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For lingerie lovers and shoppers; news, reviews, vintage, history, sexy pics. http://www.sex-kitten.net/blog/category/that-lingerie-feeling/
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Should I Buy Lingerie for My Sweetie on Valentine’s Day? Or Am I Overthinking Underthings?

Should I Buy Lingerie for My Sweetie on Valentine’s Day? Or Am I Overthinking Underthings? | Lingerie Love | Scoop.it
Please send your questions for publication to gentlemanscholarslate@gmail.com. (Questions may be edited, or invented.) What kind of lingerie should I buy my new girlfriend for Valentine’s Day? She’s a 34-year-old Ph.D., 36D, and enjoys overthinking underthings. Please advise. The contemporary gentleman celebrates his sweetheart at the Feast of Saint Valentine...
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Lots of lingerie history here ~ as well as gift ideas.

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Vintage Sleaze: Stockings for the Stars Willy Demond Stocking Maker and Legman for Hollywood.

Vintage Sleaze: Stockings for the Stars Willy Demond Stocking Maker and Legman for Hollywood. | Lingerie Love | Scoop.it

Willy Demond.  Willy of Hollywood.  Stocking Maker to the Stars.  Willy the Stocking Man.  At one time, Willy had a virtual silky smooth monopoly...90 percent of the legs in Hollywood were Demond's. 

Willy Demond started making stockings around 1928.  He sold his first pair of fancy ones to Marilyn Miller for her role in "Sally" for nine dollars, according to the Miami News of June 11, 1948.  The story ran in gossiper Hedda Hopper's column.  He kept at it and got $2700 for a pair he made for June Haver.  Soon he was more than a stocking salesman…he was receiving credits as "movie hosiery designer" and in 1950 he was called "movie town hose specialist."  Of course this was all back in the day when gams WERE Hollywood.  All singing, but just as important, all dancing.  Legs.

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A little likely unknown stockings history

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From Bloomers to G-Strings: A History of Burlesque Underwear

From Bloomers to G-Strings: A History of Burlesque Underwear | Lingerie Love | Scoop.it

As a burlesque performer or even an enthusiast you may have seen the old photos of Bettie Page in the “Guide for Strip-Teasers.” It was published in 1953 as a guide to show how much a stripper could reveal depending on what US. State she was in. Burlesque has changed a lot since 1953, most especially the underwear! Let’s take a journey through the ages from the beginnings of burlesque onwards, as a whole, to see how the last few layers of a showgirls costume have changed.

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A brief history of women's underwear that focuses on Burleque dancers and dancing for male pleasure. This history really focuses on underwear starting in the 1920s but has some key point on what changes from generation to generation. Though this focuses on stage performances, this article has value because what is on stage or in the limelight generally has a hand in the popularity of a piece;.

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Undressing History: The Louvre Looks At The Mechanics Of Fashionable Shapes

Undressing History: The Louvre Looks At The Mechanics Of Fashionable Shapes | Lingerie Love | Scoop.it
The Louvre's Museum of Decorative Arts explores the surprising history of shape-changing undergarments in a new exhibit called 'Behind The Seams: An Indiscreet Look At The Mechanics of Fashion'.
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A Slip of a Girl: National Corset Week History

A Slip of a Girl: National Corset Week History | Lingerie Love | Scoop.it

A vintage National Corset Week store window (via), sometime after 1952, when the British industry introduced the advertising week.


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Corsets Bound To Stay Suffrage

Corsets Bound To Stay Suffrage | Lingerie Love | Scoop.it

In part three of my research into the complicated history of corsets, women's suffrage & feminism enters the story.


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Corsets Are Too Sexy?

Corsets Are Too Sexy? | Lingerie Love | Scoop.it

If the medial claims about corsets weren’t true, if they were as exaggerated as the corseted female form, why? Sex, of course. (Part two of my research into the complicated history of corsets.)


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What If Everything You Knew About The Corset Was Wrong?

What If Everything You Knew About The Corset Was Wrong? | Lingerie Love | Scoop.it

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.)


