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Tears and Lace: The Anatomy of Emotion

Behind every piece of lace that finds its way into our lives, there is design. And behind every design, there is often a remarkable story. Such is the case with a new collection of extraordinary lace called “Tears and Lace,” inaugurated this Fall by the illustrious haute couture lace manufacturer, Darquer .
September 11, 2015 

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Dream Weavers: The Finer Things in Life are From Lyon

Like many of the finer things in life, silk has a sexy French history, and the city of Lyon is a big part of it. It all started back in the 15th century when, unhappy with the exorbitant costs of imported silk from Asia and Italy, King Louis XI established silk production in Lyon. A century later, the enterprising King Francis I secured Lyon as its French capital and the City of Silk was born.
August 31, 2015 

Lingerie IQ

Calais Lace: Centuries of French Craftsmanship Thread by Thread

We are very lucky to be women, so even if we're wearing trousers, I always wear them with some lace underwear or a very feminine bra - I like that. - Carine Roitfeld, former editor-in-chief, French Vogue
Calais is a small French port town on the English Channel where, on a clear day, you can see the Strait of Dover. This simple geographic detail had a huge historical impact on the world of textiles that prevails to this day.
August 19, 2015 

Heritage

What We Wore

Bust supporter with hollow cups in cotton satin and flesh-colored lace. Underwire bra in flesh-colored satin and multi-position straps: Lejaby patrimony, 1930s.
August 15, 2015 

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French Women We Love

Who is that topless French woman? Ever since Joan of Arc stormed into battle, French women have been celebrated as coquettes, fiercely independent femme fatales, and fashionistas.
July 25, 2015 
You Say You Want a Revolution?

How the bra was born

For centuries our busts were supported by whale and steel boning. Women could barely walk...

Color Me Gorgeous

Color Me Gorgeous

The real reason “lingerie” is a naughty word in English and how color is connected to our...

A Brief History of the Corset

A Brief History of the Corset

Find out why women suffered to be beautiful at all costs. The real reasons will surprise...

The Big Reveal

The Big Reveal

Remember when simply revealing a bare ankle caused a sex scandal? Here’s the short sexy...

Liberté, Egalité, Lingerie

Liberté, Egalité, Lingerie

French Women Talk Lingerie: They Own HOW Many Bras?

They Own How Many Bras?

Get out your calculator: We asked French women on the streets of Paris how many bras they...

Couples Therapy à la Française

Couples Therapy à la Française

French men riff on who and why they buy lingerie for their partners. Imagine if men all...

French Women Talk Lingerie Everything but Nude

Everything but Nude!

We asked French women on the streets of Paris what color bras they wear. We asked French...

The Secret Powers of Lingerie?

The Secret Powers of Lingerie?

“My little personal pleasure.” “Like jewelry, only hidden.” “It gives me confidence.”...

You Don't Have to Be French to Wear French Lingerie

You Don’t Have to Be French to Wear French Lingerie

French women explain why they prefer French lingerie – and encourage American women to...

French Panties With a Twist

French Panties With a Twist

How many panties and different panty styles do French women wear? French women riff.

From Corsets to Crazy Comfort

From Corsets to Crazy Comfort

The French have been innovators in lingerie for the last 200 years: New fabrics and...

From plunge to push up

From Plunge to Push-Up

French women wear them in all styles: Demi-cup, balconette, triangle bra, plunge bar,...

From Solo Shopping to Group Sprees

From Solo Shopping to Group Sprees

French women buy lingerie with their partners, with their girlfriends, or solo. The point...

Lingerie: A His and Her Gift

Lingerie: A His and Her Gift

French women love to receive lingerie as a gift. Men love to give it. It’s the ultimate...

Lingerie Is An Integral Part of Fashion

Lingerie Is An Integral Part of Fashion

It’s unanimous: For French women lingerie is fashion and not strictly utilitarian....

Bra Fitters Are a Woman's Best Friend

Bra Fitters Are a Woman’s Best Friend!

The butcher, the baker, the candlestick-maker – AND the bra fitter. A good bra fitter is...

The Alchemy of Lingerie: Beauty + Comfort = Power

The Alchemy of Lingerie: Beauty + Comfort = Power

French women agree: There’s a certain je ne sais quoi that happens when you wear lingerie...

All Grown-Up: The Thrill of Your First Bra. French Women Talk Lingerie on the Streets of Paris

All Grown-Up: The Thrill of Your First Bra.

We asked French women to recall their first bra. They shopped with mom or dad, wore that...

French Women Talk Lingerie on the Streets of Pa

To Match or Not To Match?

French women love to match – and they do so for themselves, generally on a daily basis....

French Women Talk Lingerie The Naked Truth About Seduction

The Naked Truth About Seduction

French women on the streets of Paris reflect on the art of seduction, feeling good in...

Passionata's Playful Passion

Passionata’s Playful Passion

Spring/Summer 2016

Simone Pérèle making of

SIMONE PERELE: BEHIND THE SCENES

Spring/Summer 2016

Barbara Edition culotee

The Icebreaker

When very cold is very hot: Barbara breaks new ground

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