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A Whole New World

7 May

Hello kittens! At long last, I have most exciting news!

Welcome to the new and vastly improved Mairose Boutique! The site has gone through an extensive re-design, thanks to the talents of the wonderful <a title=”Viva La Violette” href=”http://vivalaviolette.com&#8221; target=”_blank”>Viva La Violette</a>.  Much love to Heather for her incredible patience and creativity throughout a very long process, and for presenting me with the website of my dreams (literally). I highly recommend her services if you have need of any sort of graphic design! She’s gracious, patient and full of southern charm! She won’t steer you wrong! Check out her <a title=”Viva La Violette Portfolio” href=”http://www.vivalaviolette.com/portfolio.html&#8221; target=”_blank”>portfolio</a>, and stop by her <a title=”Viva La Blogette” href=”http://www.vivalablogette.com/&#8221; target=”_blank”>blog</a> if you are at all interested in the nuts &amp; bolts of running a website.
<p style=”text-align: left;”>The second bit of great news is the launching of my Etsy Shop, <a title=”Mairose Boutique Etsy Shop” href=”http://etsy.com/mairoseboutique.com&#8221; target=”_blank”>Mairose Boutique</a>, where I am able to share with you all of the lovely <strong>vintage</strong> nightgowns, robes, slips and shapewear that I find in my travels around New England. Please take a peek! I’d love to hear your feedback about the shop, and the pretty little things I’ve found so far.</p>
<p style=”text-align: center;”><a href=”http://www.etsy.com/listing/98695091/vintage-1970s-christian-dior-peignoir?ref=v1_other_1″><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-1495″ title=”IMG_7774″ src=”http://mairoseboutique.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/IMG_7774.jpg&#8221; alt=”” width=”320″ height=”480″ /></a></p>
I’d be remiss if I didn’t take a moment to stop and smell the roses; this is a project that I have been working on, and towards, for many months (and years, if I’m being honest). Launching a website that more closely resembles my aesthetic, and being able to launch an online shop is just the first stop on my path to breathing real life into my dream of opening a brick &amp; mortar boutique. I can’t help but smile ear-to-ear and giggle like a wee thing whenever I look at this finished product. Its like seeing part of my dream actually materialize!
<p style=”text-align: center;”><a href=”http://mairoseboutique.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/IMG_7822.jpg”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-1498″ title=”IMG_7822″ src=”http://mairoseboutique.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/IMG_7822.jpg&#8221; alt=”” width=”480″ height=”320″ /></a></p>
For those of you that have followed my blog from the beginning, I thank you from the bottom of my heart! For anyone stopping by for the first time, I hope you love what you see and come back often! My obsession with lingerie never wavers, and I look forward to this new phase of my life.
<p style=”text-align: center;”><a href=”http://www.etsy.com/shop/MairoseBoutique?ref=seller_info”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-1496″ title=”IMG_7971″ src=”http://mairoseboutique.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/IMG_7971.jpg&#8221; alt=”” width=”440″ height=”293″ /></a></p>
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The Return of Loose Buttons

3 Mar

Hello Kittens!

How has your week been? Can you believe it’s March already?! I’ve got big plans coming up this month, and as I look back on the past two months, I can only shake my head at how quickly they were here and then gone. I celebrated my 34th birthday (I don’t mind stating my age; I certainly don’t feel or look my age), the third anniversary of the first date with my fiance, the first anniversary of this blog (!!!), and a rush of excitement at the prospect of making this space a bit more special.

All in all, a great start so far to 2012!

Speaking of “special” things, I’ve decided to bring back the weekly “Loose Buttons” feature, where I share with you some tidbits that kept me humming all week long. I hope you find it enjoyable!

♥ OMG Ponies!!  NO, really! PONIES! Wild In The Pryors is a delightful blog documenting the adventures of various bands of wild horses that roam the Pryor Mountains in Wyoming. I lost a few hours catching up on the archives this week! ; )

♥ The artwork of Liza Bliss Corbett has kept me enthralled and going back for more. I got lost in her gallery sets a few days ago, and can’t stop thinking about these paintings. Haunting. Stunning.  She has just opened a shop to sell her prints and I may have had serious heart palpitations looking at her shop. I want EVERYTHING!  She even has a few iPhone cases!!!  I bought ‘St Bride’ and cannot wait for it to arrive!

LIza Corbett The White Snake

The White Snake by Liza Corbett

Liza Corbett Ars Moriendi

Ars Moriendi by Liza Corbett

Liza Corbett A Lamentation

A Lamenation by Liza Corbett

♥ While we are on the subject of Society6, there is so much wonderful artwork there, and much of it is extremely affordable. I love ‘It’s There! Beneath the water, under the bridge.”, ‘The Lights’, ‘Nothing More’, ‘Unusual Suspects’ (aaaahhh, Fantastic Mr. Fox characters as the Unusual Suspects, brilliant!), and lastly, ‘Everyone Gets Cold. DO click that last one if nothing else. It’s awesome.

♥  I am so excited for the upcoming Tu Fawning album, A Monument, in May. They’ve released the “flagship” song, ‘Bones’, for streaming (and you can listen at the link). It’s become an addiction for me already. Don’t judge me if I play this song five hundred more times next week.

