Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year Lingerie Evening Wear

Out with the old and in with the new. Tonight marks the beginning of a historic new year. Celebrate where you've been and where you're going. In the meanwhile, be sure to enjoy the moment that you're in right now. It's a momentous time to be alive!

Why not dress up tonight in something that makes you feel utterly sexy, sassy and Celebrates Your Inner Eve?

I've compiled some of my favorite lingerie pieces that can go from a night on the town, ringing in the New Year, to the boudoir. I love the versatility of the pieces (see images) on this page. Simply pair them with a skirt or pants with a lacy camisole or black bra (for the risque look) and you have a New Year's Eve outfit that is both elegant and sexy.

The La Perla Lace Passion Collection (image left) "plays on the contrast between stiff Leavers lace and the elasticised satin. The lace, strictly black, joins the brilliance of satin, giving life to super impositions and colour contrasts with a great impact." For more information on La Perla and the lacy image, click on Lace Passion Collection.

The beautiful black kimono top and mini dress (images below) are found at Faire Frou Frou and Kiki de Montparnasse.
The Lavande SWK, by local Los Angeles designer, features the Ava Geisha Top (image above left). This item is "the latest must-have collection in luxury lounge wear! Make a dramatic entrance with the Ava Geisha Top, one of the most versatile pieces in the Lavande group." The Ava Geisha Top is on sale for $79.20 at Faire Frou Frou.

The V Minidress by Kiki de Montparnasse (image above right) is where "(s)implicity meets sensuality." Highly versatile as a dress for the boudoir, it can also be worn out. Simply wear it with a slip underneath and boots or as a top with a bra or camisole beneath (paired with a skirt, pants, or jeans). The V Minidress is $395 and can be purchased at Kiki de Montparnasse.

Lingerie is about having fun and embracing the essence of you. Here's to a wonderful New Year! As always, Celebrate Your Inner Eves, my dear Lingeristas!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Red Hot Lingerie Contest: 3 Days Left

In THREE DAYS until our Red Hot Lingerie Contest expires! The prize is the sassy red Lucia Bra above and matching panty by The Little Bra Company. For details and to enter, click on Eve's Apples Red Hot Lingerie Contest!

Deadline is January 1, 2009 at 5 p.m. (PST).

Bonne Chance, my dear Lingeristas!

The Quotable Lingerista: Famous Women

In the January 2009 issue of Glamour, there is a countdown of The 9 Best One-Liners of All Time. Here are some of our favorites from the list:
  • "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.

Leçons de Séduction No. 6

Lesson No. 6:

Friday, December 26, 2008

How to Choose Panties: A Video

For tips on "How to Choose Panties" while out shopping, click on the video below.


200TH POST ~ Celebrating Eve's Apples

We're happy to share with you, my dear Lingeristas, that this is our 200th post! Thanks for reading! We're looking forward to another 200 posts and bringing you even more exciting stories and ways to Celebrate Your Inner Eve in 2009!

All the best, Lingeristas!


~ Eve

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all my dear Lingeristas! However you choose to spend your holidays, my wish for you is that it's filled with love, joy, peace and that you're Celebrating Your Inner Eve!

Happy Holidays,


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Boutique of the Month: Bonne Nuit

Voted "Best in the Bay" (San Francisco Bay Area, that is), Bonne Nuit is a darling boutique in chic downtown Walnut Creek, California. Located on Main Street, it's down the way from Tiffany, Nordstrom and P.F. Chang. There are several reasons I can see why it was voted "Best in the Bay."

First of all, the store has an upscale but inviting vibe to it. When I visited the store, Lisa, a friendly and knowledgeable sales person, took me around, showing me the various lines Bonne Nuit carries and her favorite pieces.

Just what kind of lingerie do they carry?

They carry high quality, fashionable bras that will help you feel sassy and sexy whether its day or evening. Bra sizes range from 32A-42G. The lovely brands they have are as follows:
  • Marie Jo
  • Chantelle
  • onGossamer
  • LeMystre
  • Prima Donna
  • Simone Perele
  • Huit
  • Aubade
  • I.D. Sarrieri
  • Lise Charmel
  • Cotton Club
  • Princess Tam Tam, and more
If you're in the Walnut Creek area, I highly recommend stopping by and saying "Hi" to Lisa or one of the store owners. Chances are that you'll find a piece of lingerie that you'll love. If you need some advice or ideas, they'll gladly help you out. If you're in need of a bra fitting... you're in luck. They specialize in that too. Either way, it's one place to pass by the time languishing over beautiful lingerie and Celebrating Your Inner Eve!

