Tis the Season, See you In Philly!

Looking for a feel good solution for winter?

Silky soft Merino Shearling is a good choice!

Plan on coming to our designer trunk show in just 20 days, you deserve it!  #shearling  #handmade  #madetomeasure#finecraft  #artbyhand

Nov 11 & 12 at The Hilton Garden Center City across from  @pmacraftshow

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Philadelphia Trunk Show

We will be serving up some serious “BUTTAH” at our upcoming shows …….just look at these new skins that came in, and imagine how soft and supple they are…napa finish silky merino…..Find out what will will design with these, or have some input on what would be perfect for you!

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Our kick off is with a Trunk Show in Philadelphia, in conjunction with The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft show, Nov 11th & 12th, a few doors down at The Hilton Garden Inn.  Six designers, one Intimate setting, complimentary admission

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Taking the Show on the Road

Leaving monday for the mid coast, to show our new work at the wonderful

American Craft Exposition at the incredible Chicago Botanic Garden

in Glencoe Il.

Our booth is in the Greenhouse Gallery, right across from the succulents garden.

Come by if you are anywhere nearby, or book your plane ticket now!

I promise you won’t be disappointed in the creativity on display in

craft form and nature.

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The Hampton Classic

Its mid late summer, (we have until 9/21!) so it is again time for

The Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, NY.

August 28-September 4

Stroll the Boutique Garden, and find our booth by the

Red Umbrella,

enjoy the competion, the gorgeous horses, and great people viewing!

See you there!

Below is our friend Kelly on a crisp winter day, taking a ride in our Peplam Jacket

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Here’s a map of the Garden

Heading to The Berkshires!

Our season is beginning, and I am on my way to Great Barrington, Ma. to the wonderful

Berkshire Crafts Fair

If you are up there, come see the show, and our new shearlings!

Indoors, airconditioned, another cultural event not to miss in the area!

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Feeling Blue

Feeling blue on this very rainy day, that does not feel

like spring.

Somehow this image of Michaela in our color block fringed jacket fits my melancholy mood.  It’s a one of a kind, and available….size six.

Call me.

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And by the way, in reference to my last post,

we didn’t make the cut.

Feeling Blue.

Biting our Nails!

As we sit quietly in our studio creating new work in our off season, another thing that goes on is applying to shows, and anxiously awaiting the results.

Although our medium of Leather has very few applicants and competition, it is not a slam dunk that we will be accepted by the jury (or selection committee which interprets the jurors scores)

Today is one of those days we are biting our nails, so I am posting a pic of a new piece, hoping it will bring us luck!

Stay tuned for updates…..

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Spring Wrap Up

Wow this Spring has been a whirlwind, busy, and lots of fun!

Baltimore, Morristown, Marlboro, Saratoga & Chicago…Thank you!

Many of you have new coats to finish up this chilly spring, and start off your fall fresh.

We are off for some R & R, & designing new work, so stay tuned for that

and refreshed upcoming events page.

For now I will throw it back to a few weeks ago, to the finale of our show at

Electric City Couture in Saratoga Springs

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We had such an amazing experience this weekend working with Corey Aldrich at the Electric City Couture runway show and Pop Up event in Saratoga Springs, NY

A fundraiser for Universal Preservation Hall, a Performing Arts Education and Entertainment venue for Saratoga Springs, NY. The restoration of the Saratoga Springs Universal Preservation Hall has been a true community project. The sponsors and attendees came out in full force, we had such a great time meeting and working with all of you. We surely left a piece of our hearts in your community, and hope to be back soon!

Thank-You!

Here are some snaps of our trip, preparing for show, fitting some of the models, our pop up shop, time out with local artist friends, including visiting Textile Studio….it was a whirlwind of a weekend!

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Color!

We have been creating some pieces in C O L O R , a little cape, a modern stole in shearling, to have to throw over your shoulders when the calendar tells us the season it should be, and the thermometer has the real story.

We are headed to Saratoga NY this week for a not to miss fashion event,

ELECTRIC CITY COUTURE

including 2 fabulous runway shows, saturday at 7:30pm: SHATTERED

and sunday at 3 pm: REPOSE (we are in this show)

Pop Up Shop hours sunday 9:30-noon, complimentary admission.

Tickets to attend runways shows, Pop Up Shops open after the runway, purchased here.

We will be premiering this  one of a kind cape in a very supple napalan finish Wheat shearling with French lambskin  trim at the show, also have Terra Cotta and Lime Green!

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One of a Kind

Having ten gorgeous models assigned to us for the upcoming fashion event at Electric City Couture, (as well as important Jury images need to be taken!) we have been inspired to among other things do our signature annual One of a Kind Color Block coat, this year a short swing on a beautiful black napalan skin.

