Quiet Treasure ~ Antinéa Lingerie
By ELLEN LEWIS
There are some of you who might think that my comparison of the Antinéa Lingerie brand to my recent sojourn with my grandson to Block Island is crazy. But believe me, there is a rhyme to my reason. Block Island, situated about an hour’s ferry ride off the coast of Rhode Island, is a repository of familial memories. This tiny enclave is a perfect paragon of my definition of luxury: no pretense, understated and comfortable with unique details that define its character. Houses generations old, not precocious yet remarkably unique embroider a luminous seascape. You might find yourself, beer in hand, chatting with a weathered looking guy in jeans and a flannel shirt and never know that he owns that 50 foot yacht moored at the marina. On Block Island, it’s what you feel but can’t always see; the consistent breeze, the ocean mystique, and the affable attitude that brings peace of mind and calm to the soul. It’s an accessible paradise.
So it makes sense to me to compare the Antinéa Fashion Guipure Collection to this charming place. As a part of the brand portfolio of the Lise Charmel Group, it represents the company’s mission of attainable luxury. It is Antinéa’s proprietary technique, “Calandrage de la Guipure” that identifies this brand’s exclusive design signature. Silk threads are interwoven on transparent tattooed tulle in an intertwining pattern of flowers and foliage. Clearly, these styles were inspired by nature. Sheer enough for the skin to surface, but firm enough to support a range of sizes, 30-44, A-G cups, Fashion Guipure is constructed to embrace and emulate a woman’s curves. Part of the company manifesto of comfort as well as enduring beauty, these bras and panties are a private and obtainable treasure in a woman’s wardrobe.
“If It’s the Right Chair, It Doesn’t Take Long to Get Comfortable” Robert De Niro