1387 North Main Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Monday, December 22, 2008

Intimate Gifts: Erotic Literature

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?

Coco de Mer, our Eve's Apples October Boutique of the Month, has a unique collection of rare erotic books for sale that is sure to pique the interest and intrigue even the shyest Lingerista.

Here is what Coco de Mer has to say about their rare erotic books:

"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...."

Some of their books are below:

Price: $120.00

Courtesans Princesses Lesbians - Laurent-Tailhade, Marie Louise (1953)
"Rare edition of Courtesans Princesses Lesbians by Marie Louise Laurent-Tailhade. Translated and tarted up from the original French for the growing English and American tourist market. Paris: Editions de la Fontaine d’Or, 1953"


Tropic of Capricorn by Henry Miller (1939)
"Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1939 8vo (188 x 140mm),pp.367 (1) blank, (1) imprint, (3) blank. All Edges uncut. Internally fine. Publisher's wrappers, text and obelisk logo in black, decoration in red and white. Edges of wrappers folded and rubbed with slight chipping and several short tears to foot; occasional spots to spine, upper and lower panels slightly dusty but colours fresh and bright.Miller's candid and inimitable chronicle of his New York life and loves: first edition, first issue, in original state as first sold before the outbreak of World War Two, when the press shut down. The majority of copies from this issue were sold by Girodias after the war and had the price - 60 francs, here visible on the spine and both flaps - inked out."

Price: $1,800.00

*** To purchase the rare books, please contact Coco de Mer for details. Special shipping charges apply. ***

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:

"Deepak Chopra's Kama Sutra brings together India’s greatest living writer and ambassador of culture, Deepak Chopra, and India’s most cherished and well-known text, the Kama Sutra. For the first time, acclaimed and international bestselling author Deepak Chopra explores the universal themes of spirituality and sexuality and their role in connecting lovers emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Deepak Chopra’s loyalty to the original Kama Sutra and ability to find its sacredness makes this unique book a modern classic and a definitive version for generations to come. The book will be fully illustrated by a group of Indian artists hand selected by Chopra. The text also includes The Seven Spiritual Laws of Love, Deepak’s intensive meditation and affirmation of simple, practical applications that partners can bring to their relationship to enhance and entice their intimacy."

Price: $27.95

"This sequel to The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, the first of Anne Rice's elegantly written volumes of erotica, continues her explicit, teasing exploration of the psychology of human desire. Now Beauty, having indulged in a secret and forbidden infatuation with the rebellious Prince Tristan, is sent away from the Satyricon-like world of the Castle. Sold at auction, she will soon experience the tantalizing punishments of "the village," as her education in love, cruelty, dominance, submission, and tenderness is turned over to the brazenly handsome Captain of the Guard."

Price: $16.95

Leçons de Séduction No. 5

Lesson No. 5:

Friday, December 19, 2008

Intimate Stocking Stuffers

What to put in your Lingeristas stocking this year? If she's been naughty or nice, the following stocking stuffers are sure to put a smile on her face without breaking the bank.

This fun Honeydew bralette and rumba boyshort set are $15.99 (bralette) and $13.99 (boyshort). Both can be purchased at

Mary Greene "Kiss Me" Mask in satin and lace, is a flirty option for stocking stuffers for $16.00.

The Kama Sutra oils come in Original (blend of chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon), Strawberries & ChampagnePlump, Vanilla Creme, Raspberry Kiss, Chocolate Mint, Cherry Almond, Tangerines & Cream Tart and Tropical Mango.

For more information, click on Kama Sutra Oils.

Price: $11.99 each

The Quotable Lingerista: Mae West

There's Time to Ship Online!

If you still need to order lingerie online and wondering who will still be able to get it here in time for Christmas, we're here to help!

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.

