The Curvy Fashionista’s Top Panky Picks in Plus Size

In celebration of this weekend’s TCFStyle Expo, we asked The Curvy Fashionista, Marie Denee, to give us her top Panky Picks from our Plus Size and Plus Size Bridal collections. Before we get to that, we have some exciting news…

Yours truly will be the star of a runway show taking place on Friday at the TCFStyle Expo. If you can’t make it, you can tune into the live stream on The Curvy Fashionista’s Facebook and Instagram pages at 12:30PM EDT. We also will be posting the video to our Facebook page to view later. So be sure to like and follow for the latest updates!

Now without further wait, here are The Curvy Fashionista’s Panky Picks as explained by Marie:

1. The Latest Addition to our Plus Size Family: Signature Lace Lined Bralette

“I love it! I love that you’re offering something new, especially with tops. Bralettes are trending, so I’m hyped to see a plus option! I like that it’s light for summer and the adjustable straps. It’s comfortable enough to chill around the house, too.”

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Plus Size Lined Bralette 487932X

Signature Lace Lined Bralette

2. Our Classic Boyshort

“The boyshort is my second favorite item. You can never have too many boyshorts! This is my every day go-to. The rise is perfect and the lace is so comfortable and stretchy. It is great to wear with everything from my jeans and shorts to a summery flare dress for a little extra coverage.”

3. A Top with a Pop: The Signature Lace Cami

“For this one, I was excited about trying some color! I wanted to add a pop of color outside of basic black and white. It’s a great layering piece to wear with a nude bra and pair with a full summer skirt.”

The Curvy Fashionista, Marie Denee, talks Hanky Panky with us.

The Curvy Fashionista, Marie Denee, in her mint cami!

4. A Brief Affair: Signature Lace French Brief

“This is my first time trying this one. It is super-comfy, great for wearing around the house and the lace makes it feel sexy and more feminine.”

Marie in Hanky Panky French Brief

5. Plus Goes Retro: Retro Thong

“The Retro Thong is another go-to for me. I love the coverage the high waist provides; it makes me feel more secure and they last forever!”

Hanky Panky Retro in Moodstone Green from Fall 2017

Retro in Moodstone Green from Fall 2017

6. The Cropped Cami: A Bralette Alternative

“This is another great layering piece for low-cut dresses or a drop armhole top. It’s very versatile. I got it in black, so it can go with everything!”

Marie in a Hanky Panky Cropped Cami

7. Five is a Favorite: Multi-packs

“If you know what works for you already, then the multi-pack is such a sensible option. There are easy and a good choice of color.”

Hanky Panky 5 pack in plus size

Marie and her favorite 5 pack

8. Something Blue: Annabelle Chemise in Bridal Plus

“I love that this is a bridal piece! I love that we have that option. I’m all about options, sooo here for it!”

Hanky Panky Bridal Plus Size Annabelle Chemise with Baby Blue Cross Dye Trim

Annabelle Chemise with Baby Blue Cross Dye Trim

9. Cross-Dyed Lovers: The Betty Brief

“The Betty Brief is like a higher rise of the boyshort, which is great to have as a go-to for more coverage. Also, I love the cross-dyed color story. It’s beautiful and great for anyone, even if you’re not a bride or bride-to-be.”

Hanky Panky Cross-Dyed Betty Brief

Cross-Dyed Betty Brief

10. Indulge Your Inner Flirt: Lingerie for All

“I am all about feeling sexy even for yourself. If you like lingerie, get it and wear it for yourself! That’s what I think. I have one friend who only goes to bed in lingerie, which I don’t do, but I think that’s great.”

Hanky Panky Cigarette Girl Chemise

Cigarette Girl Chemise

We had a great time speaking with Marie and are looking forward to the expo! Can’t get enough of The Curvy Fashionista? Well, we also got some Pillow Talk in with The Curvy Fashionista earlier this month. Read the interview here.

Carla

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We Attend the Launch of Hire Harlem

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Hire Harlem Launches!

