Coquette to release catalog

Since the early 1980s, there has always been a market for edgy intimate apparel. Alternative fashions emerged with many genres of subculture movements which included a plethora of styles and interpretations. Although Coquette International has a reputation for creating the most luxurious lingerie in the industry, the company is also a large distributor of alternative styles, known as its Darque Collection.

“We are taking a new direction with our Darque collection this year by releasing a catalog entirely dedicated to these styles,” states Coquette’s Creative Director, Cindy Cipriano. “We usually feature our Darque styles as a supplement in our annual catalogs, but the response we have received for these particular styles warrant an entire book.”

This is the first time since 2009 that Coquette has released a Darque catalog, suggesting that alternative styles are on the rise.

Coquette’s National Sales Manager, Dave George, offers his thoughts on the new collection. “Right now you see a lot of extreme fashion seen with Lady Gaga and other celebrities wearing wet look pieces and lingerie as outerwear. Since this edgy look is so in style, the general public is looking to create their interpretations of this trend.”

The Darque collection for this year features 16 new seductive styles using classic PVC and wet look materials mixed with lace and satin ribbons to add a delicate mainstream appeal to the line.

“The greatest thing about this year’s Darque Collection is that the skirts and dresses can be worn out and even paired with a piece of your own clothing as a trendy statement,” adds George.

In anticipation to Coquette’s Darque catalog with a release date of March 28, 2011 at the International Lingerie Show in Las Vegas, Coquette would like to treat you to an exclusive sneak peek!
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enjoy a warm winter

It got cold overnight, and they turned up overnight, too. Here, "they" means a kind of boots, the uggs boots. Things happened like this. The first snow in this year came unexpectedly. I haven't prepared my winter clothes yet. When I went to class, I found most of my classmates wore the same kind of boots. I asked them about the boots. I could hardly understand why these boots attract so much attention as in my eyes they were clumsy, heavy and easy to get stained. However, after asking my friends, who have been the advocates of uggs, I changed my mind.

A friend introduced them to me in a professional way. The surface of the uggs boots seemed nothing special to me in the past. I can't believe that they were made of so valuable material. All the uggs classic boots are made from the world finest genuine twin-faced sheepskin. This material is more than luxury that it has ability to provide cozy comfort in winter as they choose a kind of sheepskin that is extremely dense. Knowing the truth about the surface of the boots, I threw all my prejudice away. One of them searched on Internet and showed me some pictures of the boots. I fell in love with the uggs classic products at the first sight this time, though it is still not so smart.

"Your feet are always freezing in winter, aren't you?" Another friend went on. "I have tried last winter. The uggs does keep my feet warm. I can feel the fur inside. What's more, however hot your feet are, and how much sweat they get, the inside of your shoes won't be wet and cold down to freeze your feet. The fur can enforce the sweat out of the shoes quickly. The soles of boots are made of foam, which means the boots are not as heavy as they look like."

Now I know why uggs boots are so attractive. I think it is the luxury of its material and its comfort that make it sell well. Even those Hollywood stars choose the uggs. For us, we can enjoy lightweight, long lasting wear, too. I think I should buy myself a pair of uggs boots and enjoy a warm winter.
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Retro Ice Bag

Gal Pal is starting off their 2011 with a bang and have announced two of their newest patterns of ice bags to be added to their already expansive line. The two new styles of patterns are the "Red Cross Retro Ice Bag" which is available now and the Monkeys Retro Ice Bag which will be available the first week of February 2011. Gal Pal Inc., is the only company that has such an array of styles to choose from and people find that there is a pattern for everyone.

Gal Pal is the industry leader in the fashion forward line of the Retro Ice Bags and Gal Pal Retro Ice Bag customers should not be fooled by impostor's or copy cats. "The Gal Pal is loved by mom's, kids, dad's, hip fashionista's and now we can add animals to our list! Yes, we have learned that veterinarian hospitals are using our ice bags on pets who have head trauma! How about that Paris Hilton - now your pooch too can use an ice bag if your dog has a boo boo on its head! We just thought that was one of the sweetest things we have heard." said co-founder Shannon Larkin. "A veterinarian called in asking to buy some for the head trauma patients that they get, and it literally just warmed my heart. Not only do they mend tiny boo boo's to great big boo boo's on people, but now they are mending heads of pets!" commented co-founder Courtney Graham. "just gave us a warm fuzzy feeling inside." she continued. "There are so many styles to choose from, you won't be able to pick just one." summed up Larkin.


ENVI Shoes

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