Friday, October 23, 2009



Words, Images Judith Ecochard

Mimi Plage launched her feminine collection, Boudoir D’huites in 2007 with the desire to offer clothes that are “luxury…but not the monogram of old world luxury…but to give styling that is wearable, something new and different…and not available everywhere.”

After trooping over to the gallery space where the presentation was held…we were ready to be wowed by this label—one that while garnering some media buzz--- we knew little about.

And we were very pleased.

For Spring 2010, jellyfish, with long floaty tendrils, and the oyster, an irregular beauty that “is perfect in a pearl” was on Plage’s mind…as the folds of the fabrics are reminiscent of the sea waves.

The live model- who moved as if underwater while atop a white cube, was wearing a showcase of organza and silk. This red carpet knockout had a classical bent…that is stunning and “is not over designed.”

We loved the colors too…”joyful” bright tones like the rich pink, sunflower yellow, and a deep sea blue.

Plus black and white.

All together, we thought this collection is youthful in spirit…a sharp white silk blazer with glam skinny pants, a strapless chic number with pockets...

a terrific leather cropped military jacket----

...but all ensembles had a certain sophistication that we usually find across the Pond.