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Queen Victoria's stockings up for auction

Queen Victoria's stockings up for auction | Lingerie Love | Scoop.it

Dating from the 1870s, the historical hosiery comes embroidered with the royal VR monogram and will be auctioned off by Tennant’s Auction House in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, on Friday (April 26).

 

Social history author Dulcie Lewis, from Carperby, near Leyburn, has written a book on the history of women’s undergarments, entitled Casting Off The Corsets: A Brief History of Underwear.

 

She said Queen Victoria’s under garments do occasionally come up for sale as she would strangely  give away her underwear as presents to people who worked for her.

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Lingerie, Women and Eroticism: A Brief Study of the 21st Century Agent Provocateur Woman (Part 1/2)

Lingerie, Women and Eroticism: A Brief Study of the 21st Century Agent Provocateur Woman (Part 1/2) | Lingerie Love | Scoop.it
In 1971, Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren set up ‘Let it Rock’, their first King’s Road boutique. Their son followed in his parents’ footsteps and opened a shop in London with his wife in 1994...
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Peek-A-Boob: Video Vamp (Lynn Muscarella) Phone Sex Cable TV Show (Playboy, June 1992)

Peek-A-Boob: Video Vamp (Lynn Muscarella) Phone Sex Cable TV Show (Playboy, June 1992) | Lingerie Love | Scoop.it

Nestled in the clutter of Manhattan's late-night television fare is the ultimate in safe sex for the cable-ready: Voyeurvision, the nation's only live call-in tele-fantasy show. Four nights a week, Lynn Muscarella, the show's campy, vampy hostess, slithers over the sheets while encouraging her phone fans to flesh out their sexiest fantasies. Most, not surprisingly, involve her - which delights the Brooklyn-bred Muscarella. She jokes, teases, pouts, writhes - even blushes. "I'm your video game," she coos to a caller. "Tell me what you want."

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, March 2, 2013 5:17 PM

Lightyears ahead of things!

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Elmer Gantry: A Reason To Get Up In The Morning

Elmer Gantry: A Reason To Get Up In The Morning | Lingerie Love | Scoop.it

What may have begun as the vengeful opportunistic act of a lover scorned (deflowered and left to prostitution) is quickly shown to be more complicated, exposing more than unfinished business but unrequited feelings between the two.


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 25, 2013 6:09 PM

Lest you forget, Shirley Jones won an Oscar for her role of prostitute Lulu Bains in this film.

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The "Scoop" On Olga Panties

The "Scoop" On Olga Panties | Lingerie Love | Scoop.it

"The seam down the backside of these Olga panties can be easily misunderstood -- if you aren't aware of why it's there, on a woman's derriere."

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WWII: When female ambulence drivers had to worry about getting big butts

WWII: When female ambulence drivers had to worry about getting big butts | Lingerie Love | Scoop.it

The history of corsets during wartime (conversion to girdles), women's lives, and some cool vintage pics.


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Mary Phelps Jacob 1913 invents the modern brassiere

Mary Phelps Jacob 1913 invents the modern brassiere | Lingerie Love | Scoop.it

Mary Phelps Jacob After decades of stuffing themselves into seemingly barbaric undergarments of a mostly corset-like nature, women around the world finally began to get fed up. In 1913, a New York socialite decided to do something about it: the first modern brassiere was created by Mary Phelps Jacob. She patented her design, and now the brassiere is a standard part of nearly every modern woman's wardrobe.


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The Undie World Of Lili St. Cyr

The Undie World Of Lili St. Cyr | Lingerie Love | Scoop.it

Info on, ans info sought, regarding the burlesque performer's lingerie shop.


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I See London (But I Skip France) Just To See The Vintage Underpants - Deanna Dahlsad @ CollectorsQuest

I See London (But I Skip France) Just To See The Vintage Underpants - Deanna Dahlsad @ CollectorsQuest | Lingerie Love | Scoop.it

I’ve not yet been to London, or any other place across The Pond, but when I read this story of spies and lingerie–

 

Hold on a minute! Did I just say “spies and lingerie”?!

 

Yes; yes I did.

 

Former spy and first female Director General of MI5, Dame Stella Rimington (who went on to author spy novels), has just helped to open a huge historical archive for major UK retailer Marks & Spencer.


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