Wednesday 7 May 2014

Lingerie warnings, winners and workers

According to Libya’s Grand Mufti, Sadek Al-Ghariani, the country should immediately stop importing sexy undies, specifically racy lingerie. He’s written to the Prime Minister of Libya, saying that lewd designs which ‘contradict the virtue of modesty’ should be banned. He further claimed that the problem will cease if imports are stopped, as the unacceptable underwear is not generally made inside the country!

The comments have the force of a fatwa, or learned opinion and part of the duty of a Grand Mufti is to create and issue fatwas which will be considered binding by any Muslims who have bound themselves to him, in this case, binding themselves to follow the teachings and guidance of Sadek Al-Ghariani. However, very few women have bound themselves to his teaching so it might be difficult for Libya to find any way to enforce this particular view!

Lingerie winners

Sharon Stone. Perennial star. She’s fifty-six years old and she’s in her scanties on the front cover of GQ Italia this month and she looks amazing! Her black bodysuit with fishnet and lace details is the perfect complement to her tousled hair and strappy heels. What makes Sharon look utterly gorgeous in this picture is her complete confidence – she’s laughing out loud with sheer pleasure and her genuine self-possession gives her a glowing certainty of her own power. The best lingerie does that for a woman, and while Sharon would probably look good in a sack, the bodysuit is perhaps the most flattering and confidence-boosting piece of lingerie that a woman can invest in.

For this purpose, we love the Antigel RockStory body by Lise Charmel. The leatherette detailing gives flattering definition where it’s required and the long sleeves work for any woman who’s less than Madonna-confident about her upper arms. Teamed with black or red heels, or even with boots (cowboy boots work especially well with this body) you’ll find it gives you real star quality whether you’re in the bedroom or on the front cover of a men’s magazine!

Lingerie workers

Sweden is noted for its egalitarian approach to life and now Swedish lingerie chain Lindex has carried workplace democracy to new heights – or depths. Five of its staff members have been chosen to model Lindex underwear for the company’s latest advertising campaign. The five were selected from 45 who applied to take part – they come from Sweden, Norway, Slovakia and Lithuania and they travelled to London to take part in a photo-shoot. It’s quite a common process for Swedish companies to choose from their own staff for adverts although it’s not free from controversy. In the past, Swedish firms have come under fire for getting employees to appear in adverts naked except for strategically placed mobile phones and for asking them to list their bra size on their staff badges to help customers approach them to be fitted for a new bra.

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