handmade feature & giveaway | plum pretty sugar

June 9, 2010 separator giveaway

Charlotte of Plum Pretty Sugar is an absolute doll. She was a joy to work with on the feature, and she perfectly lives up to the image of her shop – lighthearted, fun, and feminine! Aaaand as you can see from picture a few images down, she’s absolutely gorgeous to boot! I love the breezy, carefree look of all the pieces in the Plum Pretty Sugar collection, and Charlotte’s catchy title for her line – loungerie – just says it all, doesn’t it?! I’m just dying for a gorgeous PPS caftan, and you’ll be lusting after everything in the shop now, too! Read on for great business tips from a beautiful designer and very successful shop owner!

Q. What’s the story behind Plum Pretty Sugar?
A. Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie lived in my heart for some time before pouring out and over. It was a journey of sorts… a mutation of lessons learned, life changes, heartbreak and inspiration. Like a dream I pieced together in order to find my path, my truth. Throughout this there was this idea of how I wanted to feel… the carefree-ness of breezy happiness, of cozy comfort and with an ease of living beautifully, inspired and with heart. From there came Plum Pretty Sugar.
Q. What inspires your pieces?
A. The idea of inspiration is so interesting me… the deep down feeling of what inspires me and not someone else. I suppose it is that sort of eclectic thinking that moves me. And so to be moved… gosh… it is color, especially in dreams, art, nature. Night-blooming flowers, fashion photography or just a feeling that bubbles up.

Q. If you could show your line at Fashion Week, then where would you choose to showcase your talent – New York, London, Milan, Paris, L.A., or somewhere totally off the wall?
A. I like Malibu. Dreamy, beautiful and I think a perfect fit for Plum Pretty Sugar.
Q. Describe Plum Pretty Sugar with a haiku.
Heart-full, Feminine
Touching, Moving… Uplifted
Spirit-full, Cozy Chic
Q. As a successful entrepreneur, what advice can you give aspiring businesswomen.
A. Gosh, I think it is really about having a vision and following it through. No matter what. A strong vision, a clear vision… a really picture of your brand. How it feels, how you feel operating it, what the whole picture looks at feels like. Emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Q. Since you design your own clothing line, you must have really discriminating taste. Who is your favorite clothing designer.
A. I seem to operate more in concepts… amazing appreciation for ideas that designers might present. But… I do have
I have a love for high heels, sandals and bags. Pretty things, nicely made things. Fashion that is somehow thoughtful and thought through.
Q. Where do you see Plum Pretty Sugar five years from now?
A. Goodness… Plum Pretty Sugar is such a journey to me, so much a part of who I am as a woman, as a human being. And so with that, I hope the brand will always be looking, pushing, believing, progressing. Feeling and representing the momentum of life. I think that is what gives Plum Pretty Sugar is presence.
Q. I used to have this recurring dream about waking up in a tent on my grandparents’ front lawn and then being kidnapped by bears. Weird, I know… What’s the strangest dream you’ve ever had?
A. I’m so sure about a strange dream… but I did have a dream recently where I was so excited to meet this person in my dream that I woke myself up. Hear-beating fast and all. I love that! The point of conscious and unconscious.

A Little More Pretty


The Giveaway

One Shrimper is going to be lounging in style in her very own Lounge Pant in Pink Poppy Love! That’s a $42 value and would make a great little summer gift to yourself! This giveaway will end at midnight on Sunday, June 20.
  • To enter visit Plum Pretty Sugar, and select a favorite item and print. This step is mandatory, and please make sure to leave your e-mail address in your first comment.
Additional entries (Leave one comment for each entry.):

  • What sort of clothing would you design, given the choice – loungewear, formal attire, children’s clothing, or something different?
  • Become a follower of Shrimp Salad Circus (the blog) using one of the blog subscribe options on the middle sidebar or at the top right under the search bar.
This is up to three entries per person. Feel free to help me spread the word byTweeting, blogging, Facebooking or grabbing my button for your blog’s sidebar!


  1. i would design children’s clothing because it would be great fun making cute tiny clothes for babies and toddlers 🙂

  2. I would design lounge wear. I really like being comfortable, and my clothes would reflect that.

    charisscharity at yahoo dot com

  3. Oh, I’d design childrens clothing….since I have a little girl!

    afrugalfriend (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. i would design baby clothes-love onesies. And of course wedding and bridesmaid dresses.

  5. I would design children’s clothing. It’s my absolute favorite thing to shop for.
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  6. I love the Kimono Style Robe. Knee Length. Silk Road Sweet. Not sure if it comes in other prints, but I love the one that it is pictured in! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  7. I would design formal wear I think. Gowns! I’d like that. Maybe shoes! And bags too if possible. And jewelry of course! And pants.

