Virtues of Boyshorts

When people hear the word "Boyshorts," that is exactly what they think: Tighty whiteys worn by boys. Since women have been invading men's closets for centuries, it was only a matter of time before we hit their underwear. But boyshorts have come a long way since Julia Roberts donned a pair for a photo shoot in the mid 1990s. Fortunately, women's boyshorts have taken on their own evolution over time, adding beautiful, delicate details while maintaining comfort.

There are a lot of basic boyshorts for women that have amazing comfort, but I wanted to show you some that are also pretty. Some favorite boyshorts, that illustrate how far we've come from those tighty whiteys, are in this post. They are the Chantelle Wild Africa Boyshort Panties (top right) and Barbara Macaron Shorty Panty (top left), both are $58 and can be purchased at HerRoom.

Here are the Virtues of Boyshorts:
  1. Comfort
  2. No visible panty lines
  3. Extra coverage
  4. Some panties have extra lycra that gives a free tummy tuck and hip smoothing
  5. No embarrassing moments as you do a Marilyn Monroe over a storm grate
  6. Versatile ~ can go day to evening
  7. Are paired with beautiful bras to create a luxurious lingerie set
  8. Tomboys can feel sexy too
  9. They keep from riding up your back side and you don't have to send out a search party ~ like with many g-strings
  10. Strong enough for a man but made for a woman

To WIN YOUR OWN PAIR OF DAINTY BOYSHORTS, click on our Eve's Apples PRICELESS PANTIES CONTEST for details. The winner will receive the Elle Macpherson Corant Culotte Boyshort Panty as a prize. Deadline to enter is October 1, 2008 at 5 p.m. (PST). Best wishes!

Whichever boyshort you choose, there are plenty out there for you to select one that embodies your own style and Celebrates Your Inner Eve!

Lingerista Lifestyle ~ Playful Pomegranate

With rich plum and deep pomegranate colors inspiring intimate apparel this fall, I'm bringing you festive fall pomegranate lingerie and martinis. Long known for embodying the essence of womanhood, the pomegranate is not only inspiring runways but also healthy eating and drinking. If you're going to have an alcoholic drink, you may as well have tasty and healthy juice full of antioxidants to go along with it.

The stunning lingerie sets above add a gorgeous element to your fall wardrobe. They are the following:
All of the lingerie sets can be purchased at Barenecessities.

For a refreshing pomegranate martini to accompany your new lingerie, take a look below for the recipe. Keep in mind, this isn't just any martini. This is Oprah's favorite martini made by Rachael Ray.

Oprah's Pomegranate Martini
Recipe courtesy of Oprah Winfrey

Ingredients: Serves 2

  • 1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 2 ounces Absolute Citron vodka or white tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau liquor
  • Cup of ice
  • Splash of sparkling water (optional)
  • Squeeze of lemon (optional)

Shake ingredients in a shaker and put in chilled martini glasses. Put pomegranate fruit into glass as garnish.

* For more information about Rachael Ray, visit

Bra Review & Video: Saloon Bra ~ By Dita von Tesse

As you know, my dear Lingeristas, Dita von Tesse and Wonderbra have teamed up to create a new gorgeous line of lingerie. Here at Eve's Apples we were fortunate to get Dita's Saloon Bra (Satine ~ Tesse, image left) to let you know how it wears.

Wonderbra is long known for being a pioneer in the lingerie industry, and this isn't the typical push up bra of Wonderbra past.The bras are infused with beauty and function to create a new version of support. Instead of padding or inserts to create a fuller effect, the underwire is used on the top portion of the cup and the cup design and straps have been structured to give lift.

Up close, the bra has a retro-fashion feel and reminds me a bit of vintage Madonna. The look is utterly sexy on. However, the underwire (on top portion of the cup) never fully laid flat against my chest. To see if it was my breast shape or the bra, I had a friend with a more bodacious bosom than me try it on. She had the same effect. If it's our breast types or the bra, I couldn't tell you for certain--we're only two types in the vast body types out there.

