. To take advantage of this offer, click on Free Shipping for Eve!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness Month ~ Highlighting: Christina Applegate & Oprah

It's Breast Cancer Awareness month! That means I'll be bringing inspirational stories and tips to you about taking care of and cherishing your girls.

To start off our Eve's Apples series supporting women's awareness, Christina Applegate was recently on Oprah talking about her decision to have a bilateral mastectomy. During the emotional, inspiring, and candid interview, Christina says, "It came on really fast. It was one of those things that I woke up and it felt so right," she says. "It just seemed like, 'I don't want to have to deal with this again. I don't want to keep putting that stuff in my body. I just want to be done with this.' … I was just going to let them go."

Of the points made during the show, these are the important ones to take with you:
  • 70% of women who get breast cancer haven't had a previous case in their families
  • Women with dense breast tissue may need go beyond a mammogram and get an ultrasound or MRI to scan breast tissue
  • See if you have the breast cancer gene in your family. If you do, studies say that 86% of women with the breast cancer gene have a chance of developing breast cancer
  • Demand that insurance companies cover preventative measures, such as screening for the breast cancer gene and MRIs or ultrasounds on densely breasted women
  • Most of all, make sure that you do your own self assessment

What has Christina taken away from this experience?

"I have taken a very progressive stance in the rest of my life," Christina says. "For that, I'm really grateful."

For the complete article, click on Christina Applegate Interview on Oprah.

Celebrating Your Inner Eve also means taking care of yourself. As women, we have to learn to become our best advocates and champions for our health! If we do it now, then our we, along with our daughters and granddaughters, will have a brighter future!


Check your e-mails to see if you're the Priceless Panties Contest Winner!

The September Contest, sponsored by HerRoom, has ended. It was difficult to chose only one winner with all of the personable comments that were left. If only I had an endless supply of panties to hand out to each of you....

Don't fret if you didn't win. Keep checking back because I'll be posting a new October Contest shortly!

In the meantime, thanks for participating and Celebrate Your Inner Eve!

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