Wednesday, September 9, 2009

D&B is a Fall Essential!




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

D&B Now Offers Gift Certificates!




Not sure what to get that dame or broad in your life? We just made it easy for you to give her the world's most comfortable and sexiest lingerie all with a click of a button.

Send the lucky girl the luxurious gift of a Dames and Broads Gift Certificate!

You choose the amount and the date to send it.
We email it to her inbox.
She chooses how to spend it online.

Available in any denomination from $25 - $500.

Get yours now at Dames and Broads!

We are always working to bring lingerie to every girl, every day!

Love,
D&B

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dame of the Month - Ms. Liza Minnelli

Liza Mennelli in Cabaret, 1972


Liza in Parade Magazine, 3/2008



Liza in Cabaret, 1972


Liza in Parade Magazine, 3/2008


Liza on Porta a Porta, Italy 10/2008


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

July's Broad of the Month - Britney Spears!









We have always had a love for celebrities with crazy lifestyles & fabulous voices (case-in-point : Michael Jackson). With renewed faith in the fantastic comeback of Ms. Britney Spears, we have nominated her as our Broad of the Month.

Who She Is: Originally from Kentwood, Louisiana, Ms. Britney Jean Spears has been in the spotlight for over 2 decades – from her debut in the Mickey Mouse Club at the age of 8 to her current career as singer, dancer, and songwriter, with dabblings in the world of acting, writing, piano-paying and directing.

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 cant 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 Mickeys 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 U.S. and the top selling female artist. To put it simply, you would have had to live under a rock to not at least be familiar with Baby One More Time." In fact, we at D&B are guilty of playing her music while checking inventory! Although we prefer "Circus", and If.You.Seek.Amy...

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 lets 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.

XOXO,

D&B

Thursday, June 18, 2009

15% off Your D&B Purchase @ Shecky's


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

Come See Dames and Broads Saturday (6/20) at PoshGlam!!


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!

Love,
Dames and Broads

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Dame of the Month - Helen Mirren




Helen Mirren in a Bikini - Gorgeous!


Poised, elegant, and yet so sexy with her killer figure she recently showed off in that bikini picture (which would, by the way, look fabulous in something by 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

Lovingly,
Dames and Broads

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Broad of the Month - Ciara

Ciara in July's GIANT magazine in DAMES & BROADS






Shooting up the billboards, Ciara has “1-2 stepped” her way into our lingerie (a gorgeous set you can get here) and into our hearts as our Broad of the month.

Who She Is: Ciara, best known as a R&B, pop, and hiphop singer-songwriter, is also a producer, dancer, actress, model, and music video director. On top of all that, she was named “Women of the Year” in 2004 by Billboard.

Why We Love Her: In 5 very short years, Ciara has managed to grow from a Georgia high school graduate to a major R&B icon, all while hooking-up (allegedly), with a number of Hollywood’s hotties. Most famously, her 1-year relationship with rapper Bow Wow, shows women everywhere there is nothing wrong with wearing those sexy stilettos, even if it means towering over your man (so Katie Holmes, there was no reason to slouch in that wedding picture).

Oh yeah, did we mention that she wore our goodies in a recent photo shoot (see picture above!)?

Extra Credit: Ciara example is testament that not all twenty-something year olds are crazy party-goers full of booze and drugs (put the pills down Lohan!). And, whether she is singing at “Stand Up to Cancer” events or dancing for “Make A Wish Foundation”, this do-gooder still manages to do it in style.

Trivia: Ciara’s middle name is “Princess” and a self-described “army brat” who looked up to girl group Destiny’s Child.

Ciara, we all wish we were “hot like you”! But in the meantime we will settle for supplying you with beautiful undies. When your ready, we will be here with more gorgeous bras by Clo and fabulous panties.

Much love,
D & B

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Power of Daily Candy



When we first learned that we would be in Daily Candy we were understandable thrilled. As far as we are concerned it is pretty much The Today Show of the Internet with over 2.5 million subscribers to their infamous daily newsletters. Our excitement was only mildly dampened when we learned we would only be a Deal and not featured and said Deal would only be made available to New Yorkers. We pouted and then decided to turn our frown upside down because ITS DAILY FRIGGIN CANDY for chrissakes!

