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by Mandie Mutchie
Valentine's Day was yesterday, as the lingerie world surely knows! In my last column, I
shared pick-up lines and a story of how a happy couple met in an interesting way. But
things don't always go as they should (maybe perhaps Cupid has a little bit of wine before
he starts trying to aim) and dates do not always go so well!
Some people call Valentine's Day "Singles awareness day" because it can be excruciating
for those who don't have someone to listen to everyone else go gaga over the holiday!
Whether you celebrate single's awareness day, you've got a main squeeze to shower affection
on, or you're somewhere in between, the following collection of stories should bring a
smile to your face, or maybe even make you laugh out loud! It's a compilation of awful
dates from some of my facebook friends. So please enjoy the following tales, use them as
a "what not to do" guide, and remember - it could always be worse!
I'll start with the only actual Valentine's Day story -
My wife and I went to the Marriott for a Valentine's overnight. After dinner we got in
the elevator with a women's bowling team that was in town for a tournament. They were quite
inebriated and having fun. Before we reached the third floor the elevator stopped. We were
trapped for over an hour with a bunch of women that REALLY had to go to the bathroom. I
finally got the door open and we got out. The manager said he didn't want to call the fire
department because it would look bad for the hotel. Well, we got a free week-end out of it
and I didn't have to watch any bowlers pee in the corner of the elevator so, it worked out
for the best. - Craig, 64,
Next up is a TRIFECTA of awful dates, all from the same person who fortunately has quite the
sense of humor!
This fire was never lit!
When I first moved back to Madison I went out with a guy that I met online, who am I
kidding; most of my dating stories start with “a guy I met online” lol.
I was pretty excited, why…because he was a firefighter (pause for that
smile that comes across every girls face when you think of firefighters). So I waited
outside of the Barnes & Nobles for us to meet and then head down to The Taste of Madison.
He walked up and well the whole firefighter fantasy went out the window. He was shorter
and a bit more stout than his pictures showed, he was wearing pleated kakis, a button down
shirt that was tucked into his pants…not being shallow, just trying to give you the whole
picture…it was also strike one. Anyway, we go to The Taste of Madison where you can try amazing foods from
restaurants all over Madison. I being a girl was not going to eat before he did so we
walked around the capitol square three times before he looked at me and said “Would you
want to go to Red Robin instead?” I honestly just stood there trying to wrap my head around
what he had just said, I responded “Sure.” So I drove us to Red Robin, yes I was driving
because he didn’t drive in the city. We went to Red Robin; I needed a beer at this point
because I just wanted out. He then proceeds to tell me that he is allergic to beer…strike
two and I think three. After “dinner” I drove back to the Mall to drop him off and he asked
if I wanted to go see a movie and I said “Oh sorry, I can’t, I have to get home to let me
dog out.” He got out of the car and that was the end of that. But every time I have ever
signed back up for Match.com he always winks
at me lol
I feel like I should tell you about both dates with another guy I met online. They are
pretty epic, and yes, there were two dates. When telling this story to friends I refer to
him as short stack, you will figure out why pretty quickly.
On our first date we went for breakfast, I like breakfast dates because
midmornings I still look quite refreshing. Anyway, so he arrived and while I knew that he
was short I didn’t quite think about the fact that I am 5’4 and he was 5’2, but I thought oh
come on, so he is shorter I still wanted to give him a shot. We had breakfast and a
waitress walks by us and he asks her if he could have more coffee. This waitress
proceeds to give him a look like “are you really that stupid or do you have to try” and
then reaches for the coffee pot that is sitting on our table in between the two of us,
I just about died I was laughing so hard. Oh and he also brought his ex-girlfriend up a
number of times, by name which should have been a sign to me. Overall first date was not
that bad, second date however, awful. I had just returned from traveling for two weeks straight and literally
got off the plane, changed and headed out to meet him for drinks and then going to the
comedy club. I decided that I should have Vodka-Red Bull because that seemed logical,
good energy boost and calm the nerves (later I would discover that drink is a bad
combination). So drinks were fine and then we headed to the comedy club and that was alright
although I was starting to realize that I wasn’t seeing a third date in our future.
