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The moment we’ve all been waiting for – the 2013 Pierogi Picnic swim line is here!
Building from classics like the Green Girl, Blossom and Beach Bum designs, these new vintage-inspired suits are made custom for the buyer out of repurposed t-shirt cotton, making them as eco-friendly as they are chic and comfy! Each suit is hand-cut for the unique shape of the customer and also includes a stretchy swim lining, which helps dry time as well as shaping.
The Sunny Day suit is like a reincarnation of Green Girl with added embellishments at the hips and bust. Using fun striped fabrics, this is the perfect suit to pair with a bold in your face hue. And instead of the braided adjustable strap, this design has a halter tie that allows the wearer to shift the tension as needed.
The Sun-Kissed bikini is my personal favorite as it combines an art deco design with the casual look and feel of cotton. The geometric appliques on both the top and bottom of the bikini are made with a chevron meets stripe pattern that draws the eyes in ways that flatter a curvey figure.
The Stripes & Sun design brings together a bold color with a striped print for a swimsuit with a pop of whimsy. With a strapless bandeau top and high-waisted bottom, it combines a 1920s sentiment with a 21st century shape – making it both flattering and eye-catching.
Handmade cotton-based swimsuits are revolutionizing the way we hit the waves! Combining these cutting edge shapes with the casual feel of t-shirt fabric makes them truly one-of-a-kind.
Tis the season for wearing lots of layers as each hour of the day brings a new temperature. That’s where the new “Layers Away” design comes to the rescue!
Created using a home-made silkscreen and pre-loved tees, these uber soft, comfy and chic tanks are great for wearing on their own or under cardigans, chunky sweaters or dresses. With the cutesy peter pan collar print and neutral colors – they’re a great basic to add to your wardrobe!
I had quite the night Wednesday as I hosted a Pierogi Picnic photo shoot for the Spring + Summer 2013 collection!
Somewhat overdue, three beautiful ladies braved the cold to come out and dress up in my latest creations. With a click here and a pop there – we flew through over 30 outfits in just over an hour!
As I sit later in the night reviewing the 300+ photos we had snapped – I noticed a theme: aqua. Lots and lots of aqua! It’s funny how certain colors become prevalent with or without intention. I had planned to focus the next few month’s worth of pieces on blacks, whites, mints and pops of red. That was the idea at least! So it’s fun to see where my sub-conscious creativity really leads – and in this case – it’s to the most wonderful of bluish-green hues.
For a sneak peek at our shoot – check out the Facebook album here.
I am honored to be featured in another round of Etsy Finds. Today’s email blast ran with the theme of “Bold & Beautiful” and highlighted a number of trends. What was one of them? Color blocking! And I’m proud to report that my eco-chic ‘Night Shift” dress was included in the spread.
David and I had a chance to get a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the Chicago Botanic Gardens this past Saturday via my friend and small group colleague Cindy Baker. And what an experience! This expanse of curated gardens and restored prairie sits upon 350+ acres of land in the far Northern reaches of the Chicago suburbs and is a plant lovers dream come true! Read the rest of this entry »
We’re in the midst of another heat wave and I can’t bear to think of wearing anything thick, long or tight when the temps are this high. So when picking the “Item of the Week” the choice seemed obvious: my Catch the Wind blouses.
These tops are revamped from vintage lightweight tops and are transformed to give each one a unique and modern twist. Some have reconstructed hemlines while others have chunky zippers sewn in. And then there’s a slew with my hand pulled screen-prints.
No matter which style or color catches your eye – one thing’s for certain: The billowy fabric and loose fit will keep you from swooning in the sun.
Tank dresses are all the rage this time of year – at least in my book! Perfect for wearing to work, picnics, church and more, slicing off sleeves is the quickest, and most modest, way to let your torso breathe this season.
That’s why this week’s featured item is the “Night Shift” dress. With lots of wiggle room and a mod shape, it’s the piece that will turn heads no matter where you go. And with the soft t-shirt cotton, color blocking and fringe embellishment, it just oozes with summer spirit.