Every time we told someone about the pending placement, our equally excited friends and family said "Oh My God, are you ready for that?? And we realized that we didn't even know what it meant really to be featured on DC. We have all heard the stories of sites being shut down by a mention on Oprah or TTS but what does a DC Deal really mean for traffic and sales?

Well, since DC does not publish local subscriber numbers and we had no idea what the open rate (% of emails that are actually opened by DC subscribers) was, and no idea how receptive their readers would be to Dames and Broads, we were clueless as to how to prepare. Since we wished we knew the impact of the placement and pondered it during many sleepless nights, we decided to share what it meant to Dames& Broads.

According to Google Analytics, in total we received 2100 visits on the first day of the deal with and additional 900 visits over the course of the week the deal was live. However that deal was "StumbledUpon" (A social networking sites that allows uses to share sites with others) and we received an additional 900 Visits from them.

While 4000 visits might be paltry to the big boys, it is fantastic for us small fish. We are delighted and thankful.

The promotion resulted in 400% rise in sales volume (week over week) however DC carts were at least 40% smaller in size. Which makes sense- there was a 25% coupon attached to the promotion and these users were testing us out for the very first time and were probably more apprehensive.

There was also a 25% increase to our newsletter subscriber list so that we can continue to contact potential customers.

Not to mention the countless emails from users asking why we dont carry larger sizes, other press wanting to cover us, and advertisers wanting us to run in their publications.

For a week, we were a "big deal" - PUN INTENDED. And now it's back to work...

Much Love,
D&B

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Limited Time Offer! 25% Off Dames & Broads Lingerie


Happening now, as mentioned on DailyCandy this past Tuesday, we're celebrating our four month anniversary with what better way than a 25% discount for all of YOU! Just type the code: DCDAMES at checkout!

So take time to go happy-shopping for that sexy, classy or cute lingerie that you've been wanting for a while! No need to window shop any longer! (or "monitor screen shop" in this case).

It's our small thanks to all of you readers, shoppers, and lovers of lingerie alike! And definitely check back for our Dame & Broad of the Month!

SHOP NOW!

*Offer Ends June 2nd!*


Love,
Dames & Broads

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dont you wear panties????



Ok ladies, you are rebelling and I want to know why. Please explain it to me. I have searched the many corners of the earth to bring to you the best bras AND panties and still you insist on defying me.:) Why are you just buying bras?

This week we are running a promotion with Daily Candy (details to come) and were surprised that many of the orders are just bras. Now, we are not one to complain about orders (THANK YOU DAILY CANDY GODS!!!!), but we were baffled. Ok, sometimes we get it. You love the Else Basic Ultimate Support Bra from Turkey and lord knows you dont need another pair of black panties- even if they are fab. But what are you going to do with just the Miss Showgirl underwire bra??? Its sheer hot pink fabulosity! It will be lonely without the matching high waist brief or low rise knickers.. Just the thought of it by itself with some boring nude thong brings tears to our eyes...

Unless..... you all are channeling your inner Britney circa 2007 and are deciding to parade around in just your brasseire, which the broad in us wholeheartedly supports.

Hugs and kisses,
Dames & Broads

Friday, May 1, 2009

Criticism is appreciated. No, REALLY....


The last few weeks have been crazy with trunk shows and press events and vendor meetings. To summarize, they have been going like this: I stress and then agonize over every little detail. I literally worry myself sick. I call my publicist, friends and family at all hours of the night to pick their brains and then go with my own opinion anyway. At some point there is some sort of breakdown and I question if i am in fact built for this entrepreneurial life. The event takes place, is well received and everything works out well. Everyone else is thrilled, I am outwardly pleased, and inwardly wishing for More, Better, Next....

Afterwards, someone will approach, call or email me and tell me how captivating the concept is, how lovely the lingerie is, how pretty the site looks. I will thank them politely and think to myself "if it's so great, why haven't they bought more or anything at all." (Yes, I have committed to memory almost every sale of every single piece of lingerie- it haunts me in my dreams). Then I go home with my ego stroked but my brain tortured by the fact that something is missing. No, some THINGS are missing. I know I could do it better. But what? When? How?

