“HAPPY LABOR DAY”

Sept 1st and Labor Day is here……Where did the summer go? I guess that’s something I say every Labor Day.  I only wish our fall is as beautiful as our summer has been. This summer has been a study in contrasts and disasters…..Glorious weather and horrendous weather, drought and floods, blazing hot and cool weather…….earthquakes and hurricanes….. I hope you have made it through the summer unscathed. I realize we still have some summer left, and the weather is proving it to be true, but I do look forward to one of my favorite seasons………….Fall……………….Happy Labor day everyone, and here’s to a wonderful Fall season ahead!……………………………much Love……………………..Louis

“THE BRICK RED D.B. SWING JACKET”

August 2014

………………………Since LABOR DAY is upon us, and many children start school next week…..for me….FALL has officially started…….It already feels like fall here in New England, and the hot temperatures are loosing out to cooler days and nights………..Many of you have already seen sneak peeks of this jacket….thank you gODFREAKo……….so I thought it would be the perfect garment to start off my September Sneak Peeks. If the predictions  about another brutally cold winter come true, this will be a perfect outerwear jacket to own. I have heard it referred to as a PEA JACKET, but it is not….that will be coming latter…Some of you lucky ones already own a very similar jacket to this I did a few years ago. It came in Black with big gold ball buttons. It was to be reordered, but once again there was difficulty getting the mill to remake the fabric….I think what actually happened, though I don’t know this as fact, was the mill sold the fabric at too low a price and refused to make it again knowing a reorder has to be kept at the same price…..so instead of upsetting the client, me, they just said they couldn’t remake it. If the original fabric can’t be purchased then the reorder is killed. I have seen many similar fabrics to that original one…. so that is what I surmise happened., but it’s just a guess…………………..That’s the history of the previous jacket….now for my new version of the …… DOUBLE BREASTED “SWING”. The silhouette is almost identical to the original with some tweaks……….This does not have the breast flap with the button, but the back flap and button plus the inverted pleat remain. This jacket is slightly longer measuring approx. 28 inches from the HPS [high point shoulder]. There are set in BAND POCKETS in the front, and sleeve straps with buttons on the long RAGLAN SLEEVES…….The buttons are the same style as the original, but slightly smaller. Whereas the original buttons were bright gold the buttons on each of the new colors are burnished or antiqued……….Above on the ………BRICK RED…….the buttons are GUNMETAL. The collar has a stand like a TRENCH COAT so it frames the face beautifully. The stand leaves room to tie a…..BRICK RED…. Whisper Knit scarf, A257914, under the neck to keep out the winter winds. The silhouette, as the original, has a swing or A-LINE shape….nothing exaggerated, just to give you some ADDED EASE WHEN SITTING DRIVING YOUR CAR…….perfect for my pears and apples…………The fabric has the same look as my ORIGINAL BOUCLE that many many of you own and love. It is much flatter and not as loopy as last years coat in the ruby, malachite and lapis. Of course this is a little heavier than the original boucle making it more of an OUTWEAR JACKET….This is a DRY CLEAN ONLY garment, and it should be…..really how many times do you dry clean an outwear garment?….If you’re like me…it’s once a season just before you store it away..The BRICK RED color is not as  bright a red as my photos would have you believe. No matter what I tried with the camera….it came out brighter and redder than it is. It is actually close to the A257280, short Brick Red jacket I sold in July, but this boucle came out a little redder and brighter than that due to the fiber content….45%rayon/28%wool/27%polyester…..so the jacket is 73% rayon and wool. It is fully lined in a beautiful DTM satin. This really is an every day jacket, because it will be so comfortable to wear, and as the weather gets colder you will have the room to layer for additional warmth. I have chosen to show the BRICK RED JACKET above simply with a pair of jeans which is the way many will wear it, but it looks equally good with a pair of pants or a skirt….short or long……..I think the only trouble you will have is…..which color????………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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

“THE HUNTER GREEN D.B. SWING JACKET”

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……………………..The second color I am offering in the new BOUCLE DB SWING JACKET, A257286, is the ………………HUNTER GREEN…………..The color is not as dark as the WHISPER KNIT PANT, A257385/86 or the WK HUNTER GREEN sweaters such as the LONG SLEEVE CLASSIC V-NECK, A217629, shown above and avail. now, but it is still a rich deep color. Some of the photos came out too dark and some too light….so I would say the most accurate is the photo at the lower left…….Again, there is nothing more special than that COLUMN OF COLOR…..The coordinating pieces to make this look happen are not offered too often, so if it’s a look you gravitate to….don’t let these pieces pass you by. Besides the V-neck and the Hunter Green scarf, A257914…there will be three other Hunter Green WK sweaters in the coming months  that will coordinate to these pieces….the TN, A72448 is just one of them…..To achieve the column of color, which is always slimming, the WK HUNTER GREEN PANTS….for me is a must have…….The buttons on the Hunter Green are an antique Brass which I think set off the Hunter Green perfectly…………….anyone planning a trip to Ireland?………………………………enjoy…………………much Love……………………………Louis

“THE NAVY D.B. SWING JACKET”

