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Mimi Basseri

Mimi Basseri has been the designer of lingerie and accessories at Mimi A La Mode for 25 years. She spent much of that time selling her designs wholesale to upscale department stores and retailers in the US and internationally. She tried her hand at running several of her own retail stores to promote her brand. The most recent was a boutique on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood CA. She sold her best- selling designs of accessories and lingerie in the shop and had a department filled with popular sexual health products. This led to her to contact Dr. Ava Cadell to learn more about sex and love. She eventually graduated as a Love Coach from “Loveology University”. Some of her designs have been featured in popular television shows. She is a native Californian and her interests are in makeup artistry, etiquette ,world travel, poodles and lover of vintage style “Old Hollywood Glamour”. Based in Southern California Mimi is inspired by the lifestyle and celebrity stories new and old. She works daily to inspire herself and other over 50 ladies to stay happy and sexy.

Holiday Gift Alert! The Many Uses For A Sex & The City Sleep Mask

I am a practical person and like having products that I can use for several purposes. If that item has sexy possibilities and a potentially climactic ending as part of the use of it, even better. Enter our luxurious sleep masks at Mimi A La Mode, featured on Sex & The City.

Here are three uses for my sleep masks that will make this the hottest birthday gift under the tree.


Duh. First, our sleep masks are fantastic when you are in need of sleep after a long night out. Or any night. Or when your partner leaves the light on in the hallway. Getting your beauty sleep is really an important part of health, wellbeing, and feeling your sexiest.


Second, a sleep mask and earplugs are a must during any kind of travel, especially on an airplane. You can create your own quiet world to relax in while on your way to your destination.


Third, the sleep mask can be (and should be!) worn as a prelude during sexual encounters.

Begin by having your partner place the sleep mask on you, covering your eyes.

(You and your partner may be in various stages of undress at this point. Wearing just the sleep mask is probably the best choice for you, besides a smile and adventurous attitude.)

Your partner then can do as he or she wishes with you…here are a few suggestions:

Cover their body with kisses.

Tickle them all over with a feather.

Tie their wrists to the headboard with a silk scarf or ribbon.

Turn them over to the side and spank them ever so gently.

Hopefully, you will know what to do next…and the result will be spectacular!

Of course, you can reverse roles and play all over again! The element of surprise and sudden lack of inhibition or self-consciousness when you cannot be seen by your partner deliciously heightens the pleasure of any sexual experience.

Mimi A La Mode’s best selling sleep mask style is the black satin with black box pleat ruffled edge, which is the one that Sarah Jessica Parker wore on HBO’s Sex and the City in the first season.

Sex & The City Sleep Mask 2

The grey damask print with grey satin ruffled edge has been popular for some time, or you might like the black satin one with ruffled lace edge, the simple black satin unisex style, the super glamorous Old Hollywood style with maribou feathers around the edge, or one with eyelashes that pays homage to Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

There are many styles to choose from on our website to suit your taste.

What a great gift!

Sizzle In The Kitchen & Wear Nothing But An Apron!

Mikalah Gordon models her heart-pocket apron, which she wears in a music video.

Why do men think aprons are so sexy on women?

A few years back I had a lingerie and accessories shop on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, and one day a nice lady came in and asked if I would make some aprons for a photoshoot that she was doing with Paris Hilton’s new show on E! Television Network.

She wanted one or two that looked ‘retro,’ to be worn with ruffled dish washing gloves.

We made some aprons for her that were inspired by the aprons that I remembered seeing on “I love Lucy.” We did them in gingham check and polka dotted fabric with cute heart pockets and ruffles.

I don’t remember if they used them or not, but it got our company into making aprons to go along with the rest of our cute line of feminine things.

After that we put an apron on a vintage mannequin in the store window for all of the years that we were open. The reactions from the passersby and our customers were a surprise to me on a daily basis.

I was especially surprised with the reactions from men.

Apron Model India Summer

Model actress India Summer wears a Mimi a la Mode pink apron.

Random males would poke their head in the door and say meekly “Wow that apron is so sexy!” looking sort of ashamed when they said it.

I was like “huh?”

At that time we sold in the store, sheer nighties, fishnet stocking and impossibly small thong panties… yet the apron that comes down to the knees of the headless size 12 mannequin is sexy!?!

How did that make any sense?

That really got me thinking about what it is that makes a modest garment something sexy and alluring to men?

My first thought is that women’s modern dressing has changed so much over the years.

For centuries women wore delightfully feminine dresses, corsets and heels, but could hardly move around or breathe.

The seventies decade came along and women burned their bras and wore flowing dresses because they could not take wearing all the uncomfortable clothing and other assorted oppression.

Then the eighties designers had women in big shoulder pads and in the nineties we wore stark, mannish beige pantsuits without a frill in sight. The big poofy skirts just went away except for the poor bridesmaids in awful colored taffeta.

“Feminine” dress started disappearing into casual wear that is sometimes sexy but not always feminine. The modern day millennium style of dress with women seems to be black stretch pants left on from morning yoga class until evening, with track shoes and no undies as the norm.

