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Countdown to LAUNCH!

Updated: Mar 21, 2022

After two years of perfecting our product we are getting ready to have our official LAUNCH EVENT.

We are inviting all of our Kansas City friends and business associates and followers to come help us celebrate this milestone.

The event will be held at the 1900 Building, 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Mission Woods, KS on Thursday, April 21, 2022.

The event will be held at the 1900 Building, 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Mission Woods, KS on Thursday, April 21, 2022.

For those outside of the Kansas City area, we will be posting photos and a recap of the event.

Our guests will be able to try on our brand new line of kimonos that is still in production. Our event will be set up like a luxurious dressing room lounge with a wine & champagne bar and savory hors d'oeuvres.

Our two fabulous models shown in this display ad will be at our event in person, to give our guests some styling tips and show them different ways to wear the new pieces.

Our MC for the event will be Katie Van Luchene, who is well known in the Kansas City Fashion Community. We will also be welcoming Jennifer Lapka of Rightfully Sewn as one of our two Guests of Honor. Her not-for-profit company actually sews our kimonos to assure their professional quality. We will also be welcoming Bobbi Jo Reed as our second Guest of Honor. She is the founder of The Healing House for Women, a not-for-profit Christian-based ministry that provides services, housing and education to women in recovery from substance abuse disorders. We will be donating all proceeds from the event to her organization.

We also will be welcoming friends from other Kansas City businesses who have helped us with our photography, branding and promotion. The venue is a beautiful modern gallery-like space with a highly rated restaurant, which will be catering our event. We are very excited to see who comes out, and see how they like our new collection.

I can't believe this is finally going to happen. It's been over two years of building a team, a brand, creating three new patterns and working out a process to mass produce (50 pieces at a time) a one-of-a-kind product. We designed each kimono to incorporate vintage kimono fabric, which in strips only a few inches wide. We also use other repurposed fabrics, which we collect from a variety of sources. One of my favorite things to do is put the fabrics together. Some of the combinations are stunning.

Our new collection has three styles: A hip-length jacket style, a just-above-the-knee tunic style, and an ankle-length robe style. Each piece is fully lined and has roomy pockets. The two longer styles have deep side slits and detached sash belts. I am also making contrasting belts from vintage kimono fabric that can be mixed and matched with our kimonos. I have also been making some beautiful scarves and Obi belts from vintage kimono fabric. They'll be added to our website soon.

Our website home page has some of our first photos of the new collection. We will be adding the new pieces to our site as soon as we can. In the meantime, I'll try to get back on line with my Instagram posts and Facebook posts to keep you informed. It's been quite a journey, but I hope it is only the beginning.

Being able to do what I love, and meet the wonderful people I'm meeting, and be able to donate our proceeds to help organizations that work to give women a chance to reinvent their lives is so rewarding. I just know lives are going to be changed, and it is such a blessing to Bill and me to be a part of something that will make the world a better place. I appreciate all of your support and encouragement. Send your friends our way, keep us in your prayers and remember us when you need a special gift for yourself or someone that you love.

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