I know that it is spring time but for those of us living in San Francisco and the BayArea, the weather is not always so spring like! Living in the Bay Area for over 20 years now…I know you have to dress appropriately for the ever daily changing temperatures. Layering is definitely key! Luckily for me and those like me I love to layer. One nice thing to have all year round are good pairs of hosiery. My favorite are from Gerbe, a brand from France that specializes in the most beautiful and spectacular designed hosiery. Gerbe offers something to suit every mood and style. The best thing is the materials that Gerbe use in their products which provides for the most comfortable wear. Keep reading for more background on the label…
Founded in 1904 by Stéphane Gerbe, Manufacture GERBE, located in Saint Vallier in the south of Burgundy (France), has succeeded in maintaining over the years its values and traditions, which have made and still make it renowned. The manufactory, which has recently been labelled “Entreprise du Patrimoine Français”, has seen a succession of ups and downs throughout its history… but mostly a myriad of tights and stockings. For over a century now, the brand has grown to become a legend in the world of hosiery.
Manufacture GERBE, which has remained a family business for many years, has experienced the hardships and setbacks of the ownership of financial institutions, with a number of changes in the leadership and recurring judicial restructurings. Since 2003 and after these numerous upheavals, the manufactory raises up and regains stability under the direction of Alain Regad, who became its owner through the company Rhovyl.
With its unrivalled know how for over a hundred years now, GERBE devotes to offer its customers very high quality products. That’s why the major part of the yarns that are used to knit the tights and stockings are produced within Rhovyl. This allows the Manufacture a total control of its supply chain. Today, more than ever, Manufacture GERBE and its “petites mains” are the centerpiece of the brand and the pride of their President. The brand GERBE has built its reputation for excellence on essential values, which still contributes to its success and continuity: a traditional and artisanal manufacturing 100% made in France, a unique “Savoir Faire”, but also exclusive material choices and a hand made “Haute Couture” confection providing unmatchable comfort.
Stop by our website or boutique to shop for a pair of your very own Gerbe!
A good essential slip is something that should be easy to find but it’s not always the case. I get a lot of request for nice, basic, and simple half slips and slip-dresses. I was on the search for some myself earlier this year. I completely forgot that several years ago we use to carry the line Only Hearts, a inner/outerwear compant designed in New York, Manhattan garment district. To me Only Hearts offers really clean modern designs and fabrics that hugs your body just like a second skin…
Second Skin Chemise short slip $64 (Also available in black)
Perfect for all the sheer spring dresses!
Second Skin short half slip $45 (Also available in black)
Love it for short/mini skirts ! Length is 16″
Silk Charmeuse Slip dress $137 (Also available in black)
This is one of my favorite! Soft and slinky for layering or be daring and wear the slip alone! I would wear the black version with layers of delicate necklaces and pair it with ankle strap sandals.
l’artisan: l’ambre candles & traversee du bosphore eau de parfum, lise charmel: garter belt, eyemask, and push up bra
I hope that today you can make the time to show the person or people that you care about exactly how you feel about them. Best way is to keep it simple and true from the heart. Gifts won’t hurt either… ; )
I leave you today with what I think is one of the greatest love song ever…enjoy!
Happy Valentine’s Day !
“At Last” by Etta James
My love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a songOh yeah yeah
At lastThe skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up in clover
The night I looked at you
I found a dream, that I could speak to
A dream that I can call my own
I found a thrill to press my cheek to
A thrill that I have never known
Oh yeah yeah
You smiled, you smiled
Oh and then the spell was cast
And here we are in heaven
for you are mine…
Recital Sexy Basque / Corset
What more can you ask for! The most perfect collection for Valentine’s Day from Lise Charmel the “Recital Sexy”
The black and red color scheme is such a classic color combination that can be worn for any special occasion.
Recital Sexy Boyshort Panty
Recital Sexy Italian Panty
Precieux Tissage Eyemask
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