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With Love Lingerie:
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CurveNY
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Lipgloss & Lace: A Look at Daisy Corsets
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LingerieFW Continued:
Clare Bare
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Shibue Couture
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Continuous International Growth at INTERFILIERE
HONG KONG
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Lipgloss & Lace
               by Mandie Mutchie

Hello, Lipgloss & Lacers! Happy May Day! 
Hopefully, wherever you are is getting better weather than Milwaukee! 

If not, and you are looking for something to heat things up, I have just the brand to profile! 

Have you ever heard of Daisy Corsets? Either way, read on! 

While they do make many BEAUTIFUL corsets, that is not all this amazing brand has to offer. They also offer beachwear, and those styles are available from sizes XS-XL, which is a great range! 

Even better is that most of the rest of their collection, which includes lingerie, corsets that can be worn as outerwear, and of course, a wide variety of corsets, is available in a size range that goes up to six 6X. The great thing about corsets is that they are flattering to any shape and size, as they enhance the hourglass shape! 



Another standout about Daisy Corsets is that they have costumes, which in and of itself is ok, but the best thing about them is that you can separate the corset part of the costume for wear outside of 
Halloween or your occasion - you get more bang for your buck! 


I highly recommend that you check out more of this versatile brand! 

Here is their website - www.daisycorsets.com  

Here is an interview with Sex with Emily at The International Lingerie Show: 



And stay up-to-date by liking their facebook page! 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daisy-Corsets/288301364578508 






Thank you so much for reading! Stay tuned for the next edition of Lipgloss & Lace! 

xoxo, 

Mandie 

Amanda Mutchie began her professional modeling career nearly ten years ago, and has appeared in many national and international publications, and commercials. Over the course of her modeling career, she worked with many acclaimed makeup artists, learning from them along the way. She eventually became a makeup artist herself and started FaceScape Artistry. Now she works with incredible photographers, models, and other clients to create glamorous as well as natural makeup looks. She also channels her passion for fitness and nutrition and desire to help others into her work as a fitness professional, and is completing her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

For more information on Mandie go to www.MandieM.com,  email Mandie at mandelicious@gmail.com or follow her on Twitter & Instagram @mandelicious. Don't forget to "like" her pages on facebook, too! www.facebook.com/MandieLM  & www.facebook.com/FaceScapeArtistry 
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     Curve 
           Video by NandoVision
        Photos by Andrew (ADW) 
CURVENY New York just closed the doors of its Javits Center North Pavilion where the new lingerie, swim and men's collections were presented to great acclaim. In less than a week, the Fall-Winter 2014 collections were first unveiled on the West Coast at CURVENV Las Vegas before moving to the East Coast. The entire community of professional buyers, independent retailers, department stores and online retailers from all over North America came to reconnect with the brands they know and appreciate and to discover new fashion-forward brands. "After a great progression in 2013 of +16% in New York and +5% in Las Vegas, 2014 is a consolidation and a stabilization of an incredibly qualified and qualitative attendance." states Pierre-Nicolas Hurstel, CEO of CURVExpo. 

CURVENV Las Vegas presented approximately 150 brands in the luxurious setting of the Venetian Hotel which has become the destination for intimate apparel and fashion buyers coming to Las Vegas to shop market week. The new brands who exhibited in Las Vegas were Ajour, Barefoot Dreams, Betsey Johnson, Enell, Hottotties, Love Haus by Beach Bunny, Lusomé, Knixwear, Maison de Papillon, MotherFit, PSD Underwear, Pretty You London, Triumph, Tia Lyn, UGG Australia Loungewear, Vannina Vespirini, and more! The ballroom setting created an elegant and intimate atmosphere that most buyers recognized as their own lingerie boutique or retail department; a perfect setting to make connections and shop comfortably. The 2-day format continues to work very well for all parties involved. Approximately 2,000 buyers, mainly coming from the western states and Canada came to CURVENV Las Vegas, a number that is very much in keeping with the 2013 winter edition. All major buyers of lingerie, swim and men's were spotted on the floor sampling the collections, writing orders, in brief, strengthening relationships with their suppliers and make new connections: Backcountry.com (UT), Nordstrom (IL), Slo Swim (CA), Free People (PA), UnderU4Men (OR), Undercover Menswear (CA), Atlantis (NV), Hautelook (UT), Foundation 45 (OR), Lion's Lair (FL) and Allure Intimate Apparel (WI) to name a few. 

