boudoir, Fashion, fragrance, glamour, holiday winter 2014 shopping, lingerie

in which i go to Intimacy with my #WHWNY giftcard and get an actual bra fitting

So after the Voss Foundation Women Helping Women luncheon, I had a few hours to kill before the Pinch Me First Anniversary party at Acme. I figured it was a good time to run over to Intimacy and use (one of ) my giftcards ( I took a hint from the lady two seats over and snatched a few from the empty place settings. Don’t worry- I gave one away to a friend who just got married, so… ).

Ahem. Yeah, one embarassing admission after another here on SEB. You’re welcome, and keep comin’ back!

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So again- here were the steps: 1. surprise in napkin at charity luncheon 2. shopping at Intimacy on 5th and 16th 3. gorgeous, soft, comfy lace panties from Hanky Panky in my house. A thourough and complete win.

And? I still had one more card…

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I had such a good customer service experience the first time that I made an appointment to come in for a bra fit and to officially take a closer look. I was so excited on the first visit, that I hadn’t even noticed everything. Now I saw that they offered fragrance from Aubade (heavenly) and a retro style spray bottle from Agent Provacateur (your burlesque moment). There was also a little wedding night package. These people have you covered from single life to married. Nice.

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That’s Lisa Marie over at the register. I checked out their heritage wall as Lisa took care of other customers. Intimacy has been around since 1992, when founder Susan Nethero opened the first shop in Atlanta. Intimacy’s unique approach to getting the right breasts in the right bra was even featured on Oprah.

I thought about drinking some water, but there were too many things to look at. See that mannequin? Yeah, they have plus sizes. In fact, they have about 90 band sizes and cup sizes from A to K.

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Look at all of this. It’s like lingerie heaven. It’s all European brands, and the styles are super feminine. They also have slips and swimwear.

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And undies for men. These have a speacial little hammock for your man’s uh, stuff.

I took a thorough tour, and then it was time for my fitting.

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Lisa showed me into a huge dressing room with a plush seat and a silky robe. Yep. A robe. This was serious. then Lisa came in with this insane selection of bras. Aubade, Primadonna, Andres Sarda, and Simone Perele– luxurious, and sexy. Also functional- she had a few that were seamless t-shirt bras.

I’m not going to reveal the full secrets of the fitting room, but it’s definitely not an event for the squeamish or overly body conscious. You have to trust and be ready to show your twins to a near stranger while talking lingerie. It’s not just a tape measure over your clothes- they mean to get you into a great bra that supports your breasts and makes you look amazing. I have no shame, so there you go.

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This happened. I’m kind of pudgy right now, but that didn’t stop me from taking selfies. The first bra is the Simone Perele Andora bra, that has some kind of memory foam that fits to your breasts perfectly. So perfectly- that your headlights show right through. Technology!

Lisa told me about the INTIMACY Insider program. You set up a profile and your bra fit stylist enters your sizes, and you can build a wish list of things that you love. They have a referral program and you can organize parties with snacks and cocktails and everything.

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My gift card was for $30, so I indulged myself in another pair of Hanky Panky’s. This time I got bold and went for some turquoise boyshorts. They are so comfortable, it makes me want a whole wardrobe of them. With matching bras, and slips… I think Intimacy might be a place that I keep visiting for a long time to come.

Next up: the NAILCARE ROUNDUP! definitely worth the wait…

xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian

 

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