Posts from ‘Boutique’
Surprisingly versatile, I have been getting a lot of wear from my banana yellow skinny jeans. Also available in pink (so cute!) and turquoise (I admit, I got the turquoise ones too) and seafoam (want!)
Combine them with the “Romantic” blouse for the look I am wearing above. Romantic blouse comes in various prints: red paisley, hummingbirds (above), feather mandala, oversize floral, and indigo shibori.
Here I am (at the end of a long rainy day…) in my new favourite top: The Peace tunic in coral. I liked the material when I purchased it, but wearing it for a few days…now I love it! It got a lot softer and almost feels like well loved linen. The embellishments in the coral tunic are tone-on-tone coral petals.
This is the part we do in the studio. We take the cut pattern pieces and pin little mini petals (that are all hand cut) into position. Then we sew them down with a decorative stitch creating a pretty ivy pattern.
Below is the cutting table covered with beautiful tiny petals and piles of the prettiest scraps.
Each set is hand cut, pinned and stitched. Each one is a little different making it true craft.
The colour combination for the white blouse is pink, red and green. It turned out soo pretty, but you’ll have to come to the boutique to see the final product.
A new bolero every 6 months. That’s my goal. I want to be the bolero expert. This is my first collared bolero and it can also be worn as a wrap top.
The embellishments are all sewn in the studio and each little leaf is hand cut.
The sleeve is 3/4 with a little puff on the shoulder. It’s perfect for hiding those shy arms. Can be worn over a dress or on it’s own. I have matching t-shirts with lace backs at the store if you want to wear it as a twin set. Loving the twin set again. Granny chic!
This wrap top is one of Melow’s every-season classics. It is so feminine, and yet there are no-frills and no flowers. It is great on all body types and covers nicely at the bust without gaping open. Discreet on a larger bust, perfect over the tummy, and both corporate or casual. Really, why not get two!
This cover up twist bolero is a new favourite of mine. Going to the beach or the pool? Perfect to keep the sun of your skin. Do you have narrow shoulders, or a small bust? Perfect for your body type! Do you like to hide a little, but still look fashionable? Perfect. Wear it over a dress, a tank top or pin it closed at the bottom and wear it as a top. Come and try one on! The cotton is sheer, delicate and slubbed.
I call it the Samurai pant, and it is one of our best sellers every year. Yes, we have them in black as well, but how nice is a white pant in the summer on a blazing hot day? It is elegant and contemporary in cut. Must be worn with nude undies in the white because it is slightly (very slightly) transparent on the sides. If you are heading South this Spring, or going on a cruise, these are a travellers delight. Cropped to keep the hem clean, they are the best white pant ever!
I made this dress for Lyne Tardif. I customized a dress from my collection, making it longer and adding a crinoline and a bibi. She looks happy and natural….what a beautiful bride!
The dress is a sheer ivory mesh over a cotton jersey with silk flower petals sewn into the two layers.
The bibi was made to match the dress. It had a long strand of tulle hanging down tha back, a silk orchid and silk flowers with gold stitching.
Here I am proudly modelling my new banana yellow jeans by Hudson.
They make me happy now eventhough I know I am pushing it with the weather. It is still a bit early to be sporting pastel bottoms (but they are so comfortable and stretchy!!!)
They are by Hudson jeans and they also come in aqua, turquoise and pink.
I made my mother try them on because she kept telling me “they are only for young people”, and “I will look ridiculous in such tight pants”. I gave her one size larger than I would put on someone who wants them sexy. They made her look great! (and now she can’t decide which colour she wants). I am pretty sure she will opt for the aqua. Once she had them on, she was pleasantly surprised by how well they fit and how comfortable they were at the waist. You see, this is not a low rise fashion pant. These are high rise premium denim jeans…they just happen to be available in great colours. You will be seeing a lot of colourful pants in stores this Spring. Take the plunge and try them on! Just go for it!