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Agent Provocateur

Agent Provocateur

Happy Monday Swimwear and Lingerie enthusiasts!

I’d like to dive right into our topic today if you don’t mind?

You see, I spent a good chunk of the weekend thinking over our Anything Goes Friday post about Agent Provocateur’s lingerie video, The Chase.

I have to say that unlike their past videos, such as the one with Kylie Minogue or The Muse, this one didn’t really ring true for me.

Na- unh

Na- unh

Yes, she looks spectacular in that set and it’s rather cute how she just keeps pursuing the dude as her clothing is ripped away.

... are more susceptible to sunburn. That's my PSA done for the day :)

... are more susceptible to sunburn. That's my PSA done for the day ๐Ÿ™‚

But, I really think they missed a sweet opportunity to go all Parkour on it and show just how crazy-in-shape she really is!

But, the only speaking part at the end, “You’re going down!” really came off as phony.

Much like this neato picture. Which is a shame, because the concept is kinda cool for both.

Much like this neato picture. Which is a shame, because the concept is kinda cool for both.

It felt tacked on and stupid. I could see her jumping up, slamming the purse and doing a football-esque kind of victory dance

Now, that would seem like a realistic reaction to running him down!

Now, that would seem like a realistic reaction to running him down!

…or even calling up the police on the cell phone that has handily been stored in her bra for just such an occasion.

Not really what I meant, but whatever.

Not really what I meant, but whatever.

{what? I can’t be the only person to do this all the time? Evidently, there has been some speculation that this is not a good thing to do…you can read about it here and here. I think I’ll wait for more peer reviewed data myself.}

But straddling him and saying that? Nah.

Not even close. Not to mention, this is a criminal she has just run down and is presumeably holding until the police show up…

yet she is in her lingerie… I had that very real feeling of not “Yah, alright, you go on there Wonder Woman”…but… “Damn, you’ve just put yourself in a really dangerous position wherein totally backward thinking folks would try to make a case that you were asking for a sexual assault regardless of your intentions or super-cool catchphrases.”

Wonder Woman says, "Unless you have an invisible jet and a lariat of truth, you need to make better choices"

Wonder Woman says, "Unless you have an invisible jet and a lariat of truth, you need to make better choices"

{I should note that I hate anything that would give THOSE people ANY excuse or encouragement to make those idiotic and ass-backwards claims that ANYONE deserves to be assaulted. Because NO ONE deserves to be assaulted. EVER.}

Sooo, yah. That’s where I landed on the whole thing. What about you? What do you think? Drop me a line in the comments and let me know.

Cheer,

Maggie

I think we ought to let the Hell’s Grannies take care of it!

Agent Provocateur Lingerie

Agent Provocateur Lingerie

Happy Friday my lovely Swimwear and Lingerie friends!

I’m so excited for the weekend! I have hugely grand plans and a serious determination to get ’em done too!

Agent Provocateur Rocks

Agent Provocateur Rocks

One of the plans is to get this post up before it suddenly isn’t Friday anymore ๐Ÿ™‚ {novel idea right?}

Today’s post features a lovely lingerie video from Agent Provocateur titled: The Chase.

I’ve got quite a bit to say about it, but I’ll save that for Monday’s post. Today is all about viewing, assessing and pondering.

Agent Provocateur

Agent Provocateur

Potential Questions:

What do you think of this as a lingerie ad?
Does it create a sensation or buzz around the lingerie?
How does it depict women and men?
What does it leave you thinking?

Agent Provocateur Lingerie

Agent Provocateur Lingerie

I’m looking forward to chatting about this next week, but for now, I’m going to practice my slow mo running to see if I can pull it off in as dignified a way as she does.

Cheers,

Maggie

Agent Provocateur

Agent Provocateur

La Perla S/S 2012 Lingerie Video

La Perla, S/S 2012

La Perla, S/S 2012

Happy Friday Swimwear and Lingerie Lovers!!!

