Celestial Suiting

Since the solstice and a very busy November and December I have been ensconced in my atelier meditating and working on new designs. It is always so informative to interact with the array of women who come to my sales and see their reactions to the samples and what they end up going home with. Their needs and desires ultimately influence what I come up with in the coming months. I am happily surprised to see that many of my patterns work on different sizes and shapes of bodies.  This is an ever-evolving pursuit-  to come up with figure flattering and flexible shapes.  I have replenished my stock of Wax-print fabrics and I find it very cheering to have a bit of color around me and to think ahead to warmer weather.  

 Tailored suit in a silk/wool blend, inspired by Dior

Tailored suit in a silk/wool blend, inspired by Dior

This "Raj" jacket is convertible into different configurations-  a simple fitted style or the pull back beribboned version shown here.

 wax-print jacket with optional silk tartan bows

wax-print jacket with optional silk tartan bows

a blue version of my "poppy" dress in wax-print cotton is an   example of  a figure-loving dress

 wax-print cotton - with selvage-edge finishing-    size 4  -  12     in various prints -  $475. - $575.   depending on customization   

wax-print cotton - with selvage-edge finishing-    size 4  -  12     in various prints -  $475. - $575.   depending on customization   

 wax-prints before washing

wax-prints before washing

This was a magical December night of the super moon (which I didn't manage to capture) but it seems to be reflected in  this taffeta moirè fabric which I made into a Qipau. . .

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 silk moirè taffeta from Paris

silk moirè taffeta from Paris

 I met this bright young student on New Year's Eve who wanted to try on my flower crown-  Happy New Year everyone!  Let's try and stay positive!

I met this bright young student on New Year's Eve who wanted to try on my flower crown-  Happy New Year everyone!  Let's try and stay positive!