Behind the Brand: Miranda
This is how Miranda Martinez, a 45 year old dark-haired Mediterranean beauty (her father is Spanish), remembers the first time we met, over 15 years ago: “You showed me a lingerie sketch and asked me what I thought. Wow, I didn’t even know where to start. Where exactly were the seams going to be? Was there an underwire? You stopped me, looked deep into my eyes, and said: “Well, that’s exactly what I’ll need you for.”
Since then, Miranda has been in charge of my product development. It’s a loose term; she has a lot of influence on the design process as well. She is completely tuned into me. Knowing that Miranda has my back, I feel free to fly. Knowing that she will always bring me down to earth if necessary, I can reach incredible creative highs.
Do I drive her crazy at times? Miranda laughs. “For sure! But I love how you push and stimulate me, both professionally and personally.
She explains, (you understand I’m blushing at this point): “You come in and completely freak me out with some out-there ideas, say the Golden Karo with its metal cups. You inspire me and my team to outdo ourselves. We come up with a plan which in turn challenges and inspires the manufacturers.”
She smiles. “The customer is just as blown away with the final product, as I was with your original idea. I’m proud to be part of that amazing chain.”
Miranda and I have come a long way. One of our fondest memories is of how we developed the perfect mold for my bras together: by cupping our own breasts with our hands, shaping them till we reached our ideal fit. And here we are, making what we consider the Rolls Royce of bras.
I ask Miranda if she ever wakes up in the morning and wonders: What on earth is Marlies going to come up with today?
“I do,” she says with her sweet smile. “Every day…it’s a challenge and I love it”.
Coming home for xmas
Confession: I am a total Xmas fanatic. I LIVE for the holiday season. While my usual taste can best be described as austere and intellectual, come Christmas, I’m into kitsch. Big time. Bring on the glitter, the glühwein and the sentimental songs!
Real life Cluedo with a sexy twist
Forget about stressful family gatherings and long, boring dinners; let me show you how to survive the (Christmas-) holidays in sexy style!
Embrace your dark side – get inspired for Halloween
Imagine if there were a night where it would be socially acceptable to indulge your deepest darkest dreams. An annual opportunity for women to dress like their sexual fantasies – be it a blood-thirsty vampire or a flirtatious nun – without getting ‘slut shamed’. Wouldn’t that be amazing? Well there is a night just like that, and it happens to be one of my favorite moments of the year: Halloween.
Welcome to the Signature collection
Welcome to the Signature collection, a showcase of the uniquely seductive work of Dutch lingerie designer Marlies Dekkers.