Nothing makes a statement like fashion. And no single item of fashion can rival the classic white tee or tank as far as statement making. The white tee says, look at me, and all I am, I AM the art, I am the fashion. But when you add a brilliant design on the front, your taking the statement, and yourself to a whole new level. And thanks to Brett LaBauve at New Orleans very own, BOUFFANT BOUFFANT, I am ready to make my summer statement.
For several years I’ve been searching ASOS, Etsy and yes, even Nasty Gal for a simple shirt, who’s design said something about me AND that I could wear with leggings. Something that conveyed my essence in a design, a FEELING, an ambiance. But all my browser ended up sorting through was tired galaxy prints, lame phrases (adults do suck, yes we get it) and fake esoteric symbols. But when I inadvertently stumbled upon BOUFFANT BOUFFANT’s luxurious and tongue in cheek tee’s and tanks at an April trunk show at New Orlean’s Blue Dream Vintage,I knew I had found what I was looking for in these strikingly original handmade printed tee’s and tanks.
Somehow, some way, BOUFFANT BOUFFANT has been able to sum up an entire lifestyle, into his designs. You see a very modern fresh, clean desire for luxury, with a very classic, foreboding gothic underpinning in his front face designs. There is a clear emotional intelligence, and a wry and observant sense of humour in each print. Wearing a BOUFFANT BOUFFANT tee is like getting your picture taken next to a slick black 1987 Lamborghini by a in-ground pool, holding a fresh organic muddled cocktail and listening to The Cures “Three Imaginary Boys”. The swagger is smart, comfortable, DIY couture, and punk at heart. Not to mention I received expert customer care picking out selections that I am so excited to have because they are soon to be retired originals. Attention to the customer means a lot to me in a shopping world where you can wait 48 hours for an email response, or be holding for an hour on the phone. Bouffant Bouffant made me feel like my purchase mattered, and what I wanted was important. If I could shop with that kind of integrity every day I’d be a happy girl.
BOUFFANT BOUFFANT’s aesthetic is intelligent, luxurious, fun, and wearing an all knowing smirk. I can’t wait to get my hands on more…the skys the limit, and I cant wait to see whats next. ❤