“NEW TIMES…same DATES”

Check out my calendar……I have added shows on Oct 17th, 6am, 11am and the original 3pm…..also the Sept 29th show is TWO HOURS!

“THE BLACKBERRY SWING SWEATER”

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……………….This is my final post for the August 22nd show!…..and what a finale!! The WK ENR SWING SWEATER, A259620, has become one of the most popular styles I have done in WK…..right up there with the basic TN. At first I considered this a “novelty” sweater, meaning it wasn’t a convention silhouette. Yes, the neckline, sleeves and even the upper body shape are all classic, but then the fun starts. From the rib cage to the hem the sweater gently flares out giving the sweater a very nice drape and a very feminine attitude……..It is also EXTREMELY figure flattering for the great majority of women. If that weren’t the case this would not be the third time this sweater has been reordered! Is this a sweater you want to own in many colors and keep adding onto every season?? I think so. If you are a sweater and knit lover I don’t see why not……..It has become as classic as a basic pullover. If it looks good on you and you like the colors….why not own it in many colors?

……………..This go around I am offing the Swing sweater in FOUR NEW COLORS! The first of which is……………BLACKBERRY………….one of those deep rich blackened colors I LOVE. It isn’t so dark that you can’t appreciate the richness of the actual color. Wear any bottom you choose……..leggings as my BLACK LINEA BODY LEGGING, A260034, above…..Slim pants. straight leg pants, a wider leg like my CREPE GAUZE pant, A276294, and even the GAUCHO PANT, A273865, with boots gives the top a whole new fresh look…..Skirts…you bet…..from the simplest pencil to  straight maxi or tulip shapes work best….any lenght will work…….Remember to complete your look always consider what to wear on the legs. That was the whole reason I pushed to do the Linea Body Line. I want my Linea customers to have the option of my complete vision…..This sweater is the PERFECT BACKDROP to show off your jewelry. Above, I am introducing the RIBBON RING NECKLACE, J331643, that has just recently been posted. Don’t miss this necklace…….it’s a GREAT statement piece!…..and light as air!!……………………………………….enjoy…………………….much Love……………………Louis

“THE NUTMEG SWING SWEATER”

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………………………………NUTMEG…………is the second color I am previewing……..I have done a few colors that I have called nutmeg, and they are not all the same…..sorry about that, but after 16 years I’m running out of names!………….This is a SOFTER GENTLER nutmeg with pink undertones as opposed to golden undertones. It looks great with grey, navy, and browns as well as black…..BTW, I will have new Super Ponte pants in dark brown later this season………..Above, the Nutmeg sweater, A259620, is shown with the Walnut legging, A260034………………..GUNMETAL or CHOCOLATE jewelry are my colors of choice. Of course color beads would look terrific also…..like the BRONZE FACETED GLASS BEADS, J284043…Maybe you own my Amber/Olive or Amber/Wine beads already [no longer avail.], they look wonderful with this nutmeg color also………………………………………………enjoy………………much Love…………………………..Louis

“THE DARK CHOCOLATE SWING SWEATER”

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……………………….DARK CHOCOLATE……………….umm………….wear it with BLACK and my DINGLE DANGLE CHOCOLATE necklace, J325473, and you are done……A Two other necklaces that will be perfect for the Chocolate sweater are the CHOCOLATE DOUBLE STRAND BALL METAL BEAD NECKLACE, J296893, and for something very different the BRONZE FACETED GLASS 72 INCH NECKLACE, J284043…..A pair of ballet flats, shoe boots or over the knee boots and you are complete…………..QUICK and EASY……………enjoy…..much Love………………..Louis

“THE ROYAL BLUE SWING SWEATER”

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………………………Last but certainly not least is the…………………ROYAL BLUE……….and it is a true BLUE….there is no purple or violet in this color at all. If you want a color that is more vivid, but not SCREAMING….then this is for you. It is a deep saturated color, but still has a brightness that so many of you look for. Above, I have it with the BLACK GAUCHO MOSS CREPE PANT, A273865. I LOVE this look. With a pair of flat or heeled boots, it gives the sweater a new fresh and very currant look. I would recommend Black Suede boots with a heel for a dressier look and Black leather flat boots for a more relaxed look………..Either way the new GOLD RIBBON RING necklace, J331643, is perfection………………………enjoy………….much Love………………………..Louis

“THE CREAM PULLOVER”

