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Freya's Edina Longline Padded Bra in Graphite

Freya's Edina Longline Padded Bra in Graphite

Hello Swimwear and Lingerie lovers.

Pardon my typing today, I’m going cold-turkey on the chocolate and candies over here and it’s going… well (?)

Must eat something with red dye # 12... NOW!

Must eat something with red dye # 12... NOW!

Nah, I’m just kidding. I’m fine.

Nothing to worry about over here. I just had a little epiphany yesterday evening and realized that I really don’t like what the candy does to me. I become a whole other person.

Me WANT CANDY! AHHHHHHHHHHHRGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Me WANT CANDY! AHHHHHHHHHHHRGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Nooooo, not that person, but it’s a pretty close approximation!

{sadly, our hair is even pretty similar…although I have a little less crazy around the eyes perhaps}

If we tiptoe quietly back to the point of this post, maybe we won't set off the chocoholic...

If we tiptoe quietly back to the point of this post, maybe we won't set off the chocoholic...

Anyway, today is Totally Retro Tuesday and I have a lovely little vintage lingerie ad for your reading pleasure.

It’s in French and if you’re not a fellow survivor of French Immersion, don’t worry, you aren’t missing anything. The words aren’t really the important thing here.

This type of ad always makes me want to go shopping. I have been coveting a longline bra as long as I can remember. It could be a by-product of having Madonna‘s Like a Virgin phase, indelibly burned on my innnocent young brain.

Sure... SHE can find a size that fits... C'mon lingerie companies, hook a sister up!

Sure... SHE can find a size that fits... C'mon lingerie companies, hook a sister up!

I love the way they look and I think I love the way they feel.

There’s just something so very beautiful about them and the way they shape women’s bodies. Not to mention the way they shape our body language… Vogue

{whispering it in a fake echo voice…vogue, vogue, vogue, vogue….}

{although, without ever actually having one in my real size, it’s obviously difficult to say that with absolute certainty}

This might just be a case of coveting something that I can’t have. I can’t have fish or seafood either and I’m told they’re wonderful, but I really wouldn’t know.

{frankly it all looks like wet cockroaches that eat the poop of things swimming above them to me… although I could get behind the whole garlic butter dip!}

Beware the lobster bra...ooooh creepy and a bit nippy by the looks of it.

Beware the lobster bra...ooooh creepy and a bit nippy by the looks of it.

What if I could eat them and they were just blah and fishy-ish? I really hope that isn’t the case with the illusive longline bra. I really, really want one.

{Not to eat, to wear… just thought I had better clear that up… seemed a little ambiguous on the second read through!}

You better believe it! The lingerie-force is strong with this one! Yay capitalism!

You better believe it! The lingerie-force is strong with this one! Yay capitalism!

Freya had one out last season the nieve and it was so very stunning and perfect and perfectly out of my reach due to their willingness to only make it up to a 36 not a 38.

Freya Nieve Longline Bra, WANT

Freya Nieve Longline Bra, WANT

sigh…

Of all the ones I have tried on, some, supposedly, even in my size, I have yet to find one that fits comfortably.

Yet another Freya longline bra I can't have... sniff, sniff...

Yet another Freya longline bra I can't have... sniff, sniff...

Either they are too small in the band, or the bottom portion is longer than my actual ribcage and ends up floating away from my tummy and waist in a medieval armour type of look.

Freya Longline Bra in Pink Floral Print

Freya Longline Bra in Pink Floral Print

Have you had this kind of an issue?

Have you had any success with longlines? Is there are a brand that has a nice design that works with short waisted people?

Tell me please and I'll love you more than chocolate, but not more than longline bras...'cause that's just crazy-talk!

Tell me please and I'll love you more than chocolate, but not more than longline bras...'cause that's just crazy-talk!

Please leave me a comment and direct me to a longline bra that fits larger bands size {although I’m not really sure that 38 IS considered a larger band size} so I can stop whining and get shopping!

Cheers,

Maggie

Madonna in the Like A Virgin days, nifty corset!

Madonna in the Like A Virgin days, nifty corset!

Hallo Swimwear and Lingerie friends.

How’s your week shaping up? Well, if you’re reading this, you’ve obviously survived the hell that was Monday… mine was rather brutal and I really felt dour and like I needed something kind of crazy and pick me up-ish.

So, I thought, “Hmmm, what’s crazier than the 80′s?”

