Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Lingerie to wear to bring in the New Year!

Bringing in the new year is when you don your most glitzy ensemble, the same is true with your lingerie.
Mimi Holliday’s Timberwolf is gold in color and has just the right amount of shimmer. A special set for a special evening.


Best wishes to a happy and healthy new year.

Life is short. Wear pretty underwear.
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Monday, December 15, 2008

Betty Page, fellow lingerie lover, has passed.

Bettie Page, the 1950s secretary-turned-model whose controversial photographs in skimpy attire or none at all helped set the stage for the 1960s sexual revolution, died Thursday. She was 85.


Page suffered a heart attack last week in
Los Angeles and never regained consciousness, her agent Mark Roesler said. Before the heart attack, Page had been hospitalized for three weeks with pneumonia.

Page, who was also known as Betty, attracted national attention with magazine photographs of her sensuous figure in bikinis and see-through lingerie that were quickly tacked up on walls in military barracks, garages and elsewhere, where they remained for years.

Her photos included a centerfold in the January 1955 issue of then-fledgling Playboy magazine, as well as controversial sadomasochistic poses. The latter helped contribute to her mysterious disappearance from the public eye, which lasted decades and included years during which she battled mental illness and became a born-again Christian.

After resurfacing in the 1990s, she occasionally granted interviews but refused to allow her picture to be taken. “I don’t want to be photographed in my old age,” she told an interviewer in 1998. “I feel the same way with old movie stars. … It makes me sad. We want to remember them when they were young.”

The 21st century indeed had people remembering her just as she was. She became the subject of songs, biographies, Web sites, comic books, movies and documentaries. A new generation of fans bought thousands of copies of her photos, and some feminists hailed her as a pioneer of women’s liberation. Gretchen Mol portrayed her in 2005′s “The Notorious Bettie Page” and Paige Richards had the role in 2004′s “Bettie Page: Dark Angel.” Page herself took part in the 1998 documentary “Betty Page: Pinup Queen.”

S&M photos denounced as perversion
Her career began one day in October 1950 when she took a respite from her job as a secretary in a New York office for a walk along the beach at Coney Island. An amateur photographer named Jerry Tibbs admired the 27-year-old’s firm, curvy body and asked her to pose.

Looking back on the career that followed, she told Playboy in 1998, “I never thought it was shameful. I felt normal. It’s just that it was much better than pounding a typewriter eight hours a day, which gets monotonous.” Nudity didn’t bother her, she said, explaining: “God approves of nudity. Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, they were naked as jaybirds.”

In 1951, Page fell under the influence of a photographer and his sister who specialized in S&M. They cut her hair into the dark bangs that became her signature and posed her in spiked heels and little else. She was photographed with a whip in her hand, and in one session she was spread-eagled between two trees, her feet dangling. “I thought my arms and legs would come out of their sockets,” she said later. Moralists denounced the photos as perversion, and Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, Page’s home state, launched a congressional investigation.

Page quickly retreated from public view, later saying she was hounded by federal agents who waved her nude photos in her face. She also said she believed that, at age 34, her days as “the girl with the perfect figure” were nearly over. She moved to Florida in 1957 and married a much younger man, as an early marriage to her high school sweetheart had ended in divorce. Her second marriage also failed, as did a third, and she suffered a nervous breakdown.

Life grew more turbulent in later years
In 1959, she was lying on a sea wall in Key West when she saw a church with a white neon cross on top. She walked inside and became a born-again Christian. After attending Bible school, she wanted to serve as a missionary but was turned down because she had been divorced. Instead, she worked full-time for evangelist Billy Graham’s ministry.

A move to Southern California in 1979 brought more troubles. She was arrested after an altercation with her landlady, and doctors who examined her determined she had acute schizophrenia. She spent 20 months in a state mental hospital in San Bernardino. A fight with another landlord resulted in her arrest, but she was found not guilty because of insanity. She was placed under state supervision for eight years.

