“THE CREPE GAUZE SHIRT/JACKET”

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…………………………..The CREPE GAUZE has become one of my favorite fabrics to work with. The reason I love it is it has a wonderful “hand” or feel and it is light in weight. It drapes beautifully and sews “cleanly”. By that I mean the seams and top stitching don’t pucker. It always looks smooth. It has a wonderful SLIGHT crepe texture which gives it character. Even though there is 3% span, the crepe weave has natural stretch. It tailors well for a basically soft fabric, and collars and band pockets always come out perfectly. It dyes beautifully which is a huge plus when selecting colors…….Above all, it looks EXPENSIVE……….The stand collar shirt/jacket/tunic with the asymmetric hem and band pockets will serve many purposes. Wear it as a SHIRT with nothing under it…..or as a JACKET with a tank or light shell under it…….It is unlined for maximum comfort………A287617 is the style number……………………….enjoy……………much Love……………….Louis

“THE BLACK STAND COLLAR SHIRT/JACKET/TUNIC”

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…………………………….The BLACK STAND COLLAR TUNIC WITH THE ASYMMETRICAL HEM, A287617, is made with the CREPE GAUZE. A simple clean tunic that is anything but simple. This button front tunic can be worn on its’ own as a wonderful light weight top, or double as a fly away cover up. It has a SWING silhouette with HANDKERCHIEF POINTS at the side. The xs is approx. 30 inches……..BAND POCKETS are always a welcome detail. The top/jacket is unlined for a breezy weightless feel………The 3/4 length sleeve has a little split at the bottom. The sizing is S,M,L…. Like all of the Linea products, this is beautifully sewn, and manufactured. It looks so much more expensive than it is…………………Wear it with BLACK or ALABASTER GAUZE long trousers, A276294, a WK PENCIL SKIRT, A273880, the ALABASTER slim pant [coming in July], or a pair of leggings or Capri pant for a more relaxed look. It’s also perfect over a sheath dress. I know many of you will wear it with a tank  your favorite slim jeans. I’m sure you will find hundreds of things you can wear it with…….There isn’t anything more perfect to accessorize the BLACK top with than the new WOOD and MIXED BEAD necklace in the BLACK/GOLD and the ALABASTER/GOLD/BLACK, [both shown above]. Add bold color for a more summertime look…..I know this will quickly become one of your new favorites YEAR ROUND…………………………….enjoy………..much Love…………..Louis

“THE LINEN STAND COLLAR SHIRT/JACKET TUNIC”

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………………I love the color of natural linen so I asked the dyers to come as close as possible to the natural color. I think they did a marvelous job. There are so many things you can wear with this neutral color. I chose to keep it all soft and languid with a pair of vintage Linea Ivory crepe pants. The TURQUOISE/GOLD SEED BEAD necklace adds just the right accent…..reminiscent  of American Indian colors………………….If you love your neutrals with a dash of color you will love this combination………………………enjoy……………………..much Love…………………………..Louis

“THE AQUA MIST STAND COLLAR TUNIC”

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………………………………….You have all fallen in love with………AQUA MIST, and have asked what else the color was coming in……………Gauze Crepe and Aqua Mist is the perfect combination……a soft beautiful color paired with a soft flowing fabric……..This top/jacket is about comfort……..Wear it closed or totally open over your favorite WK pieces. Perhaps you have the new WK BLACK TANK TUNIC and any of the BLACK WK PENCIL SKIRTS to give you a two piece dress. That would be wonderful under the new Aqua Mist “jacket”.. I have it shown with the slim pant in the charcoal grey, A265615, shown at the left, or the new BLACK CROP GAUZE PANT for a very modern of of the moment look……The BLACK/GUNMETAL/GOLD seed bead necklace elevates the entire look…….making it pure DESIGNER…………………………………enjoy………….much Love…………………Louis

“THE PALE PINK STAND COLLAR TUNIC”

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………………………….PALE PINK…………..this is a dreamy fragile color. It is the exact color of the Pale Pink Crepe Gauze tunic, A276293 from last year [shown above]. If you have been looking for just the right cover up for your tunic……look no more…..it’s here……If you already own the PALE PINK CREPE GAUZE DRESS, A276299……this jacket it the perfect match to wear over it on chilly nights……..Unfortunately, what you don’t get from the stagnant pictures is how flowy and flattering this tunic/jacket is. You will just have to try it on to see for yourself……………………………enjoy……………………..much Love……………………….Louis

“THE GAUZE CREPE WRAP OVER TUNIC”

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………………………..This is my “work sketch” which the pattern makers work from. All measurements are for the first sample before the first fittings…..then the true work begins!