I can tell you that this bra is very racy and inspirational for a little boom boom in the bedroom or for a stripe tease. With all the lace and detailed stitching this is not a tee shirt bra. It's for the woman who wants to show off her lingerie, isn't concerned about potential bra lines, and enjoys playing with the suggestion of lingerie under her clothes.

If you like the SALOON bra, stay tuned to our Eve's Apples website. In the coming months, A LUCKY EVE'S APPLE READER WILL WIN THE SALOON BRA IN ONE OF OUR MONTHLY CONTESTS!

For more information on their newly launched website, click on The Science of Sexy by Dita von Tesse or go to it directly at: .

The Dolly Bra (Multi ~ Tesse, shown right) is also available in the new Wonderbra Collection. It's £34.00 and to purchase it, click on Dolly Bra.
To purchase the Saloon Bra (in the above review) for £34.00, click here.

What does sexy mean to you? To Dita, sexy means, "For me, I've always thought that sexy was about glamour or mystery, and the image of the femme fatale or the pin-up girl." To tell Dita what sexy means to you, click on What Sexy Means to Me.

For more images on The Science of Sexy, click on the video below.

Macy's Fit Video Series

Currently, Kymmarie Russo, Intimate Apparel Fit Manager of Macy's, is hosting a series of videos helping women get the right fit in a bra. For the first videos in the series, click on the videos below to get a good fit and help you Celebrate Your Inner Eve all day!

Vignette 2: Bra Band

Vignette 3: Unfit Cups

Vignette 4: What if your bra seams or lace shows through?

Inner Beauty: The "Consumer Reports" of Intimate Apparel

Thanks to Knickers Blog we found out about Inner Beauty Online, an exciting up-and-coming website that is being developed as "The 'Consumer Reports' of Intimate Apparel." Sarah Daniels, former publisher and editor of IAB magazine, and Katherine Kane, a technical genius and design guru, founders of Inner Beauty, have created not only an innovative idea but also a timely one.

New designers are entering the lingerie field everyday, showing their apparel at department stores, to online, and to specialized boutiques. It leaves consumers wondering with the vast options out there, "Which intimate items are high quality, fashionable, comfortable, and functional?"

The answer is Sarah states: " will be the first resource dedicated to product reviews of intimate apparel (ranging from bras to shapewear to hosiery and beyond). A panel of real women, in a wide range of sizes, will 'road test' a variety of products and provide honest assessments and actual photos...Sarah has put her idea to Ideablob - where eligible individuals can submit their ideas and have a chance of winning $10,000...." This money would go towards building the intricate Inner Beauty website and database.

For more information on InnerBeauty click on IdeaBlob or go to

To help Inner Beauty win the $10K prize and help other women regularly Celebrate Their Inner Eves, vote for InnerBeauty at from September 22 - 27!

Fall & Winter Lingerie Videos ~ 2008 Runway Shows

La Perla Fall ~ Winter Lingerie Show 2008

Fall French Lingerie Trends 2008

Ladies of Lingerie

Here is a shout out to the fabulous ladies of lingerie that I met last night in Los Angeles. It was a great night meeting all of you and being around other women who are passionate about lingerie! It was inspirational, fun and absolutely worth being dog tired on the drive home.

Also, here is too all Lingeristas who know inner beauty radiates from within and who celebrate with luxurious lingerie! Have a sweet day!

Priceless Panties Contest ~ Reminder

For those of you who don't know, Eve's Apples is currently running a September contest sponsored by HerRoom.

Deadline: October 1, 2008 (5 p.m.)

Best wishes with the contest and remember to Celebrate Your Inner Eve!

Boutique of the Month ~ Vionnet

Vionnet, our September Boutique of the Month, was named after Madeleine Vionnet, a French designer from the turn of the 20th century, who invented the bias cut and was considered an "architect among dressmakers."

