By ELLEN LEWIS
I am sitting here this freezing January afternoon, intent on writing a blog about the startling beauty that is Lise Charmel bridal lingerie. I imagine a winter affair; ice, blankets, wine, and romance. I think about the stunning film, Dr. Zhivago and the sensual chemistry that Omar sheriff and Julie Christie stirred in their award winning roles as the star-crossed lovers, Yuri and Lara. And even though the story is one of deprivation, the depth of character and the seductive screen play are a study in elegance. What if fate had not interfered and a wedding had taken place? What would Lara have worn beneath her wedding gown? I imagine that it would be from the Exception Charme Collection; a sexy, sophisticated triumph of lace and silk. I imagine this because, just like the movie, these styles elevate the art of intimate apparel to a level of excellence indefinable but irrefutable. Yes, the Calais lace, and the Swarovski anointed guipure contribute, but it is the famous Lise Charmel fit that endures. More important: when the day recedes into history, these pieces remain keepsakes, a forever token of a splendid memory.
“Our Memories Are The Only Paradise From Which We Can Never Be Expelled”
~ John Paul Richter
By ELLEN LEWIS
It has been awhile since I compared a museum worthy work of art to a piece of lingerie. But when I saw the Lise Charmel Spring 2018 Fleurs de Jungle Collection at Curve last August, it was an easy make. This lush jungle print evokes Henri Rousseau’s 1910 painting, The Dream. A masterpiece emblematic of much of Rousseau’s work, the chimerical imagery is a harbinger of surrealism. Complicated color compositions (this painting is reputed to have 22 shades of green) and intriguing juxtapositions create an exotic landscape.
Fleurs de Jungle’s vibrant color palette speaks for itself. But it’s the correlation of French leavers laces, detailed embroidery and 19mm silk in tandem with this luscious print that defines these intimates as a Lise Charmel masterpiece. Meant to evoke a sensual experience for both the observer as well as the woman wearing them, these … Read more
Lise Charmel‘s seductive ‘Evening of Venise’ (Soir de Venise) collection inspired by the sumptuous Venetian patterns and beautiful masks has added a new NAVY shade for AW17, plus coordinated silk lingerie styles and a new 3-part full cup bra.
Evoking the sensuality and magic of a haute-couture jewelry embroidery, the Soir de Venise collection consists of a delicate combination of chiseled embroidery encrusted with guipure, dotted with Swarovski rhinestones, and luxurious lace from Calais. The cuts spotlight tapered, elegant silhouettes with a unique allure inspired by Venetian art.
Lise Charmel’s seductive Soir de Venise lingerie collection consists of seven bras styles including the new full-figure, 3 part full cup bra. There are also eight panty shapes, a garter belt, a waistband garter and even a corset with garter. New additions for Fall include a nightie, pajamas, negligee, camisole, well-being top and eyemask. … Read more
ZEN SKY AND SEA
A leader of sophistication and seduction, French luxury brand Lise Charmel introduces their stunning 2018 swimwear collection entitled ZEN CIEL ET MER ~ Zen Sky and Sea. (Swimsuit above from the ‘Perfect Allure’ Collection) Lise Charmel swimwear brings ‘Fashion forward to the beach, fit’s like a glove and feels so good to wear’. Here is a sampling of their upcoming 2018 swim lines….
Course au Large
Elegance a bord
Perles d’ Embruns
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It has been said that feeling the draping of silk across the skin is as close to heaven as one can get. Lise Charmel’s Splendor Silk Collection for Autumn/Winter 2017-2018 is truly heavenly. With exceptionally fine embroidery on laser-cut tulle, these pure silk satin garments in stunning colors are adorned with luxurious Leavers Lace creating the ultimate in luxury ‘lingerie feminine’. These intimates are true works of art.
Splendeur Soie C80 SN
Lise Charmel lingerie creations are dedicated to feminine expression, freedom of movement, ease, personal beauty and tasteful spontaneity ~ this new Spendor Silk collection is designed to be ‘Désinvolte et féminine‘… Casual and Feminine.
Splendeur Soie C80 SB
The Lise Charmel woman is chic, a bit casual, fun loving and yet stylishly elegant and appreciates refined details. Created in France, this Collection ~ ‘Splendeur Soie est magnifique’!
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