Friday, March 30

more Vannina Vesperini!

Here are a few more pictures from the new Vannina Vesperini campaign! See the previous post for more details!
We have a few Vannina Vesperini pieces from her previous collections online...check them out!

Thursday, March 29

Vannina Vesperini - you saw it here first!

We are happy to announce the launch of Vannina Vesperini's new and improved website!
A few weeks back we mentioned having seen the new Fall 2007 collection, and now you can preview it online!
Attached are 2 images from her new campaign, with amazing photographs featuring French actress Roxane Mesquida and photographed by famed photographer Sonia Sieff.
One of our favorite pieces from the group (which we ordered for ourselves!) is shown in the 'Press' section under the WWD article. It's the gorgeous silk chiffon leopard night dress that will make your jaw drop - you need to see it in person; the way it flows and drapes when you move. Another favorite is shown in the very amateur photo below...the peach satin silk gown. It's also stunning, and comes with a removable pearl brooch. We have more personal photos of the collection, and will post more in the up-coming months (we don't want to spoil all of the surprises!).
We would like to proudly mention that Faire Frou Frou is one of the first U.S. boutiques to carry the line (we started ordering from Vannina before we opened in 2003).

Shop Scouting Worldwide - The Book

We finally received our copy of "Shop Scouting Worldwide The Book" (whew, long title!), and our favorite section of the book are pgs 140-141 which feature Faire Frou Frou!!
Faire Frou Frou was selected as one of the Best of Intima (Best European Flair) boutiques for 2006-2007, and if that honor was not enough, we were selected to be part of the Shop Scouting Worldwide hardcover book.
In addition to our 2-page spread, there are 99 other lingerie boutiques from around the world featured in the book. The book is broken down by category: Concept lingerie store, Reference Shop, Personal Touch Shop (that's us!), and Brand Name Shop (such as Madame V and Chantal Thomass).
This is a great book, particularly for those looking to open up their own can learn from the best in the business!
This special edition 200-page book is currently available for sale, and can be purchased directly from the publisher in Milan at We believe the book is priced at either $45 or 45 euros... The book is translated into English, Italian and French!

Tuesday, March 27

Basics & Essentials - you can't live without 'em!

We just stocked our online store with some wonderful basics! Our latest collections come from Elle Macpherson Intimates and Cosabella - two favorites! We will soon add basics from the Huit "Just a Kiss" collection, which we love!!
These new basic bras are available in ivory, tan, white, black...something for each day, each season.
The Cosabella Soire soft pad triangle bra gives a great shape, but without underwire.
The Elle Machpherson Intimates Skin Lights collection also has a great molded cup bra that comes in both a low plunge contour style, and a convertible strap style. The convertible style comes up to a DD cup, which is a first for Faire Frou Frou (finally!).
The Cosabella Stella Push-Up Bra is another great basic, but with a touch of style with its soft lace trim on the cups. It's those small touches that can really make a bra great!
Keep checking the Faire Frou Frou 'Basics and Essentials' section online for more new arrivals. We have so many new arrivals in our boutique, and we are making a great effort to post these products online too!

Saturday, March 24

New Spring collection - Chantal Thomass

The Spring 2007 collection by Chantal Thomass has finally arrived in stores!
We just received the 'Petillante' group (shown with the red and black sets), which is classically frou-frou with its ruffled tulle trim!
We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the 'Tulle Fronce' group - which is the white set with the black polka dots. It is our favorite of the collection and so adorable - everything from the gathered silk bra to the high-waisted gathered briefs that flatter and cinch the waistline.
We actually have several C.T. collections due to arrive at the store (not shown here), and the arrival of those groups will be spread out through the Spring. We are so excited to debut the collection at Faire Frou Frou, and will be posting items to our online shop as they come in.
As a side note, we were able to visit the famous Chantal Thomass boutique during our travels to Paris. Unfortunately it was 'Sale' (Solde) season, and I don't think we saw the store in its full glory. The boutique is nonetheless a personal landmark in Paris, and has all of the frilly details that make the lingerie industry so much fun!

Saturday, March 10

Kiss Me Quick!

The Spring/Summer collection from U.K. designer Fleur T is so adorable! The "Kiss Me Quick" range, shown here, has a fresh nautical influence with its cream and navy color-scheme. As is customary with the Fleur T line, this group has just the right amount of detailing with its ruffles, bow-ties, and dotted mesh. Though it's a bit hard to tell from the quality of the photos, each piece has a very crisp and clean look...we especially love the navy/cream striped ribbon trim on the bras! This group has the ideal look for a Spring/Summer group - we love it!
We will follow up this post with the other range from designer Fleur Turner's collection, called Knickerbocker Glory (which is simply sensational!).

Friday, March 9

Dessous by Sophie Simmons

The Spring 2007 collection for Dessous by Sophie Simmons has arrived!

NYC-based designer Sophie Simmons created her collection based on inspiration from the workmanship and intricate details on "dessous" or "under pieces" she had inherited from her mother.
You will notice that in the Dessous collection, there's a vintage charm that can particularly be noted in the lace embroidery and applique on many of the pieces.

Sophie's designs are very much 'casual chic' with looks that border between loungewear and outerwear. For instance, many of her babydoll tops and tunics are adorable for sleep or loungewear, but also make great pieces for wearing out (especially when layered over leggings).

The Dessous collection consists of bras, camisoles, chemises, panties, shorts and tees...all of which are made from fine Italian cottons. At Faire Frou Frou, we have focused mainly on the chemises, jackets and jumpers so that our customers get the dual use of loungewear as outerwear. We have noticed that the pieces from this collection are great for layering, especially when attempting to show off a beautiful bra!

The collection is currently sold at Faire Frou Frou!