Well we went back to the bar after the comedy club was done (poor choice) and that is where
I turned into failure. Aside from continuing to talk about his ex-girlfriend and bring her
up, there was a girl standing next to me and she 100% accidentally spilled her drink on me
and he flipped out on her. Total short guy, stereotype, Napoleon complex. He went to the
restroom and the girl looked at me and said “Do you need help to get away from him; I can
help you get out of here.” I said that I was fine and she said “Are you sure?” I said I
Well because I am a good person I told him that he could stay at my
house because he had too much to drink and could not drive home. I am not proud of the
fact that I even made out with him at my apartment but we all have moments where we
think…well why not. Well while making out he proceeds to start dry-humping me like a spider
monkey and says “Do you like that baby.”
Yup…someday that sentence is going to be used in the right context and complete knock the
wind out of my sails because of short stack.
Oh and when I told him that I didn’t want to see him again because I wasn’t
ready to date, the king of thins not to say said “That’s ok, I have another date with
another girl on Thursday anyway.”
A Self-Absorbed Bargain
I went out with a guy that would not stop talking about himself; I honestly could not
get a word in edgewise. I even tried bringing up things about myself thinking he might ask
questions and he didn’t he turned it into him.
We went to dinner at a place on State Street and when dinner was done I reached for my
purse (pretending I was willing to chip in) and asked what I owed, to which he said “Oh
don’t worry about it, it was only $19 anyway…” Awesome
All three of those are from Kristina F
Retail Management Software Install Technician
(you can shorten to RMS Install Tech too lol)
Straight to the Heart
I met this woman through an acquaintance. We arranged a time to meet for dinner. Things
weren't going great from the start. I talked, she didn't talk much at all. Had a rather
blank look on her face. She didn't eat much of her food, yet she ordered a few drinks.
Later on, things got better, we started talking. Then I received the most random
"compliment". She looked down at my arms and said I have really nice veins. I was
speechless.....to say the least. Eventually, I took her home and we never went out again.
A couple months later, I talked to the acquaintance that introduced us, and he
mentioned that she had been meeting with the wrong people and was turned on to meth. He
said he hadn't talked to her in a long time. So, that was basically my worst dating
32 years old
Quad Graphics employee (6 years)
New Berlin, WI
Twitter handle: @BrewFan0419
Do you fancy cats?
Back some years ago before married life, before online dating was as common as it is
today, I decided to give it a go. Someone responded to my ad and the initial email
exchanges seemed OK So we agreed to meet at an East Side spot for brunch. There was no
initial spark at first sight, but nothing wins me over like a good conversation. Well, that
wasn't going to happen. We tried to find commons interests but there weren't many,
except, we were both cat owners. Now, I love my cat and he's part of the family, but I
don't subscribe to Cat Fancy magazine. She did. That takes cat ownership to a whole new
level. Somehow, between sips of coffee, the conversation morphed into her talking about
various articles she had recently read in Cat Fancy. One. After. Another. I don't remember if
it was the article about the recessive traits of the Pekingese cat or the one about toilet
training your cat, but I knew it was time to head out. I called for the check - we went
dutch, and I wished her good luck!
The Best Years of Her Life!
During another first time date, we agreed to meet at an East Side bar. We sat down at a
booth and began to chat. With a great song from the 80s coming through the bar's
speakers, the conversation quickly turned to
music. We both loved the music from that era and some of those great synth bands, like
Depeche Mode. Nice, something in common. I tried to carry the conversation to another
topic, but she brought it back to music. "The Smiths, The Cure. I mean, they just don't make
music like that anymore." She seemed to be pretty upset about this. "Music today just
sucks. There is nothing good today. I just wish I could go back to that era" She went on
and on, continuing her lamentation as if I wasn't there. "That was so much fun. Those
were some of the best years of my life."
Whoah, what? I was only 15 when the decade ended. She was certainly younger than I was
and, after some quick math, I realized she couldn't have been older than 10 at the end of
the 80s. Those were the best years of her life? It was clear I could never compete with
"those years" so, needless to say, we never had another date.