This excruciating process will be repeated approximately every 2-4 days and does not always included sleep yet frequently includes some ridiculous amount of food.... It must stop.

So I decided to start meeting with people who have no interest in making me feel good. I went in search of impolite, politically incorrect, "keep it real" friends who want me to succeed far more than they want to ease my fears. And when I ran out of those, I looked for people whose livelihood depended on me being wrong and them being right. People who had to draw attention to the broken so that they could be paid to fix it.

I met with former lingerie buyers from major dept. stores, copywriters, graphic designers, and retail ecommerce entrepreneurs. And finally I started to hear the ugly truth.... and it was music to my ears.

Just a few of the things I learned:
1. This is not a date! You cannot be afraid of setting expectations. In an effort to avoid disappointment and failure, I was terrified of defining objectives. In order to ever be pleased or satisfied in business you must set some goals. How will you ever know if you are successful if you don't?

2.My site is pretty but does not convey effectively who/what Dames & Broads is and how we are profoundly different from other lingerie sites. It is functional but not experiential. In order to draw women into a change in purchase behavior especially for something as intimate (pun intended) as lingerie i must offer them a different shopping experience.

3. Mannequins may work for well know retailers and outerwear, but people really do prefer live models for lingerie. Nothing is "pushed up" on a plastic mannequin and you cant always ask your audience to use their imaginations.

4. Social Networking is great but also can be distracting on an ecommerce site. Users should never be directed to leave the site just to see what i am doing on Twitter... They might not ever come back.

5. More is more. Users need and want more product, more product info, more advice, more more...

6. Stop burying the lead. If shipping is free. Say it loudly, above the fold, and over and over again.

There is more but I am tired... and since I received all this constructive criticism a strange thing has happened. I can finally sleep. There seems to be something very calming about untapped possibilities...


Things gon' change 'round here.

Smooches,
Dames & Broads

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Broad of the month- Kathy Griffin



We know, we didn't see it coming either but Kathy Griffin is our Broad of the month. We were leaning toward Bea Author but Kathy looks better in a bathing suit...

Who She Is: Kathleen "Kathy" Mary Griffin is an actress, comedian, and self proclaimed "D-list" media personality. She appeared on the 2nd worst Brooke Shields show (sorry Lipstick Jungle was no Cashmere Mafia and never should have won the war between the two), Suddenly Susan and went on to star in her very own reality show" Bravo's Life on the D-list. But if you have watched the show and seen this Grammy nominated star's sprawling mansion, you know that life on the d-list ain't so bad at all...

Why We Love Her: There always has been and always will be a special place in our heart for trash talkers like Kathy, but that is not why she is here. Over the course of the last 4 seasons of my life on the D-list, we have watched religiously as Kathy kept moving forward after botched plastic surgery, a divorce from a stealing husband, and the death of her beloved father. We saw her sell out shows despite being banned from almost all day time talk shows. And we cheered with our gay husbands when she took home an Emmy after being fired from hosting red carpets. Suck it Ryan Seacrest!

Extra Credit: Kathy gets an E for 'Effort' and a T for 'Nice Try' for her short lived rebound relationship with Apple co-founder Steve Wosniak. Unfortunately her nerd tolerance was not high enough to hang in their for the prize. But she receives a huge gold star from us for that smoking hot body at 48 years old. Lord only knows how many sit ups, hours on the treadmill, and missed desserts it took to create that figure but the fact that she did it without one Jenny Craig meal gets kudos from us!

Trivia: Kathy has admitted to "lightly dating" N'Sync member Joey Fatone. We are dying to know what light dating encompasses these days. Given a 10 year old's explanation of "second base" on Oprah a week or so ago, we are sure it must amount to a brief marriage...


Kath, you crack us up and for that we worship you. Although we don't yet carry Irish lingerie to honor your heritage, we have some fab British lingerie to support that lovely rack of yours... the next Internet billionaire brainiac you date will be very appreciative.

Yours,
Dames & Broads

Monday, April 6, 2009

Springing Forward


If you are anything like us, you have been waiting on the warm weather like the second coming. Well despite the freak blizzard in Chicago, it's seems to be here. And that means new styles (like the one above) are in at Dames and Broads!

