The newly-launched Lalita model was born when founder Rena Andrews had the thought to design a luxurious box for displaying your most opulent equipment, with a lingerie -inspired garter clip closure. Picturing a photoshoot the place the field could be overflowing with seductive wearable goodies, she set to work creating some complementary merchandise. As she designed them, a debut collection naturally started to take form.
Andrews now focuses on Lalita full-time. Though she has at all times had an entrepreneurial aptitude, she didn’t initially plan on working within the style business. With a background in performing after which in non-public tutoring, it was solely when she took up pole-dancing as a facet pastime that the thought for Lalita was actually sparked.
“An ideal supply of inspiration was years of watching ladies uncover and discover their great energy and freedom via dance, mixed with self-expression via their lingerie and equipment,” recollects Andrews. A want to encourage and empower ladies has at all times been one among her priorities in life. Initially it was via schooling, and now it’s through clothes and accessories that assist ladies to find their very own “internal energy, magnificence, and energy.”
As for what impressed the designs themselves, that garter clip element from the unique field is a key component of many Lalita items. It exhibits up repeatedly via the gathering, from the clasp of a leather-based wrist cuff to the facet of a strappy boyshort.
It’s additionally the defining characteristic of what Andrews believes (as do I) are the important thing items from the vary—the garter tank tops. Obtainable in clean or ribbed cloth, it’s a primary, on a regular basis tank prime from the bust down. However on the shoulders, eye-catching double straps in a alternative of studded or satin elastic are anchored in place by silver garter tabs.
A seductive twist on a wardrobe staple, it’s the form of prime you possibly can put on underneath a blazer to the workplace, then use to make a daring impression if you reveal it in full throughout post-work drinks on the bar.
That is the kind of versatility that Andrews is pushing for with all of her designs. A pair of earrings, for instance, immediately remodel from daytime class to nighttime glamour with the addition of removable, leather-based tassels. An adjustable choker doubles up as a garter for the boudoir. And a reversible cuff options subtle purple suede on one facet or black lambskin leather-based on the opposite for if you crave one thing a bit extra edgy and erotic. There are additionally ‘physique garters’, strappy waist items that could possibly be worn over clothes as a press release belt.
The Lalita ethos of empowerment extends to extra than simply aesthetics. In any case, it’s laborious to really feel assured and cozy in what you’re sporting if it isn’t truly comfortable. “Every of our items actually feels good on you,” says Andrews. “The supplies are smooth and supple, and lots of of our items are totally adjustable to suit everyone.”
The tank tops, briefs and thongs are created from super-soft bamboo cloth and don’t characteristic any elastic alongside the hems and waistbands. Andrews was eager to make sure that there was no likelihood of straps or edges slicing in. The bamboo, she says, molds to your physique and looks like a second pores and skin. It’s additionally naturally breathable and anti-microbial to maintain you cool when issues get scorching. It’s eco-friendly, too.
At its essence, the Lalita model is designed for the girl who’s snug in her personal pores and skin—or who’d like a serving to hand to really feel that means. It’s for the girl who clothes at first for her personal pleasure, to not gratify another person. And it’s for the girl who appreciates timeless high quality and craftsmanship; alongside the bamboo, Lalita makes use of actual Italian leather-based and sterling silver chains to create a completely premium product.
Lalita is handmade in Los Angeles, CA. The scale vary covers XS to 2XL, with the Strappy Bamboo Bralette obtainable in three cup sizes that each one have a fully-adjustable band and straps. Sure items are solely obtainable via a customized order to make sure an ideal match.
Costs for the lingerie objects retail from $45 for a garter via to $275 for the Corset Again Garter Prime. The Leather-based Sequence assortment of equipment prices between $95 and $750, and on the actually luxurious finish of the spectrum, the Sterling Sequence jewellery assortment is priced between $150 and $three,000.