Elegant Lingerie, Not Elegant Weather

Cynthia Cheng La Lingerie Française held its annual showcase from the top French lingerie houses at Artscape Wychwood Barns on Wednesday, July 7.  Featuring pieces fron Princesse tam•tam, Chantelle, Empreinte, Passionata and more, the event started with a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres by chef Jean Pierre Challet, followed by the show itself.  Not only […]

AAA Cup Bras are a Wonderful Thing

Cynthia Cheng Lula Lu Lingerie has launched AAA cup bras, coming in 32, 34 and 36 band sizes.  Though this is good news for very tiny women, the launch has caused a bit of controversy over at Jezebel, a blog which targets young women.  The original poster, Tracie, questioned the need for these bras and […]

Just The Right Amount is What We Have

Last week, Prospere Magazine asked readers whether they thought of themselves as “bra hoarders.”  Only 10% of you openly admitted that you were (and have enough to open a small lingerie boutique), while 60% of you said that you had “just the right amount.”  30% said that they had a good sized collection.

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Lucky Lady Bra Straps: Seen and Bead Seen!

Founding Lucky Lady Bra Straps, a line of fashionable bra straps meant to be seen was not something Ruth Davis of Scottsdale, Arizona had originally planned to do.  After searching for a “regular” job for a year (Ruth’s Plan A), she decided to pursue Plan B – designing fashion bra straps. Ruth had created a […]

Emily Lau Makes Smaller Women Look and Feel Good

Former TV writer/producer, Emily Lau, launched The Little Bra Company in 2007 because she no longer wanted to “make do” with the types of bras she had.  It wasn’t that they were too small.  Actually, they were too big.  In order for Emily, who is small-framed, to have bras which fit her properly (and make […]

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Cynthia Cheng Recently, the Los Angeles-based lingerie company, The Little Bra Company held a trunk show in Toronto.  Producing pretty bras in A and B cups, The Little Bra Company is one of few lines which also offer non-training bra like pieces that come in 28 and 30 bands.  They also carry more “common” band sizes […]

Limited Brands: Skincare, Lingerie and More

Founded in 1963, Limited Brands (NYSE: LTD) is a US based company which owns many brands, including Victoria’s Secret, La Senza (Canadian stores only), Henri Bendel and Bath & Bodyworks.  Limited Brands has previously owned other predominantly mall-based stores, including Abercrombie & Fitch, The Limited/Limited Too and Lane Bryant, a store which targets plus-sized women. […]

Confessions of a Party-Going Shopper

Cynthia Cheng Guest getting her make-up done before a photo shoot Confessions of a Shopaholic opened in theatres across North America on Friday, February 13.  To celebrate its premiere, an party thrown by Hey Do You was held at the Fifth Social Club in Toronto the day before.  Over 225 people attended the fun-filled night getting glammed […]

Cynthia's Thoughts: Non-Standard Sized Models

The body image issue is a big deal, and is often talked about in blogs and other media sites, especially around Fashion Week. Regardless of the product being sold, the models used are all tall, slim and beautiful. However, more recently, many have been advocating for models that “look more like the average end user of […]