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  • Fashion's Golden Autumn Glow

    Published Nov 04 2021 in #artdecostyle, #autumncolour, #goddessrising, #metallic, #over50style, #petiteplus, #plussize

    Mature oak tree showing it's fall colourDiane loves to walk in her neighbourhood that's filled with historic trees showing their beautiful fall colours. There's practically a botanical arboretum including many varieties of mature oaks and maples just steps from her door.

    Mature maple tree with yellow autumn leavesWhat a stunning backdrop to take a few photos of Diane showing us how she wears some of her favourite designs.

    Diane Kennedy wearing bamboo clothing of her own designWe are so excited to introduce the Goddess Rising Rhapsody ~ a lightweight coat that matches so beautiful with our bamboo solid colours.

    Diane Kennedy wears bamboo outfits of her own designDiane's outfits show two beautiful options for styling this unique statement piece.
    Diane Kennedy wearing bamboo clothing of her own design
    Diane is radiant in this elegant Art Deco print with romantic jewel shades that whisper and weave a luxurious tale of exotic possibility.  
    Diane Kennedy wearing bamboo clothing of her own designWe are on a bit of a metallic kick at the moment and loving the golden metallic wings in this fabric. (Wings symbolize spiritual flight, eternal life, feminine strength and protection and we can all use more of that!)

    Fashion can be an empowering way to express yourself and show your passionate side. These gold metallic details deliver the delight and surprise of the unexpected. Embrace the Goddess within!

     XOX Love Leah 

    mature oak trees in fall colour

  • Metallics: Time to Shine

    Published Oct 21 2021 in #alfredshaheen, #artdecostyle, #designerfabric, #franklloydwright, #goldmetallic, #metallic

    Designer Diane KennedyDiane first fell in love with this mandala print with delicate gold edging and has been hooked ever since. 

    Her design inspiration was kindled by innovative 1950's designer, Alfred Shaheen, whose introduction of metallic cotton prints took the fashion world by storm. Together with Dr. Edmund Lutz, his friend and head dye chemist, Shaheen created over 100 metallic colors, including gold, silver, sapphire, ruby, and emerald. Today we take metallic printing for granted, but it's creation in the early 1950's for ready to wear clothing was a major achievement.

    Alfred Shaheen's metallic cotton printsTake a sneak peek at these irresistible arrivals all featuring gold accents. We're shining a light on the brilliant metallic fabrics that are bound to brighten your wardrobe this season. 

    Ruby Roxx wearing a Diane Kennedy designGo ahead and get gleaming with polished metal accents on comfortable cotton. You'll notice the Art Deco influence in these stunningly detailed prints.  "Goddess Rising" is an homage to the allure of Egyptian Revival. Exude a sense of exotic mystery with jewel tones outlined in wings of metallic golden ink. Coming very soon!

    A Diane Kennedy metallic printTinsel and teal unite with "Prismatic Peacock" for a tantalizing tribute to the angles of Frank Lloyd Wright. These charming geometrics are edged with reflective golden accents. This unexpected modern metallic print will turn heads. Watch for it coming soon to our Rhapsody Jacket.

    Ruby Roxx wearing a Diane Kennedy design"Paisley Plumes" is a nostalgic nod to the endpapers of yesteryear (remember the inside covers of hardbacked books?). Glimmering metallic gold outlines impart a sense of motion with decadent plumes of turquoise. This captivating Chrissy dress was made for romance.

    Alfred Shaheen's legacy of metallic inks with exotic botanicals were an irresistible combination that forever changed the landscape of what was possible with textiles. We admire and celebrate this truly timeless artisan whose designs withstand the test of time.

    Wishing you a radiant season ahead,