Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Thong Diary: HP, the choice of stylists

I made an appointment to have creative professional stylist, Meryl Gabay, look at my wardrobe and tell me what to wear for a photo shoot. She was also going to rummage through some of the pieces of clothing in my closet and tell me what to toss and what to keep. The woman has a great eye for detail and she knows how to make her clients look their best.

As we’re planning the morning of our meeting, I ask her if there is anything that I can do to get ready for her. Would she like coffee waiting? Should I be wearing make-up? How should I wear my hair? Is she afraid of dogs? “No, No, No, Susan, don’t worry about that stuff, just make sure you are wearing Hanky Panky underwear. They make the best fitting under layers which eliminate any potential lines in your clothing.” Since that famous day, Meryl and I have become friends, and I hear about her busy days with clients. The one thing that is consistent is that she tells all her clients to wear Hanky Panky. And she’s right, “look, Ma, no lines” which is a good thing because Meryl doesn’t believe in pantyhose.

Susan G.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Hanky Panky Bridal Guide Part 3: Honeymoon Essentials

Here is part 3 of our 4-part Bridal Guide:

Part 3: Honeymoon Essentials

Fabulous lingerie is a must for your honeymoon. Surprise your new spouse with a different ensemble every evening, and don’t forget to pack new panties and thongs to start your new life together.

Ashbury Print Babydoll. This flirty tie-dye babydoll in mesh and lace is the perfect choice for a tropical honeymoon. It comes with a matching G-string, and the swingy silhouette conceals a multitude of sins.

Silky Skin Luxe Chemise. This chemise screams old Hollywood glamour. The sheer lace panels are extremely flattering, and our exclusive Silky Skin jersey feels like heaven on your skin.

Teddy: Signature Lace Teddy. Our thong-back teddy in Signature Lace is a bold choice. Available in red or black.

Sexy Set:
Our Hanky Panky After Midnight collection with its naughty openings is the not for the faint of heart. Wow your partner with our most risqué styles ever!

Stop by next week for Part 4: Bridal Party Essentials!

Hanky Panky Bridal Guide
Part 1: Wedding Day Essentials
Part 2: Wedding Night Essentials
Part 3: Honeymoon Essentials
Part 4: Bridal Party Essentials

Friday, June 11, 2010

Hanky Panky Bridal Guide Part 2: Wedding Night Essentials

Last week, we started our Bridal Guide with wedding day essentials. Here is part 2 of our 4 part series:

Part 2: Wedding Night Essentials

We offer different styles of bridal nighties to suit every bride’s personality.

Demure Bride:
Marguerite Chemise. This ivory chemise in buttery soft modal jersey with rich cross-dyed lace and embellished with pure silk ribbon is the ideal choice for the ladylike traditional bride. Matching thong, longline bralette & retro thong available.

Flirty Bride:
Dotted Tulle Chemise. This sheer Chantilly lace and dotted tulle chemise is sweet and flirty. The sweetheart neckline is universally flattering. Matching thong and garter available.

Sexy Bride:
Peek-a-Boo Lace Teddy. This coquettish ruffled thong-back teddy leaves just enough to the imagination.

Stop by next week for Part 3: Honeymoon Essentials!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Barnard Business & Professional Women Year End Event: Lida Orzeck '68 & CEO of Hanky Panky

BBPW is privileged to have Lida Orzeck, Barnard Class of 1968 and CEO of Hanky Panky, speak at this event. She will be interviewed by Shira Silberg, Barnard Class of 2004, who worked for Hanky Panky for three and a half years before returning to graduate school.

Lida will share her experience and insight regarding growing a successful intimate apparel company that has fiercely refused to manufacture overseas. There will be a Question & Answer Session after the interview …..So be sure to bring your questions.

Shiseido and Cle de Peau Beaute, a co-sponsor of the event will give a presentation on make-up secrets for achieving a polished professional look in the workplace.

The evening will also include:
• 15% VIP Shopping Discount for all Attendees (valid only on the evening of the event and excludes some designer and leased collections)

• Raffle of product from Shiseido and Cle de Peau Beaute.

