Spring in Chicago

C H I C A G O !

……a great time to freshen up your wardrobe…..

we are bringing our collection to The Mart!
April 27th-29th     booth 5035 (see map below)

for

A Spring One of a Kind Experience

a smaller more intimate shopping experience,

same great location

We will have unique limited edition and one of a kind Merino Shearlings, off the rack, or made to measure in time for fall…introducing a lambskin swing coat, plus a selection of cowls! 

I have my tape measure! Sizes xxs-xxxl, welcome!
Styles available to suit all

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

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Being Appreciated

As a small studio that hand makes, and has contact with every single customer, every single piece that comes out of our studio and onto their bodies, we have a personal connection with each and every one. We strive to make garments that function beautifully, last a lifetime, that warm the body and the soul. We often get great feedback, you can read some on our testimonials page, which lift us up, just as we hope you are wearing our work. This week we received a beautiful one…..Thank you Susi!

“Good evening!

Just wanted to share some feedback.

I wore my lime green coat on this crisp frosty day in n. Virginia. The mood everywhere is grey and subdued. I wore ‘your’ coat to stay warm, and cheer myself up.

The response has been startling!

I have never received so many compliments in such a short time. Best of all, they can from people who worked in various couture industries (Cartier etc). When asked I told them that we met at the PMA craft show. Most were regular visitors and will be looking out for you at the upcoming shows.

Bottom line – we all have an eye for a great product (I am an ex curator)- You have an amazing coat collection . Just confirming what I hope you already know. 👍

Thank you 🌺

Susi “

Sent from my iPhone

Fashion Inspiration/Part 2

We do tons of special sizing in our studio, and recently upgraded our mannequin collection to reflect current shapes and sizes of the female figure, as the way we push and pull our selves, and our diets and exercise regimes, change over time.

So it was interesting to see this show at FIT

The Body: Fashion and Physique

Pretty interesting……corsets for pregnant women? And their daughters? A corset that closed in the front liberated women?

Bustles? Rubber girdles? (I do remember the smell of rubber emanating from my mothers underwear drawer as a young girl!)  Marilyn’s buttocks jiggling? Gasp!

My pics of mostly the fascinating underwear!

On thru May 5th

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!

December, the Last, but not Least!

The studio is humming away as Toshiki and Rose work on the orders you have already placed, and I am packing up to bring our shearling collection to Chicago and Chestnut Hill.

The end of the year, and the beginning of winter are right around the corner!

So get ready, go, shop!

Really looking forward to seeing you all, I enjoy these events, and know you do too!

First up, the fab OOAK at The Merchandise Mart!

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BOOTH 7-7052

link for info

 

Then on to the most charming place during the Holiday Season, Chestnut Hill, PA.

We will be at Gravers Lane Gallery, Dec 13-16,

with the opening on Stag and Doe night!

Come out and have fun!

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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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Stay tuned and follow us to find out more!

facebook @Toshiki & Maryszka

instagram @veryspecialjackets

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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