Watching the American Music Awards last night, I was struck by how much the visual presentation of a song has eclipsed the actual performance when it comes to winning audience approval.
Perhaps Katy, TLC, Ke$ha and others hit a few sour notes, but did anyone really notice (or care) given the blinding, hypnotic assault on our retinal cortexes that accompanied their performances?
What’s the one thing that sets Victoria’s Secret Angels apart from all other fashion models — and all women, for that matter? Sure they get an employee discount on glitzy bras, and sure they get two weeks in St. Barts with Leonardo Dicaprio, but that’s not it.
It’s the wings.
Our recent series about lingerie brands that rely on crowdfunding sites overlooked another interesting newcomer that is causing a stir in San Francisco.
Blackbird Underpinnings has already raised more than $22,000 on Kickstarter to help finance its debut collection of Flapper-style undies inspired by style icons of the 1920s and 30s.
Marika Vera aims a bit higher than other independent lingerie designers.
While most brands are content to wrap their customers in seductive underpinnings, Marika wants to actually make sex better. How’s that for a business plan?
I can’t even begin to imagine what a lingerie collection inspired by the Beastie Boys might look like and, thankfully, this isn’t it.
The boutique label She & Reverie simply borrowed the title of the Beasties’ biggest hit for their latest photo lookbook, No Sleep ‘Til, which showcases pieces from its two most recent collections.