Only 3 days left until The Science of Sexy Lingerie Contest expires!

The lucky winner will receive a free Satine~Tesse Saloon Bra by Dita von Tesse and Wonderbra!

Deadline: December 1, 2008 at 5 p.m. (PST)
Good luck, my dear Lingeristas!

Fabulous Friday Promotions

GAP UK has a special offer! 30% off Gap voucher through Glam Media. Click on Gap/Glam UK Voucher to receive a discount until Sunday, November 30, 2008. Voucher can only be used in the UK.

Bare Necessities

"Full-busted women everywhere can now recession-proof their sleep & loungewear wardrobes with Buxom Inc., a sleepwear line dedicated to the full busted woman (items are designed to fit C-DD cups).

The Los Angeles based company is offering free shipping from 11/28 – 12/24 along with special “Black Friday Weekend” markdowns from 11/28 – 11/30 on"

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Love, Eve

Aubade Video 1: The Making of Leçons de Séduction

To watch the making of Lesson of Seduction No. 87, click on the video below.

Lingerie Gift Quiz

Still not sure which lingerie will best suit your loved one?

Click on Lingerie Gift Quiz at Knicker's Blog and find out which lingerie she'll love most!

This is a fun quiz to take for yourself too! I'm a Lingerie Romantic.

Take the Quiz and let us know your results!

Have fun!

Lingerista Lifestyle: Hot Buttered Bras

Every year when I think of the holidays, I think of my Mom's special Hot Buttered Rum recipe. It's so divine that I could eat it plain without the rum--sheer gluttony. The holidays are a great excuse for me to make it.

What would the holidays be without Mimi Holliday too?

The scrumptious Timber Wolf lingerie set by Mimi Holliday (left) in this buttery gold color is a festive lingerie option this holiday season.

The Timber Wolf Plunge Bra and Thong are £49.00 (bra) and £32.00 (thong). For more information on the lingerie set, click on Timber Wolf by Mimi Holliday.


Warning, only eat this in moderation or with Madonna's workout routine.

My mom gave me this Hot Buttered Rum recipe while I was still in can image what a hit that was after finals! I found the same recipe on Culinary Fool, and its images look so scrummy that I had to link up with it. It's a very simple recipe. The images are making my mouth water!

  • Ice cream ~ 1 quart
  • Butter ~ 1 pound
  • Brown Sugar ~ 1 pound
  • Powered Sugar ~ 1 pound
  • Nutmeg ~ 2 tsp.
  • Cinnamon ~ 2 tsp.
  • Rum
Let ice cream sit out until it's very soft and liquid-y (see Step 1 image below)

Mix butter until it's creamy, light, and fluffy.

Add brown sugar, powdered sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix with the butter until blended. (see Step 3 image below)

Add the ice cream. Mix. Scrape the sides of the bowl a couple times--the ice cream will chill the butter mixture and it will stick to the sides of the bowl. The finished batter will be smooth with a few little butter balls--these should be very small though. (see Step 4 image below)

Put the batter in a freezer container. Store in the freezer until ready to use.


Take a heaping soup spoon of the batter. Put it in a cup with 1 shot of rum. Mash it until the batter softens.

Fill the cup with boiling water. Adjust the amount of Hot buttered Rum batter based on your personal preference. Stir.

Sprinkle with a grated nutmeg.


To see this recipe and more yummy photos, go the Culinary Fool.

Leçons de Séduction No. 1

Miss V, friend to Eve's Apples, let us know about a great ad campaign that Aubade runs called Leçons de Séduction (Lessons of Seduction). Each week, I'll be brining you a new lesson of seduction from Aubade.

Thanks, Miss V!

Lesson No. 1:

The Lingerie Post also commented about these lessons. In its post, it states "These lessons started in 1993 as a way to show the new Aubade collections. In each one short advices was given to make your parner fall at your feet.

They called famous photographers like Bernar Matussière, Hervè Bruhat, Hervè Lewis and Michel Perez to capture the essence of the Aubade woman: feminine, classy and elegant but at the same time bold, daring and playful. The absence of the model’s face is other characteristic of the Aubade lessons so it’s easier for a woman to feel identified with the model in the picture and the black and white pictures gives to each lesson an almost magic and romantic look that emphasizes the feeling of Aubade as a luxury brand."

