Eve of the Month: Kelly Ripa

Congratulations to our Eve of the Month, Kelly Ripa!

Long known for her wit on Live with Regis & Kelly, and now known for her "32AA longs" we applaud Kelly for her candor, acceptance and humor regarding her breast size. Here's to Kelly being a role model for other women and celebrities, proving that being natural is beautiful.

To honor Kelly, we've included some video highlights below, featuring her talking about her small cup size. In one of the videos, Kelly comments that she thinks that Victoria's Secret is the only company who carries her bra size (32AA) without her having to shop in the children's section.

Fortunately, our Eve's Apples Lingerie Boutique (
http://www.evesappleslingerie.com/), launching this holiday season, will be carrying fashionable, high quality, comfortable bras for women in 32AA and smaller (28 - 30 AA bras). Of course, we'll also be carrying bras up to size 36B and 32C.

In the meantime, Kelly is an inspiration for small busted women who love to "Celebrate Their Inner Eves."




Celebrate Your Inner Eve

As Eve's Apples is coming up on two wonderful years of blogging and "Celebrating Our Inner Eves" readers often send messages asking what exactly it is to "Celebrate Your Inner Eve."

Dear readers, based upon who you are, your background and your beliefs, "Celebrating Your Inner Eve" could mean a variety of things.

To Eve's Apples, celebrating your inner Eve is "to embrace all aspects of yourself, the sweet, the smart, the sassy, the savvy, the seductive with confidence." As women we wear many hats, flipping in and out of roles as wives, girlfriends, mothers, sisters, daughters, leaders, teachers, lovers, bosses, healers, professionals, saints and seductresses. We are all of it, and we are none of it.

We are what we think we are. We are what we project. We are defined by our actions, but, nonetheless, we are not our actions. Confused yet? Welcome to being a woman. Many of us struggle from what society, our family, our friends, our profession deem that we "should" be. What is important is that a woman knows who she is.

Celebrating Your Inner Eve is a right of passage between a being girl and a woman. A woman knows she is a sensual, intelligent, beautiful creature, capable of infinite possibilities, changing roles, all equally glorious and essential in living. "Girls" reach for a superficial perfection of womanhood that is a state of temporary beauty, fading with time, not the beauty within.

How stunning is it to watch a woman like Isabella Rossellini? She is 57 years old, yet to watch her is to watch the embodiment of womanhood and grace in movement. I agree with Choklit (from her blog "Musings from a Lover about Beautiful Things") that Isabella is fearless. In life. In love. In living.

Celebrating is a state of mind. A confidence of self, accepting all aspects that make us whole. To watch Isabella Rossellini on screen, you notice that she doesn't care about her wrinkles or her weight; she exudes a confidence that mesmerizes and seduces everyone in the room. Soon her wrinkles become brush strokes on a painting and her curves are the Venus de Milo. Once you accept all aspects of yourself, you will confidently radiate the gorgeous grace and beauty that lies within.

In other words, my dear, Lingeristas, here's to you Celebrating Your Inner Eve!

Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 lingerie collections

Spring and Summer collections are always gorgeous, but here at EmLingerie we are also delighted with Autumn and Winter pieces, because the colours always shift to deep, dramatic jewel tones that look stunning on any skin colour. All of the ranges in the collection celebrate beautiful, vibrant, delicious colours.
We introduce the newest Gaia’s collection - INTIMO and as always, they take the time to create intricate, beautiful sets that accommodate so many sizes — their ranges always include a large-cup soft and half padded bras, which gives an option for every size from an A to an H. Matching bottoms also looks amazing and are in wide range – from S to XXL sizes.

Gaia Jessi 225 Set

Gaia Laura 262 Set

Gorteks La Valise Mysterieuse collection is designed especially for young women. Combine simple designs with high quality fabrics, including tulle embroidery and flower laces. Autumnal colour palette includes classic white, soft powdery shades of pink, grey and brown and seductive blackness and makes this a feminine collection, while lace trims on sheer fabrics add a touch of glamour.

Spicy collection by Axami lingerie is designed for those, who are spontaneous and like to experiment in the evening time. And as always, they care about the high level of comfort of all their products.

