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  • CiCi's Stories: A Wedding Story

     

    ENTER TO WIN! 

    Share your stories of embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions where the bumbrella could have saved your day! The winner may see their story illustrated in the CiCi's Stories comic strip, and will be entered to win 25% OFF a bumbrella of their choice.

     

    SUBMITTING YOUR STORIES

    Please note that by submitting your story,  you’re allowing Bumbrella by CiCi Soleil to use it directly or for inspiration on CiCi’s Stories comic strip, the Bumbrella website and corresponding social media venues.  Please note that the story may become an adaptation rather than a literal interpretation.  You will also be automatically entered to win 25% off a bumbrella of your choice at the end of the month. If you win, you are automatically removed from the pool, and will have to submit a new story to be added back to the monthly drawing pool. If you do not win that month, you will be rolled-over to the next month drawing pool. We can’t wait to hear from you. Good luck! Promo will run from March 2, 2015 – September 2, 2015.  
     
    TO SUBMIT
    You can e-mail cicisoleil00@gmail.com. Please write CiCi’s Stories Submission in the message subject line.
    Please include your full name, your short story and any images that you want to share.
     

    #wearbumbrella.com #CiCiSoleil #bumbrella #BumstheWord #2in1 #nosqueeze #mini #pantyslip #stayputcoverage 

    Illustration by Herta Silva www.hertaworks.com @hertaps

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  • CiCi Talks to Joyce


    Behind The Story: The Making of Bumbrella

     

    TOP TALENT: Joyce Baran:  With 30 years of intimate apparel experience, Joyce was hired by President & Founder Tara Gallagher to work on the design and construction of Bumbrella.

    Interview by CiCi

     

    Q: Hello Joyce, I’m very excited to be here with you at your fabulous studio in CT. I know that you were part of the development team who worked on Bumbrella and I can’t wait to get some insights! First things first, what was it about the bumbrella concept that inspired you to want to bring it to life?

     

    A: When I was approached about the concept, I knew this product would have a meaningful impact in the intimates apparel world because it was so innovative. It was such a clever and simple solution for our complicated lives, that I knew I wanted to be part of the team that would further develop it. I also loved the playfulness of the name bumbrella, an umbrella for your bum!

     

    Q: Tell us, in your experience, what are the most important aspects to consider when creating such personal garments for today’s modern woman?

     

    A: The modern woman is always looking forward. She is well informed, practical, she may be health conscious, but above all wants to look and feel good. As a woman, when I design, I look at a consumer as if looking into a mirror to understand, absorb, and reflect her needs. An important part of her needs is fit and how it allows her to feel both comfortable and confident. I make many iterations of a product to achieve fit that will let this woman look and feel her very best.

     

    Q: You’re very accomplished in design and innovation, so what was the biggest design challenge you encountered when developing Bumbrella?

     

    A:  One of the most challenging but important attributes of bumbrella is how the slip stays in place without squeeze. A lot of women who have experienced slips in the past know what it’s like to have the slip ride up and twist under your dress or skirt, having to tug at the hem of your slip under your dress to straighten it up is no easy task! So my biggest design challenge was to get the bottom of the slip to SIT while the top didn’t SLIP! As simple as it looks it took several engineering ‘curves’ to get it to stay in place and follow ‘hers’. But we did it!

     

    Q: In your opinion, what attribute(s) makes bumbrella more unique in comparison to other products in the market. 

     

    A: The comfort and layer of confidence it gives. The best Intimate Apparel (underwear) is the one you forget about when your clothes glide over.

     

    Q: What is your favorite bumbrella color and why? 

     

    A: Of course neutrals are necessary but it feels aspirational to face the day with BLUE skies!

     

    Thank you for stopping by! Also don't forget to check back with us next month for the next installment of CiCi's Stories!

     

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  • CiCi's Stories:

    After feeling exposed at the funeral, CiCi decided to go shopping for a slip. She knew what she wanted, but would she find it?

    She searched every department store, boutique and lingerie specialty shoppe for "just a little something" that provided comfortable coverage. She found that nothing would work. What CiCi saw was... granny slips...too ugly, too long, too bulky, yuck!! traditional slips... too bunchy, too shifty, not sexy, argh!! shape wear... too tight, uncomfortable, unhealthy, ugh!!

    All CiCi wanted was something comfortable, short & sexy, that stayed in place with a built-in panty.

    Later... CiCi called her friend Tara.

    "Hey Tara, I have a problem! I was mortified the other day while I was at a funeral and noticed my dress was transparent in the sunlight! I have searched everywhere for a solution. I can't find anything that works! You're my last hope!" Said CiCi.

    "This is bumbrella, the no-squeeze, panty slip solution that stays in place! Made of lightweight fine luxury fabric, it is cool, comfortable, as well as sexy! And it comes in 2 party fits and 3 colors!" Explained Tara.

    "Really? Let me try it on!" Said CiCi.

    "I love how bumbrella feels on! My dress just glided on over it! See how smooth my bum looks? No panty lines either! And I can wear it with short dresses too. I would love to spread the word, women everywhere need to know that they can embrace their shape and look good an comfortable too!" Exclaimed CiCi.

    Hello! Hope you enjoyed the strip! Check back with me next month for the next installment of CiCi's Stories. And by the way, we're taking story submissions, read below for more information!


    ENTER TO WIN! 

