I've started this letter in my head a million times. The long and short of it: La Vie en Orange is closing at the end of the month.
What that means for you: you have 2 more weeks to place orders, ask for repairs on previous orders, reach out about that custom order you've been dreaming about or finally take the plunge for the first time.
This April marks 8 years of making underwear for people that aren't me. I don't make this decision lightly. Hours of tears.
You have meant so much to me, and being a part of your life has changed mine irrevocably. You have made me a better person: more confident and less scared to have opinions or rock the boat, more affirmed in my voice and its value, a better artist, more honed at my craft, a cis advocate for the trans community, less ableist and more intersectionally feminist and more body positive. I am so grateful to have gotten to know you through your orders and comments and emails and I love you.Click through to read more about the decision. View full article →
Pride month may be over, but Pride never has to end.
Put a little pride in your pants any month of the year in the new Pride Mini Collection from La Vie en Orange X House of Pariah. Wear them to the next pride parade or any day in between. You'll have everyone screaming, "Come through!" as you strut past, and they'll help your inner kween shine through.View full article →
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 →