Roslyn Bellerby created Deshabillé so that women could come home from the rat race of the day and kick back wearing something casual and comfortable but still clothing enough to answer the door or take a quick run to the corner store. In addition to the casual style, the garments had to be luxurious, excellent quality, and fashionable. Rosalyn states that “Deshabillé (pronounced dez-ha-bee-ay), local purveyors of luxury lounge and sleepwear, offer a range of beautiful yet practical garments to relax in at home and beyond”.
Looking at the Winter 2008 collection, the Wild Flower pyjama set consisting of pants, solid coloured t-shirt top, printed v-neck top and coat-like robe really is dressy enough to wear outside with its hundred percent cotton herringbone weave and silk front panel. The Sleeping Beauty top in pretty polka dot cotton spandex with long pink bow is elegant worn with the Shimmer Leggings made of cotton spandex.
One of the most unique facets of the designs is that Rosalyn, in conjunction with artists, has created the prints so that they are not found anywhere else, remaining exclusive to Deshabillé. One other feature that stands out when reading the descriptions of the garments, all the fabrics are soft making the items feel good against the skin when wearing.
The company has already received very good press for such a new label (first collection was 2006) having been featured in Marie Claire, Gold Coast, Luxury Style, Diva and Men’s Health. Both the Summer and Winter 2007 collections are still available so there is plenty from which to choose. The company also offers men’s and children’s sleepwear so the whole family can look and feel good while relaxing.
Oh, and for those of you who are not sure what Deshabillé means, it means to dress informally or to undress.