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Valentine’s Day Pop-Up with Uwila Warrior

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Next week, we will host a pop-up shop with Uwila Warrior, a line of luxurious intimate apparel founded by Beacon Hill resident Lisa Mullan, an impressive business woman, entrepreneur, and mom to three.

Addressing the conundrum women face every morning of comfort versus invisible panty lines, Uwila Warrior set out to give you both, and then some. All of the styles in the collection are designed with the brand’s signature “Happy Seam” vanishing edge (by the way, these are tried-and-true, the lines really are invisible!) The brand, now in its second year, offers a pair for your every mood. Soft silk or jersey knit. Solid neutrals, bold colors (think Nirvana Purple and Solar Yellow), or even glow-in-the-dark. Feeling like a ‘Cranky Pants’, ‘Hard Ass’ or in the mindset of “Kickin Butt’? They have them all. Even a special collection for Valentine’s Day, which will be showcased at the pop-up.

Shop Uwila Warrior at Dress next Thursday through Sunday. Stop by Dress Thursday evening, February 9th, after 5:00, and meet the founder, Lisa, when we kickoff the collaboration. Champagne and bites will be served.

Uwila Warrior Pop-Up Shop
Dress (70 Charles Street)
Thursday – Sunday, February 9th – 12th
**Meet the designer Thursday, February 9th @ 5:00

 

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NAME:  Lisa Mullan

TITLE:  Founder/CEO Uwila Warrior

THE STORY:  We’ve all been there. There’s nothing worse than trying to conquer the world and having to slow down because our underwear is giving us a wedgie. Or, when we do wear a comfortable pair of undies, we catch a glance of ourselves in the bathroom mirror and face the harsh reality that we’re wearing granny pants. Not appealing, right?  I agree. That’s why I set out to fix this problem for women everywhere, creating a brand of comfortable and beautiful underwear that works under every one of your outfits.  That is how Uwila Warrior was created.

It’s not always what you know (and I knew nothing about the apparel industry), but who you know that can help solve a problem. In this case, that was one of my closest friends from college.  We were roommates in our early years out of college in New York City: I was slugging it out in business school and starting out as an investor during the tech boom of the late ‘90s, while my friend had landed a hot job at a young fashion company, Marc Jacobs.

As fate would have it, after almost 15 years at Marc Jacobs, my friend left in 2014. The timing couldn’t have been more fortunate.  You see, my friend could make the right introductions, and connected me to another Marc Jacobs alumna, Nesli Danisman, at Angora Group, to address this monstrous issue.

My background in finance, technology and internet combined with Nesli’s expertise and know-how in fashion set the stage to tackle the women’s underwear problem.  Uwila is now sold strictly online (and at this amazing Pop Up Shop with Dress). We launched last Fall and have been spreading the good word since.   

FAVORITE PAIR: Talk about Sophie’s Choice… That’s a tough one.  At first, my favorite was the glow in the dark “happy seams”. However, my kids were misbehaving one day and as I started to chase them around I yelled ‘Don’t make me mad, I’m wearing my “cranky pants” today’, then they fell right into place – so the silk “Cranky Pants” may have taken the lead. Who knew a pair of underwear could help with keeping your children in line?

VALENTINE’S DAY PLANS:  I’m currently debating between wearing my “Sex” or “TV” Uwila silks under a fabulous Ulla Johnson dress. As for plans, I have a date with my daughters to bake 40+ brownies for their birthday celebration at school on February 15th.  After that, my husband and I will chill with some good wine and a homemade dinner.  Instead of fighting the crowds we prefer to stay in and have a romantic dinner at home.

 

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Style Inspiration: Travel

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Finding the perfect travel outfit (a time when comfort is a key factor), especially when you are traveling from one climate to another, can be tricky. The right combination often includes: boyfriend jeans or cropped cotton pants, a tank or t-shirt under a cardigan, hoodie, or light jacket (choose something you are likely to wear during your trip), a scarf, flat shoes (like ballet flats or slip-on sneakers), and chic sunglasses.

Taking inspiration from across the internet, below are some of our favorite looks.

Happy travels!

