Boutique of the Month: April ~ Bittersweet Butterfly

Bittersweet Butterfly is a little Silverlake treasure in Los Angeles that combines lingerie and flowers, evoking a seductive innocent and flirty feminine moods. Upon walking in you'll find this boutique has some high quality and luxurious lingerie, including Princess Tam Tam -- one of Eve's favorites.

Since Bittersweet Butterfly also specializes in flowers, while you're getting a little something-something for yourself, you can pick a lovely bouquet for your nightstand. If you're picking up some lingerie for your significant other, adding a spring arrangement of tulips, roses, or gerber daisies can help you make a night of it.

To find out more about Bittersweet Butterfly...

1406 MicheltorenaSilver Lake, CA 90026
Mon-Sat: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm & Sunday: Noon - 7:00pm
* Top image on this page is by rackedla

Exclusive Coco de Mer Video


2 DAYS LEFT: "Something Blue" Bridal Panty Contest

Reminder to all my dear Lingeristas, there are 2 Days Left in our Eve's Apples Panty Contest! Deadline is May 1, 2009 at 5 p.m. (PST).

To Enter our Eve's Apples Contest Sponsored by Say It With Undies, click on "Something Blue" Panty Contest.

Fifi Chachnil Lingerie

Who doesn't adore Fifi Chachnil lingerie? I had the pleasure of visiting the Fifi Chachnil booth while at Curve Las Vegas in February. Here are some fun Fifi highlights. You can see why Lingeristas world wide love the feminine and flirty line of Fifi Chachnil Lingerie.

To see some fun and informative lingerie videos in French, click on the Fifi Chachnil videos below. If you don't speak French, don't fret dear Lingerista, the lingerie is very flirty and enticing in the videos and will having your soon forget about language.




The one and only, Fifi Chachnil (above image). Have a wonderful day Celebrating Your Inner Eves! A bientot, dear Lingeristas!

Lingerie Previews: Spring & Summer 2009 ~ Flip Books

To see some of the new and exciting brands coming out with lingerie this Spring & Summer 2009, click on the images to go to their Flip Books. You can also go to Flip Books directly to see past seasons and current ones.

Marie Jo (image below)

Triumph ~ For Bridal Lingeristas (image below). If you or you know a bride getting married, be sure to enter our Eve's Apples Something Blue Bridal Panty Contest for brides, bridal parties and those who love someone getting married. To enter, click on Eve's Apples Something Blue Bridal Panty Contest.

Andres Sarda (images below)

Marie Jo ~ L'Adventure (image below)

Ava – spring collection 2009

Ava has released a new collection of lingerie for Spring 2009. And definitely it is what every woman wants: quality, style, elegant materials and extremely feminine look. Main colors are white, seductive red, black and soft beiges. The collection contains push up, moulded and half padded bras with three selections of panties – briefs, shorts and thongs. There are also babydolls with lined embroidered cups and irresistible corsets. Here are a few examples:

The Ultimate Seductive Color: Red or Black

During the height of the Alias phenomena, Jennifer Garner went through her mild manner life kicking, punching and outsmarting her way through the intelligence community. In one of her episodes, she is ready to battle for good and is stumped by some schlump who wants her to change her lingerie color.

Who knew that there were such divisions between black and red lingerie, especially when Jennifer Garner is wearing it?

Black is subtle and classic; red is hot, fiery and spicy. Your decision on which lingerie color trumps the other color could easily depend on your mood, personality and what you feel best wearing. For more information on how lingerie color affects your mood, click on Priceless Panties: Mood Lingerie.

To see Jennifer Garner's classic scene in which the red versus black debate affects the free world as we know it, click on the video clip below.


Sisterhood of the Traveling Panties

Dear Lingeristas, would you believe that I've been stuck in the mountains without cell phone or internet? I dare say it's true. Imagine what that is like for this blogging Lingerista being so far away from technology! But I didn't have to be completely disconnected.

My panties have gotten me through it. Yes, that is right. I may be roughing it, but I'm a die hard Lingerista through and through.

Since my friends are like sisters, I asked them their favorite travel panty for comfort, durability, and fashion. The Commando Low Rise Boyshort, retailing for $26, came back as the overall favorite.

But which one to choose?

To see which pattern most suits your personality, check out the patterns below. For more information or to purchase a pair, click on HerRoom/Commando Boyshorts.

Flirty Lingerista
~ These sassy (evil eye pink print) panties will ensure you have good luck (image below)

Sporty Lingerista ~ No one's got a leg up on you with the fun and sporty print (image below)

Romantic Lingerista ~ Fall in love and remain comfortable in Robin's Egg Blue panties (image below)

Fashionista Lingerista / World Traveler ~ The Zebra print will have you off on safari or walking the concrete jungle (image below)

There are more colors to choose from too, such as "Baby's Got Black," "Buck Naked Nude," "Cupcake Pink," "Red Hot" and more.

Who says you can't travel off the beaten path and still feel like a sexy, sassy Lingerista?!

Lingerie in Life...Magazine, that is

The vintage images in this post are from the archives of LIFE magazine, which first appeared in 1946. Enjoy this post to see how far we've come in lingerie, as documented by LIFE.

The black strapless photo (image above) was taken on July, 1946, and photo (image below) is with a strapless model during a fitting with Jack Glick.

The final photos (images one and two above) were featured in LIFE on October, 1952. There's something eternally romantic and classic about these black and white photos. Enjoy!

Not Everyone Wants Bigger Bra Size

Thanks to Jezebel for bringing us this enlightening post on women's attitudes about their bra sizes in The Tender Trap: Not Everyone Wants a Bigger Bra Size.

