Saturday, June 20, 2009
Solstice...Blooming Bloomers...Design for all...from down de bayou
Hola Chers. So much has been going on down de bayou, the spring was a total and complete blur. From Mardi Gras to Jazz Fest and then Bayou Boogaloo, we've hardly had time to breathe. Well now it is time to stop and smell the magnolias.
I always use summer as a time to plot new designs and see where this process takes on new life. The Bloomer experiment has been such a success, it was only time to try and grow other turn of the century inspired creations such as this lingerie top.
Another aspect has been plus sized designs. I never imagined there would be such a calling for these (hello- should be obvious to me, but no), so according to customer wishes I have some new sweet ruffled shift dresses and longer pants with ruffles. We'll see how they do.
Other than that, I've been trying to stop acquiring and simplify our nest by culling out projects. I used a large cache of vintage tablecloths and ribbons my mother bought me in Paris to make these sweet coin purses. They were really popular at our fashion show the other night. Who doesnt need one of these sweeties to keep their purse organized? ( I use one for receipts and one for cards,cash and checquebook in my bag).
So far its been a lovely shabby spring, full of renewal and reflection and HOPE. Let's hope this summer is equally as fruitful.