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Lilac Luxury

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I long anticipated the arrival of the Boater Silkstone and when she arrived two days ago I was not disappointed.  In fact, it was love at first sight and she was out of that snazzy little suit and put to work as a model immediately.  As soon as I saw her I knew that I wanted to make this suit for her.

The suit is actually a sheath dress with a fitted jacket.  The fabric is a lovely light wool in a vivid lilac shade.  The top of the sheath is a Liberty of London print (yet another treasure from Paris) and gives the affect of a contrasting shell top under the suit jacket.  Both the sheath and jacket are fully lined in white silk.  Tiny pearl buttons decorate the front of the jacket. 

A contrasting bow belt in the Liberty print accents the waist of the jacket.  It can also be used at the waist of the sheath, when the weather gets warmer and jackets are optional.

I hope that you enjoy this special suit!

If you are interested in purchasing this suit, please email me


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More Spring Fashions

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Hello Friends.  Our first Spring here in the Pacific Northwest is a beautiful one indeed and I have been drawn to working with florals and silks in bright colors.  I hope that you enjoy these pretty dresses and find something that appeals to you!


If you are interested in purchasing any of these fashions, please email me at

One of the highlights of my recent trip to Paris was a visit to the fabric district in Montmartre.  I went to two shops, Reine and Marche St. Pierre.  There was so much that I wanted to buy that I felt quite light headed!  Reine offered dozens of Liberty of London prints that I had never seen or been able to find before.  I limited myself to only 5, and it was not easy, let me tell you.  I am presenting a bouquet of party dresses in these spring prints below.  Each dress bears the name of the Liberty print from which it was made.


$75.00 Edition of 3


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Claire Aude


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Watercolor Floral

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This next party dress is made from a Burberry plaid silk in rose pink.  Tiny black silk bows decorate the shoulders and a black net petticoat peeks out from the hemline.

Burberry Rose Party Dress

$75.00 SOLD OUT (for the moment)

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The sweet silk gingham Spring Bouquet Sheaths that I posted the other day were a big hit, so I am now offering six more colors.

Spring Bouquet: Lamb’s Ear


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Spring Bouquet: Peony


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Spring Bouquet: Grass

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Spring Bouquet: Cyclamen

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Spring Bouquet: Bluebell


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Spring Bouquet: Buttercup


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Spring Fashions from Paris

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I adore Paris. 

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Its fashion, food, architecture and art are a constant inspiration to me.  So I consider myself the luckiest girl in the world since I just spent 10 days there.  After a week of visiting art museums, the Palace of Versailles, drinking the best hot chocolate in Paris at Angelina and numerous visits to Laduree for their divine macarons, the finale was the Paris Doll Festival. I had a table in the salesroom and indulged myself by making some of my favorite styles. 

I have a few fashions left and am offering them here.  I hope you enjoy them!

If you are interested in purchasing any of these fashions, please email me at


Can we talk about how divine Marie Antoinette is?  The colors I associate with the French Rococo are white, gold and pale blue.  This sheath is a gorgeous gilded eyelet with a blue silk sash and bow at the waist.  A gold and crystal floral brooch picks up the subtle golden sheen of the fabric.

$65.00 SOLD

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La Confiserie

A Bellissima Couture favorite, this pale pink silk taffeta party dress is Parisian perfection.  The dropped waist bodice has off the shoulder bows and flows into a full skirt.  Black tulle peeks out from the hemline.


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Moulin Rouge

So feminine and lovely, this fashion features an off the shoulder peplum top with ruched bust and a tulle ruffle at the hem.  A slim skirt is the perfect complement.  The fabric is a cream figured silk.  A silk bow belt accentuates the waist.  Available in cream with pale pink and cream with pale blue.


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Tender Buttons

A lovely print of cream colored vintage buttons on a rose pink background makes up the swing coat of this ensemble, which is lined in creamy silk satin.  Pink pearl buttons decorate the coat.  An embroidered cream silk sheath decorated with a rose pink silk bow at the bust line completes the ensemble.


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Spring Bouquet

An adorable sheath dress in silk gingham with a ruched cummerbund in white silk.  A flirty nosegay of vintage spring flowers accented with a bow detail decorates the waist.  Available in purple and turquoise checked silks.

$65.00  SOLD OUT

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Rose Medallion

The combination of duck egg blue and pink is very French, as is the motif of a rose medallion.  This divine little sheath dress has a lovely silk sash and bow detail at the waist.

$65.00 SOLD

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J’adore Laduree

If you know me at all, you know that I am obsessed with French Macarons, those delightful confections that are as beautiful to look at as they are delicious to eat.  The Mecca of the French Macaron is Laduree, which I visited 3 times during my stay in Paris.  This beautiful fabric is imported from Japan and is sprinkled with colorful macarons.

$65.00 SOLD

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In the Garden

This springy sheath is in a green tea fabric with a bright pink pattern of flowers and birds and a brilliant pink silk ruched cummerbund.

$65.00 SOLD

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A vivid floral print of red, black and white accented at the waist with a black and white checked silk sash.

$65.00 SOLD

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Strawberry Thief

This Liberty of London Tana Lawn is one of the oldest patterns in the Liberty collection. This colorway is black with a dusky purple and touches of spring green.  A broad sash in purple silk accents the waist and dusky purple tulle peeks out from the hemline.


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Ellie Ruth

This retro floral dating to 1961 is part of Liberty’s Spring 2012 collection.  The colors are so unusual; red, French blue, turquoise and teal, perfect for a picnic by the Seine!  A dark red silk belt accents the waist.

$75.00 SOLD

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