In Jezebel's post, it says, "Apparently bra sizes are being inflated. And the NY Times did not just say 'The Truth May (Pleasantly) Surprise You' Vanity sizing, as anyone who's ever attempted to shop at Banana Republic knows, is nothing new. And, says the Times, 'these days, many women - to their shock or glee - are finding that DD is becoming the new C.' What this means is unclear. Either sizing is different, or we actually have bigger breasts on average - due to weight gain or surgical enhancement - or the population is aging, or maybe we're all just fitting our bras properly, thanks to Oprah and Stacey.

The piece acknowledges that a lot of women aren't thrilled to find out they're bigger busted than they imagined, which soothed my ruffled feathers somewhat after the irritating assumptions of that headline. For a lot of us, bra size is a very fraught issue. In my case, I'm the daughter of someone absolutely flat-chested...which became the feminine ideal in my house. When my boobs grew in - generous for my frame - I felt blowsy and trashy, consigned by my mother to a series of granny bras and 'size Large' shirts. I took after my grandmother, who confided to me, not particularly helpfully, that her heavy chest was one of the great sadnesses of her life - a life, oddly, not short on genuine tragedies. Breasts never equaled 'sexiness' to me - quite the contrary. They spelled unwelcome looks, buckling blouse plackets, hunched shoulders, and an unchosen sexuality that I felt misrepresented the serious young woman I wanted to become. When friends talked about wishing for bigger cup sizes, I was genuinely baffled: each advance through the alphabet felt to me like some kind of shame. The weird part was, I thought other people's curvaceous figures were amazing; it was just on me that the breasts became a sort of horrid alien imposition.

I got over this, to a degree, as one does: good bras, growing up, moving out and healthy relationships all helped me realize that my family was stark raving mad and that I had other things to worry about. But I still wonder when I see assumptions like that behind the Times headline. A friend of mine called me just the other day, downcast, having just been told that she was several bra sizes larger than she'd believed; the revelation, while it objectively contained no judgment, still affected how she thought of herself in relation to the world. In our lifetimes, our breasts and bra sizes change as much as anything in our bodies, and as in all things a degree of mental flexibility is necessary, but it's important for bra merchants and designers to understand that it's a sensitive subject and a bigger deal than it might seem. A little standardization might be nice. Or, as one plastic surgeon in the article says, 'I wish they would get their act together and get their sizes straight.'"

For the complete New York Times article that inspired Jezebel's post, click on Your Bra Size: The Truth May (Pleasantly) Surprise You.

B. Tempt'd Lingerie Video

Wacoal, one of my all time favorite brands for comfort, fit and fashion, has a fun, fabulous new line called B. Tempt'd. Too see some of the line, click on the video below.


The Quotable Lingerista

"What's the worst that can happen? If it doesn't do well I can put on my big girl panties, deal with it and move on." ~ Halle Berry

"I love to wear lingerie. The problem is that men always rip it off too quickly. When women are dolled up in lingerie they feel sexy. So let us wear it for five minutes." ~ Karen McDougal

"I can't do the same thing every night, the same gestures... it's like putting on dirty panties every day." ~ Brigitte Bardot

"If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?" ~ Unknown

Leçons de Séduction No. 20



In honor of wedding season, our Eve's Apples April Contest Sponsor, Say It With Undies (originally Smart Ass), is giving away panties to one lucky bride! (You don't have to be a bride to win.)

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue! These cute, sassy thongs will definitely get you excited for your wedding. Why are these adorable panties a "must have" for a bride and Maid of Honor you know?


To Enter: Why are these adorable panties a "must have" for a Bride and Maid of Honor you know? Leave your comment after this post. The best comment wins!
Prize: The "I Do" and "Maid of Honor" panties (pictured above and below) come in S/M and M/L. Each panty retails for $20 (a $40 value). For more details, click on Bridal Panties.
Deadline: May 1, 2009 (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 email address (we don't sell it or pass it along). We notify the winner directly.

Bonne chance, my dear Lingeristas! Here's one contest that will flip your skirt up!


My dear Lingeristas, please check your emails to see if you won the Eve's Apples April Panty Contest, sponsored by Original Sin!

If you liked this contest, check back shortly, we'll be annoucing our May Contest soon!

Free green fresh thong

For a limited time we are giving away Krisline green fresh Thong absolutely FREE with any order over 50 Eur. Green Fresh Thong by Kristine features tiny white spot detailing, juicy green fabric and sweet plush trimming in the rear.

This special offer is only valid if your order subtotal (before shipping) is over 50 Eur, 68 USD or 47 GBP.

Limit – one thong per one order.

Lasts till 30th of April.

Eve of the Month: Kate Winslet

Academy Award winning actress Kate Winslet embodies what we love most about a woman, she "Celebrates Her Inner Eve" and does so unapologetically.

In 2003, GQ magazine airbrushed her curves and elongated her legs, and her responce was, "I don't look like that and I don't desire to look like that...It wasn't that they simply retouched my image - they completely stretched it so I looked like I was six feet tall and a size two."

Recently, in an interview with Elle UK, Kate admits, “I don’t go the gym because I don’t have time. But I do Pilates workout DVDs for 20 minutes or more every day at home.” In The Reader, for which she won the 2009 Best Actress Oscar, she shows off her size 6 body but considers herself “pretty average." "I have cellulite,” she says.

For someone who was once nicknamed "Blubber" in school, Kate is one woman who has come into her own, celebrating being a real woman!