Stories for You
It is hard for me to believe it has been 15 years since I first launched SensualElegance.com, but it is!! In 2000, I had split from my fiancee and was living alone for the first time in my life trying to figure out what I was going to do. I had worked for an ad agency and taught video production, but at that time, I was working for a small web hosting company creating websites and not making a lot of money - in fact, the company folded a few years later. In 2001, I invited a friend who was graduating college in Illinois to move in with me so we could split expenses and figure out our liv..
I am so happy to say filters are now working on the stores! Filters let you more easily find exactly the style, size and color you are looking for among our hundreds of styles. For example, see the screenshot at right from our women's shoe store, Shoe Ooodles. Now instead of just browsing page after page of women's pumps (which you can still do of course!), you can select your size by clicking on it in the window at the left of the page (the example shows size 8) which would display all shoe styles that are made in that size. If you also select a color like the Red / Burgundy shown in the e..
Pleaser Brand Shoes
Pleaser was the first shoe company I found when looking for products to sell and they still are one of my favorites and one of our best selling brands. They have a great range of styles, great prices, and offer fast shipping directly from their warehouse located in sunny California. Pleaser USA, Inc., launched in 1993, started out as an importer and distributor of urban fashion footwear. Over the years, it has evolved into a specialty footwear powerhouse serving exclusively the needs of various alternative lifestyles. With seven distinctive footwear brands which encompasses a vast col..
Coquette International offers an amazing selection of lingerie, costumes, and clothing including plus sizes that are sure to please the most discriminating lingerie customer. Originating in a small one bedroom apartment in 1979, with a single sewing machine, Catherine and Peter Horea created their first garment that they marketed and sold to neighbouring stores in the Kitchener/Waterloo area in Ontario, Canada. From that day, the strong collaborative partnership, Catherine's inspirational eye for design and Peter's entrepreneurial spirit, have been the driving force behind the now internati..
Do you want to know more about a product I sell? Just scroll down! I am in the process of refining the product pages to give you all the vital information right up top - name of the item, brief description, price, key elements of it, options it might come in, photos of it, etc. But then there is yet more to discover about the item just by scrolling down further! As you scroll, you will reveal details including a more detailed description, size chart, properties of the materials used in the item, delivery options for it, warranty and care information, where it is made, fitting guides and ..
US Flag Swimsuits
Actress Jamie Chung, best known for her role as The Hangover II and III, recently shot a photoshoot in this patriotic stars and stripes bikini. The Korean-American actress looked super-slim and toned in a photoshoot on a Beverly Hills rooftop sporting a barely-there red, white and blue two-set. Chung, who plays Stu's Thai wife Lauren in The Hangover sequels, laughed and joked while soaking up some rays for the glamorous shoot. Of course patriotic bikini's are perfect for beach or poolside 4th of July or Memorial Day celebrations, but are just as great all summer long to show your Amer..
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is always fashionable and she was right on trend at when she arrived at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party in London's Kensington Gardens on June 26th wearing this season's hot Gatsby-inspired flapper look...and with husband Matthew Broderick. The sparkling fringe dress by designer Naeem Khan was accented with gold with long layers of silver fringe. Parker teamed it with classic Manolo Blahnik pumps and long, draped necklaces to really embrace the 20s style without being too Halloween. While Khan's dress is in the thousands, designer Johnathan Kayne was actu..
On of our favorite manufacturers, Ancient Treasures, is in the process of changing their US distributor and all inventory is currently in transit to their new warehouse while other pieces are in the process of being restocked - including items that have been out of stock for a long time! This came unexpectedly as of June 21 and affects their museum quality Egyptian replicas as well as some of the Celtic and other lines we feature at MysticConvergence.com. Unfortunately, this means there are shipment delays as they get everything transferred and re-inventoried. At this moment, I don't kn..
American Idol Win
We are so thrilled Candice Glover won American Idol Season 12! All top 3 women were fantastic - Angie Miller, Candice Glover, and Kree Harrison, but when it came down to Candice and Kree, we knew it was going to be Candice. All 3 of them are super talented and probably will all have great careers, but Candice just out sang Kree every time. Congratulations Candice! ..
Been making some minor enhancements and tweaks throughout the stores and adding a LOT more products. You may have noticed the image size on the search pages have been fixed so now if you search for something on one of the stores, you will see the images at their proper size and not way larger and overlapping. I've also been fixing some colors, alignment and other things here and there - I truly believe a website is never finished. I've also been adding a lot more lingerie and clubwear - Elegant Moments brand is nearly complete and Coquette will be worked on next. Only a few thou..
3D Printed Dress
I have been fascinated by the awesomeness of 3D printers and their printing of toys, guns, even human ears, but never thought I'd see them used in fashion. But designer Michael Schmidt has proved me wrong. Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese showed off the first-ever 3D printed dress in March. Michael Schmidt designed the amazing gown and has created looks for Cher and Lady Gaga. The dress is a combination of Teese’s old school glamour and Schmidt’s idea of futurism, and while it may not be entirely wearable, it’s certainly cool looking. With the help of architect Francis..
American Idol Boots
American Idol contestant Kree Harrison has been rocking the stage - twice in these spectacular Fascinate leather boots by Pleaser USA. On April 17, Kree wore them while performing "She Talks to Angels" by The Black Crowes and again on April 24, performing Susan Tedeschi's "It Hurt So Bad." The gorgeous Fascinate 2018 black genuine leather boots have a split 1 1/2 inch high platform with a 6 inch heel with a hand-applied rhinestone pattern up the back on a suede inset. The split dual platform is encrusted in more rhinestones which also cover the heel - boots truly made for a star! ..
