“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

“THE BLACK MULTI EXOTIC FLORAL BLOUSE”

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………………………EXOTIC is the perfect word to describe this print in the BLACK MULTI………Again, it was no accident that the BRIGHT MULTI faceted glass bead necklaces works perfectly with the colors in this blouse…..There is a method to my madness!………Choose any black bottom you own….they all will work. For the winter wear the blouse with a long black skirt and boots. or a short black skirt and opaque tights and pumps or shoe boots….Throw on your leather jacket for some edge!..For early spring a pair of gauze pants……wide leg, straight leg or slim leg……for summer…..Carpi and crop pants or shorts, [for my fashion forward fashionistas where the black shorts with heels or slides with a tea cup heel…..tres chic]… or your black boho and sandals…………..and that’s just the possibilities with black bottoms…………Now pull out all of your color bottoms that work with the print…..jeans, shorts, skirts, crops…..you name it….it will all look wonderful……..It isn’t always easy to find a light weight “sleeved” blouse to wear in the warmer months……..or…..just wear it with your favorite white pant…..maybe your Linea Leisure pant or your new ivory trouser that goes with your ivory blazer [try the blouse under the blazer. The fabric is thin enough that it would work], or any of your Winter White Ponte pants or your Ivory WK skirts……Fabulous…..and……….EXOTIC!!…………..enjoy……………………much Love…………………Louis

“THE GOLD & SILVER SCYTHE NECKLACE & EARRING SET”

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………………………New this month is the……..SCYTHE NECKLACE & HOOP EARRING SET”………..J352560……….It will be featured on my 2/17, 6:00am show………The necklace has a very MODERN EDGY look, but it was inspired by a very OLD TOOL used for cutting down tall grasses, wheat etc………Google it and you will immediately see where the inspiration came from. The necklace consists of THREE HAMMERED METAL BLADES, graduating in size…..the smallest at the top and then each one down a little larger. They are held with a DOUBLED CORD which is CAPPED at the back….then attached to a bar and chain with a Lobster Claw closing [photo at lower right]. The THREE small RINGS that hold the cords together are all separate and can slide up and down. Personally, I like them closer to the blade as in the photos, but it’s something you can play with…….The colors above are………GOLDTONE with BLACK cords, and SILVER TONE with BLACK cords. The necklace is 19 inches long with a 3 inch extender. The two center photos at the very top show the necklace at its’ longest and shortest length……………The HAMMERED METAL HOOP comes with the necklace and the “hook” shape is in keeping with the curve of the necklace……..They are also wonderful hoops worn with other things. They come pierced only…………This is a very versatile set, and will look great on your winter sweaters and dresses, as well as your spring/summer tees and tunics. It also looks great on your collar shirts like the Wing or Classic button down……………..I want to offer you UNIQUE QUALITY pieces that look like nothing else you have seen, and if they were available would only be in upscale stores and boutiques…….I guarantee you will get lots of “where did you get that!”…………………………enjoy………………………….much Love……………………………Louis

“THE GUNMETAL & COPPER SCYTHE NECKLACE & EARRING SET”

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……………………………….Two additional colors the SCYTHE NECKLACE SET will be avail in are………………..GUNMETAL with BLACKS CORDS, and………………COPPERTONE with DARK BROWN CORDS. The Copper is actually Copper OX, so there are areas that are slightly blackened, The ETRUSCAN BEADED BRACELET in the COPPER works perfectly with this necklace. If you haven’t tried anything in COPPER yet…..I highly recommend this piece…….Copper is a very versatile color, and not only works with browns and tonal colors, but looks great on blues from TURQUOISE to COBALT to NAVY. This color is something you can really play with……………The GUNMETAL is super CHIC and SOPHISTICATED…….I know there are many of you who will stick to the classics of gold and silver, but I say it’s time, if you haven’t already, to STEP OUT OF THE BOX and try something NEW. You will be surprised at how many colors GUNMETAL looks fantastic on. It gives you a totally different look than what you are used to…….and that’s a GOOD THING………………………enjoy……………………..much Love………………..Louis

SAT. FEB 17th SCHEDULE

6:00am, one hour Linea show, regular channel

7:00am, Instyle with Leah Williams, regular channel

10:00am Instyle with Gabrielle, QVC2