Monday, July 25, 2011

NEW: Chantelle Lingerie Fall Collection 2011

Preview: Lingerie Fall Trends 2011:

 This Fall, my favorite collection from Chantelle is the Masculin Feminine:

Chantelle Masculin Feminine 3510
Why? It has an edge with its pin-stripe details and lacy top. Very corporate, if you ask me! Perfect if you want an interesting black bra with an edge and still want to keep it corporate underneath (as in lawyer).  Hurry up this high fashion Chantelle collection inspired by menswear is only available in Specialty stores.

Chantelle Eternelle

Chantelle Eternelle Passion Red 3620 
Why: If you are looking to add a deep red/burgundy lingerie set to your drawer, this should be it.  It is a very sophisticated and mature red.  This should get his attention. 
 The Chantelle Eternelle Collection is made from the exclusive handmade “Calais Lace", which provides a guarantee of high quality and an exceptional level of  workmanship. 

Chantelle Rive Gauche

Chantelle Rive Gauche- 3080- Sapphire/Navy
   Why: This is by far one of our best sellers. It combines a great fit, comfort and lift especially in the bigger cup size (up to an H cup in style 3281). Love the Navy color! It is a nice change from Black if you are looking to diversify a bit.

Chantelle Icone

The Chantelle Icone collection is a great collection and the color this Fall does not disappoint: Dark Purple/Plum. It's the perfect color for cheering up a drab autumn day! This looks great on any skin color. Try it!

Chantelle Icone Iris

Why: Absolutely love the color!

Monday, July 18, 2011

What's your love at first sight business story?

Recently, I noticed the ad pictured above in the window at the Citibank located immediately next door to our European bra-fitting store, at 11th and E Street, NW, Washington, DC.  Citibank's ad uses the theme, "What's your love at first sight story?," to appeal to small business owners to help them secure financing to launch or expand their business.  Ironically, the name of our store, Coup de Foudre, pronounced "koo de fudre," means "Love at First Sight"!  Coincidence?

This ad also reminded me of my dear friend, fellow entrepreneur, Kassie, the owner of SimplySoles, an on-line & catalog shoe business with 3 retail locations!  It's like the ad was targeted directly at Kassie and Simply Soles!

Coup de Foudre and Simply Soles are proof that launching your own small business is truly a "love-at-first-sight" story!