Project Image
)}
$12Delimiter760
Pledged OfPledged Of Goal
303
Backers
9Days Time To Go

All Or Nothing This Project Will Only Be Funded

The Lingerie Addict - An Independent Lingerie Magazine

The Lingerie Addict is a fully independent digital fashion magazine dedicated exclusively to covering the intimate apparel industry.

The Lingerie Addict - An Independent Lingerie Magazine

The Lingerie Addict is a fully independent digital fashion magazine dedicated exclusively to covering the intimate apparel industry.

$12Delimiter760
Pledged OfPledged Of Goal
303
Backers
9Days Time To Go

All Or Nothing This Project Will Only Be Funded

About


UPDATE: We've passed the first Stretch Goal of $12,000!!! That amount will fund our editorial team for the entire year. Now, it's time for the *Second* Stretch Goal!

The next goal is $15,000. This amount will enable TLA to do something that's been on the "pending" list for awhile...hire an accessibility consultant to help make The Lingerie Addict a better and more usable site for people with disabilities. 

Tl;dr - The Lingerie Addict is currently the largest lingerie magazine in the world. We are a fully independent publication dedicated to bringing our readers the most accurate, inclusive, and comprehensive lingerie information possible (i.e. honest reviews, honest recommendations, and an expert team of writers) . This Kickstarter is to help us stay independent and online, as well as expand our operations budget. Keep scrolling to learn more about me, my credentials, why I'm doing this, and the rewards!

The Lingerie Addict

A Little Bit About Me

11 and a half years ago, I opened a new article window on Blogspot, and wrote 260 words that would change my life - and the lives of thousands of other people - forever. That was the day I wrote my very first article about lingerie. More than that, it was the start of a lifelong obsession with those little bits of fabric we call "lingerie." 

My name is Cora Harrington, and I'm the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Lingerie Addict, one of the only sites of its kind in the world. The Lingerie Addict (which I'll use interchangeably with TLA) is an online fashion magazine dedicated to one thing and one thing only - intimate apparel.

From bras to corsets to stockings to robes, The Lingerie Addict talks about it all. We believe lingerie is a valid and important part of the fashion industry, and that it deserves the same level of awareness, commentary, and attention as is given to the rest of the fashion and beauty world. Because what we wear underneath matters just as much as what we wear on top.

Reading that over again, I feel like you can't really hear why I love what I do so much or even why I'm here. So I'll try again. I love lingerie. 

Every time I discover something new about intimate apparel, I get so excited that I have to share it with everyone else. 

I love talking about everything related to underpinnings...whether it's history and culture (i.e. why do we wear what we wear?) or advice, reviews, and recommendations (i.e. how do you find a good bra if you wear beyond a D cup?).   

The Lingerie Addict is a unique destination, a little haven of beauty and acceptance in what is frequently a cruel and ugly world. TLA has been a "Body Snark Free Zone" since 2012 (way before body positivity became a trend). We exist to give people a safer space to explore a topic that often elicits a lot of strong feelings...both bad and good. 

Our mission isn't to tell people that their bodies are flawed and in need of changing or fixing. Nor is it to only discuss lingerie from the perspective of being more "sexy" or "desirable." 

Rather, TLA exists to help people find the things they want to wear...whatever that means. We're here to offer options and encourage people to think of lingerie outside the bedroom. But we're also here to remind folks that they are already gorgeous and wonderful and awesome without caveats or compromise. Because we all deserve to feel that way. We all deserve to feel comfortable in our own skin.

My Credentials

I feel like the title "expert" gets tossed around a lot right now, and often when I tell people I'm a lingerie expert, they laugh to themselves. But intimate apparel is a real field of study, and lingerie gives us key insights into culture, society, history, business, finance, gender, and so many other topics.

For example, did you know World War I is the reason we no longer wear corsets? Or that all underwear used to be crotchless? Because lingerie lies so close to the skin - because it's the first thing you put on and the last thing you take off - it tells a story no other garment can. Clothes tell the truth.

But you're here to know why I call myself an expert... 

My book, In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear, and Love Lingerie

Apart from writing exclusively on lingerie for the last almost-12 years, I've also published a book on the subject with Ten Speed Press/Penguin Random House named In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear, and Love Lingerie. It is considered the definitive guide on intimate apparel, with a foreword by Dita Von Teese and endorsements from major lingerie brands like Natori and Hanky Panky. In Intimate Detail was a recommended pick by The New Yorker, The Root, Bustle, Jezebel, Vice, and Autostraddle, among others.