Today, the Vionnet boutique in Los Angeles is the sister store to Curve (next door), a high end, flouncy feminine clothing store featuring Burberry, Trosman Churba and local up-and-coming designers.

Vionnet is transitioning away from exclusively carrying lingerie so it's currently featuring a smaller selection of pretty La Perla, Eberjey, and Belabumbum delicates. After visiting Vionnet, we popped into Curve to find out the differences in the stores.

We were surprised and excited to find that Curve carries a larger line of lingerie than Vionnet. It consisted of VPL by Victoria Bartlett, a fun, inner/outer wear lingerie line (see images below). These pieces had us head over heals and searching the store for more. VPL ended up being the unknown jewel we discovered on this trip!
VPL bras run from $85-175 and panties from $70-125. If you like VPL, you can also purchase it online at VPL/Shopbop or For more information on VPL, go to their website at

If you visit either Vionnet or Curve in Los Angeles, be sure to get directions ahead of time or remember that they're located at the cross of Robertson and Beverly. They're in the trendy, upscale boutique section of town. There are a couple other 150-158 N. Robertsons South of Vionnet's location, so don't be fooled like we were at first. Remember the cross streets and you'll be fine.

158 N. Robertson * Los Angeles, CA

157 N. Robertson * Los Angeles, CA 90048
83 Mercer Street * New York, NY 10012

Personal Lingerie Horoscope

With the colder months coming, layering is an important fashion detail. Camisoles are a sexy option that add warmth under your clothes. But which one to choose?

This prompts the ultimate question, "What's your sign?"

Look below and find out which camisole fits your horoscope personality.


(August 23 ~ September 22)

This lacy, delicate Fleur't Pia Lace Camisole is a perfect way to embrace your virtuous and romantic side.

Price: $56


(September 23 ~ October 22)

This Versace Camisole shows Libra Lingerista's chic side, allowing them to look and feel good even under their clothes.

Price: $78


(October 23 ~ November 21)

The keeper of deep seeded passion and emotions, no one will mistake you for anything but a Scorpio in this tempting Metallic Lace Camisole by Roberto Cavalli.

Price: $98


(November 22 ~ December 21)

The explorer of the zodiac, this Flexees' Everyday Control Microfiber and Lace Camisole wears and travels well whether you're walking the Great Wall of China, dancing in Monaco or eating in a Paris cafe.

Price: $28


(December 22 ~ January 19)

This V-Neck Invisibellas Camisole by Cass & Co. is the perfect foundation piece for Capricorns, allowing them to feel grounded, flirty, and fashionable.

Price: $72


(January 20 ~ February 17)

This Versace Camisole embraces fall colors, gives a hint of the unexpected with a pop of purple and inspires the creative in cerebral Aquarius.

Price: $78


(February 18 ~ March 19)

This Floral Stretch Camisole by Just Cavalli combines watery colors and uplifts the moods of our Pisces Lingeristas.

Sale Price: $58 (previously $72)


(March 20 ~ April 19)

It may be cold outside, but with this Red Stretch Tulle Camisole by Roberto Cavallli underneath, you'll be on fire!

Sale Price: $45 (previously $150)


(April 20 ~ May 20)

Just because you're a grounded earth child doesn't mean you can't have a deliciously fun and girlie camisole. The Bohemian Camisole by Nolita embraces the best qualities of our Taurus Lingeristas.

Sale Price: $34 (previously $60)


(May 21 ~ June 20)

This Polka Dot Camisole by Dolce & Gabbana combines both sides of Geminis: fun and fashionable with classic and serious. The polka dots add a playful element while the navy colored, demi structured piece balances our Gemini Lingeristas.

Sale Price: $129 (previously $198)


(June 21 ~ July 22)

One for comfort, Cancer Lingeristas will love Cosabella's Ceylon Camisole that offers a fashionable option while your lounging at home or going out with your friends and family.

