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WWD Intimates issue 07/27/2009

Fine Prints

This story first appeared in the July 27, 2009 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

Big and small have equal value when it comes to prints. Bold or tiny flowers, Pop Art and paisley patterns all spice up spring lingerie.

Beginning on the top left, black shoes from CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN shoes.

Moving clockwise, COLLETTE DINNIGAN’S nylon and elastane bra and panties.

Herbarium Amoris: Floral Romance by Edvard Koinberg, Tore Frängsmyr and Henning Mankell (Taschen).


(at middle) NINA RICCI LOVE BY NINA eau de toilette.

ROGER & GALLET cream soap.

ABS INTIMATES BY ALLEN SCHWARTZ’S polyester satin romper.

BLUSH’S polyester and elastane panties.

BLUGIRL’S viscose and spandex bra and panties.

GUIA LA BRUNA’S silk bra.

(directly above) AUSTIN ICE bangles.

EMPORIO ARMANI’S nylon, elastic and cotton bra and panties.

SALLY JONES’ chiffon polyester robe and slip.

Fine Prints

Beginning at top left, an ETRO  teddy bear.

Moving clockwise, POSH INTIMATES cotton pajama set.

THE WEATHER UP HERE felt bowls at Anthropologie.

CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR’S nylon and elastane bra.

JONQUIL’S silk chemise.

FRETTE’S silk baby-doll slip.  Center: Black and green slip with pink flowers.

BJORN  BORG’S cotton an Lycra snapdex tank.  Grey colored tank with black, blue and purple designs.

REPETTO shoes.  Bottom Center:  Red, black and green colored shoes.

BETSEY JOHNSON INTIMATES nylon chemise with lace trim.  Bottom Left:  Black chemise with pink and yellow flowers.

White Saki by LAUREN B. MANDEL cotton and spandex boyshorts

Coral Riff

From top left, BIATTA INTIMATES’ polyester chemise.

Moving clockwise, a trio of nailpolish:
BORGHESE nail lacquer in Solaro Sunshine.
CHANEL LE VERNIS nail color in Orange Fizz.
OPI nail polish in In My Back Pocket.

LA FÉE VERTE’S silk and Lycra spandex bustier and boyshorts.

212 ON ICE BY CAROLINA HERRERA eau de toilette.

(at middle) LIZ CLAIBORNE SLEEPWEAR cotton sleep shirt.

(directly right) ELLE MACPHERSON INTIMATES’ silk satin bra.

(below) FREYA’S nylon, polyamide, elastane and polyester bra.

BIATTA INTIMATES’ polyester bra.

JOCKEY’S Modal and spandex tank.

NK IMODE’S silk charmeuse and spandex bustier.


DERÉON INTIMATES’ nylon and spandex panties.

SPREEGIRL’S bamboo and spandex panties.

FREYA’S nylon, polyamide, elastane and polyester panties.

DIESEL’S silk and polyester panties with organza trim.

Mint Condition

Like a cup of peppermint tea, pale greens have a calming effect.

From top left, TWO’S COMPANY journal.

Moving clockwise, OSCAR DE LA RENTA SIGNATURE’S polyester pajama top with lace trim.

LUVA HUVA’S cotton, silk and polyester baby doll and panties.


WOO’S cotton tunic.

BALLY jewelry roll.

JOCKEY’S nylon and Lycra spandex sports bra.

OSCAR DE LA RENTA SIGNATURE’S polyester pajama pants.

JEZEBEL’S nylon and spandex bra and panties.

(at center) TWO’S COMPANY mug.

Of Two Minds

Whether black or purple sexy lingerie exudes an air of mystery.

From top left, LISA’S FOLLY LUXE’S nylon lace top.

Moving clockwise, FELINA’S silk and spandex skirt.

ERES’ polyamide and spandex highwaisted briefs.


The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Bergé by Robert Murphy (Vendôme).

FRED & GINGER LONDON’S silk chiffon, silk satin and elastane corset.

HANRO’S silk and elastane boyshorts with polyester and elastane lace.

CADOLLE’S nylon and cotton skirt.

RAMPAGE’S polyester charmeuse romper.

ERES’ silk satin jacket.


(at center) a STEPHEN DWECK necklace.

Of Two Minds

At top left, HANKY PANKY’S nylon tank.

Moving clockwise, ED HARDY INTIMATES BY KILEEN’S cotton linen bustier and shorts.

NK IMODE’S silk charmeuse chemise.

CAROL MALONY’S nylon and silk bra and panties.

MODE Kabuki brush.

LAVIT LINGERIE’S polyamide and spandex halter bra and panties.

KIRSTY DOYLE’S silk and silk chiffon lounge dress.

HONEYDEW INTIMATES’ nylon and Lycra spandex panties.

UNDREST’S silk satin chiffon panties.

CASS’ nylon and spandex bandeau.

ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY’S polyester and elastane cami.

Light Motif

Designers deliver gentle romance via airy fabrics and delicate prints.

From top left, LOU’S polyamide, polyester and elastane bra.

LOU’S polyamide, polyester, elastane and cotton shorts.

Moving clockwise, BRIAN ATWOOD shoes.

JENNIFER BEHR feather hair comb.

TWO’S COMPANY candlesticks.

COCO DE MER’S polyamide, silk and elastane bra.


3.1 PHILLIP LIM’S silk charmeuse sequin bra.

3.1 PHILLIP LIM’S silk charmeuse shorts.

MINDY WEISS FOR TWO’S COMPANY ring-bearer pillow.

(on pillow) ELLEN HIMIC DESIGNS ring.

CASS’ microfiber nylon and spandex tank.


SALLY JONES’ silk chemise.

SOPHIE B BY RENÉ ROFÉ LINGERIE’S polyester and spandex bra and panties.

BOTTEGA VENETA hair combs.

BELABUMBUM’S nylon and spandex bra and hipster at Anthropologie.


COCO DE MER’S silk and Lycra spandex bra and panties.

(at top center) BEN-AMUN BY ISAAC MANEVITZ’S necklace.

Fleet Treat

What could be more fun for spring than fresh navy and white looks, sailor-inspired shapes and nautical details even a commander would love?

From top left, WUNDERVOLL’S silk briefs

Moving clockwise, CHRISTOPHER FISCHER slippers.

JEZEBEL’S cotton and Lycra spandex cami-bra.


FIFI CHACHNIL’S cotton bra and miniskirt.

WOO’S cotton linen pants.

TWO’S COMPANY door stopper.

DEZALLIER D’ARGENVILLE Shells by Veronica Carpita, Dr. Rainer Willmann and Sophia Willmann (Taschen).

BIATTA INTIMATES’ nylon and spandex bralette and boyshorts.


JOCKEY’S MicroModal and spandex pants.

LA FÉE VERTE’S silk tank.

LIZ CLAIBORNE SLEEPWEAR cotton and Modal sleep shirt.

(at top center) D&G sunglasses.

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