We knew it was cute, adorable, etc. but we were shocked when the new Mimi Holliday collection pretty much sold out within just days of arrival in our boutique. What's even more interesting is that the new Leopard print collection (shown) hasn't even gone out on our shelves, and has sold while being spied sitting behind our store counter!
In any event, we realize it's hard to resist the adorable bow-tie panties, and the sweet lace-trimmed bras. In fact, Mimi Holliday has mass appeal in part due to its bra size range - from 30AA to 38E. Other than designers Fleur T and Myla, it's been a challenge for us to find a brand that has a great bra size range, but that's also stunning to look at (and not too 'old lady' as we call it).
The good news is that we have a re-order on its way in to us, so that the rest of our customers can share in the excitement of this fun new group.
For those of you who don't know, Mimi Holliday is a difusion collection designed by famed designer "Damaris" - who is known for having invented the back-bow knicker. And let's face it, most women go crazy for a cute little bow the way Damaris does it! Check out one of her signature styles in the picture shown (from her Fall 2006 collection).
We were fortunate to meet with the lovely Damaris while in Paris and we are pleased to announce that we are picking up most styles from both the "Mimi Holliday" and "Damaris" groups! I can't share the pictures of the new styles just yet (and it kills me), but they are sensational!!! We can't wait to share them with you! Keep posted...
Tuesday, February 13
We couldn't have been happier when we received the news that Vannina Vesperini was back in business...and she's just as wonderful as ever! We met with Vannina and her assistant Sabrina in a gorgeous apartment/studio in Paris not too far from the Champs-Elysees, which made our travels well worth it! We had a stunning model (who kind of looked like the designer) present the collection to us, while all of us sat back on plush suede sofas and sipped warm tea served in antique cups and nibbled on pound cake...
Though we have promised to keep the details of her new collection confidential, we can share that the new pieces are high-fashion luxury, with a variety of robes and gowns that are to die for! The collection will arrive at our boutique in July, and we can't wait.
Vannina has chosen to keep her distribution to a select few boutiques around the world, so we are proud to be in the mix.
We did notice that some of the pieces are inspired by some of Vannina's more 'classic' styles from her previous designs, but with new colors and patterns. Typically we tend to shy away from purchasing items with prints/patterns, but her choices were subtle and sweet, and are sure to wow our customers. What's new to her designs are her removable logo pearl-encrusted brooches that make great accessories for some of her gowns.
Welcome back Vannina!
(NOTE: photo shown is from an older collection).