Editor's Note: Today I am wearing Rebecca Taylor silk blouse, Banana Republic skirt, Ann Taylor kitten heels and a vintage belt.
Yesterday we met with the rep for de Le Cuona in the Culp Associates showroom. It is always fascinating to hear the stories behind fabrics, where they are made, and what the inspiration was in designing them. This line specialized is linen all the way from shear, to very heavy, and even to stonewash. The linens are produced in several different mills in Europe some of which, also produce for Chanel and Hermes. I love to have stories behind the fabrics that I select for my clients, and I requested a lot of the samples that I saw yesterday. Here are some of my favorites!
This fabric is very similar to a Chanel tweed. They substitute a silk for a synthetic to give the fabric more strength and bring the cost down.
I love the blue!!
This fabric draped like a dream. Not only would it be beautiful for drapery but I was envisioning an evening dress for myself out of the fabric. The color ranges were super!
This was a very heavy linen with an incredible hand to the fabric.
This one had a fabric had a slub to the fabric.
This one was glazed and also had an incredible hand. This would be fabulous for a sofa or draperies!
Another great linen!
This shear draped incredible well and was so interesting!
This shear is produced in the same fabric that produces Chanel fabrics!
This cashmere shear is produced in one of the factories that also produces for Hermes. Unbelievable luxury!
Last night for dinner I had a lamp chop, oriental salad, and a spicy sausage!
This Ambrosia song brings back great memories of my college days!