Thursday, July 31, 2014

Let Out Your Inner Pin-Up

If you've spent any time in an antique mall you've probably seen plenty of images of vintage pin-ups. In the late 19th century burlesque dancers would often use photographs as business cards to promote themselves. These advertisements could often be found "pinned-up" on walls or stuck into mirror frames. Later, famous actresses in early 20th century film were photographed or even drawn and put on posters to be sold for entertainment purposes. One of the most popular early pin-ups was Betty Grable, whose photo could often be found in the lockers of G.I.s during World War II. 


Betty Grable Pin-Up Girl
Betty Grable's famous pin-up photo


Later many pin-up girls were illustrated and depicted idealized version of what some thought a beautiful woman should look like. Unlike the photographed pin-ups of generations earlier, fantasy gave artists the freedom to draw women in many different ways. Many of these drawings were featured in men's magazines such as Esquire and Playboy. 

Sassy and Superb - Gil Elvgren Pin-up

Some of the most famous Pin-Ups include:

Bettie Page - Often referred to as the "Queen of Pin-Ups"

Betty Page Bikini - what a body!  I think she was the most gorgeous gal there was aside from Miss Marilyn

Vargas Girls - Pin-Ups drawn by Alberto Vargas, they were adapted as nose art for WWII bombers

WWII Plane Art -  Lady Be Good

Ava Gardner - An American actress nicknames "MGM Girl"

Ava Gardner. Pin-up!

Rita Hayworth - Her famous pose ended up as the 2nd most popular pin-up picture of World War II

Rita Hayworth pinup from the famous Bob Landry photoshoot for LIFE Magazine (1941). The image of Rita in the satin and lace nightgown made her one of the top two pin-up girls of World War II (the other being Betty Grable). Over five million copies were sent to soldiers, sailors and marines fighting in the war. (wikipedia)

Pin-Up style has been inspiring fashion for decades. Vintage inspired lingerie is the perfect way to let out your inner bombshell.


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Steal Her Style: Rihanna at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards

Rihanna flaunted her amazing legs on the red carpet of the MTV Movie awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. During the show RiRi performed her new single "Monster" with Eminem for the first time. She is no stranger to showing some skin, you can usually expect to see some bikini clad photos on her instagram feed. Here are a few pieces to help you pull off your "underwear as outwear" look just like Rihanna:





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White Chiffon Long Robe                                    White Halter Deep V Romper           

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White Satin Sweetheart Corset                                            Bunny Girl Costume

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White Glisenette Spandex & Lace Teddy                              White Hot Passion Teddy

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Lingerie Diva Staff Picks

At Lingerie Diva we see a lot of lingerie, and I mean A LOT. Even as a woman working with lingerie on a daily basis is pretty great. I can't think of a better way to learn about every kind of lingerie imaginable from some of the sexiest lingerie labels out there. I know personally my lingerie drawer has greatly expanded since I started with Lingerie Diva. I have compiled some of our staff's favorite lingerie pieces for every occasion. Let us know which styles are your favorite and what you would like to see more of!

 

Dotted Mesh Bustier Set                                   A Million Kisses Bustier & Thong 

 

Pink Victorian Set                                               Satin Corset Garter Dress

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Queen Miss Microfiber Chemise                                 Black Faux Leather Corset & Thong

 

Side Lace-Up Cami Set                                                           Blush Bra Set

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Queen Cupids Arrow Chemise                               Ruffle Maid Chemise and G-String Set

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Sexy Magic Lace Teddy                                            2 Piece Lolita Fringe Set

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Lusty Leopard Babydoll                                           Steamy Schoolgirl Costume Set

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Invisible Lace Chemise                                            Leopard Love Bra


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Queen Sparkle Garter Slip                                         Deep Desires Cami Set

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Simply Stunning Bra Set                                               Strappy Sins Bra Set

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Hot Pink Bustier                                             3 Piece Mouse Accessory Kit

Friday, March 21, 2014

Steal Her Style: Sofia Bush for Maxim

Sophia Bush is probably best known for her role on the teen drama One Tree Hill, but she has said goodbye to high school and hello to the police force. On her new show Chicago P.D. she plays Erin Lindsay, an Intelligence Unit detective and tough former C.I. The show is shot entirely in Chicago and just recently was renewed for a second season with NBC. Sophia is also Maxim's April cover girl, photographed in a sexy nude corset. Here are a few looks inspired by Sophia's Maxim shoot: