Like most of you I’m thrilled with the prospect of Spring. Could it really be March in another week?? I can’t wait to get back to the water’s edge. I grew up on the ocean in a tiny fishing town in Massachusetts. It’s always been a strong influence on my design esthetic. Anything related to the ocean moves me to the core. I found our Under the Sea Tunic Shirt Fish print at a show in NYC and knew I had to have it on a few of our cotton shirt styles. From there I built our blue color palette using beautiful vintage shibori dyed fabrics I found at The Brimfield antiques show. I love using real shell and coconut buttons for a natural seaside feel. Crinkled fabrics in stripes always feel good to me. They’re more vintage, less preppy and so easy to care for. This year we’ve combined several stripe widths on our tops for a more playful take on classic pinstripes.
Another perennial favorite of mine is a neutral beach inspired color palette. This Spring I’ve combined sand and sea shell toned neutrals with pops of white, black and honeysuckle. Throw these on with your white or khaki jeans, a flip flop or espadrille and you’re good to go.
I design my collection for real women leading real lives. We all want to look relevant and current, but in our own way, reflecting our own sense of self and style. While I’m guilty of pouring over the latest fashion magazines, I’m often thinking, “Who really wears that?”. I aim to enhance your style, not dictate it.