For the full article, click on Lingerie and Art: Aubade Lessons.

Stay tuned...more lessons to come!

Boutique of the Month: Harrods

Harrods...its name preceeds it. Long known for getting anything a client desires, including an elephant, Harrods exudes opulance and customer service. With an enormous "Food Court" that looks more like an ecceletic, luxurious bazaar, Lingeristas don't have to have a sultan's bank account to shop at Harrods...although it'd be more fun if you did.

Located in the Knightsbridge section of London, shopping at Harrods is a sensory event to be experienced. You're assured to be amazed, whether you're visiting the lingerie section, the memorial to Princess Diana, one of their special events, simply shopping, or the countless well-thought out nooks that make Harrods unique.

The lingerie department carries the following luxurious, high-quality brands that's sure to make you want to splurge:
  • Donna Karan
  • Princess Tam Tam
  • Elle Macpherson
  • Freya
  • Chantelle
  • Eco-Boudoir
  • Dolce & Gabbana Intimo

The lingerie above are both by Princess Tam Tam and can be purchased online at Harrods. The Adorable Triangle Bra (above left) in gold and black is £33.00 and matching Adorable Bikini Brief is £23.00. The Adorable Underwire Bra (above right) in coral and gold is £38.00 and Adorable Bikini Brief is £23.00.

It's always an event going to Harrods so why not visit one while you're there...

12 noon - 5pm
Soft Accessories, Ground floor

Harrods "is delighted to invite you to (its) annual Wolford fashion event - an exclusive opportunity to preview and purchase Wolford’s new luxurious collection of hosiery, bodywear and fashion pieces. Plus, when you spend £75 or more on the Wolford collection, you will receive an exclusive pair of Wolford Individual 10 Back Seam tights in black. There’s no need to book for this event: simply turn up and enjoy the show! For further information, please contact Anne-Marie Kruk on 020 7225 5946."

If you want a bit more adventure, stop by during Harrods' Be Apart of the Action event highlighting Quantum of Solace. Visit Harrods "Knightsbridge store until January 2009 to view the very same Sunseeker speedboat (exhibited until 22nd November 2008) and Aston Martin DBS driven by Bond in Quantum of Solace, on display in our Brompton Road windows. The Aston Martin DBS is one of only five used in the film worldwide.

Plus, get an up-close peek at the Tom Ford suit and black Prada dress worn by Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko, modelled as part of this unique window display. A limited number of replica versions of these garments are on sale exclusively at Harrods."

For more information on Quantum of Solace, click on Eve's post, James Bond: Quantum Intimates.

Can't seem to find what you want online or in store?

Do what the rich and famous do. Contact "By Appointment," Harrods' team of Personal Shoppers.

Harrods says, "There is no limit as to what you can request – from new season’s collections to private jets, fine jewellery or complicated watches, your personal consultant will go that extra mile to get it for you so you don’t have to, sourcing original pieces by luxury brands from all over the world. Clients inherently enjoy unprecedented access to a world of convenience, exclusives and prestigious labels.

To make a booking with a Personal Shopper, please call +44 (0)20 7893 8000 or email"

If you can swing it, I highly recommend visiting Harrods. It's definitely a sensory-oriented experience; go there hungry and with time on your hands. Your festive excursion will only be enhanced if you pop into the aperitif section to sample various homemade alcohols. During the holidays, Lingeristas, this is one shopping trip that will get you Celebrating Your Inner Eve in style!

What's She "Underwearing"? has created a series called, "What's She Underwearing?" Knit dresses are the first featured in the series that highlights women of four different body types: tall, average, petite and plus.

Herroom asks, "Ever wonder why some women (regardless of body-type) always look so “put-together”? It’s often subtle, but the right lingerie can make a BIG difference...(I)f you’ve stayed away from them (knit dresses) because of their form-fitting lines - fear not, we have the “Underwearing” solutions for your unique figure."