Last week, Hanky Panky was fortunate enough to be in attendance for the launch of Hire Harlem. As a brand that takes pride in producing and hiring locally, we were excited to hear about the Hire Harlem initiative, which aims to promote the use of local businesses owned by people of color and women in the Harlem, New York area. The group also highlights businesses that give back to the community.

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Stats provided to guests

The website functions as a directory to find a business, whether it be a restaurant, gym, art gallery, boutique, or salon, in Harlem. Visitors to the site can view and make selections through a map (for the more visually-inclined) or a searchable database where they can filter and view lists based on their criteria (for the list makers out there!).

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The event was held at B2 Harlem, a family-owned business and neighborhood gem, and brought together members from the local community and greater NYC area. Rafael Ramirez, the Deputy Director of Hire Harlem and a friend of  Hanky Panky CEO Lida Orzeck, helped build the site and welcomed us to celebrate. In attendance were the Schomburg family, Assemblyman and DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake, and State Senator Brian Benjamin. Both Blake and Benjamin addressed the crowd with riveting speeches to encourage investing in the community and working at a grassroots level to affect change. As Blake noted, “there is something everyone can do to make this system better. We each bring value to this project.”

Founder Jordan Stockdale introduces Assemblyman Michael Blake

Founder Jordan Stockdale introduces Assemblyman Michael Blake.

Director of Partnerships and Harlem local, Ken Miles shared his experience of finding a sermon from 1942 in a book given to him by his great-aunt as he was preparing for the site launch. The sermon espoused the importance of shopping from and employing members of the Harlem community. His awe of the same sentiment being shared nearly a century ago resonated throughout the room.

State Senator Brian Benjamin address crowd with Ken Miles (wearing hat) behind him. at Hire Harlem launch

State Senator Brian Benjamin addresses crowd with Ken Miles (wearing hat) behind him.

As for long-term plans, the initiative hopes to extend to other parts of New York to connect people and business in their neighborhoods. In the meantime, they are focusing on the launch of Hire Harlem. If you have any suggestions or would like to apply to be listed in their database, please email HireHarlem@gmail.com.

Lastly, if you find yourself heading uptown, check out Hire Harlem to locate a nearby local business to patronize as we all have a role to play in supporting our communities.

-Carla

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Cheers to 40 Years!

Hanky Panky founders Lida Orzeck & Gale Epstein with models at the brand's 40th Anniversary celebration at the West Edge on the High Line. ©Benjamin Lozovsky, BFA.com

Hanky Panky founders Lida Orzeck & Gale Epstein with models at the brand’s 40th Anniversary celebration at the West Edge on the High Line. ©Benjamin Lozovsky, BFA.com

Yesterday, we began our 40th anniversary festivities at West Edge on the High Line. Artist and Girls star, Jemima Kirke, fashion editors, style bloggers, buyers and a few Hanky Panky friends and staffers were in attendance to say “Cheers to 40 Years of Hanky Panky!”

Headlining the event were Hanky Panky co-founders Gale Epstein and Lida Orzeck, as well as acclaimed illustrator, lifestyle blogger and Hanky Panky collaborator, Dallas Shaw. This Fall, Hanky Panky & Dallas Shaw are launching a beautiful collection of lingerie in celebration of Hanky Panky’s 40th anniversary. This collection was showcased on models throughout the night. Ms. Shaw also hand-painted watercolor portraits of attendees at the Story + Rain VIP Lounge.

Guests sipped our signature cocktails, the Hanky Panky Handshake (a vodka and thyme lemonade) and the 40 & Fab (a pink lemonade margarita), and snacked on trendy bites, while listening to the musical stylings of DJ Stef Nava.

Here are a few of our favorite photos from the event.

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Guests also enjoyed our Hanky Panky photo booth.

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In celebration of our 40th anniversary press party, our vintage hanky-inspired 40th Anniversary collection is now available for purchase! You can read more about the inspiration behind this collection here. Shop the full collection here.

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And this is not the end of our 40th anniversary celebration by a long shot. Stay tuned for additional events, giveaways and product launches!

