Virginia Pereira & Jeannie Lee

Lingerie Designers | Homes: Mid City


Wandering eye: Jeannie Lee, owner, and Virginia Pereira, events coordinator, of Satine are extending their fashion influence beyond their girly West 3rd Street boutique. The two have designed uniforms (with Darren Romanelli, for the Palihouse Hotel), graphic tees (for Forever 21), and most recently, lingerie (for Anthropologie). Chaste embrace: Italy is the inspiration for Bacini (“little kisses”), a line of demure underpinnings in silk, lace, cotton, and mesh. Terra-cotta colors evoke Tuscan hillsides; eyelet fabrics refer to lace curtains. The effect is more coy than cougar. “It’s our love letter to the Italian way of living,” says Pereira. Foreign affairs: Lee attended design school in Florence for two years; Pereira honeymooned all over the country, and “she makes a mean bolognese,” says Lee. Inside out: New pieces are designed each month, and the collection includes leggings, tunics, and cardigans—most below $100. “Beautiful, luxurious everyday pieces,” says Lee. “It doesn’t sound very sexy, but it’s what we’re trying to do.” » At Satine, 8117 W. 3rd St., L.A., 323-655-2142 or and Anthropologie stores.

Photograph by Mark Hanauer