See it live on the runway April 17

and previews at the pop-up-shop April 15-17

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stay tuned for additional pop up shop hours

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Please Come to Boston in The Springtime!

Our only Boston Area show of the year is coming up this weekend in Marlborough Ma. at Paradise City Arts

at The Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center

This lively show is easy to get to, easy for parking, upbeat and a good time, music, cafe, art, craft, you name it, a great shopping relaxing enjoying the arts weekend experience!

So come see our new work, plus some old (ie Sale Rack!)

We are right up front!

Link for Discount Admission

Here’s a repost of an article on us from their website

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Creating a Look, Shopping Handmade

This is how I want to look, so I am getting my order in early!

I already own this wonderful felted wool hat by Miriam Carter,

And the supple calfskin cross body bag by Dick Muller,

So all I need is this coat!

A new slim shape in black suede, silver zipper, and white stitched lambskin edging. This look can be translated into other shapes as well.

Collecting the right accessories and garments takes time to gather, which is so fun to seek out at the treasure hunt that is the modern Craft Show……so don’t miss out! We are participating in 2 shows this month, and when I have a moment I am shopping my fellow designers booths…..!

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Baltimore Wrap Up

Kicked off 2016 with a bang, and want to thank all, new clients and old, that found us among 600+ great artist/makers to chose from at

ACC Baltimore.…..we hope you love your purchases for many years to come!

We began our set up with a proper lunch at Faidley’s, to give us strength and put us in that Baltimore mood!

Sharing some pics of the fun and serious fashion in the 400 aisle, the aisle for style!

See you next year!

All Time Fave

I post a lot of pics of our peplam style jacket

She is so cute, so sexy, so unlike your notion of what a shearling is……… so unbulky!

And she is loved and purchased by many.

But our most popular and best selling style is one that doesn’t photograph with as much pizazz, so I tend not to post as many shots of it.

We call it our Swing Coat, albeit it is a modified version of a swing.

It is so comfortable, fits over anything, comfort of a jacket, but functions like a coat, and with the fine lambskin edging and tailoring, a class act that will take you anywhere.

Here is one of the more subdued versions, bright colors and other details in stock as well.

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Felted Hat by Miriam Carter

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City Blues

Bill Cunningham, you should have made it to the Cobble Hill Historic District in Brooklyn when Etsuko and I were wandering around shooting some pics of her wearing our blue Shearling! Stunning, yes? So ladies, come get yours!

 Happy Thanksgiving!

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Craft Morristown Dec 11-13

Add Sag Harbor Dec 18-20

In the New York Times Fashion and Style, by Bill Cunningham,  this past Sunday

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Pink & Black

Shopped for new skins last week and found some things I absolutely drooled over! They just arrived, so stay tuned as we make a few pieces for our december shows.

Helping me out was my favorite girl, sporting a leather apron one of her clients made for her. Great work accessory!

IMG_3033Meantime in the studio, the snaps were being put on this

black brisa inverted peplam jacket with a

pink wave stitch on lambskin trim.

Who will be the lucky girl who gets to be warm and stylish?

Look out Chicago, you are our next stop!

One of A Kind

Dec 3 – 6

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Young Collectors, Women of Style

I have so much fun in the booth with the wide range of women who love our work.

It is so exciting when the right woman and coat find each other, the work is complete!

Recently more and more younger women in their 20’s-40’s seem to be finding us, and I’m thrilled they feel sexy and fashionable and comfortable and warm in our coats!

This young woman in her 20’s was smart enough to encourage her parents to go to the PMA Craftshow a few years ago, and she wound up with this coat. It was love at first sight!

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And these two beauties loved our Peplam jacket, both making statements in style

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See us next at the fabulous

ONE OF A KIND SHOW

at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago

Dec 3-6

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Trunk Show in The Hamptons!

Please join us,

Saturday, November 7th, at Brennan’s Bit and Bridle

Come see our collection of Shearlings as well as what Brennan’s  has to offer.

“Personal service is the focus of Brennan’s Bit & Bridle, a small store with upscale country feel,

located in the heart of the Hamptons.

Store owner Natalie Mattson offers the very best of English saddlery and apparel.

She blends the time honored classics with the best of what’s new and innovative,

and is constantly finding unusual and original sportswear and gift ideas.”

Brennan’s Bit and Bridle

Trunk Show

Nov 7

10 am –  4 pm

The Barn in the Commons

Bridgehampton, NY

below, an inverted Peplam jacket, in Cappucino Merino Shearling, is one piece we will be showing

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