Obsessive prepared for hot autumn sexy chemises – Cocardina, Tango and Rumba, which will warm up atmosphere at cold evenings.

Cosabella "Angel of Hope" Bra Auctioned

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we're bringing you artistically decorated bras to raise money for a cure. The Cosabella "Angel of Hope" Bra was auctioned (among others, pictured below) Sunday, October 4th, 2009 at the 2nd Annual Bra-Ha-Ha.

"What is Bra-ha-ha? Bra-ha-ha is meant to promote women’s health and increase awareness of breast cancer. Proceeds will benefit the Chesapeake Regional Breast Center. Participants created artworks based on their thoughts and feelings about breast cancer, but these artists don’t paint on canvas, they decorate 36C under-wire bras.

The results are poignant and humorous, heart warming and thought provoking. Bra-ha-ha commemorates battles won and lost, honors the heroism of friends and family, and serves as a reminder of the importance of mammograms, self-checks and early detection.

Last year’s inaugural event featured 145 decorated bras from artists throughout Hampton Roads. Entries were serious, whimsical, tongue-in-check, sentimental or downright funny. Because of the exhibit’s overwhelming success, organizers at Chesapeake Regional decided to move this year’s exhibit to a larger venue and schedule two weeks for the public to view the creations (October 5th - 17th).

Sponsors such as Max Media, Dillard’s, Barnes and Noble and California Pizza Kitchen joined in the efforts. The exhibit kicked off with an opening night gala Sunday, Oct. 4 in Norfolk’s MacArthur Center’s Center Court. Dozens of artists and craftswoman - and one man - from throughout the East Coast donated decorated and themed 145 bras to be exhibited and auctioned off during the grand opening of Chesapeake Regionals Breast Center Oct. 23.

While the "Hunt for the Cure" design took home the 1st place prize, all the entries are truly the real winners. Anything that helps bring awareness and resources to fight this deadly disease is truly appreciated."

To view images from the gala, find out about next years events, or to donate to the cause please visit the official Bra-Ha-Ha website.

Eve's Personal Favorite? Give a Hoot (image above)!

Vintage Lingerie Ads: Part 23

1919 DeBevoise Brassiers

The Quotable Lingerista: Kate Moss

Kate Moss, Eve's Apples Quotable Lingerista for October says women should always dress for their body shape: "If you have great legs, show them off with a short dress and heels or skinny jeans...If you've got a large bust, avoid high necklines. I don't think of things as outfits, I throw together what I feel is right for the night...I follow my feelings and just get dressed. I go with a feeling or emotion and don't necessarily plan, unless perhaps, it's a special occasion."

That is great advice from Kate! Always wear whatever makes you feel comfortable, sexy and confident, that is what Celebrating Your Inner Eve is all about!

Leçons de Séduction No. 47

Behind the Scenes: Part 4 ~ Huit Lingerie 2009

Huit, one of Eve's favorite brands, gives us a peek at one of their more recent photo shoots.

If you like the lingerie featured in this video, you will be able to purchase it from the soon to be launched Eve's Apples online lingerie boutique!

Stay tuned to Eve's Apples TV as we'll soon be adding our own Eve's Apples Behind the Scenes videos! Until then, enjoy the video featuring the gorgeous Huit lingerie.

Mad Men Lingerie

Who knew that AMC's Emmy and Golden Globe winning show, Mad Men, would feature sexy lingerie that is still relevant today?!

The video clip below is a scene from Mad Men. Notice the beautiful 1960's era lingerie featured here. Those knickers would still be considered sexy today!


Images on this page are taken from the Mad Men show.

You can catch
Mad Men season 3 on AMC, Sundays 10/9 central.

Enjoy, Lingeristas!

Vintage Lingerie Ads: Part 22

1902 WB "Erect Form" Corsets

Eve's Apples Celebrates 400th Post

Today marks the 400th post that we've published here at Eve's Apples!

Thanks to all of our dear Lingeristas, who have followed us all these years. And, if you're new to Eve's Apples, "Welcome!"

We love bringing you the latest lingerie, advice, tips, videos, fashion shows, images as well as lingerie retrospectives from the past, bringing it all together to help you look and feel your best. In other words, we love help you "Celebrate Your Inner Eve."

