Comexim began production in 2004, after Anna and Krzysztof Matczak noticed a gap in the lingerie market for small band and large cup bras. Eager to fulfill this demand, they hired a professional construction expert and created their company with the intention to make their clients' wishes come true. They are absolutely committed to customer satisfaction; as Anna said, she's "happiest when her clients are happy". When asked about her design perspective, she was similarly inclusive and replied that her vision of design develops alongside her clients so it may be the best possible match for each party.
There are a lot of things I regret doing and I'm sure there are only bundles of more embarrassing, character devaluing delights in my future, but one thing I'm not ashamed of is taking pictures of myself in my underwear and publishing them on the Internet. Deep down, I can hear a culturally attuned voice inside going, What are you doing, you crazy slut!?. And I'm sure most of you are thinking "Good God!" and wondering who raised me to be such a heathen. I'm sure the person who raised me is thinking the exact same thing and calculating how fast she can take me out of the will. Sorry, Mom.
Riding on the bus to Lodz to meet Ewa Michalak, I broke out in a cold sweat. I had been anticipating this moment since I scheduled the interview and in the days before, I had found a frightening void of resource information and was left feeling utterly unprepared. I knew Ms. Michalak was an enigmatic figure, but I had not realized how thoroughly modern and entrepreneurial her story is. She taught herself to sew, raised through the industry ranks on her own merit, and her independent label thrives through the international reach of the Internet. In her own country, her brand is considered a small player while abroad, her products are discussed endlessly on social media, enthusiastically reviewed by bloggers, and purchased with the utmost consumer anticipation. I am enormously grateful to have had the pleasure of meeting Ewa and I am delighted to finally share this peek behind the curtain with you.
After I blogged about pencil skirts last week (Your suggestions were wonderful, BTW!), I realized I'd done something about the situation and I'd forgotten to write about it. Before I went to Poland, I paid a visit to the tailor and got a slew of skirts taken in at the waist. So, tailors! A girl's best friend? Not exactly - some of the skirts came back better, but not as tucked as I'd like. Others worked really well and I took them on my trip. But then again, I have a very basic understanding of the profession so maybe it would be technically impossible to nip it as much as I'd like. I have to get my hips in it, after all! What's your take on tailoring? Are you a veteran or novice tailoree like me?
It's been killing me to have these on my laptop and not share them with everybody. I promised myself I'd present the Polish lingerie companies in the order I saw them so I've had these photographs since March. Some of the bras down below you might've already seen - the S Ptyś, S Iwette, and S Lolitka are now available on the Ewa Michalak website. Hopefully, y'all still appreciate my real life (read: untrained) images. Just a little underpinnings fun to kick off the weekend!