A few years ago I was in Nashville with my teenage daughter when we saw a man taping hand-written flyers to telephone poles. “No Doubt — Free Concert — Noon Tomorrow,” it read, which made us laugh because obviously some tribute band with sloppy handwriting was trying to cash in on the global superstar band’s name.
Whenever I’m asked by entrepreneurs or indie designers who they should look to for inspiration as they launch careers in the lingerie business, I always mention the name Gabrielle Adamidis.
A rare mix of steely determination, uncompromising originality and raw talent, the founder of the Aussie label Hopeless Lingerie offers something of a beacon of hope for young designers facing the long uphill slog …
Brown is the most unloved color in lingerie, and we’ll be damned if we know why.
In the right hands it can create sensuous, earthy garments that hint at old-world decadence and nostalgia.
Still, most brands are loathe to explore the endless possibilities of brunette colorways, yielding instead to a safer, more familiar palette of nudes, naturals and slightly off-color earth tones.
It wouldn’t be a Monty Python show without a little of the old slap ‘n tickle, now would it?
The revered British comedy troupe, which opened its 10-night reunion show at O2 Arena tonight, got some help from lingerie brand Agent Provocateur, which provided an assortment of erotic costumes for the sold-out run.
If there’s such a thing as a rockstar in the lingerie industy, it’s Dita Von Teese. And if there’s an equivalent to a hit record, it’s the burlesque legend’s line of glamorous retro undergarment styles.