Wednesday, September 9, 2009
We are proud to announce that our gorgeous Royalle molded cup bra and tanga set by De Chelles were recently featured as the 'investment find' on sheknows.com!!
With millions of viewers to the site, this luxurious set might be gone before you know it, so grab it quick at Dames and Broads.
Friday, July 10, 2009
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We are always working to bring lingerie to every girl, every day!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Given the incredible energy, infamous voice, and stunning body she has been showing off in shows around the world, we would never know Ms. Liza Minnelli has battled through formidable health problems. For her courage and ability to conquer the odds while still staying sexy, we are proud to call Ms. Minnelli our July Dame of the Month.
Who She Is: Born in 1946 to entertainment celebrities Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli, Ms. Minnelli is an actress and vocalist well known for her role in 1972 film Cabaret. She has won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actress, several Tony awards, an Emmy and a special Grammy.
Why We Love Her: Her many awards speak to her formidable talent. The youngest women to ever win a Tony Award for leading actress, Ms. Minnelli has a lot of practice in the limelight (she was the baby in the last show of In the Good Old Summertime in 1949). Yet, no one can say she hasn’t worked hard for her career. From working as a nightclub singer to juggling roles in film and theatre, Ms. Minnelli continues stunning audiences with her enthusiasm, her songs, and her dance abilities.
Her body is another thing to love. At 62, Ms. Minnelli is not afraid to bare her body, shocking Italians with an energetic TV performance while clad in a partially transparent black top and tights reminiscent of the classic Cabaret look she coined. After all, who will ever forget her legendary dark helmet of hair, her big eyes, and her extravagantly fabulous eyelashes?
We heartily approve her outfit choice (which would look fantastic over this set by Tra La La), and only hope that we will too can maintain a body that will pull off an outfit like that.
Extra Credit: Ms. Minnelli serves as an inspiration for people everywhere for her dedication to theatre and her ability to beat seemingly insurmountable odds.
After suffering through viral encephalitis, Ms. Minnelli brushed aside diagnosis of life in a wheelchair, and continues to dance despite “two false hips, a wired-up right knee, two crushed discs and scoliosis.”
Ladies, with a role model like this, how can we continue to languish on the couch?
Trivia: Members of Ms. Minnelli’s family on her father’s side were actually circus performers.
You are a fearless role model to us all, Ms. Minnelli. Your huge personality both on stage and off coupled with your determination to succeed, make us love you, and your fabulous body and willingness to show it off is just icing on the cake. Your classic, yet daring Cabaret style fit perfectly with our Playful Promises lingerie from England. Try this Miss Showgirl set or this Miss Beauty Queen set. And while we don’t have fur for you, we do have animal print.
Hugs and Kisses,
Dames and Broads
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Who She Is: Originally from
Why We Love Her: We all know about the stories posted on every tabloid. Everything from her multiple marriages, her childcare habits, and her panty-less party escapades have been examined by the media. And yet, we can’t help but love her for the way she is able to hold her (sometimes bald) head high through all the gossip, and even date one of her paparazzi piranhas.
Regardless of what you think of her personal life, there is no doubt that she is incredibly talented, making remarkable leaps from Mickey’s stage to her the world's, with songs that most of us have belted out in the privacy of their homes . She is listed in the Guinness World Records for having the “best-selling album by a teenage solo artist” and had sold over 37 million albums worldwide by the time she turned 20.
And, though ravaged by two pregnancies and an affinity for Cheetos, her fabulous body is also on the comeback trail. We can only hope to have those abs after 2 sons, divorce and a few bad mental health days...
After her meteoric rise and shocking fall, her latest incarnation as phoenix from the flames, inspires us to make our own comeback.
Extra Credit: Britney Spears is credited for having revived teen pop, with 6 albums released and over 83 million records sold worldwide. She is ranked the 8th best-selling female recording artist in the
Trivia: Britney Spears is currently dating her agent and may be (according to a recent Star tabloid cover) engaged for the 3rd time. Ms. Spears, we have plenty of beautiful lingerie that is perfect for your wedding night, including this lacy Columbian bralette and this non-conventional tuxedo set (And ladies, if you need wedding shower gifts, we have plenty of super cute satin panty, garter, and eye-mask sets!).
