In a perfect world I would live only in Garbe Luxe
But life is never perfect…although it’s getting there because I’ve recently added a few more GL pieces to my wardrobe. And I must say it’s not only because Natalia, the designer behind the brand is a good friend of mine. She is the best advertisement though…with or without even realizing it.
On a recent visit to Palm Springs we put on an impromptu mini fashion show in a hotel room with another friend and my sister. And because the product is so well made (in Los Angeles no less; a rarity), and the fit is just right along with comfy quality fabric it’s a no-brainer…we of course wanted it all…even stuff that wasn’t for sale (like from Nat’s own wardrobe from last season) and a few items still in progress. Didn’t matter – we still wanted it.
There’s always been a fine line to what is popularly coined “athleisure” as to whether you can wear it to places other than to and from the gym or running errands. But with this brand I would wear it for casual day wear any time. It’s the missing link. The replacement for jeans + a t-shirt for daytime for walking the dogs, meeting a friend for lunch, shopping, dropping kids to school (providing you have kids), here and there….also for the gym. Some images from the Holiday Lookbook:
A STYLISH LINE of comfortable, functional athletic/lifestyle wear that I think you should know aboutif you don’t already since it’s been getting press in magazines such as Elle, Vogue, Redbook and Shape. I’ve basically been living in my Garbe Luxe basic, seam and moto leggings and not just for going to the gym. For evening you can find me in the Luca pant – a little too often.
Garbe Luxe is not only well made, the clothing fits beautifully (which let’s be honest, is our main objective) and looks good in all the right places. I wear the short & long bra tops for yoga or running and in the summer I love the various tanks and t-shirts. No doubt that they’re current and fashionable because they’re designed by my unfussy stylish friend Natalia MacLeod who is originally from Montreal and now makes her home in Los Angeles where everything is made. As soon as I found out that she was creating an athletic wear line I wanted it – whatever she wears I want because I always admired her simple, elegant style. She’s also exotically beautiful.
GARBE LUXE is a contemporary collection of sporty edge styles perfect to take you from your workout and into your day. The collection is all about helping your athletic wear gracefully make the transition to the world beyond the exercise studio (très L.A.). Whether heading to a morning meeting, dropping off the kids or joining friends for lunch, GARBE LUXE has you covered so you always feel polished, confident and comfortable.
Paired back minimalism, luxurious fabrics, and mix-and-match options create sophisticated options for your on-the-go life.
Can’t say enough about this casually chic, comfortable, eclectic clothing line. You won’t need to give up comfort for pure style – you can have both. Some pieces you’ll just want to use for working out (or at least look like you are) but for the most part, the separates are worn in a tasteful relaxed manner – Made in California style with an edge. Like the girl who designs it, my friend Natalia. She’s a natural so of course I was excited when she first told me about this line…but aside from the fact that she’s a friend I wear Garbe Luxe a lot…because it’s so well made and I love it. Thanks Nat for creating these cool cutting- edge designs.
The Pants: For instance, I find myself more often than not reaching for the (not so) basic and seam leggings to wear in place of jeans and the Luca (leather-like) legging for informal evening wear. The moto legging I wear for both running and as a basic legging for a sporty cool vibe. The VIV Foldover I’ve even worn out dancing – feels great for movement and resembles a dress pant. They all wear very well and keep their shape after washing which is a BIG plus.
The Tops: I don’t have ALL of them just yet but I do get plenty of wear from the striped Piper shirt + Biko super cozy pocketed sweatshirt right now and the low-back tank and classic undershirt tank (which is great for layering by the way) when the weather is warmer. The material is made from super soft high quality organic cotton. The long and the short of it: both style bra tops are worn regularly for gym or running. They keep me secure, are breathable, comfy and flattering – something not always found with these types of tops. They are not like the others even if they resemble some that are
out there – trust me on this.
Last year the lifestyle line was picked up by Neiman Marcus in 18 stores. They currently have orders from over 30 retailers and are featured in ShopBop.com – the world’s leading online fashion boutique.
Garbe Luxe was featured recently in Elle Magazine (wait-listed hottest item the GARBE LUXE Moto legging) and was featured in Garance Dore’s blog (one of the most popular fashion bloggers) on the list as her favorite things packed for her Bali vacation! Hey, they were also packed for The Girl Who Would be King’smini vacation to Palm Springs over the holidays.
From the website: GARBE LUXE is a lifestyle collection designed for the fashionable woman that desires to look stylish in both her casual and active wardrobe. The result is a thoughtful clothing line, which integrates functional design, technical fabrics, and impeccable construction with a stylish edge.
GARBE LUXE is proudly and responsibly designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, California.