Thursday, October 27, 2011

L*Space 2012: The Fringe is Back

L*Space Dolly Bandeau in Blue Iris

            If it isn't already obvious...we are completely obsessed with Monica Wise's L*Space Swimwear. The suits are eco-friendly, modern, and fun. Always a best-seller. But don't just take our word for it, the award-winning line is described as "sophisticated beach chic, glam surfer girl, and most definately fashion forward" and has a gathering of loyal celeberities including Jessica Alba, Cameron Diaz, Gwen Stefani, Anna Lynn McCord, Lauren Conrad, and Lindsay Lohan.  

The Audrey Halter in Black

 Ophelia's top selling L*Space swimsuit has by far been the fringe! Thankfully L*Space has brought the Fringe Bandeau back and even added a Halter version named "The Audrey". We got a taste of the fringe bandeau last season in the Black, Grey and Orange colors (which sold like crazy) and now we are excited to bring you the Audrey in black and blue iris. Coming soon we will be adding the colors white and Citrus! All of these will be available in the bandeau and halter style.

The Dolly in Black with cut-out bottom

This L*Space suit is a classic that they've brought back for 2012. It's the bandeau version of above, called the "Dolly". Again, the fringe is super flattering, sophisticated and sexy. Did we mention that the bottoms offer full coverage? Can't beat a suit that offers a sexy bust, long torso and full covered bottom! Click HERE to shop online for this suit.

Audrey in Iris Blue

Here is the Audrey Halter in Blue Iris Color. Again, sophisticated and sexy. Want it? We have it, Just Click here

Dolly in Super Citrus

And this is the one we've been waiting for! The Dolly in Super Citrus. These vibrant neon colors will be huge next season.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Our Latest Love: Undrest Lingerie

We love our lingerie as every woman should...and right now we are smitten by a line that is both romantic and comfortable, an unbeatable combination. The designer is Maria Paz Navales and her line undrest is a unique treasure locally produced in Los Angeles, California.  Maria originally founded the brand back in 2007 to fulfill the need she found for quality fitting Supima cotton lingerie. Today, undrest has evolved into a high end couture lingerie line, and even expanded into a swimwear line called "undrest: under the sea" and a contemporary sportswear line called "undrest:drest." Maria has created something timeless with her vintage-inspired, fun and flirty collectio
n (which has stirred up quite a buzz). Every piece is made from materials hand-picked from the finest sources. She sought out the best in French Leavers Lace from couture houses in Northern France, European cashmere and cotton yarns from Italy and Spain, and Liberty Fabric from London. "I take inspiration from the places I love the most...the streets of Paris, London and Sao Paulo, the beaches of Biarritz, Rio De Janerios..." says Maria. Combined with French seaming and skilled hand-sewing, these pieces are of pure quality. We can't get enough! Check out some of our favorites below and make sure to shop online at Ophelia for many more selections!

Undrest Signature lounge pant in Cadet Blue

Great fitting pants and super comfy! Made with that 100% California Grown Supima Cotton that Undrest is famous for! Click here to purchase.

Undrest ruffle racerback bralette and ruffle brief
Love this ruffle halter bralette and panty! Click HERE to shop online for these sweet and sexy lingerie pieces.

Undrest Napoleana bandeau and caged brief
Undrest's fashionably stylish Napoleana Bandeau and "caged" panty. Made from beautiful creme silk with contrasting black trim. Don't miss out on this one! Click HERE to find out more about these items.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

we ❤ Lanvin's new add

 It's always refreshing to see people not take themselves too seriously!

Monday, September 5, 2011

New Heidi Klein is on it's way

Heidi Klein's 2012 swimwear collection will be arriving soon at Ophelia and we couldn't be more excited! Take a look at some of the things heading our way. Good Looking!! ❤

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Zoom on over to our Labor Day Sale!

Come on over to Ophelia in Seacrest this Saturday and check out our huge sidewalk sale! We will be having 50% off racks (swimsuits & coverups), 50% off sandals, Buckets of $20 separates, plus lots of other cool deals. 

