“THE SCHOOL OF FISH NECKLACE”

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……….I’ve hinted about it…..we’ve discussed it, and now your saw glimpses of it on the models on my last show………so……here it is, the sneak peek of………………..THE SCHOOL OF FISH NECKLACE J321801………..It may look like silver in the photos, but it is GOLD….and for now it will only be avail in………..GOLD………………The necklace is 42 inches long and has FIVE FISH “caught” on the chain. As with the pendant, each fish is totally articulated, and as the pendant there are eyes on both sides…..so if it flips or a portion of it turns it doesn’t matter, both sides are finished. The workmanship is superb, and it is made just like the pendant. I will not hide the fact that the necklace is pricy, but I think very fair considering that there is a great deal of work to create this necklace…..Each fish has to be plated and finished. The eyes have to be glued in by hand, and hand polished….it is very time consuming just to make one piece. This is a unique necklace designed by me so you will find absolutely nothing like it….unless mine is copied!…..I think you can get a good idea in the photos of the proportion of the necklace by seeing the smaller fish next to the larger pendant. You naturally can wear it on its’ own…..or for a truly WOW effect…..you can wear both together….The Mommie and her baby fishes!!……There are lots of Linea pieces that will coordinate beautifully with the new School of Fish necklace…..maybe you own some already…..The BOLD HOOP, J288005…… the SWIRL earring J284033…..the DEMI HOOP J270391…..the CURB LINK CHAIN HOOP J267610…….the PANTHER LINK WATCH j273959….the ENAMEL CHAIN LINK WATCH J277885…..the FISH BONE BRACELET J278130, which looks fantastic combined with either watch, and is made just like the bones in the pendant…… and of course the  FISH PENDANT J278128………..If you already own the Fish Pendant….then the School of Fish necklace is a must have. You already know the comments you get just from wearing the pendant…..wait until you are wearing both…..There will be a tidal wave of compliments coming your way…….but……you will have to wait until the end of May……just in time for Bikini season!!!!…………………………………………………………………………………………………enjoy…………………..much Love……………………..Louis

“THE SAGE LINEA SIGNATURE LOGO BEAD NECKLACE”

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………………………You have now seen these three necklaces on the models a few times, and many of you have already purchased the Sage Dew Drop necklace and Earring set, J320890, and the Signature Linea Logo necklace. This is a reminder that the new BEAD and SIGNATURE LOGO necklace, J321802 should be avail to complete the look by the end of this month. Of course, as you can see from the photos above, it is a necklace that stands on its’ own, and looks equally well worn long or doubled. You can experiment, and even try the sage Dew Drop enhancer hanging from the doubled necklace. Layering necklaces is not new….it’s been going on for centuries. Portraits of Kings and Queens, such as Elizabeth the First shown with ropes of pearls and gems….. and who can not be impressed with the famous jewels worn by Maharajas and Maharanis……and you thought it all started with Coco Chanel!….Well this layering may not be as elaborate as Elizabeth the First, but our life styles today….and budgets!..call for a simpler form of  layering….LOL …… but it’s still just as impressive…………….enjoy…….much Love………Louis

“THE PINK SIGNATURE LOGO BEAD NECKLACE”

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How many of you own Linea Pink garments and are always looking for just the right PINK necklace or necklaces to wear. I think the new Bead and Linea Charm necklace may be just the answer. I know it certainly has worked for me when putting the “looks” together. Again, it can be as much of a presence as you desire……delicate or powerful a look by just adding the Dew Drop and solid Signature Charm necklaces…..No matter what your style….it can work for you………..enjoy……..much Love…….Louis

………Tornados ………

Jac and I just watched on the 12pm news the stories about the tornadoes through out the mid west, but the main story was about the Tornados that occurred in Ill. We saw this just after I got a post from Texasbarb who was visiting her mother in Ill. That is horrifying!!!! I have experienced the worst hurricane of the century and had a dead on hit from Hurricane Sandy. It was pretty scary and many lost everything, but we had plenty of warning that it was coming. Of course there really isn’t much anyone can do when Mother Nature is at her worst……..I have experienced mild earthquakes on the west coat…..nothing too serious, thank the Lord, but I would never ever want to experience a tornado. I truly can’t think of anything worse. They develop so quickly you can never be sure where they are going to drop from the sky. Barb made a joke of it by saying they lost power for a few hours and she missed the show, but I know swe didn’t think there was anything funny about it at the time or after. and the season has just started. Sometimes in the worst of times you have to find something to relieve the moment. When Jac and I walked around the house after 1/3 of our yard was washed out to sea, I looked up at the house and said well we still have the shutters, not yet knowing the devastation so many suffered.. Jac and my prayers are with all of you in the areas where Tornados hit, and we pray that all of you are and stay safe and get through this period unscathed!……God bless………..much Love…..Louis

