Meet Monica Wise Designer of L*Space

Meet the woman behind the award-winning, celebrity-approved, consumer-favorite bikini brand, L*Space: Monica Wise

Imagine yourself in the South of France, where you spend your days on a white, sandy beach lounging underneath an umbrella. During the evenings, you leisurely explore the narrow cobblestone streets lined with shops full of one-of-a-kind treasures that any fashionista would kill to get her hands on. This is exactly what Monica Wise, Creative Director and Lead Designer of L*Space, did last summer while on her “inspirational journey” to designing the 2012 L*Space collection.

On the home-page of L*Space’s website, Monica gives a brief introduction to the 2012 collection and her inspirations for it.

The women there (South of France) have amazing style—not just in what they wear but also in their ultra-confident attitudes. How that inspired the 2012 line came in many shapes and forms…like a tiny piece of hardware I saw on a Parisian handbag, the color of a Cannes beach club umbrella, the many shades of the Mediterranean, or the stripe of a straw market bag. All of these gorgeous elements are now a part of the 2012 line, I think the best one yet.

It’s no wonder why A-list celebrities such as Cameron Diaz, Gwen Stefani, Kate Hudson, and Jessica Alba are devoted fans of L*Space. The luxurious bikinis, cover-ups, dresses, and shorts are glamorous yet wearable – a feat few designers have mastered.

I decided to track down the brains behind this universally-loved brand, to find out how Monica Wise prefers her mojitos and what’s playing on her iPod right now. On behalf of myself and all the readers, thank you, Monica, for taking the time to share a glimpse into that wonderfully creative mind of yours.




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