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July 8, 1996 | by Theresa Conroy, Daily News Staff Writer
The Biggest Nuptial Surprise of All has nothing to do with the unbearable process of planning the reception, the ritual of buying an exorbitantly expensive dress, or even the part about making a lifelong commitment to cleave only unto him, no matter what he wants to watch on television. It has to do a life-or-death issue: buying the special, official wedding underwear. In all my never-been-married, cotton Jockey For Her ignorance, I've naturally assumed that on that fateful day, I'd just dip into my top drawer and select a bra and pair of panties.
NEWS
June 7, 1989 | By ELLEN GOODMAN
How Life magazine does love its anniversary issues. You know, the 100th anniversary of the Johnstown flood, the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin's birth, the 100th anniversary of the bra. The bra? Yes, the heirs to Henry and Clare Boothe Luce's picture magazine have an All-American woman on the June cover in a fullsome white lace bra. There she stands next to the cover line: "Hurrah for THE BRA. It's 100 years old this month. " What's going on here? A pitch to the audience that seeks meaning in the first syllable of titillation?
BUSINESS
December 15, 1996 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Honey, we're talking about rocks here - as in an over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder completely covered with diamonds. It's Victoria's Secret's $1 million miracle bra. And here's the first miracle. Could Claudia Schiffer, who models it on the cover of Victoria's Secret holiday catalog, spill out any further over the top of it? Not likely. The second miracle would be if anyone actually bought the bra. But so far, there have been nibbles (not of Claudia), but no takers (not of Claudia, although that would probably be the third miracle)
NEWS
February 14, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For a Delaware County inmate an intended Christmas present came in a most unusual wrapping -- a girlfriend's bra. Samantha Herko, 33, of Ridley Park, is accused of allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into the George Hill Correctional Facility on Christmas Day, the District Attorney's office announced Thursday. On Dec. 25, Herko arrived at the prison to visit John Mathews, an inmate who was being held on a drug-related probation violation. During a search, a clear plastic package containing eight pills fell from her bra, officials said.
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January 4, 2013 | BY PETER MUCHA, 215-854-4342, pmucha@phillynews.com
B OOB TUBE gets a new spin Sunday with the debut of a bra-shop show titled "Double Divas. " We're sure you get the "double" entendre . "Our job is to really help women feel wonderful," said Molly Hopkins, co-owner of LiviRae Lingerie in Atlanta. "All you gotta do is bring out the sexy stuff. " What, is the Lifetime Network trying to lure male viewers? Not exactly. This is no "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. " Yes, judging from previews, some shapely knockouts will strut about in undergarments, but viewers will also see much, much bigger sets of challenges.
NEWS
October 19, 1999 | by April Adamson, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writer Leon Taylor contributed to this story
And you thought they were used only to lift and separate. This undie with attitude may just save your life. A new bra with a built-in alarm claims it can read a racing heart and protect women from attackers. Designed by a British student attending the Royal College of Art in London, the alarm bra isn't available yet in stores. Kursty Smith, 27, said she researched the design and discovered women would feel safer with such a brazen brassiere than with a hand-held alarm or spray they'd have to dig out of their purses in an emergency.
NEWS
October 12, 2005 | By Elizabeth Wellington INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Maybe Britney Spears wanted to keep her jewel-encrusted bra for herself. Who knows? The onetime teenybopper singer in low-slung jeans has pulled that bra from Internet auction site eBay. The sparkling undergarment was one of dozens of wardrobe items and other personal belongings that Spears put up for bid on eBay to raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims. Bidding had surpassed $60,000 before Spears pulled it. In a message posted on her official Web site, Spears, 23, told fans she was "concerned that some of you might be confusing this bra with something that it's not. " OK, so maybe it's true Spears fans' elevators don't go all the way to the top floor, but a bra is a bra, right?
NEWS
October 11, 1990 | By Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
The thought of carrying a large sum of money to City Hall so scared Joan Willis that she hid $1,500 in her bra, Willis testified yesterday. "I had it stuffed in my bra because I wasn't used to carrying that type of money," said Willis, 43, a key prosecution witness at the bribery-conspiracy trial of ex-judge Kenneth S. Harris in federal court. At City Hall, "you're kind of scared," she explained to the jury, describing what prosecutors contend was the beginning of a case-fixing scheme involving Willis.
NEWS
March 15, 1995 | by Joe Clark, Daily News Staff Writer
Between 90 percent and 95 percent of American women wear the wrong size bra. Not a very uplifting statistic, is it? Here's another. Something like 30 percent of women, whose measurements are unusually small or exceptionally large, cannot find their correct size in any store. Frances K. Hellmann calls members of this group "extremes. " She should know. Hellmann is "The Bra Lady," who for more than 20 years has specialized in custom-fitted bras for women of all ages . . . and sizes.
NEWS
May 28, 2006 | By Dawn Fallik INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was Madonnalicious indeed. But even the Material Girl would have been a little mortified. The intensely choreographed aerobics class (actually called Madonnalicious) at the 12th Street Gym was packed with mostly ballet-hardened buff bodies, a sexy instructor who liked to dance with himself in the mirror, and, uh, maybe five women with boobs. The 95 buff bodies wore tank tops, tiny straps and half-shirts. And there was one body who should not have been wearing any of these things: the girl behind me, in a superhero shirt who was about ready to bust out, literally, before the music even started.
