“THE PALE AQUA “KATE” SHIRT”

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……………………….I absolutely LOVE this color……..It’s like a tint of PALE AQUA………….If you already own the Aqua beach glass necklace…..they MATCH PERFECTLY. It really is an incredible look. Worn with the WHITE BOHO SKIRT, I can’t think of a fresher, cooler way to look. The Pale Aqua, Tea Rose and Periwinkle were suppose to be for Feb. selling, but were posted early so everyone could get a jump on the seaon……..After all they are colors you can wear anytime of year……This Aqua looks wonderful under all of the V-neck faux Shetland sweater…..mix it up! The “Kate” shirt, A214116, is avail right now. This is a color not to be missed……………………..enjoy………….much Love……………………..Louis

“THE PERIWINKLE & TEA ROSE “KATE” SHIRTS”

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…………………………………….Two pretty colors to add to your collection…..or to start a new one………….PERIWINKLE……a blue with a lavender caste, and TEA ROSE…….a deeper pink that is sure to flatter anyone’s complexion………Wear it as a shirt, or opened as a shirt jacket with the all important NEW WHITE T SHIRT…………..enjoy……….much Love………………Louis

“THE LINEA LEISURE COTTON KNIT CLASSIC T”

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………………I have at last created the Linea Leisure Classic Essential COTTON “T” SHIRT, A225482………..What makes a good T Shirt?….For me it’s the FABRIC, the FIT and the WORKMANSHIP…….This is a brand NEW FABRIC for the Linea customers……It is a lighter weight cotton knit appropriate for a T shirt, and has a 95% cotton and a 5% spandex blend. It is unlike all of the previous cotton knits I have used in the past for my Leisure collection. I know you will love its’ SILKY SMOOTH hand. The weight of the fabric is just right. Not too thin, preventing the white T from being see through, but also not too heavy where you wouldn’t want to wear them on the hottest summer days. I think it is perfect…….There are basically two ways to fit a T shirt…..fitted and shapely, which is more of a “fashion” T, or EASY and comfortable……the type you will wear everyday….the T shirt you will want multiples of………This is an easy T and is not binding anywhere….your everyday T that you know will work for you no matter what the day will have in store…..DEPENDABLE…………….The sleeve is short, but not too short, and the XS measures approx. 25 1/2 inches long. The length is classic, and  perfect for all of your summer bottoms….from shorts to Capri pants….pencil skirts and boho skirts….However, do not think this T is for summer wear only. Layer it under your V-neck sweaters, cardigans and jackets for a more casual look…….The label is PRINTED at the back neck so there are no fabric labels to worry about. The Linea Leisure Logo is discreetly embroidered at the side bottom hem in a matching thread.. The neckline is a classic crew, and has a delicate narrow border approx 5/8ths of an inch wide which gives the T a more feminine look….The colors……..WHITE…………….NAVY……………..BLACK, and a new pink which I call………..PARFAIT PINK…………….A beautiful pale pink which is a little bluer than the Perfectly Pink …….Of course the Black and Navy are dark and rich, just what you would hope for when looking for Ts in these dark colors…………………..The BAR PENDANT NECKLACE will be returning again this month for the THIRD time!……It will be avail in the GOLD……SILVER……GUNMETAL and the newest addition of the PINK GOLD. If you already own the Demi Hoop earring, I think it works perfectly with the Bar, however only the GUNMETAL is still avail in the earring, but it’s very limited…….I am sure once you have tried this new T SHIRT you will want to stock up…………I just hope they are still avail. by the time you get it home and make your decision!………..They should be avail. on the 21st……just in time for my AM Style appearance………………….enjoy……………………….much Love……………………….Louis

“THE ALABASTER LINEA LEISURE JACKET”

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………………………ALABASTER with BLACK and GUNMETAL….the epitome of CHIC…….Worn with my new BLACK COTTON T, A225482, a black slim bottom or my new Alabaster slim pant, coming this spring, and you are set………………….enjoy………………much Love…………………….Louis

