It's been a minute! I hope this finds you well and wearing your most comfy undies.
Things have been quiet around La Vie en Orange, but as you might remember Groundhog Day is my favorite holiday (it's just so random and ridiculous), so this seemed like the perfect time to come out of my proverbial hole and say hello.
The last year has been a roller coaster, and I've missed you. I hope you haven't missed me- that you've been enjoying undies that fit well and make you feel great, and that this hello feels like a long lost friend.
Owning a business is hard. I took a big risk in 2016 and it didn't pay off.View full article →
Last week we posted tips for letting your sweetie or bestie or anyone special in your life know you care with a (platonic or otherwise) love letter.
And this week, we celebrate the love in our collective life: love letters clients have written to us about their undies. Or our service. Or just us being us. ;)View full article →
Roses are red
Violets are blue...
Sometimes even just the idea of writing someone a love letter to tell them how you feel is enough to make you avoid it. Clenched stomach anyone? Not to mention sitting down to a blank piece of paper... What do you say? Where do you start?
But don’t worry. This week on the blog, we’ve got your back (as always) with easy steps, prompts, and inspiration whether you’re sending a love letter to your bestie, your kid’s teacher, your sweetheart, or a parent.
And with so many of us resisting or stressing about politics or our family's or community's politics, it can be easy to forget the daily good happening in the world. But taking stock of the love in your life will help keep your tank full too.
Whoa. 2017 got off to an amazing start in this neck of the woods.
Right after the New Year, Startup Fashion founder Nicole Giordiano mentioned us as a "sustainable fashion project to watch in 2017" on the Factory 45 blog. It was huge and awesome, and all kinds of happy dance inspiring. Startup Fashion is a online community of fashion business owners while Factory 45 is a sustainable fashion business incubator.
Then, the Factory 45 post got picked up by the Huffington Post, and all of a sudden we were getting traffic from HuffPo! All in the first week of January while I was still living in my pajamas every day, taking some time to be with family over the holidays.
And so, happy New Year to you too ;) I'm a firm believer that late January isn't too late for Happy New Year wishing.
So, what's in our 2017 canon for world pants domination?View full article →
Are you feeling it too?
Even with all its lights and glitter and shiny things, there can also be a lot of pressure during the holiday season. The family obligations, the work parties, finding thoughtful gifts, decorating, baking, to send or not to send cards...
My brain has already turned to mush. I find myself searching for words (that thing that I'll think of in ten minutes...), sometimes struggling with simple tasks or simple logic (a + b = c. No really. It does.), and generally pushing back the creeping, aggressive overwhelm that's lurking most places I turn. So what's a person to do?
Well, this week we share 10 of my favorite free mini acts of self-care. I guarantee you can bust any of them out in 5 minutes or less to ease the holiday brouhaha. The first one only takes like 4 seconds, and I've done no fewer than 7 today already...View full article →
It's the latest installment of our occasional series "A Tale of Custom Undies," where clients graciously share their experiences in our undies, well, their undies that we made. :) Because in our world, it's never awkward to talk about how your underwear makes you feel, or how we made your undies feel awesome. ;)
Yesterday I followed Kori home and put on her underwear.
I finally have my first pair of La Vie En Orange panties, and I am in love!
I first discovered La Vie En Orange in July when Kori released her trans line of underwear. As a trans-woman, I immediately wanted to try a pair, but got distracted by something shiny and ended up forgetting about it. That is, until one evening I had the pleasure of meeting Kori and her husband at the Metro Nightclub in Kalamazoo.View full article →