For the past couple of months, Lotus has been undergoing a serious transformation. As we continue evolving our brand, message, and philosophy, we're learning so much about the beauty of the world and the women around us. Women are truly excited to finally discover the Lotus fit: perfect fitting jeans that are comfortable and flattering. We're each embracing the fact that real beauty comes from within, and what you wear and express yourself in is a reflection of that reality. Getting out there and meeting new clients from the Ultimate Women's Expo in both San Francisco andLos Angeles helped us showcase our fit to new clients. Our fitting rooms were packed with women ranging from sizes 2 to 14, all exquisitely beautiful. To see a woman smile as she sees herself fitted inInspire, Joy, Love, or Dream (our new black high waist denim, not yet offered online) for the first time is the most exciting part of all. Thank you so much to our supporters and models who journeyed with us to introduce the Lotus Fit at these trade shows.
We've also been so blessed to be working with the talented Laura Mam, singer & song writer who is currently on her first solo tour in Cambodia right now. Thank you to all the Lotus fans out there who supported Laura in her Kickstarter campaign in September. Laura is quite the busy (queen) bee now, touring internationally, making music videos, and giving back to causes that are near and dear to her heart like Friends International and Somaly Mam Foundation. She's a Lotus woman in every sense.
Speaking of incredible talent, we've been working with some rock stars to bring some amazing media to you. Creative minds tend to travel in packs, and it's no wonder this group we've had the pleasure of connecting with are all friends with a shared passion for creativity. Photo shoots, video blogs, look books...they're all coming your way! Get ready for some stellar news. Lotus is about to take the next BIG step and ready to deliver beauty to the world along the way.
Lastly, we'd like to offer a more unique Lotus experience to you. So much of what we advocate here at Lotus are values of self worth, perseverance, inner strength and fulfillment, and the celebration of true beauty. These values resonate deeply within us, making it fitting we embed these core values within our foundation. Let's keep promoting these virtues.Sign up now and join the conversation as we debut a new series called Lotus Life with our Founder Sarah Coronado. We're ecstatic to reconnect with you!
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Just as we were looking for that dose of inspiration, serendipity took her course and aligned us with a star. She's a pioneer and reviver of culture, rock & roll, and soul. Her story reminds us that no dream is ever too big to chase, and no dreamer is ever too small. Please enjoy learning a bit more about a lotus woman named Laura Mam.View full article →
Lotus Premium Denim was borne out of an inability to find a pair of petite jeans that looked good and fit well.
It all started after my pregnancy when I was trying to lose the baby weight and find a pair of jeans that fit me well. However, after searching high and low and trying on brand after brand, I found that none of the jeans fit me, nor made me look good.
Being 5'2 and a size 6-7 at the time, I went to the petite sections but to my surprise, I still couldn’t find a pair of jeans that fit me correctly! As I grew frustrated in searching for a pair of jeans that fit, I began to wonder, “Am I alone here? How many other women around my size found jean shopping so difficult and unpleasant?”
Photo Credit: Gambita Style - "What is a Gambita?"
Turns out, I’m not alone, and neither is about half the female population who is under 5’4. The interesting thing is, the denim industry considers 5’6 to be petite!
So what does this mean?
It means that jeans, even jeans that are considered to be “petite” are not designed or cut to fit your proportions. People often say that the simple solution is to become friends with your tailor – but that doesn’t mean the jeans will fit you correctly either, just because the length has been altered.
This is partly because all jeans are cut to include placement of the knee break – basically the area where your knee goes. In other words, when you adjust the length, you do not necessarily adjust or move the knee break.
Certain styles like boot cut or wide leg trousers, and distressed washes that fall right at the knee break can't be resolved simply by hemming - it will still be a bad fit and look. If you are interested in learning more, click here to read more on knee breaks and why they matter.
The same thing goes for shopping in the kids’ or juniors’ departments – although I may fit into these clothes, they were not cut to truly flatter or fit my body type.
It is because of these pain points and much more that Lotus Premium Denim was created. We wanted to create jeans that are actually flattering and truly fit the petite woman. From the most flattering washes, proportionate knee breaks and pocket placements, to the more realistic inseams and shape enhancing patterns, we created a petite denim line with a fit and feel that truly compliments a petite woman. No alterations needed.
Traveling can be made easy, when you pack the right products. Here are our Top 5 must haves for traveling.
This amazing product can be used without water, it soaks deep into the skin and hydrates it while lifting the dirt to the surface. It is a self foaming formula. All you need is a tissue to wipe it off. The product is so natural it can be used daily.
2) Oscar Blandi's Pronto Invisible Dry Shampoo Spray ($25)
Whether you're on a plane a boat or a fast and furious roadtrip. Who has time to wash their hair when there's no water. now it's possible to keep your hair fresh and clean and revamp those sagging tresses. Oscar Blandi's Dry Shampoo is great for any hair color or type.
3) Guerlain Terracotta Sun Scrub ($60)
This product helps to prepare your skin for tanning it can be used on your face and body. It exfoliates your skin and leaves you with a healthy even glow and enhances the color of your tan.
4) Borghese Gloss ($18)
The best for lip wear is something that not only protects your lips but has lasting benefits. Borghese Glosses are packed with vitamins. Your lips deserve luxury.
For those of us who don't want the heavy make up while traveling, this is your bestfriend. It has so many benefits. It can be used as a colorless foundation minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores. It makes an awesome primer that can be used under and over your make up, it truly smoothes, refreshes and brightens.
We here at Lotus wish you all safe travels and awesome vacations. Have a blast!
This Lotus Style Series we want to give you the latest patterns, prints and colors in summer tops to mix and match with your Lotus Premium Denim petite jeans. Here's what we have in our closet. Layering is a fun way to play up your denim feel free to combine colors fabrics and print. There's freedom in fashion this summer.
From top to bottom, left to right: Mossimo 3/4 sleeve paisley blouse from Target. $25 / Oasis floral chevron pattern front tie. $39 / Isabel Marant paisley print blouse. $518 / Miss Selfridge beaded crop cami. $68 / Chiara Fashion camouflage cross print black vest top. $10 / KAOS sequin top with drape front camouflage design. $69 / Forever New Isabella shirred blouse. $58 / Versace multi print vest top. $706
Between work meetings, picking up the kids from school, cooking dinner for the family, and everything else in between, stress can get the best of us. We all need to take a moment to breathe, relax more, and stress less. Here are five ways we’ve found helpful to relieve stress in our lives.View full article →
We were thrilled to learn about our next Lotus Woman, Caroline Misan Alvo. A New Yorker with an eye for fashion and function, Caroline founded her own online boutique, Gambita. She explains why she decided to open shop with a niche focus on the Petite market. Her ultimate goal is to help women feel and look their very best.View full article →