“THE SLATE GREEN CHEMISE”

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………………….The “GAUZE” CHEMISE DRESS, A290988  is the perfect dress for summer right into early fall…………..It is unlined for cool summer wearing…….”COOL” is the operative word for this dress, because it hangs free from the body, and provides lots of air circulation. This is a ROOMY dress, and it was fit to be roomy, so if you are looking for a dress with shape…..this isn’t it! The definition of the word chemise explains it all….”a dress hanging straight from the shoulders giving the figure a uniform shape popular in the 1920s”. The neckline is a high scoop, and the sleeves are short. I like them rolled for the “cool” factor…..it’s a more casual look. You all know the “gauze” fabric….most recently offered in the Tee shirt and pull on pant……..easy easy care. The dress is approx. 38 inches for the XS. There are small side slits at the hem….more for look then for function. There are band pockets with the pocket bags on the inside of the dress top stitched through to hold them in place……..The SLATE GREEN is a wonderful grayed green…….that has a natural look…………..OK….lets get to the important stuff…………..the FISH PENDANT……………Did you think I was discontinuing this wonderful necklace????? Absolutely not…………..I will be adding new colors periodically, and hopefully bring back some of the most popular…………..This new fish has been swimming up stream, and will reach its’ destination this August on my one hour QVC2 jewelry show. The color is called……………….GREEN PATINA………..and I am in love with this new finish…..well new for Linea……..If you have ever seen old copper on estate homes, (gutters, rain pipes, over hangs or eaves], that have rusted with age…..they turn this marvelous green color……That is exactly what this looks like. When strolling through the antiquities at museums you will often see this color on vessels, tiny statuary and jewelry. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s gift shop sells jewelry with this same Green Patina finish, and it is all beautiful and all costly. Due to the technique of plating to achieve this color no two fish will be the same! In Aug. I will have a group of jewelry I call the……..”ETRUSCAN”…..group, all done in this Green Patina finish……It will consist of a necklace and earring set, and a separate bracelet……all coordinating with the new Green Patina Fish! It certainly dresses up a simple GAUZE CHEMISE DRESS…………I will be showing this dress this Monday, June 5th, on INSPIRED STYLE…….enjoy…………………much Love……………….Louis

“THE JUTE CHEMISE”

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………………….JUTE………….I love the name and I love the material it represents. Actual Jute is a plant based fiber that is used to make rugs, rope, course materials such as Burlap and Gunny cloth. It can also be refined to make wonderful thinner yarns for sweaters and apparel……The color of Jute is mostly left in its’ natural state…..a wonderful light camel color………It is the perfect backdrop to wear with all different types and colors of jewelry, scarves etc….I thought the color of jute would be perfect for the GAUZE fabric……You can easily dress this up or make it as casual as you want. Flat banded sandals, espadrilles, wedges, slides, mules with tea cup heels, and mid heel sling backs will all work well with this Jute Chemise…………….The necklace shown I call my………..”INDIA PENDANT”……………It was reproduced from a very old piece from my personal collection. To say they did an incredible job is a huge understatement!!!!! To be honest when I gave the piece to the manufacturer I had little hope of it coming out in a way I could accept. Usually, when a very old piece is copied the result looks new and shiny, and all of what I loved about it is gone……the character is lost…..That is exactly the opposite of what happened. I was amazed they were able to capture the hand made quality, and the detail was exact. The hanging pieces and the stones were as the original. We took the new version even one step further by making it open up in the back as an enhancer…….so you can wear different cords or chains at different lengths……The pendant will even come with a small RED JEWEL earring as a SET…..You will have to be very patient for this beauty as it is part of my fall collection and will not be avail until later in the season……….You can see why I love the color of this pendant on the JUTE CHEMISE…………..enjoy……….much Love……….Louis

“THE BLACK CHEMISE”

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……………..Could I possibly do this dress and not offer it in………………BLACK?????…………..a BLACK CHEMISE for the summer is perfect!!…..For work, or for any occasion that may come up this will be your GO TO piece………….As for accessorizing the sky is the limit……….Any and all shoes from metallics of all colors to canvas, patent leather, suede and calf leather will give you many looks and attitudes. Jewelry………anything goes………………….The “INCA PENDANT” shown above is something in development………….I hope you like it………………A new LBD for summer……perfect!….