For our relaxed Anything Goes Friday, I have fabulous little lingerie video for your viewing enjoyment.

This has been created by those fun folks over at La Perla. The video features some of the Spring/Summer 2012 Collection and is called “The Sixties Flair”.

Jeisa Chiminazzo is the model and she definitely nails the uppercut glamorous ’60’s.

I’m a big fan of this collection and love the delicate laces and transparent fabrics. The details are mesmerizing and you should definitely check out the entire Collection because there’s definitely something for everyone.

La Perla The Sixties Flair

La Perla The Sixties Flair

My only complaint, is I wish she wouldn’t slouch about. Posture is so important for good health.

Cheers,

Maggie

Affinitas Intimates Charlotte Balconet Bra

Affinitas Intimates Charlotte Balconet Bra

Happy Friday Swimwear and Lingerie buddies!

It’s a pretty laid back kind of day, so I figured we could all give our brains a bit of break.

Let’s just watch a video about lingerie from CurveNV, rather than discuss the essential fitting requirements and socio-political nature of lingerie marketing campaigns.

Watch for the Fall Winter 2012 collection from Affinitas Intimates. They’re absolutely lovely. I think the blue babydoll is my favourite!

Have a great weekend everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheers,

Maggie

I.D. Sarrieri Lingerie

I.D. Sarrieri Lingerie

Happy Friday my darling Swimwear and Lingerie friends!

For our Free For All Friday, I’ve found a lovely lingerie video of I.D.Sarrieri Lingerie from waaaaay back in 2008.

Oh NO! Not 2008!!! What kind of shoddy journalism is this?

Oh NO! Not 2008!!! What kind of shoddy journalism is this?

But don’t worry, the looks would be more than perfect for today’s styles and are in no way dated by being four years old.

I think that’s one of the main things that differentiates a fabulous designer… that their creations are not so slavishly devoted to fads and trends, rather they can hold their own year after year.

I.D. Sarrieri Fall/Winter 2012 Collection Debut at Curve NY

I.D. Sarrieri Fall/Winter 2012 Collection Debut at Curve NY

They were debuting their Fall/Winter 2012 Collection at Curve NY this past week and I couldn’t be more jealous of the folks who get the first looks! I’m sure it’s nothing short of spectacular.

The lingerie on the poster is jaw dropping. I love the architecture and styling. I can’t wait to see the rest of the line. But since I can’t see their newest line, we may as well have that gander at one of their previous collections. Keep a watch out for the very last look. It’s my favourite!

Pretty amazing right? I know!!!

I adore her use of lace and embellishment. Her designs work so beautifully with the female form. If only they went on sale a litle more frequently… Ah well, a girl can dream.

In fact, I plan to dream of lingerie all weekend and finally get back to my sewing machine!

In fact, I plan to dream of lingerie all weekend and finally get back to my sewing machine!

In the meantime, here’s a more recent video from the I.D. Sarrieri site for your viewing pleasure and to fuel your daydreams this weekend.

I.D. Sarrieri Lingerie Video

Lovely. That’s all. Just lovely.

I.D. Sarrieri Lingerie

I.D. Sarrieri Lingerie

Cheers,

Maggie

Happy Friday my darling Swimwear and Lingerie fans!

I hope you all have wonderful plans for this weekend, I know I do! I can’t wait to get started on them too! Exciting things happening around here and as always I’ve completely packed the two days full of a billion different things to do. I figure I can rest when I’m dead.

…and when that happens then I can finally join these lovely ladies!

Doesn't that sound like a fun hobby for decadently decaying gal?

Doesn't that sound like a fun hobby for decadently decaying gal?

Hmmm, odd little tangent there, if I do say so myself.

For Free For All Friday I have a wonderful advertising campaign from the always wonderful Aubade in France.

