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Contest Ends 10/01/10 at 5 p.m. PST

Our exciting new Eve's Apples' Fall Panty Party Contest gives you a chance to own a pair of these sexy, lace panties FREE!

PRIZE: EBERJEY Agustina Lace Bikini. Retails for $35.00 USD on Eve's Apples Online Lingerie Boutique.

TO ENTER: Comment on our Facebook Page from September 15. Tell us...

1. Your favorite color bra

2. How that color makes you feel

Direct Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/EvesApples. The winner is notified directly via email or facebook.

Eve believes that your bra color affects your mood for the day. Maybe you agree. Maybe you think your mood that affects the bra color you choose. Or maybe you have a different idea about it. The best comment wins!

DEADLINE: October 1, 2010 (5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time).

The Ultimate Bra on TV: The Abracadabra

Recently, I started watching past episodes of The IT Crowd. Not only is it wickedly funny, but also I discovered that getting the perfect bra is the source of an entire episode. In this episode entitled "Abracadabra," Moss, the socially awkward, still-living-with-his-mother character, is inspired by Jen's plight of needing to find a great fitting bra.

Below is a clip highlighting the episode.

Enjoy! The complete episode is even funnier!
If you like this episode, you can stream the first three seasons on Netflix.

Aubade Leçons de Séduction No. 95

Eve Interview: It Turns Out Size Doesn't Matter

Thanks to Chickago for posting an interview between Alex and Gayvin, owner of Eve's Apples!

Gayvin Powers is the founder of “Eve’s Apples,” a website that sells luxurious lingerie for small-breasted women. http://evesappleslingerie.com Gayvin, like many of us small-breasted women, waited patiently to fill beautiful voluptuous cups. When they didn’t grow…enough…she was determined to find a bra that fit small-breasted women from sizes 28AA-36B and 32C. Now with “Eve’s” help, we can celebrate our natural shapes and finally feel sexy.

Does size really matter? Gayvin explains, men love all shapes and sizes but they truly find confidence to be the most attractive trait. I asked Gayvin, if you could help a woman struggling with insecurities about her breast-size what would you tell her?...

For the complete interview, click on
It Turns Out Size Doesn't Matter.

Chickago is an exciting website dedicated to empowering women in health, beauty, and lifestyle in the Chicago area. For more information on Chickago, go to www.chickagoan.com

Keep Me Lingerie Bag Give Away!

For Keep Me bras and lingerie, click on Keep Me Bras & Lingerie.

For more information, click on Keep Me Lingerie Bag Give Away Promotion.

Classic Lingerie Images: Peet's Crystal White

Royal Corsetiere to Queen Retires

Many of you will remember my fateful trip to London where I was finally fitted properly at Rigby & Peller. Its the same establishment that held the Royal Warrant of Corsetieres to the Queen of England and was started by June Kenton. Recently, I discovered, that June Kenton, who gave support to the Queen all these years finally retired.

(I feel in love with the above Aubade Bahai bra, above, during my trip to London. It fits and looks incredible on a small bust.)

(June Kenton, above)

"She has fitted bras for the great and the good for 40 years, but June Kenton, owner of the iconic lingerie boutiques Rigby & Peller, is finally hanging up her bra straps at the age of 73.

Founded at the beginning of World War II, Rigby & Peller soon won favour with royalty - its most famous customer is Queen Elizabeth II - and today it is equally renowned among rock royalty. Lady Gaga is wearing Rigby & Peller in her latest music video. Gwyneth Paltrow, Margaret Thatcher and Sophie Dahl are all devotees, while the store also famously supplied the big pants worn by Renee Zellweger's Bridget Jones....

(The Queen of England, above)

...'Even when my husband Harold and I first started selling lingerie in our own shop in the Seventies, sizes only went up to a D. Now, sizes go all the way from A to J.'

To read the complete article, click on Royal Corsetiere Retires.

Fall Panty Party Contest!

WIN EBERJEY Agustina Bikini Panty!

Our exciting new Eve's Apples' Fall Panty Party Contest gives you a chance to own a pair of these sexy, lace panties FREE!