Tu Fawning is a super-group in my opinion, mostly because I adore Corrina Repp (major lady crush; she’s a drummer!), and I’m obsessed with Joe Hague, 31Knots, and his solo effort, Vin Blanc.  ‘A Felt Sense’ from Tu Fawning’s debut album, Hearts On Hold, perfectly captures the strange harmonies and echoing vocals of Corrina and Joe, laid down over a jilting and almost tribal drum beat. I’m so drawn to this sound, I go days not being able to get it out of my head.

 

Viva La Violette has been publishing a set of extremely helpful articles about “building a solid SEO foundation” on your blog. It’s free, packed full of easy-to-understand information and visual examples. It’s a series that is definitely worth a look! SEO Bootcamp

♥ If you are a fan of historical novels and fancy a great read, I recommend checking out Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran. The novel chronicles the life of of Cleopatra & Mark Antony’s children, Selene and Alexander after the death of their parents and “adoption” into the family of Octavian Augustus I. The Roman Emperor was essentially the enemy of Egypt and responsible for pushing Cleopatra and Antony to desperate measures including the taking of their own lives. Rich in detail and written from the perspective of Selene, the story unfolds to tell of her observations about living in the house of her parent’s mortal enemies, and adapting to a new Roman culture that is vastly different from her own Hellenic-Egyptian upbringing. I won’t spoil the ending, but history tells us that Selene became a co-ruler of Maurtania, a reign that brought peace and prosperity to the region. It’s a wonderful novel that pieces together the events of her early life.

♥ These 1939 shoe designs by French designer Steven Arpad are incredible. Does anyone agree that a lot of these styles are being re-created today? Especially the platform shoes. I want the gold-and-black fan pumps!

A recent article in Intelligent Life features a conversation with Cate Blanchett about running a theater in Sydney with her husband. I love reading about pretty much anyone who runs a business as a couple, and it’s no less fascinating to read about celebrities doing just that. Blanchett seems very down to earth and humble; she is one of my all-time-favorite actresses and it’s great to read about her doing something she’s so passionate about, outside of the Hollywood machine.

♥ For the fella in your life, or any fella’s reading, here is a visual guide of “The Hierarchy Of Beards”. My favorites are the ‘Patchy McGee, ‘Lose Yer Keys’, and the ‘Bunny Down’. Ha!

Ranunculus Market is a pretty cute Etsy shop; I’m rather fond of her crepe-paper flowers.

That’s it for now! Stay cool, be merry and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

xoxo,

Mlle Remi

Liza Bliss Artwork Courtesy of Liza Corbett. Please Credit Responsibly!

 

Achoo & the Flu

10 Mar

Oh, dear.  I seem to have fallen ill my friends.  I spent the past two days laying in bed trying to recover from a nasty flu bug.  Aside from feeling totally guilty for missing work, and not having the energy to blog, I managed to sooth myself by watching Downton Abbey, Brothers & Sisters, and Bottle Shock.  Also, sleeping lots and drinking a ton of water and fresh veggie juice.  I’m functioning today and back to work, so that’s good.

Alas, I don’t have a PotD post prepared but hope to get to that later today.  For now, I just wanted to say “hello dear” and hope you are well.

Now go wash your hands!  And no air-kisses please!

Panty of the Day: Claire Pettibone’s Beauty

7 Mar

Back from a long hiatius….I present you with the Panty of the Day!

Today’s lovely set comes from the interminable Claire Pettibone, designer of gorgeous bridal gowns, lingerie, and loungewear.  Exotic prints, colors, and lace are promised in nearly every garment and these panties do not disappoint.

Claire Pettibone Beauty Hipster by Butterflies

Claire Pettibone Beauty Hipster by Butterflies

These Beauty Hipster panties feature a “Japanese ink painting of poppy red roses” with mesh & lace.  The matching bralette would be perfect for smaller-framed women who may not need as much support in the bust as us larger lasses.

Claire Pettibone Beauty Bralette by Butterflies

Claire Pettibone Beauty Bralette by Butterflies

Gorgeous!

xoxo,

Mlle. Remi

A Morning Stroll

6 Mar

Morning Stroll
Morning Stroll by Mlle. Remi featuring a bangle bracelet

I must be crazy to be thinking of summer mornings right now, but I can’t help myself!  Spring is just around the corner (here in New England at least) and I cannot wait for warmer weather.  This outfit would be sooo perfect for a morning stroll through town, running errands, visiting the library & indulging in a little coffee.

Hurry up summertime!  Get here soon!!

xoxo,

Mlle. Remi

Dream Dress

21 Feb

In other, completely non-lingerie related news, and also falling into the category of “in your dreams lady” comes this beautiful gown from Georges Hobeika 2011 Haute Couture collection.

Georges Hobeika 2011 Haute Couture

Georges Hobeika 2011 Haute Couture

Could I please get married in this, and then wear it on a constant basis?

I think I was born in the wrong millennium.

xoxo,

Mlle. Remi

Pssstt……

27 Jan

Happy Birthday to me!  ; )

xoxo,

Mlle. Remi

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