FYI

This information is those of you who may have received a beaded necklace that came broken. Instead of sending it back to QVC you can, if you choose to, send it to the head office and they will make sure it is fixed properly. You would need to enclose a short letter with your name and address. Just state you are a Linea QVC customer and the necklace arrived broken. If there are any reorders on this necklace my new manufacturing partner will make them. Of course if the returns are too high it will be discontinued, and that will be a shame, because it is a fabulous necklace that will only become a more and more important accessory in the coming months. The address to send it to is:

TCJC

3B Industrial Drive

Smithfield, R.I. 02917

If you choose to send it to be repaired, please let me know how it turns out……………………………….regards, Louis

 

“THE STONE TUNIC SWEATER”

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CASUAL….CASUAL….CASUAL….that is a word that gets bantered about a lot, but casual means many different things to different people. It can mean a sweat shirt and sweat pants to some or a pair of trousers and a turtleneck to others. I think this new TUNIC SWEATER is some where in between. With all of the LEGGINGS I am doing….and selling…. there is a need for tops that you can wear with them…and your jeans of course. I call these my SATURDAY SWEATERS….you know what I mean……The sweater you pull out on Saturday morning…. this time of year when it starts to get chilly, and you need to start layering….It’s that kind of weather already here in New England, and I’m sure in other parts of the country. While it may be blistering hot in So Cal……Montana had SNOW!……..This is the sweater you throw on over a T shirt with your jeans or LINEA BODY LEGGINGS, A260034. This is the sweater you throw on over a TN when it gets even colder, and  in the evening….to see the newest movie you have been wanting to see. This is that comfy cozy sweater you just hang out in. The new STONE TUNIC SWEATER, A259108, above is that kind of sweater.

I wanted a casual looking YARN…..a HEATHER SHETLAND type yarn without the WOOL. I sent out the word to my sweater manufacturer to find me such a yarn, and they did just that. The yarn is 83% acrylic and 17% Nylon. I know to some acrylic is not equated with quality, but that is incorrect. I designed and manufactured sweaters for AK in Italy for twenty years, taking four to five trips to Florence a year overseeing the making of each new design. There are as many different types of acrylic yarns as there are any other type of yarn….that means many. EVERY designer line uses acrylic yarns….KRIZIA, an Italian designer know for her whimsical sweaters, used many different types of yarns in her intargio sweaters and many were acrylic. Once again….it’s not the name of the yarn, but the quality of the yarn that makes all the difference. This sweater has all the attributes of a Shetland sweater, but none of the deterrents. It is super soft, and though it looks substantial, it is very light in weight. The instructions say “hand wash and lay flat to dry”…..don’t they always. I know you all have your own tricks and methods for washing your apparel…..that do not require hand washing……..The sweater has a FUZZY SURFACE as any Shetland sweater would…..THAT IS THE LOOK…that’s what gives it the casual SHETLAND vibe……You could say the sweater also has the look of a ……”BOYFRIEND SWEATER”……..That means…..yes, it is generous and slightly over sized….that’s the way it should be! However, because it is light weight it is NOT bulky. Ladies…you do want the ability to layer as the weather changes, but  you can still wear it with nothing but a cami and it will look good.. Size down one size if you must!…..BUT you will be missing the POINT! The sweater is approx. 30 1/2 to 31 inches long….PERFECT FOR LEGGINGS…..It is made exactly the way I would make this type of sweater in Italy……FULLY FASHIONED with a TUBULAR finish attaching the ribs to the V-NECKLINE is the sign of quality……The sleeve is finished with a 2×1 ribbed cuff….approx. four inches…..Now this is IMPORTANT…..the sleeve can be worn many ways….Straight down covering part of the hand…or….rolled back once….twice….three or four times depending on the look you are going for….It really looks good rolled back a lot….even to a 3/4 length when wearing a TN underneath……ALL of the different lengths are RIGHT and give you VERSATILITY….Notice above how I have the sleeve rolled back along with the CUFF of the new PALE BLUE WING COLLAR SHIRT, A259103, for a more relaxed casual look…. If you think the sleeves are too long…. you’re not wearing it correctly……..Wear it as is or play with all kinds of belts….hip belts or wide waist cinchers all look good………wear it with leggings, jeans, trousers , mini, maxi and boho skirts…even leather pants and skirts…..boots, shoe boots….sneakers…. Wear it however and with whatever makes you happy……………….have a good weekend!…………………….enjoy much Love……………….Louis

