All About The Box
Awakening the senses
Firstly, thank you for being here with us and for being a part of Ouverte's inaugural box. We simply cannot thank you enough for all the kindness and patience you've shown to us. Being completely new to the personal lingerie and lifestyle curation business, we've made countless mistakes; some terribly costly, others cost us precious time. Nonetheless, we are here and cannot wait to introduce each and every of the products we've carefully and painstakingly selected. For this box, we are proud to carry quality products from brands who encompass the values and ethics we respect and practise.
Ouverte is about encouraging women to be conscious of the need to take care of themselves, to slow down and take in the world and crystalise the energy into the most creative natural force: sensuality. On curating this box, we wanted each item to delight the senses. From luxurious silk and sheer laces caressing your skin to romantic and sensuous scents perfuming the air to savouring the fruity notes of ethically produced artisan Vietnamese dark chocolate. Our senses connect us with the world so may our curations bring joy to your senses and awaken your sensuality.
MEI by Maison Zhou is the ultimate marriage of luxurious, sumptuous fabrics and fine lace. Silky smooth silks edged with the highest quality French lace, MEI is the ultimate love letter to yourself.
Each set of MEI is carefully crafted in an ethical fair-trade factory in silk capital of the world, Suzhou. As a small business owner, the designer and founder of Maison Zhou has chosen to invest capital and effort to source the best fabrics without sacrificing fair wages or sustainability.
The contrast of the silk and lace against bare skin inspired us us to work Andra Patrascanu – a talented lingerie illustrated based in Romania who goes by the Instagram handle @drawntolace. Do check out her Instagram to enjoy her illustrations!
From the delicate silk straps, to the little rose-gold clasp, and the party in the back lace cutout on the back of the knickers, we hope you will feel gorgeous and feminine in you new lingerie finery.
Snack Pouch by Sowing Room
Dear Janice… I’ve noticed that you live very consciously, so when I came across this little snack pouch, I thought of you immediately. This little bag has a waterproof lining so you can use it bring the little baked goods you bake out. This pouch is exclusively for you only. No one else has this item.
Retails for S$17.50 at the Social Space
Volcanic Aromatherapy Necklace by Ouverte
Our exclusive self-designed rose-gold aromatherapy necklace made from natural basalt volcanic rocks. Simply add a few drops of your favourite essential oil on the pendant to wear. Your body will warm up the oils on the pendant, gently perfuming your day.
Not for sale, produced exclusively for this box. Retail value is S$25.
MAROU Faiseurs Du Chocolat
Ever since we've sampled the Bà Ria bar (pictured), we are enamoured by the delicate blend of fruity and rich chocolate taste. To top it off, all chocolate bars by MAROU are ethically produced in Vietnam. 2 random flavours from the MAROU range are included in your box.
Retails for S$5.50 at selected local stockists
Luxury Hosiery by Vienne Milano
Vienne Milano is a cult luxury hosiery brand from the Boston. These luxurious non-slip thigh-highs are made in Italy from lavish materials like silk and cashmere, designed to be seductive and indulgent. Their innovative silicone band design ensures that your thigh-highs stay up all day!
Retails at $54, inclusive of international shipping at viennemilano.com
T2 Tea Adventures by T2
Warm up your passion with this lovely selection by Australia tea lovers, T2. Each tea by T2 is crafted to be a exotic treat for the scent and taste. Now, who’s feeling thirsty already? 2 different flavours from T2 Tea Adventures have been included for your drinking pleasure.
Retails for S$25 at T2 Teas
No-rinse Delicate Wash by Eucalan
Silk is a beautiful material is keeps you cool when you are warm and vice versa. With the right care, your silk lingerie will last you many wonderful years. To care for your silk lingerie, we've enclosed a sachet of Eucalan, a no-rinse detergent formulated for the care of fine fabrics and delicates for you to try.
Retails from US$5 at Eucalan
Crazy Rich Asians
Obviously, this book requires no introduction. Here’s how you should enjoy this book: make yourself a cup of tea, unwrap a chocolate bar, warm up the air with the essential oils and curl up with this fun and engaging novel. So how does the sensuality part comes into play? Start with loving and pampering yourself and you will be in a better mind to enjoy sex with your partner.
Retails for $27 at major bookstores.
Total number of items included: 11
Total retail value: $358++