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!

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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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East Coast and Mid Coast, Info and Coupons

Next Up, East Coast This Weekend, and scroll down for Mid Coast Info!

Admission Coupon Link And more Info

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AND! SOOO EXCITED TO BE AT THE LAUNCH OF ACE AT

THE CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN!

Purchase Tickets Early for Discounts, and membership looks like a great idea!

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It’s Thursday, So Let’s Throw it Back to the Early 80’s

Just found these pics of one of the first pieces we made shortly after we met, when I was a weaver, and Toshiki was a young fashion designer having just arrived in New York from Tokyo.

 

We were cutting our teeth in the business, and life; full of love, joy and idealism.  This piece constructed of of a wool fabric I wove, and trimmed in leather (the beginning of it all) was shot on a good looking friend in front of our studio on Elizabeth St., which was at the time, a gritty, gritty (pre calling it NOHO) neighborhood.

 

A lot, and not so much, has changed since then. (Just a little more cynical!)

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Caramel and Butter Cream

Have been working on a few pieces this week in this napa finish merino skin,

and it is so yummy it’s making my mouth water!

LOVE spring & summer, but miss wearing my shearlings, so gearing up for fall!

Shearling Scarf is Separate

Stay tuned for our full fall show schedule, to be posted soon!

 

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Still Winter! Shop Shearling for Men (and Women!) at CraftMorristown

We are back from Baltimore, which yielded some very cold weather, a blizzard, and some very good sales.

New this year are two new samples for men, traditional shapes, a pea coat and a duffle.

On setup day I nabbed the excellent and very handsome jeweler Tom Turner to try them on!

Could not have asked for a better model, Tom!

Next up CraftMorristown, March 13-15

Yes, we do made to measure as well.

Craft & Design News You Want, How You Want It!

As we are in the studio today, creating the throwbacks of tomorrow, getting ready to pack up our booth and build a pop-up shop with our new designs somewhere, the question is,

 

How will you know WHERE to find us and the fabulous other creators we show with?

 

We all have our favorite Social Media platforms where we get our info, so pick one that is right for you.

 

You will get info on show locations, admission coupons, new designs, pop-up events, and yes, occasional sample sales!

HERE ARE YOUR CHOICES!

 

Follow this blog, to receive an email when a new post is up (once or twice/week max) Design, Show, and Inspiration News.

Hit follow button to the right

 

Email me to be put on show announcement emails (Show news only)

 

Facebook Toshiki & Maryszka where I repost blog entrys, repost other designers or show committee news

 

Twitter @maryszka , same as above, plus a good way to follow show committee tweets as well

 

Pinterest, @maryszka O, you know, a bulletin board for a wide range of Syle inspiration

Instagram, veryspecialjackets for a daily single image gem of design, process, and what goes on in a slow fashion studio!

 

and now for a tbt, me in a hand cut lambskin lace jacket, (early ’90’s?)

only about five or so made, if you have one, we would LOVE A PIC OF YOU IN IT!

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Our Blue Period, in Shearling

We recently ordered a box of luxuriously silky blue skins from the wonderful tannery we order from in Spain, and we couldn’t keep our hands off it. Here are two new pieces…..to see more come this week to our

Booth #205

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

A Prestigious Philadelphia Event

The Preview is this Wednesday Evening!

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Shearlings at the Shore

I will be waiting for you to come have a feel good moment trying on some of our super soft shearlings!

This Weekend

The Academy Art Museum Craft Show

on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Buy off the rack, or get measured for your perfect shearling, be part of the design process!

Here’s to a really feel good winter

Second floor, booth 35

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Here are some recent customers enjoying the moment

 

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Two Museums, Two States, Too Good!

I have been a absent  from the blogosphere for awhile, ending up summer, trying to grab that last little bit to invigorate me for the coming season, our season!

Not to mention having our noses in our designs, and having fun making new things for you.