“THE GRAY TUNIC SWEATER”

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……………………………….Now that I have totally convinced you this is a CASUAL SATURDAY SWEATER…..I’m flipping the switch!……………Above is the GRAY HEATHER V-NECK TUNIC SWEATER, A259108….still worn with a relaxed attitude, but a little more dressed up………….This time I have the WING COLLARED SHIRT, A259103 in WHITE with the BLACK & GRAY PINSTRIPE TROUSER, A259098 for reg. length, and A259099 for petite length…………………Add my new REVERSIBLE CROSS in the GUNMETAL above …..my new SHRIMP EARRINGS  in the GUNMETAL with the gray stones, and you are ready for the office, dinner or any special occasion where casual/dressy is the required dress………….It really is super CHIC, and very CLASSY…..I could see a wonderful quilted velvet slipper worn with this or a Black patent tuxedo flat……….

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

“THE PERSIAN BLUE TUNIC SWEATER”

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The third color is………………PERSIAN BLUE, and yes it is the same color as the PEA JACKET….only heathered……Jean friendly….check…..Legging friendly….check ….especially with my GRAY, NAVY or BLACK LINEA BODY LEGGINGS, A260034…pant friendly….check….especially the new navy PINSTRIPE TROUSERS or solid Ponte Knit…WHISPER KNIT Pencil skirts…long and short….check…..PONTE SKIRTS short or MAXI, A239318 as above….check, even the FEATHER JERSEY MAXI SKIRT, A233970 reg, A233971 petite, would make the perfect transition maxi with this tunic sweater. Above, the Gunmetal Love Knot necklace if you own them, or two of the 18 inch Love Knot necklaces in silver and gunmetal look wonderful with this color, J270122, and they are still avail…………………………PERSIAN BLUE is a fabulous new color………………………………………….

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

“THE MAUVE TUNIC SWEATER”

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…………………….The fourth and final color avail. in this TUNIC SWEATER is………….MAUVE………..a beautiful dusty, soft, romantic color………………PERFECT with my new NAVY [above] or GRAY LEGGINGS…..To give it the right edge….a double strand of the MULTI CROSS NECKLACES, A270119, now avail in the SILVER TONE with the ANTIQUE BRUSHED FINISH, and the GOLD TONE with the same finish. The earrings are only avail in the gold tone. Any silver earring will look perfect……………………………enjoy you AUTUMN WEEKENDS……………………………….much Love………………………………Louis

“THE WHITE WING COLLARED SHIRT”