“THE WHITE SIGNATURE WK SWEATER”

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…………….STATEMENT SWEATERS in your wardrobe are the “cherry” on top of the cake. Yes, the basic unadorned sweaters are your core pieces that you wear everyday, but on those occasions when you really want to pull out all the stops and look your absolute best….even if it’s just going to lunch with the girls….or shopping in the mall [you never know who you will bump into]…..these are the pieces you reach for…………..The new SCOOP NECK WK SHORT SLEEVE….WAIST WHITTLING SWEATER, A265575, is such a piece. The magic to this sweater is the FAUX PLACKET FRONT with the  SIX LINEA SIGNATURE BUTTONS. The placket is real in every aspect except one….it does not open. This prevents any possibility of GAPING….I know this is a feature that women who are large on top will appreciate. The Whisper Knit sweater is in a jersey stitch so it is lighter in weight than the Every Needle Rib…..more appropriate for spring /summer. This sweater also features the WAIST WHITTLING RIBS that so many of you find figure flattering. The ribs are not TIGHT, so even if your waist line is not your best feature, this should not have a negative effect….The sweater is approx. 24 INCHES for the size XXS…..so each size up will be a little longer……The first color, shown above, is WHITE with GOLD buttons. It is featured with the NAVY WK PANT and the NAVY ENR CARDIGAN, A259706 with the  same GOLD Signature buttons, A259706…………The SIGNATURE LOGO NECKLACES, J320468 are not an exact copy of the buttons, and that was done on purpose. I wanted to emulate the button, but not match it…..much more interesting that way. The SIGNATURE EARRING, pierced only, J320884, also emulates the button and the necklace, but again is not a direct match to either…..they just all work and coordinate together………The ENAMEL & GOLD WATCH, J277885, is a wonderful compliment to create the finished look…….This sweater looks just as wonderful over jeans as it does over a pencil skirt…..so no matter what your lifestyle….this is a piece that can work for you…………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………….enjoy………………………………..much Love…………………………………………Louis

“THE RASPBERRY WK SWEATER”

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…………..The second color to be featured in this new SCOOP NECK SHORT SLEEVE SWEATER is………………………..RASPBERRY…………..and the Raspberry comes with SILVER SIGNATURE BUTTONS…..Naturally, I have accessorized with the SIGNATURE LOGO necklaces and earrings in SILVER, though you could combine the silver and gold necklace, which would still look wonderful……..Ivory crepe trousers….navy, black or gray would all look just as good…….I’d love it with the black and silver grey PINSTRIPE PANT & JACKET too……. Raspberry is a beautiful accent color, definitely in the “cool” family, that will work with many things you already own…..It’s definitely the cherry on top…..or in this case the “RASPBERRY”……………………………………………………………….enjoy……………………..much Love……………………………..Louis

“THE NAVY SIGNATURE WK SWEATER”

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This sweater needed to be in NAVY, and a natural with GOLD BUTTONS. I happen to love this sweater with the mixture of the SILVER & GOLD signature necklaces……It just takes it a bit off center….if you know what I mean…..less expected and more dimensional than all gold. Of course there is absolutely nothing wrong with all gold necklaces too…….Above, I have the Navy sweater with the NAVY WK SKIRT, A253411 for a two piece dress look…..add the WK CARDIGAN with the GOLD buttons, A259706, and you have a SOFT SUIT………………very CHIC………..very SOPHISTICATED………….absolutely TIMELESS………………………………………………

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

++++++++++++++++HAPPY EASTER+++++++++++++++++++

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++++++++++++++++++++++HAPPY EASTER++++++++++++++++++++It’s a beautiful day here on the Long Island Sound…..not a cloud in the sky……Could it be that we have finally turned the corner and left Old Man Winter behind!? Tomorrow the Yankees have their opening day game at Yankee Stadium, so ready or not the baseball season has begun…….but today, Easter Sunday, is a day to be with family. Jac and I have a very quite day planned, and will enjoy being in each others company….no work today….other than today’s Sneak Peeks and then a day of relaxation……….Whatever your plans for the day…..I hope you enjoy……………………much Love…………………….Louis

