“THE PERFECTLY PINK SAFARI SHIRT & TANK”

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……………………..Monday will be a  day of   BEST SELLERS, and the return of some of your most popular styles……..The CRINKLE GEORGETTE SAFARI SHIRT & TANK, A214117,  is one of those styles. I decided since it is one of my most popular styles….I would bring it back in one of my most popular colors…..PERFECTLY PINK…..Actually, I’m surprised its’ taken this long to introduce this PP in this shirt. After a string of dark colors I have decided it’s way over due to bring this shirt to you in some  pretty summery colors…..Perfectly Pink being the first. For those of you new to Linea….I designed this shirt a few years ago after the popularity of the BOHO skirt, A70208, shown above in the PP. Many of you had asked me if I could do a top in this fabric that would go with the skirt, and the Safari shirt  is what I came up with. There have been other Crinkle georgette tops in between, but none have proved to be as successful as this shirt , and I believe this is the reason. Once again it is the play of a classic. A safari shirt, for that matter anything safari, is ICONIC. The fact that it is sheer, but you still feel covered and secure makes it a winning combination. The detailing and workmanship of this shirt is SUPERB. It is extremely difficult to sew these types of sheer fabrics. Anyone who  has tried knows what I am saying is true. You need  special needles on  the machine that can handle delicate fabrics, and just sewing a straight line is a challenge….let alone double row top stitching!  The placket front and  shirt collar with stand are two more details of a classic shirt . The patch pockets and flap are hallmarks of a Safari shirt. The sleeves are 3/4 length, and can be worn straight down or…..there is a tab and button that can raise the sleeve to create a casual draped effect. Don’t even try to create a folded cuff…..in this fabric it’s futile! However, I have laid the shirt flat and folded the sleeve up from  the hem to the button and then half again….this does control it somewhat……..THE BUTTONS…..The buttons on this shirt are REAL ABALONE  SHELL……..Why do  I capitalize this fact? because you never find real shell buttons on QVC garments, and rarely find them on garments in the stores….unless they are “designer” garments….and even then… sometimes not.. The buttons on this blouse cost what some other the garments do! LOL. It may not  be important to some, but for me it says QUALITY, and adds to the reason why this particular Safari Shirt keeps getting reordered year after year after year…………It is not only beautiful…but it is practical. It’s wash and wear, and great for travel. It can be worn as a buttoned up shirt or worn open as a BREEZY shirt jacket. Wear it belted, tucked in, open or just loose….any way you want is the right way. Casual or dressy, night or day, work  or for weekend play….you will find this SPRING/SUMMER shirt a valuable part of your wardrobe….That’s why so many of you have this shirt in EVERY color……..and on top of all of this….you get a MATCHING FAUX SILK  TANK, which is perfect under this shirt, but is also a great layering piece for so many other things. Now, that every other layering piece in PERFECTLY PINK has sold out this tank will come in very handy as a separate piece on its’ own…….I realize that the PP BOHO sold out on my last show with Antonella,  but I know many of you are going to ask if it matches…..YES it does!……..I don’t have to tell you what other pieces you can wear a pink top with….anything you want…Perfectly Pink is one of the most flattering accent colors you can wear. It’s an ideal summer color…………I love PINK and GOLD so I have chosen to accessorize with the GOLD PALM FROND SHORT NECKLACE, J290362, and the GOLD BOLD HOOP earring, J288005………….who’s ready for a Mojito?……………………………………………………enjoy………….much Love…………………Louis

“THE WHITE SAFARI SHIRT & TANK”

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…………….This IS the PERFECT WHITE SHIRT……..Almost, above all else….you all want a WHITE SHIRT that is easy care, easy to wash and….looks PERFECT after every wash without any fuss! You have found it in this shirt……It’s so good you may want to own two!………I would……..Above, I have the shirt worn open, and I have chosen as an alternative to the matching tank, to  pair the SAFARI SHIRT, A214117, with a WHITE WK TANK…..in this case the ENR, A253408….but it is almost sold out….so other alternatives in  WHITE WK are, A233942 the V-neck tank or A255153. the TWOFER which consists of the WHITE TANK and the WHITE V-NECK SHORT SLEEVE “T”…. a great buy and two ESSENTIAL pieces. The white V-neck “T” is worth the price alone…………….Above,I also have the White Pebble Crepe crop pant, A255183, shown with the shirt..it’s lined…but it’s very limited…..Silver Palm Fronds….The SHORT NECKLACE, J290362, the LONG NECKLACE, J290364, and the EARRING, J290363…..make a wonderfully impressive statement……and look absolutely nothing like anything else…..now to me….that’s a STATEMENT necklace…..STATEMENT JEWELRY………………..enjoy……………….much Love……………………Louis