Price: $97


(July 23 ~ August 22)

Leo Lingeristas will be Queen with this Animal Print Camisole by Roberto Cavalli. It has enough sass and romantic details to make you feel majestic!

Price: $230

For more information on animal prints and lingerie, click on my post, Intimates Over the Years: Animal Prints, at The Lingerie Post.

What I love most about the camisoles (above) is the versatility that is granted. Most of them allow the wearer several options. You can wear some alone, to bed, under clothes, or dress them up or down, given the occasion. To me, having choices is all apart of Celebrating Your Inner Eve!

* Please note that lingerie items above have limited product and sizes in stock.

A Tropical Affair ~ End of Summer Sale

For those of you fortunate enough living in or visiting Santa Barbara, California in the next week, A Tropical Affair is having a 30-50% off sale. Some of my dear Lingeristas will remember that this naughty and nice boutique was our Eve's Apples' Boutique of the Month for January. If you have a chance to stop by, you'll enjoy yourself. It's a perfect way to Celebrate Your Inner Eve!

The Season of the Witch ~ by Agent Provocateur

Agent Provocateur has a new look on their website, highlighting seasons through out the year. Launched today, "The Season of the Witch," is the first theme in a series.

Lingerie from the line is featured in the image (right):

  • Naomi Lingerie set in red with spellbinding embroidery (left). The bra is $170, brief panty is $90, thong is $80 and suspender is $130 (close up image below left)

  • Ciara Slip (middle) in amethyst with luxurious French lace is $590

  • Iona leopard print body (right) is $350

  • “The Season of the Witch” features the decadent Daisy Lowe and Peaches Geldof as powerful temptresses. To view new Agent Provocateur lingerie, click on shop AP lingerie.

    Coco Chanel Movie

    Premiering September 13th at 8 p.m. (EST and PST), Shirley MacLaine stars as the fashion icon, Coco Chanel, in the Lifetime Movie, "Coco Chanel." Both women are long known for strength, determination, and being legends in their respective fields of work.

    Lifetime states, "'Coco Chanel' is the rags-to-riches tale charting the rise of one of the most influential fashion icons of the 20th century. From her humble childhood in a French orphanage, through her early days as a young dressmaker's assistant, to her passionate and tragic love with a dashing Englishman, and ultimately to her success as a pioneering icon, 'Coco Chanel' is the story of a glamorous woman who was hard to love and harder to ignore...."

    When asked by the LA Times, "What did you find most fascinating about Coco Chanel?," Shirely MacLaine said, "Her contradictions. Her conflict between love and ambition. She never married. She was rude, hurtful. Many men were in love with her -- though I don't know why, because she was impossible. She was 73 when she got so popular, and she was always reinventing herself. I like that."

    For more on the LA Times/Shirley MacLaine interview, click on Shirley MacLaine gets into spirit as Coco Chanel.

    In terms of Chanel lingerie, the closest I could find online were some imitations. A close friend of mine worked for Chanel, she attests that the only Chanel intimates are Lagerfield's swimwear, hosiery, tights, and a few pieces "close" to intimates but "not a full line."

    Inspired by the upcoming film, I'm bringing you, my dear Lingeristas, an enticing, inside look at Keira Knightly filming the Chanel perfume ad in Chanel's luxurious apartment.

    Keira looks stunning in a red silk sheath dress (image below). What kind of lingerie should a woman wear with such a dress? It's recommended to either wear Commando panties (image right), for a seamless effect, or none at all...just some Chanel Number 5 behind your neck.

    To see Chanel's apartment and making the commercial, click on the Keira Knightly image (below) or click on Chanel Video.

    Coco Chanel was one woman who celebrated her inner eve and helped other women celebrate theirs too through timeless elegance and stylish designs.



    Why do you need the essential Elle Macpherson Intimates Corant Culotte Boyshort Panty for fall?

    We want to know!