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

  8. Oh, and if I were to design clothing, I’d start with swimwear. I’d love to make swimsuits that are flattering to real women.

  9. Love all the items! Beautiful! One of my favorites is the Tank and Scarfband Set. Darling Jardin Bleu.

    My email is [email protected]

    I would love to win this giveaway! I need something pretty to wear.


  10. I’ve always wanted to design bikinis!! I grew up southern cali so it has always been a dream of mine 😀

  11. I love Lounge Set. Tank and Lounge Pants. Lilac With Ribbons Tied Up With String in darling jardine bleu!

  12. the clothing that i would design would be sportswear. it’s what i wear everyday, so i think that would help me know what to make and how to make it.

  13. i love anything with the lilac with ribbons tied up in strings print – today, i’ll pick the drifting dress.

  14. following your blog via google friend connect by the username ‘Ezzy’.


  15. given the chance i would definitely design formal wear or party wear 😀


  16. I follow with Google Friend Connect as “katygmorris”.

    Thanks!!! 🙂

    kmorris at wildcatdiscovery dot com

  17. I think I’d prefer to desing shoes actually. I like the structural quality of them. Hope that counts!

    kmorris at wildcatdiscovery dot com

  18. Okay, this is super-tough. I would love to LIVE in her things! All of them! If I could only choose one piece it would have to be the Tunic Dress/ Top in the Lilac with Ribbons Tied Up in String pattern.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!! 🙂

    kmorris at wildcatdiscovery dot com

  19. I would love to design women’s clothing (either flowing dresses and skirts or nightclothes) and children’s clothes, with kids’ clothes you can be as daringa nd cutesy as you wish! 😀

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  20. I love to design playful and cute summery dresses inspired by 50’s classics mixed with Anthropologie creativity!

  21. So pretty! I love the airy tunics, particularly the turquoise one. Great photos, too. Email through Blogger profile.

  22. I always thought it would be fun to design wedding dresses or bedding – I know totally different things

    lisahasacultAT gmail DOT com

  23. # 2 I would love to design loungewear actually. I’m a huge fan of comfort and beauty coming together, and lovely loungewear is abslutely fantastic. I don’t think that much of anything can come close to spending time in absolute comfort, knowing that you look fabulous, other than doing it with the one you love. 😉 I would love to be able to give that to folks.

  24. The Ankle length Kimono Style Robe in Pink Love Poppy is my absolute favorite item, but it is so so hard to choose! I love about everything in Pink Love Poppy. 🙂 I’ve been drooling over the honeymoon set and lounge sets for months.

    hiddenmithril at Hotmail dot com

  25. I love the Drifting Dress. Beckoning Creatures. I am a fan on facebook, am following you on twitter, signed up for newsletter and absolutely love your designs! I recommend you stay with your current line of women’s clothing, go after the ‘tween market and a line for infant and toddler girls. The fabrics and colors are breezy and remind me a bit of the ’60’s but updated.
    [email protected]

  26. I’d design lingerie/lounge wear for selfish reasons- I’d love to be able to make custom lovelies that fit me just right! 😉

  27. LOVE Pretty Plum Sugar- I found your blog through her facebook announcement- and now I love your blog! I’m a follower 🙂

  28. I would design boys clothes. I love some of what is out there but would like to see more in toddler boys

  29. My favorite is the Drifting Dress in the beckoning creatures print. Gorgeous!

    abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

  30. If I had the gene for fashion design, I’d love to work on all different styles of dresses from days gone by … with a new twist. Thanks! (Email in profile)

  31. I would like to design casual everyday clothes – I’m always looking for something really comfortable that I can still go on errands in.
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

  32. My favorite item is the Lounge Set. Kimono Robe Knee Length and Lounge Pant. Beckoning Creatures.

  33. i would design underwear. i never find underwear that are comfy, cute and stay in place!! 🙂 email in profile.

  34. If I was going to design something, it would be a line of fun, flirty, social evening (parties, dinners, out dancing)clothes for the young professional (20-35) woman! Nothing formal, but not ‘club wear’ – just really cute things for a night on the town!

  35. wow, so many gorgeous things! My favorite is definitely the lounge set (tank & pants) in beckoning creatures! Soo pretty!

  36. I would definitely design different girly dresses in wonderful and colorful prints. I got SO inspired by the Plum Pretty Sugar 🙂

  37. I think I love the most the Drifting dress. Pink Love Poppy looks so delicious in many cloth.. though I could take every print in every item.


  38. What great items are in this shop. I love all of the fun prints. I really like the Drifting Dress in Pink Love Poppy. ambrerose(!at)aol.com

  39. If I could, I would do an entire line of upcycled clothing. Pieces made wonderful again and put into new uses – womens, kids, even babies.

