“THE SPIRIT NECKLACE”

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……………………..As many of you know, on August 25th, on QVC2, at 6:00pm I will have my very first show that is entirely devoted to JEWELRY! It has been a long time coming!!! All the pieces will be NEW, and I have been showing most of the pieces on previous shows as sneak peeks……………..One of the necklaces I have been showing is what I call…..the “SPIRIT” necklace. The style number is…..J350153……..Why did I give it this name? When I looked into the stones there was, for me, something soothing and calming…..The way people talk about crystals and their healing power came to mind. I make no such claims, but I must say they do give me a sense of calm….. I have never been a follower of such things, but that was the effect these stones had on me…………..These are REAL STONES. They are not acrylic, resin or plastic. Due to this fact each stone will be slightly different, but all are very similar. Some are a little paler, some deeper, and some have slightly different markings. When you use a REAL stone this is accepted. Even expensive GEM STONES like diamonds, emeralds and rubies are all different, and no two are alike……The one you receive will be unique and yours alone…………….The stone itself is approx. 1 1/4 inches long. The width measurement will vary slightly . As you can see from the stones above, some are a little narrower at the top than others, but they are all approximately the same size as the stones were hand selected. Each stone is encased in a faux gold. The gold is very thin, and can barely be seen from the front….There are “pins” that go into the stones from which the chain is hung. The chains, there are two on each side, have a VERY FINE OPEN LINK. There are TEENY TINY FACETED GLASS BEADS that are attached to the double chain all the way to the tiny lobster claw at the back. There is also a three inch extender……Each of the COLORS are BEAUTIFUL, so it will be a hard choice to make. I know many of you will select more than one!…….By now you all know I LOVE STATEMENT JEWELRY…….but sometimes a delicate piece, such as the “Spirit” necklace, can make just as huge an impact…………………Now for the colors……………..enjoy……………………much Love……………………………….Louis

“THE PERFECTLY PINK “SPIRIT” NECKLACE”

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………………………………Perfectly Pink…………..has the look of Pink Quartz. You all know how pink quartz stones can vary. This stone has the same characteristics………Talk about fragile looking….this Perfectly Pink pendant has it in spades! I have shown it above with Perfectly Pink WK and the new ANTOINETTE BLOUSE in Perfectly Pink, just because it IS so perfect….but….you must PLAY with it………It will look wonderful with all of your pastel shirts, sweaters, and TEE SHIRTS……Pale Yellow, Pale Aqua, Pale Mint and Pale Lilac will all look beautiful with the P.P pendant…..Then pull out your deeper tones and you brighter colors, and all will look fabulous worn with the P.P stone……………Please notice the photo at the lower right, which illustrates the chain with the attached beads. Each necklace will have TWO color tiny beads attached to the chain. This adds so much to the overall appearance to the necklace. I could have easily done away with these beads, and the necklace would have cost less for the labor alone, but I though the addition of these little stones added to the fragility and gracefulness of the piece. I hope you agree………………………………………….enjoy……………………………much Love……………………………….Louis

“THE DESERT SAND “SPIRIT” NECKLACE”

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………………………DESERT SAND…………is a beautiful “translucent stone”, meaning you can see through it. It is neither “transparent” nor is it “opaque”. Translucent is somewhere in between. We are calling it, for QVC purposes Desert Sand, but between us it really is the color of AMBER. I’m not permitted to give it this name because technically it is NOT amber, and to call it that would be misleading, but it is the color of amber or delicious HONEY. You can see that the Desert Sand stones are very unique in that they are translucent, as already mentioned, but they have very distinguished MARKINGS and VEINING. This gives the stone character……….The IMPORTANT picture here is the one at the lower right with the four stones. I purposely took pictures of four different stones so you can see the variation of the stone. They are all very very similar, but there is a unique difference with each one…..Truly, I know you will be delighted with your special stone…………..The two upper corner photos I have the necklace with the Desert Sand Crepe Gauze separates. The bottom right is the Alabaster WK S/S sweater, and the bottom left is the new Winter White WK sleeveless TN…………My next comment is very important, and applies to each of the stone colors! YOU MUST PLAY WITH THEM AGAINST EVERYTHING and EVERY COLOR YOU OWN. You will be surprise how each combination gives the stones new life. If you only wear them tonal you will be doing a disservice to the necklace, and limit its’ wearing unnecessarily………Browns, grey, pecan and purple are just a few colors to try with your new Desert Sand pendant………………………enjoy……………………….much Love……………………Louis

“THE MINT MIST “SPIRIT” NECKLACE”

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……………………………MINT MIST………………..is a beautiful fragile color, and yes, spiritual……. I would have actually preferred the name to be Aqua Mist or Celadon, but Mint Mist will have to do……..Once again you can see the photo of the FOUR STONES, and their variations. Again, the stones for this pendant were hand selected so we tried to keep them as close in color as possible……The photos above show the Mint Mist with both the AQUA MIST crepe Gauze stand collar swing tunic, and the Celadon Crepe Gauze separates…I also have it with the Heather Charcoal Grey WK TN just to illustrate how wonderful it will look against contrast colors. Do not be afraid to MIX your colors! I would love it against violet, fuchsia, brown, tan. ivory, lime, olive, red etc. etc. etc…..The advantage I have designing jewelry is to perfectly coordinate the pieces to the ready to wear! This is how every designer works who has the good fortune to have accessory lines bearing their names. For almost as long as I have been designing, I have been able to design the accessories to go with the clothes. Having a vision of how an outfit ¬†should look from head to toe is every designer’s dream, and for twenty years I was able to have those visions come true at Anne Klein. As my jewelry line gets more and more popular, I am able to be much more creative with it, and my vision is becoming clearer and more exciting…………I hope you enjoy wearing it as much as I enjoy designing it!……………………………….much Love…………………….Louis

