Tina Turner’s show stopping presence has never lost equity even as stage spectaculars have evolved through the years. Today, the Broadway revival of her powerful story still evokes the sultry spirit that defined her femininity and catapulted her to rock and roll fame. Provocative and edgy, she is a timely metaphor for Lise Charmel’s seductive holiday collection, Sexy Rebel.
This 16 piece collection combines the delicacy of French lace with soft, faux leather guipure appliqued over tulle and fishnet. The unique elastic design adds another seductive element to these proprietary details.… Read More
Wild orchids explode from a resplendent garden in Lise Charmel’s new Soir en Soie lingerie collection. Vibrant colors on stretch silk satin combined with an exclusive Leavers lace evoke a nighttime paradise; lush, seductive and mysterious. Exquisitely crafted, 15 uniquely modern shapes form a cadre of intimates worthy of keepsake status. Designed in the famed Lise Charmel atelier, bras (32-40 & A-E cups) panties (XS –XXL) and nightwear (XS-XL) are a testimonial to the brands excellence.
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On my very first trip to France at the age of 18, I went to a Matisse exhibit at the Grand Palais and saw the painters Cut-Outs. Stunned by the symbiosis of simplicity and complexity revealed in this medium, I spent my paltry travel budget on a large poster of The Blue Nude. I was intrigued by the artist’s perfect application of shape to a space and realized the way the color blue, a key element in many of these pieces, created a calming balance to a basic form.… Read More
I’m bound for the Northeastern USA next week where I will be transferred from the dry, simplicity of the desert into a labyrinth of greenery. For me, the month of July is always reminiscent of the lush forests of the Adirondack Mountains where I spent every summer of my childhood and beyond surrounded by abundant luscious plant life under mile high trees and crystal blue lakes. There is something provocative about this verdant landscape, deeply feminine and beautiful; inviting escape. I suspect my propensity for every shade of green was birthed there and why I always return for a dose of vegetation that belongs solely to this region.… Read More
Splendeur Soie is an iconic Lise Charmel collection, the embodiment of the brand’s extraordinary design hand; French lingerie at its best. Sculpted from rich silk sateen, these embroidered pieces inlaid with leaver’s lace are a brand collectible. Offered in three classic colors year round as well as several fashion hues, this August the range will deliver in a rich platinum shade. The 17 piece assortment is comprised of 6 bra shapes 32-44, B-F cups, 6 panties XS-XXL, a waist cincher and 4 lounge pieces.… Read More
The Baisers d’été collection, is rooted in the beauty of nature. The group is designed with an exclusive Lise Charmel innovation, floral embroidery that is printed in a gradient.A powerful statement of the brand’s expertise, this is a brilliant range of colors igniting a silk canvas comprised of contrasting materials. Delivering in May, Baiser’s d’été includes 15 silhouettes; bras, panties and sleepwear ranging in sizes from 32-40, A-E cups and XS-XXL.
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I know why the Acanthe Arty collection from Lise Charmel reminds me of the ambrosia of French desserts. I think it’s because I am ensconced in The Great British Baking Show on Netfix and last night, I watched French pastry week. It’s hard to replicate the culinary intricacies of a French patisserie. Seductive delicacies in unparalleled artistry require a modicum of indulgence just because the taste is worth it.
The flavor, the beauty and the attention to detail applied in a French bakery is as complex as the design and development of a collection of luxury lingerie and Lise Charmel’s expertise at this effort is never compromised.… Read More