The Problem:
"Few of us can escape the midriff bulge and knits magnify it. Even an average figure like this one displays every bump and lump in clingy fabrics, including a protruding tummy, the dreaded back fat and pulling around the bottom.See how one piece can solve all those problems at once - roll-over the 'after' picture."

Model stats:
Bra size: 34B
Height: 5'4"

The Solution:
Body Wrap bodysuit provides seamless all-over control and smoothing, eliminating bumps and jiggles. Firm tummy control slenderizes the midriff bulge while the long length smooths out everything from bust to thighs. Underwire support and split crotch design means this is the only piece you'll need to wear."


The Problem:
"At first glance, this seems to be a pretty good look. But there's some unfortunate pulling and clinging at waist, hips and bottom. Not to mention, a less than flattering low-riding cleavage.How to find something that smooths even this long, tall frame?See what a subtle difference the right pieces can make. Roll-over the "after" image to see what she's 'Underwearing'".

Model stats:
Bra size: 34B
Height: 5'10"

The Solution:
"Since most one-piece shapewear just isn't long enough for tall women, try these 3 pieces! A light lift Wonderbra to do justice to a low neckline. Add Maidenform's control camisole to smooth the middle, waist, hips and bottom. Finish with Donna Karan's mid-thigh-length Perfect Slimmer."

For more information and images on Petite, Plus, Tall, and Average sizes, please click on What's She Underwearing at HerRoom?

Icing on the Cake: Lingerie Accessories ~ Part: 11 ~ Robes

A robe is an absolute essential and a boudoir basic for any woman. A luxurious robe helps you stay comfortable and relaxed after the bath. It also protects your day clothes if worn while getting ready. As gifts, robes are a personal but not too intimate option. With the holidays being here, robes are a great gift for under the tree, for a winter bride, her bridal party or family members like mothers, sisters, and in-laws. Anyway you look at it, the robe is a functional and elegant piece in your boudoir.

But which one to buy?

Since the robe will be worn daily, think of the personality and needs of the recipient. What do you (or the person your giving the robe to) think are the most important details in a robe? Here are some choices to help you decide. Choose from the answers below:

1. Warm, cozy, and high-quality

2. Comfortable and functional with fashionable details

3. Stylish and chic

4. Flirty and pure luxury, price is no object

There are many stunning robes out there. I've found some beautiful, well-made, comfortable robes that all feel supple to touch.

If you chose #2 or #3, then you'll love the robes by Daddy's Favorite (below).

Robe #2 (below right) is The Darling Wrap for $65. With a snug, comfortable fit, you can adjust it in the back and have it personally monogrammed. Robe #3 (below left) is the Bohemian Rhapsody Robe for $140. Both robes can be found at ClassyBride listed under "bridal lingerie."

If #1 or #4 was your favorite, then the robes below will suit you. Robe #1 (below right) is The Dame in Velour by Daddy's Favorite for $159.50. Contact Daddy's Favorite directly for inquiries. Robe #4 is the Cashmere Ruffle Wrap by Undrest for $530. It can be purchased at Faire Frou Frou.

For more information on these robes, go to:

Daddy's Favorite at
Undrest at
Classy Brides at
Faire Frou Frou at

Which ever robe you decide to purchase, make sure that it's comfortable to the touch, makes you feel good when you wear it and that it Celebrates Your Inner Eve!

Help! Choosing a Bra that Fits Video

To choose a bra that fits, click on the video below for helpful details.


James Bond: Quantum Intimates

Dear Lingeristas, you had to know that I was going to post about the new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace. This is because Daniel Craig wearing a Versace swimsuit in Casino Royale is forever burned in my brain. So I had to share...

In terms of the movie, all I can say is that if you enjoyed the first Daniel Craig Bond Film, then you'll enjoy the second one! Quantum of Solace starts where Casino Royale left off. Fueled by the loss of his love and torment for Vesper, Bond is in search of answers and perhaps revenge....

Craig's portrayal of Bond is well done as he walks a fine balance of Bond's qualities, including good, bad, and everything in between. It makes Bond human, endearing, and, of course, the ultimate, ass-kicking super agent. Did I just say, "ass-kicking" on my blog...?

