Valentine’s Edition


In Bloom by Jonquil chemise ($48) & robe ($68)

Written and styled by Tracy James

Photography by Chuck St. John

The origins of lingerie trace back to 3000 BC in Egypt, but the term—derived from the French word “linge,” meaning “linen”—was not frequently used until the late 1850’s. Since then, this category of clothing has taken on many forms and functions, from those perhaps not as commonly known: to protect the body, to show piety, to indicate wealth…to those more associated with the delicate garments today: to shape, to sleep, to seduce. I believe one of lingerie’s most powerful aspects is its ability to evoke a secret, inner glamour within the wearer that inspires women to feel even more beautiful in their clothes or state of leisure.

Natori gown/robe set ($300)

 “Lingerie is the maximum expression of a woman’s femininity.” – Dolce & Gabbana

Hanky Panky boy short ($29); Mad Mac rose print chemise ($92)

Natori chemise ($160) & robe ($120); Jacques Levine bedroom shoe ($96)

“Without proper foundations there can be no fashion.” – Christian Dior

Wacoal bra ($50) & panty ($27); Oscar de la Renta robe $58

Model: Claire Valentine with Red Models
Makeup: Lita Sheri Peer
All garments from The Lingerie Shoppe in Mountain Brook Village

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