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Drop Dead Sexy?
Lingerie can be used to sell anything — even death.

That seems to be the thinking of a coffin-making company in Poland, which this week released a 2011 calendar featuring sexy pinup models promoting the company’s products.

It’s the second year in a row that Linder Coffins has produced the erotic novelty calendar, which sold about 3,000 copies last year.

The calendar, titled Drop Dead Gorgeous, has sparked controversy in the largely Catholic country, including a rebuke from a church official who called it “tasteless and shocking”.

The calendar features lingerie-clad models reenacting scenes from famous movies such as The Godfather. In one photo, a couple is shown making love on top of a coffin.

Here’s one of the images from the calendar below. Tasteful? You be the judge …

Doutzen Kroes Weds in Amsterdam
Victoria’s Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes was secretly married on Sunday to longtime beau DJ Sunnery James.

The 25-year-old Dutch supermodel was seen leaving an Amsterdam hotel (below) and joining the wedding party on a covered canal boat which then left for a leisurely cruise through the city’s canals. The scene was caught on film by local news station AT5, which posted its video here.

Doutzen and Sunnery, both Amsterdam natives, have been dating for about two years and are expecting a baby early next year.

Celebs Get Serious About Undies
If you’re a fan of celebrity lingerie labels you’d better start saving your pennies, as the next year will be flush with new collections from some very big names.

Madonna announced about two months ago that she’s putting together a new lingerie line for UK retailer BHS. Now, it looks like she’ll have some high-profile competition.

Model/designer Kate Moss debuted her final clothing line for Topshop this week, then surprised observers with the news that she plans to focus on a new lingerie line in partnership with Topshop head Phillip Green.

Meanwhile, for all you label-consious men, David Beckham has announced plans to launch his own line of men’s underwear. The soccer stud and former underwear model for Emporio Armani is credited with driving sales up 30% at Armani during his four-year stint and is now focused on creating his own fashion and lifestyle products brand.

Intimissimi Returning to U.S.?
Last week we profiled the latest collection from Italian luxury label Intimissimi, and lamented their disappearance from the U.S. after ending a partnership with Victoria’s Secret last year.

The situation has frustrated fans of the brand, but their may be some good news on the horizon.

We received a brief note from Intimissimi’s franchising department last week, which suggested the label — and its sister brands under the Calzedonia apparel empire — might be setting up shop again in the States.

“For the moment, you can’t find our products in the USA,” a company spokesman said. “We hope to open Calzedonia, Intimissimi and Tezenis shops soon.” Alas, no further details on when or where …

New Diesel Ads: State Your Intentions
Remember the odd Be Stupid ad campaigns that became such a viral sensation for Diesel earlier this year? In those campaigns, models dressed in nothing by Diesel intimates were photographed in all manner of high-risk and downright dumb situations.

Well, Diesel has just launch a new batch of puzzling promos. These ones don’t bear the Be Stupid title or logo, but they’re in the same vein, showing lingerie-clad models in bizarre locals — a library, a subway car, an elevator, etc.

The most interesting shots involve his-and-her matching bottoms with printed messages like “Tonight I am your prisoner” and “Tonight I am your master.”

Just make sure you know what message you’re sending when you get dressed in the morning.

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