THE TRUFFLE WRAP OVER TUNIC & PANT”

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………………………….A new color………………TRUFFLE…………..and TWO new styles…………The WRAP OVER TUNIC, A287611 and CROPPED TROUSER, A287614. They are made in my CREPE GAUZE, a fabric I absolutely love, and I know many of you do too. It’s soft….it’s light weight, and has wonderful drape and flow. The tunic top has a V-neckline that I think you will all like. It’s not too high or low…..it has a youthful look. The sleeves are 3/4 length. This is a semi-fitted top. There are BODY SEAMS, front and back, from the shoulder to the horizontal seam. You shouldn’t be very concerned where the horizontal seam hits on your body. It is actually above the waist, but a little higher or lower isn’t going to make any difference, so if you are short or long waisted it won’t matter…..The bottom “skirt” is what gives the top its’ newness. I call it a wrap over? It’s actually a “wrap over” with a slight asymmetrical bottom. Look at the two photos at the lower right and you will see exactly what I mean, The top layer hangs slightly lower at the wrap “point”…..giving the top a newness and edge….It breaks the “horizontal’ line at the hip which is a good thing…The length is approx. 28 1/2 inches for the xs…..If you own anything in this GAUZE CREPE….the sleeveless dress, the trouser or the sleeveless tunic with the chiffon border….you know how comfortable, and light this fabric is. It has a slight crepe texture, and looks very expensive…….Definitely a high end look……The Cropped pant has its’ own sneak peek…….The WOOD BEAD, Acrylic, and Metal bead necklace in the ALABASTER is coming in April……..The total look is CHIC and SOPHISTICATED……upscale and totally DESIGNER………………………………………………………………………………………….

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

“THE TRUFFLE CROP TROUSER PANT”

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…………………………….The TRUFFLE pieces make great separates. Worn with black is a BIG CITY LOOK………..The CROPPED TROUSER is coming in a reg. length [22 inch inseam], A287614….and a PETITE LENGTH, A287615, [not sure of the measurement]. It has an elastic waist, trouser pockets, and a single pleat front which gives the pant its’ drape. If you loved the Moss Crepe Gaucho, you will love this new cropped pant…….It is unlined so it really is weightless and MOVES beautifully…….I know there are those of you that this pant might not be for, but if you think of it as a skirt look, and not a pant you may understand the look more…….A Black tank, and the Black/Gunmetal/Gold Seed Bead necklace brings the Truffle and black together perfectly……The BLACK STAND COLLAR Shirt/Jacket is new, but more about that later!…………………………enjoy…………much Love………………………Louis

“THE NAVY WRAP OVER TUNIC & CROP TROUSER PANT”

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………………………A column of………NAVY………..can take you from the office to dinner to any special occasion………This is n outfit you can wear any time of year…..In the winter with navy LINEA BODY tights and heels, shoe boots or boots…….in the spring with wonderful sandals or strappy heels…Mules would also look very of the moment…….Navy is such a great color to accessorize…………Gold, Silver and Gunmetal all work, but add color for a WOW look……The Seed Bead necklace in the Tangerine [two necklaces above], is a show stopper. Add the Gold Bold Hoop, J288005 and the chain bracelets, J159966, which are now on LAST CLICKS…..They are more than worth the price…..Remember, if you ever have trouble with metal platting colors just let me know and my jewelry company will take care of it……..The company, as many of you can contest, is really great!……If you own the Coral watch……more orange than coral…..it’s the perfect compliment, and adds a wonderful extra something special to your outfit……….Remember, wear the top and pant as separates……..They both look great with white, ivory or grey……………………..

……………………………………….enjou…………….much Love……………………..Louis

“THE BLACK CROP TROUSER PANT”

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………………………..BLACK CREPE GAUZE…………………………….enough said…………………enjoy…………much Love…………………..Louis