• Saks Personal Shopper will assist attendees while shopping (store will remain open after hours for event guests)

• Complimentary Make-Overs provided by Shiseido and Cle de Peau Beaute throughout the event

Light Refreshments will be served

JUNE 28, 2010
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (presentation begins promptly at 7:00)
Location: Saks Fifth Avenue, Café SFA – 8th Floor, 611 Fifth Avenue @ 49th Street, New York, NY

Admission is $25 for members and $40 for non-members.
Space is limited. Deadline for Registration is Tuesday, June 24, 2010


Thong Diary: A Knock-Out Interview

One night I was researching my dream college, Barnard, as I sat down to write my college essays, and I came across the online college store. I was so surprised to see that the store sold Hanky Panky thongs! It was just another benefit to my already perfect school. But then I saw that one of the founders of Hanky Panky had attended the school, and I thought it would only be fitting to buy a thong as a good luck charm for the college process. I saved it, without wearing it, until my interview for Barnard.
The interviewer was so impressed by me that a few months later I got my acceptance letter. I think it's no coincidence that using my favorite thong to link me into a legacy of bright women graduating from Barnard certainly helped my chances secretly! But I also know that wearing it made me feel extra confident, just as I'll feel at Barnard, and it's a "good luck charm" I plan to use to my advantage frequently in the future!

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Thong Diary: Rediscovered Femininity

year ago, I had surgery for a hysterectomy and leaky bladder repair. I had problems for so many years with very heavy lengthy periods and a bladder that was constantly leaking. I had to wear incontinence pads 24 hours a day. I only had ugly underwear since there was no point in wearing anything nice. They would only get ruined. I felt totally miserable about my femininity.

I made a vow that after the surgery every pair of underwear I owned was going to be thrown out and I would get lovely sexy new ones. And I did!

They have been replaced with Hanky Panky lace thongs 4811X in every colour I can possibly get. 12 and counting so far! Even we bigger girls like sexy undies and these are fantastic. They are so comfy. Keep making the larger size in more colours! I am now 51 and I have never felt more confident and sexy in my whole life.

I live in a small town and even though the boutique here carries Hanky Panky, they seem to have an aversion to keeping the larger sizes in stock. This did not stop me at all. I now buy them online and I am always seeking the colour I do not have.

I am totally obsessed with these undies. They are like collecting colourful candies. It is always fun to try and decide, “what colour today?” (Today is yellow!) I have the prettiest clothesline when it's delicates wash day. Reminds me of Buddhist prayer flags on a windy day.


Picton, Ontario

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Thong Diary: Small Things Matter

Hello Hanky Panky,

I was very skeptical when my friend turned me onto these. I was remarking that I needed to find some pretty, nice-fitting undies, because mine were looking really ragged (I hadn't bought new underwear in over 5 years). She said that she always got something called Hanky Panky from Nordstrom’s, and although expensive, she had a standing order for these as gifts from her husband.

Life is very stressful right now, as my employment situation (like so many others') is precarious, and there have been illnesses and death within my closest circle of family. Visiting is difficult due to lengthy distances, and cost is always a concern.

I don't have a lot of money, and I know it is silly and even frivolous, but having pretty underwear has become a small thing I can do for myself. After shopping around, I took the plunge and ordered 6 pairs of Hanky Panky thongs. I figured it was an investment in necessary clothing.

I was waiting anxiously and hoping they would be all that the hype suggested (I read the Thong Diaries). They were expensive, and I was feeling guilty about spending so much. Well, I needn't have worried; they are wonderful! I Love Them!! They are definitely worth the money, and I will be taking the very best care of these to make sure they last for years.

Thank you so much for having a great product! Things are still stressful, but at least I have awesome underwear. Small things DO matter, and every time I put them on, they make me feel a bit brighter.

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Hanky Panky Bridal Guide Part 1: Wedding Day Essentials

Bridal Season is upon us, and that means all the brides-to-be are busy searching for the perfect items to complete their trousseaus, and loved ones are searching for the perfect gift. Here is the first installment of our 4 part Bridal Guide.

Wedding Day Essentials

Garter: Leg garters are a classic bridal accessory. Many brides opt to wear two: one special “keepsake” garter, and another plainer one for the traditional garter toss. Hanky Panky offers several different styles, and even has a set with 2 included.