In Quantum of Solace, I searched high and low for any trace of lingerie, and the best of what I found is here for you now. Olga Kurylenko plays Camille (image above), and she does a bit of "ass-kicking" herself, mostly in a white tank top.

Crisp and clean, the white tank top is a classic piece in any wardrobe. I admit that I have three of them that I wear to bed, all the same style and bought in the men's department. It seems that her tank top in the movie is actually a man's tank too, but it adds a bit of sex appeal to it.

The versatility of a white tank is tremendous. You can dress it up or down, take it on vacation, wear it to bed, under clothes, for a get my point. The possibilities are endless. In any case, a white tank top is a sexy, sporty, inexpensive option for your wardrobe.

However you decide to wear your white tank, be sure that you're Celebrating Your Inner Eve!

A Tropical Affair Lanches Website

My Dear Lingeristas, Christmas has come early!

One of my favorite boutiques, A Tropical Affair recently launched their new website. You'll remember them from being our Eve's Apples January Boutique of the Month.

Now you can see all of their naughty and nice lingerie, toys, and accessories without being in Santa Barbara or on Santa's good list. Although, if you can swing it, a trip to Santa Barbara and visiting the boutique in person is always worth it...after the wild fires of course.

A Tropical Affair
114 East Haley Street, Suite M
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Faire Frou Frou ~ Trunk Show Success

Last Tuesday night, Faire Frou Frou's Alison and Gail hosted a very special trunk show in which donations were given to Longfellow Elementary School. We're happy to say the event raised nearly $1,000 for "at-risk" girls "who will be steered in a positive direction through etiquette classes and other club activities designed to empower them."

Images: The Event at Faire Frou Frou (above top). Alison (above right) and Moi (above left) at the Trunk Show. Isn't Alison gorgeous?! Really, she always looks this stunning.

The show featured jewelery designer Safia (seen in our Icing on the Cake: Part 5) and Undrest designer Maria Paz Navales (you'll remember her soft, frilly robe featured as a must have gift in Intimate Stocking Stuffers last December).

For the complete post on the Trunk Show and more pictures, please click on Faire Frou Frou's Trunk Show.

4-Strand Pearl & Turquoise Necklace by Safia (above left) is $525.

"Amelie" French Terry Robe by Undrest (right). Both the jewelry and robe can be purchased at Faire Frou Frou.

Here is to all the lovely women that I saw at the Trunk Show. It was especially great to see Tiffany and Amy as well as meet Emily! Mariam and Sarah, we fondly said how much we wished you were there!

All of you, my dear Lingeristas, enjoy yourselves this holiday season and see what you can do to help other people Celebrate Their Inner Eves.

Science of Sexy Contest

Want to win Dita von Tesse's favorite Satine ~ Tesse Saloon Bra from her Science of Sexy Collection?

If so, click on Science of Sexy Lingerie Contest to enter!

Bonne chance, Lingeristas!

Lingerie Shopping Tips for Men ~ Part 4

Special Features: Agent Provocateur Part 1 & 2 Video

For tips on buying lingerie for your ladies, click on the video below.

For more information on Lingerie Shopping Tips, click on Eve's Apples' posts Taking the First Step, Shop Based on Body Type, and Gift Receipts.

Intimates in Film: Mrs. Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Finally, a fun, period piece that I can share with my girlfriends. Move over Pride & Prejudice and Bridget Jones' Diary, here comes Mrs. Pettigrew Lives for a Day. Besides, the film is all about lingerie...and you know how I love lingerie!

What is the film about, you ask?

According to imdb, "War threatens London as Miss Pettigrew, a destitute governess, filches a client's card from her agency and presents herself at the door. A singer named Delysia Lafosse wants a social secretary as she seeks a West End role by sleeping with a feckless producer in the bed of Nick, a smarmy nightclub owner with whom she also dallies. She ignores Michael, her piano player, who loves her and has tickets for New York on the Queen Mary. Miss Pettigrew's job is to make sure Delysia gets the part. Over 24 hours, Miss Pettigrew is also called upon to help an ambitious and unfaithful fashion editor patch things up with her older fiancé, a lingerie designer. Has Miss Pettigrew found her calling?"

Is the film worth seeing?

