“In intimate detail” is the single guide to underwear – and it’s weird inclusivenes
In short, underwear addicts are the largest and most influential lingerie website in the world. Cora Harrington is the founder and editor-in-chief: Over the past decade, the blog has evolved from Harrington’s personal underwear blog (originally written under the pen name “Stockings Addict”) into a six-digit money-making fashion website. TLA is an excellent resource for all underwear, with a team of writers and an unparalleled commitment to inclusiveness and transparency.
So, when a Big Six publisher came looking for a single guide to someone writing this topic, Cora Harrington was the one they contacted.
In a particularly conservative fashion world, a deep-rooted white supremacism, a commitment to the human body and sexual representation of the opposite sex, Harrington is a consistent, reliable voice that advocates change. She is an advocate for small independent brands, including those owned by WOC and LGBTQ+ and/or for WOC and LGBTQ+. She is serious about the current political climate (such as the adoption of FOSTA / SESTA) and the way people wear underwear and the underwear.
Intimate details: How to choose, wear and love lingerie, Harrington’s first book highlights the needs of people wearing underwear. This book is well thought out and is by far the most comprehensive underwear guide. The entire chapter is devoted to bras, underwear, body shaping, etc., as well as appendices, detailing the binding and other topics. The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of the topic rather than an in-depth discussion, but Harrington still spends time providing historical backgrounds for clothing, fabrics and nuances that consumers may have in doubt.
As a strange woman in the underwear industry, its store (Bluestockings) has benefited from the characteristics of the TLA, especially as a friend who witnessed this book, I am really happy to communicate with them on behalf of Cora Harrington. Autostraddle.
JK: In the introduction to this book, you said, “For many of us, underwear can feel like a strange party that we are not invited to…. Beautiful underwear is for everyone. It’s for you. It’s for me. It’s for anyone who wants it. “Can you expand the exclusivity of the lingerie industry and how you navigate it – now also helping others?
CH: I think one of the biggest drawbacks of the underwear industry is that they make the concept of underwear permanent only for some people. You have to look at a certain way in a certain way, it is a certain scale. Apparently, Victoria’s Secret, which is a 40-year-old company, only employs supermodels and refuses to expand to a large size, full bust size, or a series of nudes for all skintones, but almost every brand is guilty. In general, there is an exclusive culture in fashion, which is more prominent in underwear. I have had a conversation with the brand and they know very well who their customers are. They are not big men. They are not homosexuals. They are not people of color. These attitudes affected me and affected a black, strange woman.
In terms of navigation, I strive to make TLA inclusive, because I can consider our limited resources (we are a self-service without external funds or investors and limited advertising). I also try to connect with other marginal people in the industry, not just professional, but they can know that I am here for them and hope they succeed.
You have been asked a lot about your commitment to inclusiveness on the website, The Lingerie Addict and this book. What does the promise of inclusiveness mean to the individual, and what is the guidance in intimate details?
I think inclusiveness is an ongoing journey – not the destination you arrive at. You are always learning something. You always have a better understanding of something. You can adjust the language at any time to make it clearer or more inclusive. For me, inclusiveness means creating an environment that makes people feel welcome, even if every article on the TLA is not suitable for them, they will feel that some content is already in mind. To be frank, one of the main limitations of our efforts to achieve inclusiveness is the budget. Only I can post so much, I can hire a lot of people and so on. But we try to use what we have to promote.