Introducing Lacausa! This California collection has that LA ease: simple silhouettes in interesting and natural fabrics, cut with an eye toward modern comfortable dressing. I love the muted colors and ease of the garments, and the fact that they are all produced ethically in their Los Angeles factory. In addition, they support local and global causes with their profits!
This season, the wider leg, slightly cropped, high waisted trouser in a tencel-cotton blend is a lightweight everyday pant with a lovely hand and drape. The cool cotton blouse in a neutral blush pink has a bit of retro appeal and I always love a 3/4 sleeve. This linen jumpsuit is just the thing to throw on for a beach day, or slip a tee or tank underneath for more coverage. The leg is cropped and slightly wide. The Margot blouse is the one you’ll reach for everyday, with a sweet rounded collar and boxy fit in a light crepe georgette.
I take our tee shirt selection very seriously and now's the time to stock up for summer. We've got a tee for every shape, from fitted to boxy to oversized.
Our favorite fabric to see us through summer is cotton gauze, and here's why: not only is it a comfy, cool natural fiber, but it comes pre-crinkled so won't need an iron, AND superbly packable for weekend jaunts. We've got tops and blouses, skirts, pants and dresses in easy-fitting styles.
Alicia Bell has been designing hand-printed Kurtas since 2000 and arguably could have single-handedly brought this summer staple back to life. These are the originals: classic tunics in a lightweight, soft and flowy silk and cotton blend, hitting mid-thigh, and work well as a beach cover-up, or pair with jeans or white pants in high summer. Hand-printed in India.
Is satin just for dress-up or underpinnings? Nope! This spring, I'm loving this collection of (viscose) satin separates. The wide leg crop pant is just the ticket for hot summer evenings. When worn with a matching tank or tee you've got a jumpsuit look without the annoyance. The boxy tees are edged in recycled cotton and the pants have an easy elastic waist. There's a sweet A-line knee-length dress in the group, too, with all-important on-seam pockets, and a bias midi skirt with a frayed hem. The best thing, like pretty much everything else in the shop, is that you can dress these pieces up or down and they're an easy fit in your overnight bag for summer weekend jaunts.
I love to say that John and I go way back and there’s truth to that. He was a steady visitor to my shop in Boston in the eighties. We were both just starting out in our careers back then, fresh-faced and optimistic. He’s still fresh-faced, me not so much! But I’ve avidly followed his ascent and adore his products. I was SUPER-excited to spy his first collection of silk scarves and immediately placed an order. More art-to-wear than a simple neck wrap, these Italian-made oversized squares are so stunning, you could frame them. My favorite is Sleeping Beauty but they are all quirky and interesting (John Derian style), you’ll be hard-pressed to choose just one.
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