Michael P, works at a nonprofit in Milwaukee
We had not gone out long. He seemed good on paper and was an internet connection. I
thought it would be a nice "get to know you" date to do dinner and a movie at my house. He
walked in with a giant bottle of vodka and said we could have cocktails... Within my 1
drink, I didn't pay attention to him refilling his. He went out for a smoke and tripped up
the step to come back in doing a summersault into my kitchen. I thought it was odd. I had
to do some final touches to our dinner, when I went into the living room to tell him it was
ready, he was passed out. I tried to wake him nicely. Then I tried to seriously wake him -
there was no waking him. That's when I noticed that the majority of the bottle, you know, the
one that is so big that has the built in handle, was nearly empty. So, I went upstairs
to my bedroom, ate and talked about him on the phone. That was the end of him.
What is "Bill" short for?
Another attempt at an internet connection, this guy seemed to have the tough guy attitude
- a little rough around the edges, your basic project guy. It was a little exciting until on
our first date a friend of mine was joking around with me and called me William. He was
shocked and bothered that my name was William, since I told him it was Bill. BTW, he later
told me his middle name was William. I guess that and the fact that he had a tooth growing
out of the middle of the roof of his mouth seemed less appealing than the project at
A VERY handsome guy I pursued through work turned out to be a big city Chicago guy. I
envisioned fun downtown events and we actually ended up doing some. We would do a weekend by
his place, a weekend by mine in Racine and though the distance seemed challenging, it was
fun to go out on the town. I started to notice that all the events were my idea, the
conversation was subject to my initiation and there was very little thought put in by him.
The topper was at Christmas - he gave me a Clapper, that I firmly believe he picked up at
Walgreens on the way to my house. The funny part was, when using it - the clapping part
would not work, but when on the phone, my laugh would set it off. It would make me laugh
harder. He was gone after New Years.
- Compliance Specialist for a major Chicago based insurance company.
Well, whether you had the romantic Valentine's Day of your dreams, or a nightmare worse than
these (and trust me, there are submissions that I chose not to share!), I hope that we at
least made you smile with our stories!
If you DO have a great story for me, please send it along!
My boyfriend and I both readily admit that our first date was actually the worst date we have
ever been on - that should give singles some hope! Happy Belated Valentine's Day!
Also... A couple things. I am starting a few fitness challenge groups, so if you are
getting ready for Spring Break and need to get into Beach shape, please let me know! I even
have a great solution to help people lose 10-15 pounds in 21 days with fitness and easy
portion control (and no, you don't have to give up chocolate or wine)! Additionally, I
have a FREE water challenge starting Monday, so if you think you should be drinking more
water, message me to join! Finally, make sure you stay tuned to my social media pages, as I
still have ten more giveaways to do before I make my big announcement!
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Julie France Body Shapers Continues to Impress at Salon International de la Lingerie
For the sixth year in a row, Julie France Body Shapers stuns buyers around the world with functional, innovate shapewear solutions.
Julie France Body Shapers was one of the leading shapewear brands to attend Salon International de la Lingerie in Paris at the end of January. The Atlanta based brand held a strong presence at the show as they were sought after by top retailers from across the globe, each eager to learn more about the
seamless, microfiber shaping solutions from Julie France.
In addition to an extremely successful show, Julie France Body Shapers appeared in the Salon International de la Lingerie Fashion show featuring four unique and exciting styles from the Léger Ultra Firm Collection; JFL00 Frontless Panty Shaper, JFL13 High Waist Boxer, JFL06 High Waist Thong, JFL25 Mid Waist Panty Shaper. Each High Waist Style was shown using the innovative Loop and Strap system, which attaches the shaper to the bra for added security. Julie France impressed the crowd with shapewear that stayed true to the "roll free, bulge free, worry free" motto, even as the models strutted down the catwalk.
This was Julie France Body Shapers' sixth visit to Salon International de la Lingerie. Through the growth and popularity of the show, Julie France Body Shapers has connected with buyers from across the globe. Julie France has expanded to over 55 countries making our presence known worldwide.