Carla & Larissa

 

 

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Thong Diary: Romance isn’t Forever, but Hanky Panky is

Hanky Panky Thong Roses

Today’s entry into the Thong Diary comes from Hanky Panky fan, Cara, who discovered her love for Hanky Panky through a former flame:

About 11 years ago, my boyfriend at the time was traveling out of town for work. He picked up a pair of Hanky Panky panties in his hotel gift shop as a little present for me. I put the undies in my drawer and have been wearing them ever since. I didn’t give Hanky Panky any more thoughts.

Fast forward to today, I need new panties. I don’t shop as a hobby, I’m more utilitarian about the whole thing. I’m also married (to a different man) with two kids now, so time is very hard to come by. When I searched online for American made underwear, Hanky Panky came up. I remembered “hey! I’ve been wearing those panties for 11 years and they are still perfect!” I saw they were also organic. That’s a huge score for me too. Anyhow, I bought two pairs.

I thought it was cool that an old gift would bring me back to buy 11 years later!

As they say, rose are red, violets are blue, Hanky Panky is tried and true! So there you have it: the relationship may not have lasted, but the panties did. Cara, we are glad to see that your Hanky Panky pair have seen you through the past 11 years and here’s to 11 more!

Have you gifted or been gifted by a loved one with Hanky Panky? Do you have a Hanky Panky story about it that you would like to share? Submit it to thongdiary@hankypanky.com. If it is featured in the diary, we will send you a complimentary gift!

Carla

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Hanky Panky Pillow Talk: The Curvy Fashionista

The Curvy Fashionista, Marie Denee, talks Hanky Panky with us.

The Curvy Fashionista, Marie Denee, talks Hanky Panky with us.

Hanky Panky is proud to be a Gold Sponsor for the TCFStyle Expo created by The Curvy Fashionista and happening July 28th-29th in Atlanta, GA. And SURPRISE! We are giving away TCFStyle Expo tickets to the first 45 people to email JD@hankypanky.com with “#HankyPankyxTCF” in the subject line. Please include your full name and email address.

The TCFStyle Expo is a 2-day event of shopping, fashion, inspiration and education in and for the plus size community and industry hosted by The Curvy Fashionista. A long-time partner of the The Curvy Fashionista (see this 2011 interview with JD, Hanky Panky’s Glam Guru), Hanky Panky will be providing the cocktails during the networking mixer and our collection of plus size lingerie in sizes 1X to 3X will be on display in the Hanky Panky Lace Lounge for attendees to explore.

We recently got to catch up with TCF creator and woman of the hour, Marie Denee, to discuss all things lace and the expo.

Carla: First off, we are so excited to be a part of the TCFStyle Expo! What inspired you to start the expo?

TCF: I attended a shopping event years ago, maybe 6 years ago, and there were no plus size options—unless I wanted to buy earrings. A friend suggested that I do something like this, but at the time that was an intimidating thought with finding and renting an affordable space. Once I moved to Atlanta, it became more of a reality and now we are in our third year!

Carla: How did you discover Hanky Panky? And what made you think of us as a sponsor for the TCFStyle Expo?

TCF: I have been a fan of Hanky Panky for years. Since I worked in retail, I knew of Hanky Panky as a brand and knew they had great product. So when I heard there were introducing plus size, I was very excited!

Also, having worked with JD for years and it being your 40th anniversary, I know that I wanted Hanky Panky to be involved and to collaborate as the brand is a part of my panty round-up.

Carla: Where would you like to take the expo in the next few years? Any plans to do it in a different city?

TCF: I think there is a lot of opportunity to grow, but I want it to grow naturally. I have thought of doing smaller pop-ups. I don’t want to build it so fast until there are legs to stand on. I was surprised that there were over 80 inquiries when we asked people about panelists. It showed our followers are very interested in education and conversation, so I would like to incorporate that more in future TCFStyle expos or do a another day of the expo dedicated to that.

Carla: What is your hands-down favorite Hanky Panky item?

