Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Brazilian Hourglass Curves Straight Ahead!

"Rooted in Brazilian fashion with a focus on innovation."
-Squeem Website

Side effects of wearing a Squeem Waist Cincher or Miracle Vest include: an hour glass waistline, a flat tummy, back support, & virtually no lines under your most challenging outfit silhouettes.  

We find it hard to believe that this amazing group of products was designed by...dare we say it? A MAN!  Well, let's give him some credit, Antoine Pasos did own Brazil's most popular beauty salon in the 50's & 60's & hosted a television show that featured the most cutting edge products in cosmetics as well as the latest fashion trends.  In 1972, he went on to design & produce a line of waist cinchers with orthopedic benefits.  The line was touted by celebrities & the average woman alike.  As fabric & manufacturing technologies changed, so did production of the garments.  Now, at the height of perfection, the Squeem shapeware line is as comfortable as it is effective.   

Before putting Brazilian Curves in your life ...

After putting Brazilian Curves in your life ...

Miracle Vest
Product description:  The miracle vest is specially designed to reveal your sexiest self, reducing inches from the waistline, lifting the breasts and flattening the midsection.  As an added benefit, it provides superior back support while improving posture.  Exquisite details like adjustable bra straps put you in total control, just the way you like it,  Made with Squeem's Intelligent Fabric technology.

Perfect Waist
Product Description:  Functional yet discreet, the Perfect Waist slims waistlines and moderately lifts breasts, delivering picture perfect curves to all body types.  Sophistication meets sensuality as the Perfect Waist smooths and elongates the midsection, while also improving posture and providing back support.  Made with Squeem's Intelligent Fabric technology.

Squeem carries a wide variety of sizes ranging from an XS to a 5X in both of the above styles!  We find that their product runs on the smaller side so you should take a few sizes into the fitting room with you.  

Monday, December 21, 2015

A Gift For Your Queen

"Wrap yourself in fashion & comfort" - Wrap Up

We agree with the designers at Wrap Up! We believe that women should pamper themselves whenever possible.  What better way to shed the day and start relaxing than by slipping out of your work clothes and into a super soft robe that feels just as sumptuous as it looks? 

Wrap Up by VP has cornered the luxury robe market with their fabulously decadent, must-have microfiber robes.  They pride themselves in using the highest quality microfiber terry, cut and sewn to create a perfectly designed robe that is absorbent for post shower use, and is just the right weight for lounging in all year long.  

This is a MUST buy item, but to bling, or not to bling? THAT is the only question ...
If you need some sparkle in your life, many of the robes are embellished with stones that compliment and enhance the prints in a subtle way. If you're giving an amazing woman in your life one of these as a gift, we think that the stones are a must- they add that little special something that a friend or family member might not splurge on when buying for herself. 

Friday, December 11, 2015

'Tis the Season to be Gifting ...

“I wanted to create a product so beautiful, you just have to leave it out on display. And a formula so decadent you just have to use it.”
-Sean O'Mara, creator of Royal Apothic

As you know, many of the product lines we carry at Belle Mode have a great story about how they came to be.  Royal Apothic was born out of Sean O'Mara's career in the big box personal care world & his adoration for the sophistication of London's High-Tea tradition & beautiful, fragrant historic gardens.

We thought that the holiday season was the perfect time to introduce these high-quality bath & body products.  Teachers, hostesses, friends, & family alike will delight in the aesthetic & feel like the Queen herself when using Royal Apothic. 

Stop in to try out the products & fall in love with them yourself!

3 Unique Fragrances
Holland Park:  Soft white floral scent features top notes of lemon, magnolia, and peach, middle notes of jasmine, orange blossom, and Lily of the Valley, over a base of powdery white musk.
Lemoncello:  Meyer Lemon and Juicy Citrus with notes of Lily of the Valley.  Lavender and Neroli sit atop a base of Ambergris.
City of Angels:  Gentle Marine top notes blend with night blooming jasmine, particular to Southern California, with a crisp base of Eucalyptus.

3 Luxurious Products
Bubble Creme is a rich and highly concentrated cleanser.  Emulsifying instead of lathering, a time amount helps cleanse while still providing intense hydration for the body.  This product works great in the shower with a loofah or kept next to the sink as a fanciful wash for all your guests!

Hand Creme made with safflower oil to deeply hydrate while still being light to the touch and leaving a grease factor of zero on the hands.

Cream Creme deeply hydrates and gently exfoliates in one easy step.  Lactic Acid from milk proteins provide a mild exfoliation while olive oil and vitamins A and E moisturize and repair for smoother, younger looking skin.

Cute, whimsical soaps that smell delicous & are long lasting make great White Elephant & Secret Santa gifts.  Gianna Rose Soaps are designed & produced by Caswell Massey Apothecary, makers of fine bath & body products since 1752.   These adorable triple milled soaps are cruelty free & made of all natural ingredients, something that every animal lover can appreciate!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Sophisticated Cozies

For those of you who haven't yet discovered Fleur't sleepwear & loungewear, you are truly missing out!  From panties to sleep shirts to PJs to the modern bed jacket (we love the bed jacket and rock it as a cardigan) the Fleur't designers combine buttery soft fabrics, attention to detail, & perfect tailoring to keep you looking chic while being perfectly comfortable.  Several of their styles are great for providing support for a fuller bust - as if we needed another reason to love them even more!


Last year Belle Mode fashionistas and cozy-lovers were begging us to find second and third pairs of our easy care, faux cashmere "Cozy Time" set by Eberjey- either for themselves or for gifts.  Staff and customers alike loved that you could pair the top with a pair of jeans and the leggings with a tunic and boots.  This year, Eberjey has made the design even more fab by ribbing the deliciously soft fabric for a textured appearance.  Available in both heather grey and black- get them while you still can!

PJ Harlow is a collection designed and made in the USA that features combinations of buttery soft knits and silky soft satin to create complete body-clothing harmony.  We love this satin because it's heavy enough that you don't have to worry about a serious static problem!

"Swiss perfection, innovative ideas, attention to detail, skill and extensive technical know-how all contribute to developing products with excellent fit, the best fabrics, and superb comfort.  We have been committed to such craftsmanship since the company's founding.  The results are superior Swiss quality products." - From CALIDA.COM

We stand by every statement made by the CALIDA company (a staff favorite brand) and have extended our offering of their sleepwear as customers can't get enough of their exceptionally well made Swiss cotton garments.  Disclaimer: once you gift someone with CALIDA, they'll never be able to wear cotton from any other company!