Show Life

The way we do business, participating in juried shows over the years , traveling to different areas of the country, to often very interesting locations, most recently The Chicago Botanic Garden…. is a very personal experience……we make friends with other Artisans, meet their families, many of who come to help out at the show, or just drop by to catch up. Friendships also develop with clients and and their famillies……..that have followed our work over the years.

We just finished our first 3 show of this season, and I wanted to share some pics of good times, good friendships and families.

We are headed to Purchase, NY Oct 28-29 for

Crafts at Purchase

an event put on by Artrider, a family owned business we have been showing with for about 30 years!

And yes, we will all be catching up on whats been going on!

Craftspeople in Their Own Words

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Our copy of this wonderful book, written by our peers, under the editorial guidance of David Bacharach, Valerie Hector, Ken Girardini and Susan Levi-Goerlich, arrived this weekend. A very ambitious project by all involved to document some of our stories and history of this modern Craft movement, is beautifully put together. All profits from the sale of the book will benefit CERF+, an invaluable safety net for artisans.

And if you participate in this movement as a collector, you have kept us going, and this is part of your story too! Pick up a copy.

Thank-you all!

History is being written every moment, and this week we bring our new work to ACC Baltimore, we are in Booth 1601

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Here we are, visually. We did not submit a story, this time.

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Spring Wrap Up

Wow this Spring has been a whirlwind, busy, and lots of fun!

Baltimore, Morristown, Marlboro, Saratoga & Chicago…Thank you!

Many of you have new coats to finish up this chilly spring, and start off your fall fresh.

We are off for some R & R, & designing new work, so stay tuned for that

and refreshed upcoming events page.

For now I will throw it back to a few weeks ago, to the finale of our show at

Electric City Couture in Saratoga Springs

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Young Collectors, Women of Style

I have so much fun in the booth with the wide range of women who love our work.

It is so exciting when the right woman and coat find each other, the work is complete!

Recently more and more younger women in their 20’s-40’s seem to be finding us, and I’m thrilled they feel sexy and fashionable and comfortable and warm in our coats!

This young woman in her 20’s was smart enough to encourage her parents to go to the PMA Craftshow a few years ago, and she wound up with this coat. It was love at first sight!

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And these two beauties loved our Peplam jacket, both making statements in style

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See us next at the fabulous

ONE OF A KIND SHOW

at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago

Dec 3-6

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All That Stitching! tbt Quilted Leather!

When Marcello had his Salon and lived in East Hampton, when an inspiration hit, and being a “have to have it” kind of guy,

he would hop in his car and zoom over to order a jacket.

Here was one of his all time favorites, and he wore it so well!

So for throw back thursday, here it is, as we are in the studio creating the throwbacks for the days to come.

See us Oct 31/Nov 1  in Purchase, NY  and Nov 7 in Bridgehampton

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It’s Thursday, So Let’s Throw it Back to the Early 80’s

Just found these pics of one of the first pieces we made shortly after we met, when I was a weaver, and Toshiki was a young fashion designer having just arrived in New York from Tokyo.

 

We were cutting our teeth in the business, and life; full of love, joy and idealism.  This piece constructed of of a wool fabric I wove, and trimmed in leather (the beginning of it all) was shot on a good looking friend in front of our studio on Elizabeth St., which was at the time, a gritty, gritty (pre calling it NOHO) neighborhood.

 

A lot, and not so much, has changed since then. (Just a little more cynical!)

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TbT to Last Summer at The Hampton Classic!

An event that has become one of our favorites to kick off the season, our booth in

the Boutique Garden section of The Hampton Classic Horse Show in August

Everything about this show is a fabulous summer good time, and great shopping

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This year we are partnering with Kelly Bailey and Brennans Bit & Bridle

to host a special event to preview our new designs in Shearling

“Under the Red Umbrella”

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Stay tuned!

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