Underpinnings of Inspiration

I'm the first to admit that I've been a bit quiet on the underwear blogging front so far this year. It's not that I haven't been doing lots of underwear-related things though - far from it! - I just haven't had time to write about them yet. Following The Underpinnings Museum's successful Kickstarter campaign, a... Continue Reading →

Alexa Chung for Marks & Spencer

As regular readers will already know, I am a massive fan of the M&S Company Archive in Leeds. I visited it in 2014 as part of the research for my Master's dissertation, again in 2015 to research a conference paper on M&S underwear in the 1960s, and I even gave a talk there last November.... Continue Reading →

Oasis x V&A collaboration

I'm a massive fan of the high street chain Oasis. I first discovered them about six years ago when I worked near Russell Square and wandered into one of their shops there during my lunch break. I bought the puff sleeved red jersey polkadot top that features in my social media profile pic and that... Continue Reading →

Can celebrities design lingerie?

This week I discovered that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is using her, er, expertise as a lingerie model to design a range of underwear for Marks & Spencer. Can celebrities with no fashion design experience actually put together a decent collection of lingerie? You wouldn't think it was that easy, but anyone who pays enough attention to... Continue Reading →

Versace for H&M

I stepped out of Oxford Circus tube station this morning to find myself transported into the past, to some time circa 1992. The windows of H&M were awash with neon colours, garish prints and studded leather jackets. I half-expected to see Christy, Linda, Cindy and Naomi look-a-likes strutting down the street towards me, lip-syncing to... Continue Reading →

Lanvin for H&M

I must be sorely out of touch with fashion these days because when H&M announced their latest designer collaboration with Lanvin, I thought "who?". This is a brand whose presence has escaped me, but is clearly much sought after by the sort of people who will happily queue outside a high street store for a... Continue Reading →

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