Publications I have been featured in, written for, or quoted in. No endorsement of TLA or this Kickstarter is given or implied.

I'm also an internationally recognized intimate apparel expert, with my thoughts on lingerie featured in news and media outlets including The New York Times, WWD, NPR, Fortune, New York Magazine, GQ Magazine, Fashionista, CNN, Glamour, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Bon Appetit, The Business of Fashion, MTV, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, Self, InStyle, and The Washington Post - among others.

Last but not least, I've written for a number of publications apart from my own, including Elle, Teen Vogue, Allure, and Fast Company.

All that's to say, I'm not a dabbler. I'm not just "trying this out." Writing about lingerie is my profession. More than that, it's my career. And I have the history to back it up.

Why Support My Kickstarter

So...I've laid out all this stuff that I've so far, but I haven't actually told you why I'm running this Kickstarter. It's time to do that right now.

The long and short answer is, The Lingerie Addict is an independent publication. We have no funders, no investors, no backers, and I definitely don't have a personal fortune. The Lingerie Addict is very much a bootstrap endeavor. It's a self-funded publication run on the tightest of budgets with the narrowest of margins...because I believe this work is important and that it can change people's lives.

TLA has helped people explore their gender identity and sexuality. We've given recommendations that have helped relieve breast and back pain people have dealt with for years. We've answered questions about bodies and medical conditions that people often find embarrassing. And all the while we've helped our readers feel welcome and wanted...knowing they won't be judged.

Having diverse and inclusive spaces matters more than ever. People need places to just be themselves and know that is good enough.

More than that, it's important to have trusted spaces, where you can have faith that what you're being told is accurate and the truthful. 

Everyone on my editorial team is an intimate apparel expert in their own right. We don't accept review samples from brands so we can maintain our neutrality. And we're extremely clear and transparent regarding all advertising and affiliate relationships. I believe TLA's independence and reputation are our most important assets. And that it's critical to hang on to those no matter what.

To be perfectly honest here, if my options are lie to my readers or shut down The Lingerie Addict...then it's time to shut down.

That said - since our opinions can't be bought - we're often not considered for the kind of lucrative contracts or endorsements other publications might receive. In addition, many of the topics we cover - such as those related to the LGBTQ community - are seen as "undesirable" or "inappropriate" by the more conservative lingerie industry. Finally, many advertising channels (such as Google Ads) are closed off to us entirely due to our subject matter. Unfortunately, a lot of people see the word "lingerie" and immediately shut the door.

This Kickstarter is to help keep TLA online, but, even more importantly, it's to help us keep our independence. This Kickstarter will help ensure we can keep delivering the kind of content - whether it's reviews, shopping guides, or industry critique - our readers can trust. I'm hoping people who believe in independent media, who believe in supporting publications run by people of color and LGBTQ people, and who simply believe in taking care of themselves through wearing beautiful lingerie, will support this vision.

Rewards

Now it's time to talk rewards!

I've tried very hard to create a range of limited edition, Kickstarter-exclusive rewards that will never be available anywhere else. Basically, if you don't get them here, you'll never get them at all. 

I've also tried to hit every price point, from small (because literally every dollar counts) to large (for those who are able to splurge on a one-of-a-kind experience). These rewards will give you access to things I've never done before and will never do again.

Here are a few of the highlights:

At the $10 Level, you'll get a Limited Edition Lingerie Addict Logo Rainbow Sticker!

Rainbow Sticker Logo

At $25, you'll receive a Mini Lingerie Cocktail Recipe Book, written in collaboration with Jo Weldon, author of Fierce: A Brief History of Leopard Print

At $50, you'll receive the first ever Lingerie Addict Digital Lookbook conceptualized by TLA with exclusive art from Logan Spector (IG: @logandria) featuring fantastical takes on lingerie from some of my favorite designers.

Sample from the Digital Lookbook

***NEW REWARD!*** At $110, receive a limited edition signed and numbered print by Sandy Wirt from my book In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear, and Love Lingerie. Only 25 available.

Limited Edition Lingerie Print

***NEW REWARD!*** At $125, receive a limited edition red silk satin choker with black freshwater pearl and gold accents handmade by TLA's luxury specialist Karolina Laskowska. Only 10 available.

