July 8, 1996 |
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.
June 7, 1989 |
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?
December 15, 1996 |
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)
October 19, 1999 |
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.
February 14, 2015 |
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.
January 4, 2013 |
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.
October 12, 2005 |
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?
October 11, 1990 |
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.
March 15, 1995 |
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.
May 28, 2006 |
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.