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………………….This September I will be bringing you a new SIGNATURE COTTON/SPAN SHIRT……This new addition to the Linea  collection is the WING COLLARED SHIRT, A259103. For those of you who may be new to the Linea collection this is a 98% cotton/2% spandex fine twill cotton that I had made exclusively for my QVC customers. It is a very fine cotton yarn, and the twill weave gives it a little extra weight…..just enough for it NOT to be SEE THROUGH. It always astonishes me when I see how thin womens’ cotton classic shirts are, and how expensive they are for the poor quality. My wife Jac, who loves a good white cotton shirt, always complained about how much she would have to spend to get the quality she wanted…..after all it was just a cotton shirt!…. It was my goal to find a beautiful quality cotton and create  wonderful classic menswear inspired shirts with a twist for all of the COTTON SHIRT LOVERS out there. I could not find exactly what I wanted….so I had it made to my specifications. This fabric is exactly the same as the “KATE SHIRT”, A214116, so for those of you who own one of the shirts in this fabric, [the ROBYN and POET shirts included], you know how silky it is and how it preforms……………………….The body of this shirt has PRINCESS SEAMS front and back, so it is NOT a BOXY fit. It skims the body without being tight. The sleeve has a two button cuff and a buttoned placket exactly as a man’s shirt……..This shirt is all about the WING COLLAR…..It FRAMES THE FACE beautifully. A true wing collar should be POPPED UP in the back, but you can adjust just how POPPED you want it. It also looks perfectly fine folded down like a regular collar. This shirt has plenty of style and looks great on it’s own….worn with whatever you like….super casual with leggings or jeans….or perfect for giving a suit some SNAP….It is the shirt you will want to layer under your new Whisper Knit Sweaters and some SURPRISE sweaters coming in Sept and Oct…….To give it the MASCULINE/FEMININE twist add my new PEARL NECKLACE, J296624 and my new PEAR EARRING, J296890, clip or pierced, shown here in the GRAY……………………Jac has finally found the shirts she loves…………………………………………..enjoy………………………………….much Love……………………………Louis.

“THE PALE PINK WINGED COLLARED SHIRT”

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………………………………In addition to the PERFECT WHITE, I will be offering a beautiful PALE PINK……paler than the Perfectly Pink…….PINK is definitely the most flattering color next to a woman’s face no mater what your complexion or what your age……………..I have it shown above with my new NAVY PINSTRIPE PANT, A259098 for reg., and A259099 for petite length, but this is a shirt to wear with anything…anytime….anyplace………………..To add more of a GLOW I have accessorized the shirt with my new DOUBLE STRAND BEAD NECKLACE in the LINEA GOLD, J296893…..and my GOLD BOLD HOOP, now avail.

Cotton shirt LOVERS….I think you are really going to enjoy this WING COLLAR SHIRT…………………………much Love…………………..Louis

“THE PALE BLUE WING COLLARED SHIRT”

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…………………………….The third and final color I will be offering in the WINGED COLLAR SHIRT, A259103, is PALE BLUE…..This is a paler softer blue than the CHAMBRAY BLUE of the KATE shirt. The three colors….WHITE, PALE PINK and PALE BLUE are ESSENTIAL CORE colors, and I will be using them many times to style outfits coming this Sept, Oct and beyond……it is PERFECT for layering……………………..With the Pale Blue shirt I am styling it with the CREAM THREE STRAND PEARL NECKLACE and the matching EARRING………………………………enjoy……………………much Love………………………………Louis

“THE NAVY PINSTRIPE JACKET & PANT”

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………………………I’ve been scooped again!…..This time not only gODFREAKo scooped me, but QVC has already posted the pictures of the NEW PINSTRIPE JACKET, A259095, and the NEW PINSTRIPE PANT. The style numbers for the pant are, A259098 for reg. length, and A259099 for petites. Above, is the….NAVY….. PINSTRIPE  SUIT…..I have been wanting to do a PINSTRIPE JACKET & PANT for years!!! I truly believe  a well tailored pinstripe suit is a necessary addition to any well dressed woman’s wardrobe, and this is the year of the PINSTRIPE SUIT……Many Pinstripes have recently walked the runways of designers here and in Europe, and they have started to show up in the Fashion Magazines. It’s the intriguing mix of MASCULINE/FEMININE that designers such as myself, Ralph Lauren, Chanel, YSL, Jil Sander, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Mark Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Dolce & Gabanna etc. etc. have been playing with for years…….The PINSTRIPE SUIT goes right along with the PEA JACKET……………both classics………….both ICONIC……………………………..