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It’s Back: Monogram Your Baggu

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

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We are pleased to collaborate once again with Marblehead-based Cece Dupraz on a very special monogram offering.  This season, choose from our collection of new Baggu bags and adorn it with a new Cece Dupraz monogram font in your choice of thread color, now including ombré options.

A thoughtful, personalized gift idea for family members and friends, all orders placed by December 4th will be available at Dress for pick-up by December 21st, just in time for Christmas.

 

1)  CHOOSE YOUR BAG  |  Leather Bag options include: Basic Tote, Medium Flat Clutch, Large Stash Clutch, and Medium Stash Clutch.

2)  CHOOSE YOUR MONOGRAM  |  Monogram font options include: Mansfield or Margaret (4″ x 4″) for larger bag styles (Basic Tote, Large Stash Clutch, and Medium Flat Clutch) and Monroe or William (2″ x 2″) for smaller bag styles (the Medium Stash).

3)  CHOOSE YOUR THREAD COLOR  |  The 4″ x 4″ Mansfield and Margaret monogram fonts are available in ombré thread colors only, including: Royal Blue Ombre, Black Ombre, Rainbow Ombre, or Brown Ombre. The 2″ x 2″ Monroe and William monogram fonts are available in solid thread colors only, including: Gold, Silver, Navy, Black, or Brown.

4)  VISIT OR CALL DRESS AT 617-248-9910 TO PLACE YOUR ORDER  |  All orders placed by December 7th will be available at Dress for pick-up by December 21st.

Please see below for Baggu bag and Cece Dupraz monogram font options.

 

Baggu Leather Basic Tote Bag

($160;  15 in. H x 10 in. W x 5.25 in. D.)

Colors Available:  Mineral, Molasses, Saddle and Black

Monograms Available:  ALL (4″ x 4″ Mansfield, 4″ x 4″ Margaret, 2″ x 2″ Monroe, 2″ x 2″ William)

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Baggu Cotton Canvas Shopper

($36;  15.5 in. H x 18 in. W x 5 in. D.)

Colors Available:  Black

Monograms Available:  ALL (4″ x 4″ Mansfield, 4″ x 4″ Margaret, 2″ x 2″ Monroe, 2″ x 2″ William)

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Baggu Leather Large Stash Clutch

($68;  8 in. H x 14 in. W x 4.5 in. D.)

Color Available:  Black

Monograms Available:  ALL (4″ x 4″ Mansfield, 4″ x 4″ Margaret, 2″ x 2″ Monroe, 2″ x 2″ William)

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Baggu Leather Medium Pouch

($44;  8 in. H x 10 in. W.)

Colors Available: Black

Monograms Available:  ALL (4″ x 4″ Mansfield, 4″ x 4″ Margaret, 2″ x 2″ Monroe, 2″ x 2″ William)

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Baggu Leather Medium Stash Clutch

($48;  6.5 in. H x 10 in. W x 3 in. D.)

Colors Available:  Oxblood, Midnight (Suede), Saddle and Black

Monograms Available:  LIMITED (2″ x 2″ Monroe and 2″ x 2″ William only)

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Cece Dupraz Monogram Fonts

The 2″ x 2″ monogram fonts (Monroe and William) can be used on any of the above Baggu bag styles.

 

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The 4″ x 4″ monogram fonts (Mansfield and Margaret) can be used on only the Leather Basic Tote, Cotton Canvas Shopper, Large Leather Stash Clutch, and Medium Leather Flat Pouch.

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UK-Based Whistles is once again available at Dress!

Monday, November 24th, 2014

We are thrilled beyond words to reintroduce the amazing London-based contemporary fashion brand Whistles at Dress! Signature looks of the brand are now available in-store, including an evening lace dress ($310), a utility jumpsuit ($375), day to evening trousers ($155), and an embellished neck knit top ($195).

About Whistles: Led by CEO Jane Shepherdson (photographed below), who relaunched the brand in 2008, Whistles encapsulates an intelligent sense of design with timeless and luxurious pieces. Collections are modern and laid back with an attention to detail and quality. Whistles has become a wardrobe staple for fashion editors and industry leaders, characterized by its contemporary and effortless style.

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

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