On Saturday, November 19, 2011, Dirty Dolls Courtney Newman and Erica Paul hosted a private Doll-House party to showcase the styles from their latest collection, the Pin-Up inspired Pin Stripe Collection. The Intimate Affair was a private event for friends, family, devoted Dirty Dolls customers and honorary Dirty Dolls like me and my friend Darlene Campbell from full-busted clothing company Campbell & Kate and founder of the Hourglassy blog– Above Average Style for the Above Average Bust. The convivial event was a perfect “girls night out” replete with girly chatter about art and music, silly topics such as shower caps, shaving our legs, manicures, and of course, boobs and bras!
The Pinstripe Pin-Up collection is contemporary, yet it maintains the flirty and fun retro-feel of the brand. The new Pinstripe Pin-Up Brassiere is a practical yet sexy full cup bra designed to fit and contour C cups and up. It combines the allure of vintage glamour with modern bra construction to provide an everyday bra that makes you feel sexy and confident! It is available in two colors- After Midnight and Tea Rose. The Dirty Dolls have also introduced a Pin-Up Shaping Panty for Fall/Winter season. This vintage-inspired brief flattens and sculpts without binding or pinching at the waist or legs. It has oversized contrast color pink zig-zag stitching at center front panel seams and down center back. This stitching detail adds to the charm of the panty which also includes delicate lace trim at the legs and waist. The panty wouldn’t be complete without removable garter straps! It is a true modern take on vintage shapewear from days gone by.
The biggest news for the brand is that they are now offering their bras in sizes up to a G cup. This is exciting for full-busted Dirty Dolls everywhere! And, the Dolls have recently relaunched their website which now includes ecommerce. So, for those of you that dream of being a Dirty Doll but can’t find a brick and mortar retailer in your local area, log onto their newly revamped site and order direct from the Dolls!
I left the Doll-House event with a shopping bag laden with Dirty Dolls Lingerie including the new Pin-Up Shaping Panty from their latest collection as well as the Peek-A-Boo Camisole Brassiere, the organic cotton Cha-Cha Cheeky Short, the Smooth Her Tap Pant and the Showstoppin’ Shaper (from the Doll’s debut Classic Collection). I am in love with the sensibility of this brand (which has recently undergone a brand image make-over), but I think I’m most excited about the Showstoppin’ Shaper which is designed as a heavy control shaping piece. It is a true high-waisted shaper (it goes all the way up to your underbust) and is a long-leg. This style is functional and sexy. It reminds of old Hollywood glamour with its swiss-dot mesh at center front panel and two-tone lace trim at leg openings. Finally…. Shapewear that’s sexy and sophisticated! I can’t wait to wear it with my new Peek-A-Boo Cami Bra! There is a lot of detail in this garment including bones at the side seams and silicone elastic along inside edge of the front/back waistband. And, it has a “trap door” in the gusset! What a surprise…. These are the construction details that are often sacrificed in today’s intimate apparel. Nothing has been compromised in the quality, fit and construction of the Dirty Dolls Lingerie. I look forward to seeing what’s to come from this emerging brand which has yet to disappoint!
The Dirty Dolls will be busy Dollin’ Around town over the next few weeks…. On November 30th, the duo will be showing their collection at a Trunk Show being held at the NYC Sugar Cookies Boutique. The event will be held from 6-9pm. Champagne and Sugar Cookies will be served! PLUS, guests will receive a free Dirty Dolls Lingerie lace thong with the purchase of any bra and panty set. And as if that wasn’t enough, the Dolls will be offering 15% off all purchases made at the Intimate Affair.
Can’t get enough of the Dirty Dolls? Head over to Woodside Queens for an “Afternoon Delight with the Dolls!” On Sunday, December 11th, the Dirty Dolls are hosting an event which will feature several independent brands as well as other artists and entrepreneurs. The event is intended to be an opportunity for holiday shopping as well as networking for local designers, artists and other independent business women. Bra La Mode will be attending this Intimate Affair along with Darlene Campbell of the full-busted clothing company Campbell and Kate, legendary biscotti baker The Naughty Housewife, gourmet Japanese sugar importer Chambre de Sucre, boudoir photographer Yvonne Lynch, and hosiery retailer Peek Brooklyn. What an eclectic bunch! Come join the fun and spend a delightful afternoon with me and the Dolls! For more information about this unique event, Contact Me.
About Dirty Dolls Lingerie
Inspired by the vintage under-things worn by the starlets of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dirty Dolls Lingerie is bringing glamour back into the everyday. Dirty Dolls Lingerie was founded in November of 2008 by Courtney Leigh Newman and Erica Rosalind Paul, two veteran fashion designers known to their loyal customers simply as “The Dolls.” The company’s core mission is to provide gorgeous, perfectly fitted brassieres, panties, and shapers to women who wear hard-to-find sizes. The Dolls themselves are among the millions of ladies who’ve long been frustrated by the absence of great brassieres available to those blessed with sexy curves. After years of being forced to buy dull bras simply because they had beautiful bosoms, The Dolls decided to take matters into their own hands. The founding Dirty Dolls have set off on their quest to fit all women with exquisite lingerie, and to educate them in the importance of wearing supportive, yet coquettish under-things!
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