Panties: Depending on the style of your gown, your panties can run the gamut from something frilled and bedecked with bows under a full ball gown to a minimal g-string to disappear beneath a slinky bias-cut gown.

Our thongs are a universally loved choice. We offer a variety of plain and embellished styles in original rise, low rise, petite and plus size. They’re even available with crystal embellishments declaring everything from “I DO” to your fiancé’s initials.

If you’re a little more modest, (and likely, more people will see you in your underwear on your wedding day than any other day of your life), our boyshorts might be more your style.

If your gown is a sheath or trumpet silhouette, our Retro Thong may work for you. Its wide lace band smooths out your midsection with light control. Available in One Size to fit sizes 2-12 and One Size Plus to fit sizes 14-24. Also available in our luxurious cross-dyed Marguerite Lace.

Stop by next week for Part 2: Wedding Night Essentials!

Thong Diary: A Healing Gift

Although I just turned 49 when I had my double mastectomy, I considered myself a young woman. Following the surgery, I began the process of returning to feeling whole and attractive to myself and to my husband. That was when I wanted to stop wearing “functional” clothing and turn to clothing that made me feel more womanly.

My cousin’s daughter sent me my first Hanky Panky panties. She could not have known the tremendous impact that wearing beautiful and comfortable underwear would have on my recovery. The psychological and emotional boost contributed to my developing confidence and acceptance during my reconstructive process.

I attended the wedding of the special young woman who made such an impact on me and that is when I shared my story with her.

I am now a mentor for breast cancer patients and I believe that helping breast cancer survivors strengthen their self-image through everything from exercise, intimacy, or treating themselves to something special—such as something lacy—drastically improves self-image and recovery. Expressing acceptance and encouragement as a woman transitions from a pre-cancer to a post-cancer body is very important. Hanky Panky panties and camis did this for me!

Gail Zanelotti

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tie the Knot with Hanky Panky & Tarte!

Get 20% off at both sites, just for entering!

To enter, please visit http://tartecosmetics.com/contest.php?id=20 and fill out the required information on the contest page.

Entries will be accepted beginning Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 12:01 a.m. EST, and must be completed before Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. EST to be considered valid.
Two prizes will be awarded; one person will win the Grand Prize and one person will win the Runner-Up Prize.
The Grand Prize includes: 50 Tarte Personalized Double-Ended Lipglosses ($950 retail value (RV)), 1 Hanky Panky Rosalyn Chemise ($72 RV), 1 Hanky Panky Rosalyn Leg Garter ($11 RV), 1 Hanky Panky Personalized Thong (up to $36 RV), 5 Hanky Panky "Bridesmaid" Thongs ($140 RV) and 12 Hanky Panky Thong Roses ($300 RV).

The Runner-Up Prize includes: 1 Tarte Bridal Beauty Makeup Set ($150 RV) and 1 Hanky Panky Rosalyn Chemise ($72 RV).
No substitutions; no cash value. Family members of current Hanky Panky Ltd. and Tarte Cosmetics employees, current or former employees are not eligible to win prizes. By entering the contest you are agreeing to all terms and conditions described on this page, our Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use agreement as listed on the Hanky Panky website. You are also agreeing to the contest terms on www.tartecosmetics.com. By entering the contest your email address will be added to the mailing lists of both Tarte and Hanky Panky. You may opt-out at any time by following the instructions included in each email.

Signature Lace Classic Cami & Roller Girl Short Featured in Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan, July 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Thong Diary: Work Panties

I am a yoga instructor. I suffered wearing a variety of "performance" and "wicking" thongs so as not to have embarrassing panty lines under my yoga pants. My husband, who is a giant fan of thong undies, would get sad when I took off my "work undies" but they were simply too uncomfortable to keep on after work.

Then I read about Hanky Panky low rise thongs and thought I'd give them a try. I got a darling pink and printed pair and let me tell you, they were worth the price. My husband was happy that I kept them on after yoga class.

Since then, and about 20 pairs or so later, we still get nostalgic when I put on that original pair. They truly are the best thing ever and I can not imagine wearing anything else. Thank you!

Colleen K.

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