It’s April, Blog Reader. You know what that means? That means “It Is Time”. Time to come out from hiding underneath those winter layers, out from behind the woollen coats and floaty capes and time to get “Summer Body Ready” (SBR). I know you are already thinking of this Blog Reader, perhaps even dreading it since Easter is annoyingly placed between Winter and Summer when we should be working on our SBR regime. Meh but what is one chocolate mini egg or two in Spring, you ask? Well this year nothing, Blog Reader, because a SBR regime requires a hot-workout-kit to motivate you to get down to the hard work that is required and I have found us the perfect athletic gear to get SBR in.
Let me introduce MICHI. I was told about this designer by the lovely lady behind Quite Continental who got me involved in her regular “Barre n Belles” workout at Pilates on 5th last week. I love Pilates and the work of Tracy Anderson and I loved the class as a combination of those kind of moves, although the introduction of a 10lb kettlebell weight didn’t go down to well with me at first. I am quite sure, had I been wearing some of this fabulous sports and dance wear clothing from MICHI I would have had that little bit more motivation to work harder towards my SBR goals.
“MICHI is an edgy, fashion-forward, utilitarian active lifestyle brand. It represents enduring sophistication, alluring femininity, exceptional quality and impeccable fit. MICHI originated from the desire to fill the gap between provocative, glamorous lingerie and comfortable, utilitarian athletic wear.” [StyleOnTheCouch writes: Did I hear “lingerie” and “athletic wear” together? THE range for me then!]
“MICHI is inspired by the seductive, sleek and fantastical super heroine costume mixed with sensual boudoir chic overtones, but is transformed to cater to a modern active lifestyle. Luxurious and cutting edge fabrics with innovative high performance finishes, such as super-soft Italian cotton jersey, four-way stretch Swiss nylon lycra and sumptuous mesh, are used for comfort, breathability, durability – and of course style.”
“Each piece in the Fall 2011 Collection is immaculately constructed and expertly contoured with seemingly weightless stretch fabric. Constructed to fit, flatter and function, MICHI creates length, smooth curves and a perfectly sculpted feminine form. Each piece can be effortlessly mixed, matched and layered to expose intricate details such as peek-a-boo bra straps and stylized waistbands. With its edgy sensuality and simple yet flattering lines, MICHI sets a new standard for sportswear. Rich in detail and suggestive contrasts, MICHI makes you feel sexy yet sophisticated, powerful yet feminine, comfortable yet polished”
I adore the look of this collection. For me it absolutely captures the power of femininity. I want to take mine to the gym right now so I’m placing my order…..
Let’s hear about Michelle, who is the designer behind the MICHI range: