Thursday, July 30, 2009

Equality Through Underwear

Wear your underpants on your head. According to Belgian artist Jan Bucquoy, that's all you need to do to be equal. "If I had portrayed Hitler in his underpants, there would not have been a war," the artist claims. 

Bucquoy's "Musee du Slip" or underpants museum is now on display in Brussels.  It features the underpants of famous Belgian artists, musicians and politicians, many of which are neatly placed above a photo of the celebrity's head. Each pair of panties comes with an authentication certificate, guaranteeing they were worn at least once by the celebrity that donated the pair. 

Of course, these undergarments come at a hefty price — unique lingerie always does. Last weekend, a picture of Belgium's Queen Fabiola  a la undies — was sold for 550 euros. Now that's some fine lingerie.

Life is short. Wear pretty underwear.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tips on Washing Delicate Lingerie

Lingerie can be difficult to wash. Depending on the material and the style, machine washing your lingerie can rip, tear or even shrink your lingerie. That’s why I’ve come up with some ways for you to wash your lingerie without making it a huge chore.

If you absolutely must machine wash your lingerie, due to time or the fact that you just don’t like hand-washing garments, then I suggest getting a lingerie bag (like this one from Forever New) to put your delicates in before tossing them in the machine. Wash on the gentle or delicate cycle and hang dry only!

The best way to wash your delicates, though, is by hand. This guarantees that they won’t rip or tear because they’re being handled by you, and you alone. Using a delicate soap, especially an eco-friendly one, is the best way to go. Harsher soaps or detergents, like Tide, won’t keep your garments as delicate and fresh-looking as you want them to. I suggest using a capful of eco-friendly shampoo mixed with some warm water. A little soap goes a long way, so once you’ve soaked your garments a couple of times, rinse them out, let them air dry, and they should be as good as new!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Elle Macpherson Makes Fuller Cups

I have some good news for all you ladies that visit our DD+ department! Elle Macpherson’s Fall 2009 collection is now featuring lingerie for full cups. That means women with cup sizes of D thru G will now get to experience the colorful, lacey numbers from the Elle Macpherson line. And that includes me, and I'm guessing many of you too!

On sale as early as this month, some styles will overlap, while others will specifically be made for the fuller cup. Elle Macpherson’s unique color patterns and designs make her lingerie something worth waiting for — and now some of us don't have to wait any longer. Here’s to a fuller future at Elle Macpherson!

Visit Gigi’s Closet- to get looks from her past collection. And make sure to visit later for her upcoming Fall 2009 one.

To purchase the pictured looks:

Elle Macpherson Distinction Contour Bra; $65.00 (left)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Couture Lingerie Mixes Well With Eveningwear

High fashion mixed with fine lingerie makes for a delicious, sensual runway show. On Monday in Paris, the Fall 2009 Couture runway show featured Christian Dior’s new line of formalwear mixed with lingerie (shown left and below). Models were decked out in long evening skirts matched with bra tops and corsets and intricate jackets matched with garter belts and long black stockings to match. These not-completely-dressed models depicted that of a wealthy socialite’s final moments in front of the mirror before an all-night affair. The lack of clothes make these intricate pieces all the more intriguing by adding a certain amount of sex appeal to what could have been some rather refined outfits. Achieve the same look with some high-end garter belts and bras (shown below) from Gigi’s Closet.