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Cindy Johnson

About

As one half of the sister team that owns and operates the sophisticated yet sassy SOL Store of Lingerie in Cherry Creek North, Cindy Johnson is a style maker and trend setter. Take a peek inside in her world as she shares some of the things that strike her fancy.

Cindy Johnson

  1. Celebrity Sightings & Martinis – Every time we’re in New York, my sister (and SOL co-owner) Jeanie and I make time to hang out on the rooftop pool at the Gansevoort. Not only are the martinis fantastic, we always see celebrities there – and have so much fun trying to act cool like we don’t notice them.
  2. Fabulous Footwear – The only thing I love as much as lingerie is shoes! Nothing is sexier than a pair of stilettos, but it’s more than the way they look. Like lingerie, it’s how you FEEL in a great pair of shoes. My favorite is Louboutin, his store in NY is a must-see, it’s like my second home. At least I wish it were.
  3. Lacy Lovelies – On my first buying trip way back in 1997, I met the importer for the Lise Charmel lingerie brand. My breath was taken away by the most beautiful lingerie I’d ever seen. Fourteen years and umpteen buying trips later, Lise Charmel is still my favorite and still illicits that same feeling.
  4. Lights, love and lingerie! Oh how I love the City of Lights! I go to Paris at least once a year for the big lingerie show and buying trip, and it’s the highlight of my year. One of my favorite moments was walking through the Tuilleries after dining at my favorite restaurant L’Ardoise and seeing the Eiffel Tower light up in twinkle lights.
  5. Local Libations – Many SOL planning meetings have taken place at the Sushi Den over Sake-tini with their Wasabi Bincho dish. Maybe that’s why our staff is so happy.
  6. Beauty Secret – I swear by my Skincuitical facials at Rejuv in Wash Park.
  7. The Classics – Cadolle is the maker over the original bra more than 120 years ago. I was thrilled to have Poupie Codelle, a 6th generation Cadolle who runs their shop in Paris fit me. She custom altered my bra and it was an amazing experience.
  8. Cozy Comfy – As dressed up as I am all day, I love to be more unstructured in the evenings. My best night? Snuggling on the couch with my daughter, watching a movie in one of my go-to Natori caftans.
  9. Soaking up the Sun – I escape the snow and ice with trips to the heat and humidity of Puerto Vallarta. I think I am truly a tropical girl at heart. We visit once or twice a year, and I’m excited that we’re renewing our vows there this year with friends and family in honor of our 20th anniversary.
  10. Happiness Secret – Life isn’t worth living without color, whether it’s the interior of my home, my clothes, or my bras. The first time I saw a Jackson Pollock painting, it brought tears to my eyes. I even have a calico kitten, because I can’t imagine having a monochromatic pet! Color brightens my world, brings me joy and defines me…I wear orange even more than Tim Tebow!
  11. Swooshing in Style – I’m a Colorado native and have skied all over the state, but my best downhill days are spent at Monarch Mountain near Salida. This quiet resort has great runs, gorgeous views and no I70 traffic! A day spent here isn’t complete without my husband, daughter, and my red one-piece “Suzy Chapstick” ski suit. It makes me feel like I’m in a James Bond movie.

Cindy Johnson
SOL Lingerie
www.SOLLingerie.com