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Archive for September, 2011
It is a rich tapestry of colour, texture, form and history. I have made a film that gives an overview of the main pieces in the collection. It is the first clip on the page.
I have new dresses in the Victorian and Opera lines. Glorious silks, checks, slubbed duppions, colours that shine and shimmer and a new, shorter length. For these dresses there are also films to show how to wear them. There are so many different options when it comes to styling the cuts.
I have a new section called The Mother of the Bride with a film to accompany the information. I have put together a collection of clothes that work well for ceremonies, weddings, parties and those times when nothing but stylish drama will do…..
There are also Devotion Suits! This is a whole new area for me, but as so many of you are business women, doctors, lawyers, therapists etc and need to look smart, it seems the way to move forward. But there are also moments when sensible is not enough, so for these times….. the Swagger Suit is a mad homage to the 60′s, Carnaby Street, the Beat Generation…… so many influences.
The collection of jackets has been expanded to include a beautiful collection of hand embroidered pieces from LET it FRAY by Carey Marvin. Carey is a wonderfully creative embroiderer and her designs for Devotion are beautiful.
I have expanded my range to include new lines in skirts: The Penn Skirt is sexy and flattering and a homage to the work of Irving Penn in the 50s, the Full Circle skirts are exactly that, full, heavy, evocative and filled with character, and in the felted wool, so warm.
In trousers there are stunning Narrow Trousers in rich silk colours. As of today, these are still patiently waiting to go up onto the store. By Friday they will be in place.
The lovely Caroline Townsend of Mandarina Shoes lent me a huge collection to match mine. Oh how wild it was….. I lust after so many pairs it is outrageous! And I cannot choose which I prefer the most. I already have 4 pairs of her shoes anyway, and wear them all the time. I think it will have to be the Leopard Print ankle boots…. She goes up to a comfortable size 42
Do take a look at the films, I have added lots of new ones and by Thursday I will have expanded the original clips to include the new pieces so you will be able to see the new trousers, too.
Also remember that I can make any of my cuts in any fabric and size, my shop is in my house in Camberwell and is by appointment. Please do call 00442077019269 or email to make an appointment.