“THE CORNFLOWER BLUE LINEA LEISURE JACKET”

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……………….What constitutes a “Leisure” item? It may mean different things to different people. For me it’s more about life style than anything else. Can Leisure clothes be worn for work, and evenings out, or are they strictly for daytime…….running, doing errands or lounging around the house? I think many Leisure pieces bridge that gap, and this jacket is one of those pieces. Does a hood automatically make a garment a “leisure” garment? My answer to that is no, and many hoods can be more decorative then functional…I’ve seen hoods on drapy jersey evening gowns ………….I think this new “Leisure” jacket can fit into any lifestyle………..The style number is A255867…………The color above is…..CORNFLOWER BLUE with WHITE and GOLD ACCENTS. The silhouette of the jacket is slightly A-Line so there is extra hip room. The fabric is a new light weight Ponte Knit in a 74% poly 26% cotton blend…..totally machine washable. This is a substantial fabric, but not heavy. It will keep it’s shape, and will always look neat, and flatter the body…..never sloppy…….The bottom of the jacket is CURVED and is finished beautifully. There is also a 2 inch side slit……..It has a 2 WAY ZIPPER with SIGNATURE ZIPPER PULLS….They are both functional and FASHIONABLE…..I love the options a woman has deciding how she wants the zippers to be placed….The LONG RAGLAN SLEEVES are finished with a 2 1/2 inch banded cuff……The jacket measure approx. 28 inches for the XS…..The label at the back neck is PRINTED….No fabric labels to deal with………….THE COLLAR, which from the front looks very NAUTICAL, is actually a STADIUM HOOD, that zips open to create the “collar”, or closed to create the “hood”. I truly don’t see many women wearing the hood unless they get caught in the rain. So, if I don’t see the hood being used except on those rare occasions why put it on the jacket? My answer is simple…..A STADIUM HOOD is not your typical hood….I like the collar it creates and the graphic design it forms in the back. When the hood is partly zipped as in the photo above, it creates a stand which frames the back neck and allows the hood to lay properly. This is far from your typical hoodie!…..In the past I have used this type of hood/collar on coats as well as jackets…..even cotton shirts ……The jacket is accented with CONTRAST TAPES for the front zipper, the zipper on the hood, the trim on the Kangaroo pockets, and the trim circling the neckline. ………..All of this extra detail plus the GOLD signature zipper pulls [even the hood has the gold signature zipper pull] add up to what you have come to expect from a LINEA garment……It’s ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS that separates Linea from everything else…. If you look at this jacket and think, “I don’t need another leisure jacket”, then you are not looking at all of the possibilities of how it can be worn…..Worn over a white sheath dress changers the character immediately. In the photos above, the WHITE WING COLLAR SHIRT, A259103, returning this spring, adds a POLISHED LOOK……A pair of white jeans or white dress trousers gives you two totally different looks……..Accessorizing is easy……If you have the GOLD Linea Signature pieces, the earring, necklace and charm bracelet, you are set. If not the simple GOLD BAR PENDANT is all you need….but if you are of the belief that more is better….the new BEACH GLASS NECKLACE and earring set will look incredible on the white shirt with the jacket worn open………..If you prefer a more tailored look a simple gold earring is all you need…..but there’s nothing wrong with a little extra something……………….This will be presented on January 21st, on AM Style!……………………………..enjoy………………..much Love………………………….Louis

“THE SPRING GREEN LINEA LEISURE JACKET”

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…………………..SPRING GREEN with NAVY and GOLD accents says “come on Spring, get here already!”…………..Classic….yes, preppy…..sure…..FRESH and clean….you bet. When winter is finally over, and for some it has been too long already, how refreshing will it be to wear a new NAVY LINEA T SHIRT, A225482, with your favorite jeans, and throw your new Spring Green jacket on and go….No more need for snow boots or scarves or gloves….how liberating. I know Jac and I can’t wait to put all of that STUFF into storage………….We all need a little color in our lives….we can’t nor should we live in a beige, navy, grey, black world. If you do maybe it’s time to step out of that box and try something new. You will be surprised the attention you will get just from looking different….it feels good……………………………………enjoy………………………….much Love…………………………Louis