“THE NAVY SAFARI SHIRT & TANK”

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………………………..I think one of the most important things about this shirt in dark colors is……they never fade or look washed out after several washings. They always look as new as the first time you wore them…..For me, that’s very important. I have a closet full of LACOSTE shirts, and probably a dozen in black and white…Why? because after a few washings they never look the same……The black gets that dark gray look and the white is  never as crisp and gleaming as the first time you put it on…Every time we go away on vacation I always pick some new LACOSTES…..It can become quite expensive, but that’s my summer uniform…..That will never happen with this NAVY SHIRT. That in its’ self is why these shirts are worth owning. Personally I love dark shirts and white pants in the summer. Can you really beat NAVY and WHITE……OK…maybe BLACK and WHITE….but it’s a toss up. You will notice that on the navy shirt I have had the Abalone buttons dyed t o  match and have the smooth side up, so there is no contrast with the button at all.  Throw on the SILVER FISH NECKLACE, J288023 with the BOLD SILVER HOOP, J288055….a silver sandal and you will be ready before your husband gets his shoes laced!………………….Now, if  only the snow would  go away!!!!!!……………………….

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

“THE BLACK SAFARI SHIRT & TANK”

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……………..For all of you BLACK LOVERS…..or BLACK & WHITE LOVERS……this SAFARI SHIRT in black is a  must have………for all the same reasons I stated for the NAVY shirt. Please notice the photo at the lower left. You know the one I mean…..the overexposed picture where the BLACK shirt looks a dingy grey………That will NEVER happen to this shirt wash after wash after wash…..For my Floridians, Southern Californians, and my South Westerners…..this is a shirt you will wear year round. The Abalone buttons, sewn on the “rough shell side” up, give the black shirt a nice contrast….a casual  air…..great with a pair of natural hemp linen trousers. However, you can dress it up as  much as you want….here with the black BOHO skirt, A70208 and my BLACK JET JEWELRY….the CLUSTER NECKLACE, J317112, the DROP EARRING, J291538 [BTW this is getting very limited and it's the only simple jet earring left....the clear has sold out]. To add one more layer, which actually gives an airy effect, I have layered the J291535, SPACED JET BEAD necklace……Not shown is the BLACK JET, the GLASS FACETED BEAD STRETCH BRACELET, J291535…..which also comes in the CLEAR GLASS………………………..enjoy………………….much Love…………………………Louis

“THE WHITE PEBBLE CREPE TOP”

