Monday, April 30, 2007

It's almost here!

Summer that is. And what better way to celebrate than treating yourself to one of these beautiful new styles that have just arrived in store?

Jill graciously models some favorites.

This is a very special Sophia dress, it's cut from Japanese 1960s hand-printed silk-blend fabric. Only 10 were made so it's not likely you'd ever see someone else wearing the same dress. I think it's my favorite of all the Sophias, I just love the colours, the pattern, the feel of the fabric. I really like how the bold silkscreen and delicate details of this dress work in combination.

Here's our favorite top of the Summer, it's called the Mew Mew. Simple and breezy as can be with elastic ruching detail at the back and an intricate vintage-feeling print. Like your great-grandmother's favorite wallpaper. I'll be wearing this one all summer, especially if the weather gets as hot as I hope it does.

The Kiki top has been very popular so far this Spring at Nokomis and I think the Kiki dress, shown here, will prove to be just as in vogue. It's made of the same soft cotton swiss dot as the Kiki top and is a great basic for loading up with accessories or for layering. Good for all seasons.

Another dress we around here think is kindof special is the Bubble. You can't help but pose and smile as soon as you put it on. The large Art Deco floral print well suits our aesthetic sensibilities and the bubble hem, gathered bustline and halter tie make it deliciously girly. Perfect for wedding season--just try not to upstage the bride ok?

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Purses for Sale

These are our 3 favorite purses in the Nokomis Studio and we are going to try having them manufactured in Calgary! This is so exciting because it means Genevieve won't be sewing them all in house anymore! And hopefully they will be available to order wholesale for Fall 2007. They are made from recycled and new leather which makes them all one of a kind and we recently bought some shiny gold hardware to make them extra special. We'll keep you updated on prices and what not.

Halston Purse
recycled leather and gold/silver hardware

Don't Slouch! or Gym Bag
recycled leather

Clemens Messenger Bag
new and improved with gold hardware and a side strap

Friday, April 6, 2007

Hand-printed Jersey now in Store

Our beautiful Bamboo jersey tops and dresses have just come back to the store. The three styles are made from a sustainable bamboo/cotton blend so soft and delicate it makes for the most ideal of summer garments. Like wearing silky cobweb knit into jersey. We hand-print all of our jersey fabric at the studio before cutting, making every shirt slightly different and unique. And we've made sure to include all our favorite summer colours: creamy ivory, mustard, butter yellow, salmon pink and black. Laurel's stunning cloud prints make me long for lazy afternoons lying in the grass and eating picnic lunches.

Kitty Tank, front and back, in Ivory Bamboo with salmon pink/mustard cloud prints

Kitty Dress, available in Black Bamboo with butter yellow and mustard cloud prints

Lamb tee, cut extra-long for summer layering, with scoop-front neck and low scoop at back, available in both Black Bamboo with butter yellow & mustard clouds and....

...Cream with mustard and pink clouds