I love lingerie and I love the world of Marketing so when the two collide so perfectly I get a wee bit giddy. Tell me this isn’t the most common sense approach to building hype for your lingerie brand!

Short, sweet and oh so lovely as always.

Cheers,

Maggie

I'm not sure which is more amazing, Marilyn or that negligee/dress?

I'm not sure which is more amazing, Marilyn or that negligee/dress?

Happy Tuesday Swimwear and Lingerie friends.

We are frigidly cold here in Ontario, Canada, and I, for one, could you use some warming up. So, like any good vintage-lingerie-loving-gal, I tend to turn to vintage movies for a little distraction from the snow that needs shoveling at the end of my driveway. {Besides, the annoying plow will just stack it up again in no time, bigger and better. I might do just as well to leave it and practice ramping it out of the driveway! I could get some sweet air if I don’t bottom out and turn the car into a teeter totter, rocking on the frame}

For today’s Totally Retro Tuesday post, we have the always delectable Marilyn Monroe singing “I Want To Be Loved By You” from the fabulous movie Some Like It Hot.

She sings it perfectly, with just enough bounce and wiggle to show off that dress. In fact that dress ought to be a Super Star all in its own right… it nails the performance beautifully.

Right, let’s get right to that dress. Can you believe it was created with nude coloured, opaque mesh and strategically placed sequins? Considering the era this was produced in, I’m somewhat shocked that the costume designer was able to get away with it!

Then again, she also wore this... so the film was definitely channeling a burlesque-feel for the costumes!

Then again, she also wore this... so the film was definitely channeling a burlesque-feel for the costumes!

“Some Like It Hot” may be the film’s title, but that dress certainly wasn’t insulating anyone from the cold, nor would you be able to hide a nippular response to temperature changes {round these parts we can giggle and measure the temperature by how many stacked Smarties (M&Ms for the American readers) people seem to be smuggling in their bras}, which brings me to my Retro Tuesday point…{can you believe, I actually have a point? Amazeballs, I know! This may be the first sign of the advent of the Zombie Apocalypse}

Marilyn had a figure that just wouldn’t quit, but if we look at several shots in the film, it’s fairly obvious that this dress prevented her from wearing the typical, socially prescribed, support for her large bust.

Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot: Sans support!

Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot: Sans support!

…and you know what, that’s pretty amazing in my books. During an era, where women’s chests were sculpted into unnatural shapes and they were admonished not to leave the house without every inch of their being constrained by support/shaping garments, here we have an example of a natural breast shape and isn’t it refreshing?

This all came about, because I was looking for a good shot of her in that lingerie-esque dress and I saw her leaning over in the picture above, and thought “Wow, isn’t that unusual, here’s one of the greatest sex symbols ever, in the middle of a hot and steamy scene and her body is behaving naturally.How did that happen?

Then I started thinking, how sad it was that I was so impressed that her moment of dangling got past the censors? More importantly, that it hasn’t been profiled as {fake} proof that Marilyn was this size or that size and all the other ridiculous crap that people will say about a woman’s appearance, etc.?

What does it say that the natural shape of a breast is more surprising than a cosmetically enhanced or costuming enhanced shape?

I think it says, that we have quite a long way to go to claim ownership over natural representations of beauty in our media and society.

I know I’m probably just over thinking all of this, {I tend to do that at times} but I really am struck dumb {never mind the giggling… it’s a figure of speech, we all know that I rarely lose the gift the gab for more than a minute!} that a very brief moment in a film, had more of an affect on me than the whole ridiculous gender-bending story line.

Does it make you stop and think too? Or am I just weird? {seriously, you can let a few slide by… you don’t need to titter at every little self-deprecation}

Cheers,

Maggie

Marilyn

Hello Swimwear and Lingerie friends.

It’s Totally Retro Tuesday and to ease us back into our routines, I thought we could all enjoy a fun little video of a vintage 1930’s Fan Dance by Suzanna Kim from the movie/Public Service announcement “Slaves in Bondage“.

