Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Gossip Girls' Blair Wears Ligne de Soie!

There is no better place to wear a Ligne de Soie kimono robe than as done by Blair in a heartwarming scene where she and Serena lounge at their new digs at Columbia and cement their friendship!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Liberty London Girl and Ligne de Soie

Ligne de Soie: Perfect silk robes

JULY 4, 2010 · 7 COMMENTS
Given that there’s little demarcation between my work & my private life, I know that every time I book a plane ticket, the trip will involve work & play. I’ll need outfits for meetings, dinners, events, maybe the pool & some R&R too.  And there’s always some unexpected sartorial curveball.Learning to pack the  perfect capsule wardrobe that will cover all eventualities has taken me years. It’s fine if you are a UK10  (US6) or smaller as your clothes can multi-task more, but if you are any larger then you can’t just fling on a packs-into-nothing vintage silk slip for shopping in the market in the day and then jazz it up with jools and sparkly flats in the evening, as I have suggested countless times in print. (Mea culpa.) You need correct underpinnings, and more substantial  pieces for a start.
But, the same principle applies: everything I pack must justify its place in the case. The silk robe I’m wearing above looks perfect hanging open over my grey-blue Eres tank swimsuit, whilst I hang out around the pool or sit at the beach bar with a cocktail, but works equally well as a piece of bedroom lounge or nightwear. It helps too that it comes with a matching eyemask, and light as a feather damask packing bag.
Ligne de Soie charmeuse silk robes were designed to blend together Asian kimonos with glamorous vintage Hollywood glamour  by Californian Melissa Pelz, a banker who often travels  and couldn’t find the sort of luxurious robe that she was after.
I’m wearing the Coral robe outside my villa at Tortuga Bay in the Dominican Republic back in April. Although it was super windy, the robe has a clever  interior double button fastening & tie closure in addition to the sash to ensure no inadvertent flashing of the neighbours.There are other, equally pretty, prints and cream silk versions that would make a glorious bridal shower gift.Ligne de Soie robes: RRP – £160.00-£210 (single and double layer robes) — £25.00 (eye masks)
Ligne de Soie eye mask
ps Please excuse photo: me & camera self-timers are on a learning curve.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Front Roe: Louise Roe travels in style

yell.com Fashion Stylist Katie Greengrass: Watch your wallet!

...If you’re feeling in the mood for luxury how about some sumptuous silk travel wear? Ligne de Soie is a range of beautifully printed soft silk dressing gowns (from £160) created for all aspects of travel including the pesky commute and poolside lounging. The line also includes handy accessories like cushion covers and eye masks. That’s glamour on the go for you.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Style Bible April 2010: Style Bible Robes with a true soft touch

by Amy Harker


Vintage Secret endorses the Chinois Robe

Kimono love no1

I have mentioned before how much I like a vintage oriental look. Very 1930’s, slightly androgynous, it’s up there with wanting to try out a masculine look in my long list of styles to play with.

I once had a huge collection of 20’s Kimonos. I was an idiot and sold them. If I had them now I would be wearing one with a pair of 30’s style cropped wide leg trousers and my hair in a loose curl side knot for evening drinks. Yes, outside of the house. Remember the Gucci Pyjamas? Well this knocks the bed socks of that fad. Something drapey, made of silk will keep you cool this summer, yet look elegant. Since the kimonos all went to good homes this one below is the next best thing to wear this summer, and a 'future vintage for sure'.

Made by Ligne De Soie, a company started by Melissa Pelz, a native Californian now living in London, who, noticing a lack of high quality and luxurious, yet functional silk robes at reasonable prices, embarked on a mission to create the perfect robe for herself and her friends.

The signature product – the silk robe –fuses vibrant designs with lush colour palettes, elegant patterns and functional features to create a glamorous, yet comfortable garment featured in eight different styles of various abundant silk fabrics.

And if lounging in one of these luxurious robes isn’t enough incentive, Ligne de Soie is actively involved in women’s charities and has pledged to donate a percentage of each product it sells online to a charity for women through its cause “Beyond Silk.”

I love her website. It features a page on why silk is good for the skin and a gazillion robes to die for. Perfect for the home, the pool the bedroom or play!

Liberty London girl endorses Ligne de Soie Coral Robe

Liberty London Girl Link

Perfect lounging around at home on warm, breezy summer days!