“She had a very turbulent life,” Todd Mueller, a family friend and autograph seller, told The Associated Press on Thursday. “She had a temper to her.” Mueller said he first met Page after tracking her down in the 1990s and persuaded her to do an autograph signing event.

He said she was a hit and sold about 3,000 autographs, usually for $200 to $300 each. “Eleanor Roosevelt, we got $40 to $50. … Bettie Page outsells them all,” he told The AP last week.

Born April 22, 1923, in Nashville, Tenn., Page said she grew up in a family so poor “we were lucky to get an orange in our Christmas stockings.”

Story from msnbc.com

Dear Betty,
I picked out something from the boutique that I thought you would like.
I picked this out because it is black and the style has a bit of a retro feel. The flocked dots and the skirted garter belt are what makes it perfect for a pin-up queen.

Betsey Johnson Flocked Dot

I also thought you would know what to do with these.

Madam V Tassels

You will be missed,
Gigi

Life is short. Wear pretty underwear.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Founders of Princesse Tam Tam killed in Mumbai

GigisCloset.com I would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Princesse Tam Tam owners Loumia Hiridjee and her husband Mourad Amarsy.
Blind violence leaves everyone with a sense of emptiness, and we were geniunly shocked by the news that Loumia and her husband were amongst the people killed in the Mumbai terrorist attacks. Hiridjee and her husband were dining at the Oberoi Trident hotel where they were shot and killed by terrorist forces.

The lingerie is a beautiful legacy.


Life is short. Wear pretty underwear.
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Monday, December 1, 2008

Something Red from an online lingerie boutique… bras, panties, and more


Something Red
. It is all part of the holiday Christmas Spirit, isn’t it? Sometimes we can obsess over the perfect color red other times it doesn’t matter. I think it is funny that red is just so seasonal. In the month of May, would you seek out a red bra and panty set? Well we at GigisCloset.com embrace it. We have even made a whole section of lingerie where you can shop all the red items we have in one place.
This little number is one of the sweetest and it has the details that make it special. It is from Sista Shei. There is a toile print in a soft purple shade. The accent of red in the ruffles is a great contrast to the print.
The bra is a mini bustier, which basically just means that it has a wider band and there are 4 hooks in the back.
Sista Shei Toile de jouy.

Life is short. Wear pretty underwear.
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Monday, October 27, 2008

With OnGossamer, it takes one to Tango. New OnGossamer Modern Tango bra and skirt panty!

The Modern Tango set from OnGossamer is one of those sets that make you wish you could wear your underwear out. It is just so fun and makes you feel special.
Black lace against the skin is one of the sexiest looks there is. Which is probably why they thought that tango, one of the sexiest dances, would be a good name for it.
This set allows you to highlight the pretty lace even more with the skirted thong.  The lace also shows against the skin on the bra too.

Contour Bra: $62
Skirted Thong: $32

Life is short. Wear pretty underwear.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Perfect gift for a Sushi lover–pajamas from PJ Salvage!

PJ Salvage Azuki Thermal Pajamas

Top $44 and pants $48 sold separately  

Eating sushi any chance I can is one of my guilty pleasures. There are just so many fun rolls and creations to choose from. I thought my love of sushi was limited by just eating and savoring it. Not so, one of our latest arrivals at GigisCloset.com is so adorable and comfortable, I wish people could feel through their computer screen. PJ Salvage has great pajamas. There is no dought about that. But you know that the ladies at GigisCloset.com picked the coolest styles that just made us smile. We hope that they make you smile. Because, going to sleep with a smile on your face is one step in the right direction to waking up with one.

What is love about this set…
-Good Thermal. I think we remember in the 90s when thermal shirts were everywhere. They were thick and felt like they left an imprint in your skin. I wasn’t a big fan. Now these pj’s are the softest thermal with smaller waffle patterns.

-Low rise on the pajama pants. The fit is superb. It is exactly what you want for sitting on the couch to watch a movie and will keep you comfortable while you sleep.