“THE STORM GREY “SPIRIT” NECKLACE”

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………………………The very first thing I thought when I looked at the raw stones was there is a STORM going on within the stone…..hence the name………….GREY STORM……..The stone in the photos looks translucent, but it is not…….It is actually OPAQUE…..There are large flat facets in each of the color stones so light reflects beautifully off each one, but they are not overdone to distract from the naturalness of the stone…The tiny stones on the chain are Black Jet and a Smokey Grey……Out of all the colors, I would say the Grey Storm has the most variation in markings, but each is spectacular as you can see by the photos above. All you need to do to coordinate this pendant with everything you own is to wear a black or grey bottom, and all color tops will work. I have it with the white WING COLLAR shirt and my Heather Grey WK pencil skirt, and the same skirt with my Heather Grey WK TN….An all Winter White outfit with this Grey Storm pendant will look fabulous too…….Simple, Classy, Chic, Elegant, Uncomplicated, Timeless…………this is a Thoroughbred monied look……………………..enjoy……………………….much Love…………………..Louis

“THE WIRE CUFF BRACELET IS BACK”

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………………………………The FACETED WIRE CUFF, J335214 is back in ALL COLORS…..If you missed it the first time around this is your chance to get it while it’s avail. Perhaps there is a color you were sorry you didn’t get or maybe you would like to do the “cuff on each wrist” look……or maybe you’re just thinking ahead and want to pick up some early Christmas or Holiday gifts…….The quantity is limited so don’t wait to long…………………..enjoy……………………….much Love………………………Louis

Berets

I keep getting asked where do I get my berets……from all over, and from where ever I see them, and I mean all over….in the strangest stores in NYC that just happen to have them in the window. I did make my last purchase on e bay. The company is from Poland and is called……Jedrzejko………They also have a direct web site, but I do not recommend buying direct. They have wonderful colors and the size is just right. The quality is good……I did buy a large quantity from them through e bay. They were paid for, but I didn’t get delivered. I had to go through e bay to get my order…. e bay stands behind you. They would have paid me what the company owed, but as I said with e bay pressuring them they got the order to me. I don’t know why this happened as I have ordered from them before without a problem. If you are ordering just a few there should be no problem, but I wouldn’t buy just one or two from them……there are others you can go to for basic colors. They are good for special colors.

UPDATE

For Friday morning, Tne Morning Show……My midi dress is the first item in the show at 6:00 am!! For Carolyn’s Closet, the new sweater is #4 in the lineup.

“THE SILVER GREY CARDIGAN”

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……………………A new CARDIGAN is coming your way…..A294607 is the style number, and this is a beauty!………………….The color above is called….SILVER GREY………The yarn is a blend of 75% acrylic [super soft], and 25% polyester. It is as soft as a baby bunny. The yarn is twisted with a very fine black yarn which gives it a heather effect………….This is a FULLY FASHIONED SWEATER. It has a SIGNATURE ZIPPER PULL, with the tape sewn on the outside for a very modern effect with an edge. In this case, on the silver grey, the tape is black. This is not a two way zipper…….there was absolutely no need. It has a “fold over” MOCK NECK. The sleeves are long, and look great when cuffed……………What separates this zipper cardigan from all others, besides all the details already mentioned, is the ASYMMETRICAL HEM. This has a VERY slight swing….Actually more extra hip room than swing. You can see from the side profile pictures above the set in godet which creates the asymm. bottom. This does not flare out…..it sits on the hip so it is slenderizing. The approx. length to the center front is 25 inches for the xs………….This is a cozy cardigan that will make you long for a chill in the air……..No matter what your life style there is a place in your wardrobe for this very UNIQUE and SPECIAL cardigan……..ATTENTION!!! This cardigan will be featured on August 4th “Fashion Day”, at 11:00am on the show that is called “Carolyn’s Closet”……………………………….enjoy…………………much Love……………….Louis

“THE MAUVE CARDIGAN”

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…………………….MAUVE……………this is a beautiful hazy dusty autumn color, and it is brand new to Linea……….I have it paired with two Linea favorites………the PALE LILAC turtle neck, A72448, and the HEATHER CHARCOAL GREY WK SKIRT, A253411 [a MUST have], with the matching Heather Grey Linea Body Tights………..what a classy look. You take the two classic pieces, the TN and the Skirt, and you add the newest “fashion” cardigan and it gives everything you own an uplift! This is what collecting Linea items is about. I know when I first offered the Lilac sweater some questioned “what will I ever wear it with”. Trust me to know I will always add things to extend your Linea wardrobes so NOTHING becomes outdated or superfluous!……………..MAUVE is new…..and something to give your wardrobes a fresh look. I know you will enjoy wearing it……………………much Love……………………..Louis