For the special launch of our new site Happy Valley Crafters, I decided not to break a bottle of champagne across the bow of my laptop, but instead schlepped my way to Provo, Utah, capital of Utah County and spawning ground of The Osmonds. I had my camera in hand, natch, and was feeling a little bit Private Eye. (Weird tangent: I want to become a private investigator! Yes, I am serious! I have an ‘in.’ I know a guy who knows a guy!)
Stay with me, people.
So there I was, in Provo, thinking about how I was going to score the best photos for HVC. Something quirky. Something funny. Something that you would only find in Utah County. For awhile I thought about herding a bunch of Utah County Ladies to get a great butt shot of all their blinged-out white-stitched Buckle jean rears, butt that oddly did not seem practical. Also, I did not have free smoothies to bribe them with. Instead I found myself drawn to the Utah crafter mothership: The Quilted Bear.
Now, I have a serious fondness for the Quilted Bear. And I support local artists who make things and sell them for diddly. These people rawk! I am totally going to contact some of them and interview them and spotlight them and not make them at all feel uncomfortable! And now having said that, there is some real crazy shiz at the Quilted Bear.
Behold! LITTLE LADY LINGERIE.
Okay, I get that some people want to harken back to an innocent time of boudoirs and children in silky sleepwear, but come on!
I also understand the temptation of naming your store alliteratively. For example: for awhile I was considering calling myself The Cotton Confabulating Consort, but it was too much of a mouthful.
You will note that the right side of the booth has a rack (‘has a rack’ hahaha!) full of lingerie for sizes Luvs Size 4 to Still-Bed-Wetting.
But if you seductively cast your eyes leftward you will see a rack full of larger (tallish? more mature?) lingerie.
I mean, these are not little! These would fit me! Or a teenage girl! Is that the point?! Creeeepy.
And you know what makes all of this so perfect? Little Lady Lingerie even has custom doll lingerie. For your doll. For you to dress your doll in to match your own lingerie. That you are wearing. When you climb into bed. At night. In lingerie. With your doll.