“THE CANCUN NECKLACE & EARRING SET”

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……………………..The CANCUN NECKLACE and EARRING SET, J352563 is the first of two necklaces inspired by hand crafted artisan work…..Why Cancun? Mexico is known for its’ silver jewelry. For its’ sleek highly polished pieces, but also for the pieces made and finished by hand……tactile pieces that are valued by people who appreciate the art and the artists who still make them. This beaded necklace has that look for me……The larger beads are made of COPPER COATED RESIN. This material is much lighter in weight than metal, and makes a bold necklace like this possible to wear….It starts at the back neck with an open silver metal chain and comes around and down the front ending with a square metal irregular hand made looking bead. From this bead a BLACK CORD hangs and HAND KNOTS into place a series of irregular shaped rounded squarish beads……..The ARTISAN SILVER look of the beads and chain has a semi matte finish…..If you do not understand this finish with its’ IMPERFECTIONS, and prefer the high gleam of bright smooth silver this is NOT for you……There will always be someone who orders it and says “this is not what I expected, it looks tarnished”. Again, this is not for you…….but…..if you appreciate the artistry, craftsmanship, and the look of HAND MADE, then you will adore this necklace. It is approx. 20 inches long with a 3 inch extender. The two small center pictures at the left show the necklace at its’ longest and shortest length…………..The coordinating earring that COMES WITH the necklace is a lever back earring and from that hangs a finer open chain than the necklace. From the chain hangs a single smaller Lima bean shaped bead. This can easily be shorten if you so desire, but I do think it’s the perfect length…….This is not a piece you will find in a department store or boutique. It has been designed by me especially for you….. Jac loved these pieces when she saw them….she tried them on and thought they were wonderful……That was all I needed to hear………………………………………………..The Cancun set will be presented on Feb. 28th at 7:00pm on QVC2 with Leah Williams……………………………………………

…………………………………………..I hope you enjoy them……………………..much Love………………………Louis

“THE COZUMEL NECKLACE & EARRING SET”

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………………………….EXOTIC……definitely………BOLD……..absolutely……….The COZUMEL NECKLACE & EARRING SET, J352562……is for those of you who love SPECIAL items that stand out….items that are unique….items that are artisan and have a craftsmanship that you don’t see anymore……..These are pieces that you search for but never find……..These are the pieces you can put on the simplest outfit and make it WONDERFUL…….These are also items you can pair with bold prints like my FLORAL and BUTTERFLY  faux wrap top, and it will not only hold its’ own, but they will compliment each other even though the combination is very unexpected……These are items other women will want, and are envious of……. Jac and I have traveled far and wide, and I know of what I speak. If I were to find a necklace like this in some wonderful resort in some far away land I would have snatched it up to use as inspiration…………………………………………………………

…………………………The Cozumel necklace and Earring is made of copper coated resin beads which makes them light in weight as is the Cancun necklace…..If this were done in metal it would be unwearable…….Copper coated resin gives designers the possibility of doing bold pieces….The necklace is comprised of the same irregular rounded beads in two sizes……….Then….what makes this super special is the LARGE OVAL DISC that is asymmetrically placed on one side only………The beads and disc are all hand knotted into place with a BLACK CORD. The cord is finished at the back neck with a small metal cap….then the extender chain and the Lobster claw….The necklace is approx. 40 inches long plus the 3 inch extender……The earring has a lever back, and the small beads hang from a thin black cord, finished at the bottom with a tiny bead……..This is a shorter earring than the earring that comes with the Cancun necklace………The finish on all the beads is the same as the Cancun pieces……a semi matte SILVER ARTISAN finish………I personally LOVE both the CANCUN and the COZUMEL necklaces worn together for a WOW SUPER SPECIAL LOOK. I am certainly aware that not everyone can carry this look, but for those who can…….fasten your seat belts…..you are going to get a ton of compliments!……..This set should be posted this month around my show dates….so keep an eyes out for the COZUMEL necklace and earring……………………….enjoy……………………….much Love……………………..Louis

“THE NUDE PINK FACETED BEAD NECKLACE & EARRING”

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……………FRAGILE, DELICATE, SPARKLY, FEMININE……………..are just a few of the adjectives one can use when describing this new TRIPLE STRAND FACETED GLASS BEAD NECKLACE & EARRING SET….J352561………The color is called………….NUDE PINK, but it blends perfectly with any pale pink shade you may own……like the PERFECTLY PINK PIECES above. The spaced faceted glass beads, all of equal size, are on on a delicate SILVER CHAIN……..If you think you could only wear this on something pink….you would be eliminating so many beautiful possibilities. Grey, from charcoal to silver, would all look beautiful with this pink necklace. Come spring and summer wear it with your pastel sweaters and tee shirts……pale lilac. buttercup, and pale mint will all look beautiful accented with this pink sparkle placed upon them……..Dress up your summer tee shirts and white jeans or Capri pants, or go full out glamour on a beautiful summer dress wearing this special necklace. It truly is timeless, and it something you will treasure forever…………The pierced only DROP EARRING comes with the necklace, and the faceted beads hangs from a simple chain……For some the earring may seem long, though long earrings are what is happening. I would suggest bringing it to any local jewelry store and ask them if they could shorten it for you. It really is very easy when you know how……The necklace is avail to order now, and I know many of you have already received it. There aren’t many left…. One think is undeniable……it is a QUALITY piece…………………..Pink…..in any shade is always the most flattering color you can wear……………………..enjoy…………………much Love………………………..Louis