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***************The PEBBLE CREPE TOP, A213621, is back and avail. to order…………..I think this may be one of my most popular tops. It seems to work for women of all shapes, sizes and heights….at least the great majority of women. I think this may be the fourth or fifth  reorder….that means four or five years running and still going strong. All of the fit details and info you may need are posted on the QVC LINEA site. For those new to Linea this may look like a simple little nothing top, but it is far from that. When you get it in your hands you will see all of the labor and detailing that went into this DECEIVINGLY simple garment. The neckline, sleeve hem and bottom hem are not just hemmed, but finished with SEPARATE TOP STITCHED BANDS…These bands help the garment to keep its’ shape…..There are Patch pockets with BOUND SELF FABRIC button holes set into the patch on a slight angle for easy access. These patches,  which add another layer of fabric, also help the garment to maintain its’ shape… There are also small side slits…more for look than for anything practical…as the top has a very easy comfortable fit…..The fabric is a 70%rayon/30% polyester blend. This is a woven fabric without any lycra, but there is plenty of natural stretch to the fabric due to its’ pebble crepe construction. This top has been so popular that I have repeated it in a Ponte knit version, which has also been very popular and also has reordered. It too is avail right now and can be worn now….maybe layered with a WK turtleneck for those of you who can’t yet escape this brutally cold weather!…………One of the new colors added this season is…….WHITE………I was hesitant about doing this top in white because of the possibility that it might be too see through. Then I thought….well the safari shirt in the crinkle georgette has been so popular, and is see through in every color……The white certainly wouldn’t be as see through as the crinkle georgette.. Personally, I know there are those of  you who will  think layering something under it is unnecessary, and the flip side,  there are those of you who will want to layer a little shell of some kind. For TV purposes I will be layering this WHITE top with the WHITE tank that comes with the WHITE SAFARI shirt, A214117…..it is just enough and so light you don’t feel anything……I’m glad I convinced myself to do this top in the bright clear crisp summer WHITE……………..It can’t possibly get more ethereal than this white top worn with the WHITE BOHO SKIRT…..and to add to that icy cool look….the CLEAR CLUSTER BEAD NECKLACE, J317112, the 72″ long CLEAR FACETED BEAD NECKLACE, J284043, the CLEAR FACETED GLASS BEAD STATION NECKLACE, J291535, the CLEAR FACETED DROP BEAD EARRING, J291536….and for good measure…two of the CLEAR GLASS FACETED BEAD BRACELETS, J291536…….It really, IMHO, can’t be more perfect than this…..a delicate silver sandal…..and you are runway ready….perfect for any special occasion or wonderful vacation trip…..you know me….I’ve always got thoughts of faraway warm destinations!……….Strip it down….if you must….to the top and a pair of jeans,  Carpi, cropped or slim pants…..or wide leg pants for a more languid look , and you are ready for everyday wear……………This is without a doubt….a terrific spring/summer top…………………………………………………………………….enjoy………………….much Love…………………………….Louis

“THE SMOKE PEBBLE CREPE TOP”

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********************The second new color being offered this season is……………………..SMOKE………………..Any kind or shade of gray isn’t necessarily considered to be a “spring/summer” color, but I think it is….and it’s CHIC as anything when worn with WHITE…..If you are fortunate to own my GREY FACETED GLASS BEADS [which were the only color not to be reordered....to bad because they happen to be my personal favorite], they look sensational with the gray……Other alternatives….just as sensational…..are the entire PALM FROND GROUP in the SILVER or the new GUNMETAL.  All of the CLEAR FACETED GLASS beads, the silver or GM double strand metal beads in the SILVER  or GM, the SILVER FISH, and the GM FISH which has finally arrived, will all look great……so, so many options…. as well as some of my retired favorites such as the WAVE GROUP!………….So you see Smoke isn’t as limited as you first might have thought. If you already own smoke bottoms in the BOHO, still avail, or the crepe pants, or the FJ bottoms….you are way ahead of the game……These pieces never lose their value, and only become more important as I add new pieces to go  with them…………….I know you will enjoy this very much….and for my SILVER and WHITE haired beauties…..this is a must have color!…………………………………………………………..enjoy………………………….much Love……………………………………………..Louis

“THE NAVY PEBBLE CREPE TOP”

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**************To save some time….LOL……all I will say about the…………NAVY……..is………….it’s BACK, and looks just as beautiful this time around……so if you  missed out on it….don’t wait another year!

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

“THE BLACK PEBBLE CREPE TOP”

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************************DITTO for the……………..BLACK……..it’s back and it’s  marvelous…..especially with the new GM PALM FROND group……All I had at the time I shot the photo was the earring so you will have to take my word for it…………………………..enjoy…………..much Love………………………………Louis

*************NOTIFICATION***************

I have been posting sneak peeks not really knowing when, and for which show they would be appearing. I never really know what items will be on a show until I get the show script. That said there are many items that I have sneak peeked that will not be on this next show. Unfortunately,  I can not wait to  post these sneak peeks for the script….When I receive the script I am then too busy getting the show together, and will not have the time….so if an item you  have seen and were hoping to see  on  the next show is not there…..just know that it is coming. Sorry for this. I don’t want to get you excited and then let you down, but that’s the way it is. So I either post sneak peeks not knowing which show or even which month they will be featured or I don’t post sneak peeks at all, and have the shows be a big surprise……because actually they will be anyway.

UPDATE

My show on March 2nd has been changed from 2pm to 4pm and the host will now be Jill Bauer .