Life in Lingerie says about the film, "If you’re looking for a rom-com that both you and your significant other will be able to stomach, you’d do well to check out “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day,” starring the always brilliant Frances McDormand and the adorable Amy Adams. This lighthearted British farce was adapted from a 1939 novel, and it is a prime example of the screwball comedy genre, full of wacky shenanigans and improbable situations. Amy Adams does a phenomenal job of capturing the sensuality and frivolity that actresses like Carole Lombard and Marilyn Monroe perfected on the silver screen - she must have studied My Man Godfrey and Some Like it Hot prior to filming. It lacks the depth of many other films covering the Bright Young Things in pre-war London, but it is still thoroughly enjoyable, thanks to the excellent cast and sumptuous cinematography. Lille fans will love the lingerie fashion show in a gilded hotel ballroom and are sure to enjoy the debate about foundation undergarments…here’s a great quote: 'you, as nature intended.'”

Images in this post are from the film Mrs. Pettigrew Lives for a Day.

Anyway you look at it, with Mrs. Pettigrew's talented cast, fun premise, and vintage lingerie, it seems like a great way to Celebrate Your Inner Eve at the movies!

Faire Frou Frou, voted "The Cutest Store Ever" and our February Boutique of the Month, is having a Trunk Show THIS TUESDAY NIGHT!

You and your friends are invited!!! The more the merrier!

WHAT: Trunk Show featuring Undrest and Safia. Faire Frou Frou's event will support a fundraiser for at-risk girls from Longfellow Elementary School.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 11, 2008

TIME: 6:00pm-8:00pm

WHERE: Faire Frou Frou
13017 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604
(just west of Coldwater Cyn. ~ free parking in rear, lot entrance next to Le Pain Quotidien)


  • Trunk Show!
  • Enjoy a discount of 15% OFF the ENTIRE STORE that evening
  • FREE gift from Undrest with every Undrest purchase over $75
  • RAFFLE PRIZES (1st, 2nd & 3rd prize) for those who donate to the Longfellow Elementary School club
  • Free drinks & goodies
WHERE THE DONATIONS GO: The Girls' Club at Longfellow Elementary School in Pasadena, CA. This club supports a small group of at-risk girls by providing after-school activities in an effort to build their self-esteem and develop their social skills. We suggest that our guests make a $25 donation to this cause. A donation is not required to attend our event.

RSVP: You are not required to RSVP, but it would be nice...please email Faire Frou Frou at info @ or call us at 818-783-4970.

For more information on the event, click on Faire Frou Frou Trunk Show.

Seriously, my dear Lingeristas, visiting this store is such a treat. This Trunk Show will be spectacular! Why not Celebrate Your Inner Eve with a new, supple cotton set by Undrest, necklace from Safia, or make a donation that will put you in the running to win a raffle prize? It's all for a good cause: The Girl's Club at Longfellow Elementary and your Boudoir!



Why do you have to have the new gorgeous Saloon Bra by Dita von Tesse and Wonderbra?

The Science of Sexy lingerie line gives women a little glam and sex appeal to their everyday lives. Many thanks to Dita who was kind enough to donate the Saloon bra, her favorite (I might add), to our contest.

Keep it for yourself, give it to a lover, or gift it during the holidays. It's bound to put a smile on your face.

To Enter: Tell us why you have to have Dita's Saloon Bra! We want to know! Leave your comment after this post. The best comment wins!

Prize: The Saloon Bra (image top center) in size 32C

Deadline: December 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.

Also, please note that this contest is for the bra in the picture only.

Best wishes to all the contestants! Celebrate Your Inner Eve one sexy bra at a time!


The new winner has been announced! Check your e-mails to see if you won our Eve's Apples October Haute Halloween Lingerie & Literature Contest.

The winner will receive a signed copy of The Skye in June and a pair of green designer panties by Donna L'oren.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

If you like winning lingerie keep checking with Eve's Apples. I'll be announcing our November contest later on today! Here's a hint, it's Dita von Tesse's favorite!

In the meantime, you can also enter our ongoing contest to win a pair of designer panties in our Boutique Contest. All you have to do is send us your recommendation on your most cherished lingerie boutique or store. If we use your recommendation, then you win. It's that easy. For more information, please click on Eve's Boutique Panty Contest!

