Thursday, December 9, 2010

Being Kind to Ourselves


At this time of year there's lots to be done and you can get caught up in the Holiday chaos. If you're a super organized gal then you probably have it all sewn up but for lots of people the pressure seems overwhelming.

We've been so busy with Butterfly Collection this year that I had to send out apology emails to people saying that their presents would be uninspired or we would only be able to come to a party for a couple of hours rather than into the wee small hours. The emails I had back reminded me of the magic of Christmas. People genuinely want simple things in life, your time and care. One of my friends recommended going into 'isolation' on Christmas Eve with a cup of tea (my favourite) so that I can recharge my batteries and reflect on all the good things this year has brought, then be ready to celebrate with friends and family on Christmas Day.

This is the best gift I've had so far, a reminder that it's OK to be kind to yourself. Women are extraordinary creatures, we can multi-task, empathize, be professional, silly and a soft place to land. Whatever you are to everyone in your life, we are wishing you some time this Christmas to be kind to yourself and remember that you're pretty fab!! xxx

Friday, November 26, 2010

Success, visible and invisible

Today we officially launched Butterfly Collection Lingerie!  I am so excited about launching a business I've wanted to create for many years. Butterfly Collection is an online store for full bust women in Canada and the US. We carry large cup bras from lingerie brands Panache, Cleo, Masquerade, Claudette, Enell Sports Bras, Grenier, Royce and Elila.



We want busty women to feel great about themselves both physically and emotionally. This may sound like a big feat for mere underwear, but I know from personal experience that really beautiful, supportive underwear can make you feel proud and confident. We want to bring choice to women in North America who have long had to suffer in ill-fitting bras. Because we only sell bras for big busts we can focus on the needs of these women completely.


I have been very fortunate in my life to have many exceptional women who foster the idea that beauty starts on the inside and radiates outwards. Any success that we experience will in no small part be due to my fabulous mother who told me at 16 that every girl deserves to have the underwear she wants because if you have to wear bras for the rest of your days, they may as well be gorgeous!

We want to help busty women understand their best fit and size with tools like our Bra School and our Bra Size Calculator. Our success will be lifting the spirits and confidence of our customers (as well as lifting some boobs along the way!) Thank you to everyone who made the successful launch of our website possible! xx

Friday, November 12, 2010

On a mission to make every big busted Canadian woman feel great!

We are mere days away from launching www.butterflycollection.ca and we couldn't be more excited. My name is Claire and I'm the co-founder of Butterfly Collection, a place for Canadian women to buy gorgeous, brand-name lingerie in E-cup and upwards.

Being a 34G cup I have searched for bras that will make me feel beautiful and at the same time not cause me any pain! This lifelong endeavour has led me to create a website that I hope makes it easier for other women to make the most of their stunning figures.

My memories of my mother shopping for industrial sized bras in clinical looking boxes left me praying I wouldn't end up with a big bust. However, genetics stepped in and at 16 I was facing the same terrifying aisle of nuclear-proof underwear. Happily times have changed, fabrics have evolved and now you can get every inch of the support you need coupled with gorgeous colours, details and design.

Even though your lingerie is for your eyes only (or a very lucky partner too!) there's no reason not to wear something that makes you love the body you're in. Wearing the right size and style of bra can literally change your life.

In this blog we'll be talking about all the things that matter to us big busted girls; some silly and some outright medical! We look forward to sharing our Butterfly Collection with you and helping you to find lingerie that makes you feel your most beautiful. xx