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About Hanky Panky

Over 30 years ago, in 1977, designer Gale Epstein created a hand-made lingerie set for her friend, Lida Orzeck, crafted out of embroidered handkerchiefs. The original designs were the inspiration for the company name, Hanky Panky. Blending traditional with modern glam looks, Hanky Panky is a fashion favorite of countless celebrities.

The Modern Gal’s Trousseau

A friend of mine is getting married in June. Her mother and I, who happen to share a taste for 19th century chick lit (i.e., Anthony Trollope, Henry James and Edith Wharton), decided to resuscitate an old tradition for my … Continue reading

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I <3 Hanky Panky

  I just received my order today, and wanted to share the gratitude and joy that your lovely lingerie brings to my life. As a baker, my work schedule consists of very early mornings (many would consider it the middle … Continue reading

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Goats, Don’t Forget Your Red Underwear Today

Happy (Chinese) New Year! The Year of the Goat kicks off today, with fireworks, pageantry and celebrations across Asia and in Chinatowns around the world. According to the South China Morning Post, the Chinese animal zodiac, or Shēngxiào, was an … Continue reading

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Gal-entine’s Day

Tomorrow is for celebrating the thrilling frission of romantic love. I am going to listen to Sam Cooke’s “Cupid” and reread my favorite passages in The Once and Future King (no one does the wounded lover pout like Guenever, or is … Continue reading

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Goblin Market – sisterly bond with fantasies, fears and underpinnings

In our own Hudson Valley there is a very special performance at the Philipstown Depot Theatre, a darling, repurposed train station in Garrison, NY. This enchanting production of Goblin Market, a chamber musical adapted by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon from the … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just a Man’s Disease, says the American Heart Association

Today is National Wear Red Day, an effort by the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement to raise awareness of the risk of heart disease and stroke in women. In 1970, the American Heart Association aired their first televised public … Continue reading

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Inspiration Behind the Print: Red Rose

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Hanky Panky brings you Red Rose, a new print for lace and mesh. Red Rose is a modern take on a timeless symbol of romantic love. Unlike last summer’s Vintage Rose print, which had the … Continue reading

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Hanky Panky Eau de Parfum—Indulge Your Inner Flirt™

Over the years our laces, with their intricate depictions of the natural world of leafy flowers and stems, have provoked me to wonder how they would smell if they came to life. This was the inspiration to create a Hanky Panky fragrance, a scent … Continue reading

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What Are You Doing New Year’s?

December is rushing by and it’s (already!) time to think about your New Year’s Eve plans. Whether you’re going to a champagne gala, having a quiet dinner with friends or cozying up with the cat to binge-watch a season or … Continue reading

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Moves That Speak Louder Than Words

[Doug Varone] is that rare choreographer with a gift for expressing emotion through dance. —Dunning, Jennifer. “Physical Side of an Emotional World.” New York Times, Jan. 10, 1994. If Euripides is right that “every man is like the company he [is] wont to … Continue reading

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