“THE PARFAIT PINK LINEA LEISURE JACKET”

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………………………………PARFAIT PINK…..NAVY and SILVER……”Pink is the Navy Blue of India”, or so Dianna Vreeland said. Recently I’ve heard it said that it’s the new Camel? This particular pink is soft and pretty with a slight blue cast. The navy trims gives it a sophistication…an edge………The navy is so dark you can easily wear the jacket with black too……I have it shown with the new Parfait Pink Linea Leisure T, A225482, but the white, navy or black Ts will work just as well………………I think a strawberry ice cream is required when wearing this jacket……………………………………

………………………………enjoy…………………..much Love…………………………Louis

“THE WHITE LINEA LEISURE JACKET”

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……………………………..After all is said and done………………there just isn’t anything that beats…….WHITE….BLACK and SILVER. It’s as modern as a glass and steel building. There is nothing that says SUMMER more than WHITE………….Worn with your sparkling white new Linea T shirt, A225482, and any Black bottom……you can never be wrong with this combination……For a change of pace add  your favorite colors to accent the white and black…….a summer favorite for sure…………………………….enjoy…………..much Love…………………..Louis

“THE BLACKBERRY TUNIC”

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………………………..A262037, the LINEA LEISURE COTTON/SPAN TUNIC has been reordered for the FOURTH time!……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

……………Let me explain what the criteria is for something to be reordered. First, the returns have to be below a certain %, and sales have to maintain a certain level. Don’t be deceived by “reviews”. A garment can have great reviews, but still not qualify to be a reorder. On the other hand a garment may have average reviews, but still qualify to be a reorder. I have learned that it is the “silent majority” that determines whether a garment comes back or not. Many times I have said to the buyers, “but it has such great reviews”, and their response is, “but the returns were too high to bring it back”. Reviews do play an important part in helping customers make decisions about size, fit and sometimes color [color is very personal], but you should always take them with a grain of salt. What may not be one persons preference may be just what someone else has been dreaming of. Also if something has MANY reviews and has a 5 star or 4.5 star rating you can be pretty sure that in this case the majority is right.

…………….. If you own and love this tunic you will love the FOUR new colors I am bringing to you….if you have never owned this tunic then you should give it a try………………….BLACKBERRY is one of the new colors this season, and it is a beautiful rich saturated color. This may be part of my Linea Leisure line, and it certainly can be casual enough to wear with jeans for your everyday lifestyle, but it can also be dressed up and worn to work, church, the movies and out to dinner. Dress it down with my BAR NECKLACE [returning this month], J325471, or dress it up with my new TORSADE NECKLACE shown above, which will be avail this spring……I call it “THE MARDI GRAS NECKLACE”, J335211……………….I know the new BLACKBERRY will be on the top of many lists, and I won’t be surprised if it’s the first to go……….I know Pantone is pushing “greens” and I’m sure you will be seeing greens here and there……but…….my color prediction is…….WINES of all kinds….especially for next fall………….BLACKBERRY, a perfect January color, is just the beginning, and they are all avail now…………………..enjoy……………….much Love………………Louis

“THE WHITE TUNIC”

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………………………From Blackberry we go to……………….WHITE………….the second NEW COLOR…….the perfect SUMMER COLOR…….White in this fabric makes the perfect team…..There is no see through, so no need to layer anything under it. I really can’t believe I haven’t done this tunic in white before? Above, I have it simply paired with my navy cotton/span legging in the same fabric as the tunic, A274374. With white…..anything goes………..including accessories………..Around her neck and on her ears is my new “NANTUCKET BEACH GLASS” set, J335577. This too came from my Anne Klein archives. I have seen this necklace once on ebay and the asking price was over $300…….without the earring which were originally sold separately. This won’t be avail until mid MAY, so it is a true sneak peek. The one thing I will say is….it’s light as a feather…………………………………enjoy…………….much Love……………….Louis