Author Archives: La Vie en Orange

About La Vie en Orange

I've been sewing since I was 4. Grandma started teaching me with Barbie and pot holder loops. Barbie had a lot of neon tube tops and mini skirts that season. :) Soon I was taking lessons and making pillows, shorts, pajama pants. Meanwhile I was flexing my entrepreneurial muscles selling homemade necklaces and hair bows at school. Fast -forward 20(!) years, and here I am. So excited to be selling eco-friendly undies and sharing my something special with the world! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Seattle Stevie Giveaway & Launch of!

Oh man!  Exciting things are afoot! is live!  Swing by and check out some of the new goodies I’ve added (like my services and portfolio tabs…), and then, pleasepleaseplease skip off to Seattle Stevie’s blog for a chance at … Continue reading

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A Year of Going Bananas

My business is celebrating its first birthday this week! The weird thing is, I wouldn’t have noticed if it hadn’t been for the Girls on the Run of Puget Sound auction I attended tonight.  It was just in time for … Continue reading

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Studio Dreams

My husband and I have recently made one of the biggest decisions of our adult lives:  to become homeowners.  So scary and so grown up and so logical (?) in this market and with these interest rates.  And exciting.  Because … Continue reading

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Dear Reader! How art thou? I am feeling silly and excited and a flurry of activity! Exciting things lay on the horizon – lots of fabulous feedback from the mens about their undie needs. I heard a lot about “the … Continue reading

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Surveying the landscape

Just a week after International Women’s Day, and all I can think about is what’s going on in men’s pants.  (Note:  I did think twice before typing that, but decided it wasn’t so racy since I’m actually talking about underpants. … Continue reading

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Aux Grandes Femmes!

Happy International Women’s Day!  I’ve loved IWD ever since studying abroad in Paris.  I lived down the hill from the Panthéon, and that year, the powers that be hung huge posters of influential women from its columns in honor of the day, … Continue reading

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Market Research

Picture, if you will, my sister-in-law and I at a party on Saturday night. It was in a beautiful, I-swear-I-saw-it-on-Pinterest, super modern, yet way DIY loft in Portland, with 60+ gay men.  Did I mention there were only 2 other … Continue reading

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