Zero’s The Hero
You can argue all you want, and you will lose every time, but New York City is the birthplace of every fashion, cultural, and pop revolution the world has adopted, one key takeaway we’ve been blessed with here in Manhattan are “Only Hearts”, a lingerie and outerwear brand born in 1978, where “Only Hearts”, and only “Only Hearts” can make the claim that they were the first brand to create lingerie as outerwear, others fought, and lost, and Daniel Plus Lauren was very lucky to sit down with “Only Hearts” during the CURVE New York trade show at the Javits Center right before New York Fashion Week, taking in how fun, and inspiring intimate apparel is when worn as outerwear, and from those who first created it.
Her name is Helena Stuart, she’s by far a pioneer in the world of lingerie, and right out of her living room here in NYC, Helena took fabrics used to make bras and panties, and made what turned out to be sheer tops, skirts, and dresses designed with built-in lace that look like flower patterns while mixing colors with intimate fabrics that make pieces like “Go Alice” where you see the black bottom up shirt and orange baby tank shirt consisting of mushroom designs, originating from the orange vintage thong and French bikini, where Helena was the first to make underwear as outerwear.
“Only Hearts” goes beyond lace and sheer with light fabrics that make up patterned designs like the ever-classic and fun-loving plaid, that’s what you see here with shades of red and blue called the “Lake District”, it’s originations are the underwire bra, pearl thong, and the high cut brief, depth is added to create outerwear to this plaid set with the Jillian Wrap where short sleeves are designed for the ideal crop top, and v-neck to give each breast its own identity, and ability to show off, one with a keen eye for fabric details will be delighted how this delicate fabric gives your important assets the sex appeal it’s worked hard to build and sculp.
The “Only Hearts” “Lake District” line of pieces are not just a facilitator of Jillian Wraps, it also praises the intimates as outerwear idea Helena is the mother of with spaghetti strap body-con dresses, plus a long sleeve shoulder wrap on many of the cold nights and cold rooms that still exist in these last days of Winter, and into the first days of Spring.
Remember “Go Ask Alice” earlier with sheer lingerie that inspired button-down and tanks? Well, “Go Ask Alice” goes the distance with all her precious mushrooms in this transformation of the “Little Black Dress”, turning their intimate origins into its very own LBD in orange, wonderful v-neck design for each breast to shine, tank dress at its core, and a perfect opportunity to wear a minimal bra and panties seen over the last 2 years at The Met Gala, and on celebrities such as Kendall Jenner, and white-hot music sensation, Olivia Rodrigo.
If you can’t buy yourself “Flowers” like Miley Cyrus has, don’t cry, because flowers in black are your next go-to style this Spring, Summer, and Fall 2023 as “Only Hearts” works up the flowers with sheer on their v-neck crop top also paired with long wrap skirt as it’s twin, giving off again those Kendall Jenner and Olivia Rodrigo vibes for an opportunity to partner with minimal bra and panty, black or like colored dress preferably.
What do flowers and señorita have in common? They give off Spanish vibes lined with roses with “Only Hearts” “Ines” for every step up from intimates as outerwear possible, rose petals on true black canvas consisting of Eva Top, Wing Shorts, Halter Sun Dress, and Bucket Hat because rooftop parties in New York City no matter the destination are always a cool place to hang throughout Spring and Summer, plus a few moments this Fall when it starts to get cool again, and the thicker fabrics of “Ines” require unforgettable cool moments.
Second Skin; there’s only one place where it began, and that’s “Only Hearts”, current makers of it who proudly stand by it have been taken to court by Helena Stuart, where Helena won her case about she being the first to create it, and coin it, second skin that “Only Hearts” can do are found in bra tops, biker shorts with lace patterns at the thigh, plus second skin chemise that do more than flatter your wonderful figure, they are a base to your other clothing, and are a stand alone option not just for exercise, but the only thing you’ll need for outerwear this season, and a hot night out.
Even by themselves as intimates, and at their origins of bra, panties, teddies, singlets, and such, “Only Hearts”, who created “intimates as outerwear”, and also “second skin” when it all began in 1978 here in New York City, continues to move forward with delightful designs that not only answer the call of today’s intimate trends, but standout to become trendsetters not only on the red carpet, but with Hollywood elites who’ve gone to “Only Hearts” to cultivate their looks that set social media and the Hollywood scene on fire, “Only Hearts” is the only place you must stop for all your Spring, Summer, and Fall looks of 2023.