EBERJEY Agustina Lace Bikini. Retails for $35.00 USD on Eve's Apples Online Lingerie Boutique.

Highlights of the EBERJEY Agustina Panty:

* Extra sexy rouching detail in back, showing off bottom (see above image)

* Lace and silky bow

* Fits true to form

* Extrememly comfortable

* Panty matches EBERJEY Agustina Lace Strapless Bra B936


TO ENTER: Comment on our Facebook Page. Tell us...

1. Your favorite color bra

2. How that color makes you feel

3. Leave your email address. The winner is notified directly via email. (We do not sell your address to other companies)

Eve believes that your bra color affects your mood for the day. Maybe you agree. Maybe you think your mood that affects the bra color you choose. Or maybe you have a different idea about it. The best comment wins!

Direct Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/EvesApples.

DEADLINE: October 1, 2010 (5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time).

Celebrate Today & Wear Beautiful Lingerie!

~ Eve

Does your underwear really fit?

According to recent figures, as much as 80% of women are actually wearing a bra that is the wrong size for them. Many women don’t realize that their body shape changes over time, as does their bra size, yet they insist on purchasing the same size bra with their lingerie throughout their lives.
Wearing the wrong size underwear can cause discomfort, especially with women who have larger breasts. If you are a larger breasted woman, wearing an ill fitting bra can result in headaches, backache, restricted breathing and even pains in your breasts.
Here are some signs that your bra may be the wrong size for you.
1. If you find that your breasts are spilling over your bra, either to the top or the sides, then you should increase your cup size.
2. If the cups of your bra are wrinkling up then your cup size is too large; reduce the size of your bra.
3. If you find that your bra rides up in the back you should swap it for a tighter strap.
4. If the underwire of your bra doesn’t sit tightly against your ribs then you’re wearing the incorrect size.
5. If you find that the straps of your bra are digging in, then change the size of your bra or try underwear that features wider bra straps.

Here are some ideas for ladies with fuller busts:
Underwired with soft cups

Audrey 297 soft cup Bra
Amber 1077 soft cup Bra

For those who like lighly padded

Cayman 1182 half padded Bra
Lisa 264 half padded Bra

And proposals for ladies with smaller breast size

Must-have push-ups

Ambre I push up Bra
Zoe 1109 push up Bra

Comfy, seamless styles

081 moulded Bra
694 Kaaria moulded Bra black

Source: Amazines.com

Marie Claire Weighs in on Small Busts

We're delighted to see that Marie Claire is commenting in on small busted women too! Below is the online article published on September 3, 2010 in response to the New York Times running "For the A-Crowd, Minimal Assets are a Plus."

By Maura Kelly

Did you guys see the story in yesterday's New York Times about the latest trend — small breasts? According to the article, it's cool these days to have tiny tits. As Elisabeth Dale (née Squires), who wrote Boobs: A Guide to Your Girls, told the Times, there has been "a huge surge in Web sites and online retailers that specialize in smaller bra sizes in a very empowering way." (Check out evesappleslingerie.com, for example.) The Times writer goes on to say: "These days, it's not uncommon for women with modest busts to flaunt what little they've got with a deep V-neck cut or a halter top." She also notes that there are a number of Facebook groups peopled by flat-chested and small-breasted women who are proud of their barely-there mammaries.

(Along somewhat similar lines, The Daily Beast recently ran a story about all the celebrities who were so unhappy with the size of their boobs after they got implants that they decided to have them removed.)

I myself have B-cups only on very good days (i.e., days when I stuff some socks down there). These come in handy when I exercise, because they mostly stay put — though I prefer jogging with a sports bra, I could get away with just wearing a tight tank top. But I do often wish I had bigger boobs, because I think they'd make me look better in lots of outfits — particularly dresses and skirts with tight tops.

But the dudes I've dated seemed to think my A-sized boobs were A-okay. One guy said, for instance, "They fit pretty well in one hand — anything bigger would just be wasted."

