Saturday, January 29, 2011

Lenny is coming to Ophelia!

No, not that Lenny.  (ok I'm a nerd)

Lenny swimwear will be arriving at Ophelia next week. This is a very chic and sophisticated line for all of our one piece girls (you know who you are!) Lenny is the perfect line for  you "haute" ladies!

Very cute and simple one piece

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Caroline Reehl Ceramics

Check out this awesome Pottery! Potter Caroline Reehl came into Ophelia yesterday searching for the perfect swimsuit. This percious Fairhope, AL native showed me her website and I instantly fell in love with her beautiful ceramics. So delicate and sweet! Click here to see her website or follow her blog 

Caroline Reehl

Monday, January 24, 2011

Get UNDREST for Valentine's Day

Ladies - we have the perfect Valentine's treat for you.  Send your significant honey to Ophelia and we'll help select some gorgeous loungewear by UNDREST!

Have you seen this line?  We've blogged about it in the past but we just can't say enough good things.   Besides being absolutely gorgeous, it is made in Los Angeles using California Supima cotton, silks and cashmere.  The fabric feels like buttah.   They're a green company too..... UNDREST sources 90% of its materials locally.  And if you're still not moved to take a look-see,  they donate all of their Supima cotton scraps for making lovely blankets for children stricken with cancer.  That's a beautiful thing.

Top is backwards in pic but we like it!

So, take a look.... come see us....pick out your favs.... and send your significant others our way!   {We'll even wrap it!!}

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

LADY IN RED! Hot Trend for 2011

What an alluring partnership it has always been: the color red and unforgettable swimsuits.   Did you know that the color red encourages confidence and increases enthusiasm?   It does!  Red is also the color of our root chakra which grounds us and allows us to connect to universal energies.  (I read that somewhere)   We don't know if any of this matters to you but we do know that  red swimsuits are HOT!    

Ophelia carries these gorgeous red suits plus many more...

These famous ladies became pop icons in their sexy red suits.  Tell us - which one is your favorite???  

Phoebe Cates in Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Let us know!  We want to hear from you!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Heidi Klein 2011

Ophelia is excited to now be carrying Heidi Klein swimwear. This high-end line can easily take you from "barefoot beach chic to super yacht glamour". Seriously, how cute is this stuff?!!
Heidi Klein's swimsuits are known for their sophisticated designs and conservative cuts.

We are proud to bring this awesome line to ya!

click here to shop online for Heidi Klein

Friday, January 14, 2011

Meet Nicole Rockhill

Nicole Rockhill, local entrepeneur, is known for her amazingly creative and beautiful clothing for children and adults. She sells her unique designs under the  label Nicole Paloma.  Ophelia is thrilled to be selling Nicole's one-of-a-kind tees and cover ups!!  The following is our interview with this lovely local talent...

Nicole in her custom hand-sewn Ophelia Tshirt!

Nicole, we love your work...what motivated you to begin this endeavor?

Well.......... I can't sit still!  No, really I have been amazed with fabric since I was little.My mom says when I was 2, everyday I would try on every piece of clothing I owned! When I was eight I would go up into my closet and cut up my clothes and hand sew them back together in different fashions. After having the girls, Laurel (7) and Laine (4), I realized I had never fallen out of love with fabric. I became quite consumed with it. When Laurel started kindergarten in the fall of 2009 is when I was urged by some good friends to give it a go, so I thought well lets put it out there and see where it will take me.

You have a family history of creativity.... Tell us about it.

I would have to say it came from my mom's side! My great-grandmother and my grandmother were professional seamstresses in Palm Beach, F.L, in the era where seamstresses made the full ensemble, dresses, hats, gloves and purses. I believe this is where I get my love of textile art. My mother is a photographer. Growing up in Long Island, N.Y. mom would frequently take me into the city for museum and gallery hoping.  ( ( ( Hence why I know nothing about football! )

What brought your family to Santa Rosa Beach?
My husband is a Superintendent with B.L. Harbert ( based out of Birmingham) , he was put on a project at Eglin Air Force Base. Having vacationed down here in Santa Rosa Beach, we both jumped at the chance to live here!

When you aren’t working, what do you enjoy doing?

When the weather is suitable I have the girls at the beach, it seems to be the only place I can sit still! Sometimes I even bring my hand-stitching work with me! I guess on my tags is should say made ON the beach! This fall I also started Pure Barre and Yoga. I found I really enjoy doing something purely for myself (what a concept! ) 

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

So why is that such a hard question? I have quite a long list. I guess there is the answer, I wouldn't be so hard on myself.

What do you love most about your career?

It has given me a huge sense of self worth.Very different from anything else. Creating something beautiful comes just a few rungs below giving birth. It has given me back to myself.  After having the girls, and fully embracing being a mommy ( and loving it), I have had a really hard time justifying doing something that is "my own" and " just for me. That's what I love about what I do.

Finally, what is your inspiration for the unique pieces you are doing for Ophelia?  We love them!

With my first meeting with Tori, I was enchanted with the space. I felt very at home there, Ophelia has a beautiful organic, graceful style. So much attention to fine detail. I really enjoy getting to know  Tori's creation of Ophelia. As all pieces that I create for retail are exclusive to that store, I really enjoy " dancing with another person's vision" .

How can people contact you?

website :

email :

phone : 205-283-6997

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Congrats to AUBURN!

As much as this pains Ophelia to say..... WAR EAGLE!   Congratulations to the SEC's Auburn Tigers for winning the National Championship against Oregon.   (At least they're Tigers like us LSU folks!)  

This is one of the few photos we have of Auburn during our football photo shoot. Who knew they would be Nat. Champs? Congrats!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Just think warm...

It's chilly and wet here on the panhandle and we know a lot of you are blanketed with snow.  Let's take our minds to these deliciously warm places for a nice diversion!

We want to know..... if you could visit one tropical destination right now, where would it be?????

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Brett Sandler 2011

Brett Sandler's 2011 summer collection has arrived. Adorable!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Do you have a delightful island vacation planned?

If you are so lucky, remember to come see us first. Ophelia has everything you need to look your 
"beachy chic" best!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Delfina swimwear

Ophelia is in love with Italian Designer Delfina!

In 1992 Delfina Marsaglia decided to create a little collection of swimsuits. Gloria Baume, the editor of Vogue, was vacationing in Rome, bought one of Delfina's stlyes and fell in love with it. Immediately Delfina's swimsuits began selling at Bergdorf Goodmans, Saks fifth avenue, and Barneys. 

Delfina has been featured many times in magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, GQ, Glamour…

The swimsuit collection has now expanded to include tunics, sarongs, pants and other accessories. Only the finest Italian fabrics are used and the embroideries are often made in South Italy by the last generation still taught on the art of hand-embroidering


Today Delfina not only takes care of her own line but also designs and produces the swimwear line for Calypso and Tory Burch.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year Giveaway!

Happy 2011!
Ophelia wants you to win this unique sterling silver bracelet from Santa Fe.  (retail value $263.00)
 Eighteen hand crafted squares gleam and dance from a Greek leather cord. Each square charm is spaced by five hand made jumrings letting the square charms move around the wrist freely and individually. A turquoise nugget slide clasp closes off this bracelet. 

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO is go here and become a FOLLOWER of our blog to register to win (you'll find the link on the right side).   A random drawing will take place on Feb 1 to determine the winner.  It's as easy as that!   This is our way of saying HAPPY NEW YEAR and we hope to see your smiling faces in Ophelia soon!!!


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