CURVENY New York including Boutique Lingerie keeps expanding its offerings with 320 brands present this season. The atmosphere of the show was business oriented in an intimate airy setting. New brands made their grand entrance this season: 2 Rios Lingerie, Absolutely Pom, Aima Dora, Ana Grant, Arlotta Home, Blackspade, Bluebella, Cache Coeur, Cool Smooties, Coquette, Dimanche Lingerie, Dear Bowie, Dollhouse Bettie, in love... with Pretty Polly, Hanes, L'Agent by Agent Provocateur, Les Jupons de Tess by La Petite Coquette, Lingadore, Lonely, Love & Grace, Nikol Djumon, Odile de Changy, Princess tam-tam, sapph, and more. 2,700 buyers descended upon Javits Center North, the special pavilion that has been CURVENYNew York home for the past three seasons. Every store that counts in the industry visited the show: Bloomingdale's (NY), Bergdorf Goodman (NY), Saks 5th Avenue (NY), Freshpair (NY), Amazon.com WA), Anthropologie (PA), Azalea (CA), Barenecessities.com (NJ), Title 9 (CA), ShopBop (NY) and Lille Boutique (OR) among others.

The seminars attracted a sizeable audience in particular the one conducted by Ali Cudby, CEO of Fab Foundations and author of 7 Steps to Boost Your Lingerie Business. Our get-together breakfast was also a success where new boutiques and retailers interact with the brands before their appointments on the show floor. The Eveden Fitting seminar and workshop remain very popular as well as the Trends Seminar that gives precious seasonal directions to buyers stocking up on the Fall-Winter 2014 collections. In addition, a Trend Wall placed at the entrance of the show and commented on a daily basis by trend specialist Maria Teresa Sampedro of Promostyl gave buyers a new opportunity for a more customized trend experience.
The new account program under the heading of "Love a new brand, Open an Account, Win a Trip to Paris" remains wildly popular increasing brand exposure and enticing retailers to get acquainted with new brands and broaden their selection. Over 300 entries were received for Las Vegas and New York combined out of which 2 buyers will be selected and go to Paris Mode City on July 5, 6 & 7 2014. Other winning tickets will be rewarded with special gifts. 
Other services such as our personal shopper program were met with success and generated a total of 20 appointments. The online appointment booking service is very much used by buyers who can prepare their visit way ahead of time: 1,000 appointments took place at CURVENY New York and 600 at CURVENV Las Vegas.
Last but not least, CURVENY New York hosted its first Lingerie Fashion Night 'IN' event on February 24th at Tribeca Skyline Studios. The evening featured an unprecedented, explosive lingerie runway show with a diverse group of models showcasing pieces from Fall/Winter 2014-2015 collections from the industry's top brands. The Platinum sponsors for the evening included Aubade, Wacoal, Eveden, UGG Australia, and Hanes Brands.
Guests of the Lingerie Fashion Night "IN" included press from Lucky Magazine, WWD, NBC News and Good Morning America, and chief buyers from major department stores including Barney's New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales all mingling with and key boutiques and online retailers over specialty cocktails and stunning 360-views of the Manhattan skyline before clamoring to see a runway show highlighting the intimates industry's best new pieces.
Overall, both shows have become the uncontested industry leaders, the not-to-be missed platform for every intimate apparel professional in North America. They offer twice a year an unparalleled networking opportunity promoted by CURVExpo on an ongoing basis through our presence on social media and e-newsletters. 
The next sessions will take place in August and present the Spring-Summer 2015 collections including many swimwear brands. CURVENY New York will be held on August 3, 4, 5, 2014 at the Javits Center North and CURVENV Las Vegas is scheduled for August 18 and 19, 2014 at the Venetian Hotel.
For more information, please visit www.curvexpo.com or contact:
CURVExpo, 475 Park Ave South, 6th Floor - New York, NY 10016.
Tel: (212) 993-8585 | Fax: (646) 607-9065 | Email: info@curvexpo.com 


     
   Coquette International 

                 www.coquette.com 


Tia Lyn Lingerie, iCollection,        
                   & Hauty

                    
www.golyta.com  




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Continuous International Growth at INTERFILIERE
       HONG KONG
Interfiliere Hong Kong has proven again to be the quality intimates and swimwear trade show to attend when looking for innovation and inspiration.
With a stable number of exhibitors and visitors, the organizer expresses its optimistic feeling about the 8th session of Interfiliere Hong Kong which took place on April 1-2, 2014, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.

3200 visitors attended the colorful and trend-inspired show. This year again 70% of the visitors were decision makers.
The feedback from exhibitors was ‘a definite success’. The show was a real business platform; bringing together the right people.
With a growth of +8% overseas visitors, the show confirms its international status. In 2013, the show already showed an international growth of +5% international buyers.

This growth is not coming from 1 specific country or region; the Americas, Europe, Russia & Baltic States and Asia were well-represented.
With a remarkable growth from Malaysia, Germany, Brazil and Japan.
Some new and returning visiting countries; Slovenia, Poland, Greece, Israel, Mexico and the Netherlands.
The top international visiting countries in 2014:
China  Japan  Germany  Taiwan  Thailand  Indonesia
United States  Russia & Baltic States  
United Kingdom  South Korea  France  India

With China being the biggest visiting country after Hong Kong; buyers from Guangdong were best represented followed by buyers and brands from Shanghai, Fujian, Zhejiang, Liaoning and Beijing.
INNOVATION, INSPIRATION AND PROTOTYPES
At the heart of the show, there were the projects and seminars which brought the added-value the buyer, designer is looking for when preparing their next collections.