More information regarding our two full collections of styles is available to be viewed at
www.juliefrance.com. You may also visit us at one of our upcoming shows in Las Vegas, New York, Chicago and Atlanta. For more information on Julie France Body Shapers or to place your order, please
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Dreamgirl Receives XBIZ
Award For Lingerie/ Apparel Company of the Year
Dreamgirl International proudly announces that it was named the 2014 Lingerie/Apparel Manufacturer of
the Year at the 2014 XBIZ Awards show, which was held at the Century Plaza Hotel. The star-
studded event honored top companies in the industry for their successful campaigns and
products throughout the year.
“This award is a testament to the hard work of our entire Product Development team and also to
the years of investment in sourcing and logistics in building a world class supply
chain,” cites Christopher Scharff, CEO of
The award follows the recent successful launch of Dreamgirl’s 2014/2015 Collection catalogue of
lingerie and upcoming release of its 2014/2015 Encore spring and summer collection catalogue.
Dreamgirl International is one of the fastest growing costume and lingerie manufacturers in
the world with 12 US Sales Representatives nationwide and over 20 International
distributors. Renowned for creating innovative new concepts, the company launched industry-changing costumes for women, men, couple’s and
“Our organization continues to execute its business plan across all product categories and
in all markets. I am extremely proud of our
management, employees, sales representatives, distributors and vendor partners for their
dedication and hard work in pursuit of our goals and vision. We are looking forward to an
exciting 2014-2015 season,” cited Christopher Scharff, CEO of Dreamgirl International.
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The new location of CURVENV Las Vegas offered a bright, airy atmosphere for buyers to shop the show floor. Filled with the best brands in designer lingerie, swimwear and men's elegance, retailers embraced the two-day format with open arms.
Once again, the 2-Day format show has proven itself successful! Enthusiastic, focused retailers were ready to write orders and take the time to discover new brands and products. Motivated by the new account incentive program, retailers had the chance to win exceptional prizes when booking new business. Among these buyer-centric prizes was the opportunity for 2 lucky retailers to win two round trip tickets to visit Salon International de la Lingerie 2014 in Paris.
Star retailers created a buzz on the "pink" carpet at CURVENV Las Vegas - Qualitative and diverse retailers included a strong category this season, resort & spas among them were Waldorf Astoria, Wynn Resort, The Resort at Pelican Hill, Canyon Ranch, Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and Ocean Reef Club. Top online stores
Amazon.com, Zappos, Asos, Fab.com and The Gilt Groupe; department stores included Lord & Taylor, & Dillard's. Swim, Lingerie and Men's brands met with leading retailers in their industry; for swim Everything But Water, Nubia
Swimwear.com, Sea Cup & up, Gone Bananas Beachwear, Kate & Lace Lingerie and Swim, Lulu's, Shirley & Co were among some of the top retailers; men's brands welcomed in their booth
Hisroom, Theluckypair.com, Freshpair; La Maison Simons, Mankind, Under U4 Men, Underwear Trunk and last but not least some of our key lingerie buyers
Herroom, Lille Boutique, Alla Prima, Luxe Lingerie, My Bra Boutique, Yve's Fine Lingerie, Free People. International buyers came from all over the Americas from Canada down to Brazil.
Each day started with a networking breakfast where buyers and exhibitors made initial introductions before their first appointment of the day (600+ appointments were booked through
curvexpo.com). Retailers were pampered with complimentary lunch and access to spa services in the relaxing beach lounge. The first day concluded with the beach party event that featured over 40 swim looks from designers such as Vitamin A, Luli
Fama, Pain de Sucre, Trina Turk, La Blanca, Michael Kors, Juicy Couture, Pull-in & Manus and much more. Complimentary cocktails and finger food created a fun environment to network and mingle with peers. On day two, retailers and exhibitors were eager to dive into another day of business, with retailers revisiting brands they prospected from the day before and exhibitors finalizing orders with their staple clients.
CURVENY New York brought +16% (compared to August 2012 with 3,385 buyers on show floor) and CURVENV Las Vegas kept the momentum from the previous August season (2,000 buyers on show floor) with its efficient, focused two-day format. This positive beat will continue to roll into the upcoming February 2014 shows, taking place in Las Vegas on February 17 and 18 2014 and in New York on February 23, 24 and 25 2014. Maintaining its prestigious position as
a leading designer lingerie, swimwear and men's elegance show, CURVExpo will roll out improved features for 2014 including a new web platform, expanded VIP retailer program and extended outreach to new, emerging designers. More than ever, CURVExpo is focusing on innovation to best serve the industry.
For more information, please visit www.curvexpo.com
or contact CURVExpo, 475 Park Ave South, 6th Floor - New York, NY 10016.
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Baci Lingerie Announces Successful Exhibition at Interfilière Paris
New Corsets & Fetish Collections Receive
Overwhelming Praise from European Distributors & Retailers!
Baci Lingerie concludes its successful exhibition at Interfilière Paris, held this past weekend at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Throughout Interfilière weekend, European distributors and retailers alike took particular note of the luxury lingerie company’s newest collections, Corsets by Baci and Fetish by
“The response to our new Corsets and Fetish Collections has been overwhelmingly positive,” says Baci Lingerie Director of Global Sales and Operations Christian Savoie. “Interfilière Paris provides the perfect venue to reconnect with our established European distributors and develop new relationships. We are pleased with the positive response and orders we have received for our new products.”
Corsets by Baci Collection is composed of well crafted and fashion runway inspired ready-to-wear styles, as well as classic bedroom styles, in two groupings of 14 styles. Featuring steel boning, which are stronger and more durable than traditional “lingerie corsets” and bustiers, Corsets by Baci aims to better create the silhouette women are seeking through corsets.
Fetish by Baci is a collection of three fetish-inspired lines of lingerie offerings. The lines, Subtle Obsessions, Playful Intentions, and, Dark Desires provide consumers with different levels of fetish wear, so anyone from the novice to the discerning dominatrix may always look her sexiest when embracing her kinkier side.
The new lines made a great impression on international distributors, as did Baci Lingerie’s commitment to support them. “We feel Baci is truly here to support us now, and our future together will be a very positive one,” says Baci France Office Manager Laure
Representatives from Baci Scandinavia seconded the sentiment, stating, “There is a renewed faith in the Baci brand and the Baci family. We are very excited about developing and growing the brand in Scandinavia.”
Baci Germany reps added, “We feel very comfortable with the people from Baci, and we know they will be there to support us in any way we need in order to be successful.”
Celebrating refinement at its most impressive, Interfilière Paris brings together the entire intimates and beachwear industry in the same pavilion as the Salon International de la Lingerie. A unique concept, the French expo offers the sector’s professionals a meeting place to discuss excellence in fabrics, the most sought-after accessories, design know-how, and share inspiration, while providing outlets for each and every element in the creation of finished products. On each day of the January Paris expo, trend-forecasting agencies partnering with the show offered forward-looking overviews of the Spring-Summer 2015 season and a preview of Autumn-Winter 2015/2016.
“The energy at the Paris Show really represented the drive behind Baci’s 2014 plans,” explains Baci owner, Frank Koretsky. “Meeting and working with our distributors, discussing and designing strategies, and showing the attendees our latest creations definitely helped to further secure Baci as a Global brand. Our 2014 schedule is filled with exciting changes, and we’re polishing up details for some big surprises in 2015.”
About Baci Lingerie:
Baci Lingerie, which derives its name from the Italian word "kisses," is a celebration of women. Baci’s exquisite lingerie officially debuted to the public in 2010 at the International Lingerie Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fine fabrics and flattering styles complimented every woman, enhancing her innate and unique sex appeal. The brand continues to evolve with new collections and designs, including its Diva line, which encourages women of all shapes and sizes to embrace their sexy side. Baci’s international partners work harmoniously to streamline trends, fashion, and concepts, while carrying the brand and philosophy to women of all walks of life. Baci is the brand to wear, featuring something for everyone and every occasion. Made by women, for women, Baci promotes healthy sexual confidence and “Celebrates Every Woman!” For more information, visit
About Interfilière Paris:
Reflecting the international market, Interfilière Paris prides itself in providing all the latest innovation, creativity and economic news required by its visitors: stylists, buyers, purchasers and production managers. Designed as a creative showcase for tomorrow’s trends, the trade fair, held in Paris, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, is a veritable source of inspiration, where the most important innovations and the best-performing fabrics demonstrate their full worth. For more information, visit
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For inquiries regarding New Business Development, please contact: NBD@Baci.com
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Baci Lingerie Corporate’s social media accounts include: www.Twitter.com/BaciKiss
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Project Las Vegas Announces New
Neighbors and Elevated Offerings
PROJECT Las Vegas at Magic Market Week, the largest menswear and dual gender trade fair for advanced contemporary apparel, premium denim, designer collections and footwear in the US market, offers an elevated shopping experience as The TENTS @ PROJECT are transitioned inside of Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
This positioning of The TENTS onto the main floor of PROJECT, continues the transformation toward an upscale sophisticated trade fair, giving attendees the ability to easily navigate from one destination to the next. Its modern look will also be echoed onto the PROJECT show floor giving surrounding booths an airy and open ambiance. New luxury booth packages will be made available to contemporary sportswear exhibitors.
