Colorful Foundations

I ran across this gorgeous image of colorful bodysuits while pinning and was reminded of a great resource for vintage fashion lovers to find good quality, colorful foundations!

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If you’ve got a collection of bright outfits, you should check out Orchard Corset‘s  collection of custom-dyed foundation garments. When your lingerie matches your outfits, you know you really have your style put together. They carry my favorite brands in all of the colors in the rainbow! The lingerie in the vintage illustration I found looks so similar to my beloved Rago #9357 corselette, picked up from American Shapewear (whose site just had a great makeover, see: http://www.americanshapewear.com/).

 

See all of Orchard Corset‘s corselette dye choices here:
http://www.orchardcorset.com/shapewear/rago-9357-extra-firm-lacette-open-bottom-corset-bodybriefer/

Your Worst Enemy

The worst enemy of any lover of vintage clothing… the clothes moth.

 

“Here’s a question….Who are tiny, greedy, can make you cry, loves vintage just as much as you, and can live in your wardrobe for up to 2 years? The bastardy clothes moth!…

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“Yes, the absolute worst has happened; moths have invaded our little home and seem to have set up camp for the long haul. We first noticed them flittering about last Spring, but they seemed to disappear, but in our ignorance, we didn’t relaise that the larvae can live for up to 2 years in your clothes, happily nibbling away and destroying your precious vintage! We’ve tried a few things… a noxious spray that makes you choke like your lungs are on fire, cedar wood hanging things and have just invested in anti-moth strips. The annoying and upsetting thing, is knowing that the larvae is there and that you can’t see it, while your lovely clothing is getting slowly destroyed.” - Yesterday Girl

How can you get rid of these monsters? Yesterday Girl suffered losses and did her research in order to combat them. Learn some of what she learned with her blog post “Enemy Number One for Vintage Clothing.” Let us know if you have any advice!

Salon International de la Lingerie

Rago Shapewear will be in Paris this weekend for the Salon International de la Lingerie! Learn more about this lingerie show on The Lingerie Journal.

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“Paris is arguably the romantic capital for lingerie and this weekend, buyers, brands and press meet under one roof for three days to see the latest designs, trends and do business at Salon International de la Lingerie.

The show features over 500 exhibiting brands and a variety of events, seminars and conferences. Eurovet, the show’s organizer, has put together a handy Interactive Trade Show Map for visitors to use to plan ahead and search for brands to visit.”

See more at: http://thelingeriejournal.com/salon-international-de-la-lingerie-preview/#sthash.cdMjAMsn.dpuf

Time’s Intimate Apparel Timeline

See the development of underwear and its technology throughout fashion history in a timeline created by Time Magazine articles in a blog post called “Time Marches On with Girdles, Bras, & Panties.” It’s interesting to see how styles and attitudes regarding intimate apparel have changed over time.

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As a fixture of newsstands, libraries, waiting rooms, and coffee tables across the country,TIME® has played a central role in the coverage of political, economic, foreign-affairs, and scientific news.  But it’s also covered stories related to pop culture and lifestyles, including the latest developments from the world of fashion.  And concerns related to women’s underwear have been no exception.

http://blog.cupidintimates.com/2011/03/03/time-marches-on-with-girdles-bras-panties/

Fashion is Shape

Fashion is an ever-changing shape. The ideal figure that trends seek to perfect has been changing throughout history. Women can take drastic measures to be perceived as beautiful in the eyes of their societies. This has always been fascinating, but the practices of the past were even more amazing in how incredibly severe they were. When you look back at the history of fashion, it’s easy to feel grateful for the advances in technology that created the soft, flexible, and glamorous pieces of shapewear we wear today!

The different shapes of beauty and the methods used to alter the body in the name of fashion can be seen on Fashion Era if you’re interested in knowing more about it. It just proves that looks could quite literally kill.

Fashion is a shape, a changing shape. That shape is mainly formed and controlled by some device which affects part of the body’s natural outline. What is considered beautiful in the eyes of one race may be thought horrific in another. Beauty then is in the eye of the beholder, and for centuries beauty has been shape.”

Love Your Curves!

It can’t be stressed enough how important it is to love your body. Take care of yourself, adorn your body with pride, know you look beautiful and don’t be afraid to strut your stuff!

