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A little background
There was a time I didn’t know shit about lingerie. My knowledge didn’t extend beyond knowing my bra size and attaching thigh highs to garter belts. I’m talking basic, that is until the innanets introduced me to Cora Harrington, founder, and Editor in Chief of the world’s largest lingerie blog, The Lingerie Addict.
Finding her blog was mindblowing for me. Cora and her writers opened my mind to a wealth of information regarding underwear and the lingerie industry as a whole. What did I learn you ask? I learned about different types of lace and how it’s used (cause not all lace is the same), to discovering new indie brands from her in-depth reviews, as well as general history about lingerie as a whole.
Aside from everything I’ve learned these last couple of years, the thing I’ve come to love most about her blog is the idea that: lingerie is for everyone regardless of shape, size or sexuality, and lingerie is for you. Meaning, you don’t have to have a partner to buy or wear lingerie. Lingerie is and should be for your personal enjoyment. That’s not saying you shouldn’t wear it for your partner but it shouldn’t be the only reason why it’s worn.
Over the last year, Cora has taken all of her knowledge and poured it into her debut book, In Intimate Detail. Y’all, this book – perfection! Cora teaches you everything you need to know about underthings and how to care for them. Its masterful breakdown, pretty watercolored pages, and beautiful illustrations by Sandy Wirt instantly make this the only lingerie guide you’ll need, in life.
“Beautiful lingerie… is a signal that you love yourself enough to take out the good stuff and feel special even on the most mundane of days.”
—Dita Von Teese, from the foreword
See what I mean. The details. It’s going to change the way you view and purchase your intimates. It’s changed mine. In Intimate Detail is out now so do yourself a favor and get it.
Do you read and/or follow The Lingerie Addict? Have you purchased In Intimate Detail? Share your thoughts in the comment section.
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