TCF: The original rise thong! It is the most comfortable. Also, the retro thong. I like that it sits higher, smooths and makes me feel sexy. When I’m wearing these, I know that I have my cute chonies on! By the way, chonies is a Spanish slang term for underwear that I picked up while living in Cali.

Carla: What is important to you when shopping for lingerie? And does Hanky Panky meet your expectations?

TCF: Access and options. I want the same as my straight-sized friends. The option to shop what I want when I need it. I don’t like to feel stuck. Plus size women are already mostly relegated to shopping online, even if a brand has plus, so I would like choices when I’m there. This is another reason why I wanted to do this expo: so we could have a shopping experience off-line and wanted Hanky Panky to be a part of creating the plus-shopping experience.

Marie, thank you so much for speaking with us and see you at the TCF Style Expo!

Coming up on the blog, The Curvy Fashionista will take us through her top Panky Picks from the Hanky Panky Plus Size and Bridal Plus Size collections, so stay tuned!

Carla

Hanky Panky Pillow Talk is our new interview series where we get better acquainted with Hanky Panky collaborators, fans and personalities. 

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Times Square: Our Name in Lights

Aerial View of Times Square Lights

Aerial View of Times Square Lights

Of all the famous locations in New York City, Times Square is probably in everyone’s top 5. Known all over the world and visible from outer space, it is probably the brightest destination in New York. And now, yours truly is visible there! Yep, we are in Times Square!

Hanky Panky Handshake in Times Square

Hanky Panky Handshake® in Times Square

Starting July 1st through September 30th, you can find us on a Times Square jumbotron located on the northeast corner of 43rd Street and Broadway. Our 15-second version of our Hanky Panky Handshake® video will be playing on a 20-minute loop in celebration of our 40th anniversary. Below is an extended version of the video.

Fun fact about the video: it was filmed at Galatea, a boutique in Hoboken, NJ that has long carried Hanky Panky. Also, our Chairman of the Board, Henree, makes a guest appearance at the end!

Hanky Panky Handshake in Times Square

So if you are in NYC and before you get blinded by all of the lights, check us out on the big screen. Be a part of our iconic New York moment and maybe feel inspired to do your own Hanky Panky Handshake®!

Wondering what a Hanky Panky Handshake® is?

Wondering what a Hanky Panky Handshake® is? Here is a handy definition.

Carla

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Made Proudly in the USA

American Values at Work photos by Brian Goldman

Happy 4th of July weekend from Hanky Panky! Proudly made in the USA since 1977, Hanky Panky has made it to 40 years with the people, process and values we know and hold dearly. Today, we want to give you a “behind the seams” look at what that means for us. Fashion Revolution’s “Who Made My Clothes?” campaign struck a chord with us as we have always felt it was important to see the “people behind the panties“. We aim to be transparent with our loyal customers.

While apparel manufacturing overwhelmingly happens abroad, we work hard to keep our production local where we are able to easily monitor quality and standards and know the people we work with. Now, you get to know some of them too!

Ever heard the expression “it takes a village”? Well, it really does. Here are just some of the people who work together to bring Hanky Panky products to you, whether you are purchasing from a boutique, department store or our website. Meet some of our team  based in our Queens, New York warehouse and cutting room.

Angelique

This is Angelique, who is trained in all departments to fill in for team members—from receiving raw materials to shipping finished goods. Wherever help is needed, Angelique is there!

Manny

Meet Manny, who works in our inventory control department. Among his many duties, he keeps track of our product inventory numbers and reconciles over and under-shipments of merchandise.

Sandy

This is Sandy, who works in the shipping department and invoices every shipment that leaves our Queens warehouse daily, making sure that our wholesale customers are billed for the correct items they were shipped.

Andrew

Andrew works hard, shipping out orders from the pack station where all orders are packed up for shipping, and also picks merchandise from inventory to fulfill orders when needed.

This is Mona, who works in quality control and also rolls thongs.

Mona

This is Mona, who works in the quality control department, making sure that all finished items going into stock meet our high standards of quality and workmanship. Mona also hand-rolls finished thongs into our signature rolled packaging.

