Last winter we attended a soiree at the Waldorf in New York hosted by Arielle Shapiro to introduce the latest samples her achingly pretty Ari Dein lingerie and loungewear collection. It was just another night in the life of a fashion writer: quaffing free champagne and gobbling artisan chocolates while chatting with models in their jammies.
Our friends Luis (The Lingerie Journal) and …
Lots of news today for those who follow the game of musical chairs that is the lingerie modeling industry.
First, Dutch supermodel Lara Stone is doing all the heavy lifting for Calvin Klein these days, including a new gig as the face for its upcoming Naked Glamour collection. The sleek range of molded cup bras and lacy briefs should reach stores in September.
Summer is a time for sequels and, let’s face it, most of them — the Hollywood kind, at least — leave us feeling disappointed and a bit ripped off.
The same cannot be said for Jean Paul Gaultier‘s follow-up lingerie collection for La Perla which, unlike most sequels, doesn’t try to recycle ideas from last year’s head-turning debut.
With the prevalence of just about anything boho and 70s lately, it’s no surprise that the caftan is the beach cover-up of the moment. And while the caftans of 2011 come in a variety of different colors, patterns and lengths, what they all have in common is being easy to wear and breezily cool.
La Perla has given the world some of the most luxurious decorative lingerie, and some classic basics as well. It seems fitting, then, that the venerable Italian label’s new Sensual line combines both traditions to create a new, and thoroughly contemporary, take on minimalist undies.