Three cheers for everyday glamour!!!

Take a look at all of our fabulous sets here.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Dames & Broads is looking for Interns!!!!

Email: Info@DamesandBroads.com
Website: http://www.damesandbroads.com
Internship Location: New York City - remote internship considered
Details of Internship: PR and Social Media Internship

Headquartered in New York City, DamesandBroads.com is a new, e-commerce site offering decadent yet essential lingerie pieces from around the world.

Job Description:
Dames & Broads is looking for an enthusiastic, smart and highly motivated intern who will receive on the job training while assisting with the company’s daily marketing/ pr activities to enhance brand image, gain media exposure and generate revenue for the company.

Responsibilities Include:
15-hour commitment per week.

Fill the role of managing editor for the site's blog, Love, Life and Lingerie- frequent blog assignments and entries.

Assist in Press outreach and maintain and update press materials

Assist with maintenance of media lists and other databases

Carries out special event planning activities and arrangements i.e. trunk shows, PR events, invitations

Design, document and execute Dames and broads social media plan leveraging both online and offline marketing and promotional strategies for the site.

Assist in Customer Relationship Management (i. E newsletters, promotions, etc).

Qualifications:
Personal passion for lingerie and or fashion.

Web and Blog Savvy.

Ability to publish blog entries

Always eager to meet influencers and attend media events to represent and evangelize Dames & Broads.

Savvy with social media and online technology:

Photoshop knowledge a plus

Compensation:

Unpaid

College Credit available

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Dames and Broads - In her Shoes- Fly Female Entrepreneur



We are over the moon that the ladies behind one of our favorite blogs, In her Shoes, chose to interview Dames and Broads founder, Melissa Finney for their "Fly Female Entrepreneur" feature.

Check out the interview here...

Bookmark the site... there are good things here...

From one broad to another,

D&B

Thursday, March 19, 2009

This month Dames & Broads is In Style...


We are so excited to be one of InStyle's Steals of the month!!!! All Instyle users receive a 20% discount as well as a free sample of Soyelle Lingerie wash with their next purchase.
Simply enter "Instyle09" at checkout.

And check out our other Dames and Broads press to date.

Smooches,
D&B

Dame of the Month- Dita Von Teese






We have adored her for years. It was only a matter of time before Ms Teese became our Dame of the month.

Who She is: Born Heather Sweet, Dita Von Teese is a burlesque superstar who went from stripper to MAC and Cointreau spokesperson, model/actress, and author.

Why We Love Her: It ain't easy to go from stripping in skeevy clubs in Southern California to sitting front row at the Dior show in Paris and having your own line of WonderBras. Hell, it's a miracle to go from stripping to anything other than porn. But if you have ever seen Dita dance, you know she is a miracle worker. A classically trained ballerina, Dita brings an elegance and grace to a traditionally seedy profession.

Extra Credit: Points must be given for living through 1 year of marriage to shock rocker Marylin Manson. After dealing with his drug and alcohol abuse as well as his affair with actress Evan Rachel Wood, she left his house and the marriage empty handed. Von Teese recently said of Manson, "He's been in touch a little. The apologies come, and he was like, 'I made a big mistake.' And I'm like, 'Yeah, yeah, I know. Go ahead and say what you need to say to feel better and to sleep at night.'" LOVE IT...

Trivia: Though she rarely acts, she won best Actress at the Beverly Hills Film Festival in 2005 for the short film, The Death of Salvador Dali.


Ms. Teese, please know that we recognize you for the American treasure you are. Shame your Wonderbra line is only available overseas... We would certainly carry it if they would let us...:)

Dames and Broads

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Broad of the Month- Kim Kardashian






We love her for all the wrong reasons--- Cheers to the Ms. Kardashian, our Broad of the Month....

Who She Is: Kimberly Noel Kardashian is the part Turkish-Armenian/ part Russian /part Scottish/ part Dutch daughter of OJ Simpson attorney Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner (who is married to Olympian Bruce Jenner). She is also a former friend to Paris Hilton. But our fair Kimmy made a name all her own when she starred in a home made sex tape with Z list pseudo-rapper Ray J ( better know as Moesha's brother).

