Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lingerie Meets Coffee?

No, I’m not talking about going to Starbucks the morning after a one-night stand. I’m talking about the California coffee shops that — dare I say it? — may actually give Starbucks something to worry about. In Orange County’s Little Saigon, Vietnamese American cafes have become quite popular, particularly for their lingerie-clad, high-heel-wearing waitresses.

Vietnamese are known for their love of coffee, but they also tend to be very conservative. However, these baristas, decked out in corsets, bustiers and camisoles, are not afraid to show a little skin. And it seems to be paying off.

Two of the original lingerie coffee shops — Café Lu and Café Di Vang 2 — have been around for more than five years now, and the concept has spread to other Little Saigon areas across the nation. Although the shops only sell coffee, smoothies and teas (not even light snacks), the shops give customers a little extra something that other coffee shops don’t have. Dubbed “the new Hooters” these coffee shops have potential to be big. Starbucks big! Let’s just hope they don’t get mass-produced with gaudy, orange owls. Or we’ll all be worse off.

Deal of the Week: Bow Lace Cut Out Bodystocking

Just $8.49, down from $13.95!

Snatch up this deal before the week’s end, and you’ll save $5.46! A bodystocking is the perfect teaser, and this cut out comes with a satin ribbon, creating a truly delightful gift. So, let the unwrapping begin for a night of fun!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Plan a Lingerie Shower This Wedding Season

Wedding season has already begun, which means friends of the bride are scurrying to find the best idea for the perfect bridal shower. Because I love lingerie so much — and am guessing the bride-to-be does too — I suggest throwing a lingerie shower. That way the bride won’t have to spend hundreds of her own dollars on sexy outfits for the honeymoon. And maybe she’ll even get a little extra something that she wouldn’t have the guts to purchase herself.

Before you start planning, check with the bride to make sure she’s okay with the theme. The bride will need to be willing to give out her sizes. If she hasn’t been fitted for awhile, now’s the time to do it. Refer her to the Lingerie Diva sizing guide, and she can measure herself in the privacy of her own home. Next, she’ll need to create a wish list of her favorite lingerie items, which she can also do at Lingerie Diva.

After discussing everything with the bride, you can start planning the shower. First decide when and where, and then decide what invitations to buy. There are many different invitations out there for a lingerie bridal shower. You can also make some yourself by going to a store like Paper Source. Just remember to keep it lingerie-themed, and also try to incorporate some of the colors that will be in the wedding.

Now it’s time to plan what you want to do at the party. Make sure to incorporate lingerie into your food, decorations and even your games, so check out these bachelorette party games for some ideas on how to entertain your guests. Whatever plans you make, you’ll be throwing your friend a bridal shower that she won’t forget. It’s sexy, feminine and will truly get the bride ready for her honeymoon!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Find Something Sexy for Under $25

In case you haven’t noticed, Lingerie Diva has a wide selection of gifts under $25. If you’re looking for a quick outfit for a weekend getaway or just a special gift to show how much you care, this section is where you should start. Here are four of my favorites that’ll surely keep those nights steamy!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Deal of the Week: Stretch Mesh and Solid Spandex Bustier & Matching Thong

Only $29.99, down from $83.30!

Check out the latest deal of the week! Lace up in this Shirley of Hollywood bustier with its ribbon lace-up front that makes it easy for some quick undressing. It also comes with adjustable straps, removable garters, and matching panty. For more than $50 off the original price, this deal of the week is definitely worth it!

Marks & Spencer Admits Boobage

May 8 was a day for big-chested women to celebrate everywhere, especially in London. Marks & Spencer, Britain’s largest clothing retailer, finally dropped their policy that added a 2 pound ($3) surcharge for bras over size DD.

The company decided to drop the policy after 14,000 women signed a Facebook petition against it. The company even bought full-page ads in local newspapers with an apology saying, “We boobed.” And they decided to offer a 25 percent discount on all bras of all sizes for the next two weeks.

Brands like Victoria’s Secret and Ann Summers don’t charge extra for larger sizes. While some more expensive brands do, the reason Marks & Spencer ran into such a problem is because their store sells clothes in larger sizes at the same price. The only place in the store where they marked up the price for larger sizes was in their lingerie department. But not now!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Recycle Your Bras!

Don’t know what to do with all those bras you’ve outgrown or don’t care to wear anymore? Well, don’t throw them away. Give them to the Bosom Buddy Recycling Program. If you do so, you will be helping a fellow female get the most basic support she needs: breast support. Bosom Buddy Recycling is a textile recycling company that specializes in recycling bras and providing women with the bras they need. The program is asking for bras in good condition with clasps still intact. Larger bra sizes and special needs bras (like maternity bras) are especially needed. Before you send your bras, follow these easy steps:

1) Wash your bra: All bras must be washed.
2) Label It: Fill out this Bra Recycling form.
3) Bag It: Place the bra in a zip lock bag with the form.
4) Mail It: Send your bra to the address below.

The Bosom Buddy Recycling Program
Attention: Elaine Birks-Mitchell
23844 S. Power Rd, Ste 102-433
Queen Creek, AZ 85242

It’s not hard at all, and you’ll really be helping a fellow female in need. The environment will thank you too because you won’t be wasting your outgrown bras anymore.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Deal of the Week: Velvet Corset and Long Beaded Necklace

Only $34.99, down from $66.50!

Check out the latest deal of the week! Have fun all weekend with this entire lingerie ensemble. This corset has a front lace-up detail, hook and eye back and an attached underwire lace bra and matching panty. It also includes removable garters, removable shoulder straps, black stockings and a long, sexy necklace. Black has never looked so good!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Lingerie Diva's 2009 Swimwear

Summer is almost here, and it's time to find the perfect swimsuit. Look at some options in the video below from Lingerie Diva's 2009 Swimwear! You can also visit us on YouTube to see more Lingerie Diva collections.