  40. Every piece is devine, really I ‘ve been staring for 15 minutes and can’t choose a favorite. At the moment I have open a Kimono Robe called Silk Road Sweet so I’ll go with that for now 🙂 Fabulous giveaway, here’s hoping I get picked

  41. I think I would design Children’s lounge-wear, the possibilities are endless! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway 😉

  42. I would design Children’s clothing if I could. I love seeing my daughter is all the pretty pinks and floral prints.
    asmithonline at yahoo dot ca

  43. Very pretty line of clothing. My fav is the Tunic Dress/Top. Darling Jardin Bleu thanks for the chance to win these cute lounge pants.
    asmithonline at yahoo dot ca

  44. I LOVE Plum Pretty Sugar. And I’ve always wanted an elegant robe like the Kimono Style Knee Length Silk Road.
    lindseysgreatfull at gmail dot com

  45. I would design women’s clothes that can be worn to work and to dates and events, but that are fashionable.

  46. I would design Plus sized womans clothes that are young and hip. Just because you are big, doesn’t mean you are old
    karryknisley76 at hotmail dot com

  47. i like the Tunic Dress/Top and Kimono style robes in Darling Jardin Bleu and Beckoning Creatures.

  48. I would love to design children’s clothing. They always make me smile and they are so small and cute!

  49. This stuff is all seriously gorgeous!!! It is so hard to pick a favorite. I do really love the Kimono Style Robe. Ankle Length. Pink Love Poppy.

    boswife @ gmail . com

  50. I love the Kimono Robe and Cami Dress Set. Knee Length. Pink Love Poppy!!!

    kelseylaster at gmail dot com

  51. If I were to have my own line, I would design ladieswear with masculine influences.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    gretagatzke (at) gmail (dot) com

  52. I love the PlumPrettySugar line – such beautiful pieces! I love the v-back tunic dress in Silk Road Sweet.

    email is gretagatzke (at) gmail (dot) com

  53. I love the Cami dress, ankle length in Pink Love Poppy. Thanks for the giveaway!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  54. peripatetic33
    peripatetic33 at hot mail dot com
    i like the Lounge Short. Dreams in Paisley best

  55. If I were a designer, I’d try to design clothes for postpartum women! Nobody makes cute clothes for women who have had babies- it takes a while to get back your body if you’re not a celebrity, so you have to live with a body that doesn’t feel like yours for months. Cute clothes would help!


  56. I really love the kimono robe in “beckoning creatures”- it’s the perfect robe for watching chick flicks and drinking something yummy!


  57. The cardigan style robe is my favorite. So many gorgeous items though, the fabrics are beautiful!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    (Email in blogger profile)

  58. If I design any form of clothing, it would be women’s dresses. I am working on sewing my first one right now, and I would love to know how to actually design one.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    irenedesign@ ymail.com

  59. What a great interview! I love that you asked for a haiku 🙂
    I would like anything from Plum Pretty, but my favorite is probably the tunic dress/top beckoning things.
    irenedesign@ ymail.com

  60. I like the Drifting Dress in the Beckoning Creatures fabric.


  61. I’m not too crafty, but I think I’d love designing socks! They’re simple to make in that you only need a couple of sizes, and they always make great cheery presents!

  62. Hmm I love all the products at Plum Pretty Sugar! They’re really beautiful. One of my favorite is the Kimono Robe. Knee Length. Pink Love Poppy.

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

  63. The Tank dreams in paisley is by far the cutest thing. I love the Lounge pant in pink Poppy love too. I’m thrilled that you happen to be giving it away! Thanks so much 🙂

    [email protected]

  64. I`ll design casual wear for both men and women, I heard that there`s high need in casual wear. Plus, I love wearing them.


  65. I would design, given the choice-children’s clothing right now. I recently gave birth to a baby girl. 🙂 shelbysanchez at gmail dot com

  66. These are so gorgeous my favorite is the Lounge Pant. Darling Jardin Bleu. Love the rich colors! shelbysanchez at gmail dot com

  67. How beautiful!!! I loved the Tunic Dress/Top. Darling Jardin Bleu. How perfect over leggings too!!!

    rennieangie at gmail dot com

  68. I would love to be able to make my own coats and jackets. I have such a thing for them and have seen so many great patterns.

    sallybway at suddenlink dot net

  69. I love her kimono robe in silk road sweet! I’ve looking for a pretty light summer robe.

    sallybway at suddenlink dot net

  70. If I had the talent, I’d design hats and other accessories with a vintage touch.

  71. I’d go with the Bridesmaid Set – Robes and Lounge pants in Pink Love Poppy!

  72. I love the Robe and Cami Dress Set. Ankle Length. Pink Me Red and Pink Love Poppy.
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

  73. My favorite item from Plum Pretty Sugar store is the Lounge Pant, Coco Girl Good, with the blue background. The colors are just amazing!