Sonya

Meet Sonya, who manages the trim department. Among her many duties, she picks thread colors and her department makes sure our contractors receive the correct types, colors and quantities of trims to complete the cut garments we send them to be sewn.

Pedro

Pedro works in the receiving department and is responsible for inspecting hundreds and hundreds of yards of fabrics and trims for issues like inconsistent color shading within a roll of fabric, damages like holes or snags, or printing errors. He catches potentially extremely expensive and wasteful quality issues at a point in the process when we’re still able to work with our suppliers to come up with a solution.

Thank you to them and so many more who make up the Hanky Panky Team!

Carla & Larissa

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Thong Diary: Hanky Panky in Academia

"A Tiny Scrap of Fabric Wins a Huge Following" WSJ, Page 1, June 18, 2004

“A Tiny Scrap of Fabric Wins a Huge Following” appeared on the front page of The Wall Street Journal on June 18, 2004. The article catapulted the Hanky Panky thong from a celebrity favorite to The Name on Everyone’s Hips®. The enduring popularity of the Hanky Panky thong lies in it being as comfortable as it is beautiful, and in the quality of its materials and construction.

This week marks the 13th Anniversary of the cover seen around the world: Hanky Panky on the front page of The Wall Street Journal in June, 2004! Since we have been big on celebrating anniversaries this year (see here and here and here), this thong diary entry commemorates that life-altering WSJ spotlight and all the people who have become fans since then.

Today’s post comes from Lacey, who is interning for the summer in the Hanky Panky office and gives us a glimpse of Hanky Panky in academia:

For as long as I can remember, Hanky Panky has been a part of my life. My mother bought her first pair of Hanky Panky underwear in Arizona after reading about the company on the front page of The Wall Street Journal in 2004—shortly after my youngest sister was born. After that first taste of lace butter, she was hooked. Without fail, for every holiday and birthday she asked for two things: candles and Hanky Panky underwear.

Fast-forward a decade to my first year of college: I was thrilled to be moving to New York City to attend my dream school—Barnard College. Late into my first year, I was shocked to discover that the CEO of Hanky Panky, Lida Orzeck, is a Barnard alumna and trustee. I called my mother the moment that I found out to tell her about this exciting coincidence. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet Lida herself in my Senior year, and after hearing her story and touring the company, I knew that I needed to be a part of her lingerie legacy. A few emails and a whirlwind interview later, I called my mom on the verge of tears to tell her that I had my dream internship at my dream company.

On the day of my graduation, my mom and I made a special stop to commemorate my internship that was 13 years in the making: we picked up matching Barnard Hanky Panky panties in the college’s trademark blue. That night, as I strutted across the stage of Radio City Music Hall in my graduation robe and my signature lace, I blew a kiss to my mom, shook hands with Barnard’s president, and waved to Lida—who I might add was sitting on stage as I graduated. Though I am now surrounded by Hanky Panky underwear daily, no thong will ever be as special to me as my sapphire blue 4811s.

Hanky Panky Barnard Crystallized Signature Lace Thong in Sapphire

Barnard Crystallized Signature Lace Thong in Sapphire

Congrats, Lacey, on your graduation and your very signature Signature Lace! And thank you to you and all the #SigLaceFans for riding the wave to #HankyPanky40 with us!

Hanky Panky in the Barnard Store

Hanky Panky in the Barnard Store

Do you have story about your Hanky Panky panties that you’d like to share? Submit it to thongdiary@hankypanky.com. If it is featured in the diary, we will send you a complimentary gift!

Carla

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Ziegfeld Follies x Hanky Panky: Past, Present & Forever

Purdie Bauman struts down the runway at Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic celebration.

Always a lady about town, our CEO and co-founder, Lida Orzeck, recently had the honor of attending A Celebration of Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolic. The event was to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the legendary Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic (you may know that we are fans of things Ziegfeld as we launched a collection inspired by them in 2016).

Showgirl in original costume (left) and model in Hanky Panky Ziegfeld Follies 2016 collection (right).

