A Conversation with Monica Wise from L*Space Swimwear


With beautiful Pacific Ocean, sandy beaches and plunge pools, Capella Pedregal seems like a perfect backdrop to showcase one of the most popular swimwear brands, L*Space.  I am looking forward to meeting the designer Monica Wise and her team on June 2, 2012, when we will preview their awaited 2013 collection and be part of an intimate trunk show for our guests and invitees.  While we are organizing the last details for the show, I had the chance to chat with Monica about the upcoming event and the new collection.

We are very excited about our upcoming L*Space Trunk Show at Capella Pedregal on June 2, 2012, showcasing L*Space swimwear.  Could you tell us a bit about the event, what can our visitors expect?
I will be offering key styles from my 2012 Spring and Summer collections and will be there to give personalized swimwear fit consultations.  We’ll be offering a special gift with any L*SPACE purchase (a cocktail ring and bikini bag) and giving away a beach-ready gift pack.   Capella Pedregal will be offering sips and sweets to enjoy while guests mingle!

Where do you get your inspiration for designing L*Space swimwear collections?
Although I’m inspired by everything around me, from the buckle on a handbag to a colorful umbrella on the beach, my 2012 collection was heavily influenced by a trip to the South of France where I observed locals, watched the Parisian sunrises and soaked up the culture.

Can you reveal to our readers what are the key pieces in the new collection? What are the main colors, styles and materials?
This season I’m thrilled to be introducing 22 NEW styles! From dainty bottoms with smocked soft side tabs (Fancy Free bottom), an innovative new soft cup push up top (Mimi Top), new hardware details, and bandeaus with removable straps for more or less support (Adia Bandeau), and L*SPACE’s coveted fringe pieces; which are back with an updated bikini halter style in new colors, all round out the new collection.
“Apricot” orange, “Citrus” yellow, “Iris” purple, “Tiffany” blue, and neutral “Taupe” round out the new colors for the season. Each easily pairs back to at least 4 different prints and encourages mixing to create a one-of-a-kind look.

Do you have any piece of advice for women wearing your swimwear?
I’ve introduced 6 new pieces of loungewear, making it even easier to don L*SPACE!  Lace makes a big debut in this collection with the dainty “Sweet and Chic” short, L*SPACE’s version of a chic Dolphin Short with an all-over lace style in ivory and black.  Throw on the slouchy off-the-shoulder “Victorian Tunic” with all-back lace detail and you’ve got yourself one sexy summer staple.  L*SPACE takes fringe to the next level with the new “Ava Poncho”.  This gypsy-like tunic with fantastic fringe detail is the perfect throw-on when the scorching sunny days become cool and breezy nights. L*SPACE also introduces 3 new “Camilla Dresses” – a strapless printed chiffon long dress that opens in the front and 2 “Wild Side” printed chiffon beach pants that can easily be thrown on over your favorite L*SPACE suit.  Last but not least, the crochet “Casa Blanca Tunic” with bat-winged sleeves is the perfect piece to complete the loungewear collection.
My ultimate advice when wearing swimwear is to always add a smile and confidence!

You have a huge fan base, we’ve spotted several celebrities wearing your designs.  What contributed mostly to your success, in your opinion?
Our celebrities and fans tell us L*SPACE fits like none other.  We offer a different fit for almost every body type, from our bitsy cut bottoms to full-coverage.

Have you been to Cabo San Lucas before? What do you like about it?
I have been to Mexico and adore the beaches of Cabo, and this will be my first visit to Capella Pedregal.  Capella looks absolutely beautiful and I feel it will be perfect setting to display my 2012 collection.  I can’t wait to meet the guests and help them find their perfect fit.  I feel honored to be a guest at the resort.

Is there any style in particular that you would recommend to wear on Cabo San Lucas and Baja California Sur beaches?
Many of the suits emulate my love for the outdoors and tropical destinations and would be perfect for Cabo San Lucas.  From a glowing desert morning with skies filled with fuchsia in “Desert Heat”, color injected palm leaves with an exotic twist in “South Beach”, water colored florals in “Fleur Du Jour”, the serenity of breezy beaches in “Wind and Sea”, and the eclectic shores of “Ibiza” the 2012 collection is filled with a mix of wild colors and natural tones to satisfy every bikini-istas palate.

Thank you very much Monica, I look forward to welcoming you to Capella Pedregal soon!
Thank you, I look forward to my visit!


To book a personal fitting with Monica Wise, please send us an email to isis.aguilar@capellahotels.com