Tuesday, August 31, 2004

RNC Protest Edition: Day 2

Hottpants is still recovering from a long day protesting Sunday, but we're still full of that protest spirit. So much that we want to make like Homer Simpson and rant while only wearing our skivvies. Thanks to Nerve, we can do that, and get paid for it!

Rant in Your Underwear and Win $1200!
CONTEST THEME: Film a one-minute-or-shorter video that includes someone ranting in his or her underwear.

Have something to say to George Bush? Want Kerry to talk more about
healthcare? Think there should be better toys inside boxes of Frosted
Flakes? Whatever you're angry about, the best way to get attention is
to scream like hell in your undies.


Win $500 First Place!
Win $100 Second Place
Win $100 Third Place
Win $500 Audience Award

(NOTE:this adds up to $1200 but I don't see how you can win all four)

Click Here to watch the winners of our last contest!

Don't have a video camera? Use the video feature on your digital camera or on your cell phone and email your video to us!

1. Film a one-minute-or-shorter video that includes someone ranting in his or her underwear.
2. Submit your video in any of the following formats: MPEG-1, MPEG-2,Quicktime, Windows Media, AVI, or MiniDV.
3. Label your disk, include a printed signed version of this release form and mail to:

520 Broadway, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10012

(Please note that you must label your submission disc or videotape with name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail. Also, your video will not be returned, so please keep a copy of the original.)


1. Submissions that do not come with this release form printed-out and signed will not be considered. Among other things, this release form states that all actors in your video are 18 years old or over and have consented to appear in your video.

2. Your submission must include your name, address, email, and phone number on the disc or videotape.

3. All entries are subject to the laws of the State of New York solely, regardless of the residence of the photographer or the subject of the video.

4. All videos must be one minute or shorter in length and include someone ranting in his or her underwear.

5. The videos must be postmarked no later than September 8th, 2004.

Questions can be sent to: videocontest@nerve.com

(thanks Nichelle!)

Note: the photo above is by Dave Naz (NSFW), friend of Hottpants and the photographer behind the NSFW book Panties which is not really about panties at all, if you get our drift.

Monday, August 30, 2004

Saving the World Through Panties

That's what we do here at hottpants and that's what they do at Pantyline Productions. You can get the famous "the only bush I trust is my own" panties, or, if you wax, or are not a girl, you can get the "the only bush i trust is my girlfriend's". tshirt.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

BluPrint Clothing

Hottpants likes to support local designers, so we were happy to meet Julie Machado at a recent street fair. Under the BluPrint Clothing label, she designs one-of-a-kind panties (and other clothes) which are printed with graffiti imagery. (Is Jake registered?) She's having a fashion show on September 17th at M1-5 (52 Walker street) -- that is, a combination fashion show/art show/hip-hop performance
that will start around 9pm and go till realll late. The fashion show
will probably start around 11:30 or 12am. If I get more details closer to the time and post them.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Panties: A Brief History

Rachel Lusty Lady tipped us off to a new book, Panties: A Brief History, which is coming out this fall. Maybe Hottpants can get a review copy.... the book is described as a " revealing and entertaining journey into the undiscovered world of underwear", which is good, 'cause that's just how we like our panties. Revealing and entertaining.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Party in My Panties Roundup

The Party in my Panties was a HUGE success, thanks to Nichelle, Laura, and the Tainted Lady! Pictures are here and here and here! I also met Jose, who has comments here. (If I was drunk and forgot you please don't be offended...) It was also great to see Liza, who bought lingerie and modeled it for us at the party...
Thanks to Tien for the pic, I like all the enthusiastic photobloggers in the background.

Axis of Events

The Axis of Eve, which you may remember from a prior post, is now in NYC for the RNC protest season. Upcoming Eve-nts include:

Van Brunt Gallery presents an exhibition of anti-George W. Bush works by prominent and emerging artists. Axis of Eve will feature video footage of our flashing protests, panty creations by creative fashionistas, and performance pieces. Reception from 6-8pm (exhibit up through SEPTEMBER 18), van brunt gallery, 819 washington street, www.vanbruntgallery.com/nyc

08.24............East Village Welcomes the RNC: Howl Festival
A night of political cabaret, activist tabling and all-out rave is how the East Village and Lower East Side will welcome the Republican National Convention to New York. For more info and advance tix visit www.howlfestival.com! Closing Night Festivities, 8pm (Doors at 7pm); $10, Webster Hall, 125 E 11th St (between 3rd and 4th Aves).