    Share your stories of embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions where the bumbrella could have saved your day! The winner may see their story illustrated in the CiCi's Stories comic strip, and will be entered to win 25% OFF a bumbrella of their choice.

     

    SUBMITTING YOUR STORIES

    Please note that by submitting your story,  you’re allowing Bumbrella by CiCi Soleil to use it directly or for inspiration on CiCi’s Stories comic strip, the Bumbrella website and corresponding social media venues.  Please note that the story may become an adaptation rather than a literal interpretation.  You will also be automatically entered to win 25% off a bumbrella of your choice at the end of the month. If you win, you are automatically removed from the pool, and will have to submit a new story to be added back to the monthly drawing pool. If you do not win that month, you will be rolled-over to the next month drawing pool. We can’t wait to hear from you. Good luck! Promo will run from March 2, 2015 – September 2, 2015.  
     
    TO SUBMIT
    You can e-mail cicisoleil00@gmail.com. Please write CiCi’s Stories Submission in the message subject line.
    Please include your full name, your short story and any images that you want to share.
     

    #wearbumbrella.com #CiCiSoleil #bumbrella #BumstheWord #2in1 #nosqueeze #mini #pantyslip #stayputcoverage 

    Illustration by Herta Silva www.hertaworks.com @hertaps

     

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  • Meet CiCi!

     

     

    Hello! Spring is here and I’m so excited for skirt season. I love flowing skirts, mini skirts, maxi dresses, and jersey dresses - you name it. But if you’ve ever worn a skirt or dress, you know there are risks involved. What if the wind gusts up my skirt? What if the sun shines through and reveals what’s underneath? What if my underwear and slip start sliding or bunching? Yes, I too have experienced at least one of these “what ifs”. Here’s my story. Just imagine a hot day and I’m wearing a simple, elegant black dress. I always want to look my best and that means avoiding panty lines, so I opted for a sleek thong. I gave myself a once over in the mirror and headed out the door. To my dismay, my seemingly chic dress turned sheer once the sun hit it. You could see right through! How mortifying. To make matters worse… I was at a funeral. That is why I’m here today talking to you and I’m so thrilled to be the bumbrella spokeswoman. I truly believe this innovative product is the solution to all these wardrobe “what ifs” we have.  I’m also super excited to announce CiCi’s Stories and by the way, there’s a contest going on right now! If you can relate to my wardrobe malfunction above (I mean, really, haven’t we all been there in some way at some point?) share a story of how the bumbrella could have saved your day and you could win. I’m picking my favorite tales and NYC artist Herta Silva is illustrating them for the ongoing series. If we pick yours, you’ll be entered to get 25% off of your favorite bumbrella style. 

    Get the contest details, CLICK HERE

     

     

    What’s bumbrella? Bumbrella is the easy to wear, healthy solution for sheer, short, or clingy dresses. It’s a smooth barrier between you and your dress or skirt, and the perfect 2-in-1 no squeeze solution for stylish women who also enjoy comfort. All of my girlfriends love it, and I’m so thrilled to bring the bumbrella to each and every one of you poised and polished trendsetters. You can be the first of your friends to try it for yourself and introduce them to your sleek little secret. The bumbrella is available in two styles: thong and hipster brief. Sizes range from XS to XL in three color options, black, a neutral, and true blue and is made from breathable luxury fabric that’s designed to stay in place. 

     

    I can’t wait to share more with you and to get to know you, too. You can always say hi on Twitter and Facebook !

    Until next time, stay chic!

    ps. Don’t forget to stay tuned right here to bum’s the word, my blog. You’ll get to know me, I’ll share my style tips, and you’ll hear about product announcements, contests, and more.

     

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  • NEW! CiCi's Stories

    CiCi's stories will be a monthly series of comic strips illustrated by NYC artist Herta Silva for Bumbrella. These are stories of embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions where the bumbrella panty slip could have saved the day! 

     

    HAS THIS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?

    CiCi was at a funeral when she realized that her dress was see-through. If only she had a bumbrella. The no squeeze, comfortable solution for stay-put coverage, in a 2-in-1 panty slip. Tune in for what happens next!

     

     

    ENTER TO WIN! 

    Share your stories of embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions where the bumbrella could have saved your day! The winner may see their story illustrated in the CiCi's Stories comic strip, and will be entered to win 25% OFF a bumbrella of their choice.

     

    SUBMITTING YOUR STORIES

    Please note that by submitting your story,  you’re allowing Bumbrella by CiCi Soleil to use it directly or for inspiration on CiCi’s Stories comic strip, the Bumbrella website and corresponding social media venues.  Please note that the story may become an adaptation rather than a literal interpretation.  You will also be automatically entered to win 25% off a bumbrella of your choice at the end of the month. If you win, you are automatically removed from the pool, and will have to submit a new story to be added back to the monthly drawing pool. If you do not win that month, you will be rolled-over to the next month drawing pool. We can’t wait to hear from you. Good luck! Promo will run from March 2, 2015 – September 2, 2015.  
     
    TO SUBMIT
    You can e-mail cicisoleil00@gmail.com. Please write CiCi’s Stories Submission in the message subject line.
    Please include your full name, your short story and any images that you want to share.
     

    #wearbumbrella.com #CiCiSoleil #bumbrella #BumstheWord #2in1 #nosqueeze #mini #pantyslip #stayputcoverage 

    Illustration by Herta Silva www.hertaworks.com @hertaps

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