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

“THE PALE TERRACOTTA CHEMISE”

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……………………PALE TERRACOTTA……..a beautiful neural complexion enhancing color…..This is also a great summer and early fall color. Of course in many areas of the country this is your everyday slip on. For those days when the last thing you want is complicated…..this is the easiest way to dress……The MEDALLION NECKLACE, is from my Anne Klein archives, and is in development . If it turns out well it will be part of my Spring or Fall 2018 collection…………………………..enjoy…………………….much Love…………….Louis

HEADS UP!

In case you haven’t read on my “Important Dates” page here on my website, or haven’t heard……..I will be on Inspired Style this coming Monday night…….with something BRAND NEW! Something I’ve been keeping under wraps! Keep an eye out for my sneak peek!!

HEADS UP

As I read through you color suggestions I have noticed requests for ADOBE ponte pants. I suggest you look at the DARK UMBER Ponte boot cut pant. It is almost the exact same color. The Umber is a little deeper, which for me is a better pant color. I could never run both colors…..they are just too close!

“HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY”

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………………I can hardly believe it’s Memorial Day………they seem to come quicker and quicker……………..For me, this is one of the most important Holidays……one with special and personal meaning…..one that comes close to home……We take time to remember those we knew and loved…and those we never knew, but who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe…………In the world we live in today, where we see everyday that there is no escape from harm…..where there is no peace…..we pray for all those who have made it their jobs, their commitment, and their life’s work to protect us……………………………………………………….God Bless………………………..much Love………………………………Louis

COLORS, COLORS, COLORS

Yes, it’s that time again! I received my first list of reorders for Jan., Feb. and March. If you have any color suggestions [SPRING COLORS] I would love to hear them. Usually they add one or two new colors for each style……sometimes I can push for three if I eliminate a repeat color. Here is the list:

1-A287608, the Whisper Knit long cardigan, black is coming back, and they want two new colors. I’m thinking navy and perfectly pink

2-A287609, the Whisper Knit coordinating tunic tank, black is coming back and I’m thinking navy and perfectly pink to coordinate back to the cardigan

3-A287617, the Crepe Gauze stand collar button front tunic, pale pink and black are coming back. we will add  2 to 3 new colors

4-A268216, the Super Ponte boot cut pant, black will be coming back, and I need to add two new. I was thinking to bring back navy and maybe add alabaster or some light tan/khaki color? or not bring back navy and add 2 new??

6-A225482, the cotton classic Tee shirt. They want to bring back the white [for sure], the black, navy and pink, and add one new, but I’m thinking of dropping the pink and maybe the navy and adding 2 to 3  new…..thoughts???

7-A262070, YES! the Linea Leisure pull-on pant is finally coming back, petites too. I want to bring back black and white. What other colors would you like?

8-A214117, the Crinkle georgette safari shirt. This summer staple continues to do amazingly well. They are asking for more colors. It will probably come back in April too. I’m thinking to bring back white and black and the rest new. Colors please!

9-A70208, the Boho skirt, I’ll being back black, but all the rest will be new. I read somewhere that someone thought Boho skirts were out of date. I can only assume this person never opens a fashion magazine! They only happen to be the hottest skirt out there. Gucci, who is considered the hottest line, has zillions of them……they aren’t going anywhere soon!

That’s it for now folks………………thanks, Louis

The Beach Glass is ready to ORDER!!!!

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…………..If you don’t see the picture on the Linea Jewelry site….just punch in the # J335577…………get it while it lasts!………………….enjoy the Memorial Day weekend!

UPDATE

I’ve been asking my buyers when is the Beach Glass coming already! I was told they are working on it and maybe TOMORROW! So it will be up, if not tomorrow, in the next few days!