Hard to believe it’s been five years since the beginning of HommeMystere. ?Many people say they would love to start their own business in something they are truly interested in but most won’t. ?How many times in the past have you gathered with friends and one of you has said ‘that would be a great invention’ or ‘we should start a business doing that’!
I’m guessing quite a few. ?Taking the leap from idea to actually doing something is a little more challenging. ?As we discovered here at HommeMystere. ?What began as ‘we should make a few pairs of lingerie style undies’ has resulted in something bigger than we ever thought would happen.
So for our fifth birthday, we have been searching for a few pics of old favourites.
The Taboo was our first bulk production. ?Though the volume was tiny compared to what we do now! ?It was made locally in Australia with one way stretch satin and came in a thong, scrunchy, brazilian cut and boyshort.
The little hole in the back of the Taboo Boyshort meant we received many emails with some asking if it was ‘for a tail’. ?Not sure about that…
The Scrunchy style back was also popular and started a trend where we had our visitors and customers vetting our designs prior to production.
Australian made Passion Brief and bra (bra not shown) was popular too. ?It had a sheer back and lined pouch with broad lace sides. ?Super comfortable and bargain priced at the time.
The Whisper underwire bra was beautifully made by a local seamstress using the best materials. ?Even though it was loved by our customers, the cost to produce it meant it was out of reach for many of our customers. There really wasn’t any point manufacturing lingerie for guys that no one could reasonable afford so we began looking overseas for suppliers.
That’s when we started with the China Doll and Rose. ?These styles have been replenished twice due to their popularity.
Since then we have progressed to even more styles and plan to introduce more new garments over the next 12 months. ?We’d even love to do some sleepwear though early trials of our super slippery nightshirt weren’t popular. ?Not sure why.
Even though the designer lurrrrrves this nightshirt with matching brief below-
We may try some more sleepwear soon! ?In the meantime, our Retro Gold set should be available by June 20 2014. ?I hope everyone loves it!