A Woman’s Place is in The Mall

Hanky Panky sponsored an event this week at the American Folk Art Museum to promote efforts to create a National Women’s History Museum  at the National Mall in Washington D.C.

Hanky Panky sponsored an event at the American Folk Art Museum to promote efforts to create a National Women’s History Museum

In honor of Women’s History Month, Hanky Panky sponsored an event this week at the American Folk Art Museum to promote efforts to create a National Women’s History Museum  at the National Mall in Washington D.C.

Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) breezed in to speak about what a great role such a museum would play in telling the real history of America—a history of important, but too often unacknowledged, contributions by women.

Joan Bradley Wages, President & CEO of the National Women’s History Museum (left). Representative Carolyn Maloney (right). Rep. Maloney noted that Lida Orzeck and Gale Epstein, Hanky Panky’s co-founders, made their own contribution to women’s history when, having hit the glass ceiling, they went out and started their own business to do what they loved. (Photo courtesy of the National Women’s History Museum)

Joan Bradley Wages, President & CEO of the National Women’s History Museum (left). Representative Carolyn Maloney (right). Rep. Maloney noted that Lida Orzeck and Gale Epstein, Hanky Panky’s co-founders, made their own contribution to women’s history when, having hit the glass ceiling, they went out and started their own business to do what they loved. (Photo courtesy of the National Women’s History Museum)

It helps to understand Rep. Maloney’s passion for a National Women’s History Museum if you know of Paul Revere (“The British are coming, the British are coming!”), but have never heard of Sybil Ludington, who in 1777, at 16 years old rode twice as far as Revere on a stormy night to gather militiamen in Putnam County to her father’s farmhouse to fight  the British advancing from Danbury, Connecticut. Or how would you know that Catherine Littlefield Greene was instrumental in the invention of the cotton gin, but since women could not hold patents, Eli Whitney gets all the credit in history books, even though Greene financed it?

Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art, on view at the National Folk Art Museum through April 23, 2014, features thirteen ensembles by “established and emerging designers” who were inspired by works in the Folk Art Museum’s collection.

Porcupine by Jean Yu

Porcupine by Jean Yu

Coat by Gary Graham, inspired by a 19th Century Coverlet

Coat by Gary Graham, inspired by a 19th Century Coverlet

American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square
(Columbus Avenue at 66th Street)
New York, NY 10023-6214

Hours:
Tuesday–Saturday: noon – 7:30 pm
Sunday: noon – 6:00 pm
Monday: closed

Admission is free.

For more information on the National Women’s History Museum, and how you can support, see www.nwhm.org.

-Clara

 

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Pick of the Week: Graffiti Print

Welcome to the Pick of the Week, a weekly highlight on what we are loving right now!

Styles Highlighted: Graffiti Print Signature Lace

Hanky Panky Graffiti Print

Graffiti Print Racerback Tank and Low Rise Thong

CollectionSpring 2014, Signature Lace

Why we love it: Our latest Signature Lace print has has a decidedly urban edge. The Grafitti print is inspired by street artists who create their work in the city.

Available in a racerback tank, boyshort, and both original and low rise thongs.

Want it? Buy it now.

-Larissa, Senior Designer

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Style Watch: The Pencil Skirt

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Classic Camisole and Pencil Skirt

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Classic Camisole and Pencil Skirt

For the last few seasons, lace pencil skirts have been seen on the runways of Dolce & Gabbana, Cushnie et Ochs, Giambattista Valli, Collette Dinnigan, Erdem and Tom Ford, to name but a few. While most of us do not have the budget to afford the aforementioned designers’ collections, we can at least admire their work.

Taking reference from current trends, making our own pencil skirt from our universally-adored Signature Lace seemed like a natural progression. It fits into the trend but has the added benefit of our soft, comfortable fabrics and bright colors.

For the true  Hanky Panky fan, this could be worn as a head to toe look paired with our Signature Lace classic camisole in matching tones or contrasting colors to make a bold statement.

For those looking to wear it as a true separate, I recommend wearing it with a peplum top, silk/chiffon blouse (I personally love pussycat bows at the neck on this type of style) and/or a statement jacket.

However you wear it, I feel a belt always helps as it emphasizes the waist and creates a slimming effect, particularly for those with pear shapes and hourglass figures.

Take a look at some examples of my personal suggestions.

Nina Ricci Pre-fall 2013 image courtesy of WGSN

Nina Ricci Pre-fall 2013 image courtesy of WGSN

Temperley London. Image Courtesy of WGSN

Temperley London. Image Courtesy of WGSN

Ungaro Spring/Summer 2011. Image Courtesy of WGSN.

Ungaro Spring/Summer 2011. Image Courtesy of WGSN.

Lastly, feel free to have fun with it. Be creative and make it suit your personal style.

–Makeda, Senior Designer

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Pick of the Week: Crazy Daisies

Welcome to the Pick of the Week, a weekly highlight on what we are loving right now!