Why We Love Her: Most of us would have ran and hid under our bed for a grazillion years after having to admit to doing the dirty with Brandy's little bro, but not our Kimmy. This chick stood proudly, posed ass front for pics, and got herself a reality show.... and a second season of said reality show, and a third, and a clothing line, and a million appearance fees, and the coveted cover of Playboy, and a nice little $5 million settlement from aforementioned sex tape scandal. $$$KA-CHING$$$
It took Jenna Jameson and Tracy Lords years of tenacity and back breaking work (pun intended) to crossover from porn glory to mainstream. But for Kim the transition was complete in less than 18 months.
Talk about landing on your feet...

And who in god's name rebounds from Ray J with Reggie "Please never put your shirt on again" Bush (pictured above alongside his love)? Did we mention that Reggie signed a contract that could be worth 62 million smackers in 2006 with the New Orleans Saints? They are discussing marriage...
Why buy the cow if Ray J milked it for free???- Because clearly she has some unworldly "gifts".

And the body... All breast, lips, hips and thighs, she is a beacon of hope for voluptuous women everywhere.

Extra Credit: We have seen the sex tape. And if we were stupid/crazy/drunk enough to humiliate ourselves, embarrass our families and shame our dead father's good name by making a sex tape with the wackness himself Mr. Willie "Ray J" Norwood, we hope, NO PRAY, we look half as fabulous as she does in it. Who the hell has that type of lighting in an amateur porn? Did Kevin Aucoin himself rise from the dead to do her makeup? Not our fav bra and panty set in the very beginning- but hey, we all make mistakes... Say what you want about Kim but she is photogenic.

Trivia:
In 2000, at the age of 20, Kardashian married music producer Damon Thomas; their relationship ended in divorce in 2004.

Kimmmmmmy, we love you and want to become besties. And we are ready, willing, and able to get you out of those boring black bras that you wear in every photo shoot. We have some great Turkish lingerie worthy of your heritage and some fab brazilian tangas perfect for your lovely tush.

Holding you in highest esteem,
XOXO
Dames and Broads

Monday, March 16, 2009

With Missed Opportunities Comes A New Homepage


For a lingerie ecommerce site that launched a little over one month ago, Dames and Broads has been very lucky from a press/traffic stand point. We have been mentioned in UrbanDaddy, FabSugar, and will soon be in InStyle among others. And while these mentions have driven traffic and sales, in our new company excitement we really lost out on some low hanging fruit. It simply never occured to us to have some sort of email capture/ newsletter sign up so that we could communicate with potential customers (thousands of contacts down the drain). We never thought to reward our larger customers and encourage bigger orders with Free Shipping (those that spend more deserve more). We offered no additional incentives to sweeten the deal for those customers on the fence....(anyone choosing to give us their hard earned $$$ in these hard times should feel pampered)

Well as of March 19th all that changes. Behold our new homepage and offerings.

-Free Shipping on every order over $100
-Newsletter Sign up for great deals, savings and the newest styles
-Free Soyelle Lingerie wash samples with every order (limited time only)!

Have any other suggestions that would make DamesandBroads.com better from a user or business standpoint? We are pretty sure we have a lot more to learn...

Let us know, we would love the feedback.

Dames & Broads

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A picture is worth a thousand words



My publicist suggested I have pics taken to promote myself as a lingerie expert. OK she really just mentioned that it might be a good thing to do at some point in life. Since I am vain as hell and have been secretly dying to have my own photo shoot since Samantha posed for nude pics on Sex and the City, I considered her suggestion a proclamation and I immediately called photographer Hao Zeng and makeup artist Lazarus Jean Baptiste to make it happen. I was super excited and called my former roommate DJ Kiss who has some of the best promotional pictures I have ever seen.

She gave me fab advice which included scouring magazines and online image sites to pick out the images and poses that i wanted so that I would not leave without the shot I wanted.

Foregoing beauty sleep, I stayed up all night, rummaged through my closet and did my best to pick the sexiest, slimming, experty things I could. I arrived at the shoot, ready to give my best Samantha Jones.

