Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lingerie Diva Dish - February 2013

Winter is certainly giving us here in the Midwest one last kick before spring arrives. In Kansas City, where Lingerie Diva is based, we've had two major snowstorms in the last week! We're all definitely dreaming of warmer months ahead, ready for the days of bikinis and martinis.

And in the lingerie world...

The official 50 Shades Of Grey toy collection has arrived. Now that the craze over the books has died down, it will be interesting to see if the collection can spark fetish and toy interest again.

In stark contrast, the Saudi Arabian government has just now given women the right to work in lingerie shops. Previously, only males could be hired as staff.

Will you be adding 50 Shades toys to your bedroom collection?

Looking for a little lift in the chest region? Breast Talk has this list of five ways you can boosts your breasts!

The first Lingerie Fashion Week kicked off in New York this month. The Lingerie Lesbian has a review of several designers that showed there.

A scene from the inaugural Lingerie Fashion Week

And The Lingerie Journal is talking about the lingerie trends that were spotted at the PURE London lingerie expo.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Good As Gold: Black & Gold Lingerie

We've seen black paired with just about every other color in lingerie design. Some are expected, others are not and the results are so sexy and eye catching.

Lately we've noticed a new color combination that's the latter, and we're loving it. It's black with gold (usually in the form of gold lace). This mix pleases us for a couple reasons: 1) Because gold in general is not a color that often appears in lingerie and 2) we love the use of metallic fabrics, which we also don't see much).

Take a look at the black and gold lingerie sets available on our site and tell us what you think: Are you as big a fan of this look as we are?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Behind The Scenes - Velvet Kitten Lingerie Shoot With Ali Sonoma

We've been lucky enough to get invited to each of the Velvet Kitten photo shoots and couldn't wait to see their latest collection at their shoot earlier this month. Not only did the lingerie look great (seriously, we are chomping at the bit to get it on the site) but Velvet Kitten's newest model, Ali Sonoma, is absolutely gorgeous and so fun to work with! Take a look at some of our exclusive behind-the-scene shots...

Behind The Scenes - Velvet Kitten Lingerie Shoot With Ali Sonoma

Behind The Scenes - Velvet Kitten Lingerie Shoot With Ali Sonoma

Behind The Scenes - Velvet Kitten Lingerie Shoot With Ali Sonoma

Behind The Scenes - Velvet Kitten Lingerie Shoot With Ali Sonoma

Behind The Scenes - Velvet Kitten Lingerie Shoot With Ali Sonoma

A few things we learned about Ali during the shoot:
- She recently started DJing as a hobby (she picked it up from a friend)
- She's also studying to be a nutritionist
- She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and started modeling there in her late teens
- And yes, she has a boyfriend (though she often gets asked out by Faces via Facebook)

Visit the Velvet Kitten Facebook page to see even more photos from Ali's shoot, and get a sneak peek at their upcoming collection!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sexy Snakeskin Lingerie

The Chinese New Year began earlier this month, and 2013 is the Year Of The Snake. We think this is an excellent reason to add some snakeskin-print lingerie to your collection, don't you?

Of all the animal prints, snakeskin is arguably the least popular. What is it about snakeskin that makes it less desirable than leopard or cheetah print? Is it the reptile thing? We're not certain, but one thing we are sure of is that you should give snakeskin a chance. | Snakeprint Corset | Wild Side Chemise | Snakeskin Teddy | Snakeskin Wetlook Corset | Wild Night Corset | Snakeskin Cami Set

What do you think, divas? Are you inspired to try snakeskin-print lingerie or will you be sticking with cheetah and leopard print?

Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Finds

We thought, with Valentine's Day having just ended, people might be a little tired of seeing red and pink everywhere. So for this edition of Friday Finds, we found you looks that don't include either of those colors (thought they're all still very sexy, of course)!

 Late Night Lady Chemise

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Why Single Women Should Wear Lingerie

February is the busiest time of the year for lingerie retailers, as women and men alike buy sheer, lacy, frilly, strappy, racy lingerie to surprise their partners with. Unfortunately, there’s a big demographic that feels left out of this Valentine’s Day madness: single women. But before you lambaste retailers for only catering to couples, hear me out: As a lingerie industry professional, I have first-hand knowledge on the sentiments single women have towards lingerie. And the one I hear the most? “Too bad I’m single and don’t have anyone to wear it for.”

STOP RIGHT THERE! You’re someone, aren't you? In fact, the relationship you have with yourself is the most important relationship you’ll ever have. Why would you treat a boyfriend to pretty lingerie but not yourself?

Single ladies, pay attention!

Lingerie doesn't have to (and shouldn't) be just for the bedroom. Lingerie is for lounging around the house on a lazy weekend. It’s for that extra bit of confidence when you go out with your girlfriends. It’s your naughty little secret when you’re wearing it under your work clothes or a demure church dress.

When you're home alone watching TV, are you going to feel better in sweatpants
or an equally-comfortable chemise and robe set?

Wearing lingerie is empowering. It makes women feel bolder, sexier, and more beautiful. And you shouldn't save the feeling you get from wearing a gorgeous piece of lingerie for only those times when you’re in a relationship. You’d probably benefit more in the romance department if you didn't! 

Why should this pretty set only come out when you have a boyfriend?

So the next time you spy a sexy piece of lingerie and hear it calling your name, don’t shut it out! Buy that bad girl, put it on and strut your stuff. Who cares if the only person who sees it is you, standing in front of the bathroom mirror? When you’re single, you’re the only person who matters, right?

Top image via Pinterest. Lingerie pictured: Ivory Satin Robe and Velveteen Bra Set

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

10 Racy Red Looks For Valentine's Day

Red has long been thought of as the color of desire, and we think Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of that. Break out your sexiest red dress, swipe on the red lipstick and end the night in one of these "red hot" lingerie sets... Blog | Red Showgirl Chemise Blog |  Red Lace Halter Chemise Blog | Red Mesh Bustier Set Blog | Point D'Esprit Teddy Blog | Chills & Thrills Bra Set Blog | Becca Babydoll Blog | Red Lace Camisole Blog | Deep V Gartered Camisole Blog | Starlest Satin Babydoll Blog | Spanke Me Bra Set

Monday, February 4, 2013

Valentine's Day Gift Guide - For The Sensual Woman

This gift guide is for the sensual woman. She's in tune with what gives her pleasure and likes all of her senses to be stimulated when she's in an intimate environment. From scented massage oils to soft and silky fabrics to delicious chocolates, these Valentine's Day gifts will please every part of her.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday Finds - Valentine's Day Lingerie

Today's edition of Friday Finds has a very romantic theme, now that we have officially entered Valentine's month! Each of these would be perfect to wear for your February 14 date night, however, they are not found in the Valentine's Day section of our website. It's exactly the reason we started this series; so we could do the searching and help you find the perfect lingerie set you might have otherwise missed.

But, of course, there are a LOT of sexy items for you to browse through in our Valentine's Day lingerie section. And don't forget to visit our Pinterest board too!