Showgirl in costume (left) and model in Hanky Panky After Midnight® Ziegfeld Follies 2016 collection (right).

This year, The Ziegfeld Club, Inc. and Disney Theatrical partnered for an exhibition of unique Ziegfeld memorabilia, which was on display at the New Amsterdam Theatre. The displayed items ranged from Midnight Frolic posters, promotional fans (given to ushers at the start of each frolic) to Frolic table knockers. Laurie Sanderson, the Executive Director of the The Ziegfeld Follies, explained during her introduction the origin of the term knockers (now, a slang term for breasts). They were used at tables for the audience to bang as a sign of approval. Learn something new every day!

Program from the Ziegfeld event

Program from the Ziegfeld event

Purdie Bauman & Lida Orzeck

Purdie Bauman & Lida Orzeck

My personal favorite from the program: a gold purse and pendant from one the of the Ziegfeld Follies’ major stars, Lillian Lorraine, who was a bit of a cause célèbre back in the day and a mistress of Ziegfeld himself. The highlight of the event was a runway show of four exquisite original Ziegfeld Follies costumes!

Runway featuring four original Ziegfeld costumes.

Runway featuring four original Ziegfeld costumes

Lida strikes a pose with Ziegfeld Showgirls: Purdie Bauman, Ashley Klinger, Brooke Lacy, Courtney Bradley (from left to right).

Lida strikes a pose with Ziegfeld Showgirls: Purdie Bauman, Ashley Klinger, Brooke Lacy, & Courtney Bradley (from left to right).

Speaking of the Ziegfeld Follies and midnight frolicking, we have a show-stopping new Ziegfeld-inspired line launching for Fall 2017 in our Hanky Panky After Midnight® collection.

Our collaboration with the Ziegfeld Follies began as a way to support The Ziegfeld Club, a charity committed to honoring the memory of Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. and the women of the Ziegfeld Follies, while helping women to pursue and sustain careers in the performing arts. Laurie Sanderson noted the importance of the partnership as it not only shows the greatness and glory of the 20th century Ziegfeld Follies, but also reinvents and contemporizes what Ziegfeld is in the 21st century. If you are interested in supporting, please visit here.

And without further ado, here is a preview of what is to come next season:

Coming Fall 2017: Hanky Panky Ziegfeld Follies Starlet Bralette & Bikini

Coming Fall 2017: Starlet Bralette & Bikini

Inspired by the shimmering sequined costumes of Ziegfeld’s legendary showgirls, the Starlet bralette and bikini are made from ultra-sheer tulle, embellished with iridescent rainbow foiled floral embroidery and black accents.

Hanky Panky Showgirl Choker, Bralette & G-string

For the true showgirl, meet our Showgirl Choker, Bralette & G-string!

The Showgirl collection features soft stretch tulle trimmed with sexy and playful venise lace fringe—perfect for a shake and shimmy around your boudoir. Collection includes a choker, bralette, and g-string in your choice of rouge or mocha/black.

Hanky Panky Queenie Bodysuit

Queenie Bodysuit

Inspired by the many feathered Ziegfeld costumes, the Queenie collection features a (bird-friendly) feathered pattern in bold purple and black cross-dyed lace. Collection includes a bodysuit, bralette, thong, and bikini.

Hanky Panky Josephine Bodysuit

Josephine Bodysuit, an updated take to last year’s favorite!

The new Josephine bodysuit is a sequined revamp of last year’s best-selling (reversible!) style. Wait ’til you peep the other side when the collection fully launches this Fall!

Carla

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We’re Celebrating a Milestone!

And no, it’s not 40! Well, we are still celebrating 40 years of Hanky Panky, but another member of the Hanky Panky team is celebrating a big milestone: Henree is turning 15!! That is 105 years old in dog years!

Henree of Hanky Panky

A Year of Milestones: Henree turns 15

And to celebrate this 15th birthday, we are sharing 15 fun facts that you probably didn’t know about Henree:

1. Henree is a girl!

SURPRISE! If you thought she was a boy, guess again.

