Players present the bare facts of US 'lingerie league'

Angela Rypien (left), Natalie Jahnke (centre), and Liz Gorman. Photo: Jonathan Wong

If the old saying "love is blind" is true, then why is looking at women in sexy lingerie popular? Whatever your sentiment on the issue, it's this popularity that has helped the women's Legends Football League become a huge hit since it began in 2009.

Wednesday, 1 May, 2013, 5:47am

Style Check: Victoria's Secret

The Secret is out: underwear giant hits Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg

Strolling through the IFC in Central or the New Town Plaza in Sha Tin you can't miss the boarded-up spaces preparing for the opening of American lingerie giant Victoria's Secret.

15 Apr 2013 - 10:09am 2 comments

Lingerie lines hook younger customers

Limited Brands' Victoria's Secret. Photo: AP

When Kathleen Jordan stopped at a Victoria's Secret a year ago to buy something for herself, the visit had an unintended consequence: her 13-year-old daughter got hooked on Pink, the lingerie brand's young collegiate line.

"Now she has more bras than I do, in every colour under the sun," said Jordan, a principal at design and architecture firm Gensler in New York.

15 Feb 2013 - 5:20am

Picking lingerie is like picking the right life partner, says model-actress JJ Jia

For model-actress JJ Jia Xiaochen, picking the right lingerie is as important as finding the right man.

'I think lingerie is every girl's second skin. I am pretty particular about my underwear. It's the same principle when I look for a boyfriend or life partner. A good fit makes me feel pampered and taken care of,' she said.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

Sex sells at the Parade as fans flock to cheer and ogle

Even Nelson perched high above Trafalgar Square would have found it hard to turn a blind eye to all the hype and hoopla going on at Horse Guards Parade. Bikinis and Bermuda shorts was on show at the Olympic sport which draws the most amount of sexual innuendo.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:42pm

Absolutely Pom

Who started it? Absolutely Pom was created by French lingerie designer Pom Sevestre. A graduate of the Esmod fashion school in Paris, Sevestre served her apprenticeship at Dior, where she says she learnt the 'precision, perfection and all-out attitude that luxury demands'.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Chopin no match for Euro 2012 weather girls

State-controlled Guangdong TV surprised the province's soccer fans when it introduced a bikini-clad weather girl for its broadcast of a Euro 2012 soccer match at the weekend.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I can assure you that if I still have some influence, I will make sure that will happen

Development Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor hints at her inclusion in the next government

It's two o'clock after midnight, I have enow sleep, I go then finish the night with you

Napoleon, in a letter sent to his English teacher in 1816

11 Jun 2015 - 4:29pm

LJT Lingerie

Who started it? LJT Lingerie is the new sister brand of Les Jupons de Tess, the brainchild of French designer Caroline Tannous. The granddaughter of Lebanese painter Georges Guv, Tannous started Les Jupons de Tess four years ago and, in that short time, the fledgling brand has scooped the coveted jury prize at the Salon International de la Lingerie trade show in Paris, France.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I was rather disconcerted when I went looking for size 36A bras at an established lingerie shop in a Central mall. They didn't have my size, so the saleswoman tried to make me buy a 34B saying it was basically the same. Why can't you get a proper bra fitting in this town?

Unfit Mother, Central

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Unders never cease

Lisa Cheng knows her lingerie. Half of the space in her walk-in closet is reserved for lacy undergarments.

'I do have a lot of bras. Usually, girls think about which pair of shoes they are going to pair their clothes with. I do that, but I think about lingerie as well,' says Cheng, a former New Yorker who opened lingerie boutique Sheer in Central four months ago.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Lingerie boutique owner to offer sheer insight on finding the perfect fit

Sheer, the multi-label lingerie boutique that opened in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong in December, is something of a hidden gem - tucked away on the fourth floor of a commercial building. And shoppers are usually happy to make the discovery.

'A bra can make or break an outfit,' founder Lisa Cheng said at the in-store spring-summer collection preview on Wednesday.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Hidden treasures

Just because it's hidden under that new dress or those nice jeans doesn't mean underwear isn't affected by the latest trends in shape, colour or pop culture.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


Who started it? Maggie Wilson-Consunji was crowned Miss Philippines in 2007, which launched her career as a model and actress in her home country. While continuing to work in the entertainment business she is now the chief executive and head designer of Manila-based swimwear brand Wanderlust.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Giving the slip

They say it's what's on the inside that counts. While the major labels of the fashion world - the Louis Vuittons, the Chanels, the Diors - focus almost exclusively on luxury outerwear, the idea of high-end innerwear is all but ignored in the industry.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am