American Idol Boots
Once again, a contestant on American Idol rocked boots from Gothicplus.com! Pleaser USA's Fascinate 1011 ankle boots were worn by Kree Harrison as she nailed her performance of "What the World Needs Now is Love" being named in the top 2 of the night (along with Candice Glover). The Fascinate boots were one of several styles women's stylist Nra ordered from us, so keep your eyes pealed - you just may see more of our awesome styles on the show! Pleaser USA produces several lines of amazing footwear. The Fascinate style is part of their Pleaser Day & Night brand that combines bea..
"Scammers target promgoers with fake designer dresses" - That was a top story reported on The Today Show this morning, April 11, 2013. It's a growing problem for many designers and fortunately, the government is cracking down on sites selling counterfeit dresses as quickly as they can - though with today's technology, a new site can pop up nearly faster than they can shut them down. Counterfeit wedding gowns is also an issue and many of these scammer sites will offer them as well as prom dresses. LAB Enterprises and all our online stores are fully authorized dealers for all brands we ..
Get the awesome Hades Raven Boots American Idol purchased from GothicPlus.com for Angie Miller to wear in Season 12 of the hit show!
Leg Avenue knows sexy! And their 2013 Lingerie catalog has one sexy style after another! The very first clothing manufacturer I discovered and set up an account with way back in 2001, you could say Leg Avenue launched Sensual Elegance. Their amazing collection of very feminine lingerie and stockings caught my attention as soon as I found them and I always look forward to getting their new catalogs every year. We have sort of grown together too - their first catalog I got has since grown into multiple HUGE catalogs - with costumes, hosiery, and other collections each getting their own. ..
I finished updating all the Demonia and Pleaser shoes and boots currently on the store with their new pricing. Most prices have actually dropped - some by as much as 10-20%! Of course a few items did go up - mostly the genuine leather boots, but the vast majority of items are now lower priced! I was a bit too ambitious to think I could get the prices updated and add the other information, stock update and additional photos at the same time. I will finish doing this probably over the next few weeks, but the prices are at least current. I will also be adding many more Please..
I have discovered a company in China is illegally producing pot metal versions of at least two of Alchemy 1977 Gothic's trademarked designs! These counterfeit pieces are being sold in bulk to unsuspecting merchants worldwide. Both the Temptation Snake Ear Wrap and Dragons Lure Ear Wrap are appearing for insanely cheap prices on sites like Ebay and Amazon - in many cases using Alchemy's copyrighted images and trademarked names! The knock-offs are being produced in low quality metal which is often called pot metal (any metal that melts thrown into the pot) and are not the high quality..
Shoes have come a long way from a unitarian piece of foot protection to high fashion and even works of art - or torture depending on the shoe and heel height! What is it about something so simple that has us paying big bucks for designers like Manolo Blahnick and Christian Louboutin? I have to admit, I never felt I was obsessed with shoes - when I was a teen, I tended to have one pair of flats, one heels, one light or white, one black and that was about it. Since I'm 5 feet 11 without shoes, I never went for the super high heels - 2 to 3 inches were my normal selection. When I was eng..
I am so excited to offer a great line of new jewelry in Sterling Silver, Bronze, Gemstones and more by Silver Stars Jewelry! Silver Stars have an extensive line of hand made jewelry in today's hottest trends that are not only beautiful, but affordable! I'll be adding their full line in the coming weeks to Jewelry Gem Shop with select styles featured on my other stores as well. Most items ship direct from the factory within 2 business days! They also produce a totally cool line of story beads - you know those bracelets that you can buy individual beads to create your own, unique piec..
When I decided to add Mystery boxes to the store, I did it mainly to help get some stuff out of the warehouse - some stockings, gloves, panties and so on that have been hanging around. What I did not realize was how much fun it would be to put together for the customers that order them! Which store you order the Mystery Box from will help determine the mix of items I put in it. Fetish Fashions boxes will have more crotchless items, vinyl, fishnets, etc than our more vanilla lingerie store, Sensual Elegance. CrossDress Fashions will have less panties since most of the g-strings and crotc..
Earlier I finished updating BeWicked costume inventory, and I've just finished rechecking Elegant Moments and Coquette costumes as well! As of right now, everything that is out of stock with them is marked "Out of Stock" on the size line and/or the "Ships Within" availabilty line on the product page. These 3 manufacturers are your best choice for getting a last minute costume - after checking our costume clearance section for what we have in stock here in our Florida warehouse, of course. BeWicked and Coquette ship from their warehouse in California, Elegant Mo..
I have finally finished the complete 2012 Alchemy Gothic catalog! Nearly 500 unique and beautiful items are in the store ready to buy! If you are not familiar with this awesome Gothic brand, you need to check them out! Alchemy has been creating awesome Gothic jewelry, home decor and other cool items since 1977 and we've been a fully authorized dealer for them since 2001. Their pieces have been snapped up by celebrities, rock stars, and seen in TV and movies for years - they are always unique, edgy, and cool with themes of Gothic, Steampunk, and Rock n Roll. Made in the UK of the fi..
Corset vs Bustier
We feature a lot of lovely corsets and bustiers both lingerie and clothing styles. I know they can be confusing though so thought I would explain a bit here. Select corsets are shown on several of our stores, but for our full line of busiers and corsets, please browse Corsets Plus. What is a Bustier? Dictionary.com defines bustier as “a close-fitting and strapless top without sleeves that is worn by women either as lingerie or for evening dress,” though strapless isn’t always true. Close-fitting is definitely true – bustiers are generally very form fitting tops generally with a bit of st..
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