Monday, February 1, 2016

Valentine's Day, Love, & Lingerie by Catherine Gavin

Valentine's Day is a short, but sweet way to ponder passion, desire and romance; so how can the flame of love hope to brightly burn through this very cold winter?
Here's my fashion answer to that question about Valentine's Day love and lingerie, that I thought you might truly enjoy.
Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Portland fashion and textile designer, Rio Wrenn, about this topic, and about her lingerie collection for women of all shapes and sizes.
Together with the creative team of Hart Portland art directors, fashion stylists and flower power enthusiasts, Jill Mason and Kate Hart, (WeAreHart.com) Portland photographer, Travis Geny, hair and make up designers, David Yu and Janelle Hayden, we set the studio on fire with the "Look of Love in All Shapes and Sizes Lingerie Shoot," with models Alina Phillips, Christine Shield, Favour Kibali, Vanessa Meier and Natasha Ward.
Wrenn of Raw (R A W) Textiles says, "I am a visual artist, textile designer, belly dancer and nature lover."
Okay, let's start today's fashion story about love in all shapes and sizes. What do you think about that statement, and how does it work with your lingerie designs for the female body?
Yes, that is so true. That statement goes very well with my processes and attitude towards life. When I started making lingerie, I wanted the samples and models to be a mix of small and large. That, of course, is defined by industry standards.
My muse is curvy and confident. We are all basically the same on the inside, yearning for love, and our body is just a shell. As far as my process of dyeing textiles goes, and my conceptual vision -- I transform decay and use unconventional objects to manifest beauty.
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Photography by Travis Geny, hair and make up by David Yu, art direction by fashion stylists Jill Mason and Kate Hart for Hart Portland, and modeled by Favour Kibali.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Naja Lingerie~You Had Me at Knickers.




' I am mine before I am anybody elses '

what a wonderful slogan.

I for one am delighted that they brought back this high waisted luxury panty. 




I have nothing further to add and I shall now let the knickers speak for themselves. 




Friday, February 21, 2014

Gritty, Grungy & Athletic: Your Dream Lingerie Is Here, Seattle!









images via Michi, photos by Gian Carlo Drueco

Michi: lingerie-inspired athletic wear

This stuff is just too adorable, and a 

little grungy if I do say so myself! 

It is a lifestyle-inspired brand, 

in fact. This gritty collection called

"The Knockout Collection" can be 

viewed further and purchased at 

the following links as well as at 

select Nordstroms with some killer

new designs for yoga chicks! 

http://michiny.com/





Saturday, October 19, 2013

Let's Do The Time Warp Again: Rocky Horror Inspired Lingerie



This is not a movie review, so let's not get into critiquing the movie. It did occur to me, though, that there is some fantastic lingerie in the movie, so let's take a look at some of it! 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

What Superheroes Wear Under Their Uniforms: Junction-Themed Lingerie



This stuff is just too cool, and I cannot wait until style like this is the norm. This was designed by Oya Furuya, who is a student at the Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo. The competition, called the Triumph Inspiration Award, gives out an award based on a quest for  fresh and creative prospective on lingerie design. 



The winner of the Japan competition takes part in the international in Shanghai. So, would you wear this under your superhero costume? Leave your creative or interesting comments below! 



Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Viva Vintage Lingerie! Wear It Out, Wear it Anyplace, Just Wear It!



So here we are in 2013 and still doing "The Madonna Thing" and wearing lingerie out in public? Hell yes we are! But don't give her too much credit, women have been doing it a long time! 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Lingerie of Heroes: Bloomers!



So here's an interesting fact I learned lately: many men who wear lingerie don't just love the usual underwear, they also love bloomers. That's right, those old style, old school pantaloons from days of old. Bloomers were originally named after a woman, Amelia Bloomer, and surprisingly enough they were actually created as part of the women's rights movement.

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