Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Will Make Its Runway Debut At NYFW

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Fashion Month is almost here!

And you know what that means? All of our favorite brands will be hitting the runway, with everything kicking off in New York in just a few short weeks. This season, Rihanna will be joining the NYFW lineup, with her new lingerie brand, Savage x Fenty making its runway debut.

 

 

Of course, Rih is no stranger to the fashion fanfare. Before launching Fenty x Puma, which she presented during NYFW and PFW ahead of the brand’s current hiatus, she sat front row at shows for everyone from Yeezy to Alexander Wang. But the inclusive lingerie label she announced last spring hit stores earlier this summer, following a series of viral Instagram ads featuring influencers of all sizes and colors. Hopefully Rihanna will maintain the brand’s focus on diversity and ethos of empowerment for their first runway show.

 

 

As of now, not much is known about the presentation, other than that it will take place on September 12 in New York City, and that it won’t be just like any other fashion show. Rih described the event as an “immersive experience.”

 

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There’s one thing we do know, though: Rihanna definitely doesn’t like to follow convention. When she released the Savage x Fenty line in May, she even included a set of handcuffs as part of the collection. So, whatever she does on the runway this Fall, we know it’ll be lit AF.

 

Image courtesy of Savage x Fenty

Romancing the Runway: 10 Boudoir Designers to Watch

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Photo: Aria Isadora: BFAnyc.com

Whether you’re curvy or petite, these ten designers have you covered. From playsuits to lace, menswear to lounge wear, here are ten designers to wear at home, and underneath it all, from this week’s Lingerie Fashion Night, ‘Romancing The Runway.’

Best in Fit: Wacoal
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Best in Loungewear: Eberjey
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Best in Black Lace: Ajour
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Best in Color and Floral: Panache
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Best in Timelessness: Maison Lejaby
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Best in Design: Van de Velde
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Best Colored Lace: Simone Perele
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Best in Menswear: Blackspade
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Best Playsuit: Bendon
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Best in Simplicity: Commando
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Shop This to Get the Look of 2015’s Sexiest Film (NOT 50 Shades of Grey)​

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Peter Strickland‘s third feature film The Duke of Burgundy, out Friday, takes place in a world without men. It explores the subtly kinky relationship between two women, one who studies butterflies; the other, her housekeeper, as they push each other’s boundaries.

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Speaking to the female relationship in the film, director Peter Strickland told us:

…It was paying lip service to that sleazy, sexploitation cinema and had to come from that…obviously the questions came up about having the classic male gaze issue and how to address that without pretending as if I could put on a female gaze. It was just about being aware of the pitfalls of being too mechanical or directional in the way I look at things. It had to be two women, but I wanted to focus only on the dynamics of that relationship. I don’t see them as gay—and I’m not saying that so I can sell it to more people, I’m not concerned about that because this is a niche film anyway. So it’s more just that that has been done before and by having no counterpoint, in terms of gender, you don’t have the issues of acceptance and ejection and so on.

Men or not, lingerie is a fundamental part of the film.

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The Duke of Burgundy sets itself apart by calling attention to its sartorial and aesthetic choices (even the invisible ones)–there is in fact, a perfume credit. That aesthetic is shaped by a sort of female sensuality, expressed obviously through lacy undergarments but also through the darker, flapping wings of the butterflies that set the tone for the film.

It’s an instantly, but intellectually, appealing type of “sexy,” which is why today, we’re exploring how to channel the appeal of the women in this new film.

Selections inspired by the simultaneously subdued and dramatic jewel tones that characterize the film:

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For daytime vibes inspired by the most regal class of insects, try this fun crop top from Toy Syndrome:

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or patterned Zara Terez butterfly leggings.

You can see the film tomorrow, at a theater or even in your own bed 😉 on VOD. We guarantee you’re gonna wanna buy yourself something new and lacy afterwards.

“I Was Born This Way,” Claims Lingerie Barbie

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On January 1st, 2001, Barbie was caught scantily clad in lingerie, taking photos of herself on the artificial lawn outside of her mansion in Malibu. With her was an extremely large accomplice who was dressed similarly in lingerie by She & Reverie. The controversial doll, which some mothers will not even allow in their homes, was apprehended and charged with indecent exposure. Fourteen years later, Barbie is finally speaking out about the incident, giving us her first exclusive.

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Barbie, explain how were you caught outdoors, wearing lingerie?

I don’t see what the big deal is; they’re going to take my clothes off anyway.

But Barbie —

Don’t Barbie me, that’s not even the worst of it. You have no idea what its like to be me! Sometimes I get brought home and within a week they’ve ripped my hair out and I’m missing a limb! I’ve even been the victim of decapitation–you try surviving that.

