Tramp Lamps is an Etsy shop featuring the sassy lingerie lamp designs of Kelly Kerrigan of Nashville. These beautifully functional lamps are just right for the boudoir. Best of all, they range in price from $85-$100, making them affordable, unique works of art for your home.
Kelly has been making these one-of-a-kind lamps since 2003, from both vintage & pre-owned modern undergarments. What a creative way to upcycle no longer worn, but still beautiful lingerie!
"The Garment is stiffened with a water-based solution and will remain stiff like a conventional lampshade. I also support the garment with wooden embroidery hoops inside the fabric for extra strength."
I can see this being a fun way for performers to turn their old burlesque costumes into delightful, useful keepsakes! Use the "Request Custom Item" link in Kelly's Etsy shop to discuss her creating a custom piece. So glamorous!
Love this playful (and interactive!) plus size lingerie sculpture by Japanese fashion designer Yoshikazu Yamagata. The idea to make these giant unmentionables came about from his imagining of "a mischievous little boy stealing clothes from a big monster who lives near a remote forest."
What size do you think that bra is? ; ) For further reading about Yamagata and this project, check out this interview with him.
Maybe it's because we're nostalgic romantics at Kuhmillion Lingerie, but we love to flip through fashion books about different eras. And since lingerie is our business, we often reference one of our favorite little illustrated gems, 1000 Dessous, A History of Lingeriepublished by Taschen. You can find it in any major bookstore or online and will be amazed at what you didn't know about lingerie from the past. To give you a little taste, we'll take you through a few eras and illustrate some of the big trends from the history of lingerie.
The thing that we must always remind ourselves, is that (western) culture and fashion is always steadily changing and sometimes big seismic changes happen suddenly. Often it is only when we look back that we identify iconic images and fashion that seem to define an entire era.
Lingerie is just a small part of fashion, which is itself just one part of the culture of any given time. It's like looking through a small window and seeing little hints of what everyone wore at the time. People were just as varied then as they are today, with very conservative men and women as well as counter-cultural rebels throughout society. 1000 Dessous is really great at illustrating the variety of lingerie styles from each era.
There's a lot more!
Wow, this is quite a beautiful piece of art. Entitled "Breaching", this piece is a replica of a 19th century corset made out of wax, plaster and whole lot of razor sharp sharks teeth.
Artist Sarah Garzoni shows her work all over the world. What do you think? An homage to sexuality and femininity or a sharp critique of the lives of women from the past? We love it because it is so evocative and such an interesting concept.
It hurts just to look at it!