Monday, February 3, 2014

“Less Is Not Always More”

This is one of the philosophies of Pearlesque designer/local artist Margaret Chodos-Irvine, whose lingerie and layering pieces are both classic and sultry. Intended to be seen on the streets, the diaphanous separates bridge the literal gap, say when a top needs sleeves or a skirt is too scant.

Pearlesque’s sheer pantaloons have a distinctly Victorian feel, while the “Shnickers” tap pants are evocative of the pin-up girl era. The off-the-shoulder top offers lightweight coverage with the added touch of elegant and enticing lace around the neckline.

Sheer black pantaloons are reminiscent of the Victorian era. 

"Schnickers" tap pants are available in a rose print and sheer black mesh.

Sweet off-the-shoulder top is arm coverage at its best. 

Momo is also stocked with the sheer rose-print Tent Dress. Sweetly feminine as an outer layer (we like it paired with a long cami and leggings) or as a base layer (perhaps topped with a simple black frock)?

Sheer Tent Dress.

Already regarded as an illustrator, this is Margaret’s first foray into designing clothing for someone other than herself. She’s been sewing since the age of 11 (both her grandfathers worked in the garment trade) when she couldn’t find exactly what she was looking for in the retail world. After receiving constant compliments on her work, she decided it was time to take the leap. We at Momo are so glad that she did! We’re very excited to be representing her line of subtly seductive apparel.
Wouldn’t a wee bit of Pearlesque be a lovely Valentine’s surprise for someone you know?


  1. Replies
    1. Hi Julie, thank you for the compliment, Margaret is so talented, yes? Just like you!

  2. Simply elegant and sexy! Hope I get something for Valentine's Day :)

    1. Hello there! We know where your gift giver can find these beauties. Thanks for the comment.