What, you might ask, is going on in this photo? Lingerie hangs in neat rows on the left, a Christmas tree sparkles in the middle and two women talk in the corner as if they were at a party. The venue is the new “What Katie Did” boutique in Hollywood. The women are me and Katie, the designer and entrepeneur behind this fabulous collection of vintage inspired lingerie . The tree is there because the event took place on December 8th, and the whole place was sparkling with holiday fun.
I found the store through my husband, who noticed it on one of his afternoon jogs around the neighborhood. He insisted we go back to take a closer look. We did and I was hooked. I love vintage lingerie, in fact somewhere on Facebook there’s a photo of me at a costume party dressed in a bullet bra and 1950′s girdle. It isn’t exactly easy to find vintage lingerie that fits however, so this line of sexy undergarments was a very exciting discovery. If you’re interested in seeing more the full line is available through their website: http://www.whatkatiedid.us.com/. Here are a few photos to whet your appetite.
The party at the store was a lot of fun. I was especially excited to meet Katie, who is a charming woman and a real inspiration. She told me that when she could no longer find the stockings she liked she decided to start manufacturing them herself, and “What Katie Did” was started. Now she offers lingerie and vintage inspired bathing suits as well as old-fashioned stockings. Katie told me she wears the lingerie herself at least 90% of the time and I can see why. I wish all my underwear was this pretty! Here are a few more photos of the party, Katie, and the boutique.
Have you ever heard of “What Katie Did”? Do you like vintage lingerie? Would you ever wear any of these pieces?