After a successful launch at PROJECT NYC, the new neighborhood Tomorrow will make its PROJECT Las Vegas debut, with a collection of the world's most innovative and emerging designers. Brands featured will include Audience by Petrou/man, The Good Flock, Outclass, Icarius, and Superior Twill.
PROJECT Grooming has expanded in its second season in Las Vegas and will highlight men's finest personal care essentials from brands including Brooklyn Grooming, RPL Maison, and Edwin Jagger.
Blogger PROJECT, led by Marcus Troy, will encompass the most influential online menswear enthusiasts in the market - including Monsieur Jerome, Scout Sixteen, Dapper Lou and One Dapper Street. Members will select winners of the Blogger Awards, who will receive an engraved champagne bottle, courtesy of
The digital media experts will also have access to a photo studio, which will be used as a styling lounge were bloggers will model and feature the upcoming season's styles and trends - keeping their followers in the know.
Two additional guest lounges will be positioned on PROJECT's floor: one in the Surf neighborhood, and another in the Denim section, with a music listening area for attendees to recharge and connect.
The PROJECT show bags will be provided by AG Jeans
Outside the Convention Center, food trucks such as TacoFest, SausageFest, Lobster Me, Ben's BBQ, and Sauced will be offering a variety of lunchtime options.
The Official PROJECT party will be hosted at Marquee with PROJECT brand Moods of Norway hosting, and a special performance by A$AP Ferg.
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Held bi-annually in New York and Las Vegas, PROJECT is the world's preeminent contemporary fashion trade event, encompassing PROJECT and THE TENTS @ PROJECT. Bringing expertise and relevance to the global fashion industry through a highly merchandised approach, PROJECT creates destinations where innovation, commerce and service converge. For more information, please visit
ABOUT MAGIC MARKET WEEK
MAGIC MARKET WEEK is the most comprehensive global market week for contemporary fashion and the largest destination for fashion buyers and brands in the world. Every February and August, the industry gathers in Las Vegas for inspiration, connection, and to shop a portfolio of ten expertly merchandised and curated shows across every category, trend and price point. In fueling the business of fashion, MAGIC MARKET WEEK impacts what the world is wearing. For more information, please visit
Couture Launches Cool Smoothies™ Shapewear at CurveNY Booth # 434
Sophisticated design & technological know-how create a revolutionary
Cool Smoothies™, the latest design revolution from Curvy Couture, the brand of glamorous and sophisticated intimate apparel, will be revealed at the CurvExpo NY this February at booth #434. Astutely tailored with groundbreaking materials capable of regulating temperature, and the feminine signature of Lau’s designs, the High Waist Panty, Thigh Slimmer, Thigh Slimmer Singlet, BodyShaper and Shapewear Slip, form smoothing creations in the five piece series.
These under-layer constructions, cleverly conceived for maximum shaping and utmost comfort, utilize double layers of cooling mesh on midriff and thighs. The design incorporates panels that smooth the underarms and lift the bust, ruched seams that sculpt the bottom, adjustable straps at the waist to maintain placement and more. The technical fiber used in Cool Smoothies creates a sense of coolness and comfort upon contact with skin.