From the FITNESS IN THE PARC-themed trend forum which gave the designers and buyers a clear overview of the latest trends in the bodyfashion industry; up to the pioneering collaboration between Eurovet, HKIAIA-member manufacturers and Concepts Paris for the CREATIVE LAB which showcased through prototypes the longings of the New Women. The feedback from visitors and participants has been enthusiastic and they look forward to future creative projects.

The Eco-System showcase gave each visitor the possibility to use their 5 senses and learn more about the life-cycle of textile, apparel and the impact it all has on mother earth.
The showcase also profiled some ecological prototypes, using the recycled and sustainable fabrics and products of exhibitors, created by the graduate students of the ACE institute of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The project was co-organized by Eurovet and the French Knitwear and Lingerie Federation. It was greatly received by exhibitors and visitors as sustainability is a hot topic in every company today.

All these events were coordinated with trend and informative seminars to enlighten the visitors. The topics varied from consumer focused seminars, trend inspiration to sustainability. Each speaker got the attention of the audience of a full seminar room.


WHAT DID EXHIBITORS THINK…
Interfiliere Hong Kong is an excellent show…has given us PROMINENT business contacts
Jeevan Rai - Sales & Marketing Manager - Garware Bestretch Limited (India)

It was our first participation at an Interfiliere show. We are happy with the result of the professional trade show and met interesting potential customers. We look forward to the next show!
Suchai Lertsukittipongsa - Manager of International Trade Department - Shantou Maniform Garments Co., Ltd (China)

Good atmosphere, we met quality buyers!
Ivy Xie – Sales Manager - Tak Hing Shing Textile Co., Ltd (China)

At Interfiliere Hong Kong we meet a lot of clients from Hong Kong, China and Asia. It is always an efficient and successful show for us, and that’s the reason why we have participated for many years.
Eddie Wong - Sales Manager - Hana Fashion (Taiwan)

This was our first participation at Interfiliere Hong Kong and it was a really good show for us. We met a lot of potential clients here!
Joy Hsieh - Sales Manager- Yuyuang Textile (Taiwan)

The 8th edition was a success for us. We met quality customers with a lot of potential!
Jean Malraux – Chairman – Broderies Deschamps (France)

This 2014 edition has been our 5th participation and we made some good quality contacts. We are satisfied with the results of the show.
Jean-Laurent Perrin – President – Perrin & Fils (France)

























For more information go to www.interfiliere.com 



2013

LingerieFW Continued 
        Clare Bare
                  video by NandoVision
Clare Bare is a sustainable lingerie brand based in Downtown Los Angeles.  Each piece is hand made using eco-friendly, vintage and salvaged fabrics and trim by a small team of lingerie loving girls. 

Starting with a blank canvas, Clare Bare transforms raw materials into unique textiles using organic dyes and original silk-screened artwork. 
*Pictures by Andrew (ADW) & 
 Jason Brazie (Brazie Enterprizes)





















For more information go to www.clarebare.com 

                Shibue Couture
                  video by NandoVision
Shibue Couture was born out of necessity when designer Jenny Buettner could not find an undergarment that did not show underneath her sleek silk gown.  Every product on the market showed lines somewhere, whether it be across the hip from panties the touted "no lines," or shapewear that pushed bulges out over the hips and thighs.  

After much trial and error, the No-Line Strapless Panty was born!  Since the launch of its initial product Shibue has expanded to include new and innovate products that solve fashion dilemmas.  Shibue Couture prides itself on blending functionality with practicality, and sexy with classy.  Women of all ages and sizes are encouraged to experience the new freedom offered by Shibue's products!  
*Pictures by Andrew (ADW) & Chang Gao &
         Hank Pegeron (Marckit Enterprises)  












For more information go to www.shibuecouture.com 

LingerieFW continued on page 4

Men's Underwear Website Deadgoodundies Welcomes New Brand
An exciting new collection - C-IN2 - has joined the fold at dedicated men's underwear and swimwear website Deadgoodundies.com.
DGU newcomer C-IN2 is a well-established name in the fashion industry thanks to its blend of expert craftsmanship and wearable fabrics with a subtle sporty influence. The collection is designed by Gregory Sovell, creator of the original 2(X)IST men's underwear.

