i started writing about this last wednesday, but then i got sidetracked by those pesky deadlines, and ended up with... nothing. anyhoo, next time you're in rustan's makati, check out the newly opened natori shop-in-shop (it took over half of the liz claiborne space). josie natori herself was there at a press lunch held last wednesday at east, which is just a few steps away from the boutique on the second-floor ladies' section called the gallerie. here is the always-chic and super-slim ms. natori telling us all about it:
this is one of those women i look up to. i love stories like hers—how a bunch of embroidered blouses made in the philippines catapulted her into one of the most important names in the international fashion scene! the boutique will start out selling the lingerie, loungewear, and sleepwear that she is famous for.
here's josie showing off a gray cowl-neck top that looks so comfy yet luxurious—you can dress this up with accessories and take it out at night, or wear it with leggings and lie on the couch all day. your choice!
a rack of caftans that had me fantasizing i was in my beautifully designed home entertaining 50 of my closest friends with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres—in the 60s. hehe...
the boutique will be slowly introducing the other product lines into the mix. eventually, they'll be carrying bath and bedding, eyewear, fragrance, ready-to-wear, and, yes, even the home collection! and guess what—according to her, prices will actually be 10% cheaper than in new york! congratulations, ms natori! here she is with ms. nedy tantoco, president of rustan's commercial corporation.