Sunday, June 20, 2010

Landry (this is for you Danielle)

A month or so ago, my housemates and I were playing the board game Loaded Questions: Adult Version, when my dear friend Danielle coined the term "landry," otherwise pronounced "lingery," also known as lingerie.

Inspired by this precious moment, I've decided to do a long overdue post on the most important clothing item -- underwear -- because after all, if you don't feel good, you won't look it either. And comfort is of course, just as important, so here are some of the softest and sexiest landry I lust over.

From Net-A-Porter:
T by Alexander Wang V Cut Bra, $65
T by Alexander Wang Boyshort With Seam Detail, $40
Kiki de Montparnasse Amour Lounge Silk-Satin Boyshorts, $125
Jean Yu Foreshadow Silk-Charmeuse Bra, $360
Hanky Panky Lace Boyshorts, $29
3.1 Phillip Lim Polka-Dot Chiffon Briefs, $75
Damaris Enchanting Silk-Tulle Bra, $145
Bodas Sheer Tactel Slip Dress, $177

From American Apparel:
Micro-Mesh Nylon Tricot High-Waist Brief, $26
Lace Ribbon Lingerie Short, $30
Cotton Spandex Jersey Hot Short, $12
Nylon Spandex Stretch Lace Diamond Grid Bra, $16

From Urban Outfitters:
Lace Triangle Bralette, $16
Silence & Noise Lace and Mesh Bodysuit, $38
Kimchi Blue Lace Halter Bra, $20

Camellia Lace Bralette, $20

Monday, June 7, 2010


I made a halter top out of a plain white men's t-shirt today. It was the easiest project I've ever done, and it literally took one minute.

To make one yourself:

1. Use any cotton t-shirt.

2. Cut off one of the sleeves.

3. Starting at the top of the t-shirt collar on the same side where you cut off the sleeve, cut diagonally down across the shirt to right underneath the armpit of the other sleeve. It now should look like a one-shouldered tank top.

4. Spin the shirt around so the cut sleeve is facing you. The sleeve opening is the part of the halter that loops around your neck, and the wider diagonal cut has now become the open back of the shirt.

5. Embellish or tailor as you wish. I prefer to leave the halter top unaltered and loose... it gives it a careless, casual vibe.

You can wear this halter to the beach, or tuck it into a skirt or pair of pants for a cute party look. Try making a mini dress by using an XXL t-shirt.