Not to be missed are other great Seacrest stores having their very own sidewalk sales. This includes Teely's, Old Florida Outfitters, etc…
We will be serving wine all day. So come visit and enjoy some 
end-of-season savings!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I want full coverage!!

So you love LSpace swimsuits with their surfer-girl style and buttery soft fabrics; HOWEVER, you never quite feel comfortable with the cheeky fit... Well check this out!
These suits arrived today and show a sample of some of the designer's collection for 2011. I think lots of people will be happy with the fuller bottom coverage!
We will soon be updating our estore. In the meantime call us to order! 850-231-0676

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fall has arrived at Ophelia

Yes, it's true… Ophelia is going to start carrying a few fall items during our "swimwear off-season". One such designer is Alexis. We are in love with all of her swimwear styles so it was a no brainer for Ophelia to carry her pre-fall clothing.

Take a look at some of her cool designs. These light and simple layering pieces will help make the fall transition a little easier for us living on the Gulf Coast. As you know, it stays quite warm until November!

 Come try some on!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Handsewn panties from Hawaii!

Lately Ophelia has been on a panty ordering kick! So how could we resist when we received an email from GYPSY about their cute, sexy undies? Each seamless pair is hand sewn from the softest and most fun and eccentric fabrics!
 GYPSY's designer says that the style is inspired by the love of all things beach "the sand in your toes, a cold dip in the ocean, freckled skin and smiles, sunshine, bleached out salty hair and flowers everywhere." 
Sounds good to us!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Come shop Callula!

 There is nothing as exciting as welcoming new exciting lines into our stores! We are extending a very warm welcome to Callula Lillibelle, one of our newest additions! Designers William Calvert and Melanie Fraser Hart are bringing youthfulness, sophistication, and classic silhouettes exclusively to Ophelia! We previewed their collection during Swim Week in Miami and were certainly impressed by the unique twist the collection had on classic silhouettes in wonderfully refreshing hues. William Calvert began his career in the land of couture: Paris, France. His background in the design world includes experience at the Houses of Balmain, Rochas, Balenciaga, and Diane Von Furstenburg. He launched his own couture collection after leaving DVF under his name, William Calvert. In 2009, William and Melanie Fraser Hart met through a mutual friend, and soon enough their line was to be born! Melanie Hart initially launched her career in the fashion/art world at the peak of the 80's and 90's and worked notoriously with industry icon, Vidal Sassoon. Currently in her 40's, Melanie was having a hard time finding garments that were sophisticated and age appropriate..and that still had a certain "cool factor" to them at a reasonable price point. Voila! Callula Lillibelle was born.. [named after Melanie's daughter, actually!], William and Melanie's collection, that is meerly the result of two strong design backgrounds merging into one vision. Callula Lillibelle is a truly functional and fabulous contemporary line. The wide customer range that the collection generates is outrageously impressive! Chic seperates are their number one specialty, but their latest collection of swimwear is a close second! Come shop Callula!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Inside Scoop: L*SPACE by Monica Wise

Curious to know what Monica Wise [head designer of L*SPACE] has in her beach bag?... and what her newest collection has to offer? Well, it's your lucky day! We interviewed Monica and found out the scoop behind her 2012 collection and much much more! While we previewed her collection in Miami, we saw everything from that noteworthy fringe suit that we love so much in fun fruity colors to some new fun graphic patterns that are perfect for mixmatching. Not only does her line offer a variety of options to fulfill your physical needs and wants, but she has recently expanded her line [quite literally..think: more coverage] and created some styles that will be sure to keep ya covered! She got technically more advanced this season and added some details to the suits that make them that much more wonderful, and completley functional!

