Well, I think it's safe to say that 2014 has been my best year of blogging yet! Are we all in agreement? Funny business aside, I have to crack these jokes because the last six months have been an utter clusterfuck of horrible and if I stop laughing, I might start crying. When I set out to create Miss Underpinnings, I was determined that it would be my positive, warm little corner of the Internet. I can be a pessimistic, paranoid and anxious person in real life so I promised myself I'd weed that out of the blog. Besides, who'd want to read about my problems on a website devoted to fabulous lingerie?! Thus, when shit hit the metaphorical fan this year, I froze. I didn't want to break my self-imposed rule yet I felt as if writing an upbeat sentence would be as difficult as climbing Mount Everest. I relied on my years of gendered conditioning: when you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. Since that didn't work, I've decided to tell the truth -- even if it isn't pretty.
Among my friends and family, it's no secret that I have a preeeety obsessive personality so Etsy -- with it's seemingly endless treasure trove of indie boutiques -- is my kryptonite. I spend an embarrassing amount of time each week looking through what's new from my favorite shops and hunting for like-minded people to follow. Etsy recently launched their Pinterest-like "Pages" feature so I've also been curating like a crazy woman with collages on such topics as vintage clothing, personal stationary and of course, lingerie. Are you guys Etsy lovers too? And if you are, please let me know in the comments so I can check out what you're checking out! If you'd like to peek at my profile, it's here. :)
You guys, it's UP. It's finally here: Sunday Intimates, an amazing new brand from California, launched their website today and their Spring/Summer 2014 collection is now available for pre-order! No joke, I want it all. All of it. Every damn piece -- from the floral kimono to the glittery gold longline bra to the polka dot pajama set -- feels as if it was made just for me. If you haven't heard of this indie company yet or want more information on the darlings behind this brand, I highly recommend you peruse Sweet Nothings' exclusive interview with them. I also had a chance to try on this season's designs during Curve Autumn/Winter 2013 show so if you'd like to know what I thought of the comfort or fit, take a look at this post. :)
Since I took an extended break from blogging, there have been a number of exciting developments in the world of full bust lingerie. And I've got to hand it to Figleaves, their new in-house label, Lulu Tout, is definitely one of them! I had the opportunity to get a look at the entire collection a few months ago and I left the preview feeling mighty impressed. The collection includes three lines which all deviate into two separate colorways -- the teal green or grey Coco Lace, the electric blue or black Amelie and the monochrome or purple Fleur Rose. Granted, it's a small debut, but in so many ways, it's the budget brand I've been waiting for. Shall we oggle more prettiness?
I'm the nerdy one on the right going "Uh, what now?".
Last month, I was lucky enough to attend Curve with the beautiful & crazy smart Sweet Nothings and after a string of fervent and caffeine-induced discussions, we decided to collaborate on a trend report! That post was published this morning on her eponymous blog so if you're curious about what colors, prints and shapes you'll be seeing a lot of for Autumn/Winter 2014, head on over for a peek. For instance, anyone here a fan of blue lingerie? ;)