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Let’s talk about the facts first: one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her life time. While a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer nearly doubles should she have a first-degree relative  (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with cancer, about 85% of breast cancers occur in women with who have no family history. Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. It is alarming how common this cancer is and, overall, the risk woman have of developing it. In fact, back in November 2015 my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer - but happy to say she kicked it’s ass!!! 

Over the years, awareness has increased. Attention is being paid and there are so many opportunities for people to contribute to various funds, charities and research. This is fantastic. But, let’s talk about something else: mastectomy. Did you know there are five different types of mastectomy? This leads me into our next topic: what brands are out there for the fierce survivors who have to undergo a surgery of either full or partial breast removal? I introduce you to Red Fern Lingerie created and designed by #sexysurvivor: Tina Doueihi. 

Survivors can reconnect with their femininity

Red Fern Lingerie is an Australian Mastectomy Lingerie Brand launched in 2012 created by a survivor for survivors. Designer of Red Fern, Tina, was inspired to create the line because of her own experience. Tina was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. She is one strong, amazing, badass woman who after undergoing treatment and a mastectomy, beat cancer! Tina was able to have immediate reconstructive surgery, however, when she needed to go bra shopping she discovered her options were extremely limited. With breast cancer being so common and many women experiencing the same necessity, why so few options? In that moment, she decided to launch Red Fern Lingerie which would help other survivors to not only have options but to have the opportunity to "reconnect with their femininity". The line is stylish, delicate and comfortable. This luxury line offers a wide range of styles and sizes for all the heroic survivors to feel sexy, confident and beautiful - even, and especially, in their most difficult moments. 

Red Fern Lingerie can be purchased on directly on their website (shop here) and other retail shops (find a store near you!). Tina plans to expand the line to swimwear, gym wear, body suits, maternity bras and sports bras. Watch out US boutiques as Red Fern grows. 

It goes without saying how special this brand is and how important it is to continue to call awareness to breast cancer; to support women, directly and indirectly, affected; and spread the word that survivors have options and can all be #sexysurvivors. Last but not least, Red Fern Lingerie does not only give you this incredible line but works with multiple charities across the world in Australia, USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand.

Meet GIAPENTA | Strength. Inner Beauty. Confidence

For my first ever post, I couldn't think of a better brand to highlight than: GIAPENTA.


This beautiful line brings fabric sourced from  around the world so deliver gorgeous pieces that not only look and feel fabulous but also, offer solutions. Ever feel like you cannot adjust your bra straps because you can’t reach adjusters? GIAPENTA has you covered! What about feeling too warm in your bra? GIAPENTA offers exclusive TempPro™ fabric to help regulate temperature. With GIAPENTA your bra straps won’t fall off your shoulders, the shaping is perfection, each piece is super comfortable, strapless bras do not fall down and breathable panels & patent pending designs make this brand one of a kind.

Personally, I have had the pleasure of experiencing the products first hand and let me tell you: game changer. Must own.

Launched in 2015 GIAPENTA is quickly taking the industry by storm! I love the message that designer Kris brings into each product: Strength. Inner Beauty. Confidence. Kris has brought innovation and luxury to a new level. She took her background, business savvy mind and talent for beautiful designs to create this line. I am lucky to know and work with Kris but also, call her a friend.

Designed in Miami, inspired by Greece (check out the blues!) you must check out GIAPENTA sooner than later.

Shop GIAPENTA bras, camis, panties, and insane bodysuits: