Debbie Mendoza

name Debbie Mendoza is from upstate New York, and now lives in the UK. She has always been interested in fifties fashions and started off as a collector. For over ten years she has been running Sleek 'n Chic, supplying genuine vintage lingerie from the forties to the sixties. She has helped source lingerie for theatre groups, film companies and of course collectors worldwide.

Fifties girdles and corsets - suddenly shapewear is fashionable

14th January 2009
Retro styling - you must have seen that term before! It is applied to everything from clothing to home furnishings. Retro comes from the Latin meaning 'backwards'. Here we are discussing retro shapewear. Much of the following discussion relates to the ... Read >

The history of nylons

13th January 2009
Stockings date back to the 12th century. They were individually handmade until mass production became possible. You will be amazed to learn that it was not an engineer, but a curate, who first facilitated their mass production! It was in 1589 Rev William ... Read >