And everything was wonderful until I looked at the first proofs- and I saw all my imperfections that good lighting and makeup could not hide. I was devastated. So much so the Laz- the Make Up Man had to booty shake to get me to smile for the rest of the shots.

I almost didn't recover- then there was an outfit change and I got to put on my lucky bra. I know it sounds stupid but this bra really is magic. Whenever I feel less than or unattractive, the pleated silk and eyelash lace assure me otherwise... Ahhh the healing power of good foundations.:)

Did I become an instant supermodel? No. But I got a few really good shots.
And I will post them soon... right after they airbrush out the rest of my flaws...

Melissa
owner, Dames and Broads

Friday, February 27, 2009

Turkish Lingerie- You Need This


OK ladies this is your monthly lingerie public service announcement. I know you love that Dames and Broads lets you shop for lingerie by country of origin, and you clearly have a strong preference for Brazilian lingerie . I also know that you are frustrated that we are sold out of the Royalle set, but we do sell other things, you know...

Brazilian lingerie is not the only thing that will accentuate your assets. While we love showing off a prominent derriere, it's time to give the hips some love! Turkish lingerie is the perfect lingerie for hourglass figures and the many women who are desperate to fake perfection. Most Turkish Lingerie rides low and straight across the hips emphasizing the width of your hips. The larger your hips appear, the smaller our waist looks- an extremely crowd pleasing optical illusion.

The set that has made the biggest impact on Dames and Broads customers is the pleated silk pieces from Turkish lingerie designer Else. The rows of pleated silk and scalloped lace will draw attention to your hips further slimming your mid section and the bra is full coverage so you can wear it under most things. The color is a show stopper and the quality of the silk is second to none (again thanks to turkey's reputations for excellent textiles).

C'mon Ladies try something new...

This Public service announcement has been brought to you by Dames and Broads:)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Dame of the Month- Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren, Oscars 2009

not even close to a size zero... THANK GOD



Loren giving Jayne Mansfield "the eye"


Who she is: Born Sofia Villani Scicolone, Sophia Loren rose from poverty to become a sexual icon in the 60s. Often called the "Italian Marilyn Monroe" though not nearly as tragic a figure, she was the first person ever to win an acting Oscar for a foreign language film (a feat that would not be repeated until Roberto Benigni's win for Life Is Beautiful in 1998).

Why we love her: Even though Sofia Loren looked like an oversexed, overtanned orange bridesmaid at the 2009 Oscars, we forgive her and cant help but be amazed. At 74, she looks better than most more than half her age. She is not and never was a size 0, though she was a skinny child and considered an ugly duckling, nicknamed 'The Stick'. She later blossomed into a glamazon- so much so that many male actors refused to work with her since she stands nearly 5' 9" and in towering heels and big hair can appear over 6 feet tall (One leading man made her walk in a trench next to him to give the impression that he was taller). But she embraced her beautiful body famously saying"Everything you see I owe to spaghetti", making us want to eat a bowl of pasta immediately. In an age where you could cut yourself on the hip bones of most young actresses (we are talking about you Ms. Lohan), every picture of Sophia Loren reminds us to celebrate our curves. At the height of her career, her measurements were 36D-24-38. GOD BLESS HER!

Extra Credit: As a young girl, Sophia Loren entered 2 beauty contests winning neither but scoring a screen test with director Carlo Ponti. She failed the screen test miserably and was told by Ponti she might be more successful if she changed her oversized lips and nose. She ignored him and did neither but later married Ponti who would produce many of her movies.

Trivia:
She appeared in the 2007 edition of the famous Pirelli Calendar at the age of 72, making her the oldest model in its history. Hating beauty salons, she does her hair and nails herself. She is also the godmother of Drew Barrymore- Let's not hold it against her.
Ms. Loren-While it was hidden under horrendous golden taffeta on Oscar night, your body is still one of the best in the business and we have the perfect lingerie for your voluptuous hourglass figure. In fact, this fantastic matching bra and panty set from Else reminds us of the black bra and panties you wore in Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (pictured above) and has the power to create an hourglass silhouette for those of us who have to fake it.
Thank god for it since not everyone has your heavenly gifts...

Half your age and still in awe,
Dames and Broads