Lingerie Guide: Dottie’s Delights Bricolage Collection

Soon after briefly working with Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant I started building up a pretty sweet collection of fabulous vintage-inspired foundation garments and shapewear… If you’re looking to indulge in something out of the ordinary my darlings, I say ditch Victoria’s Secret and check out Chicago-based Dottie’s Delight, a wonderful label making brassieres, bustiers, girdles, garter belts and knickers seemingly straight out of Trudy Campbell’s gone wild lingerie cabinet.

Get inspired by this gorgeous lookbook shot by Jane J. Gaspar (and a couple shots by Todd Crawford) and featuring pinup model Mosh, start shopping now and thank me later! I tried on the lace bow bra yesterday at Faire Frou Frou and the fit is absolutely devine!

A Midweek Meditation On Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

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