“THE SILVER/CRYSTAL FACETED BEAD NECKLACE & DROP EARRING”

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……………………….This necklace on the Linea site is described as “silver”………That is doing these faceted beads a disservice. Yes, they are silver, but that is only half of the story. Each bead is half SILVER and half CLEAR SPARKLY CRYSTAL, which gives the necklace beautiful light refraction causing it to glisten…..It is just not a simple silver bead necklace!…………On BLACK, HEATHER CHARCOAL GREY, and gleaming summer WHITE [as shown above] the necklace looks spectacular. On colors, the clear crystal part of the bead will allow the color to peek through, so it is a necklace for all SEASONS and all COLORS……When you want a more tailored earring any silver hoop or stud will work perfectly with the SILVER CHAIN…From snowy winter days to sunny summer days, the Silver and Crystal will always be a go to necklace…………………….enjoy……………..much Love…………………….Louis

“THE CELADON FACETED BEAD NECKLACE & EARRING”

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……………………….CELADON, yes it is Celadon….but there is also an IRIDESCENT  BLUE, and a hint of CHOCOLATE in each bead. The CHOCOLATE CHAIN sets off the colors perfectly and makes the necklace very unique. If it had a gold. silver or gunmetal chain it just would not have captured this special look. You may not think such a unique coloration would be versatile, but you must always play and try new things. The unexpected always happens! Above, I have the necklace on the new V-neck Moss Crepe Swing top, A302557, in Porcelain Blue, Dark Chocolate and Bay Leaf……each working beautifully with the Celadon necklace……….Of all the colors avail. in this necklace this is probably the most unique, but each has a purpose, and each will make any garment you chose to wear with them SPECIAL………………………….enjoy………………………much Love……………………….Louis

“THE WINE SAFARI SHIRT & BOHO SKIRT”

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…………………..The Safari Crinkle georgette Shirt with the tank, A214117, and the Crinkle Georgette Boho skirt, A70208 are back in three new colors….all of which have been asked for by you. The first is…………………….WINE…………a great season-less color……….A268216, the Super Ponte Boot Cut pant in the reg. length are avail in wine to match the shirt…….Wear your wine skirt with your wine WK sweaters and boots right now and later with the shirt and sandals or wedges…….The new necklace and earring set, J354004, is called……”INCA”….You will have to be patient…..It will be avail in April……..The detailing and artisan work is very finely done, and is on BOTH SIDES of the hanging pendant. The Paddle earring comes with the necklace….The color above, though it doesn’t show well in the photo, is COPPER OX……………………….enjoy…………………….much Love……………………..Louis

“THE DARK OLIVE SAFARI SHIRT & BOHO SKIRT”

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………………………………………..DARK OLIVE is another color requested by many of you. Though I have done olive before this is a deeper color, and certainly new for newer Linea Ladies. Again, the new DARK OLIVE SUPER PONTE B.C. PANT is now avail in both reg. A268216 and the introduction of PETITE sizes, A303147…….The TRIANGLE INCA EARRING, J354070 is sold separately. It’s a fabulous more dramatic earring and will be avail in April. It will come in all three colors of the INCA pendant………BRASS OX, as above……COPPER OX, and SILVER OX. The oxidation gives the pieces a look of antiquity that I love. Ethnic looking jewelry is always right…….timeless and shows a taste for the unusual and unique……………..enjoy………………….much Love…………….Louis

“THE STEEL GREY SAFARI SHIRT & BOHO SKIRT

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…………………………..STEEL GREY is the third new color which also matches perfectly with the Steel Grey pant, A298446. The Inca necklace set and separate earring is shown in the Silver Ox. Wear it now with a WK sweater and boots, in the Spring with neutral bottoms like tan and khaki, and in the Summer I love Steel Grey with optic WHITE……….enjoy…………much Love………..Louis

“THE BLACK BOHO SKIRT”

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…………………………..The BLACK Boho and Safari shirt are returning too………Here I chose to show it with the Waist Whittling WK TN in Black, A. It give you a great hour glass shape with the Boho skirt. The Scythe necklace show in the silver/black combo has unfortunately sold out, but maybe there is a wait list?……….The Black Boho and Safari shirt are certainly very versatile and can be worn all year. It just depends on how you layer then or not, and the footwear and accessories you chose…….If you are new to Linea this would be a great place to start collecting your Boho and Safari shirts. Wear them day or night, and season after season…………………………………..enjoy…………..much Love………………….Louis

