Good Karma is the new Black Friday

A few weeks ago I heard about the Good Karma Sale.
Ever since it crossed my radar, I knew I wanted harMonica to be part of it.
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#goodkarmasale was started last year by the Wild Unknown
(makers of my beloved tarot deck!)
The goal is to bring meaning back into holiday shopping.
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The details:
Fri – Mon (Nov 27-30)
20% off with code goodkarma
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10% of total net sales (price before discount) will be donated to
Women for Women – an organization that helps women in countries affected by war. W4W gives women a safe space to learn life, business & vocational skills so they can move from crisis & poverty to stability & self-sufficiency.
The result: stronger women, families, & communities.
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Thank you for being a part of the harMonica community.
Wishing you a safe, happy holiday & good karma.
☽ ☆ ♡ ☆ ☾
xx Monica

Posted in good vibes on November 23, 2015

harMonica Fall 2015 : Fierce Femme

The Fall collection is here!

‘Fierce Femme’ is badass & ready to be layered.
Metallic mesh & lurex get an edge paired with black lace & black textures.

Each piece has soft bamboo jersey lining,
& comes with an intention to set; a daily mantra to wear.

Bralettes are sized A-DD cup.

From yoga to brunch to rock concerts, these visible intimates add feminine sexy to any outfit.

Lookbook quotes are based on the harMonica mantra & illustrated by Melissa / design equals love.

Made in NYC.
Wear often & with love.

What’s your favorite color / quote / piece?

xxo Monica

Leave a commentPosted in beauty, good vibes, harmony, love, panties, truth on September 29, 2015

harMonica origins / part 6 : racer bralette

Racer backs have always been sexy to me. The way it shows off the curves of a woman’s shoulders, upper body & strong back.
Mixing a sporty racer back with a feminine silhouette or lace trim is so beautiful to me. Put it under a dress or sexy top, and let the racerback give an unexpected detail to your outfit.

Racerback doesn’t have to mean sports bra.

This bralette takes athleisure to a new feminine level.

Sizing is S-M-L for A-C & also in D/DD cup sizes for women with a larger chest size but ‘S-M-L’ rib size.
Aka – fitting the boobs AND the band.

These bralettes are your outfit soulmate for showing off under open dresses or tops, even worn as a crop top with a high waisted skirt or shorts. It takes you from yoga to brunch, dressed up or down as you wish.

However you wear the racer bralette, I hope you feel beautiful in your body & in your bra.

xxo Monica

Share with me in the comments – Do you love racers? What’s your favorite kind of bralette to show off?

Leave a commentPosted in beauty, good vibes, harmony, love, panties on September 24, 2015

harMonica origins / part 5 : bralette

To create a bralette that goes with the panties I’ve been making for years, I wanted it to have the same aesthetic – intimates that look great & feel comfortable at the same time.
This bralette is a pretty version of a classic bralette style, with an unexpected peek of contrast fabric at the back, resulting in a lace trimmed bralette that’s made to be shown.
I love the look of open garments – low draped front, open back, low armholes at the sides. But I don’t want to feel like I’m showing my ‘underwear’ when I wear them – hooks and wires bared for all to see.
This is a bralette that can be shown on purpose.

When I was developing the pattern, I realized it wouldn’t fit my own DD bra size, so I created bralettes for A-C & for D/DD cup size. The D/DD bralettes are cut to fit a larger chest size without getting looser at the ribs.
(This model is not wearing a DD bralette, but they do exist!)
Aka – fitting the boobs and the band. & voila! Bralette born.
#visibleintimates #spiritedlingerie

xxo Monica

Leave a commentPosted in inspiration, panties on September 16, 2015

What I’ve learned so far from harMonica (& how it’s changing me)

Going into business for yourself, I’ve learned, is actually a mirror disguised as a business.
How is a business like a mirror?