For the last couple of years, people have asked me, "What does it mean to 'Celebrate Your Inner Eve?'" Simply, it means "to embrace all aspects of being a woman, the sweet, the smart, the sassy, the savvy, and the seductive with confidence."

We look forward to bringing you more lingerie information, highlights, and tips!

Until then, stayed tuned as we get ready to launch our new online boutique this holiday season, specializing in gorgeous, fashionably functional lingerie for smaller breasted women.

Behind the Scenes: Part 3 ~ Stella McCartney Lingerie Video

Part 3 of our Eve's Apples "Behind the Scenes Series" gives our readers a further glimpse into the life of a lingerie model.


Stay tuned, we'll be adding our own Eve's Apples Behind the Scenes videos soon! Until then, enjoy the video featuring Stella McCartney lingerie.

Lingerie History: Part 1 ~ Chantelle

Chantelle, one of my favorite lingerie brands, has a long and illustrious history, starting in 1876 with lingerie corsetry.

On the official Chantelle website, the company states that it all began "when Mr. Gamichon made the first stretchable knits in his Romilli factory (Aube, France). Although the use of spandex had not been revolutionized, it was Mr. Gamichon's first technical innovations that improved the fabrics' elasticity in women's lingerie. He quickly joined forces with his nephew, the first representative of the Kretz family, which manages the family business turned international group to this day.

In 1902, the family started its corset-making activity and revolutionized the market with designs made from elastic fabric. The company's name was changed to "Chantelle" in 1949, when it established itself as a reference brand of body-shaping garments with the slogan, "Chantelle, the girdle that doesn't creep...." For the complete background, click on Chantelle History.

The 100 Years of Bra: Chantelle video, below, highlights the Chantelle journey and French details that make the Chantelle collection special.


Images on this page are of the current Chantelle line, featuring the Basic Original (top image above), Rive Gauche (second image above), and C Chic (third image above).

If you like Chantelle lingerie, keep checking back with Eve's Apples, we'll be carrying this brand and bras (the Basic Original and Rive Gauche) when we launch our online lingerie boutique, specializing in smaller busted and petite women.


Vintage Lingerie Ads: Part 21

1902 G~D Corsets

Terms of Endowment

One woman learns breast implants aren’t a one-time plastic surgery deal.

When aspiring Manhattan actress Kristen was 27, she spent $5,000 to turn her God-given B cups to full C’s. She chose saline implants with a silicone core, a product that—along with all silicone falsies—was pulled off the market in 1991.

She knew to massage her breasts regularly to try to prevent too much scar tissue from forming around the implant, the natural result of any foreign object being placed inside the body. She knew to remain on the lookout for sudden deflation, which would have signified a rupture. She didn’t realize that, like the rest of her body, her brand-new breasts would wear out over time.

Eighteen years later: “From the front, they still looked kind of good,” Kristen says. “But from the side, they looked like a lot of my friends’ who’d breast-fed. They didn’t have any boost to them. They looked completely real! I went in for a mammogram and the technician said, ‘I thought you said you have implants?’ When I got them done, I didn’t know they had a shelf life. I don’t recall anyone telling me that.”

When Kristen had her breasts done in 1990, a boob job was still a major event. Not anymore. Breasts, like bad teeth or unruly eyebrows, have become something to “fix.” A new set still costs only around $5,000, the same price paid by Kristen when Bush Sr. was in office, some doctors need less than an hour to insert the implants, some workaholics take just a five-day weekend away from the office to recuperate. Breast augmentation was the most popular cosmetic surgery for women in 2007 (closely followed by lipo), according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). But many of this next generation of implantees, just like Kristen, assume their new breasts will stay perfect and perky even as the rest of their bodies inches toward the floor.

“Twenty-five years ago, women weren’t told that implants weren’t permanent,” says Foad Nahai, MD, a plastic surgeon in Atlanta and the current president of ASAPS. “But patients I see now are still surprised. The first thing I tell any new patients is, ‘Please understand, these won’t be your last pair."

Officially, implants themselves don’t have set expiration dates. “They last as long as they last. It could be six months, 10 years, or 20 years,” says David Rapaport, MD, a New York City plastic surgeon...

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Photo: Ritchie Maine