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It’s no secret that we love Clo Intimo at Forty Winks. The laces are gorgeous, the colors beautiful, and the fits on these little lovelies will take your breath away.
The Fortuna Chemise is especially adept at making larger busts happy. The below is a favorite amongst our more endowed customers who have a hard time finding chemises that provide enough coverage and support. How frustrating it can be to try to fit yourself into too-small cups!
Clo understands this and has answered with a racerback style chemise with stretch lace cups that lift the bust and cover just enough to keep you IN, not bulging OUT. Voila, a gorgeous decollete.
Interested? Get yours here
Who else is getting excited about Valentine’s Day?
Ari here… feeling rested, refreshed, and ready to take on the last full week before Christmas! This weekend I had a mini-getaway at a former boss and dear friend’s house in Chelsea. Though it was only a quick train ride away from Boston, I felt transported to bygone eras and faraway places at Diane’s home. It is filled with beautiful antiques, treasures from world travels, handcrafted quilts, one-of-a-kind headpieces from Diane’s days as a milliner, and retro treasures… like this incredible Maidenform ad!
When was the last time you saw a lingerie ad as fabulous as this? Love it!!! (though am more interested in the pants than the bra – which was definitely not the reaction the advertisers wanted…) A quick Google search reveals that this advertisement was featured in Woman’s Day magazine in October 1962. So much has changed in 50 years! As we all know, sex sells… which is why most lingerie ads tend to feature models wearing nothing but their lingerie and striking seductive poses. I think it’s time to bring more creativity and quirkiness back into the world of lingerie advertising. Word to lingerie designers: hire Don Draper! Or preferably, Peggy Olsen. That girl’s got talent. And get some elephants in the photo shoots… Who doesn’t look great next to an elephant? We could all be lingerie models!!!
If you are looking to get that retro pointed look from lingerie today, I’d recommend the fabulous Clo Intimo Kali Soft Bra. It’s simultaneously elegant and naughty and has a cute matching thong. A fun gift for a friend or as a treat to yourself while you’re doing all your shopping for others this week!
The fine print on the vintage Maidenform ad boasts that the “hug and hold band” will prevent the bra from “riding up” – hopefully if you’ve been sized recently, your bras aren’t riding up at all… but if you like a longline bra for extra support or for the retro look, check out these styles from Freya and Josie Natori as well… Hopefully one of them will tickle you pink!!!
Oh and how could I forget the most important part of my visit to Diane’s house? Finally meeting her adorable dog Josephine, a fifteen-year-old daschund with the joyful spirit of a puppy! Hope this blast from the past and Josie’s sweet face make your Monday morning cheery!
Have a great week and happy holidays!!! xo, Ari
All fall I have been crazy about pretty lacy undergarments in neutral colors. But around the holidays I find myself gravitating toward darker and sexier pieces. So I put my nude bras in the back of my lingerie drawer and am replacing them with some sultry pieces that will no doubt put a little pep in my step.
It was a wild summer here at Forty Winks.
Along with our day-to-day duties, there was an engagement (Rachel) , a house purchase (Meredith), buying trips to NYC, weddings, babies, birthdays, family reunions…you name it, this Summer brought it.
And while these happenings were happy, exciting and GOOD, a little bit of exhaustion crept in and it become glaringly obvious that we needed a real, live weekend away.
So we packed up two cute boys, two even cuter dogs, a bunch of food/beer/wine and headed for Vinalhaven, ME.
With absolutely no cell phone service (iPhone, you can’t haunt us here!) and Atlantic on all sides (yeah, it’s an island) Meredith and I were actually able to relax. One morning I read on the deck for two hours. TWO HOURS!
Never without lingerie on our brains, we started comparing the colors we were finding on our walks along the gorgeous shoreline with some of the pieces at Forty Winks right now. Meredith, our resident photographer, was able to beautifully capture the subtle similarities between the colors and textures of the Maine coast with the stunning lingerie on our racks for Fall.
Clo Intimo Fortuna Underwire Bra, in Nude, $52.
Zinke Tulsa Bralet, in Lilac, $68.
Zinke Bright Lights Panty, in Lilac, $64.
Elle Macpherson Intimates Dentelle Contour Bra, in Jet/Green, $64.
Chantelle Rive Gauche Shorty, in Sapphire, $34.