Melanie Griffith and Joan Cusack in Working Girl

Melanie Griffith and Joan Cusack in Working Girl

Right? This is Totally Retro Tuesday after all. Apparently enough time has passed that the 80′s are considered fully retro.

Therefore, for you viewing pleasure, may I present to you the shame that is “Bee Dees by Triumph Lingerie!!!!”

Bwa haaa haaaa! Amazing right?

I’m not really sure where to begin with all of that. The really bad attempt at New Age or break dancing or the skipping people in super baggy clothing? Jeez, it’s just all bad. Really, really bad. The lingerie is a mix between super cheap looking Halloween costumery and Industrial granny lace.

I want to look away, but I can’t, the multitude of flashing lights, overly bright colours and frenetic movement with edgy freeze stances is more than my poor apres millenium brain can handle right now.

I think this may actually cause seizures if watched too much.

Weird Science

Weird Science

Interesting tip: Everyone thought the 80′s were bizarre due to the drug culture, but they were really just juiced up on all the extra pigment pumped into their cosmetics, hair dyes, clothing and food.

Orange dye #13 was the worst offender, it made people dance like this:

Oh, wait, no… that was most definitely fueled by drugs. Hmm

This one is all about the joy of dance and lingerie!

Ahhh, Flashdance… lingerie, dancing and streaky makeup. Pure Fabulous! Who doesn’t feel better now?

I know! I’ll let you in on a little secret. Whenever I’m feeling a little ‘meh’ and I want to perk up and maybe feel a bit better about myself… I watch something completely tragic, like an early 80′s teenie bopper movie!!! There is no better mood elevator on this planet my friends.

Can't Buy Me Love!

Can't Buy Me Love!

Seriously, I look at the hairstyles, the makeup choices, the clothing, the dancing, the… well the everything and I think, “Wow! We were all really ugly back then and we didn’t care”

Sounds kinda shallow doesn’t it? But I dare you to watch the above commercial or the movie clip below and not think those thoughts!

Am I right or am I right?

{Quick side note, how smoking was Geena Davis in the lingerie? About as smoking as a football in the microwave I would say :)}

Anyhoo, I’m feeling loads better now, how about you?

Cheers,

Maggie

Sigourney Weaver in Working Girl

Sigourney Weaver in Working Girl

Tights, tights everywhere

Tights, tights everywhere

Hello Swimwear and Lingerie fanatics. Happy Monday everybody!

Hope your weekend was as wonderful as mine and that you’re all ready to dive back into the work week… No diving? That’s okay too. Just ease into it as best you can. In fact, to help you, I have a nice easy reading and looking post for you today. Nothing too stressful, not too much to think about.

{yup that’s me, nice. I’m a giver, it’s what I do}

Careful now... don't rip them!

Careful now... don't rip them!

For today’s Must Have Monday post, I thought I would delve into the wild and wonderful world of tights, also known as stockings, pantyhose or nylons or what have you. You see, it’s getting right cold around here in the evenings and getting up early in the mornings to leave for work is leaving me a wee bit shivery in my professional attire. I think it may be time to break out the warmish leg coverings.

Definitely NOT boring!

Definitely NOT boring!

But I don’t want to look blah… or boringly ordinary. Nope, I figure if they can insist that I wear pantyhose and look “polished”, then I can take the mickey and have a little fun. You know… express myself!

Sing it Madonna!

Seriously though, let’s take a little look at some of the awesome tights on the market and see if I could get away with a few leg designs.

Very professional attire, don't ya think?

Very professional attire, don't ya think?

First up are these seriously kickin’ tights from Wolford; the Cheryl Tights.

Cheryl Tights from Wolford

Cheryl Tights from Wolford

Bit of a houndstooth pattern thing going on here.

I also love the slinky feel to these ones. Don’t you love how the pattern wraps around and seems to coil about her legs? They’re the Starlette Leggings, also from Wolford.

Starlette Leggings from Wolford

Starlette Leggings from Wolford

Jumping on over to Falke, I was immediately struck by the linear feel of these tights, the “fine Stripes” design.

Falke Fine Stripes

Falke Fine Stripes

And last but not least, Falke Lace Net: All swirly and crazy but ordered and cool at the same time! Love, love, love these. Pretty sure I had a pair similar to them back in the 80′s… but in white… Hey! Don’t judge, we kids in the 80′s wore lot’s of smokin’ hot styles.

Falke Lace Net

Falke Lace Net

Have you got your fall leg wear all ready to go yet? Anything from the new lines catching your eye?

Cheers,

Maggie

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