All of us have a resumé and we spend enormous time and energy polishing it, exaggerating the best bits and glossing over the inevitable stumbles on our career path. It’s the bullet-point story we tell others about our selves, a wishful autobiography we want to believe in.

We each have a sexual resumé too, and it’s as important a part of our identity as that …

Edge O’ Beyond’s Gold-Plated Dreams
Posted by richard | July 21, 2014

With a name that sounds like a 1950s’ sci-fi movie, the UK newcomer Edge O’ Beyond adds a new dimension to the blinged-out universe of luxury lingerie — gold body jewelry that’s built into its sexy boudoir designs.

But before we look at how that works, let’s try to make sense of that trippy brand name. Whatever you think it means, it’s not that.

“Edge …

A Mexican Fiesta From Naja
Posted by richard | July 21, 2014

Mexico has the kind of vivid national color palette that excites the senses and stirs the blood; so it’s a wonder we don’t see it more often on fashion runways.

This fall, though, you can enjoy a bit of Mexican fashion spice everyday thanks to a caliente underwear collection from Naja, the California-via-Colombia label that has turned quite a few heads in its first …

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No Translation Required: Suki Cohen’s Fashion Fusion
Posted by richard | July 17, 2014

If you haven’t encountered the hip Colombian lingerie brand Suki Cohen before now, there’s a good reason.

Hand-crafted in small batches, the brand’s highly technical garments sell out quickly, so there’s little need for the label to market its products.

All that will change next month, though, when Suki Cohen debuts at the Curve Expo lingerie and swimwear exhibition in New York, where thousands of …

Asceno: New Name, Same Chic Style
Posted by richard | July 15, 2014

You’ve dressed royalty, conquered the fashion press, and traveled the world — all before you turned 27. So what’s next?

If you’re the owners of Beautiful Bottoms, the silky lingerie and swimwear label from London, you start over with a risky name change that’s meant to take your high-flying brand to new heights.

Beginning next year, Beautiful Bottoms will be known by its new …

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