“Cool Smoothies by Curvy Couture offers a completely new experience in shapewear. The collection is a lifestyle must-have in one's wardrobe. It's as important as your bra and panty! ” says Dora Lau, CEO, President and Founder of Dora L International, Inc. The collection was created to invisibly enhance curvy women while augmenting the individuality of their outer layers - from jeans to dresses. With a keen understanding that feeling comfortable in your clothes and good about your body frees you to engage more fully in everyday life, these playful, sexy foundations are must-have components of every curvy closet. Cool Smoothies by Curvy Couture are available in both black and nude, in sizes Medium, Large, XL and XXL.
Known for her relentless pursuit of new materials and evolving technology, and guided by her highly honed aesthetic senses, Lau’s freshly cultivated, luxurious fashions lead the way in standards of comfort and durability. “Cool Smoothies is an extension of a woman’s undergarment collection with the ability to smooth and slim the body, therefore enhancing a one’s well being and confidence,” says Lau.
“We strive to leverage the latest fiber technologies and have developed a collection that enhances a woman’s curves with a beautiful smooth shape and is cool and comfortable on the skin,” Lau says. Contrast retro stitching, jacquard satin and meticulously placed ruffled trims are some the softening facets that seamlessly bind flirtation to function. The lightweight fabric is double layered for contour and maintains its stretch and recovery performance due to its inherent cutting-edge properties.
The shapewear collection can be viewed at booth #434 at the Curve New York trade show, taking place at the Javits Center North, in New York City on February 23, 24 & 25, 2014.
For more information go to www.curvycouture.com/
About Dora L International, Inc.
The DLI Management team has more than a century combined years of experience in the Intimate Apparel Industry, having worked on such brands as Warners, Olga, Debenhams, La Senza, Contessa, Maidenform, Bodyslimmers, Self Expressions, Agent Provocateur, Oscar de la Renta and Valentino. Since its inception, DLI has serviced customers such as United Retail, Lerner Stores, TJ Maxx, JC Penny, Soma, Nordstrom, Lane Bryant and Victoria’s Secrets. Dora L International, Inc. is a Certified Minority Business Enterprise/Women’s Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE).
Affinitas & Parfait Featured in the CW
“The Carrie Diaries”
Lingerie’s favorite time of year when it comes to media coverage –
February has already done global lingerie powerhouse Affinitas & Parfait justice, and
the month hasn’t even begun. Full speed ahead coming out of the New Year, the brand is
honored to count features in Marie Claire, Cosmo, ESSENCE and Latina, as well as a very
exciting spot in the CW network’s hit show “The Carrie Diaries”.
The prequel series to “Sex & the City,” “The Carrie Diaries” season two premieres, aired on
January 17th, features not one but two styles from Affinitas & Parfait. Lead character
Maggie Landers (played by Katie Findlay) must decide between two bustiers for a romantic
evening with her boyfriend. A hard choice
indeed, the two in question are the Affinitas Ida Bustier in Black to bring out her “inner
vixen” or the “racy red” Parfait Fiona Padded Camisole. While her decision remains undecided
on the show, we can’t help but think she must have chosen both!
In addition to “The Carrie Diaries,” Parfait is featured in the February issue of Marie
Claire. Celebrity blogger and Marie Claire contributor Nicolette Mason picks the Parfait
Nina Padded Bra & Brief in Cameo Pink as a full bust must in her “Big Girl in a Skinny
World” page. Not to be outdone, the Nina Wire Bra (also in Cameo Pink) gets a spotlight in
the February issue of Cosmo, hailed as a “Fun, Fearless Find Under $50”. Continuing the media
love for Parfait, the February issue of ESSENCE features the Danielle Longline
Bralette & High Waist Brief in Imperial Purple as a Valentine’s Day lingerie pick for “curvy
girls”. On REDBOOK online both Affinitas & Parfait are featured, the Hannah Balconet Bra
in Orchid and the Odette Balconet Bra in Black, respectively, as “Sexy Valentine’s Day”
combos. The brand also looks forward to further February features in Latina, All You
and Life & Style.