Is there anything much better than that to be said on the topic? I don't think so.

Nonetheless, I asked a few of my male friends to weigh in on the question: Does size matter when it comes to breasts?

"I've noticed that the greatest thing about bigger breasts is that they can make a woman look great. They're not bad to touch, either, but I do think the main appeal is aesthetic. That said, an attractive woman with smaller breasts can be hot, too."

"I don't know how to explain this, but I like small to nonexistent breasts best to look at it, and to touch. I don't like big ones at all."
For the more friend responses and the complete article, click on Eve's Apples in Marie Claire.
For information about Kate Hudson, click on Past Eve of the Month.

Classic Pin-ups: Van Raalte Stockings

New York Times Celebrates Small Busts!

New York Times: For the A-Cup Crowd, Minimal Assets Are a Plus


IT is commonly assumed that small-chested women feel that nature’s lottery has left them coming up short. The parade of heaving bosoms in Victoria’s Secret catalogs not only suggests that bigger is better but also that supersizing with a push-up bra is universally desired.
Wrong, says Ellen Shing, the owner of Lula Lu, a Web site and boutique in San Mateo, Calif., that cater to AAA- to A-cup sizes. She says that while a small number of her customers come in But it’s fueling her sales.

In the last three years, said Elisabeth Dale (formerly Squires), who wrote “Boobs: A Guide to Your Girls,” there has been “a huge surge in Web sites and online retailers that specialize in smaller bra sizes in a very empowering way,” like evesappleslingerie.com. “They are not about ‘Here’s how you stuff your bra,’ ” she added. “They are like, ‘The way you are is perfect, and here’s how I can help you.’ ”

These days, it’s not uncommon for women with modest busts to flaunt what little they’ve got with a deep V-neck cut or a halter top. And more small-chested ladies seem to be openly celebrating their look on Twitter, Facebook and various blogs.

A new blog, smallbustbigheart.com, has become a venue for these women, according to its author, to “gush about the lingerie and clothes that scream, ‘Can you handle me?’ not ‘Am I enough?’ ”

That is not to say handwringing over a Lilliputian bust no longer exists. Some women still find a soulmate in Nora Ephron, whose 1972 essay in Esquire, “A Few Words About Breasts,” perfectly articulated the lament of women who realized they were never going to fill out. Bust magazine, with its feminist streak, has a support group for those laid low by their tiny breasts, and its recent entries are poignant. One woman wrote: “I hate getting outbreasted by teenagers.”

Still, the persistent strain of A-cup pride running through our culture is unmistakable. Facebook groups like Flat Chested and Proud of It! and Flat Chested Girls United exist, and their members trade bon mots as profound as “im flat as a tack :)” — which garner male support like “you are blessed.” For all their entourage to see, more than 2,300 people joined another Facebook group to declare “flat chested girls are prettier!!”

In recent years, as people’s weight has ballooned, breasts (mostly made up of fat) have only gotten larger, and commensurately bra cup sizes, too. K-cups now exist. Brandishing a tiny bosom may be a reaction to that trend.

Unlike many women who struggled as teenagers to make peace with their minimal assets, Sabrina Lightbourn, 37, a photographer in Nassau, the Bahamas, never second-guessed her A-cups, even in a land of bikinis. “In my mind, they are fabulous,” she said. Sometimes, she favors down-to-the-sternum cuts that make it “really obvious that you don’t have much.”

Small-breasted women have also begun to express their anger on the Internet when they suspect one of their brethren has decided to artificially augment what nature has given her. This year, pictures of a bikini-clad Kate Hudson — along with Keira Knightley a symbol of modest-breasted seductiveness to the A-cup population — surfaced showing what looked like modest implants. Afterward, Jen Udan, who works in Internet marketing in Austin, Tex., felt as if she had been slapped in the face. “I don’t need to look up to you, Kate Hudson,” Ms. Udan, 25, wrote in a blog post entitled “Diary of a Mad, Small-Breasted Woman.”