But what about resurrecting the classic “feminine” look? How can you achieve the frilly vintage look in a low-maintenance way?

An apron!

A sexy, frilly apron is a way for women to instantly dress and look feminine for a few minutes without all the effort of garter belts and heels and whatnot, and get down to cooking a meal.

As well as keep your clothes safe from kitchen accidents from a purely practical standpoint.

I think the apron to the male mind is something different altogether.

The apron to him seems to be a symbol of his “Mother” reminding him of when he felt safe secure and loved as a little boy. And it is an indication that he will be eating something delicious very soon! The saying ”The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” still has some pull according to my retail research.

I have taken on the wrath and backlash of angry women telling me that what I do is a step back for females. The ‘old school’ feminine look perhaps reminds them of the struggle for income equality and other issues. But I say, as long as we actually are empowered and independent, what’s wrong with some sexy ruffles from another era? Feeling sexy doesn’t make me feel weak.

I think playing roles of all kinds is sexy – but does it always have to be the vixen in black leather and a whip for date night?

Aprons sexy

Why not tie on an apron, put the take-out food onto a plate, light a few candles, and nurturing your male’s heart. He’s likely to return the favor.

Visit Mimi A La Mode design house of shower caps sleep mask spa wraps aprons and flip flops!

Unique Holiday Gift Idea: Shower Caps Are Sexy!

Shower Caps Are Sexy?!?

Here is how and why my shower caps are sexy .

About twenty-five years ago I had a boyfriend who would come over and plunk down on my couch for the weekend.

He would watch MTV videos for hours in my apartment in San Francisco.

I would do my cleaning, make meals, bathe and do things around him.

All the while he manned the clicker.

I was all very cozy.

On one of those days he was watching a Madonna video.

She wore a cute black and white striped cap with a big bow on it as she danced around sexily.

That was the day I got the idea that I should make a shower cap that looked like that cap she wore in the video.

My BF was very polite and really would not enter the bathroom while I was in it without knocking.

But I thought what if he came in and I was wearing a really ugly shower cap while bathing in the shower?

What would he think of me then? Would it turn him off? The horror!

I thought I should to make my own really cute shower cap. I do know how to sew after all.

I decided that I would sew a shower cap like the Madonna cap.

I would have it ready just in case he came in and pulled back the shower curtain and peeked in at me the next time he came over.

I would fantasize that I would look really cute in there all wet and soapy with my black and white shower cap on and he would come in and join me.

I waited for the day that he would pull himself away from Duran Duran videos.

I wanted him to look at my face and shower cap and not down at my body.

I thought he would be so preoccupied with the charm of the shower cap that he would not notice any of my real or imagined imperfections of my then size 5 nude body.

I felt bad about stretch marks, bumpy cellulite, glaring white skin on my legs and brown arms.

(By the way, I would take that body back now in a heartbeat!)

I did make a black and white polka dotted shower cap to wear at home to quite good results if I remember correctly.

This got me making more for my friends and a former employer who put some in her bath shop in Carmel CA on consignment.

They all sold out at that bath shop.

A friend who worked at I. Magnin department store in downtown San Francisco, told me to go show off my shower caps to the lingerie buying office.

I sold them 6 dozen and was in the shower cap business.

Since we have sold thousands of shower caps but the sexy factor has not been a selling feature like it should have been for the benefit of my customers.

The shower cap fun has taken a back seat to prices being the cheapest, net 60 and making the shower cap into a dull commodity. Really, what a bore retailers are these days!

My inspiration when I made my first shower cap was being young, vain and wanting to look really cute to please my man.

I still think it is that! Not just to be worn when deep conditioning your hair. But that is good too I suppose.

This is my real story of the Mimi A La Mode shower cap sexy beginnings and inspirations.

My goal has always been for the shower caps to go out and inspire the wearer to express her inner fun sensual self, whatever that may be to her and use humor to get over any negative body image.

Just like I did.


I had one customer tell me that she would take a bath wearing the shower cap and pretend like she was Joan Collins in Dynasty while drinking a glass of Champagne!

I got a letter from an elderly lady who told me that when she wore my shower cap she felt “pretty, sexy and young!”

That letter to this day still gives me goose bumps and inspires me to keep going.

To think that wearing my shower cap can evoke such good feelings is the reason why I have been doing this for so long.

So my shower caps are sexy, in that it gives meaning to my life as a facilitator of fun sexiness through the use and wearing of my designs.

They can help women to feel and visualize themselves in all their happy pretty sexiness while bathing.

Then this good feeling can continue for the rest of the day and spill out all that pretty sexiness into their everyday life with her true love and her family.

I know my shower caps are not sexy like wearing a pair of black stiletto heels but they are in part of the process of getting to feeling sexy on the inside.

So when people make fun of what I do, I think well they are not very sexy minded or especially bright.

My shower caps sleep masks and other lingerie and sexy things are shown on my website

Feel free to email me at [email protected]

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