“THE YELLOW MILANO STITCH SWEATER JACKET”

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I told you earlier in the season that I was doing two “MILANO STITCH SWEATERS”, and here is the second one, A265550……Some of you may recognize this sweater as something similar to a popular sweater from the past……you would be correct…..Every so often I look through my archives in search of something that I feel is as relevant, as important now as it was when I first introduced it….Something that new Linea customers, who didn’t have the chance to purchase it the first time it was offered, might want to add to their new Linea wardrobes…This sweater jacket met all of the criteria…………It is similar, but not exactly the same to another I have offered before. The COTTON/ACRYLIC yarn is the same, and if you may own the previous one, you know just how well this yarn has stood up to time. It has a zip front [one way], RIBBED COLLAR and RIBBED POCKET BANDS, the pockets are functional…. all as before….. but this time the sweater has a 3/4 length sleeve with a RIBBED START. This gives the jacket some what of a retro feel….so popular today…….The length of the XS sweater is approx 23 inches……The shape is definitely boxier than the newest Milano stitch sweater, but exactly as the vintage one…..and similar to ottoman sweaters from the past……………The color above is YELLOW. If you own anything in SUNSHINE YELLOW as the SHORT SLEEVE MOCK NECK WK above, A251584 , which also comes in IVORY, RED and NAVY……..or the SUNSHINE YELLOW LACE SHELL. A252346…shown above….they all MATCH PERFECTLY. I think the lace shell and the Yellow sweater jacket would make for an ideal outfit for any spring/summer special occasion…..Switch it out with the mock neck or a tank…..pair it with jeans, and you have a wonderful casual outfit…..still pulled together….still sophisticated……Add the GOLD FISH, J278128 and the BOLD GOLD HOOP, J288005, for a little fun…..and you are off…………………………………………………………………………enjoy……………………..much Love…………………..Louis

“THE NAVY MILANO STITCH SWEATER JACKET”

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……………………..DARK DEEP NAVY and GLEAMING WHITE with ICE COLD SILVER…..is a winning combination! Classic….yes, but for me, NEVER boring………..Under the NAVY SWEATER/JACKET, A265550, is the perfect WHITE “T”, A255118. It is in the poly/span that I always use for my printed tops…..What makes this T so special is that the front is DOUBLE FABRIC [in the white only], so there is absolutely NO SEE THROUGH. Really, when was the last time you saw any white T shirt made with a doubled front so you didn’t have to worry about your bra showing through. Many white Ts are so transparent you either have to layer it, or only wear it  with a jacket or cardigan over it for modesty?! That’s why I call it the PERFECT WHITE “T” SHIRT…..On the bottom…my WHITE Linea Leisure pull-on pant. If you haven’t gotten yours yet because you think it’s too early for white….you’re almost TOO LATE! Get them immediately before they are gone for the season…..there aren’t any more coming in!…………..To complete the outfit…my SILVER BEADS in the Linea finish. Ladies…..this may be the last time these beads are avail. in the Linea finishes of Silver,Gold, Gunmetal and Chocolate. This was a special finish developed for me at AK and i had it reproduced for my QVC line. The factory where these were made doesn’t want to make them again….it’s the same story as my Roma Ponte [my Linea Ladies who know this fabric know what the story is...the factory refused to make it again because it was to difficult to knit]. This necklace in all the colors and the set of matching stud earring is going to go the same way the Roma Ponte went. I am saying this because these pieces are unique, and will soon be gone forever. I  will be showing them in all the colors over and over again….season after season. I felt I had to share this information with you. I wanted to make new styles in these finishes, but so far we have not found a factory who will do it, and the factory that made these bead necklaces and stud earrings was one of the best factories……What can I say….I was thrilled when I was first able to bring these to you…thinking of all the different styles I wanted to do in the new Linea finish, but the end came much quicker than I expected…….so if they appeal to you, I wouldn’t let them slip through your fingers….they are chic, sophisticated, timeless….yet still modern with an edge! …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..enjoy…………..much Love………………………………Louis