The winter weather has arrived! It has been incredibly brisk here in New York. And I understand there was a bit of snow in Paris during the 50th Anniversary edition of Salon International de la Lingerie as well. Despite the delayed flights and mucky city streets, I bet the flurries inspired a certain romanticism.
I can only imagine the Paris city lights twinkling through a nighttime snow fall… It seems apropos that the theme of the renowned show’s trend forum was “Ice Land” which featured four “universes” — Romantic, Innovation, Savage and Neo Nude. I first saw this emerging trend last year at a preview of the Marlies Dekkers Winter 2012 “Ice Queen” – Cool Scandinavia collection. At first glance, I fell in love with the icy, frosted, muted hues which were presented in delicate snowflake-inspired laces and embroideries adorned with crystal embellishments. The colors are quite a departure from the more traditional lingerie colors- black, nude, pink and red.
Speaking of pink and red… Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away! How do you celebrate the only day dedicated to romantic love? Do you cherish this day to honor your lover or has it become just another “Hallmark Holiday” for you? Do you shower your partner with intimate gifts, a handwritten love letter, red roses, confections, jewelry? Is lingerie in your Valentine’s Day forecast?
If you are looking to seduce your partner with a little something special this Valentine’s Day…. Dare to enter Rouge Séduire’s “Pin It to Win It” Valentine’s Day Contest to win a Bra and Panty set that is sure to tease and tempt the senses, intrigue the soul, and entice the very essence of self. The unparalleled, sexy and seductive, luxury lingerie line, Rouge Séduire has launched the “Pin It to Win It” Valentine’s Day Contest. Fans of the brand have the opportunity to express their originality by creating a dedicated Pinterest board representing the theme #TheArtofSeduction. On February 4th, the brand’s designer, Sharon Fan, will select one winner to receive a Rouge Séduire Bra and Panty set of their choice (valued up to $500 USD.) The winner will receive her new lingerie set just in time for the hottest holiday of the year, Valentine’s Day!
Linger in Spring Lake, N.J. is hosting the “Linger Mingler,” a Men’s Night Out this Thursday, January 31st from 6:30-8:00pm. The “Intimate Affair” will feature a LIVE Fashion Show and complimentary cocktails.
Sweetest Sin in Red Bank, N.J. is hosting their annual Valentine’s Day Soiree on Thursday, February 7th from 6:00-9:00pm. You can expect free gifts from brands such as Hanky Panty & Booty Parlor AND the event will feature special guests from LELO, the world’s leading designer brand for intimate lifestyle products.
Fleur du Mal has launched the Say My Name bespoke panty service exclusively on http://www.fleurdumal.com … just in time for Valentine’s Day. Order beautiful silk chiffon panties with a custom embroidered name or monogram for $98 in sizes S/M or M/L in either Blush or Fever.
This year, technology enabled brands like Ampere are making it easier for men and women to give or receive lingerie. Here are a few great Valentine’s Day gift options from Ampere:
the Madison Romper constructed of the finest silk charmeuse and accented with silk chiffon and lace details, the Gramercy and/or Chelsea Thongs which are designed to make a woman look and feel sexy while being comfortable enough to take her from day to night, the Gramercy and/or Chelsea Bras which are crafted with a luxurious scalloped, gold bourdon yarn embellished lace and silk lining (each bra order comes with a FREE matching panty,) or an E-Gift Card for $25 – $145.
The Underfashion Club is hosting its annual FEMMY Gala on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Cipriani 42nd Street, NYC. Again this year, the “Intimate Affair” will be hosted by Carson Kressley. This year’s Student Design Contest is sponsored by Penn Asia Co., Ltd., Regina Miracle International Ltd. and Stretchline Holdings Ltd. The theme is “Midnight Garden” – Seduction of Flowers. The Underfashion Club will be presenting FEMMY Awards to Bloomingdale’s, Cosabella and The Lenzing Group, the Innovation Award is being presented to Hautelook, and the Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient is Josie Natori of The Natori Company. For additional information regarding ticket purchase or to sponsor a table or to advertise in the event program, visit www.underfashionclub.org.
SAVE THE DATE – Lauren Rich, founder of RICHPR and LingerieFW, is planning a party to celebrate the close of Lingerie Fashion Week (LingerieFW) which is set to debut on February 22nd. The “Intimate Affair” will be sponsored in part by The Lingerie Journal and The Lingerie Alliance and will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 following the last runway show of the day. Details to follow….
Mark your calendars for these upcoming “Intimate Affairs” which are taking place here in the USA and around the World:
Pure London in London- February 10th – 12th, 2013
Moda Lingerie and Swimwear in Birmingham- February 17th – 19th, 2013
Curve NV in Las Vegas- February 18th – 19th, 2013
Lingerie Fashion Week (LingerieFW) in New York- February 22nd – 23rd, 2013
The Lingerie Collective in New York- February 24th – 26th, 2013
Curve NY in New York- February 24th – 26th, 2013
INDX Intimate Apparel Show in the UK- March 19th – 21st, 2013
China Sourcing Fair in Hong Kong- April 27th – 30th, 2013