Spring is here and it’s one of my favourite seasons, flowers are in bloom, people are anxious to get out and about, and perhaps best of all – you can put away the winter boots, hats, coats and finally show off that figure you worked so hard all winter to get. Even if you didn’t work at it, there’s no better incentive to get busy than to shop for a new wardrobe.
I took a much needed break last week to enjoy Easter and get caught up with friends after spending months working like a mad woman to present my 2016 Spring/Summer Collection at OHMJAM’s Fashion Fundraiser/Gala in support of the Wasaga Society for the Arts. The event was a huge success attended by over 150 people. Now it’s time for me to get down to business – first order of business is to finish a dress for me to wear to the Wasaga Film Festival Red Carpet Gala on April 30th and I’m leaning towards a dress the colour of the allium (featured here).
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, anybody can buy fashion but style is what you do with it. My latest collection is about simplicity and being timeless. It’s no secret that I adore black and white anything. Even my last home was all about black and white. It started one day while walking thru the Bay, I saw these hand painted dishes and had to have them. They were so different, so unique – the only problem was my dining room was a Tuscan room filled with orange and soft yellows.
I did what any (well maybe not) – I bought the dishes and then painted the dining room black and white. I made white slip covers for the chairs and trimmed them in black. That one little purchase turned into a bit of an obsession for me. There’s no denying that black and white exudes sophistication, elegance, it’s also crisp and bold. It demands your attention and there will always be black and white pieces in my collections.
Alas I’m not all about black and white because I love colour and texture so I incorporated reds, greens and blues into the collection. This red and white combo was about fun and comfort.
Comfort was the goal with this outfit. The skirt has soft pleats starting at the hip and can be made in any colour stripe or solid. The raglan sleeve blouse is a shirt style without any buttons. Seem to young for you – once we reach a certain age we tend to hide our arms and what better way to do it than with a raglan shirt. Wear it with a skirt, shorts or your favourite jeans. It doesn’t have to be done in polka dots or cotton, it can also be done in a jersey print or solid. It shows just the barest of midriff and cleavage but isn’t revealing so if you don’t want to show off your midriff, wear it over a little camisole or put your bikini on and wear this little number over it. Remove it at the beach, then put it back on when you go for lunch.
That reminds me have you got your dress for the Red Carpet gala in April? If not book a consultation with me and to celebrate Film Festival month, I’m offering a 15% discount. Any of the pieces in my collection can be yours in your choice of colour so give us a call at 416-721-4884 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s talk about updating your wardrobe.
In the meantime, Keep Creating!