Sunday, April 5, 2009


our spring collection is all about daydreaming, dress-up, and fantasies of far-away places, though firmly rooted in prairie practicality. the dresses are named for the colours and shapes they evoke but also for characters of imaginary whimsy.

if you've ever read a midsummer night's dream you may remember peaseblossom as one of four fairies (along with moth, cobweb and mustardseed) ordered by titania to attend to her donkey-ish lover, bottom. i know, i know, enough with the fairies right? well, see, that's what i was dreaming about while dressed up at my grandmother's house when i was a kid. evidently that's still what i was dreaming about last year while designing our spring collection as i knew i wanted to create a peaseblossom dress (and a moth and a cobweb).

i keep forgetting to blog about it but our peaseblossom dress arrived in store recently and i'm so happy with it. it reminds me of a plump petal blossoming out, upturned, from the waist. the halter bodice is like a sleek grounding stem and the wooden buttons bring the whole thing back to the world of reality. the dress is available in a pale pink (a good way to incorporate the pale nude tones that are hot for summer) or a striking black, which is my favorite. we've also just added the dress for sale online. the paintings are by henry fuseli and more can be found here if you want to scare the crap out of yourself.

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