Monthly Archives: September 2010
I realize that many of you probably already live and die for this blog by the effortlessly chic Garance Dore, but since I JUST stumbled upon it myself, I’m giving you the link to a little piece of Parisian heaven just in case you don’t already know it’s there…
Best things about this blog?
Men’s button ups take front and center. I’d live in them if I could.
Drinking coffee looks really sexy and like it won’t stain your teeth.
Pale skin is properly depicted as being chic and beautiful. Represent.
I’ve loved Amanda Palmer for years and seeing her and her co-stars perform Cabaret at the A.R.T.’s Club Oberon on Tuesday was no disappointment. The raucous show was wonderfully inappropriate (think giant blow up penis’ on men in drag) and wildly funny, at least until those asshole Nazis hit the scene. Even still, while the show handled the rise of Nazism in Berlin with somber respect, it always gave its audience a respite from the heaviness with well-timed humor and music that made everyone want to line up and do some sort of high kick.
The plus for lingerie lovers like us? The cast wears it prrrretty much the whole time. We love when underthings are given their rightful due!
We were also excited to see that one of our favorite designers, Mary Green was especially well represented. Most of the ladies (and gents) were wearing some combination of MG finery at some point in the show. The retro vibe she does so well is clearly perfect for the 1930′s debacle (and I mean that in the best possible way) that is Cabaret.
This show, penis’ and lingerie and all, is so worth checking out.
Sidenote: About two months ago we received a call from a professional sounding man asking if we carried Lycra body suits for his cast to wear in an upcoming show. After seeing some of the get-ups in Caberet, I’m desperately hoping it was them calling. It would make me really happy to be on the A.R.T. radar screen.
And so while we may not have full body Lycra, dear Cabaret cast, if you ever need lace and silk give us a call. Actually have Amanda call.
We realllly appreciate our customers.
So now, every time you buy a pair of underwear at Forty Winks, we’ll stamp your card. When you’ve got eight stamps we’ll hook you up with a 25$ Gift Certificate that can be used for anything from another go-to bra to that sexy little lace number you’ve been saving for.
Thank you for your support. We couldn’t do this without you.
Whether they’re eliminating all panty/thong lines with their amazing laser-cut undies or giving us a little oomph with their Cleavage Cupcakes, Commando products have always made our lives a little easier. Meredith and I have long wondered why this amazing company hasn’t forayed into tights, so imagine our excitement when they officially rolled them out for Fall 2010!
There are currently two styles; a gorgeously opaque black and a subtly trendy leopard print (modeled below). Both are topped with signature Commando fabric and are totally seamless. The lasercut fabric gives your tummy some smoothing without being actual shapewear and therefore eliminates that weird thigh line you get when wearing tights with built in shapers. Pretty much perfection.
Blush Lingerie has come into our lives! Hailing from our neighbors to the north, this Montreal based lingerie line, offers both ends of the lingerie spectrum with romantic little ditties like the Autumn Bloom Floral Chemise with matching undies and sexier options a la the Yours Truly lace bra and string bikini. What’s more is that the prices for these sets hover around the $60-$70 mark, meaning you don’t have to break the bank to have some fun with your lingerie.
We woke up this morning to a plethora of texts from our friends (thanks Sara Graham and Sarah Upton!!!) telling us to look at the front page of the New York Times Style section. I hauled myself to the local Starbucks to see what the fuss was about (and to drink a giant coffee) and was delighted to find an article all about bras and breasts. Love it.
We were thrilled that two of our lines were mentioned as being perfect fits for ladies with smaller breasts. We’re so proud that The Little Bra Company, a small bra company run by lovely women, was mentioned. Their bras (we currently carry the Ethel, the Lucia, and the Angela) are a welcomed option for our A and B cup customers who love their tastefully padded styles. We couldn’t be more excited for their widespread exposure!
In the few months that we’ve been open, we’ve learned so much. Not only about fit and sizing and materials and what works best…but also about how daunting the whole bra buying process can be for woman of all shapes and sizes. It’s true that woman with smaller breasts have suffered at the hands of in-your-face-retailers like Victoria’s Secret who force unrealistic expectations on our bodies, but it is also true that our larger busted sisters have it hard too. Try finding a larger cup in a color other than nude! No one has it easier than the other and no one’s breasts are perfect. Bra fitting is subjective and finding a match is dependent the way a bra fits your body. Some are going to work and others will not, but be assured that there are styles and designers out there that WILL work for your bod.
If you do need help, and most of us do, Meredith and I are standing by to jump into that fitting room with you! Together we’ll find your girls, big or small, the perfect bra. xox