Hanky Panky Crazy Daisies Print

Hanky Panky Crazy Daisies Print

Styles Highlighted: Crazy Daisies Print

Collection: Spring 2014, Signature Lace

Why we love it: These oversized daisies on Signature Lace are bright and bold. Available in Bralette, Camisole, Boyshort, Low Rise Thong and Original Thong.

Want it? Buy it now.

-Larissa, Senior Designer

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Hanky Panky!

Happy Valentine's Day from Hanky Panky!

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Pick of the Week: Indira Print Collection

Welcome to the Pick of the Week, a weekly highlight on what we are loving right now!

Hanky Panky Indira Print Bralette and Boyshort

Indira Print Bralette and Boyshort

Styles Highlighted: Indira Print

Collection: Spring 2014

Why we love it: Pink please! The Indira print collection is a spin on classic paisley in an electric color palette! I am eager to put away the dark and bulky clothes and turn my wardrobe into a spring color wonderland, starting with this must-have style!

Want it? Buy it now.

-Hillary Byers

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Hanky Panky Valentine’s Day Guide

Hanky Panky's Valentine's Day Guide

This Valentine’s Day, it’s all about styles hand-picked by the team here at Hanky Panky! If you are shopping for for yourself, your BFF, or the one you love, we have something for every mood and personality in our Hanky Panky Valentine’s Day Guide! Here are a few of my favorites, added to my lust list this v-day!

And hurry—order by  12 noon EST, Tuesday February 11th and choose FREE 2 day shipping for delivery in time for Valentine’s Day. Order by 12 noon EST Wednesday, February 12th with Next-Day Air for delivery by Valentine’s Day.

Classic: Bellissima! The Isabella Bow collection is one of my favorites this season. In trendy blush, the color of the season, I am loving the silky sheer stretch tulle, embellished with contrasting trim and oversized satin bows!

"Isabella Bow" Soft Bra, Thong, and Garter Belt

“Isabella Bow” Soft Bra, Thong, and Garter Belt

Girly: Pretty in pinks, reds and purples! The 3 Pack Low Rise Thongs in Heart Shaped Box is a perfect festive gift on my list!

Hanky Panky Thongs in a Heart-Shaped Box

Hanky Panky Thongs in a Heart-Shaped Box

Bombshell: I’m purrring over this Big Cat print chemise. Comfy and sexy? Oh yes! Can’t wait to wear this number to bed!

Hanky Panky Big Cat Chemise

Big Cat Chemise

Vixen: What is the fun of Valentine’s Day, if you don’t get a little naughty? I am being daring this year with Hanky Panky After Midnight™ and LELO’s luxuriously erotic gift set, the Lelo Pleasure Set!

Lelo Pleasure Set

Lelo Pleasure Set

-Hillary Byers @hankypankyhb

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Pick of the Week: Big Cat

Welcome to the Pick of the Week, a weekly highlight on what we are loving right now!

Styles Highlighted: Big Cat Soft Bra and Cheeky Hipster
Collection: Spring 2014

Big Cat Bra and Cheeky Hipster

Big Cat Bra and Cheeky Hipster

Why we love it: These styles in bold, oversized leopard print combined with elegant Chantilly-style lace are both provocative and trendy.

Want it? Buy it now.

-Larissa, Senior Designer

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Pick of the Week: Going Retro

Welcome to the Pick of the Week, a weekly highlight on what we are loving right now!

Styles Highlighted: Retro Crossover Bralette with Contrast Trim and Retro Thong with Contrast Trim.

Hanky Panky Retro Color-Play Bralette & Thong

Hanky Panky Retro Color-Play Bralette & Thong

Collection:  Retro Lace, Spring 2014 and New Arrivals

Why we love it: Give the voluptuous vixens of Old Hollywood a run for their money in this retro-style crossover bralette paired with the high-waist, hip-smoothing retro thong! Your killer curves are sure to look sleeker than ever, especially under a snug dress or skirt! The coral-colored lace trim will make you want to flaunt what you’ve got. Go ahead and indulge the sexy screen siren in you…

Want it? Buy it now.

-Hillary @hankypankyhb

 

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Put it in Neutral

Spring is approaching. With it, comes lighter clothing in paler hues. The best way to avoid visible underthings beneath lightweight clothing is to find a color that blends with your particular skin tone.

And since women don’t come in one shade of “nude”, our Hanky Panky panties don’t, either!

Hanky Panky thongs come in a wide range of neutral hues

Hanky Panky thongs come in a wide range of neutral hues

Here is a rundown of our most popular neutral shades of Signature Lace, from fairest to deepest.

Vanilla: A pale, warm peach

Chai: Light beige with pink undertones

Taupe: Medium beige with pink undertones

Suntan: Dark beige with bronze undertones

Chestnut: A deep, rich chocolate

-Larissa, Senior Designer

 

 

 

 

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