It Feels Like November!

How quickly it turns, are you ready? We will be on the road from now until mid december with our shearlings, hope you can make it to an upcoming show!

First up! 11/ 9-12

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inverted pepmodel    Marta @moveinstylemis

 

And then, 11/17-19!

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Shop Local NYC Metro Area

Excited to be back in the NYC metro area with our collection!
Just about 30 miles north of Midtown Manhattan

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Merino Shearling
Coats, Capes, Ponchos, Accessories

All Shearling, All the Time!
Handmade on Long Island

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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!

Off to The Berkshires, The Hamptons, and Chicago Botanic Garden!

It’s that time of year again, your thoughts turn to fall…..
You can stay on the beach or in the mountains, stroll the botanic garden,
and take a break to visit our new collection right in the places you love the most!

Coats, Jackets, Capes, Ponchos, Accessories
handcrafted of fine Merino Shearling and Lambskin
Made to Measure, and Off the Rack

The Berkshire Craft Fair       August 11-13
Great Barrington, Ma  

The Hampton Classic Horse Show   August 27-September 3
Bridgehampton, NY

The American Craft Exposition at The Chicago Botanic Garden September
15-17
Glencoe, Il

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The Studio is Buzzing

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I’ve been quiet on social media lately, especially during the heat wave, thinking you may not want to look at shearling! But the studio has been buzzing working on special orders in an unusually busy summer! Here are Rose, Toshiki and Sweetie, in full swing #studio #shearling #customsizing  #madetomeasure #slowfashion

Our show season starts in August, check out our lineup of shows!

Shows 2017

Irving Penn

More inspiration, almost too much to handle, from our trip to the Met earlier this month. I know I know. I’m in a museum, taking photographs of photographs. But these images conjured up so many memories for me, I wanted to take them with me, my particular memories of the photographs of Irving Penn.

As a girl, I started receiving subscriptions to Vogue at a very young age, and it was my bible. It came into my room and brought me to a fantasy land of fashion, of where I wanted to be. It was my visual sanctuary.

My mother made all of my clothes when I was growing up, and after each issue arrived, it was followed by a trip to the fabric mills, to collaborate on trying to recreate the illusion of what I saw. All my aunts were in on it in their own ways. So many of these Irving Penn images from the 50’s and 60’s remind me of my mother and aunts.

Here’s a sneak peak. Show closes July 30.

And we got to play a bit. They had Penn’s backdrop set up that he used in his studio, so as my “photographer” was with me, I got to particpate.

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From the Beautiful to the Grotesque

Above, her own words, Rei Kawakubo. We had a chance to catch this show at The Met last week, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. So interesting to have a conversation from our very different perspectives……my background in fiber art in three dimension, my partner’s in fashion design Haute-Couture, with a very different main inspiration from Yves St Laurent; mine western looking east, his eastern looking to the west, in our young and formative years. Working together for all these years, the push and pull arrives at influences from both.    This show is a must see if you are in town.

“Dressed for Defiance”, NY Times