Supermodel Caprice popped in yesterday to tell us all about her lingerie range, By Caprice, taking time out from designing to answer all your questions about the fabulous brand…
FB: Hi Caprice! What’s your secret tip to great fashion? Which clothing styles are you in love with and why?
Caprice: My style is eclectic e.g. I’ll wear designer shoes and a bag and coat with high street trousers and blouse. I tend to always mix and match.
FB: What encouraged you to start designing lingerie?
Caprice: When I turned 30 I thought, ‘Oh dear, I’d better start thinking about what’s next after modelling!’ At that point I thought about what everyone would buy into – lingerie. Then I called up the CEO of Debenhams and told them I had a brilliant idea – I thought he should thrust millions of pounds and do a licence deal with me and I couldn’t believe at that point he did it! I had a licence deal for 5 years with the gorgeous Debenhams to licence out my name, then I took it over and started distributing to them. I’m really indebted to Debenhams as they gave me my beginnings.
FB: What are you favourite colours and fabrics to use in your ranges and why?
Caprice: I love black but my best selling colour is fuchsia. My customer loves bold embroideries and laces; they appreciate the embellishment and the close eye to detail.
FB: Great to see a designer that goes down to a 30 back! Are you going to extend the G cup availability to your entire range?
Caprice: Honey it is available! We go to a 30A-30G, we’ve got you covered babes.
FB: Do you have a swimwear range?
Caprice: Yes I do. I think it’s because of the TV show I did, Splash, which has left me with one style remaining. We sold out in three weeks but you can still buy online so make sure you check it out.
FB: I love your lingerie range as it’s great that someone is designing pretty underwear for bigger busted ladies. What is your favourite piece in the collection?
Caprice: You’ve got to check out Precious Bacio in pink and nude, it also comes in white and black – you will love the fit. It is so comfortable and it’s definitely a far cry from a torpedo bra. It’s a beautiful fit for the E-Gs and one of my best sellers.
Thank you everyone for all your questions, I’ve had a great time speaking to all of you. Don’t forget to check out my new collection! This double booster is new to the collection and has been flying off the shelves – if you need a bit of help on top, this will probably make you look like Dolly Parton… trust me! >>http://bit.ly/159iT6e