2. How she got her name…

Henree’s name was chosen in part to play with gender expectation and as an homage to her predecessor, Lida’s black female standard poodle, Pepsee.

Henree defying gender norms in her tie!

3. She is a full-bred standard poodle.

Here is her official pedigree:

Henree’s Pedigree back when she was a pup named Sheba

4. She was adopted by Lida at 2.5 years old.

The family that gave her up bought her from a breeder in Rochester, NY and then gave her up to the Watchung Mountain Poodle Club Rescue in New Jersey after she had a litter. From there, she found a permanent home with Lida in the Big Apple.

5. Henree’s quick ascension in the corporate world

She became Chairman of the board at the tender age of 5 human years and joined Lida and Gale as a top-ranking executive. A title, her good looks earned her.

Lida, Gale, and Henree of Hanky Panky

Lida, Henree and Gale in a very important board meeting

6. She is a fixture at the Hanky Panky office.

Though her work ethic is questionable at times…

7. Henree knows her way home…

“She found her way home to 92nd Street, which involved crossing Central Park West, from the Great Lawn, when yours truly (Lida) became distracted and lost her in the crowd” as Lida recalls.

8. While she knows her way through the streets of NYC like a true New Yorker, the farthest she’s been is North Carolina.

Henree at the beach in NC

Henree at the beach in North Carolina

9. Her BFF is Trixie, an apricot standard poodle.

Henree has been showing her the ropes since Trixie was 6 months old and they share all the gossip. BFFs are the best.

Henree and Trixie

Henree and Trixie

Henree-Trixie-talking

Besties sharing the doggy down-low on their walk

Henree & Trixie in the puppy years

Henree & Trixie in the puppy years. Oh yeah, and, Lida

10. She and her pack are pure #squadgoals.

They meet up for happy hour twice a week. And, of course, she’s at the center!

Henree on a walk with the pack

How dogs do happy hour

11. A true social butterfly, she can also hang with cats.

Here she is at a sleepover getting toasty with the crew:

Henree with cats at sleepover

Proof that dogs and cats can peacefully co-exist

12. And what are her fav foods?

Her sensitive stomach requires a limited diet of sweet potato, pumpkin and venison, but if she had her druthers, it’d be peanut butter and pizza all day, everyday (my kind of girl!)

Henree, a dignified poodle, is not above hoping (dare I say "begging") for a treat now and again.

Henree, when she makes her “I want pizza” face.

Henree's affinity for pumpkin was an inspiration for one of Patrick McDonnell's of Mutts comic strip

Henree’s affinity for pumpkin was an inspiration for one of Patrick McDonnell’s of Mutts Comic Strips in 2013. © 2013 Patrick McDonnell King Features Syndicate Inc.

13. Her favorite toys include:

Pink Poodle, Empire State Building, Dudley, Hanukkah bone, Carrot, Rocky

According to Henree, “Rocky was a gift when I arrived at my new home 12 ½ years ago. Rocky, a raccoon, has squeakers in each paw and is in perfect condition, squeaks and all, because I have what is called a “soft mouth”—a poodle trait.”

But Henree is not all toys and games, she is an avid and informed reader, who always finds time in her busy day to catch up on news.

Henree reading the Times, while she is chaufeurred to work.

Henree reading the Times, while she is chauffeured to work

14. Henree has been the muse and inspiration behind many great works of art (I told you those looks got her far).

In 2011, Gale Epstein and Lida Orzeck, Hanky Panky’s co-founders, bid on and won “Your Pet Featured in Patrick McDonnell’s Renowned Mutts Comic Strip” at a fundraiser for the Humane Society of the United States. Henree starred in McDonnell’s cartoon that year (shown above) and again two years later. © 2011 Patrick McDonnell King Features Syndicate Inc.

Henree painting by Carl Stewart

Henree as captured by Carl Stewart

15. Her highlights are natural and really just complete the flawless look.

Henree-portrait-shot

What many can only try to achieve just comes naturally for Henree

Bonus Trivia: Henree likes to fish, but not swim. Watch the hair!

Carla, wishing Henree a happy 15!

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