Posted on November 04 2020
We were thrilled to speak with Vienne Cheung Brown, Founder of VienneMilano, a luxury hosiery brand. Vienne shares her story on how she founded her hosiery brand and a bit more about the product. We love that her hosiery brand styles so beautifully with Ally Shoes. Plus Vienne put together a really fun infographic on shoes and stockings. Find out the best way to match your shoes and stockings below.
ALLY: Tell us about yourself, and what inspired you to create VienneMilano?
Vienne: I'm Vienne of VienneMilano. I am a woman of color, a mother, and an entrepreneur.
I founded VienneMilano as I could not find thigh highs that would stay up on my leg (in the US) and can be worn for every occasion. After spending months researching, I launched VienneMilano in 2011. Today, our collection consists of various colors, patterns, and texture - some of which are eco-friendly. Our size ranges from small to 3XL.
Ally Shoes, Little Black Heel in Black Leather
ALLY: Could you tell us more about the VienneMilano thigh-high, and does it really stay up?
Vienne: VienneMilano is the first luxury brand and online store devoted to thigh highs stockings made in Italy. Our products are manufactured with luxurious and innovative materials in a variety of colors and styles.
The fabulous thing about VienneMilano thigh highs is that they stay up, thus allowing you to move around freely without feeling restricted. We achieve this by featuring silicone strips at the top of our thigh highs – which is where the band is. Similar to the gel-like strips (which are also made from silicone) that can be found on evening gowns, our thigh highs will stay up on your legs just like an evening gown would on your body.
ALLY: What is the most popular item in the VienneMilano collection?
Vienne: Our number one bestseller is ISABELLA black sheer stockings. Black sheer thigh highs are a must-have in every wardrobe as they complement any outfit for any occasion. It's like your classic black-pump; in fact, sheer black stockings and black stilettos are a classic combination.
Our selection of thigh highs is separated into two portfolios: Permanent Collection and Signature Collection. Our Permanent Collection consists of our most popular styles, such as sheers, matte, opaque, back-seam, and fishnet stockings. In contrast, our Signature Collection styles are more fashion-forward made with features such as sparkly gems, satin bows, and hand-stitched embroideries.
Photo by: Joy
What's your favorite piece from your collection?
Choosing a favorite piece is like choosing your favorite child - Seriously, I view all of our products as my babies! Each of our styles is carefully designed and meticulously crafted. I genuinely love to wear it all! That said, the style I recommend the most is OTTAVIA.
OTTAVIA is made for a woman who appreciates both the classics and modernity. This pair of fine hand-knitted stockings feature an intricate back-seam allowing you to make a bold impression.
What is one piece of entrepreneurial advice you'd like to pass on?
Believe in yourself, even if no one else does. The most vital factor for success is your attitude: believing you can do it, believing you deserve it and believing you'll get it will impact your journey.