Whether you’re in a relationship, or celebrating with your girls, it’s fun to get a little sexy on Vday.
If you’re in a relationship I hope there will be an abundance of romance in your life this Saturday, and if not, I hope you can still get festive and enjoy the holiday.
Nico and I are doing dinner at our fav restaurant, but I must say I am kind of jealous of all the super cute girls night idea’s I’ve ben hearing about this Vday. I have a single friend that is going to a “Single Awareness Day” party on the 14th. They made cute little treats like chocolate covered strawberries, cookies, and will be popping champagne. The girls are doing a sexy pajamas secret santa style gift exchange for their “future boyfriends.” I thought that was such a cute idea!
Either way, sexy, cut, sleepwear is totally a must on Feb 14th, which is why I am completely loving American Made Uye Surana.
“Uye Surana (pronounced Yoo Sur-rah-nuh) is a New York based and manufactured label that blends lingerie, clothing, and loungewear seamlessly into women’s wardrobes for an effortless sense of fashion. The designer, Monica Wesley, formed the name Uye Surana as an alias for her label from family names to combine her Japanese and European descent.” –Uye Surana
Wait real quick… coincidence.. I am 1/4 Japanese! Okay back to Uye Surana…
“Carefully crafted in NYC of high-quality materials, Uye Surana utilizes airy silks, mesh, & lace and specializes in unique hand-dyed silk techniques. Monica loves to create interesting material combinations in a soft and delicate nature. She strives to create a juxtaposition of styles, whether it is romanticizing relaxed aesthetics or mixing ethereal materials with modern lines. She creates specialty pieces that feel uniquely you, putting the wearer at the forefront of her designs.” –Uye Surana
So cool! I am really loving Monica’s designs. They are so elegant and timeless. I picked up this little set to wear on Valentine’s Day. How cute?
I love the lace detailing on the bra. Both the bra and shorts are silk with detailing, making them soo comfortable but still super sexy. I love the combo! There is also a matching panty, but I prefer the shorts.
Get the above bra HERE and knit trimmed shorts HERE.
This dress is on sale! It’s black, simple and elegant, yet sexy because of gorgeous lace detailing around the neckline.
See all the designs from Uye Surana HERE, and believe me, there are many more!
I’m pretty obsessed with everything this company is doing. We all know that the made in USA label has its up and downsides for businesses, so I sat down with Monica to ask a few questions about manufacturing in the USA:
Miss American Made: Why did you choose to manufacture in the USA?
Monica: I wanted to produce small quantities of styles that felt special and unique. Producing in the US allows me to do this rather than overseas, which typically begins at 1000 pieces per each style. Additionally I wanted to have more knowledge of where the garments are being produced, whether it was a small run of styles that were created in our studio or at our factory in Brooklyn, manufacturing locally allows for more control over this.
MAM: Is manufacturing in the USA easier or more difficult?
Monica: You can definitely look at it either way, but overall there are more positive aspects for us.
Since we are able to work with small quantities produced locally, we have more flexibility and creativity when it comes to our products. We can create a new colorway, hand-dye small batches of material used in our sleepwear, or experiment with new material choices in a matter of weeks.
Unfortunately our costs are higher than overseas production, but in return we focus on the quality and thoughtfulness in our material choices, fit, and designs.
MAM: In your opinion, what does an American Made label represent?
Monica: American-made represents supporting local production to keep these resources in tact and fair labor.