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Reinvention and transformation happen one choice at a time:

The life-changing act of giving yourself permission to do those things, wear those things, say those things and BE those things that are in alignment with who you want to be.


When you see drawers full of fabric remnants, what do you see? Something that's taking up space that could be used for something else? A sure sign of a hoarder? Useless odds and ends that should be tossed?


I look at what's inside of closed drawers in my studio as art waiting to happen. I say to myself, "Look at this fabulous silk! And this vintage kimono fabric that has never been used! These prints are gorgeous -- just imagine the combinations!"


Am I a deamer? A hoarder? A delusional artist? Maybe a little of all of those things. But, I have a vision.

Collecting and transforming these raw materials into beautiful garments is just the beginning. My bigger, more compelling vision is to help you reinvent your life and transform the way you feel about yourself when you look in the mirror. By creating garments that bring out your best features and instill confidence, I want to ignite your own vision for being the person and for living the life you have imagined. It's about more than what you wear, of course. But looking the part is a good place to start.


When I look at a pile of fabrics, my first thought is not what a sane, or normal person would think. Instead of wanting to throw it all away, I see gorgeous fabric combinations and rows of beautiful kimonos and stunning scarves. I see complete ensembles that can interchange and be combined with what you already have to create countless elevated looks.


I see garments waiting to transform how you see yourself, igniting a new confidence and a sense of being ready for anything. I see helping you envision a new identity around which you can build a more sophisticated and elevated wardrobe. Imagine not having to worry about what to wear when a special occasion comes along. As you begin to realize that you can wear your kimono with many things you already have hanging in your closet -- you begin to create some fabulous new ensembles that expand your options.


In fact, you won't have to wait for a special occasion; you can wear your kimono over your pajamas. Or, with your favorite leisure separates, cropped pants or jeans. Slipping into a flattering, comfortable and elegant kimono gives you an instant makeover that ties your look together.


Garden parties, poolside gatherings, happy hours with the girls, romantic dinners with your favorite someone -- you can even wear it to your committee meetings and those board meetings. When you're asked to make a presentation or host an event, instead of finding a reason for turning it down, you'll be ready to accept those challenges. You'll have the confidence to be the best version of yourself and look good doing it. You already have the leadership skills and have earned the respect of your peers; but just imagine how differently you would come across if you carried yourself with the easygoing elegance and relaxed confidence of a woman who is comfortable in her own skin and in love with her life.


How do you do that? Step out of your comfort zone and dress like you mean it, my friend. Slip into an elegant kimono layered over some sleek separates, add some ladylike heels and some good earrings, and you'll look and feel like a million bucks! Who knew dressing could be so easy? I promise you, you won't miss those desperate trips to the same boutique that everyone else goes to, and that never really has anything you feel good in. You won't miss being ignored by department store clerks who don't know anything about you or what looks good on you. It's time to take charge of how you present yourself to the world. Try something new; act like you are the boss. Because you are.


My customers ask me all the time, "Where do you get these gorgeous fabrics?" And I tell them that it is a quest; that I seek them out like treasure; that I've been collecting beautiful fabrics for years, and have found some good sources for vintage kimono fabric that has never been used in a garment. I know where to find beautiful silk garments that can be cut apart and used for contrasting trim. What I can't use for the kimonos, I use to make scarves and Obi belts.

Putting the fabric combinations together is my favorite thing to do, and that is what makes our products special and different from what anyone else offers.


The solid color fabrics we're using for our new Fall line are raw silk noil. My number one guiding principle is to create beautiful garments that my customers will love. But right up there at the top of my priorities is to practice sustainability. I intend to keep beautiful fabrics out of landfills by creating "slow fashion" -- timeless, sophisticated looks that will stay relevant and last for years; one-of-a-kind artisan pieces that my customers will be proud to own and wear often for years to come.


In the four years sinee I started making kimonos, our team has grown to include many professionals. Our patterns are our own designs and are professionally made. Our growing team of sewing professionals is led by a proven leader who has many years of experience. Each garment's trim features a one-of-a-kind combination of fabrics, but we have also embraced innovative standardized production processes, insuring consistency and scalability across the line. We've perfected and tweaked our designs to fit and flatter, refining the details that result in the high quality garments that our customers have grown to expect.


This Fall we will be introducing coordinating pants in two or three styles that can be mixed and matched to create complete ensembles. We also are adding a smaller size for our more slim and petite customers.


We have some more suprises coming, which we will be telling you about soon. In the meantime, enjoy your summer! Clean out your closet to make room for the new things that you are going to want to invest in this fall. Read a book you've been wanting to read. Get that grill going. Take those walks by the river. Go on those weekend road trips. Get in touch with long lost friends.


Reinvention and transformation happen one choice at a time. Give yourself permission to do those things, wear those things, say those things and BE those things that you know you are. We're all waiting to see the real you. Have fun with it, and I'll see you in September!







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