There are many classic details to this jacket, and all of the  major measurements should be listed on the Linea site. I would call this jacket a SEMI fit. The fabric is a poly/rayon/span blend like many of my gaberdine solid fabrics. It has a three button front and one button on each sleeve, but there isn’t a button hole on the sleeve so it will be very easy to shorten if need be. I prefer that only the top two buttons are buttoned, or the center button….if you button it at all, but that is up to you. The jacket has a flap on each side and a working pocket. It is fully lined in a beautiful satin. The front has body seams and a body dart to give the right shaping. The back has the same body seams and a center back seam. If you would like it to be even more fitted, with all the seaming, a good tailor should have no trouble. There are shoulder pads to give it that tailored menswear look. It does say on the label “machine wash cold”, but I always recommend any well tailored jacket should be dry cleaned. They have the industrial machines to give the jacket a good press. The jacket is approx. 25 inches long for the xs, and it is NUMERICALLY SIZED for a more exacting and custom fit…….Pinstripes NEVER go out of style and can be utilized in many ways……as above, with the matching pant, and the new PALE BLUE COTTON/SPAN WING COLLAR SHIRT, A259103……a fabulous addition to your Linea shirt collection….For a more relaxed yet sophisticated  look…. add the  LINEA  SILK & CASHMERE IVORY TN A83962, or the new SHIRT COLLARED WK SWEATER, A257383.You can even layer upon the cotton shirt with a  vest or tank….. Add leggings or jeans for more casual outings. BTW…The shirt is coming this month……………..The PINSTRIPE TROUSER has all of the classic details, and they are also NUMERICALLY SIZED!……A ZIPPER & BUTTON FRONT, and the TROUSER SLANT POCKETS give the perfect attitude.. The pant has a contour waist band for a comfort fit. The front waist band is flat, while the back has a full elastic. When it’s on the body the back smooths out. The bottom leg opening on the half is approx. 8 inches……for me a classic pant leg…. The details given on the Linea site  for the trouser states that the pant is an ankle pant……IT IS NOT AN ANKLE PANT!!! As you can see by the measurement given by QVC it is much longer than an ankle pant…………..I LOVE PINSTRIPE pants……they are just as useful as a pair of solid navy or black pants!….Mix them with other pattern tops, and all of your sweaters. Almost anything you could wear a solid navy pant with you could put with a NAVY PINSTRIPE PANT ……from leather or suede jackets to WK sweaters to HOODIES…………………..Now you see the reason for the PINSTRIPE TIGHTS, A260031, in the NAVY and BLACK……..Wear the Pinstripe jacket with the matching Trousers, or a short skirt, a HIGH HEELED PUMP, a beautiful FLAT SKIMMER…..and to complete the look……PINSTRIPE TIGHTS……This will give you a very pulled together look without any fuss………………….To accessorize…..my new THREE STRAND IVORY PEARL NECKLACE, J296624, and the matching OBLONG IVORY PEARL EARRING, J296890……………..MASCULINE/FEMININE…………………You will definitely have fun wearing these Pinstripe pieces and you will probably surprise yourselves how many times you reach for the TROUSERS!………………. ………………….I LOVE a woman in a PINSTRIPE SUIT……………………..Talk about Hollywood GLAMOR!……………………………………………..

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

“THE NAVY PINSTRIPE JACKET & PANT CON’T”

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……………It’s all about VERSATILITY!…………….FALL is upon us with winter ahead, and after a full season of wearing your new PINSTRIPE SUIT, there is no reason to store it away……..Continue to wear you suit right through SPRING and SUMMER. Perhaps you may want to change it up with the NEW COTTON/SPAN WING COLLARED SHIRT in PALE PINK, A259103, and a pair of IVORY CREPE TROUSERS, A253576……Add the Pink stone/Ivory pearl and gold bead necklace, J287999, that is recently back in stock….for that play of MASCULINE /FEMININE. Then layer, the soon to come, reversible CRYSTAL/PEARL cross, and add the soon to come crystal shrimp earring…………………..Wear your NAVY PINSTRIPE JACKET as you would a navy blazer……………wear your NAVY PINSTRIPE TROUSERS as you would your solid navy pants…and they will work for YOU.

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