You and your accomplice were caught wearing lingerie designed by She & Reverie. Why that particular brand?

She & Reverie is for the whimsical dreamer! What do you think I represent!? I drive a pink convertible and my pony poops rainbows.

Why did you choose those particular pieces?

Well, my friend Kbunny and I were doing a lingerie shoot, and I totally love ALL of their stuff! In particular, I am a huge fan of their sixties sun top in chiffon rose, because we all know I love the color pink, and the ‘60s was a great time in my life. That’s when I became an astronaut.

Anyway, for the lingerie shoot I thought her scalloped bralette was absolutely adorable, and I love those high-waisted garter shorts! I’ve always found a high waistline to be the most flattering. The pieces are also incredibly comfortable, and I refuse to wear lingerie that isn’t comfy.

Also, while I love to dress in any given decade’s trends, when it comes to lingerie, I think it should be timeless, and She & Reverie is inherently timeless.

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You’re a Malibu girl, so what made you choose a brand that is proudly manufactured in New York City?

My friend Kbunny is a New Yorker, and she was in town to visit, so I guess I felt inspired. Plus, I just love New York. I wrote a whole book about my first summer in the big city back in 1962, and my store in Times Square is off the hook.

You claim to be innocent, but you refused to stay in jail overnight.

I refuse to sleep anywhere other than my Malibu Dream House. My bestie, Jonathan Adler, recently redesigned the whole place. It looks sick.

But your bail was set at an astounding $50,000. Why not stick it out over night and avoid the fee?

Well, considering I’m a multi-million dollar empire, I’ve sold over a billion of myself, and two of me sell every second of everyday, I can’t say I was sweating it. I don’t sweat anything, literally.

How did Ken feel about the hefty bond?

Who gives a flying flamingo what Ken thinks?! Let’s face it, I’m the bread winner here. I was worth millions before Ken even came into the picture. You know something, I just posed for the 50th anniversary issue of Sports Illustrated, and of course the anti-Barbie squad flipped a daisy over it. I had to write a whole essay defending myself, meanwhile, what they fail to realize is that I’m one of the greatest business women of all time! Not to mention an American Icon! I think they should learn to be a little less judgmental.

Well, Barbie, they take issue with your image. They feel you are too fake looking and artificial.

Not true, I was born this way.

They feel your proportions are unrealistic to the true female form.

Okay, well the next time their kid asks for a teddy bear, I want them to say, “I’m sorry honey, bears just aren’t that soft and cuddly in the real world. Their torsos are much different and they have big scary teeth. It’s best you learn that now.” I’m a flipping doll for crying out loud.

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Well Barbie, you were caught wearing lingerie on your lawn in Malibu. What kind of image are you trying to convey, exactly?

You know something, when my mother (COUGH COUGH!) made me, she said, “My whole philosophy of Barbie was that through the doll, the little girl could be anything she wanted to be. Barbie always represented the fact that a woman has choices.”

What do I represent? I’m here to remind girls everywhere to believe in their dreams because they can do anything they set their minds to!

My resume is thicker than a phone book.That’s what these haters seem to forget. I’m here to remind girls that any career is within reach. I’ve had over 108 careers myself! I was the first female American astronaut in 1965, three time presidential candidate, I’ve been an architect, doctor, champion equestrian, baker, art teacher, entrepreneur, soccer star, fashion designer, fashion editor, and I recently became a Sea World trainer. Do you know how many movies I’ve stared in?! I’m even a flipping philanthropist for pink’s sake! I mean, what else do you want from me?! I’m the number one selling doll in the world.

Your new friend is extremely large. Why not play with someone your own size?

I’ve always wanted to be big.

Well Barbie, thank you for doing this interview. I think our readers will really appreciate you addressing the incident, and we are so happy to have you in our lives. Playing dress up starts with lingerie, and we love to play dress up. Do you have any last words you would like to share?

Yes. Everybody knows I have a lot of clothes, but when you criticize someone, just remember, no matter how many pairs of pumps they might have, whatever’s happening is not happening to their pumps, it’s happening to the person who wears them.  So put yourself in my heels before you go glitter bombing me.

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At heart, I’m a romantic dreamer girl. Take a moment to see the world through rose colored glasses. Like a budding peony, my heart blossoms in these whimsical designs, and I love them for it.

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Styling, hair, makeup, model, and photography, all by Katrina Eugenia. 

Sex, Lingerie, and Murder, Because David Lynch

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What isn’t influenced by David Lynch these days? Not that we’re complaining. And we’re definitely not complaining about incorporating Naomi Campbell into the Lynchian fold, and that is exactly what lingerie brand Agent Provacateur has done for their spring campaign. Here Naomi is, as the press release states, “a hit woman from whom no one can escape.”

