Monday, May 9, 2011


It's a very rainy, cold, contemplative day here.  I've been washing the window and changing the mannequins.  I'm a little sorry to see the latest window display go, but it was time for a change.  The window -one of our first ever guest designs- was created by artist and designer Erin Arsenault.  We recently started carrying her one-of-a-kind dresses, shirts and skirts, and I love them all!  Her palate tends to stick on the earthy side of things, but with some lovely little splashes of unexpected color.  Erin often incorporates old scarves and shawls into the necklines of her shirts, and uses vintage and re-purposed fabrics whenever possible.  She is also very clever at creating pieces that can be worn in more than one way, and that can fit more than one size!  And that's not all, she also has a book!  Stay-Stitched is a workbook for any aspiring designer/seamstress.  She takes you step by step through the process of creating garments built for your body.  No patterns required!  I kind of feel like I'm gushing a bit here, but her work is great,  the book is awesome, and we're very happy to have her work here at the store.  To find out more about Erin and her work check out her blog here: staystitched. 

So Erin's window is down, and another is beginning to take it's place, but I do have a few snaps from the day she put it all together two weeks ago.
Erin working on pins and needles! 

Her trusty assistant Jeff.  Also the designer of the green man logo!

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