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February 14, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For a Delaware County inmate an intended Christmas present came in a most unusual wrapping -- a girlfriend's bra. Samantha Herko, 33, of Ridley Park, is accused of allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into the George Hill Correctional Facility on Christmas Day, the District Attorney's office announced Thursday. On Dec. 25, Herko arrived at the prison to visit John Mathews, an inmate who was being held on a drug-related probation violation. During a search, a clear plastic package containing eight pills fell from her bra, officials said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2013
ALL RIGHT, Philly, spring has officially sprung - time to begin the spring-to-summer slim down. If you overindulged all winter, or you simply want to look 10 pounds thinner, I've got a solution for you. No, you can't lose the pounds overnight, but you can look 10 pounds thinner (and younger) instantly if you try some of these techniques. Posture perfect: There's a reason your mother told you to stop slouching. Aside from the obvious - maintaining good spinal health - standing up straight automatically makes you look slimmer, younger and more confident.
NEWS
January 4, 2013 | BY PETER MUCHA, 215-854-4342, pmucha@phillynews.com
B OOB TUBE gets a new spin Sunday with the debut of a bra-shop show titled "Double Divas. " We're sure you get the "double" entendre . "Our job is to really help women feel wonderful," said Molly Hopkins, co-owner of LiviRae Lingerie in Atlanta. "All you gotta do is bring out the sexy stuff. " What, is the Lifetime Network trying to lure male viewers? Not exactly. This is no "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. " Yes, judging from previews, some shapely knockouts will strut about in undergarments, but viewers will also see much, much bigger sets of challenges.
NEWS
September 29, 2010 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
NEW YORK - We all agree that Bart Blatstein's family knows a thing or two about revitalizing neighborhoods. But what about breathing new life into women's lingerie? That's a whole different kind of rehabilitation process. Yet that's what Blatstein's 24-year-old daughter, Jenna Leigh Blatstein, is trying to do. She's asking American women to graduate from standard Victoria's Secret stock and pay the same attention to their underwear that they do to their outerwear. "A girl can have a full wardrobe of my lingerie," said Blatstein as we perused her collection of fall and spring intimates during Fashion Week at her Soho design studio.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2010
YOU PROBABLY wear the wrong size bra. Most women do. Who knew? Before Oprah Winfrey began her "bra intervention" episodes, most of us assumed we were just fine. But if the extent of your bra shopping is tossing a three-pack of Maidenforms into a shopping cart at Costco, you can't be expected to get it right. Especially when you factor in how bodies change with childbirth, weight loss and menopause. I'd never thought much about women's breasts and the issues of holding them in place until I casually mentioned plans to drive out to King of Prussia to talk with the so-called "Bra Whisperer.
NEWS
July 16, 2008 | By Elizabeth Wellington INQUIRER FASHION WRITER
Summertime T's, strapless dresses, and tops with backs that crisscross are all challenges to the ample-bosomed. Just look around. The spillage is hard to miss. "I really try to avoid the four-boob effect," said Danyale Small as she tried on a chocolate-brown T-shirt bra at a recent fitting at Coeur, a Center City lingerie shop. Her size: 32G. "It's really hard to find a smooth fit," she said. "And sometimes after a long day, the band digs into my shoulder. Ouch. " Full-breasted women need help lifting and separating.
NEWS
May 28, 2006 | By Dawn Fallik INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was Madonnalicious indeed. But even the Material Girl would have been a little mortified. The intensely choreographed aerobics class (actually called Madonnalicious) at the 12th Street Gym was packed with mostly ballet-hardened buff bodies, a sexy instructor who liked to dance with himself in the mirror, and, uh, maybe five women with boobs. The 95 buff bodies wore tank tops, tiny straps and half-shirts. And there was one body who should not have been wearing any of these things: the girl behind me, in a superhero shirt who was about ready to bust out, literally, before the music even started.
BUSINESS
December 22, 2005 | By Jane M. Von Bergen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
En route to dressing room, Lily Feingold and Brittany Garrison, both 11, barely glanced at the nearly nude mannequin in her red tasseled bra and high-cut panties at Victoria's Secret - one of their favorite stores. "We don't use that," Brittany said, nodding toward the bra. Neither Lily nor Brittany would have much use for any of Victoria Secret's bras, actually. "They're still outwardly mobile," joked Lily's mother, Suzanne Bonsall Feingold. Marketing experts call Lily and Brittany's yearnings "aspirational," and that aspiration may explain why the girls and many of their friends are regular Victoria's Secret customers, despite their tender age. The company says it is absolutely not marketing to this young a customer.
NEWS
October 12, 2005 | By Elizabeth Wellington INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Maybe Britney Spears wanted to keep her jewel-encrusted bra for herself. Who knows? The onetime teenybopper singer in low-slung jeans has pulled that bra from Internet auction site eBay. The sparkling undergarment was one of dozens of wardrobe items and other personal belongings that Spears put up for bid on eBay to raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims. Bidding had surpassed $60,000 before Spears pulled it. In a message posted on her official Web site, Spears, 23, told fans she was "concerned that some of you might be confusing this bra with something that it's not. " OK, so maybe it's true Spears fans' elevators don't go all the way to the top floor, but a bra is a bra, right?
NEWS
January 27, 2005 | MICHAEL SMERCONISH
ITHOUGHT I knew enough not to like Nancy Hopkins. She's the MIT biologist who walked out on a speech by Harvard President Lawrence Summers when he said something with which she disagreed. They were at a conference on women and science hosted by the National Bureau of Economics. Summers spoke at lunch, and offered the small crowd his explanation why women are under-represented in certain professions. According to Hopkins, Summers cited three reasons, in his order of importance: 1)
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