Limited Edition Red Silk Satin and Black Pearl Choker

At $500, you can get 1 of 3 original watercolors by Sandy Wirt that were included in my book. Let me emphasize, these are the original watercolors. Not prints. Not reproductions.  And once they're gone, they're gone forever.

The Chemise Painting
The Bodysuit Painting
The Underwear Painting

 At $1,000, you'll get one-of-kind, custom-made, never-to-be-produced-again, bespoke corset from Kiss Me Deadly. Photo is of my own bespoke corset from Kiss Me Deadly (Taken by The Togfather). 

***NEW REWARD!*** At $2,500 receive a decadent, one of a kind, luxury silk charmeuse and French lace from Evgenia Lingerie. Only 1 available. Includes original designer sketch.

Evgenia Lingerie Silk Charmeuse & French Lace Robe

There are more rewards, of course, including the opportunity to have your name listed in a blog post on The Lingerie Addict, to schedule a private phone consultation with me, or to sponsor an entire week's worth of content on TLA (that you help us edit!), but you'll have to look a little to the right to see. 😉

Where the Money Will Go

This is the big part. 

First of all, please know that every single penny will go back into The Lingerie Addict. Whether we meet our goal or surpass it, literally every dollar will be put towards the site, and deposited directly into the business bank accounts I maintain for TLA.

Second, when choosing the goal, I wanted to make sure it'd be enough to really make a difference but also feasible for us to meet (because, as you know, Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing platform). For that reason, I chose $6,000. Here's what that looks like in terms of actual site costs and goals:

  • 6 months of payments to TLA's 3 columnists. This includes raises to bring their writer fees more in-line with what major fashion publications pay or 
  • 2 magazine-style editorial shoots. Lingerie fashion editorials have been a longtime dream of mine, and $6,000 could fund the costs of 2 high production value shoots including fees for the photographer, model(s), location, makeup/hair, wardrobe, and accessories or 
  • 2 years worth of review products. TLA's policy is that all items for review must be purchased by The Lingerie Addict or by the writer to ensure we remain as neutral and independent as possible. Meeting the Kickstarter goal would mean we're able to dramatically expand the number of reviews we do in a year, as well as offer a greater variety of brands and products reviewed.

As you can see, $6,000 would have an incredible effect on our work.

UPDATE: The first Stretch Goal of$12,000 has been successfully reached!!! TLA will be able to fund all three columnist positions - with raises! - for an entire year. We'll also be able to increase the honorariums paid to all guest writers. Thank you!!! 💖


Final Thoughts

I've tried to answer everything I can, but I also want you to know I'm committed to transparency and accountability. If you have any questions you'd like me to answer, I can be found on Twitter (@lingerie_addict) or via e-mail (cora@thelingerieaddict.com). Please keep in mind, I'm likely to post your question (or some variation of it) here, because, if you have an inquiry, I assume others do too.

Thank you again for visiting my Kickstarter! I appreciate it more than you know. 💗


Header Photo by Emma Wyatt Photography

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk is that we don't meet our goal. The Lingerie Addict has been around for nearly a dozen years. There is more than a decade's worth of evidence that I'm able to do this. As the site's Founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief, I've been working on the narrowest budget for years. I could absolutely work miracles with the funds from this Kickstarter, and there is absolutely no chance I won't be able to deliver what I've promised should we meet the goal. I already have the platform. I already have the writers. I already have the track record. All I need now is the funds.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Make a pledge without a reward

    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1

    Thank you for supporting us!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! You have my undying gratitude. Every single dollar helps in our goal to keep The Lingerie Addict independent.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    6 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    Your Name Listed in a Thank You Post

    Next year, I'll do a special article on The Lingerie Addict thanking every single person who pledged at this tier (and higher) by name. I want the everyone to know how much you supported TLA!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    33 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    Limited Edition Lingerie Addict Sticker

    At this tier, you'll receive an exclusive Kickstarter sticker with the rainbow version of The Lingerie Addict logo! Perfect for laptops, notebooks, bookbags, and basically anywhere you can slap a sticker!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    70 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    Mini Lingerie Cocktail Recipe Book

    If you happen to imbibe (or if you just like to entertain), treat yourself to a limited edition recipe book of lingerie-inspired cocktails written by my very good friend, Jo Weldon, author of Fierce: The History of Leopard Print! (Delivered digitally.)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    93 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    Exclusive Digital Lingerie Lookbook

