Thursday, June 21, 2007

Summer Solstice

It's Summer Solstice and it's very hot here in the Nokomis Studio. We are still busy sewing, cutting, printing, and grading but tonight we will celebrate. Laurel and I are plotting to crash some Parties and jump over the fire pit to make our Summer Solstice wishes. Poor Eliz has an eye infection so I made her this eye patch, she's so charming!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Wish We Were There

Tala, who works in the Nokomis store and moonlights in the studio, just sent Genevieve some photos of her trip to Paris. She left on Sunday and will be gone for two months. Some girls have all the luck. Sigh.

The View From Here

It's all coming together now, we're working away, madly screening, cutting and everything in-between. Expect to start seeing the Noko fall 2007 line in stores starting August 1st. In the meantime, here's a glimpse into our world and current projects. Laurel's been hand-screening hundreds of metres of fabric with our briar-rose themed visuals. Genevieve's been doing most of the cutting (for which I am truly appreciative) and I've been grading all of our patterns. It's starting to feel a bit like work, but it's so worth it, I'm really excited.

A New Chapeau

We decided to make some Gertie Caps for summer so you can wear one all year round. Miranda shows off one of these beauties, made out of vintage 60s tiffany blue and olive canvas. Snap one up while you can and keep the sun out of those pretty eyes of yours.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Army Dreamers

It's 28 degrees outside and we're just waiting for our air conditioner to blow the breaker, its favorite hot-weather trick. That will signal the true start of summer for us. Todays soundtrack is queen Kate, Pink Floyd and Maria Callas. Maybe Blondie. We're working on all sorts of beautiful things, Genevieve's sewing up a bunch of recycled leather and printed-leather bags and purses. Laurel's working on screen designs for Fall fabrics and I'm mostly staring out the window and organizing Fall production. I've been living in my Nokomis Kitty tank for the past few days and am going to wear dresses, dresses, dresses all weekend. Dresses and coconut oil. And beer (but hopefully I won't be wearing that).
Keep checking the store this weekend and next week for new bags and t-shirts--we've got some delightful new prints and updated favorites.