08.28............CODEPINK Women Against War Event
CODEPINK, Women for Peace, Global Fund for Women, and the Global Justice and Peace Ministry of The Riverside Church have invited Axis of Eve to an evening of music and spoken word to celebrate women's passion, creativity and strength in saying no to war and yes to peace and justice. Featuring Playwright/Performer Eve Ensler; Democracy Now! Host Amy Goodman, Hip-Hop Performance Poet Aya De Leon; Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney; Singer-Songwriter Noe Venable; and the young women of We Got Issues! As thousands of Republican National Convention delegates begin to arrive in New York City, let's send a message to the RNC - and to the world - that the women of the United States are determined to work for a world based on non-violence and respect for all human life - not the war, militarism and aggression that have underpinned U.S. foreign policy since Sept. 11, 2001! Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, 7-10 PM, http://www.codepinkalert.org

08.29............United for Peace and Justice March
Walk with the Axis of Eve at the historical United for Peace and Justice March! We'll be wearing our tank tops and protest panties (some over bare legs, some over tights, some pinned over clothing), and carrying giant panty signs made of colorful cardboard and our infamous "dirty laundary line" banners. We are sure to make a pantastic spectacle! DETAILS: The march starts at 10 AM at 14th street and 7th Avenue; Eves will convene between 9:30 AM and 9:55 AM at the corner of 15th street and 7th Avenue.

09.01............Panty Performance Protest at the RNC
Axis of Eve is calling upon women (and men!) from all over to join us for a flashing event at the Republican National Convention in NYC.

Go to their site for more details.

Monday, August 23, 2004

Geek Panties

Kiri tipped me off to these cute (but currently sold-out!) panties from Hot Topic. I would love any hot tips from readers re Ms. Pac-Man panties or Atari panties. You know you want them. Also in the nerdy-panties vein are the HTTPanties on the blogroll, which were also recommended by a reader, and which are available in your choice of "403 Forbidden" or "200 OK"!

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

There's a Party in my Panties! Tomorrow!

Party in my Panties
at Tainted Lady Lounge
Thursday, August 19, 2004
8:00 PM

An evening of drinking and panties, my two favorite things, with pictures of naked girls all over the place and the best. dj. ever.

Sponsored by Hottpants, Nichelle Newsletter, and the Vicar's Vice. RSVP HERE.

SheFinds Shopping Blog

Like deals? So does Hottpants.
So, Hottpants likes SheFinds, a great shopping site with lots of deals. And it has a blog! Note the recent article on the best bras, which notes a lot of more reasonably-priced choices.

If you know of any other shoppping blogs please let me know!

Monday, August 16, 2004


Hottpants loves Azaleas, a lingerie store in the east village with a great selection, and, from the looks of their monthly newsletter, a great sense of humor. An excerpt re a dress (they also sell clothes!):
'I wore this out on a date and my boyfriend says he saw some "chick" wearing a sexy dress and he was like 'NICE!' He flipped out when he saw that it was me underneath the umbrella. I don't know how much is true but the real question is: what was he doing checking out this "chick?'"

Friday, August 13, 2004

There's a Party in my Panties! Next Thursday!

Party in my Panties
at Tainted Lady Lounge
Thursday, August 19, 2004
8:00 PM

An evening of drinking and panties, my two favorite things, with pictures of naked girls all over the place and the best. dj. ever.

Sponsored by Hottpants, Nichelle Newsletter, and the Vicar's Vice. RSVP HERE.

Thursday, August 12, 2004


I got tipped off to the goodness that is Charnos because one of my friends got the black panties above for her birthday. Sexy!!! I like the set on the top but the bra alone is $41....