VOTE ~ Make History & Get Freebies

Put on your red, white, and blue lingerie and VOTE!

Either way you look at it, history will be made today! The United States will either have the first African-American President or the oldest first-term President along with the first female Vice-President.

To encourage voter turn out, companies are getting in on the action. Ben & Jerry's will give away a free scoop of ice cream today (for visitors between 5-8 p.m.), Starbucks is giving away a free "tall" cup of coffee to anyone who votes, and Krispy Kreme doughnuts is handing out star-shaped doughnuts to voters.

Image is of Marilyn Monroe.

There's no better way to Celebrate Your Inner Eve than using your voice and exercising your right to vote!

Perfect Wedding - it is so easy

If you're about to start planning your big day then don't look any further. Achieve your dream wedding with inspiration from our fabulous gallery and practical tips.

It is important to buy your gown first. When dress-shopping, it is easy to take along several styles of your regular lingerie. This will allow you to try on the gown over multiple alternatives, helping you to decide what works best under your particular dress.

Ensure you feel comfortable in your wedding gown. "A comfortable bride is a happy bride"

Gracya Glow 140 Bra

If you have any doubts of what lingerie would be the best , buy multiple styles of the same basic piece. Although it may be difficult or impossible to return lingerie, you are sure to find a use for the extras on your honeymoon.

Gracya Jonquil 139 Bra

Don't settle for a style that is too "everyday"; remember you will only be wearing your wedding gown once. Go for something special!
Axami Alessandra Corset 570

Ensure you choose a style that compliments your figure. Some brides opt for a corset so that they can achieve just the silhouette they desire.

Don't wear a strapless dress if you have a large bust. Go for a controlled "lowish" neckline perhaps in the shape of a sweetheart.

If you want to give the impression of a smaller waist, a V shaped bodice attached to a full skirt will give the desired effect.

Remember that is the first lingerie your new husband will see after the wedding ceremony. Whether it is your first time together or you have been living together for years, daring lingerie is a great way to kick off the honeymoon. Look for barely-there thong panties, a see-through bustier or a plunging neckline on a sexy chemise.

Most women pick white or off-white for the wedding night. However, you can choose whatever you like since only the groom will see it. Your choice really depends on your style and how adventurous you want to be. It is also nice to think of what your fiancé would like. You might want to surprise him on the wedding night with something a bit more daring that you would not usually wear.

Obsessive Amoresa Skirty Set

Do not forget about the garter belt, as this is one of the most important traditions of a wedding day. You may want to choose a garter belt that matches your wedding theme.

Along with the lingerie for your wedding dress, you may want to consider the option of stockings. For many brides it is an absolute must have to complete your elegant white set.
Remember - the lingerie can also play a role in making the night more memorable and special for the both of you!

The Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie

Thanks to a dear friend (aka: The Tartlet), Eve's Apples heard about The Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie, a new book. According to Jezebel, the book "is a sociological study that seeks to examine the history and culture of undies, and by extension, a society in transition. The authors find that the more religious the area — and correspondingly, conservative women's outerwear — 'the more risqué the underwear.'" reviews the book and takes another approach, "Want to spice up your marriage? Look east — to the Middle East, that is. There, the brides wear undergarments that’d make a Victoria’s Secret model blush.

The Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie: Intimacy and Design showcases custom-made outfits festooned with feathers, butterflies, flowers, flashing lights — even cell phones (insert vibrate-setting jokes here). The kinky cottage industry, which thrives in the souks of Damascus, isn’t well known in the West.

But the lingerie itself serves a symbolic role — representing a young woman’s passage from virginity to womanhood — and when the honeymoon’s over, the frilly undies are meant to keep hubby out of the local Bada Bing. Flip through the book’s pages, read the accompanying testimonials, and find your preconceptions about veils and burkas — and what’s beneath them — shattered."

Images on this page are from the book. The images above feature extravagent lingerie designs (above top) and covered women (above bottom). To see more images, click on Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie Images.

For the full post by Jezebel, click on
The Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie post.