“THE ALABASTER MULTI FLORAL PRINT”

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………………….SCOOPED AGAIN!………I was very surprised to see that QVC had posted this “EXOTIC FLORAL PRINT”, A302600, so early before it gets aired!……To say that SLEEVE TREATMENTS are one of the BIGGEST TRENDS happening in fashion today would be a huge understatement……….To say that FLORAL PRINTS are one of the BIGGEST TRENDS would also be a huge understatement……and not only for spring and summer…but going forward into fall of 2018………..I certainly realize that there are those of you who are not enticed by either trend, and will take a pass. That’s alright. Not everything is for everyone, but I’m a designer, and it would me extremely remiss of me to not recognize what’s happening in the WORLD of fashion and what will happen going forward. I can tell you without a doubt that both of these fashion statement, sleeve treatments and floral prints are moving forward………This botanical print, or as I call it the “Exotic Floral” is reminiscent of many scarf and garment prints from design houses such as Hermes, Gucci, Valentino, Armani, Etro, Erdem, Ferragamo etc. etc. etc. They really are on every runway around the world………The color is called……..ALABASTER MULTI………It is NO ACCIDENT that your Alabaster 72 inch faceted glass bead necklace works perfectly with this print! I chose the colors in the print to work with the necklace…….This  is what I call building a wardrobe……..In this case the necklace came first!……The blouse has a easy fit because there is no stretch to this fabric. It feels like a beautiful light silk crepe de chine…..It is perfectly smooth. The fabric is just dense enough so there is absolutely no see through….. The V-neckline is piped, and I would call it a modest V. There are bust darts for balance and shaping. The bottom is straight…..ALL OTHER MEASUREMENTS are already listed on the Linea site……………OKAY……lets talk about the elephant in the room…..First, Jac and I LOVE elephants, we adopted two, but pachyderms are not what I’m referring to………Let’s talk sleeves……There are some who love this revival of fancy sleeve treatments, and some not. Fancy sleeve treatments are nothing new. You can trace it back to Elizabeth the First, and Marie Antoinette, and even much earlier, so let’s agree it’s not going anywhere……For those who love this feminine look, but worry the sleeves are too long that truly isn’t a problem…..if…..you are willing to have it shortened. This is a DOUBLE FLOUNCE, meaning the two layers of material are attached at the upper seam, so there are two complete layers…..Both layers are finished with baby hems, so shortening is not complicated. If you sew you can do it yourself. If you don’t the alterations person in a dry cleaner can do it. It’s not complicated…..Now you have many choices. 1- You can just shorten the lower longest flounce. It would not hurt the design of the sleeve even if you had to shorten it 2 or 2/12 inches and more. You would still get the doubled layered look. 2- If you have very short arms you can shorten the bottom flounce so it is the same length as the top flounce. The two layers will still show when you move. The fabric flows and moves beautifully…..So the length of the sleeve really should not be a problem if you want to take the time and spend the money to have it altered………If the length works for you as is….but…..you prefer a shorter length with this type of flounce….then just shorten the bottom layer equal to the top layer……..customize it to how you like it…………If you are worried about this type of sleeve going into your soup…………the easy solution is……DON’T EAT SOUP when you’re wearing this blouse!………I know many of you have confessed to not being “print” people, but I am telling you….you are missing out on a lot of fun, not to mention prints are wonderful at camouflaging!…………For bottom colors you will be astonished at all the things you already own that work with this print! Of course the obvious are you alabaster bottoms. The  new ALABASTER Super Ponte B.C. pant A268216 reg, and the new this season, A303147,  the petite version are now avail. They haven’t even been aired yet. Once they are you know what will happen. You have been asking me for this pant to be avail in petites for a long time. If it does well I will be able to bring more and more colors….you asked for it, I fought for you, and now you have it. It wasn’t easy to get them to order this because it takes a lot of dollars to order three colors, black, dark olive. and alabaster in a full size range in two lengths…….Then you have the light weight ankle length Ponte pant, A265615, that so many of you love, in the new alabaster……NOW start to play! I just put the blouse next to my crepe gauze pants and so many of the colors work…the truffle, the ivy green and even the new SANGRIA looked wonderful…….perfect for transitioning into spring/summer and back into fall. If you own the Moss Crepe pants in colors try them all…..they look great. I even tried the SUNBURST pleaded skirts and the Boho skirts and many of the colors look fabulous……so you see the possibilities are truly endless, and I bet you thought this would be a limited thing to put together!………………..Wash and wear……easy to travel with and so FASHIONABLE…………give it a try…..you may surprise yourself……………………enjoy………….much Love……………….Louis