    Inspired by some of the most gorgeous lingerie in the world, The Lingerie Addict's first digital lookbook features 7 one-of-a-kind illustrations by one of my fave artists, Logan Spector. (Delivered digitally).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    17 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    All of the above

    If you want every reward listed so far, get them all in one go! You'll receive a named thank you in a future TLA blog post, the rainbow Lingerie Addict logo sticker, the lingerie cocktail recipe book, and the digital lingerie lookbook...plus a little bonus thank you note from me!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    29 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 110 or more About US$ 110

    Limited Edition Signed & Numbered Print

    NEW REWARD! Receive a limited edition signed and numbered print on fine art paper by Sandy Wirt from my book In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear, and Love Lingerie. Sized 8x11. Only 25 available.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (20 left of 25) 5 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    20 Minute Custom Lingerie Consultation

    Want personalized shopping advice direct from The Lingerie Addict herself? Let me guide you with a consultation via Skype and help you find the lingerie of your dreams! This perk is limited to 10 individuals only. (Note: inappropriate behavior during call will result in immediate termination, and money will not be refunded).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited (7 left of 10) 3 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    1 Original Watercolor from My Book

    VERY Limited Edition (2/3)! An original handpainted watercolor illustration from Sandy Wirt, the artist for my book, In Intimate Detail. This pledge is for the painting of the chemise from the opening page of Chapter 5 (Loungewear). One of a kind. NOT a print. Sized 10.25" x 12" on archival heavyweight Arches Watercolor paper with deckled edge on right side.

    (Note: This illustration is the original painting; the color was changed digitally from rust to purple for the final book.)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (1 left of 1) 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    One of a Kind Underbust Corset

    Only one available! At this pledge, receive a custom, one-of-a-kind, demi-couture, made to your measurements, underbust corset from one of my most favorite brands in the entire world, Kiss Me Deadly!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (1 left of 1) 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    Luxury Silk Robe from Evgenia Lingerie

    NEW REWARD! At this pledge level, receive a decadent, one of a kind silk charmeuse and French lace robe from one of my favorite luxury designers - Evgenia Lingerie. Comes with artist sketch.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (1 left of 1) 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 3,500 or more About US$ 3,500

    Choose a Special Event Week on TLA!

    Be an Assistant Editor for a week! Is there a subject you want us to examine in-depth on The Lingerie Addict? A topic you feel we just haven't covered enough? Take the editorial reins, and choose a special event week on TLA. Bonus: You get to work directly with me on 3 articles for it! Only one available!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited (1 left of 1) 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 7,500 or more About US$ 7,500

    Let's Go Shopping!

    Do you want the full in-person Lingerie Addict shopping experience? For one lucky person, I'll fly to a major US city near you (or one of a limited number of international cities), and we'll shop together for a day! Get the ultimate VIP treatment with TLA! (Note: recipient must purchase their own airfare and lodging.)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited (1 left of 1) 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 10,000 About US$ 10,000

    A Cocktail Party for You & 5 Friends

    Here it is...the ultimate Lingerie Addict experience! Come to NYC and let's celebrate the wonderful world of lingerie together! I'll throw a cocktail soiree for you and up to 5 friends at my favorite spot in Manhattan. (Note: recipient and/or recipients must purchase their own airfare and lodging.)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited (1 left of 1) 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. All gone!
  17. Reward no longer available

    Pledge US$ 125 or more About US$ 125

    Limited Edition Silk and Pearl Choker

    NEW REWARD! Receive a handmade red silk satin and freshwater black pearl choker from TLA luxury columnist (and personal fave designer) Karolina Laskowska! Handmade in Norway. Gold plated adjusters and fastenings. Limited edition of 10.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 10 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  18. Reward no longer available

    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    1 Original Watercolor from My Book

    VERY Limited Edition (1/3)! An original handpainted watercolor illustration from Sandy Wirt, the artist for my book, In Intimate Detail. This pledge is for the painting of the black bodysuit from page 99 (pattern matching). One of a kind. NOT a print. Size 8.5"x11" on archival heavyweight Arches Watercolor paper.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  19. Reward no longer available

    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    1 Original Watercolor from My Book

    VERY Limited Edition (3/3)! An original handpainted watercolor illustration from Sandy Wirt, the artist for my book, In Intimate Detail. This pledge is for the painting of the green knicker from the opening page of Chapter 2 (Underwear). One of a kind. NOT a print. Sized 10.25" x 12" on archival heavyweight Arches Watercolor paper with deckled edge on left side.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.