Wasn’t she lovely? Her costume was so perfectly glittery and cut just so it wouldn’t show until she decided to let it. I would have bet dollars to donuts that she wasn’t wearing a top, which just goes to show her skills in fan dancing.

I guess it just goes to show that today’s lingerie isn’t really so much more risque at all is it?

I hadn’t realized that exploitation films were produced throughout cinematic history, I had always assumed, incorrectly, that the 60’s and 70’s had the market cornered.

Funny how everyone always points to the past as the home of supposed “good” virtue and values, when really, thanks to basic human nature, all of the same issues are always there, sometimes hiding in the shadows and sometimes being promoted for movie profits.

Cheers,

Maggie

Betty Page Lingerie Video

Hiya Swimwear and Lingerie Buddies.

It’s Totally Retro Tuesday and I have a lovely, certainly not safe for work, video of Betty Page doing what she does best. Pretty great choice for Totally Retro Tuesday isn’t it?

Let’s watch in complete awe as the Mistress of Seduction show us how to wear lingerie and dress properly! {compared to her, I dress like a kindergartner… man I need to work on my moves a bit more}

There’s just something mesmerizing about her isn’t there? I think I know what it is, she carries herself very naturally. Her self-esteem and body confidence is undeniable. I love the second video, where she is dancing in the corset and playing to the camera.

She certainly was a Betty, wasn’t she?

Cheers,

Maggie

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart

Hello lovely Swimwear and Lingerie types!

It’s Totally Retro Tuesday and in honour of the upcoming holidays and the manically frenzied shoppers I see daily, I have decided that we will look at a lovely little “retro” video of how not to shop for lingerie, courtesy of Clark Griswold. Remember, no one likes an uncouth shopper! Thank goodness for online sales these days right?

Bet ya can't name the movie this clip is from!!!!

Bet ya can't name the movie this clip is from!!!!

The lovely lady at the counter {and by lovely, I do mean the butterface at the counter} is ridiculously tolerant of his openly lecherous shopping style. Witness the many things that you should definitely never say to a lingerie store employee!

What she should have done to him after the first nipple/breast pun!

What she should have done to him after the first nipple/breast pun!

{What do you mean, “What’s butterface supposed to mean? Shhhh, the movie’s starting, I’ll tell you after. Stop Bogarting all the popcorn!}

I gotta tell you, I was never a fan of the skimpy, high-waisted underwear from the late eighties/ early nineties. Frankly, they were not a friend to the broad hipped gal… tended to just make me look that much more hippy. I rejoiced when lowriders came back into style!

Wasn’t that just about the most uncomfortable you’ve ever felt in your whole darn life? No one does it better than Chevy Chase!

Chevy Chase at his best!

Chevy Chase at his best!

I would highly suggest you have your friends and family members view this as a public service type of educational video. After all, shopping during the holidays is bad enough, you throw in this kind of inappropriateness and WHAM! Restraining order for Christmas.

Cheers,

Maggie

Oh right, sorry, I almost forgot about your question. Butterface? Seriously? Were you never a kid? Basically you would say someone is a butterface, if they have a slamming body but a ‘meh face’= everything’s great butt-er-face…. cruel I know…I feel really bad now. In fairness, she has was in a major movie that is watched billions of times every winter and I… well, I talk to myself on the internet…and now I’m sad… See kids, being a meaney just doesn’t pay off…I’m gonna go and feel bad now.

Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart

…huh? Bogarting? Seriously? C’mon people… I can’t be the only one with knowledge of this fine street vernacular… fine, well you see Humphrey Bogart had these really big, moist lips and people wouldn’t want to share a drink or cigarette with him because he would get it all soppy… hence Bogarting. Some people think it means to keep something all to yourself and not share, but really it has to do with moisture levels. If you’re Bogarting the popcorn your stuffing so much in that half is falling out pre-moistened… kinda gross…