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Dark Garden is a icon in the world of corsetry. Founded by Autumn Adamne (a.k.a.  “The Godmother of Modern Corsetry”) in 1989, Dark Garden helped to bring corsets back into modern consciousness. Previously seen as either excruciating torture devices or comically outdated underpinnings, Dark Garden helped to restore prestige and dignity to corsetry. They are one of the great corsetry houses, and their reputation is rightfully world-renowned. However, Dark Garden’s […]

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Uye Surana is the kind of brand that’s grown on me – little by little, lookbook by lookbook – until, without even noticing, I found myself eagerly awaiting every new collection. Everything they make – their entire aesthetic – feels so natural and carefree and accommodating that they’ve become a brand I recommend to people of most any size who want beautiful lingerie that will make them feel gorgeous. Now […]

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Very often, I focus on the more fashion-oriented or editorial lines on TLA. There’s not as much space devoted to practical, everyday intimates, and that’s largely a reflection of where my own thoughts are. That said, it’s always nice to feature a range which has the perfect fusion of the pretty and the practical. When Journelle first announced their in-house designed lingerie collection, I admit to being skeptical. As you […]

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At some point I’m going to get back to publishing in-depth lingerie thinkpieces about important lingerie industry news, but for now, I just can’t get over all the gorgeous lookbooks running showing up in my inbox. Karolina Laskowska is a longtime TLA fave (and also a writer for the site). After announcing the end of her lingerie line this past spring, I was worried she might never design again. To […]

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I’m…jaded. Not about breast cancer or its effects on people’s lives or the necessity of finding a cure, of course. But I am worn out when it comes to the endless stream of slick, sexified marketing campaigns focused on “saving ta-tas” and “thinking pink.” Breast cancer, at least as far these marketing campaigns go, has become the “glamorous” cancer – one which has crowded out awareness for most every other […]

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