CHOCOLATE FANTASIE

by The Chocolate Dictionary

Chocolate lingerie. (image from: http://www.fhm.com)

Lingerie that is either gorgeous, chocolate-coloured, or both. Although not even the most eminent scientific brains have come close to understanding the relationship between a woman’s braline and her pralines, clues can be found in:

  • The work of sculptors like Prudence Emma Staite who, in 2006, won a grant of £5,000 from the Prince’s Trust to make chocolate casts of her breasts and bottom.
  • The fact that the decorative features found on chocolates – the scallops, swirls, little squiggles and motifs etc. – are the same as those found on the edging of bras, panties and camisoles.
  • The way the connection between chocolates and lingerie is endorsed by Victoria’s Secret, who on more than one occasion have offered a free box of Godiva chocolates with every $60 purchase of underwear.
  • The way this connection is also endorsed by companies like Myla, who for Valentine’s Day in 2011 offered a box of Charbonnel et Walker’s Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles with every purchase over £150.
  • The similarities between the design of chocolate boxes and the colour schemes of lingerie – red or pink with black detailing, red on its own, turquoise and blue, etc.
  • How, in the early 1990’s, when elegant chocolate boutiques started to appear in the chic shopping streets of Beverly Hills and New York, stores such as Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales made sure their chocolate departments were located right next to the lingerie and nightwear.

Which came first: the decorative features on chocolates or the decorative edging on lingerie? (Image from: Pinterest)

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