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Letter from Paris Holiday 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

Above: Chantal Thomass Window Display. “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Anais Nin. by Kathryn Kemp-Griffin TLJ’s Associate Editor for France Kathryn is the co-founder of Pink Bra Bazaar, a charity dedicated to breast health education and supporting women with breast cancer. She is also founder of  Paris Lingerie Tours and offers exclusive lingerie tours as an unusual alternative to the regular tourist attractions. Contact Kathryn at: kathryn@thelingeriejournal.com Trust the French... Read More

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Preparing for Photoshoots

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Above: Legendary stylist Freddie Leiba with model Erika Pattison. “I think one of the best ways to communicate is by putting together a moodboard and showing the collection in advance.” – Joseph Chen. Tradeshows in Paris and New York are only months away and designers around the world are scrambling to get their collections ready for buyers. Part of this preparation is updating their lookbooks and scheduling photoshoots around the holiday and New Year season. Fashion Photographer Joseph Chen sits down with us to share some insights,... Read More

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ILS 2015 Preview

Monday, December 15, 2014

Above: Espiral at the ILS Show. “We will have all of the majors back along with over a dozen new lines to help spice up inventories.” – Jeff Yunis, ILS. As we wind down the holidays, retailers and brands start looking towards the beginning of 2015 and all the trade shows they’ll be attending. This month, we want to give our readers a little insight into what the International Lingerie Show (ILS) is planning for 2015 with our interview with the show’s director, Jeff Yunis. The next show is slated for March 30th –... Read More

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Shoot Me Sexy NYC

Friday, December 12, 2014

Above: Shoot Me Sexy NYC model wears Agent Provocateur. “Photo shoots with Shoot Me Sexy NYC empowers women to let their inner and outer beauty shine.” – Nomi Ellenson, Shoot Me Sexy NYC. Shoot Me Sexy NYC is a full-service boudoir company that specializes in classic and fashion-forward boudoir headed by photographer Nomi Ellenson and make up artist Danielle Greenstein. The creative duo established Shoot Me Sexy NYC with the mission of empowering women to let their inner and outer beauty shine. Their portfolio of work is amazing and showcases... Read More

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Lingerie Fashion Night 2nd Edition

Friday, December 12, 2014

Above: Lou Paris. Brands interested in joining this year’s runway show, contact exhibitor@curvexpo.com “CurveNY’s runway show — Lingerie Fashion Night — is back February 23, 2015 for a second edition.” One of the most exciting events of 2015 for lingerie brands, buyers and press is on the horizon — CURVE! As always, the trade show promises to showcase the latest creations by brands from around the world all under one roof. In New York, the excitement of what’s new is building thanks to the announcement that CurveNY’s... Read More

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Ways to Increase Online Sales

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Purchasing online seems convenient for both the supplier and the purchaser. So what is it that hinders consumers from purchasing online all the time? Here are a few things to consider to make your online store more appealing. Eliminate Exorbitant Shipping Costs Depending on the size of the order and destination, shipping costs can be through the roof. On occasion, the cost of shipping outweighs the purchase price, particularly if the customer only orders a few steeply discounted products. Unless you have a brick and mortar location where the consumer... Read More

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INTERFILIERE Hong Kong 2015

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

“In 2015, INTERFILIERE Hong Kong will continue to develop and focus on Innovation, Sustainability and Performance through various projects and events.” Above: video from a previous edition of INTERFILIERE Hong Kong. Read TLJ’s recap of their last show HERE. After welcoming 170 exhibitors and 3,200 visitors in 2014, INTERFILIERE HONG KONG will be back from March 18 – 19, 2015 to once again demonstrate its leading position within the intimate apparel industry. By taking place at the heart of Asia with more than 70% of the visitors... Read More

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Curvy Couture Holiday Lingerie Guide

Monday, December 8, 2014

Above: Curvy Couture’s Pearl Lotus Embroidery Unlined Underwire: for the romantic at heart, giving you full coverage and an elegant and sophisticated look. “In focus this month, are Curvy Couture styles designed to complete a feminine foundation for every look.” From must-have seasonal styles to bras that compliment any festive dress, Curvy Couture is offering a variety of Holiday styles this December for lingerie fanatics everywhere. In focus this month, are Curvy Couture bra styles designed to “complete a feminine foundation... Read More

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Trends

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SoffiaB Luxury Robes and Gowns

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Above: SoffiaB Ming Fling Silk robe featuring a ruby red base background pattern, accented with deep blue velvet. “At SoffiaB we believe the day should begin gently and end with ease, our robes prompt the wearer to take a breath, whilst at the same time making them feel fabulous.” On these cold, blustery winter days most of us want to take a day off and luxuriate with some tea and warmth. But, if a nice cup isn’t at hand, looking at images from SoffiaB’s Daphne... Read More

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Julie France Expands Plus Size Options

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“What sets Julie France apart from other plus size body shapers is that their garments are designed to naturally enhance, not hide or squeeze, the figure.” The plus size market continues to grow as more and more designers, retailers, and consumers are seeking out plus size apparel. Julie France Body Shapers understands the need for plus size options and in 2015 will expand their already vast selection of plus size shapewear to include seven more popular styles. Above:... Read More

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Marion May AW14/15

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Above: Marion May AW14/15 Lea bodysuit. “Throughout the collection, minimal styling and geometric construction take you on a journey, line by line, over & across a woman’s curves.” – Marion May. Photography by Flavie Trichet Lespagnol. Designer Marion May launches a limited edition of her self-named brand’s AW14/15 collection entitled, “Brushstrokes.” The collection is handmade in London and the series comprises five easy pieces in either ivory,... Read More

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Incanto Bridal Collection

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Italian lingerie brand, Incanto, recently sent us a beautiful selection of images from their AW14/15 Bridal Collection. The brand’s photoshoot showcases the model and the new collection against an idyllic Italian, seaside background. The brand says the bridal collection is a fantasy interpretation of classical and retro of silhouettes designed to take the bride from day to night. Some of the new additions to Incanto’s Bridal offerings include a satin cincher, bustier,... Read More

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Soulevant Lingerie

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Above: Soulevant Lingerie Red Nightgown and Red Velvet Bathrobe. “Soulevant’s new collection reinvents the predictable chemise and created a garment that is versatile enough for day and night wear.” Soulevant means “lifting up” in French and that meaning is at the heart of what the brand of the same name is all about: supporting women both figuratively and literally. Pronounced “SOO-leh-vahn”, this Made-in-the-USA brand recently introduced its new new... Read More

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Wood Underwear SS15

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“We took a classic pattern—stripes—and put a Wood spin on it.” – Terresa Zimmerman, founder of Wood Underwear. Wood Underwear is working hard to eliminate ugly, uncomfortable men’s underwear, has unveiled its Spring 2015 collection: the “Striate” line, inspired by—you guessed it—wood. Like the intriguing rings of a tree’s cross-section, the new collection’s styles feature stunning stripes and captivating colors that guys will want to show off—and... Read More

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Seven ’til Midnight Holiday Gift Guide

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Above: Seven ’til Midnight’s Saint Nikki, a three piece mesh bra set with gartered skirt and thong. Finding the perfect piece of lingerie for this festive season can feel like a daunting task. After all, holidays like Valentine’s make it easy by defaulting to certain styles and colors — namely red. Luckily, the talented team at Seven ’til Midnight has helped us put together this Holiday Gift Guide featuring a variety of styles from the their Holiday... Read More

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Mouillé Swimwear SS15

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Mouillé Swimwear is best known for their popular one-shoulder ruffle bikinis and one pieces like the Flounce Bikini pictured above. “Full of life, colour, ideas & creativity, we pride ourselves on creating unique swimwear pieces!” – Sarah Turner, Mouillé Swimwear. Mouillé, pronounced ‘moo-yay’, means wet or moist in French…an incredible appropriate brand name for a swimwear line dedicated to creating innovative and ethically produced swimwear. Above:... Read More

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Industry News

tyes.by.tara Haute Heart Gift Sets

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“tyes.by.tara Haute Heart gift sets contains a matching necklace and non-piercing nipple rings and is packaged in a heart-shaped box.” Tyes.by.Tara, the 2014 XBiz Boutique Pleasure Products Company of the Year, has released the Entyece® “Haute Heart” gift sets. Each Haute Heart gift set contains a matching necklace and non-piercing nipple rings and is packaged […]

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Ask The Experts

Preparing for Photoshoots

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Above: Legendary stylist Freddie Leiba with model Erika Pattison. “I think one of the best ways to communicate is by putting together a moodboard and showing the collection in advance.” – Joseph Chen. Tradeshows in Paris and New York are only months away and designers around the world are scrambling to get their collections ready […]

Wholesaler Directory

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JL Initmates

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Our Company carries exclusive ladies High Fashion Sexy Lingerie including Corsets, Bustiers, Babydolls, Chemise, Sexy Bras, thongs & Bikinis.  Read More

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Enivrante

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Enivrante is french brand that is 100% manufactured in Europe. Our brand is luxury lingerie with a French touch. We are also exclusive distributor of Sawren brand and Sarien brand. Our customers are boutiques and home-selling companies. Our lines are highly appreciated by our customers because we have many variations by line which includes Push up, full cup, nightwear, babydoll, pajamas and more.  Read More

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Ophelia King

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Ophelia King is a lifestyle brand selling intimate apparel. Our collection includes soft modal pyjamas, sexy and sophisticated chemises, comfortable and stylish robes and fun and flirty bralettes and knickers. We are currently available at stores across the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and on our e-boutique! www.opheliaking.com  Read More

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Eve’s Night International

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Eve’s Night International is a sexy lingerie brand registered in USA. Drawing inspiration from women’s boudoir fantasy, Eve’s Night creates lingerie featuring trendy details with romantic tone. Our product line includes sexy dresses, babydolls, teddies, bodystockings, robes, sexy costumes and lingerie accessory. All our product is available at www.evesnight.com. Entering sexy apparel industry as an OEM company,... Read More

Model Directory

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Charli Fletcher

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Charli Fletcher is an international model from London. Her modeling experience is varied, ranging from runway, print, TV/ film and promotional. Charli has had experience modeling in London, New York, Latino and Pakistan Fashion Week. Charli has appeared in publications such as Vogue and Glamour magazine to name a few. Charli has also worked with brands and clients including Rimmel, NARS Cosmetics, Paul Mitchell, Ted Gibson,... Read More

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Rainet Lewis

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I’m tall, kind, gentle, tough, strong & sometimes rough. Other than that I’m a model with most experience & I’m looking forward to being a professional model.  Read More

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Erika Nova

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Erika Nova is a singer/songwriter, artist and model who was born and raised in Miami, and moved to New York City to pursue her dreams in music and the arts. A young girl with a big dream, she continues to ‘wow’ people with new sound which she refers to as ‘Pop Soul.’ Her passions include making music, writing songs, playing piano, performing, singing, designing, and creating.  Read More

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Anna Namyotova

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I’m Anna a.k.a Anyachka (my name in Russian) 25 yrs old from Brooklyn, NY. Immigrated from Belarus 1990 to NYC. I’m a Russian-American brunette with brown/hazel eyes. I’m 5’4″, but tall in my photos and look taller than my measured height. I do have modeling experience mostly building my portfolio and doing fashion shows ,training classes and castings. but i would really love to do mostly... Read More

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