An editor and celebrity fave, Affinitas & Parfait have been featured in such esteemed
worldwide consumer media as W, TATLER, Marie Claire, Allure, The Daily Mirror, The Sun,
Oprah Magazine, People StyleWatch, Cosmopolitan, GLAMOUR, BRIDES, UK Weddings,
SELF, ESSENCE, Women's Health, SHAPE, Seventeen, Life & Style, People en Español,
The TODAY Show, The Carrie Diaries, E! News, Daily Candy and many, many more. The brand is
honored to have been worn by actresses including Sharon Stone, Sofia
Vergara, Gabrielle Union, Ashley Tisdale and Alicia Silverstone, supermodel Irina Shayk, British
soul singer Lianne La Havas and more. In regards to the Parfait "Tamara" Balconet Bra,
(Sofia) Vergara is even quoted saying, "When I find a bra that works for me…"
About Affinitas & Parfait
Sexy or sweet? Take your pick with Affinitas wide selection of affordable luxury bras,
panties, 3-pack Packaged Panties, camisoles, babydolls, chemises, bustiers and bodysuits,
ranging from basic, everyday styles to on-trend and special occasion pieces. Bras and
bustiers span a size range of 30-38 A-DDD, with all other items sized XS-XL. Cult
favorite sister line Parfait additionally caters to the full-bust market with
bras, bustiers, babydolls and camisoles (with built in bras) sized 28D – 40K; bottoms sized XS-XXL. Affinitas & Parfait collections are
proudly sold and distributed throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand,
UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Russia, Greece, Turkey, Czech Republic, Belarus,
Ireland, Middle East and South Africa.
Beautiful Bottoms Autumn Winter 2014
Luxury British lingerie, lounge and resort-wear label Beautiful Bottoms
is dedicated to creating timeless and effortless garments that make the wearer feel sexy, comfortable and elegant. Items are designed to flatter
the female form and are perfect for both the boudoir and beach.
The AW14 collection pushes the boundaries of lingerie design with otherworldly prints and
kaleidoscope imagery that take you to this galaxy and beyond. Block colours of scarlett red and zion blue are
juxtaposed with soft greens and pinks to formulate graphic yet diaphanous prints.
For the Winter season the brand will be expanding their sumptuous loungewear collection with delicate trousers and camis
in stone wash satin. The introduction of a small resort collection with swimsuits, bikinis and beachwear in cosmic prints will now add yet
another dimension to an ever evolving brand.
Beautiful Bottoms was founded in 2009 by Lauren Skerritt and Poppy Sexton-Wainwright during their time at University. The girls shared a
love for lingerie and had a vision to create a brand, which combined exciting prints in silk lingerie, loungewear and
beachwear styles at a middle range price point. The collections are lovingly designed in their
Available to buy Nationwide from Selfridges, Anthropologie, Fenwicks, and Coco De Mer
Christine Lingerie Covers Harlequin
Christine Lingerie is now dressing the covers of Harlequin! Harlequin Enterprises Limited is a
Toronto-based company that publishes approximately 120 new titles each month in 29
different languages in 107 international markets on six continents. Approximately 131 million of these well known romance novels
are purchased each and every year.
The final touches have been made to the Collection and the office is buzzing with
excitement as the Curvexpo Lingerie Show draws closer. On February 23, 24 & 25 buyers
from all over the world and representatives from the most prestigious boutiques and
department stores will be flying into NYC for the show. Christine Lingerie can be found in
Booth #530 at the Javits Centre.
Monday February 24th marks the first annual Lingerie Fashion “Night In” to be held at
Skyline Studios in TriBeCa. Christine will be presenting three runway looks from her Diva,
Garbo, and Gatsby Collections.
The Diva Collection features an exclusive (to Christine) French lace designed into black
lace boleros & bodices with Toffee and Ruby jewel tone chemises and bias cut gowns
appliquéd with lace and then daringly cut-away.
The Garbo Collection is made up of best-selling “basic” styles that have been revamped
this season to emphasize colour-blocking. Christine’s palate of colours has always been
on trend and now best selling kimonos can be banded in contrast adding a heightened
sense of drama to her already gorgeous foundations.
The Gatsby Collection is likely the most exciting new direction for the Season. Over the
top luxe lounge pants with side-seamed pockets and tunic length camisoles in textured
crepe silk are layered under a digital silk print from Italy boasting peacock plumes and
to make an appointment to see the Collection
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