August 20143

…………………………………The third color being offered in the DB SWING JACKET is the…………….LINEA NAVY…..accented with the antique brass buttons….Combined with the NAVY WK PANT, A257385/86, the NAVY WK TURTLE NECK, A72448, and accented with the NUTMEG ZIP FRONT CARDIGAN, A257380, and the NUTMEG SCARF, A257914…..this is a….WOW….PULLED TOGETHER LOOK! What more needs to be said….CLASSIC, SOPHISTICATED, CHIC, MODERN, TIMELESS………IMHO, this is how a classy well dressed WOMAN  looks………………CLASS ALL THE WAY!………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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

“THE BLACK D.B. SWING JACKET”

August 20142

…………………………….Last but not least…………….BLACK……………is the fourth and final color being offered in the DB SWING JACKET………..The buttons are ANTIQUE SILVER. In all honesty the black, due to the fabric, is not a supper black, but you will only realize this when you put it with other super blacks like the WK. Don’t misunderstand me….it’s black enough and looks great with all the WK BLACK pieces, but the jacket can look more like a deep CHARCOAL GRAY….only next to0 black…..it’s still a beauty! You know this is Jac’s favorite and this is how Jac will look…..with her jeans or the new SUPER PONTE LEGGING, which she LOVES!…..for running around…..or dressed exactly as above….for one of our many excursions into the big city. The BLACK SILK/CASHMERE TN or the WK TN, the BLACK WK PENCIL SKIRT, A237412, is perfection……………..Add one of my new pairs of FABULOUS TIGHTS….the CLASSIC OPAQUE…..the HERRINGBONE….the PINSTRIPE….or the PEEK-A-BOO LACE……you CAN NOT go wrong…..add the black WK SCARF, or for more DRAMA and WARMTH….the WK BLACK SHAWL, A259111…………What a way to look…..simple, elegant, but definitely a power statement!………………..and FALL BEGINS!……………………………………………………

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

“THE LINEA BODY PEEK-A-BOO LACE TIGHTS”

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………………The LINEA BODY PEEK-A-BOO LACE TIGHTS, A260032, are now available! The colors are……………….BLACK and LINEA NAVY. The quality is exactly the same as the tights you already own….nothing less……In a word….SUPERB!!………….My Manufacture, as I have explained before, is the only manufacturer in the USA, CANADA and EUROPE who owns these special machines. EVERYTHING is made in the USA, whereas most tights are manufactured overseas. The navy works beautifully with the Linea Navy WK skirt…… The beauty of this tight is…..the lace going up the back is knitted right into the tight along with the opaque front. There is no seam….it’s all IN ONE. If you look closely at the side view you will see how “seamlessly” the front continues into the back lace pattern, almost creating a scallop. Another wonderful feature is how the lace doesn’t stop at the heel but continues under the foot….so if you are wearing a fabulous sling back….the design continues,…unbroken….passed the sling and under the foot……………………After everything is said….they are simply…….darn SEXY!…………Wear a simple black sweater…..maybe the new WK FUNNEL NECK….a black WK skirt and these PEEK-A-BOO LACE tights and you are lookin’ GOOD!………………………………………………………

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

“THE PEEK-A-BOO LACE TIGHTS CON’T”

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Just two more shots of the PEEK-A-BOO tights

“THE PINSTRIPE LINEA BODY TIGHTS”

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…………………..For me dressing the leg is just as important as dressing the body……………….It all has to work from HEAD to TOE. Wearing tights gives all of you the opportunity to wear skirts well! Whereas….maybe before you were hesitant because you didn’t love the way your legs or knees looked. Wearing a pair of tights immediately levels the playing field…………EVERYONE’S legs look GOOD IN TIGHTS”……….Why should you just wear solid tights??? Do you only wear one sweater??? A tight wardrobe can be a lot of fun, and now I’m giving you options……The PINSTRIPE, A260031, in either NAVY or BLACK……..is a very classic pattern, but these have a twist……Notice in the sheer stripe there is a “delicate looking” pattern…..just to give a little added interest. Again the pattern encases the entire foot, so you are open to wear ant type of shoe you like….even a PEEP TOE>………….When you are wearing a solid top and skirt….add a little pizzaz…….try a pattern tight.  tight!…………………………….enjoy…………….much Love……………..Louis

“THE HERRINGBONE LINEA BODY TIGHTS”

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……………..The HERRINGBONE LINEA BODY TIGHT, A260033…..is a wonderful bold pattern…….The colors are BLACK and WALNUT…………If you own the WALNUT WK or the PONTE KNIT skirts….these are a must. Please do not think that pattern tights are to be worn with SOLIDS ONLY!!!!!! You will be missing out on lots of fun if you limit yourself that way…..For instance…..I love the BLACK HERRINGBONE with the TAUPE AND BLACK CHEETAH KNIT SKIRT and a  black WK sweater……Add a BLACK SHOE BOOT and WOW………..now your making a statement!!……………….Please have FUN with these….that’s what PATTERN TIGHTS are ALL ABOUT!

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

New Dates

Check the important dates…Two new appearances on FEW one in Sept and one in Oct.