Thursday, April 19, 2007
When I saw the Le Doux "Femme Fatale" suit, I had to have it! It was the perfect simple but feminine suit and I loved the way the skull was used in such a fun way with just the right amount of bling.
If you haven't seen those ubiquitous shots of Cameron Diaz on the beaches of Hawaii wearing a couple of Le Doux suits in all the mags, then maybe you caught Malia Jones on the cover of SURFER magazine wearing one. Le Doux is a combination of Brazilian sexiness and relaxed Californian lifestyle, so all suits are cut Brazilian style, but with a little extra fabric for the "cultural adjustment".
Juliana, and her mother, Marly Renz, are the design duo behind Le Doux, one of the hottest swimwear lines of late--so I'm very excited that Juliana has stopped by today for an interview.
mj: How would you describe your own fashion style?
juliana: I'm a casual dresser during the day. I really like comfort. At night,I love wearing dresses accessorized with fab heels and clutch. I think this look is very feminine and chic.
mj: When you design a bathing suit, what is your inspiration?
juliana: Materials and time periods for reference.
mj: Which is your favorite bathing suit design that you've done?
juliana: Bling and Agate
mj: what do you enjoy most about designing?
juliana: Designing is the best part of the business. It's the time I can really be creative and let my mind run wild.
mj: are you working on anything new?
juliana: We are working on a number of new things. We are launching a lingerie/sleepwear line as well as a chidren's swimwear line.
Here are A FEW THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT JULIANA RENZ
THE FOUR MOST STYLISH PEOPLE THAT INFLUENCED ME:
1 My mother
2 Coco Chanel
FOUR WAYS THAT STYLE MAKES THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
Style is just really great to look at...It's about beauty and harmony, and that makes the world a much better place....
FOUR OF MY FAVORITE DESIGNERS
1 Roberto Cavalli
2 Dolce & Gabbana
3 John Galliano
4 Jean Paul Gaultier
I like the first two because they design clothes for real women. Their designs are very curve hugging and enhancing. The last two because they are such interesting people.
FOUR PLACES WHERE I HAVE LIVED:
Brazil, Hawaii and LA
FOUR TV SHOWS I LOVE TO WATCH:
Sex and the city
Law and Order
Globo TV (brazilian network)
FOUR PLACES I HAVE BEEN ON VACATION IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS:
Brazil, Europe and Hawaii
FOUR WEBSITES I VISIT DAILY (Or at least Weekly):
FOUR OF MY FAVORITE FOODS:
Anything with white truffles
FOUR PLACES I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT NOW:
3 Neiman Marcus
4 At home with my doggie.
Thanks Juliana! To check out more of the Le Doux collection go to: ledouxswimwear.com.