What was your inspiration behind your latest collection?
The 2012 collection inspiration definitely comes from travel and jet setting lifestyle. jetsetters with an eye for fringed tops, draped maxis, tribal prints and wide brimmed fedoras will love this new collection. The collection includes all things resort such as rompers, crochet finishes and lace shorts and gives nod to the tropics with mouthwatering bright colors. The collection includes L*SPACE’s signature flattering fits and a slew of California-style, easy floral prints. Bright colors, bold prints, and wild fringe are mixed with muted, delicate embellishments.

We noticed lots of new styles with more bottom coverage and top support. Tell us about some of these changes.
We wanted to expand our market with more coverage on the bottom this season. We know the L*SPACE woman loves our prints and the easy breezy mix and matching that can be done with our collection, but might want a bit more coverage…conservative if you will. It doesn’t change the look of the suit at all, it’s just personal style without compromising the fit. Our new styles give the collection something new. If we did the same styles EVERY year, our fans would be bored, and so would I, so I like to change it up a bit with rouching detail, removable straps on our bandeaus, reversible styles and new hardware.

What is in your beach bag?
Sunscreen SPF 30, a large beach hat, an oversized towel, some snacks and a huge bottle of water.

Thanks, Monica!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Great Escape

Matthew Williamson is known worldwide for his quintessential love of color and printed ornamentation. We are proud to welcome Matthew Williamson's Escape line to Ophelia! Not familiar with Matthew or his brand? Well, let’s fill you in. Matthew Williamson is recognized for his opulent style and originality in the world of fashion. From light dreamy gowns to tailored bias cut dresses, his designs guarantee a genuine confidence boost. The psychedelic patterns and jewel toned razzle-dazzle-esque color palettes are his signature, and they are as gorgeous as ever. He calls his Escape line “a complete capsule wardrobe of luxury pieces for the high summer season.” Need a translation? Think: flowy neon sorbet colored caftans, flirty tie front rompers, and some very sophisticated and playful swimwear and much much more! Matthew continues to revamp the perspective of  the resort lifestyle each season and is continually producing successful and exciting feminine silhouettes that are polished, modern, and breathtakingly beautiful. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Heidi! Heidi! Heidi!

If it wasn't for this lovely lady we wouldn't know what to do..or what to wear to the beach! Yes, I'm talking about [the oh so wonderful!] Heidi Klein, of course! We took a peep at her Resort collection while in Miami and were certainly blown away by what we saw. While her swimwear exudes a certain conservative persona, it also has a subtle contemporary flair. We saw everything from lovely scalloped edges to delicate taupe and coral hues. We spotted some of our favorite silhouettes in fun new prints and colors. Her "fold over" bikini bottom is a favorite, no doubt..[it's genius!] Fold it down for a lower style bottom.. or roll it up if you're craving some extra coverage. Her designs incorporate all of your needs and wants- from molded padded tops to full coverage bottoms. Her suits offer plenty of coverage and comfort. ...And if you happen to be one of those lucky ladies that has one of her suits, you know how special they are! She offers support, sophistication, and style to all. 
[Hmmm too bad the suits don't come with that wonderful British accent..] 
We adore Heidi Klein! 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Meet Genie by Eugenia Kim

                                          (Eugenia Kim and Tori posing for a quick snapshot)

Heads up, everybody there is a new girl line in town! Let us introduce "Genie" Eugenia Kim's new line of head accessories that consists of fashionable hats at a lower price point. What more could you ask for? Fashionable and affordable, we like that combination! Not only are the hats less expensive, but they are ridiculously beautiful. Nothing that should surprise you..her hats are always bound to cause a ruckus, they are simply complement magnets! Her new line, Genie-by Eugenia Kim, offers an array of hat styles, from her signiture fedora's in cute straw woven patterns to the most darling canvas sun hats. On the other hand, her higher end line of hats still hold a special place in our little hearts. Eugenia's Resort Collection was very true to herself as she incorporated crafty trimmed edges to wide brimmed sun hats and added lovely silk sashes alongside hats as an alternative accessory. We were overwhelmed by her impressive collection of sun shielding wonders!

 (Eugenia adjusting Tori's wide brimmed wonder)



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