The campaign’s team, though inspired by Lynch and also Brian de Palma’s thriller film Body Double, consisted exclusively of women. Agent Provacateur creative director Sarah Shotton brought Unwerth in for the shoot. Unwerth’s “fizzling sensitivity to female erotic power makes her the perfect artist to capture the adrenaline-fueled chase for our bodacious killer queen Ms. Campbell,” again, according to the release.

Naomi is gorgeous, and yes, “bodacious,” but has also known to be a bit terrifying. She’s seen in the campaign holding a shovel. We’d say the casting is perfect.

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Sexiest Luxe Gift You Can/Should Give Yourself — No Occasion Needed

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Image courtesy of Enclosed

There are subscription boxes for everything these days.

I have a feeling that Enclosed — a designer underwear monthly subscription service — gets a lot of business around that special holiday that falls on February 14–but with no disrespect to Valentine’s Day, I need no holiday nor boyfriend to warrant an appropriate occasion for beautiful lingerie.

The BlackBook Treat Yo Self series and I are a match made in heaven for a number of reasons, but one is that I’ve never had a problem with being my own best friend.

Sending yourself flowers is passé. And that’s where Enclosed comes in. A week or two ago I received a sleek black box with a faux-wax seal. Upon tearing the thing open I discovered a gorgeous, classy pair of boy shorts (beige lace with a hot pink accent) by Love Haus. The underwear came on a bed of rose petals. What a way to make a girl swoon!

At $50 a month, enclosed is not cheap, but the butterflies in my stomach lasted way beyond the original opening–which by the way can be repeated since I left the boy shorts in the box for that very reason. I’m saving them for something special-note: I did not say someone.

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I am not, by any means, opposed to Enclosed as a gift from a S/O, but to be honest, lingerie is perceived as a gift for two and sometimes a lady would like a gift for one, thankyouverymuch.

Gorgeous lingerie in over-the-top packaging is the perfect starter for any girl who needs to be her own best friend… and, by the way, that’s every girl, every day.

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5 Hottest Commercials Bringing Sex to TV

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The use of lingerie in these five commercials will surprise you with their controversial seduction. From super model Adriana Lima, to Kylie Minogue’s scantily clad, banned from TV, mechanical bull riding attire , you won’t regret checking out the very creative ways these commercials brought the sex to television advertising like never before.

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Kia — Drive the Dream

TeleFlora — Valentine’s Day

Miller Lite — Cat Fight

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Celebrate National Underwear Day with These Steamy Commercials

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Still from Penelope Cruz’s Agent Provocateur AW14 commercial

Steamy, sexed up, and over the top, these three commercials bring the ‘unmentionables’ to the next level, making them unforgettable in television history — some have even been banned. From Penelope Cruz’s lingerie rendezvous to vegetarian bombshells, these commercials embody what National Underwear Day is all about.

3. PETA’s Veggie Love — BANNED 

2. Victoria’s Secret Christmas

1. Written and directed by Penelope Cruz for Agent Provocateur 

 

10 Epically Hot Lingerie Moments in Music Video History

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Still from Madonna’s “Justify My Love”

Most of the artists on this list have worn lingerie in a number of their videos; these are musicians who broke records, the rules, and raised the bar for sex appeal in music videos. By the time you’ve finished watching them all, you’ll be dancing in your underwear.

Madonna “Justify My Love”
The most iconic lingerie moment in music video history; the video that broke every rule and changed the game forever. 

The White Stripes “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself”
The White Stripes, Sofia Coppola, and Kate Moss: the perfect formula for an extraordinary pole dancing sensation.

Britney Spears “My Prerogative”
What’s a music-video lingerie-list without the pop princess?

George Michael “I Want Your Sex”
1980s lingerie at its best.

Sisqo “Thong Song”
An entire song dedicated to that specific and iconic piece of lingerie that we all love…

Lady Gaga “Alejandro”
Steven Klein and Gaga were the ultimate combination of artistic minds that made this music video dynamite. The lingerie featured in this video is ever so fitting.

Rihanna “Pour It Up”
To see Rihanna shake it in this lingerie, I’d throw all my dollars bills…

Eric Prydz “Call On Me”
Sports bras count for lingerie too, especially when they look like this.

Beyoncé “Partition”
Beyoncé takes lingerie to a whole new level as she seduces us with decadent diamond thongs and regal lingerie masterpieces.

Snoop Dogg “Sensual Seduction”
Lingerie’s best moment in a period piece music video. Bravo to Snoop Dogg for this fabulous 1970s-inspired video.

Chris Isaak “Wicked Game”
Romance and lingerie…. A lingerie poem.