By Angela Caraway-Carlton

0216 IMG_6331Gifting lingerie to your love for Valentine’s Day?
Skip the typical lace and spring for a colorful combination by Juana de Arco (meaning Joan of Arc in Spanish), an Argentinian brand that’s new to South Florida. Designer and artist Mariana Cortés’ collection includes women and children’s lifestyle clothing, women’s intimates and men’s boxers.

“Every piece is hand silk-screened with colorful and unique prints,” says Cortés. “We work hard to create endless combinations that make each and every piece one-of-a-kind. All of our garments are made with a comfy fabric that gets softer as you wear it.”

The collection is inspired by elements of nature, art and music and is meant to invoke a joyful and courageous spirit.

“Our lingerie makes women feel playful and young!” says Cortés. And what woman doesn’t want to feel young and in love? 

Intimates range from $15 to $60. Juana de Arco can be purchased at Thousand Pound Egg in Fort Lauderdale, Love Shack in Delray and Eau Spa in Palm Beach. For more information, contact