-Sushi print! There are little sushi rolls all over the pants. They are the best.Anybody how loves sushi will live in these.

Life is short. Wear pretty underwear.

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Cute Free People tops in Mixed Media at GigisCloset.com

Free People is one of my new favorite brands at GigisCloset.com! They are so soft and comfortable and all the Free People pieces have that unique styling that make them feel like they are a one-of-a-kind piece. I especially like the peach colored silk chiffon thong that just came in. This little low rise thong has gold threaded elastic waistband trimmed in a bit of ivory lace. So modern, so vintage. (Silk undies are my new obsession!) Free People Mixed Media Camisoleand matching string thong (offered in three different colors) is super soft stretchy cotton covered in lines of ribbons and rick-rack and ruffles.

Life is short. Wear pretty underwear.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Does Rachel Zoe also pick out their bras and panties?

Does Rachel zoe also pick out her clients lingerie? I know it is a wierd question, but I am just wondering. If a person needs the assitance of professional to shopper for them because of a lack of time and perhaps even a lack in sense of style, then how do they know what to wear under the blouse?
She must have a place where she gets
Chantelle bras for her clients.

I know that most of the products at GigisCloset.com are not the basics that people wear as an after thought. If you are shopping at Gigi’s, you know how to have fun with fashion and with lingerie. And, if your lingerie drawer is anything like mine, they are all treasures with special details that remind me why the love affiar continues. Could you imagine someone else picking out your intimate wardrobe? A gift from the hubby or boyfriend every now and then is always appreciated, but there is a reason why they are called intimates, right?

But when it comes to the world of make believe in TV, it would be really fun to pick itmes out. When I watch shows like Desperate Housewives and would love to be a stylist and the store to provide the pretty lingerie.

Life is short. Wear pretty underwear.
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Huit Lingerie uses Liberty of london fabrics on their bras and panties, It’s You

Huit is a brand that is a true boutique favorite. You can count on their bras and panties to be beautiful and full of the special details that draw ine in at first. When you try it on is when you realize that there is really sustance to this French lingerie line. The fit is perfect and you can wear it in comfort all day. One thing I noticed, the straps are really soft.

So, the latest arrival from Huit is “It’s You“. It has the same bra style, C8, as the wildly popular Kiss Me balconet. Huit used the famous Liberty of London fabrics on this group. The fabrics aren’t just beautiful but so soft. I was pleased to see that it was just hype and that the fabric is really anoth special detail.

What is Linerty of London fabrics? We wanted to know too. Here is a little scoop.
The Liberty of London Fabric store was started by Arthur Liberty in the mid 1800′s, and soon became known for fine quality in ornaments, fabrics, and other decorative items imported from countries around the world. He applied the styles of the East to English fabrics that became popular choices for clothing and home furnishings.

Mr. Liberty always believed he could change the look of fashion and he did, becoming an important influence in the Art Nouveau movement, so much so that his style became known as Liberty Style. He introduced delicate and subtle shades to his fabrics, which became known as Liberty Colors. His presence is still reflected in many of the luxury sewing items and furnishings used today.
Liberty of London fabric designs are famous for smaller prints and beautiful hand-block printed materials, manufactured in cottons, silks, velvets and wools. Liberty of London Fabric continues to be known for beauty, luxury and uniqueness at a reasonable cost.

 
Interested in buying or just checking this set out?
 
Life is short. Wear pretty underwear.
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Monday, September 29, 2008

Sale on Bras and lingerie at Gigi’s Closet

Just a quick note. We are have a Fall sale where you can save 15% using code “15sale”.

Looking totreat yourself to something that will make you feel great? Buy yourself some pretty, special underwear. You deserve it.

Pretty bras and lingerie are waiting for you at www.GigisCloset.com.
Check out our new arrivals-you get the best size selection this way.

Life is short. Wear pretty underwear.
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