Catalina Girald burst onto the North American lingerie scene just over a year ago determined to do things differently and empower women in a way that truly matters.
Her startup label, Naja Lingerie, has produced several small collections since then and earned tremendous goodwill for its commitment to fair-labour manufacturing and worker training in Catalina’s native Colombia. No wonder Naja has amassed nearly 70,000 Facebook friends already. (more…)
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Just when it seems we’ve got the gender equality thing sorted out, along comes Valentine’s Day to screw the whole thing up and undo about 100 years of social progress.
Valentine’s Day is our most conflicted annual occasion, a market-driven stew of angst and disappointed expectations. It’s also our most sexist holiday. (more…)
Heart-themed lingerie is not for everyone and not for every occasion. On Valentine’s Day, however, cupid lovers get a free pass when it comes to indulging in this most ubiquitous graphic cliché.
Most heart-print fashion tends to be either juvenile or trashy and it’s often found in racy erotic costumes. Some lingerie and fashion brands, though, use Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to find cute and creative new ways to recycle heart imagery.
If you’re looking for a gift item that unambiguously screams romance, here’s a selection of some of the nicer (and most provocative) heart-themed pieces in the market today. (more…)
It was a story that seemed implausible the moment you first heard it: a major international lingerie brand was selling a new bra-and-panty set that was supposedly inspired by and named for Michelle Obama.
There’s always something special about a new lingerie collection from New Zealand indie label Lonely, but sometimes you have to look closely to find it.
One of the pretty pieces in the brand’s latest collection features an embroidery pattern that likely has a special relevance to its customers Down Under. (more…)