Princesse Tam Tam founders killed in Mumbai attacks

theme_1petulhiridjeeThe Panty Press would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Princesse Tam Tam owners Loumia Hiridjee and her husband Mourad Amarsy.
Everyone was shocked by the news that Loumia and her husband were amongst the people killed in the Mumbai terrorist attacks. Hiridjee and her husband were dining at the Oberoi Trident hotel where they were shot and killed by terrorist forces.
There is never any sense to random violence, but the global reach of this tragedy in Mumbai continues to unfold.

The Bra- A History and Why We LOVE Them

Carol Malony peek-a-boo

Carol Malony  All Tied Up
Carol Malony All Tied Up

The bra is almost 100 years old (we’ll be having a bash on its birthday—stay tuned). It was first invented to free women from the discomfort of whalebone corsets. (A practical little item where bones, yes bones, are cinched tightly around your own bones…the ribcage, to suck it in and push them up. Why would we want to move away from that?). In 1914, Mary Phelps Jacob invented and patented the first brassiere. Jacob sold her rights to the patent to Warner’s Corset Company for $1,500 after unsuccessful marketing attempts. Sad but true, the patent value was later determined to be $15 million. (Whaaaat??? That’s fair!)

The bra has had a bumpy history (hehehe)—from flattening breasts in the 1920’s; to lifting and separating in the 1930’s; to the sweater era of the 1950’s with missile shaped bras beneath (thankfully we’ve moved on); to burning of the bra in the 1960’s because the bra was seen as oppressive. Oppressive? I think not! What I’ve got on right now would bring a man to his knees!

Finally, the 1970’s gave way to the new attitude of women realizing that sexy could be empowering when women took control of their own sexuality. When the 1980’s rolled around, bras became clothes in their own right. Thanks to our gal Madonna (we love you Madge!) and Jean Paul Gaultier, underwear as outerwear was all the rage!

Enter the modern bra, and the reasons we LOVE them-

They provide us with an outlet of self expression. They allow us to convey a mood or emotion, and we can choose if people get to know about that mood or not. We select them as we do art and we revel in the excitement of finding “the one” for “the one”, even if that changes.

Celebrating the power of the bra at The T-Bar, we are offering 20% off all Carol Malony Lingerie for the remainder of November. Um, saweeet!

Tell all your girlfriends, share in the reverie with us, and COME PLAY!

The T-Bar….lingerie is art

"The" Boy shortCarol MalonyWelcome to the first entry for the Panty Press. T-Bar is a lingerie store in Boulder, Colorado which specializes in Indie lingerie lines for women who are eternally youthful in spirit. Age is irrelevant to feeling good, loving life and recognizing the power of self confidence. The store was originally founded to pay homage to the women of the old west that settled in this area and were strong and independent.

The T-Bar is different. Yes, we sell fashion forward lingerie, but it is our philosophy that sets us apart from the others. What we buy mirrors what is happening in fashion and art. Lingerie is art. Our customer is aware of current fashion trends and understands the difference between product for pure function and product for visceral fulfillment. We want women to feel empowered and self assured and wear it for themselves because it feels good.

Some of the lines we currently love and can’t get enough of are T.Santiago, Lavit, Carol Malony and Lucy B. Each is unique from the others and has never disappointed with being sexy, comfortable and show stopping.

We will be updating this blog a couple of times a week. Sharing our passion and offering specials for our followers.