With its motto “Small is Beautiful,” Lula Lu is just one of several retailers and bra makers serving the band of women who make no excuses for their inconspicuous bosoms. Some brands, like the Itty Bitty Bra sold online and in Fred Segal Silk in Santa Monica, Calif., require women to have a sense of humor about being “bust-challenged,” as the Web site jokes. “Some people are taken aback by it, especially the name,” said Jane A. Hodgdon, the designer and owner of the brand, which is sized 32 AA to 38B and retails for $45 to $60. Mrs. Hodgdon, 42 and an AA cup, was tired of bras that “were so heavily padded it just wasn’t me. It looked ridiculous. I’m proud of what I have. I wanted coverage and lift.”

Lailides.com, pronounced LAY-leed, offers come-hither wireless lingerie for $46 to $72 and a healthy dollop of self-love. “Having small breasts and wearing A-cup bras (or AA cup or B cup) is a cause to rejoice,” the site declares. “Women who wear A-cup bras do not experience pain from running or dancing, they can sleep on their stomachs, and best of all, sagging is minimal compared to larger women.” (Their $68 Firebird bra, semi-sheer and scalloped, may make women reconsider underwire altogether.)

This kind of cheerleading is not about girl power. This message of empowerment is resolutely intended for adults who wish their lingerie to reflect their age and station. No woman in her 40s wants to disrobe to reveal a polka-dotted training bra, and unfortunately for too long, grown women have had ill-fitting options or unsexy mood killers in the bra department.

“We are supplying sexy, chic lingerie for grown-up women, not teenagers, who are proud of what they have and not worried about trying to look bigger,” said Fiona Goad, 44, the managing director at LittleWomen.com, an English site with a vast selection whose sales of AAA-cup bras have overtaken AA-cups recently.

Women with flat to small chests disagree about what they want from a bra. One camp consists of traditionalists who take little issue with push-up bras; their complaint is never being able to find one with a small enough band and with cups close enough together to create yelp-worthy cleavage. The Little Bra company, which has 28 to 36 in the A to B range, delivers this kind of instant gratification.

Emily Lau, the chief executive and the designer, said most padded bras look and feel as subtle as “two pillows over a flat board.” Often a push-up bra stands away from the body in an unflatteringly way that makes even the most assured woman wish she had more to “fill” the cup. By contrast, Ms. Lau created her line with contoured-to-the-body padding so that minuscule breasts can be enhanced with no gaps at the bustline.

At the other extreme are the au-naturels who would just as soon go braless if it wasn’t for this little thing called the office and the awkwardness of erect nipples in cold conference rooms. Exquisitely designed soft bras with no underwire appeal to this camp for gorgeous details and “nipple discretion,” as it’s called in the industry, said Susannah Hornsby, an expert bra-fitter at Journelle, a boutique in New York.

In fact, soft bras have come such a long way from their training-bra lineage that Claire Chambers, the chief executive of Journelle, says her saleswomen, most of whom are 32D, regret that they cannot fit into all the crush-worthy fashion pieces from brands like The Lake & Stars. Really.
The middle camp also wants a certain degree of authenticity and their real silhouette to shine under a T-shirt. In their minds, no bra should so transform your breasts that they are unrecognizable. This is tricky, said Ms. Hornsby, who also manages Web operations for Journelle.com, since such a bra has to have a “shallow and stretchy” cup, the between-the-cups spacer as tiny as possible, and a small band. One that fits the bill is Timpa’s $33 Duet Lace Underwire Demi bra, she said.

For too long, bra shopping has demoralized women with just a bit on top. Some department-store saleswomen tell adults to head to the children’s department for training bras. Others are just dismissive. As a size 28A, Heidi Brockmyre, an acupuncturist in San Diego, says she has been turned away from bra-fitting boutiques. “They were like, ‘No, we can’t help you,’ ” she said. “I felt like I’m a freak of nature.”

She has since bought five Little Bra Company bras, and now dabbles in the joys of cleavage — on occasion. “I’m O.K. with not having cleavage,” said Ms. Brockmyre, 33. These bras just make it “more fun to wear tank tops.”