With messages left and right telling women that they need to change, it’s difficult to ignore it all and know that you’re fabulous just as you are. When you come to understand that and love yourself, it becomes much easier to nurture your mind and health to improve yourself rather than “fix” yourself.

The famously curvaceous Christina Hendricks has a body type that deviates from the modern beauty ideal, but the fact that she is absolutely gorgeous is undeniable. She feels the pressure like every woman does, and this is what she had to say in response:

“Sure, I’d be happier with 10 pounds off — wouldn’t every woman? But when I looked at pictures of myself at the Emmys, I thought I looked beautiful. I didn’t tear myself apart.”

 

And that’s just what every gal should do. There may be a few things you want to change, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t beautiful. You are. Own it.

If you want to keep a voluptuous body in tip-top shape, consider these exercises: http://www.exercise.com/article/love-your-curves

The Vintage Doll

The gorgeous Pin Up model, The Vintage Doll, expresses her love for her newfound perfect brand of shapewear: Rago! She knows how important proper foundations are for that flawless vintage look. ;)

Read it on her blog: http://rockitroost.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/shapewear-by-rago/#more-138

“For a pin-up model, it is important to have a great line of shapewear with you at all times.

It’s like our red lipstick; we always have to have a tube somewhere. Without these items, we feel naked.

The problems with shapewear that we tend to come across are: stiffness, to coarse of fabric, not enough support, or just plain lack of sexiness. As a pinup, and just women in general, even if it is under our clothes we want it to be beautiful and sexy; it makes us feel confident.

I recently came across the shapewear line “Rago” and let me tell you, it truly is a shape wear line all women can love. I not only wore it shooting my recent spread for Lash & Ink but I also wore it under my dress at a wedding, and while out dancing all night long. It looked beautiful in my photos, slimmed and held everything in under my dress for the wedding. It was comfortable and sturdy enough to hold me in and keep up my stockings while I jived all night long (without any uncomfortable pinching, rubbing, or the garter clip unhooking).

I am a very petite woman, but that doesn’t mean I couldn’t use the perfect lines and smoothness that shapewear provides. I am also a mom, so there are always little areas that I would prefer to be smoother and supported while wearing a slim fitted garment. Rago provides a wide variety of styles, colors, and sizes for every woman with every need; in addition to the support and smoothness under one’s dress.

So whether you are a pin-up girl, a business woman, or just need a little something sassy for later, Rago shapewear has you covered.

XoXo,

The Vintage Doll”

Rago’s Recommended by The Lingerie Addict

The Lingerie Addict has created a list of recommendations for women who are brand new to the world of lingerie! Guess which brand made first on the list? 

The Lingerie Addict is the world’s leading lingerie blog. It’s fun, intelligent, and very informative. All of your questions regarding lingerie have most likely been answered on http://thelingerieaddict.com/.

Read her recommendations here: http://thelingerieaddict.com/2012/07/7-pieces-lingerie-for-newbies.html

Tea, via Girdlebound

 

“Making lingerie accessible to the everyday woman is what drives TLA,, but sometimes I forget just how much “stuff” I’ve learned in the last four years. Knowledge I take for granted now would have been completely foreign to me even a year and a half ago. Yet The Lingerie Addict gets dozens of new readers everyday, and judging from the questions I get in my inbox,  there are still hundreds (if not thousands of women) who have just started their lingerie journey.

Looking back, one of hardest things for me when I first became interested in lingerie was knowing where to spend my money. There are so many lingerie boutiques and and so many brands (way more than when I started blogging) that just knowing where to start without resorting to expensive trial and error is overwhelming. And I wish I’d had someone to help sort everything and at least give me a place to start shopping.

So this blog post is all about sharing a few of those discoveries I wish I’d made earlier with you. These are my lingerie drawer staples, the brands I buy with my own money all the time. And whether you’re new to lingerie or an ‘old hand’ at it, I hope this list of 7 pieces (in no particular order) helps you when you’re shopping.”

Pinup Persuasion Reviews a Rago Girdle

This awesome vintage fashion blogger has reviewed yet another Rago product! Her blog, Pinup Persuasion, has plenty of reviews of beautiful vintage pieces. If you’re looking for some great recommendations, her blog’s a place you’d want to check. She’s written a great piece on the adorable pink Rago #1294 girdle under her “Vintage Shapewear” tab.

Check it out here! http://pinuppersuasion.com/2012/07/31/a-clos-runner-up-to-the-rago-1294/