Archive for October, 2012
October 29, 2012
Kudos to Stella Boonshoft for seemingly overcoming the pressure women face to look perfect by showing herself in a bikini to the world! I'm sure this took incredible bravery on her part, given the extreme standards women today save on auto repair are held to by the media. Recently,
Stella unveiled photos of herself in a two-piece bandeau suit on her blog, The Body Love Blog.
The New York college student has become the voice of women hoping to overcome their own body issues and her campaign has been a success. Stella has gone viral with her bikini pictures with millions views on Facebook and even an appearance on The Today Show.
I applaud Stella's efforts for going against the norm and trying to inspire
women to love their bodies no matter their shape.
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October 15, 2012
Admit it. How many times do you wear your bra before washing it? Once? Three times? Five? Well, a bra expert was recently asked this on television. Her response? Eight! Yikes! This answer caused quite a stir in the social network among many women, including me. Personally, I think this is wrong. If I'd been asked this question, my recommendation would be three to five tops. The primary variables to consider are your climate and proclivity to perspire. And, no bra should be worn 2 days in a row – your bras need time to breathe and return
to their shape between wearings.
This bra-washing frequency topic started a whole discussion on our Facebook Page with women sharing all of their tips and tricks. One HerRoom fan said she hand washes her bra after every use. First, she soaks it in the kitchen sink with a mild detergent, then uses a soft bristle nail brush and gentle soap to scrub the underwire and edging to remove deodorant and sweat. She says this technique has preserved the quality of her bras that she's had more than a year. My response? Wow, are you for hire?
We learn so much from our Facebook fans, and here is a perfect example. We learned many women, after hand-washing t
heir bras, stick them in a salad spinner to remove excess water. Isn't that fabulous? And it makes perfect sense. The spinner eliminates water without wringing or twisting – a major no-no with lingerie
if you want it to last longer. Genius!
While I don't think you have to go to such extensive measures to care for your delicates – I do recommend hand washing your bras. But if the washing machine is your mantra, at the very least, put your bras in a lingerie bag like the Braza Safety Washer Bag to protect the underwires and straps from getting tangled. Wash on Gentle cycle, using mild detergent.
And NEVER put your bras – or any lingerie for that matter – in the dryer. The heat will deteriorate spandex , not to mention – possibly pull and twist the underwires.
Find more helpful information about caring for your delicates here.
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October 08, 2012
Hats off to all the stylists involved with this years Emmy Awards. You did a great job – particularly with the cleavage area. Below are some of my favorite call outs in this edition of Lingerie Patrol ™.
Christina Hendricks resurrected her look from two years ago, wearing a similar Christian Siriano gown that she wore to the 2010 Golden Globes. This version features the same strapless, sweetheart neckline that caused some controversy the last time because of her full bust. Though I agree this is a daring look with such heavy-set breasts, I think Christina wore this style well, showcasing a supported bosom that was appropriately covered and tasteful.
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Lucy Liu donned a reflective disco-ball inspired gown by Versace. This dress hugged
her flawless curves to a T and left little to the imagination in this dazzling look. A mirrored gown like this could be hard to pull off but Lucy's small frame looked great in this style.
Amy Poehler looked sexier than ever in a cleavage-baring Stella McCartney gown. Amy's red carpet looks are usually more modest, but this
time, the newly single mom took the plunge and wore a dress with a deep V-neckline to showcase her breasts – which were void of any sag.
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