For the complete article go to the New York Times: For the A-Cup Crowd, Minimal Assets Are a Plus.

The Quotable Lingerista ~ Coco Chanel

If I were to live by one person's views, based upon the Coco Chanel's quotes below, I may just want to slip into her life to see the world the way that she saw it.

Below are what make Coco Chanel not only a modern day fashionist, but also a Lingerista. Here are her "Cocoisms:"

  • “How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone "
  • "A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous”
  • The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!”
  • Fashion fades, only style remains the same"
  • “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it’s not luxury”
  • "I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature; lace always evokes for me those incomparable designs which the branches and leaves of trees embroider across the sky, and I do not think that any invention of the human spirit could have a more graceful or precise origin" (quote thanks to Faire Frou Frou)

Coco Chanel, born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, is an icon in the fashion world. From humble beginnings and tempting a career as a singer, she would face many struggles before becoming one of the most inspirational fashion designers of all time. By the age of 21, she had opened her own boutique in Paris and the rest is history. Coco designs and views are still relevant today, inspiring furture generations of fashionistas and lingeristas!Thanks to Decolish Decolish for the caricature image (above).

Click on Coco Chanel Film to read about it and waitch the movie trailer.

May we all savor life along with its beauty and elegance as much as Coco Chanel! Don't wait, "Celebrate Today!"

Here's to tiping my lacy hat at Coco!

Common Bra Problems Resolved: Cup-Tastrify

One of the biggest bra misconceptions is that small busted women think that because their breasts are little that they must wear a small bra cup size. Not true. There are more women I know who thought that they were a 36A bra only to find out that a 32B or 32C was their correct bra size.

Let’s face it. It’s depressing not finding a bra that fits and laboring under the misconception your bra cup, which keeps gapping, is too big for you. So when you find out that you need a larger cup size, it’s enough to make you to want to throw a parade in your own honor.

Small breasts mean that I wear an AA or an A cup.

All small breasts are unique. There are small breasts that fit an AA or A cup AND there are small breasts that fit a B or C cup.

The cup size is dependent upon two factors:

Fullness of Breast Tissue dictates how the breast will fill out a bra cup.

Many women with shallow and medium breast tissue think that they have cup sizes smaller than their true size due to the fact that their breast tissue isn’t full. Consequently, many women with shallow breast tissue think that they’re an AA or A cup, only to find out that they’re a B or C cup.

(The above 32B bras are Blush Coquette Bra, left, on a shallow breast tissue body type and The Little Bra Company Isis Push Up Bra, right, on a full breast tissue body type.)

For example, two women wearing the same 32B soft cup bra have different results. One woman has cleavage while the other woman does not. The woman with full breast tissue has more tissue on the top of the breast, allowing for her breasts to create cleavage. Whereas, the woman with shallow breast tissue, due to a slopping affect of tissue on top of breast or deflation from pregnancy, will fill out the bra cup enough for a good fit but not allowing for cleavage. If she wants cleavage, she’ll need a plunge bra, demi cup bra, push up bra or will need to use bra inserts. Both women wear a 32B, but the fullness of their breast tissue fills out the bra differently.

Width of Breast Tissue dictates the cup size that is needed. What is the width? It’s just under the fold of the breast and is where the underwire on the bra fits. How do you know if you need to go up a cup size?

  • If all of your breast tissue isn’t fitting into the cup, then you need to go up a cup size.
  • If a bra looks like it fits but your breasts are squished to the center, causing your upper body to look excessively wide with the bra on, then you need to go up a cup size.
  • If your bra cup is gapping then you need to go up a cup size.

To find out about my own experience in getting a proper fitting at London's Royally connected Rigby & Peller, click on a Proper Bra Fitting for Small Busts.

Click for more information on Bra Advice based upon breast tissue and to get a Bra Fitting Online.

All lingerie on this page can be found at www.evesappleslingerie.com.

Classic Pin-ups: Parisian Showgirl!

Check out the bejeweled costume and large, flamboyant feathers used in this 1930s Parisian Showgirl's outfit!