Monday, November 24

Perhaps the Easiest Holiday Gift...

We are excited that the Holiday season is upon us, and we will be sharing some gift-giving ideas with you over the next month. Our first suggestion is perhaps the simplest, because everyone loves it: kai fragrance.
kai made the cut on Oprah's Favorite Things last year with its newly launched Body Butter. This year kai introduces a new product; the Moonlight Candle. It is a 3-wick soy blend candle with a 100% European cotton wick and a stunning hand-blown glass vase. This large slow-burning fragrance candle will fill the room with the aura of kai for about 110 hours! We just received our Moonlight Candle and love, love it!
For those (few) of you who are not familiar with kai, its claim-to-fame is the Perfume Oil which is made from a blend of gardenia and tropical wildflowers. It's a fresh, clean scent that has mass appeal!
Click here for a variety of kai products!

Wednesday, November 19

New from The Lake & Stars!

It's always a fun day when we receive new items from The Lake & Stars! We recently received the 'Antidote' collection, which is a wonderfully fun group of micromesh bras and panties with those signature quirky but cute accents that TLS is known for.
The Antidote pieces will be known as the mesh collection with the little feather accents. The navy/black pieces have a small purple feather accent, and the hot pink/tomato pieces have a bright yellow feather detail. The small feather accents are removable, but we suggest that the only time you take them off is when laundering your items.
What we particularly love are the hi-waisted panties - so, so flattering! We also love the bralette and the garter belt, because these are the items that come with the little feather detailing. I guess you could say that we love the entire group!
You can purchase these new items at our boutique or online here!

Vogue Paris

above: a La Perla bra
above: a Dior bra

We feel like we have been m.i.a. from the blogging world, with only a few posts here and there. It can actually be time-consuming finding something blog-worthy to post, and we have been busy with a bunch of projects here at our boutique! Thank you for your patience. ;-)
Anyhow, we wanted to post a bit of editorial eye-candy featuring Cindy Crawford in the November issue of French Vogue magazine. Thank you to one of our readers who alerted us to the pretty bras in this spread!

Thursday, November 13

Trunk Show Follow-Up

Alison of Faire Frou Frou & Yasmine from the Giving Tea

We would like to thank everyone who made our Trunk Show a wonderful success! The goal of the event was not only to shop, but to raise funds for at-risk young girls from Longfellow Elementary School. The wonderful group of women who attended, many from local Giving Tea groups, raised nearly $1,000!

According to event organizer Yasmine, the girls we raised money for "are considered "at-risk" and will be steered in a positive direction through etiquette classes and other club activities designed to empower them. We raised money for a surprise end of year event for the girls...a visit to Huntington Gardens to have tea!"

A special thank you to the amazing Yasmine Delawari for assisting us with organizing this event.
We would also like to thank Erin Delawari from Longfellow Elementary, Safia from SAFIA jewelry, Amy Rodrigues for the yummy cupcakes, the ladies of the Pasadena and Sherman Oaks Giving Tea, and everyone who attended!

Fellow lingerie blogger "Eve" from "Eve's Apples"

Monday, November 10

In the Spotlight

We thought we would share these images with you. Last night The Lake & Stars Opportunity Trench was featured on Desperate Housewives...the item was purchased at our boutique, and a TLS fan happened to capture the images from the show!
Here's Teri Hatcher wearing the Opportunity Trench in the way it was meant to be worn! Notice the pretty blue silk lining in the last pic - it's a pretty piece!
For more of The Lake & Stars, click here.

Saturday, November 8

Fleur T - Very Berry Collection

The Very Berry collection from Fleur T is the perfect color for this season's lingerie. All of the pieces are made in a decadent blackcurrant color, with purple and cranberry accents. In true Fleur T form, these pieces can easily be worn during the day under clothing or for a special occasion.
We know this is going to be another bery (typo and I'm keeping it) popular group - the rich colors are just stunning!
Here are pictures of the collection, which really speak for themselves!
Click here if you would like to see the complete Fleur T collection.

Friday, November 7

Keep Me - a new loungewear line!

We are proud to introduce Keep Me, a fairly new loungewear line based in Malibu, CA. This company specializes in modal separates, such as tank tops, lounge pants, nighties, and sweaters. We've seen just how popular modal can be, with the customer response to modal products from sheandme...basically modal is a synthetic material that is like a silky soft cotton that feels absolutely amazing.
We consider this brand pretty fashion-forward, and it's more like stylish clothing that you would feel comfortable lounging in. It's casual and sophisticated at the same time.
Our favorite pieces are the Jenny Nightie (worn as a top) and the Nikki Racer Back Tank - we are taking those items for ourselves, and plan on giving them plenty of use! We hear that the best-selling item is the Anne Marie Tie-Back Nightie.
The owners of the company, Ali Kay and Anne des Barres, suggest that you wear Keep Me "when you get home from the office and you cannot wait to change out of your work clothing, when you’re ready to curl up in bed with a good book, to head to the gym or yoga studio, or even to run out for coffee." We couldn't agree more!

Wednesday, November 5

Trunk Show! This Tuesday, November 11th at 6pm

WHAT: Trunk Show featuring Safia. We will also be supporting a fundraiser for at-risk girls from Longfellow Elementary School.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 11, 2008

TIME: 6:00pm-8:00pm

WHERE: Faire Frou Frou
13017 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604
(just west of Coldwater Cyn.) (free parking in rear, lot entrance next to Le Pain Quotidien)

WHY: Trunk Show (naturally), Raffle Prizes, 15% Off Discount on the ENTIRE STORE, Support a local Fundraiser, free drinks & goodies!!

You and your friends are invited!! The more the merrier!

You are not required to RSVP, but it would be nice...please email us at info @ or call us at 818-783-4970.

Monday, November 3

Donna Karan New York

Donna Karan coat

Madame V robe
We are finally catching up on a stack of fashion magazines that has been growing by the day. Upon flipping through Bazaar and Vogue, we have been intrigued by the Donna Karan ad campaign, namely because of a beautiful pale pink ostrich feather coat.
Yes, we have a thing for ostrich's such a fun trim (along with sequins!). In any event, the image reminded us of our favorite Madame V ostrich feather robe that has since sold out. In fact, our last robe in stock went to a very dear reader of ours (yes, Katie we're talking about you!). One significant difference between our Madame V robe and the Donna Karan coat is that the robe cost about $800 and the coat costs $6,200! Both pieces remind us of that gorgeous robe from the film "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day" - we still want that robe! Since we sold out of the Madame V robes, we haven't been able to find an amazing ostrich trim robe since.
In searching the Donna Karan website, we see that intimate apparel is a key component to her work. She believes that a great foundation for building a Spring wardrobe, for example, is a great chemise upon which you can layer. Of course the Donna Karan brand includes its own lingerie label, which most of us have probably bought at one point or another.