Saturday, October 21

Desperate Housewives Shops at Our Boutique

"Desperate Housewives" is a hit show, no doubt...and we like to think that part of its success is due to the luscious lingerie we often see. At Faire Frou Frou we have been fortunate to work with costumer Cate Adair (and her team), and dress both Nicolette Sheridan and Eva Longoria's characters.
On recent episodes Nicolette was seen wearing a Rosamosario grecian nightgown. This gorgeous piece, handmade in Italy, sells exclusively at our store. In the same episode, her character also wore a pair of super fine pima cotton Skin loungepants.
Eva Longoria's character was recently seen wearing a white silk & black lace Fifi Chachnil bra and panty, which is also available for sale in peach.
Up-coming episodes should feature some beautiful lingerie from C. Gilson, so we're excited to see that!
As a side note, the costumers also work with the wonderful ladies behind the brand Spoylt. We also carry a selection of Spoylt, which is a luxury lingerie brand that is reasonably priced (for high-end, that is!).

Friday, October 20

Genlux Magazine...focus on luxury

Genlux Magazine is a sophisticated, yet approachable magazine about fashion and shopping. The one-year-old publication focuses on the posh LA shopping scene with regular mentions on famed boutiques such as Tracey Ross, Satine, Fred Segal, and so forth.
For the Fall Fashion issue, the magazine was so kind as to do a 6-item lookbook on Faire Frou Frou. Items from Carine Gilson, Guia la Bruna, Fleur T, Skin and Vera Wang were modeled, and all items have since been posted for purchase on Faire Frou Frou's website.
I have quite a few customers who are discovering Genlux for the first time, and I typically describe this magazine to them as being a bit like "C Magazine" in its high-end large glossy format, but with more focus on clothing and shopping. And for those customers who are unfamiliar with "C Magazine", it's a gorgeous publication about California lifestyles that's worth snatching up right away!

What is that lovely scent??

Customers of Faire Frou Frou tend to share one common question...What is that lovely scent in your store? Well, the big secret (okay, it was never a secret) is out: Diptyque Room Spray. Or at least, it's that in combination with our kai candles and Calypso fragrances that we sell. In any event, I typically use the Tuberose scent, whereas my mom comes to the store and uses the Geranium Rosa. I just overdid it with spraying a bit too much fragrance around the shop, and now I have a headache and feel naucious, but I digress.
I order my Diptyque fragrances from Bergdorf Goodman (no sales tax!!), and just recently worked over the phone with a lovely sales associate, Marina, from the Diptyque San Francisco store. She persuaded me to try their signature shampoo which I had no idea about until yesterday. I purchased Eau d'Elide...I can't wait to wash my hair with it tomorrow morning!

Alice & Astrid - Luxury Loungewear

Alice & Astrid is an adorable brand from London that has won over the hearts of us at Faire Frou Frou. Just recently we received our Fall collection and simply love the beautiful night dress and baby alpaca wool sweater (shown left). In fact, we've gone crazy over the Sweater and the Gauze Shrug that it's on almost every display in our store!!!! Heck, I'm wearing mine as I write this! Needless to say, I would be wearing the long satin gown if I weren't at work this very moment.
Alice & Astrid really is a sweet, adorable line (with a very kind sales rep that I work with) that specializes in creating their own prints and using an old fabric-dying process done in India using the sun to saturate the colors. This brand comes out with 2 collections per year, and you can find a sampling of their goods on Faire Frou Frou.

Thursday, October 19

We are SO EXCITED to announce...

...The coming of the new Faire Frou Frou lingerie line! We have started with a few pieces based on our customer favorites, and we couldn't be happier! Believe me, when the products and our promotion materials are ready, you will know all about it. Our line is fun, frou-frou and fabulous!!! Keep checking back with us...

Sparkle Plenty with Sydney Evan!

Just when we thought we were done with our Fall shopping, we came across these incredible bracelets from Sydney Evan. Each bracelet is made with beads of wood, coral, turquoise, chrysophase, bone or tigers eye. Once you select the bead, you then have a great variety of diamond pendants to choose from. Available in either white or yellow gold, you can get a pendant that's an anchor, ohm sign, hamsa (hand), snake, feather or swirl (to name a few). Keep in mind, the bracelets and pendants are not sold get the combo as selected by the vendor.
These adorable bracelets look best worn layered...wearing 2 or 3 at a time creates a nice look. I've seen Nicole Richie wearing these (along with her famous CC Skye bracelets) and it's tres chic!
FYI - we just saw these bracelets in the Christmas catalogue for a major luxury department store and notice that they are selling the same bracelets for $75-$100 more than our keep in mind the good deal you're getting at Faire Frou Frou!!!
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Best of Intima - Best Lingerie Boutique!

Faire Frou Frou wins award for Best 'European Flair' Lingerie Boutique in North America for 2006. Awarded by Intima Magazine, Faire Frou Frou was selected as one of 400 stores to win this honor. The Best of Intima event is hosted annually in NYC during the Lingerie Americas tradeshow week. Faire Frou Frou was honored due to its unique selection of brands originating from Europe, and its Parisian flair in its name, decor and inventory. Gail and Alison have their trophy on display in the store, and are proudly announcing the win across their store awning, as shown in the photo. This is a tremendous honor, particularly for a business that has simply one-and-a-half years experience!

Everyone loves a little frou-frou!

We have been pleasantly surprised with the customer response to our Faire Frou Frou and Honeydew ruffle panties! The Faire Frou Frou tutu panties have not officially been launched yet (so more on that at a later date!), but the Honeydew Intimates have been a smash hit. The mesh ruffle panties are wonderfully priced and come in a variety of color combinations and patterns (as shown in the photo). Our favorite has been the white ruffle panty with the tiny pink hearts pattern - sooo cute!
Some customers ask whether they could wear these panties under their jeans - I'm not going to suggest that. I usually wear mine with a wrap dress or a skirt that isn't too clingy. They are so fun to wear...we will so launch the full collection on We'll keep you posted!