"The fresh colors of the new summer 2014 season's styles are a great fit with DGU's other carefully selected collections from around the world," says Adam Davies, founding partner of Deadgoodundies. "We know many of our customers are fans of the brand so it's great that they can find C-IN2 on their favorite website dedicated to underwear for men."
This season's designs include limited edition colors and fabrics in the brand's most popular cut the Lo No Show Profile Brief. The modern shape mini brief is available in a pure cotton fabric in purple, mint or light blue in the Pop Color range or the vintage effect stripy cotton and microfiber option of the Hand Me Down designs.

Also joining the line-up is the sporty Grip Profile Brief that is sure to help fitness fans keep their cool with a perspiration wicking, fast dry material.
Deadgoodundies will be stocking a great selection of C-IN2's core designs as well as more fashion ranges later in the year.
The brand joins an international array of the best designer underwear for men from around Europe, South America, Canada, the USA and the UK. Deadgoodundies.com is unusual among online retailers because it remains focused purely on men's underwear and swimwear, with associated loungewear, nightwear, tops, t-shirts and socks from best selling ranges. DGU often has the widest selection of products from individual brands and frequently exclusive products from its top collections.
Company Information 

Deadgoodundies is an online only retailer stocking the best in designer men's underwear and swimwear from all over the world including: (in alphabetical order) Big Boys, Body Art, Bruno Banani, Bum-Chums, C-IN2, Clever Moda, Doreanse, Ergowear, Gregg Homme, HOM, Jockey, Joe Snyder, MANstore, Modus Vivendi, Mundo Unico, Olaf Benz, Pikante, Roberto Lucca, Sloggi and Wild Milk. DGU stocks everything from strings and thongs to briefs, hipsters, boxers and shorts as well as selected loungewear, socks, nightwear, T-shirts and more from their bestselling brands.
DGU are incredibly media friendly and always have high res images for fashion pages and samples for photo shoots as well as expert comment and market insight from partners Adam Davies and Jane Garner.
For more information www.deadgoodundies.com 



Deacon For Ann Summers
Ann Summers has been given a high fashion makeover by the acclaimed British designer Giles Deacon.
The collaboration is a first for Ann Summers, as the brand attempts to extend its offering and widen its appeal to take on other high street lingerie brands.
The underwear giant describes the new range as 'unapologetically sexy and bold with a dash of naughtiness.'
Giles Deacon, who worked for Bottega Veneta and Gucci before founding his own label, GILES, in 2003, once said that he 'didn’t design for wallflowers' and this mantra is certainly in evidence in this collection.






The Giles Deacon for Ann Summers SS14 collection is made up of four key lingerie and erotic ranges and fashion-forward 'sexcessories', including rose gold necklace and cuffs, lace eye masks and feather ticklers.
Key pieces have multifunctional detailing - straps that double up as hand cuffs, for example.
It's not for the shy! Giles once said that he 'didn't design for wallflowers' and his mantra has been injected into this collection of baby doll lace dresses and more daring underwear.
Speaking about the range Giles said: 'Ann Summers is an iconic brand recognized and loved by so many and which occupies a unique and successful position on the British high street. 
'I knew at the start when designing the collection that I wanted it to combine great shapes, thoughtful details and to be of the highest quality that would enable the pieces to be aspirational yet affordable.
'I also thought about different women who might be buying these pieces when designing the collection, with different aspects to their personalities whether that’s flirtation, dominance or playfulness - the finished collection enables them to pick and choose and have some fun with all of the ranges as a collection of lingerie that can be the foundation for any outfit or occasion.'
A spokesperson for Ann Summers, said: 'Giles’ collections are sexy yet always have a sense of fun, values that are in line with the Ann Summers brand - as a designer he is not afraid to be daring or to take risks, which is important. 
'We're so excited to launch this collection to our customers.'

                'Ask the 
Gozooko Guys'
Gozooko.com is a business technology and web hosting company. With over 20 years experience working with Fortune 500 companies the Gozooko Guy’s design, develop, deploy, and manage business technology solutions. Gozooko’s core focus is to provide affordable and efficient hosted ecommerce solutions to small and medium businesses. The past 3 years they have been working with manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers in the apparel industry. Gozooko has data centers in the western and central US, and services customers around the globe. The Gozooko Guy’s goal is to provide our customers with easy and affordable ecommerce solutions that allow them to spend time focusing on their core business and sales, instead of working on their ecommerce solution.”Please send your questions about business and technology to gozookoguys@gozooko.com   

     "Ask Andy"
Andy Weinstock has been in the fabric and textile business all his life, but professionally since 1969. 
"I love what I do, selling fabrics around the globe. I've met lots of interesting, creative, dynamic folks; some have become dear friends. I love to help new businesses find the things they need to become successful. It works for everyone." 
You can ask Andy questions about Fabrics at
Andy@mcpetesez.com  


The "Ask Andy", "Ask Mara" & 'Ask Goozoko Guys' Columns are opinion Columns and may not necessarily reflect the views of McPete Sez  


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