Agent Provocateur:
Order before noon on these dates to ensure delivery in time for Christmas:
UK- Dec 20

Bare Necessities:
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

Figleaves UK:
In the UK, order by noon on Dec 19

Figleaves US:
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

La Senza:
In the UK, orders being shipped with Standard shipping must be placed by noon on Dec 19
UK Express by Dec 22

Mio Destino:
In the UK, order by Dec 22

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Lingerista Lifestyle: Cozy Chemises & Chocolate Peppermint Martinis

"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
  1. Mix cold liquor together and shake with ice
  2. Strain into a martini glass
  3. 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

Fabulous Friday Promotions

Agent Provocateur:
Receive a free bottle of perfume with a £100 online purchase. For more information, click on the image or Agent Provocateur Perfume.

French Connection:
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

tel: 818-783-4970


It's the Most Wonderful Sale of the Year at…


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…

Gigi's Closet:

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.

Janet Reger:
20% OFF on orders over £75 at and

* 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

Book Review: Eat, Pray, Love

Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, has a place of honor in my bookshelf...never too far, it always puts a smile on my face. Much like Elizabeth who overindulged in local Italian food, I devoured this book upon reading it. Like a good friend, I'll go back to it in the future.

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!

La Perla's swirling lavender bra (image below left) is from La Perla's Limited Edition Collection and the lavender lingerie set (image below right) is apart of the Song Collection.

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

Intimates in Film: The Women ~ Lingerie & Video

Inspired by the 1939 The Women film starring Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer, the remake with Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith, and a handful of other talented actresses "centers on a group of gossipy, high-society women who spend their days at the beauty salon and haunting fashion shows. The sweet, happily-wedded Mary Haines (Meg Ryan) finds her marriage in trouble when shop girl Crystal Allen (Eva Mendes) gets her hooks into Mary's man...."

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.

Leçons de Séduction No. 3

Lesson No. 3:

Friday, December 5, 2008

Tribute to Princesse Tam Tam

I was saddened to read on The Lingerie Post that Princesse Tam Tam owner Louima Hiridjee and her husband Mourad Amarsy were killed during the Mumbai terrorists attacks. Here at Eve's Apples, our hearts go out to their friends and family.

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.



Science of Sexy Contest Winner!

Congratualtions to the Eve's Apples November Winner of our Satine ~ Tesse Saloon Bra!

Please check your email to see if you're our lucky Eve's Apples Winner.

If you enjoyed this contest, check out our December Eve's Apples Contest, Red Hot Lingerie Contest, Sponsored by The Little Bra Company!

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments, my dear Lingeristas!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008



In our December Eve's Apples Lingerie Contest The Little Bra Company proves that "Good Things DO Come in Small Packages." TLBC's line offers petite women sexy lingerie that enhances cleavage.


Why is the red hot Lucia Bra and Panty set, by The Little Bra Company, a perfect way to heat up this holiday season?

To Enter: Tell us why the red hot Lucia Bra & Panty set is a perfect way to heat up this holiday season! We want to know! Leave your comment after this post. The best comment wins!

Prize: The red Lucia Lace Bra and Panty set (bra in 32A-36B and panty in small, medium, or large)

Deadline: January 1, 2009 (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.

Also, please note that this contest is for the bra and panty in both pictures.


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,, 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!


Greetings from Eve's Apples!

It's our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY today! Thanks to our dedicated readers, our dear Lingeristas, we're still here and growing strong!

To see more Eve's Apples, check out our Monday, Wednesday and Friday posts.

Visit our website at to purchase future lingerie products and accessories.

Here is to another year and all of us Celebrating Our Inner Eves!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Boudoir Basics: Part 1 ~ Bed Linens

The boudoir is such a personal and intimate reflection of who we are as women. I've created a series that will look at basics found in a boudoir that are an expression of your personality. There are countless personalities. Therefore, for the love of brevity and not writing a novel, I've boiled it down to 4 Boudoir Basic Types.

What style are you?

  1. Glamour Puss
  2. Classically Romantic
  3. Stylishly Modern
  4. 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.

These are high end, luxurious bed linens. All of them can be purchased at or


If you're looking to save a few dollars and still get the same look, here are a few tips:

  1. Choose a plain colored comforter with easy washing instructions. It's more versatile and you'll save money on dry cleaning
  2. Get the same look by embellishing with pillows in the same material
  3. Search websites, such as for clearance items
  4. 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!

Leçons de Séduction No. 2

Lesson No. 2


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