  74. I think I would design formal dresses for plus size. I have a sister who can never find any that fit or look half way decent..


  75. I think if I designed clothing, it would be fun party dresses made for those of us who are under 5’3″… 🙂

  76. Just realized I spelled your name wrong… forgive me… I know that is a cardinal sin…

    I follow you via my Google reader. Does that count?

  77. Hi Lindsey! I always read your blog but this is the first time I’m entering one of your giveaways. I hope I win! Haha

    My favorite Plum Pretty Sugar item is the Drifting Dress in Beckoning Creatures. (Looks like you could wear a bra with it if you want to, which is a hard to find feature in long dresses.)

    [email protected]

  78. If I were to design clothing, I’d love to design casual wear and athletic wear.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

  79. This is one of my favorite Etsy shops! I have always loved the fitted caftan, and the beckoning creature print is marvelous.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

  80. I love the Tank in Darling Jardin Bleu. I’d wear it all the time during the summer!

    lauren.m.gibson AT gmail DOT com

  81. I absolutely love the Tank and Scarfband Set. Darling Jardin Bleu.

    kristenlaudick at yahoo dot com

  82. I love the Tunic Dress/Top. Lilac with Ribbons Tied up With String. Beautiful!
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

  83. I would design a line of comfortable/casual with a modern flair. Clothes that you can be comfortable yet fashionable. Thanks

  84. I love the Tunic Dress/Top. Lilac with Ribbons Tied up With String. Contact info on my blog. Thanks!

  85. I think it would be really fun to design swim wear or underwear because of all the bold patterns you could use.


  86. I think Charlotte has great tastes in fabrics and in designs that really fit and flatter women’s bodies!
    I’m a big fan of the Drifting Dress-Beckoning Creatures print, the Tunic Dress/Top-Ribbons Tied Up with String, and the Tunic Dress/Top featured on the page in the Beckoning Creatures print.


  87. I would love to design women’s coats. I find it so hard to find one that fits, looks great, AND I can move my arms in.


  88. I would design clothing like I wear but with more color and prints . like modest type of clothing that includes tunics that cover the bum cause when I go shopping I don’t find that much clothing that is modest but yet chic , fashionable and modern for today’s wear . I’d like to design pants , dresses , skirts , etc for young women like me .

  89. I adore their Kimono Style Robes, the prints they use are amamzing! The names are neat too, my favorite patter is the Darling Jardin Bleu. Thanks
    monkeychild92 at gmail dot com

  90. If I could be a designer I’d design wedding dresses… wish i had that talent!
    engh.katie at gmail dot com

  91. Already a follower of Shrimp Salad Circus blog!


  92. I’d love to design children’s clothes– I love making little dresses for my nieces!


  93. I really like the Pink Poppy Love print in the lounge pants!


  94. I like the Lounge Set. Kimono Robe Knee Length and Lounge Pant. Beckoning Creatures.

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

  95. I’m already a follower via google, as fisiwoman

    Ana Belén R.M

  96. Enter me please! I love the giveaway 🙂
    My favorite item is: Drifting Dress. Pink Love Poppy

    Ana Belén R.M

  97. What a collection Charlotte has to offer. It would be difficult but as I want to redecorate my bedroom, i would have to go for the Pink Poppy duvet cover and get the curtains to match.


  98. if i could design clothing, i would design wedding dresses! i think they are so beautiful and it would be so much fun creating something for a woman on her special day.

    fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

  99. The Darling Jardin Bleu Kimono Robe is my favorite. It’s beautiful!!


  100. Hmm…if I were a designer…my line would definitely include some raw silk and airy chiffon. I think I might attempt to change work attire. I HATE button-up shirts and khakis. Ugh, come on ladies! We can do better than that. So, some kind of fresh take on the average joe work outfit.

  101. Well, I’ve been lusting over a long cami dress in Darling Jardin Bleu for awhile now. But lately I’ve been eyeing the Beckoning Creatures print too! If I’m tan, the DJB. If I’m as pale as I am now and probably always will be, BC. Hehe. 🙂

    She has a fantastic vision and perfect execution!

  102. If I were so talented to be a designer, I would love to have a line of party dresses. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

  103. i love the tank dress pink me red. i just love red and i would also just love to lounge in front of my computer all day wearing some pretty poppy pants!

  104. If I could design clothes, I would have a line of reproduction dresses. Mad men style. And not just for party clothes. It would be so lovely to see women everywhere in feminine midcentury style dresses as part of their day-to-day wardrobe!

  105. Uh oh… the Randomizer HATES commenter #1 lol! Oh well, I’m happy to browse through this shop. It’s a tough choice between the Fitted Caftan or the Drifting Dress. How nice to see dresses that are at least knee length for a change!

    [email protected]

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