fashion is a dirty word (la petite s*****)

But, seriously, there's nothing dirty about this, not at all. It's all pretty pretty.

Nicola Helgesen quit her job in 2001 to create La Petite Salope. Now written (and known) as La Petite S***** ― translation: the little strumpet, ooh la la ― the line offers a dusky palette of artfully gathered tulle dresses with in-built corsetry. They're the sort of pieces just perfect for an intimate dinner: a beautifully draping dress; flickering candle lights of a dimly-lit restaurant picking up the warmth of its hue, reflecting it as a luminescence of your skin as you gaze lovingly into your dinner companion's eyes. *wistful sigh* And yet, the dresses also remind me of the delicious simplicity of my fave comfort dessert, apple pie (démodé, merçi). [A few pieces available online at Net-a-Porter, My-Wardrobe and Yoox.]

So certainly, Nicola Helgesen has succeeded in creating pieces that are ‘accessible, flattering and fun’ as described on her webbie. Even the account detailing a bit of the brand's history is a funny, yet inspiring anecdote; paralleling the sentiment of her clothes.
"...she produced a small sample collection of bustiers and made an appointment to see the buyers at Browns [London]. The day she cycled to the iconic store, her backpack bulging with samples, was the same day she pedaled home clutching her first order."

Butterfly kisses.


Anonymous said...

these are really pretty...i wish i had the body...