Here’s how I see it:
Coming from corporate design jobs where many things were handled by other people or departments, now I do everything. There’s always something new to learn about finances, marketing, social media, costing, calendar timelines, production… the list goes on! If I don’t follow up & make sure it gets done, then it’s not getting done.
Of course eventually I’ll work with people to take on some of these jobs, and I can see how having an understanding of different things will help me to relate to those people when they come in. But right now, it’s learning season!

Aside from an income-generating career, I see my business as a mirror for reflecting, learning about myself & my habits.
Spending time working alone, being responsible for making things happen… has really shown me a lot about myself.
It lets me see what I’ve been avoiding, where I stop myself, look at parts of my life I avoided in the past (I’m a designer- not a math person! Well, not anymore.) Growth & expansion show in a personal way first, before they show up financially.
Getting out of my comfort zone, doing what I previously thought ‘I can’t do’ or ‘I’m not good at that’…
I love bringing in new perspective from different courses, books, or people & mixing it up with my intuition & creativity to create a recipe for a business & lifestyle that supports growth & evolving.
I know it’s all part of the process & am constantly reminding myself to be present & in the moment, to enjoy what’s happening now. It’s so easy to get caught up in ideas, dreams, goals & things of the future.
The only time we really have is now. So why not lighten up, have some fun & enjoy it?

Above all, it’s a reminder:
to keep an open mind,
open heart,
& that there’s always something new to learn.

harmonica is a place to express myself, have fun & share my passion with all of you!

Thank you for holding this space for me, I can’t wait to show you what’s next!

xxo Monica

Leave a commentPosted in good vibes, harmony, love, truth on August 10, 2015

harMonica origins / part 4 : undershorts

Living in a city, there’s plenty of opportunities to accidentally flash strangers –
walking down the street or subway stairs & your skirt catches a breeze, riding your bike in a dress..
..getting out of a cab, or even just sitting!

I’ve been wearing undershorts for years & they’re my secret weapon for freedom under dresses or skirts of any length.
They smooth your waist/hipline without being too tight, prevent upper leg chafing, & look cute in case they happen to peek out from your dress.
(Or, for those special moments when your dress is blown over your head.)

I have a friend who wears them under her little denim cut-offs, for extra coverage on bike rides.
You could even wear them to hot yoga or a spin class! (I do!)
Try them for yourself & be prepared to become addicted to multi-purpose undershorts that you won’t be ashamed to show.
Ours have a bamboo crotch lining, so you can wear them solo or over panties.

How will you wear yours? Share your style #visibleintimates #spiritedlingerie #harmonicadesign

xxo Monica

Leave a commentPosted in uncategorized on July 21, 2015

harMonica origins / part 3 : cheeky panty

Started for the Valentine’s Day capsule this year,
the cheeky panty came about as an evolution of the hipster panty.
A little lower in the front, narrower at the sides, more cheek showing at the back.

This foxy number is the perfect reminder of femininity beneath your outfit.
These are meant to show off your assets (pun intended) without riding up.
Forget what you know or have experienced in terms of ‘cheeky’ panties –
these offer a new way to be cheeky without sacrificing comfort.

Try a pair & see for yourself!

xxo Monica

Leave a commentPosted in panties on July 8, 2015

Need a gift for the Bride?

It’s not just summer – It’s wedding season!

Aside from getting fancy & partying with friends & family, weddings involve bridal shower gifts, bachelorette parties/gifts, & wedding gifts.

Now, you may have guessed where this is going..
Lingerie makes a great gift!
Some ideas:

Gifts for the Bride: bridal shower, bachelorette party, & wedding
Gifts for the Bridesmaids: thank your beautiful maidens with something they will wear again!
Honeymoon lingerie: important detail!

harMonica lingerie comes in a beautiful sheer organza drawcord pouch – perfect for gifting.
(Don’t forget, you can also gift them to yourself!)

What occasions do you gift lingerie for? Tell me below >>

Happy wedding season!

xxo Monica

Leave a commentPosted in events, panties on June 23, 2015