September 6, 2013

Being Nailed By Don Draper...Or Censorship. You Choose.

 "The reason you haven't felt it is because it doesn't exist. What you call love was invented by guys like me, to sell nylons"....Don Draper.
Don Draper actually fingering some lucky chick in Mad Men.
Don Draper portrayed by Jon Hamm for Mad Men 
For the love of God....Don Draper, you nailed it. That there is our favorite quote by the trainwrecked, VERY HOT MESS Don Draper, played by Jon Hamm.
Not so Jon Hamm
He is so yummy, he makes us s.....cream! 
Speaking of being nailed.....
 ...well, nevermind, I am supposed to keep this blog semi PG rated, how about R? Yeah....we like R. Sometimes it's fun going outside the box, and while I am at it....Am tired of being CENSORED.Have been for months, even on our personal Facebook page. Not any longer! No more feeling we cannot express ourselves, even when it's purely benign. So with saying that....I'm fucking excited to let it loose and not going to take it any more!  (Sowwwwrrrryyy Mommy, for the F bomb). 

You are thinking what the hell is this blog post about?? Well, purely NOTHING, but sure just feels GOOD to let our personal thoughts pour out of our tired, swollen fingers OCCASIONALLY. I promise, to keep it OCCASIONALLY ;). But we still kept it lingerie related doncha notice!? If boring, at least a little entertaining? We hope? 

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10 Bra Mistakes You're Probably Making (And How To Fix Them)

Bras are not as complicated as you think. Here are 10 tips and tricks to reduce those anxiety thoughts about buying, washing, and just simply taking care of them. Don't fret! We are here to guide you! 
Yeah, I think this is one mistake we are not including in
our top ten. It kind of speaks for itself doncha think!?


You would not believe the mistakes you are probably doing yourself when it comes to your bra. All the way from purchasing one (YIKES), to taking care and keeping them healthy ;). We are following from recommendations from Bobbie Smith of Freshpair, from an article here from the Huffington Post. 

Top 10 Do's and Don'ts: (In no particular order)

  1. Fastening your bra on the tightest hooks. When measuring your band size, you should go according to the outermost set of hooks, not the innermost. "A bra is going to stretch about three inches in its lifetime," says Bobbie, and when it does, "that's when you go to the next set of hooks." Buy a bra that fits snugly on the last set of hooks, and only later should you need to use the tighter ones.
  2. Choosing a bra by cup size. So we shouldn't be choosing bras based on cup size? Nope, says Smith -- instead, start with the numerical band size. "Cup sizes are directly related to a band size," she told us. "So for somebody to say, 'Oh, I'm a D cup' is irrelevant unless you know what band size it's correlated with." Cup sizes are not standard, meaning you may be a D with one band size but a E with another size band. A 32D bra is a cup size smaller than a 34D, for example. Letting go of whatever cup size you think you are will allow you to explore and find the best-fitting bra for you. Which leads us to...
  3. Wearing a bra that's too small. Many women's identities are tied up in their cup sizes, Bobbie says, making them resistant to go up a cup size in order to go down a band size. But you may be wearing a 36C when your ribcage measurement is a 32... which would require you to buy a bra that's a 32E. "A lot of women I fit, I bring them down to a smaller back band size and and suddenly their cup sounds huge," says Bobbie, "and they think that it's a character flaw." Own that larger cup size -- it means your bra will actually fit you better.
  4. Thinking you can wear one bra with every type of outfit. Yeah, you just can't. Certain dresses are going to require a more perky shape, while some shirts might look better if your breasts sit lower and flatter. Try different bras for each item of clothing you have to ensure you're pairing your outfit with the best bra possible.
  5. Wearing a bra two days in a row. You may have that one bra you love, but bras shouldn't be worn two days in a row. "Letting a bra rest at least one day in between wear will help the elastic regain its strength," Bobbie tell us. "When you’re wearing it two days in a row, it's like pulling on a muscle -- it's going to strain it and it won't be able to snap back." One thing that helps keep that elastic fresh? "Washing it in cold water helps it, because the cold water shocks it." Oh, and while you're at it...
  6. Washing your bras with Woolite. Your mother might have given you that first bottle of Woolite for your delicates, but Bobbie revealed to us that Woolite is actually terrible for bras: "It was actually designed to soften wool, so you shouldn't use that on elastic, because you want the elastic to stay firm." That actually makes a lot of sense.
  7. Keeping a bra for too long. "When worn correctly and taken care of correctly, a bra is going to last you about eight months," Bobbie broke it to us. "After that, the band is stretched out, so it’s not going to support you anymore." That’s why you should have six to seven bras in your wardrobe so you can rotate them, making them last longer.
  8. Letting the band ride up on your back. "The back band should never be higher than the underwire," says Bobbie. If it does, it doesn't fit you properly.
  9.  Insisting on a contour-style bra instead of a softer seamed, lined bra. Contour bras are the molded ones, the kind that keep their shape even when they're in your drawer (and that you usually find at Victoria's Secret). Seamed bras are the soft ones with floppy fabric cups that mold to the shape of your breast. Which one is right for you, says Bobbie, depends on the texture of your boobs. "If your breasts are firm and they sit up high on their own," Bobbie recommends, "then you can get away with the push-up bras and the contour style." But if, like most women, your breasts are softer and not naturally perky, "they're going to settle at the bottom of the contour cup and you'll going to have space at the top of the strap." Why does this happen? "A breast is naturally cone-shaped, not round," Bobbie explains, "so when you wear a contour with its own shape, you're trying to fit soft tissue into that shape." That's when you get spillage or "quadra-boob." The seams of a seamed bra, on the other hand, function like the support beams of a house, giving structure and shape to the breast. They work with your breasts to mold to them, instead of your breasts having to fit into a pre-determined shape.
  10. Settling for a bra that doesn't fit.
Article courtesy of Huffington Post. 

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September 3, 2013

Lucie Ann Love. Nightgowns Featuring Claire Sandra by Lucie Ann Beverly Hills.

We have a deep love affair for a gal called Lucie Ann. She made the most luxurious nightwear ever created in mankind. Especially her collection of Claire Sandra's. We have blogged many times about Claire Sandra by Lucie Ann Beverly Hills, so we don't want to bore you with the heavy details on this designer. If you want to read about her and how she started, the history of her company, click here, "all posts about Lucie Ann". Otherwise, enjoy these rare finds, the pictures that is. If you are in the market to own an original Lucie Ann. Please do a search on eBay, and you will find many beautiful Lucie Ann's for auction or sale

Rare vintage advertisement featuring a Claire Sandra by Lucie Ann Beverly Hills. 
Julie Newmar in a Lucie Ann Sheer Peignoir for Life Magazine
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We own some of the rarest advertisements! This one is a very rare vintage advertisement. Featuring a Claire Sandra by Lucie Ann Beverly Hills nightgown and peignoir set. 

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Shop our vintage lingerie here!
We own some of the rarest advertisements! This one is a very rare vintage advertisement. Featuring a Claire Sandra by Lucie Ann Beverly Hills nightgown and peignoir set. 

We own some of the rarest advertisements! This one is a very rare vintage advertisement. Featuring a Claire Sandra by Lucie Ann Beverly Hills nightgown and peignoir set. 

Darrin buying Samantha a Lucie Ann,, a featured clip from Bewitched

Another clip from Bewitched. 

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