Its been two weeks since we launched our debut collection for The Inspiration Seekers and to this day, Char and I are in shock, in awe and deeply grateful for the reception, support and feedback that we’ve been receiving. We know all of this would not be possible were it not for our amazing friends and family who took the time to join us at our intimate launch and spread the word about our latest adventure. We sound like a broken record but again, thank you, thank you, thank you!
We couldn’t imagine a better turnout and can’t help but smile when we look back at how crazy fun that day was with friends old and new hanging out, shopping and just generally feeding off each other’s energy.
Truth be told, we’re still surprised whenever we get comments from friends, former customers as well as complete strangers about how much they miss L’Indochine and what it was to them. I suppose when we closed our stores we never really understood the impact it had on others. L’Indochine to us was our home, our lives, our blood, sweat and tears for 5 years. It was also our inspiration, our happiness and the people in it, our family. What we failed to grasp was that it was also a haven for others. A place to get together, hangout, breathe and just be.
With the launch, we were reminded of the good old days– the fun we’d always have at the store, the exciting collaborations and uplifting camaraderie between women from different backgrounds all coming together and sharing their vision and take on inspired living.
Our dear friend Sheila Catilo couldn’t have said it better: “I remember standing in front of L’Indochine with Leona when they switched off its sign & closed the store for good at SM Aura. It really did feel like the end of an era. But now, after a year and a half of hoping and praying for their comeback, we found ourselves with hearts (and shopping bags) full, in a room of women who were regular customers of this duo called The Inspiration Seekers. We were all there celebrating what was not just our common source of retail therapy, but this wonderful community of friends that grew even bigger yet tighter long after they’ve closed their store’s doors.”
Indeed the biggest gift L’Indochine has ever given us was this amazing community of women who continuously support and cheer each other on. They are who we aspire to be and they are who inspire us to do what we do. We love to search, and we love to share which is exactly what The Inspiration Seekers is all about.
Our collection is made up of pieces that we chose with great care, love and a unanimous NEED TO HAVE it feel. These are closet essentials that we believe women will reach out for day after day, year after year.
Read on to see our favorite moments from the launch as well as the amazing people who made it all possible.
Photos by: Sheila Catilo
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