June 9, 2016 |
When I was a bride, I had a wedding "trousseau," a kind of bridal bonanza of stuff: pots and pans and linens and luggage. But it also included what I considered the best part: lingerie - nightgowns made of filmy, floaty fabrics in lush colors like baby blue and peach, and even one clingy black one. For a brief blink of time, I felt like a Hollywood starlet. Then along came real life: mortgages, taxes, head colds, compromise, trips to the hardware store for ant traps - and kids.
December 3, 2015
D EAR ABBY: I have dated a lot of women over the years - including actresses, beauty-contest winners and models. Every one of them, except my current live-in, "Amanda," would dress up in lingerie when I asked them to. Amanda adamantly refuses. She says if I love her, I should be turned on whether she's nude or wearing lingerie. Part of the problem is she's not in the best shape, and the lingerie would hide that. I have tried bargaining with her, but she won't agree. She doesn't understand why I'm not chasing her around all the time.
March 19, 2015 |
E GYPT SHERROD , host of HGTV's "Property Virgins" and a native of Philadelphia, was in Cherry Hill last week to sign copies of her new book, Keep Calm . . . It's Just Real Estate: Your No-Stress Guide to Buying a Home . Sherrod, originally from West Oak Lane, is famous for being known as "America's most beloved real-estate agent," appearing on TV and radio. She's hosted "Property Virgins" since 2012. Co-authored by real-estate expert Amber Noble Garland , who also was born and raised in Philly, the book offers a guide to navigating the sometimes complicated process of buying a home - from saving for a down payment to signing on the dotted line at the closing table.
February 14, 2014
M ARIEL ROJO, 26, of Burholme, is a fashion designer who recently launched a line of lingerie from a co-op on Arch Street near 3rd in Old City. Rojo, a native of Guadalajara, Mexico, graduated in 2011 from the Istituto Europeo di Design in Barcelona. She also studied at Philadelphia University and at Moore College of Art & Design. Rojo's lingerie can be found online by searching for her name. Q: How'd you decide to get into lingerie design? A: I liked lingerie when I was in school.
May 9, 2013 |
A Shore man accused of shoplifting at a local Kmart had an intriguing inventory when he was stopped by store security, police said. The goods included mostly women's lingerie and a DVD "ironically titled" The Thief , Stafford Township police said a statement. According to the statement issued Wednesday, Frank J. Clementi, 77, of Manahawkin was spotted by store security taking $108 worth of merchandise from the discount department store on Route 72 Sunday morning. The store contacted police, who charged Clementi with shoplifting.
March 7, 2013 |
THE GARTERS go but the booty shorts stay. The midriff-baring tops stay, too. Along with a uniform tweak, officials announced in January that the Lingerie Football League, which was started in 2009 by Mitchell Mortaza, had been renamed the Legends Football League. Sexy-sounding team names such as the Philadelphia Passion and the Cleveland Crush won't change, though. "I like the name change because the emphasis is on the football now," Passion coach Chandler Brown said. "It's not so much on what they're wearing.
February 14, 2013
J ENNIFER ROSEN, 28, of Bryn Mawr, owns the Hope Chest lingerie shop at 20th and Chestnut streets. Rosen, a former manager and buyer for the company's flagship Haverford store,opened the Center City boutique in September. It features fine lingerie, sleepwear, shapewear and slippers. Q: What made you decide to step out on your own? A: I always wanted to open my own store but didn't want to totally separate myself from the Hope Chest. I knew there was a niche [in Center City]
November 30, 2012
MOST RETAILERS celebrated Black Friday last weekend, but for a small struggling shop in South Philly, Black Friday was yesterday. Valerie and Phil Cuttino were worried sick that their six-month-old plus-size lingerie boutique, Lovely's Lingerie, wouldn't make it through the month of December. Ever since they'd opened on May 5, foot traffic had been lousy and visits to LovelysLingerie.net, which features provocative undergarments in sizes up to 10X, had only averaged about 200 a day. Even though it's the only store of its kind in the area, the future of Lovely's Lingerie looked bleak.
September 26, 2012
IN THE WAKE of Monday's night call by the NFL's replacement officials, the Lingerie Football League released a statement regarding its own officials. Here is the statement from Tyler DeHaven, of LFL media relations: "Because of the LFL's perception it is that much more critical for us to hire officiating crews that are competent, not only for the credibility of our game but to keep our athletes safer. Due to several on-field occurrences of incompetent officiating, we chose to part ways with a crew which apparently is now officiating in the NFL. We have a lot of respect for our officials but we felt the officiating was not in line with our expectations.
May 19, 2012 |
BALTIMORE - Jockey Kent Desormeaux has been removed from Preakness entrant Tiger Walk after failing a Breathalyzer test. Desormeaux failed the test at Belmont Park in New York on Friday and was removed from three mounts on the program. He has not been suspended, but the New York State Racing and Wagering Board is conducting an investigation. According to a rule in New York that went into effect April 27, every jockey named to ride is required to undergo a test for alcohol consumption.