    The best comment will win a FREE ELLE MACPHERSON INTIMATES CORANT CULOTTE BOYSHORT PANTY compliments of HerRoom! The panty retails for $30.

    For me, Elle Macpherson Intimate Lingerie has a great way of combining comfort, function, and beauty. When I put on a piece from Elle, I end up feeling girlie -- completely in my element. The Corant Culotte Panty takes the masculine style boy short and transforms it into a romantic panty, complete with lace and without panty lines. These priceless panties give enough elegance, sex appeal, and fire to get you through the chilly fall and winter months.

    Prize: Elle Macpherson Intimates Corant Culotte Boyshort Panty (image above and close up image on the left).

    To Enter: Leave a comment after this post with why you have to have this essential fall panty. The best comment wins!

    Deadline: October 1, 2008 (5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time)

    Important: Please be sure that we can either link back to you or that you send Eve's Apples your e-mail address (we don't sell it or pass it along). We notify the winner directly.

    Please Note:

    • The Elle Macpherson Intimates Corant Underwire Bra (image at the top of the post) is separate from this contest and sold for $65 on
    • A nude thong is worn under the boy short panty (in both images) and doesn't come with the panty
    A special thank you to HerRoom for donating the prize! For more information on HerRoom and the lingerie carried on its website, please go to:

    Donate Bras to Charity ~ Gigi's Closet

    Are your bras taking up space? Is last year's hot bra color looking less than luke warm this year? Do you have more than twenty bras in your boudoir and think, "I don't have any bras to wear!"

    It may be time to get rid of the old bras and bring in the new ones. A new season with the weather change is a great time to do some "Autumn Cleaning."

    What about giving your old bras a new lease on life thanks to Gigi's Closet Bra Drive!

    Recently, we were ecstatic to discover, thanks to our friends at The Lingerie Post, that Gigi's Closet has a way to donate unwanted bras to charity in the United States.

    Gigi's Closet's website has the following information on donating:

    " is launching “Gigi’s Bras for Charity” Bra Drive. We collect all your unused and gently worn bras and donate them to women in need who may not be able to afford properly fitting bras.

    The Gigi’s Bras for Charity program operates by women mailing their unused or gently worn bras to There, the staff collects then expedites the donations to the surrounding Goodwill facilitates of Bucks County, PA. Funds raised by the non-profit organization go directly towards job training, job placement and education within the community.

    Here is how it works:
    -Customers can use the free return shipping option to send donated bras back to the boutique
    -Simply pop your bras in an envelope and mail to
    c/o Bras for Charity
    17 Martin Ct.
    Newtown, PA 18940

    If you would like a donation box to have your company or business participate, we can provide drop off boxes. Perfect for hair salons, yoga studios, gym locker rooms, or anywhere women come together.

    Thank you in advance for your kindness and for helping other women wear pretty underwear."

    In May, we did an Eve's Apples article called, Donate Bras to Charity, about giving bras a new lease on life in the UK. We found out that another reason to donate is that there are a lot of women in poverty who make tough decisions every day. When faced with either putting food on the table or buying a bra that fits, the choice is a simple one. Children need to eat.

    By giving away your unwanted, unused, or gently worn bras, you can help women in need.

    Click on the following links for more information on Gigi's Closet Bra Drive or Gigi's Closet featuring the latest luxurious lingerie.

    Sometimes Celebrating Your Inner Eve is helping other women celebrate theirs!

    Sexy Science Teaser Video ~ by Dita von Tessa

    For those of you who want a sneak peek at the new Dita von Tessa's new film, "The Science of Sexy," click on the video below.


    Congratulations to our Eve's Apples Custard Cream Lingerie: New Look Contest Winner!

    There were so many fabulous and creative comments that it was difficult choosing a winner. Please check your e-mails to see if you won!

    For a chance to win Priceless Fall Panties, check back with us soon for our Eve's Apples September Contest!

    In the meantime, don't forget to Celebrate Your Inner Eve!