INtrigue INsider: Henley by Garbe

What is a Henley?

My very first Henley was a waffle cotton knit bodysuit in dove grey ordered from the Victoria’s Secret Catalogue.  That started my love for this type of casual shirt.

I find this one from Garbe an impeccably constructed shirt in one of the most luxurious mercerized cottons.  It’s a take on the classic henley but with a bit of an edge with details like italian buttons and raw seams.  Comfy yet sophisticated.  Note: It is NOT a bodysuit.


grey henley
I wear these 3 more than I’d like to admit.
Monique in her Garbe

Trivia: They were so named because this particular style of shirt was the traditional uniform of rowers in the English town of Henley-on-Thames.

Originally quite popular in the early 1970s, Henley shirts have recently made a fashion comeback.

In his biography of Ralph Lauren, the journalist Michael Gross quotes a New York merchant who recalled showing a vintage shirt to a Ralph Lauren buyer: “I showed this fellow underwear—a three-button long-sleeve shirt by Johnstown Knitting Mills. He said, ‘This is a new shirt.’ That’s where he got the idea for the Henley shirt.”


INtrigue INsider – getting spOILed!

Get SpOILed – Be SpOILed – Feel SpOILed!

I’m excited to share with you our brand new product line: spOILed face oil & ÉtOILe facial mist. It’s so new that in fact we are just in the process of getting proper labelling and our shopping cart set up to take orders.  SpOILed face oil was formulated as an overnight luxe comfort product, incorporating 17 of the most sumptuous and vital ingredients for the well being of your skin. There is nothing out there quite like it. It’s a complete blend of  indispensable certified organic essential oils mixed with lush organic carrier oils; basically a “complete” veil of luxury for your face.

SpOILed ultra facial oil was tailor made for someone passionate about skincare but extremely fussy and not completely satisfied with what was already out there on the mass skincare market.           

Étoile is a delightfully hydrating facial mist / toner with exotic floral waters of rose and orange blossom and lavender, geranium, eucalyptus and orange essential oils. Spritz over entire face and instantly feel refreshed.  Voie de Luxe.

Do you use oils in your skincare regime?  If so which ones do you use?

Next week I plan to do a post about all the benefits of every single ingredient in the oil and mist.  In the meantime if you are eager to know more please don’t hesitate to drop a comment.  Until then….