Our Cassandra Daywear Collection is an elegant grouping of nostalgic undergarments consisting of five coordinating pieces made of super soft charmeuse with a little bit of stretch and adorned with beautiful lace.
I’ve researched and written a lot about vintage nylon stockings over the years because the history of nylon stockings is quite fascinating to me. I’m sure most of you have heard about the scarcity of nylon during WWII — just months after the new invention hit store shelves on May 15, 1940. Even silk stockings, second choice to the preferred fit and feel of nylon, were in very short supply as silk was also used for the war effort and the war itself interfered with over-seas shipments.
...Here, 1942 Hollywood starlet Kay Bensel applied her faux stocking seams with a device “made from a screw driver handle, bicycle leg-clip, and an ordinary eyebrow pencil.”
Traditional tea dying is something of a lost art in these days of modern fabrics, but for those of us using heritage natural fabrics including lace from the only remaining active workshop in Nottingham, it's a gorgeous way to produce subtle vintage shades. This soft cup long line bralet with adjustable straps and a hook and eye back is made from antique tea rose silk and shows off the art of tea dyed lace.
Chrysalis Lingerie’s new line debuted this week in their online store. The company boasts new garments created "by trans women and for trans women." Their launch had been delayed multiple times, but now their basic line is finally coming to a mailbox near you. Needless to say, I was excited about their launch and being able to finally purchase underwear specifically designed with trans women’s bodies in mind.
Part one of my research into the complicated history of corsets. This article focuses on the so-called medical evidence of health problems & death in Victorian times from wearing corsets. (I still get a lot of flack from this series, which is in three parts.)
Former Victoria's Secret star Kylie Bisutti, who gave up modeling last February because it clashed with her Christian faith, has told how the fashion industry made her feel like a 'sex worker'.
The five-foot-ten brunette, 23, who was based in New York but now lives in the quiet town of Big Fork, Montana, with her husband, Mike, said on the Today show: 'It definitely felt like I was being made to sell sex. I just really started to feel exploited and sexualized.'
Yes, Virginia, like courtesans who rouged their breasts (or, more accurately, their areolas), flappers heightened the color of, and therefore the attention to, their knees. My guess is though, that they rouged post placement of their stockings.