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Monday, February 1, 2016

Valentine's Day Romper Roundup

Valentine's Day is on a Sunday this year, so most of you are probably going out on a Saturday and staying in bed late the morning over. And what better to wear when sleeping in than a romper? The three-piece lingerie suit is great for the night before, but you'll want some comfort the morning after. Here's my roundup of playsuit favorites that'll put you in a good mood on Feburary 15th, no matter what happens the day before.

From top, clockwise from left:

1. Eberjey Plume of Love Teddy
Even though you buy it for Valentine's Day, the soft cotton jersey and muted feminine detailing will make this a perennial favorite.

2. Only Hearts So Fine Low-Back Bodysuit I have this bodysuit and love how versatile it can be. The lace detailing on the bottom makes this lingerie-as-outerwear-friendly so you can wear it with jeans/skirts/whatever and let it just look like a tank top. Friendly in the front and a party in the back with a deep scoop.

3. Else Lingerie Baklava Cut-Out Bodysuit For the ladies who love patterns, the geometric motif on this bodysuit gives a super-modern mood while perfectly placed cutouts are flattering on everyone. Wear it under an oversized buttondown and let yourself unbutton one more than you usually do.

4. Free People Midnight Hours Bodysuit 
A perfectly paired combo of lace and mesh. Deep V front and back is universally flattering and makes it another great contender for innerwear-as-outerwear.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Breezy Whites for Summer Weekends

I'm sartorially torn these days. Part of me yearns to fill my closet with tailored, sharp basics to elevate my office style a bit more, yet another part of me just wants to run around the city looking hippie-chic all day. Considering I spend five out of seven days in a corporate office, I know which way I need to lean, but I can channel my inner bohemian (wait, what?) on the weekends.

Let's be serious for a minute though, my inner bohemian these days goes as far as wearing a jersey maxidress from J.Crew (in black, no less) with an oversized open-knit cardigan from Anthropologie, just to give you some context. But I did have a part-time sales stint at Free People during college, so I'm pretty sure I could score at least an A- in Boho Dress 101. It also probably explains why I'm so drawn to this dress so much as well.


This dress is a summer style triple threat: it's flowy & breezy, white, and layerable into fall (and again into summer). In the summer, all I want to wear are breezy, flowy things (mainly to avoid sweating through my clothes in stifling city heat. Sexy, yea?), and let's ignore the fact that you'd probably need to wear another slip dress under this slip dress to wear this innerwear as outerwear. And I want everything to be white—I get a nice bronze which looks nice with white clothing, or so I've been told. The layerability is a total plus; throw on some leggings, boots and a sweater and you're good to go. 

But if you don't mind, let me just have two more blissful, bare-legged months.


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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Intimate Interview: Arin Robinson & Jessie Zinke of Zinke Design

Arin Robinson (L) and Jessie Zinke (R), Sisters & founders of Zinke Intimates

I got to meet Arin & Jessie of Zinke Intimates back in September at Journelle's Fashion's Night Out event. It was the first time I had seen their collection in person, and I was stunned by how gorgeous their pieces were. I'm a huge fan of bralettes in general (if you haven't figured that out by now), and theirs are definitely at the top of my list of favorites. Their pieces are sexy and playful at the same time, and the colors they choose for their collections speak to me on so many different emotional levels. Whatever mood you find yourself in, Zinke has a bra for that.

They generously answered a few questions I had about their beautiful collection, working together as sisters & what inspired some of their pieces.

(P.S. In case you're planning on doing some holiday shopping (or just putting together your own holiday wishlist) over the Thanksgiving holiday, check out the list of suggested retailers at the bottom of this post!)

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Stargazer bralet & panty set in aubergine

Pretty Little Underthings: What’s it like to work together as sisters and live different cities?


Zinke Intimates: Anyone that has a sister can probably relate to the fact that nobody knows you better than your sister. We can read each other’s minds, get away with saying things others wouldn’t dare and we’re super protective of each other. Now with the distance we communicate more via iChat than over lunch, but our strong connection has remained the same.  



PLU: What is the most rewarding moment of the design/production process?
Zinke: Hearing feedback from buyers! 




Once Upon a Midnight jumper, Zinke Holiday Collection

PLU: What are some of the challenges you’ve had to overcome to make this line happen?


Zinke: We debuted Zinke when the economy had reached a significant low, which made marketing especially difficult. We have a great appreciation for the importance of each piece being marketable to retailers.  





PLU: What has inspired your past collections? What inspired the holiday collection?


Zinke: Color has been a major player in our past collections (Electric Girl Collection & Summer 2010).  The holiday collection is really an extension of our fall ‘10 Love Letters collection. The color palate is smoldering & romantic – a little more subdued than the past collections.  Edgar Allan Poe’s darkly romantic work is where we sought inspiration for the Love Letters collection. 



Evening Star tee & Evening Star shorts, Zinke Holiday Collection

PLU: What are your favorite pieces from the holiday collection?


Zinke: I adore the Once Upon a Midnight Jumper in amethyst, but I reach for my Dream within a Dream Robe daily.



PLU: If you could do a collaboration with any retailer/designer, who would it be?


Zinke: Designers: Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen for The Row, Alber Elbaz for Lanvin, and Giles Mendel for J. Mendel top our list. We would also love to collaborate with a retailer that has a broader market, like Target. Everyone should experience daily luxury, we think through a Zinke bralet.




PLU: What advice would you give to other aspiring designers?


Zinke: Be persistent, it will pay off!

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Thanks Arin & Jessie!

Stargazer bralet, $98. Panty, $88. Available at FreePeople.com.
Once Upon a Midnight jumper, $275.
Evening Star tee, $165. Evening Star shorts, $154.

Zinke's collections are available at the following retailers:
FreePeople
Farfetch.com
Brooklyn Fox
Journelle (Other pieces available in-store)

Follow Zinke Intimates on Twitter: @ZinkeIntimates