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Neighborhoodies Hottpants

Hottpants thanks its dedicated fans for all the hot(pants) tips. Today, we discovered from one of our best fans that Neighborhoodies makes hotpants with whatever you want (including stars, hearts, and other symbols) on them. You can also get boy-briefs or a thong if you insist. Gothamist has blogged about it, over a year ago. What can we say, here at Hottpants HQ we are a little distracted (by, um, looking at girls in panties) and sometimes important facts like this fall through the cracks. Above: one of our favorite bloggers, rachelleb, with eponymous hotpants earlier this year (photo by tien).

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

TONIGHT! Cupcakes, 2-for 1 Cocktails, Sexy Stories

Sorry for the last minute notice!

I hope you can come see the hot & sexy Miss Rachel Kramer Bussel and I read some very naughty stories at the CineKink Anniversary Party at Remote tomorrow night. All the details are below. Please RSVP at rsvp@cinekink.com.
Please join us as we launch the second season of CineKink NYC with performances, videos, birthday cupcakes, 2-for-1 cocktails, giveaways from our friends at Mercy magazine and a special raffle to benefit the new documentary, "A Public Voyeur: Barbara v. Ashcroft."
Tuesday, August 10th - 8-11 pm
Remote Lounge,
327 Bowery (bet. 2nd & 3rd Streets); NYC
*** Suggested door donation - $5

Among the highlights:
* Rachel Kramer Bussel and Heidi Cowgirl, both featured in the heated lesbian anthology "Up All Night," deliver tasty literary morsels.
* The long-awaited debut of the latest CineKink CineDrink, with 2-for-1 Smashcrofts available all night.
* Hot raffle prizes, including...
- Two-hour dungeon rental and accessories basket from Arena Studios
- Playtime Starter Kit from ES and the Lesbian Sex Mafia
- A stunning archival print of "Caged Bird" from photographer RC Horsch

* The ever-sublime Elizabeth turns 30!! (We love you ES!)

All that and - as they say - much, much more. We look forward to seeing you there!!!

Monday, August 09, 2004

National Underwear Day

Hottpants HQ is all aflutter with "what am I going to wear" on the upcoming National Underwear Day, this Wednesday! Basically a "strange" "guerilla marketing ploy" by a certain online undies marketer, I say, great excuse to take it literally and wear the skivvies to the office. I mean, I hope you do already.... (thanks Laren)

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Red Hots Burlesque @ Riifi this Sunday

The best place to get inspired about lingerie is a burlesque show, and one of the hottest in town is at Rififi every Sunday, when the Red Hots show up to do their thang. I'll be there this Sunday to see my friend The Don Of Brooklyn MC.


Rififi (Cinema Classics)
332 East 11th Street at 1st Avenue
Doors Open 9:30 w/ Flaming Hotties Go-Going Before the show
Show Starts 10pm
$5 Admission

Dottie Lux
Peekaboo Pointe
Scooter Pie
Little Brooklyn
Mama Lou
Delirium Tremens
and many more!

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Panty Grafitti Watch

As previously mentioned I have been tracking the same panty graffiti as CityRag. Hopefully I will be able to get a shot of another incidence of this graf, which I saw somewhere between my house and Avenue B.

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Leigh Bantivoglio

I just got the best panties I have ever owned, from Daffy's. They are Leigh Bantivoglio boyshorts, light turquoise mesh with embroidered flowers. $17.99 but! that's much less than you would pay at one of her frequent sample sales. How good are they? they are beautiful, comfortable, well,-made, and sexy. They are so soft that the boyfriend absentmindedly petted them while I wasn't even wearing them! Daffy's also has matching camisoles and lace boyshorts as in the picture. And hey, Daffy's has a new store near the new Brooklyn Target. It's good I don't live nearby there anymore!

Monday, August 02, 2004

Intima America & Lingerie Americas Tradeshows

It's even on craigslist; how did I not know that both the Intima America (at Javits) & Lingerie Americas (at Met Pavilion) tradeshows started yesterday? I am a LOSER. I might try to stop by tomorrow AM or, more likely, at lunch,but really, I am so missing out. Nest year. I vow to keep track of my WWD schedule. Not only is there lots of free stuff but there is "informal modeling! (above, from last year at Lingerie Americas).