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Before rushing off to Diesel Black Gold, we snapped a quick outfit pic. I’m wearing: suede boots by Browns; dress by Elena V; aegean sweater by Euro Trash Clothing available online; leather jacket by Mackage; Neverfull bag by Louis Vuitton; wool and leather cloche by Max & Co; Mallory eyeglasses by Warby Parker.

If you don’t know about the latest collaboration between designer, Elena V and myself, La femme E, let me introduce you to a combination of fashion-romance and lingerie. The project will be unveiled at Elena V’s fashion show in New York THIS FRIDAY! (Gah, I’m still in Toronto and haven’t even packed yet).

I’m super excited to attend New York Fashion Week and to cover the shows right here on my blog. I’m even more uber-dooper excited to share the first image from our press photos, which will be published in I-Fashion magazine  (an industry quarterly).

Elena has whipped up these gorgeous 100% Italian silk pyjama sets with lace detailing for the occasion and we’ll be taking orders at the show if you’d like to get your own set to wear alone, at home, while streaming episodes of Homeland, or, on Valentine’s Day perhaps with that somebody special who is ready for a full night of cuddling. These pyjamas don’t reveal everything – they’ll leave him guessing what’s underneath.  I mean no guy really wants to be subjected to the female version of Christian Grey, or at least not on the first date.

This Valentine’s Day, La femme E reminds the ladies that being a lady, (femminine, soft, kind and gentle) may not land you that CEO position you’ve always dreamed of, but it does go a long way with the man of your dreams. And with that I leave you this quote:

“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t” – Margaret Thatcher.


La femme E. The ‘E’ stands for Erotique, Eurotrash and Elena. 

Somewhere in the Lower East Side on a cold Monday night, my last cold night in New York City before flying back home, I met with designer, Elena V, for Tapas and wine. Our european sensibilities sparked a fast friendship, and sooner than later, we were chatting fervently about men, sex, and lingerie.

“A real woman has to be a temptress,” says Elena, when I ask her about the men in her life – one who flew halfway across the world in his private speedjet just to bring her a bag of Bulgari jewels while she lunched with a friend. She kept the jewels and sent him home – he was hooked. Sounds like the making of a best-selling “how-to” book for dating. So we thought, why not turn it into a blog?

Fashion is asexual insofar as it is inexpensive. And what’s sexier than fashionable lingerie? Drooling over the La Perla window displays later that night in the meatpacking district we decided to share dating stories, tips and secrets with fashionable women – whether you’re in New York, Paris, Toronto or a private speedjet ride away.

For the occasion, Elena has designed an exclusive capsule collection in Italian silk: tops with matching briefs, and lingerie travel bag. La femme E intimate sets will accompany our blog posts and you can purchase them directly online. They’ll also be available to purchase at Elena V’s fashion show during NYFW.

La femme E project launches during New York Fashion Week at Elena V’s FW2013-2014 show on Friday, Feb 8th, at the Ukrainian Museum (222 East 6 St, New York NY 10003).

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