Monday, March 28, 2011

Secret Drawers - We Keep Our Promesses

No, that title isn't a misspelling we didn't notice, we really are keeping our Promesse by Chantelle - the latest frock we unpacked last week.

The Promesse is being included as part of Chantelle's spring-summer 2011 line, but will continue to be available as an everyday line. The fresh, golden beige design marries geometric detailing with a feminine touch.

The Promesse is designed to flatter the larger bust and we are carrying it in sizes 32 - 44, cups  D - G. The brief is not in-store, but is available by request.

Chantelle's Promesse is designed to comfortably be your everyday bra with added softness and elegance.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Kenan - Lisa's Folly - Luxe

Canadian born Kenan makes collections like the NK iMode, frou-frou and FF-Lifestyle. Each collection's name evokes its own, unique feeling. Lisa's Folly seems to suggest Lisa's foolish, but only if foolishness is draped in silk and lace.

To the right is the Truffle/Honey, part of Kenan's Lisa's Folly - Luxe line for the summer. The Truffle/Honey is a chemise in a lavender, known by Lisa as iris bliss. Honey lace adorns the neckline and peeks through a daring slit.

To the left is another example of honey lace accents. This time on the Lisa's Folly - Luxe, blue angel babydoll set. This isn't your average babydoll - this one keeps it fun and young with a racer back.

And if colours aren't making their way into your underwear drawer, then we also have the Hayworth: a sexy slip with scalloped edges in midnight black (not shown). The Hayworth adds elegant sophistication in knee-length silk and lace.

We've found that no matter which collection we pick from Kenan, they're an amazing example of why underwear matters.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Philippe Matignon - New - Ethnique

As promised, we now reveal more beautiful Philille Matignon; another spring fling.

Above is the Ethnique top and Ethnique leggings. These are a little more sophisticated than your average summer fare.

We're carrying the Ethnique by Philippe Matignon in brown, as above, but this black, close-up on the right allows appreciation of the fabric's delicate shine and classic tone-on-tone checkerboard pattern.

The straps crisscross into a keyhole detail at the bust, where the fabric gathers. It's almost impossible to see these pieces and not picture yourself lazying in the warming sun.

We have additional styles and colours so join us in-store to find the design that will make your beach wardrobe sing.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Philippe Matignon in the Spring

Beautiful pieces arrived this week, by Pilippe Matignon, that have everyone thinking of the warmth of sun on their shoulders.

True, we don't spend much of our time lying on the grass surrounded by flower petals, but it does express the feeling of this cheery, two-tone mini-dress and leggings. This is the Flocon with cotton leggings by Filippe Matignon.

The Flocon can be worn as a top or daringly as a dress, as seen above. A navy blue band is across the breasts while the body of the piece is a Persian blue. The navy gathers in a knot with ties left to dangle to the waist.

Stay tuned as we will be revealing more Philippe Matignon in the days to come...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Trasparenze - Leggings Too!

It came to my attention that when I talked about the spring / summer line of Trasparenze last week, I didn't mention leggings. Today I'll correct that oversight.

To the right is an example of the Paige legging from the Trasparenze spring / summer line. Leggings are a hot trend right now as they can add informal adornment to any leg and, only extending to mid-calf, they are perfect paired with flats, heels or sandals for your day in the sun.

The Paige has a fishnet leg and the appearance of embroidery on the band at the calf. These are available in ivory (known as silk) and navy blue (known as oltremare).

Monday, March 7, 2011

New Kenan Kimono, Cami and More

In the tradition of supporting Canadian product lines, we have new Kenan NK iMode pieces now available. Their spring/summer 2011 line is awash in ivory, coral and cobalt.

To the right is the Marvelous deep back chemise paired with its matching belted kimono. Like traditional kimonos, this silken version sports judo sleeves with generous trim running the length of the robe and at the cuffs. The nature-inspired cobalt detailing on the kimono takes this look from simple luxury to luxurious beauty.

Next, on the left is the Kenan NK iMode Tremendous camisole and matching boxer short in cobalt blue. This design combines classic cami and boxer lines but adds generous, floral, lace bands on both the cami and the short.

The Tremendous is available in a long, flowing gown in addition to the cami and boxer short set. The Tremendous gown has full cups of tone-on-tone lace and provides some bust support. The long gown is available in a more subdued, porcelain blue.

Finally, we see the introduction of coral into the line with the Fabulous vintage long gown. Styled as a dress, you might just want to go from the bedroom straight to a relaxed garden party (perhaps with a cami underneath the sheer fabric). The print is flower-reminiscent, but abstract so you don't compete with the blooms at the party.

Flared details are seen around the neckline and zinnia lace provides additional bust detailing on the Fabulous.

Kenan works to provide a variety of silhouettes in the NK iMode line. All shapes, sizes and ages can find a piece of Kenan that provides an everyday luxury experience.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

New Trasparenze - Fashion Legwear

Many of us don't think farther than black or nude for our hosiery, but with Trasparenze the possibilities get considerably more exciting.

Seen right is the Kelli by Trasparenze. The Kelli is 20 denier* and comes in either tights or knee-highs.

The Kelli gives you the look of a white knee-high sock, complete with a ruffle at the band, and a gorgeous black tattoo, without having to undergo the pain and permanency of needles and ink.

Seen left is the Norah, an adorable sock available in white with navy, as shown, pink with navy, or navy with white. These socks are 40 denier*, making them a little thicker and designed to last without running.

We've got many other fashion styles as well in navy, gray and of course, black and nude.

Grab a pair to give that old outfit a new twist or to keep the chilly air off your legs until summer arrives.

* Remember, information about denier and other lingerie terminology is always available in case you need a refresher.