What’s new and trending in the world of lingerie and loungewear? Recently, there have been several exciting events where we’ve spotted hot new trends the world of lingerie. Today we share some of the highlights to keep you up to date.
Each year, Curve hosts two annual trade shows that showcase leading lingerie and swimwear brands alongside PROJECT WOMENS contemporary ready-to-wear brands. The New York show took place at the end of July and the Las Vegas show took place mid-August.
Although we were unable to attend the Curve shows this year, we love seeing what hot new trends in lingerie and swimwear are coming our way. The Lingerie Journal provided excellent recaps of both Las Vegas and New York!
Axami. Photo by John Brown, JSG Photography.
Hot New Trends
Did you know the hot new trend is wet-look lingerie? Wet-look lingerie is designed out of a nylon/spandex blend that is meant to look wet when worn. One of the concerns raised by many customers is how to keep the fabric looking great, even after washing.
Our friends over at The Lingerie Journal have a great post about how to care for this hot lingerie trend using Eucalan. Why not use Wrapture for an intoxicating, sexy jasmine fragrance? Check it out!
In Intimate Detail
We are thrilled to announce that our friend Cora Harrington of The Lingerie Addict has published a book! In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear and Love Lingerie is a must-have compendium with 152 gorgeously-illustrated pages. In Intimate Detail covers everything from the basics of shopping for bras and underwear, to how to shop for a corset, purchase custom lingerie, discover your ideal wedding underpinnings, or buy a binder for the first time. This a resource you’ll read and re-read for years to come.
Cora is traveling now for book signings. She’ll be at the Department of Curiosities in Chicago this weekend and she has another signing coming up in Brooklyn in October. Follow Cora on Instagram to learn where she’ll be next!
We hope this keeps you up to date on the hottest happenings in lingerie! If you have any questions on how to care for your lingerie, check out some of our previous posts on how to keep your delicates looking great and smelling amazing. We also have a lingerie board on Pinterest if you’re looking for some shopping ideas!
Meet Molly, our 2 year old Westie who has a fondness for raw beef bones. She enjoys nibbling on the fat and licking out the marrow. She gets right into it and her beautiful whiskers end up looking very greasy and stringy. Eucalan to the rescue.
Speaking of rescue, that’s how we came across Molly. We were looking for a small dog through the SPCA and other rescue dog associations. In my heart, I really wanted a Westie, so we were scouring the internet. There are a lot of dogs needing rescue and not many West Highland Terriers to be found in our area. We really felt it was fate when we found Molly’s listing with Ontario Canine Rescue http://www.ontariocaninerescue.com/ . Our application to adopt was accepted and we were able to meet and eventually take Molly home. Her tough life was over…we have never been happier. Molly’s former life as a breed dog at a puppy mill in Quebec (now shut-down) is 7 months behind her. Although she is still very shy and trembles in new situations, she has settled into her new home and is really coming out of her shell, showing her true Westie personality. I think I got off topic…back to the real reason for this post….greasy whiskers.
We bath Molly in our laundry tub. As you can see, I put Eucalan in the tub and then start to fill it with tepid water. I fill it high enough that it reaches Molly’s belly. I then use a cup or my hands to scoop water up and pour it on her body, tail, and neck.
She doesn’t love it, but she does tolerate her baths. Eucalan is very mild and non-toxic, so I don’t worry if she licks the water a little bit. I wet my hands and stroke them on her head and around her muzzle, careful not to get water/soap in her ears, eyes or nose. In this instance, I used a bit of straight Eucalan on my hands and pulled it through those greasy whiskers. I then rinsed the soap off her whiskers before she tried to lick it off! Eucalan is a no-rinse product however, if you are putting the soap directly on your dog, then you will need to rinse it out as it is a concentrate and you probably have more soap on the dog than you realize.
It was a gorgeous day, so I towel dried Molly, then tied her on her leash and took her outside to dry in the shade. Eucalan contains a touch of lanolin which acts as a natural conditioner for your dog’s skin and fur. You might consider using the eucalyptus or lavender scent as those essential oils are natural moth and flea inhibitors. I wash Molly’s bedding in the lavender Eucalan also.
I then gave her a nice brush and she was looking good as new.
– Submitted by Tabatha