Britney, you drive us crazy (in the best way possible)! We love your music and wish you all the best for your upcoming concert. Your body is enviable, but let’s not get caught panty-less on camera again – we have plenty of sweet and sexy panties to show off. Try the Brazilian tangas to make your booty even more delicious, or some sexy peep-hole panties. If you need more bling while running around with the kids, try this sequined, Brazilian racerback bra.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
This Tuesday and Wednesday ONLY, we will be at Shecky's Girls Night Out! See all the lovely pieces and get them at 15% off!
Gather all your dames and broads and join us for cocktails, food, hot summer fashions with fabulous markdowns, beauty discoveries, and of course, lingerie from around the world from yours truly!!
The event runs from 5-10pm @ The Puck Building (293 Lafayette Street). Tickets are selling out quickly so get yours at Shecky's!!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Since the weather in NYC has been dreary all week and the prospects for the weekend are equally wet, we are offering you a way to spend Saturday in the most glamorous and fabulous way possible - SHOPPING at POSHGLAM!
We are proud to say that Dames and Broads will be participating in this AMAZING event at Studio 26 but come early because we won't be there all day (event, however, lasts from 12-7)!! This is a chance to see all those beautiful silk and lace pieces in person!
Bring all your friends! What could be better then avoiding the thunderstorm by shopping and eating?
Hope to see all you fabulous ladies there!
Dames and Broads
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Mimi Holiday), it is no surprise that Helen Mirren is our Dame of the Month
Who She Is: Born Ilyena Vasilievna Mironov, Helen Mirren is an English actor of theatre, film, and TV with numerous awards, including a Golden Globe for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in the 2006 film, The Queen.
Why We Love Her: Although she is no spring chicken, her courageous antics have made her a fabulously fun person to be around at any age. She is not afraid of speaking her mind, albeit in a perfectly elegant and British way. From blasting the National Theatre in The Guardian (a heavily read English paper) for lavish productions that are “unnecessary and destructive to the art of the Theatre” to commenting on Prince Charles forgetfulness when she was named Dame Commander of the British Empire (he forgot to give her half the award), she’s shown that she is not someone to be trifled with.
She is also incredibly talented, setting records in the acting world. As 1 of 3 actresses to win a Golden Globe, an Oscar, and an Emmy for performances given in the same year, she also became the first actress ever to win Golden Globes for leading roles in both TV and film in the same year. Talk about girl power!
Extra Credit: She has the body we hope to have at her age, and maybe even now. AND she’s not afraid to flaunt it. As The Guardian has said, “No British actor has ever done sex quite like Helen Mirren.”
Appearing in nothing but her birthday suit more times than any actress in her generation, Ms. Mirren proudly appeared nude on the cover of a magazine at the age of 50 in 1995. In her words, “Flesh sells. People don’t want to see pictures of churches. They want to see naked bodies.” Given the hype over nude photos of celebrities today, we would agree. (Of course, we will always stand by our point that the only thing as good as nude is lingerie-covered…)
We only wish we were so brave as to flaunt our stuff so publically.
Yet, through all the nudity, Ms. Mirren maintains her poise and elegance. She shows us girls everywhere to be proud of what we are, and celebrating our bodies can be tasteful and does not mean sex tapes and pornography.
Trivia: Although she enrolled in a teaching school after graduation, she dropped out of college at the age of 18 after being accepted into the National Youth Theatre.
Ms. Mirren, we absolutely love you for all your talent, poise, and courage. You are the model of elegance and sassiness. Women like you deserve the best, and should be draped in our gorgeous Turkish silks. Or try our prim and proper but super sexy line of British lingerie, like this cute bra and thong set by Mimi Holiday…
Dames and Broads