Chicago Next!

We love you, you windy and stylish city!

Once again OOAK comes to town April 26-28, at The Merchandise Mart

and we have been working hard to bring some lighter spring colors in our shearling collection, as well as some Lambskins to order, and our popular cowls for that ultimate neck warmer with any jacket.              Stop by my booth #7-5035 to see!

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Late Winter, Early Spring

Yesterday here in the Northeast we got a little taste of spring. I have heard many New Yorkers say recently, enough black! And I couldn’t agree more during this time of seasonal and mood transition………lighten up, and consider color!  Either the base color of a coat, or so many trim combinations, you can add a lightness to enjoy while still keeping warm…..Come see us at one of our next shows for a look at what we have been working on! 

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Craft Morristown

Friday, March 15 from 4 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, March 16 from 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, March 17 from 10 am to 5 pm
No St. Patricks’s Day Parade!

Paradise City Marlborough

March 22, 23 & 24, 2019

Friday: 10 am-5 pm
Saturday: 10 am-6 pm
Sunday: 11 am-5 pm

Turn Heads with Living Color Shearling!

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Start with a great coat! Think shearling! Make a statement!

Coming to two Cities, Chicago and New York!

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Fashion Inspiration/Part 1

Items: Is Fashion Modern?

This show wasn’t really making me rush over to Moma for some reason, but I did

catch it a few weeks ago and found it more interesting than I thought. It’s really about

us, and the wearable things that have become staples in our lives, or have had cultural impact.        Here’s a snippet of images…….hurry up, it closes tomorrow!

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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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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