Sometimes I pick up a few chips from the paint store to play with in planning my colors for the upcoming seasons. What colors would you like to see? Would you wear that green shade I picked? Since you are my customer, I'd like to know what you think. I want you to love the way it looks on you!
Hope to hear from you and/or see all soon!
We are excited to announce a pop up on with Harumi K womenswear:
Where: The Rockin'
3382 18th Street
San Francisco, CA
When: Friday and Saturday
Sept. 8 & 9
We will have many cool styles to get you to work and play easily! We'll help style you and even have some accessories to sell!
Come score bargains on discontinued and sale items! Also be first to check out our Fall 2017 Line!
I took part of the day off to see the wonderful hats and hat paintings at the Degas exhibit Palace Legion of Honor. (Actually, can I count it as part of my ongoing education as a fashion designer?) There was so much to see and I enjoyed it far more than I had anticipated. Thus begins my love affair with hats. I had happy hat dreams filled with chapeaux that night. Here are some pictures I took from the exhibition:
LaClotherie is hosting Margarette Laizure once again. We will be happily spending the afternoon in the storybook cottage and would love for you to join us. We always have fun playing with clothes, accessories and jewelry. You won't want to miss the deals, either!
So come on over to see us!
Sunday, July 9th
La Clotherie Cottage
461 43rd Street
Oakland, CA 94611
The One-Button Top is a completely rebellious concept in which I, a professionally trained patternmaker and designer, take rules and bend them to my will. The button itself is the emphasis in the entire design. It must be chosen in a manner befitting of a scoundrel.
Another design that came along in the Margarette Laizure repetiore is the Kitten Pocket Tunic, so named by a rather funny fellow by the name of Callum Lamb. Callum has his own quaint designs under the label Mademoiselle Lamb. The Kitten Pocket Tunic will house one of your furry purry friends of course, but is also very well suited to a giant cell phone or hand-held video console which is far more fun to use. The pocket indeed is its emphasis.
Spring is definitely (achoo!!) in the air and I just wanted to acknowledge that it has a definite mood elevating quality! My fabrics lighten and brighten in my designs and I remind myself to take time to go out to smell the flowers! Before it's gone I wanted to share my inspiration with you: I will be joining Harumi K for another Friday Studio Sale, on 4/14 from 11:30-1pm at 4209 Howe Street right here in Oakland. In case you can't make it, be sure to check back here for future events in the works!
Happy Spring to Everyone!!!!
This passion I've been having for mixing stripes and solids for tops has been a hit so far in stores. I am adding some to the collection on my website. Here is a sampling of some of the designs:
I realize that keeping up with my blog posts requires mouse clicks and patience. Neither of which I have when I'm in creation mode which seems to be more than 50% of my working time. But I realize that I need to keep posting my work and products for shoppers of extraordinarily unique fashions! While working on being conscienscious and a responsible business owner and adult, my kid inside me cannot help coming out and playing. Then this happens.
Please let me know if you like the mix and I will make more to sell on my website!! Thanks for the feedback.
I'm changing my site around to allow people to buy my pieces directly from me. I will also list all the events I will be attending so that you can find me in real life! I hope it will be helpful to those who would like to know what is going on and what I have to offer!