Jacquelyn by Juli Balla | Grazia #43 October 24, 2011 | 'Effetto diva'

With all respect due Victoria’s Secret, the world’s largest lingerie brand, when we think luxury lingerie our minds cross the Atlantic to France and Italy, where the appreciation for beautiful lingerie seems embedded in a woman’s DNA.

Photographer Juli Balla captures Jacquelyn in gorgeous, seductive mentionables (we do not use the word ‘unmentionables’ at AOC when speaking of lingerie) in an editorial ‘Effetto diva’ for Grazia #43.

When American women poo poo this issue of European women and their lingerie, I ask them: in what American newspaper or magazine of any kind, would you find such as extensive, beautifully-shot lingerie editorial as this one? I rest my case.