Sunday, June 28, 2009

So Much New Stuff in the Works!!!

Now that the studio is up, some shipments have arrived, and the rain has come back (thankfully), we've been spending muchos hours in the lab perfecting a mighty bounty of new and interesting bayou concoctions. A hint: cypress trees,absinthe & satsumas.With a dash of leather and a rusty bit thrown in for good measure.HMMMM.
See yall soon!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Getting Ready for FALL

Yes folks, instead of focusing on the 100 degree heat down by de bayou, we are getting ready for fall. We've turned a spare room into an open and airy (airy conditioned as well) studio and our projects for the fall season are stacked up one by one. Just like farmers working the crops, we are working the debris and salvage, ruminating on inspirations and taking lots of naps. Lots and lots of naps. I love this image culled from the website of the "graphics fairy." It reminds me of my stacks of vintage shoes just wAiting for FALL WEATHER: tights, layers and layers of ruffles.
Dreaming of fall down by de bayou,xoxoxo

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It's another scorcher down here today folks. I think I might wear one of these linen shifts today to work with leggings.We've been experiencing unusually warm and dry conditions. Less hair frizz but more brain frying. It gets so hot outside it is hard to think.
Hope yall are staying cool down de bayou and elsewhere today!

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.