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…………………Leisure wear has taken on a new glamour. It seems every designer is introducing a leisure line or blends leisure clothes effortlessly into their collections…..The “Ladies who Lunch” is no longer what women aspire to look like, but make no doubt, “GLAMOUR” is never out of style…..Looking good is always “IN”………The CREAM PULLOVER, A280472, above is the perfect example of looking good in leisure clothes………..The fabric is new to Linea, and is the same fabric that’s in the LACE UP PULLOVER with the HOOD. It is a FRENCH TERRY with a 60% cotton/ 40% polyester blend. The black trims are made in my 92% cotton/8% spandex knit. I call this fabric my “DONEGAL TERRY”, because it has tiny specks of color. They are very subtle and you have to look close to see them, but it separates this French terry from the others. The weight is perfect to wear year round whenever the weather calls for it. During the winter months layer it with something under it for added warmth…… like a BLACK TURTLENECK. The fit is easy…..It’s meant to glide over the body and keep in mind it was meant to have room for layering. The length of the xs is approx 26 inches. Even though it has the “look” of a drop shoulder it actually has a set in sleeve……..Many Leisure and active wear pieces are made in factories that specialize in those types of garments and active wear fabrics. However, they are usually mass production factories, and I don’t always find the attention to detail or workmanship up to par…….My Leisure pieces are all made in smaller factories that “sew” beautifully, and the workmanship is incredible ………Look at the close up of the neck and shoulder detail. There is a binding in self fabric on either side of the open jewel neckline bordering the black…..it’s beautifully made. The inserted black stripe down the shoulder is also beautifully executed. This is a detail that has become very popular on many designer lines, both on their Designer lines as well as their leisure lines. The CREAM with the BLACK really has a LUXE look. The cream is very similar to alabaster, and they can be worn together, but they are not exactly the same….TONAL……You can wear this top, a glamorous “sweat shirt”, with leggings and sneakers or sandals as well as a black pencil skirt, black tights and heels. Above I have it with the A276294/A276295, crepe gauze pant, the cotton knit span legging and the vintage black Ponte maxi skirt and boots………….I think the GUNMETAL BAR NECKLACE, J325471, and the GUNMETAL DEMI HOOP EARRING, J270391, are the perfect accents to your leisure pieces. They are minimal, but make a statement, and if your accessories don’t make a statement why bother wearing them at all……………………….enjoy looking good………much Love……………Louis

“THE TAUPE PULLOVER”

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………………………….The second color being offered in the pullover is TAUPE with BLACK. In the closeup of the fabric you can actually see the tiny speckles of color. In the fall and winter this top can effortlessly transform into something cozy and comfortable……..Another necklace I created with more casual and leisure clothes in mind….is the LARIAT, J325469, here shown in GUNMETAL…..I love them worn both singuarly or doubled…………………………enjoy…………………………..much Love………………………..Louis

“THE MERLOT PULLOVER”

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…………………………….MERLOT…..with BLACK……………….is the third and final color being offered in this top……It just so happens that the MERLOT LEISURE PANT with the BLACK RACING STRIPE, A268243 looks fantastic with this top….Due to the blend of Cotton and Poly, one of the yarns, cotton, takes the dye and the other rejects it giving you this heather effect. The blow up makes it look like there is a lot of white, but in real life the fabric looks deeper than the blow up above…..The black fabric detailing the top is the same fabric as the racing stripe on the pant……..This style pant, when I first presented them was a novelty, but they have continued and are still being shown in one way or another on many many runways. They are shown both for casual and leisure clothes as well as dress suits……………food for thought!……………………………………………..enjoy……………………..much Love…………………………Louis

MEDIUM OLIVE QUILTED JACKET

First this jacket is supposed to be on my Sept show so why it has been posted along with the trench coat, so early is a mystery to me. It’s good for those of you who have no question you want it. Now the MED. Olive is a misnomer…….it is not a med olive like the slim pant. It is a dark olive like my WK skirt and TN from the past. Also the scarlet red isn’t as vivid as the WK. The fabric simply does dye the same way. That is not to say it isn’t beautiful…..I just don’t want anyone surprised or disappointed.

J331643

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…………………………….Just a reminder……………The J331643, RIBBON RING NECKLACE will be posted before my August 22nd show……It will be avail. in the RUSSIAN GOLD, the SILVER and the GUNMETAL……..Quantities are limited so if you really want it don’t wait too long. It is very rare these days for a jewelry item to get reordered………………….enjoy………..much Love……..Louis