Recently a lot has been selling off the rack, so designing new, and restocking.

It turns out the Art World does embrace The Craft World!

See you next week on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland at The Academy Art Museum

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And early November we are part of the Ultra Fabulous Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show !

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Leather, Shearling, Fall!

Fashion Week, Fall in the air, always inspiring, refreshing………doesn’t it feel so good to get something fresh to wear to brave the harsh weather to come?

Last week I went to the leather show, to choose some new skins, and just be inspired!

Now it’s your turn to be inspired!

I will be bringing our new work this weekend to Tarrytown NY, along with many other fine artisans in all media

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Click for Info & admission Coupon

What colors do you like?  See you this weekend!

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The Hampton Classic Starts Sunday!

Getting super excited to bring our work to the enthusiastic crowd at the Hampton Classic!

Located on Snake Hollow Rd. in Bridgehampton, NY, come enjoy all there is to offer at this prestigious event in “The Hamptons”

It’s the perfect time to get first dibs on our shearlings, or order your special size or color combination to timely delivery

The Boutique Garden will be open from 9 – 5 during event week,
except Monday when the shopping hours are 10-4.

The dates for the 2014 Hampton Classic are August 24 – 31.

Show Info Click Here

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Shearling @ Crafts at Lyndhurst

The rain will end, and weekend forecast is perfect for strolling the grounds of the Lyndhurst estate in Tarrytown for

Spring Crafts Lyndhurst

I am packing for the weekend for temperatures that will range from 44-78 degrees!

Sometimes a jacket that looks like leather, but is a light merino shearling on the inside, fills the bill when you don’t want to look too wintery, but you still feel chilly.  Here is one of our new designs I will be bringing.

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Also some items priced for SPRING SALE !

Craft Morristown, This Weekend!

The Weather is all over the place, and your Sartorial needs are as well.

A chance to Freshen UP, get that great new piece that will get you thru, AND a jumpstart on fall.

(We don’t come back to MOtown until December!)

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Blue is for Baltimore

Winter is…………………………….shoveling snow

  dealing with things like the polar vortex,

bundling up, scarves, boots, double hat days…….

slush     slush     slush

feeling frumpy most of the time

Need a refresher?

We have been hunkering down in the studio, working on B L U E  shearling for ACC Baltimore

Come see us, in Booth 2308

Feb. 21-23
Baltimore Convention Center
It’s a three-day celebration of all things handmade! Please join us as more than 650 of the top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country gather under one roof. It’s your chance to touch, feel, and explore high-quality American craft like you’ve never seen before! This is the American Craft Council’s flagship show – a must-attend for craft lovers.

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Happy New Year!

This picture I took at the Post Office on 34th St. saturday has nothing to do with anything but COLD, and that is our inspiration.

I love the cold (when I am dressed for it)

2˚ saturday, 57˚ today

Shockingly cold forecast for tonight.

If you didn’t pop for that shearling at a show this fall, we are working on new designs and colors to kick off the season at ACC Baltimore

Can’t wait till then?

Give us a call.  212.475.8324 or email m@veryspecialjackets.com

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Long Island Livestock Company to Craft Boston

What an incredible way to end a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, a visit to The Long Island Livestock Company’s  holiday open house

We met Tabbethia & her wonderful company making all lotions lanolin and beautiful yarns when we were both exhibiting at The Hampton Classic

The visuals of these beautiful animals, their big eyes and curious looks, are captivating and take you to another place

I feel so rejuvenated as I pack up our shearling coats and head to Craft Boston, this weekend, at

The Hynes Convention Center

Definitely Shearling

Drove thru a blizzard dusting the earth tonight on the way back to the hotel from a great dinner at Tommaso Trattoria, and was so glad to be wearing my shearling coat. Wouldn’t you like a little something to cozy up in? Like this little shearling cape to warm your shoulders? It’s going to be a long winter…..

One more day of Paradise City Arts in Marlborough. Booth 246

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