Bespoke i/biˈspoʊk/ is a British English word that means a clothing item made to a buyer’s specification (personalised or tailored). While the term historically is applied to only men’s tailored clothing, it now generally includes footwear and other apparel, implying measurement and fitting.
Welcome to the world of House of Eleven. A bespoke clothing line that has not only won my heart, but is now No. 1 on my Xmas shopping list.
Started by the Silva Twins, Darcey and Stacey, around 2 years ago, this line has coming out as a ‘cut’ above the rest. They are winning over the fashion industry at large, but also, a HUGE celebrity clientele.
Me and the Twins courtesy the fabulous Michael Bezjian/WireImage
The event was at the historic downtown LA bar/club, The Falls. When I arrived it was already packed. So much for being fashionably late.
The crowd included everyone from local reality stars, to buyers, fashion TV and agency photographers. Some of the admirers and celebrities present were Angie Everhart, Vianey Arana(Miss California Latina)and Apollonia Kotero. Caroline D’Amore showed up earlier and I missed her. She is the runway model who notoriously flipped off reality trash Scott Disick and a Jenner, for being drunk and disorderly in the front row of a runway she was walking recently. Besides being gorgeous, I love her for that, and wish I could have told her so.
I caught Jennifer Jimenez, RHOBH friend of Brandi Glanville, with my cell totally by accident.
Caught off guard, I see you Ms. Jimenez!
However the reason I go to these is not the celeb heavy crowd. That is an easy draw in LA but I truly came for the clothes.
House of Eleven is beyond what I hoped. The Spring/Summer 2014 collection consists over piece’s with breathable leather in creams, grays, blacks, and some really nice splashes of coral pink. Everything is well-stitched, tasteful with an edge, includes sexy and playful leather trim and made for all body types. The thought of wearing leather during a hot day or night in Los Angeles seems unbearable. Yet, looking at the make of the design you see House of 11 has made it light and breathable, without sacrificing design.
SS 2014 Leather and Cotton long sleeve
I did get to corner the fabulous twins, Darcey and Stacey Silva, for a moment to grill them about the their line. Turns out this line is a true LA story.
Born and raised here in LA, they began House of Eleven just a little under two years ago.
After only three fashion seasons, they are bi-coastal, with boutiques in LA and NY. I am beyond impressed to find out have incredible backing by; fabulous celebrity clientele, international recognition, work with amazing PR representation and are busy, busy, busy.
Here’s where the story brings the ‘awwwz’. They are single, hard-working moms, with NO previous design/seamstress experience, and are completely self-taught. With incredible designs that are double stitched, bespoke with perfect designs(leather can buckle and get wavy if seams are done badly) and lines for Women, Men and Children, you have to wonder how they do it.
Obviously, quite well.
After talking to Darcey and Stacey they handed me a lovely packaged ‘Hof11’ gift box with their cards. Way to sway this blogger ladies. I love gifts!
Thank you ladies. You are amazing.
I met one of the CEO’s, Michael and we talked business,’Hof11′ background, and how badly I wanted his ‘Hof11’ shirt. Last, but never least, I was given a drink and double kiss from my fav PR peep’s at Genevieve/HSMPR. If you haven’t heard of them you should. They are responsible for creating events for clients like VOGUE/CFDA FASHION FUND Finalist Presentation, Philanthropic Society Los Angeles’ (PSLA) 4th annual Autumn Party with Stella McCartney, and of course presenting these two bombshell designers from House of Eleven SS 2014 collection.
I have to thank them for putting on an amazing event and introducing me to the talented Silva twins. And House of Eleven my newest addition to my wardrobe this spring/summer.
Are you ready to shop and hit up House of Eleven? Click the picture below and head over. Christmas IS right around. Happy Shopping!
PS – They give you 20% off your first order if you sign up with them so save some dosh and do it. We LOVE a good deal!