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Day to day images, updates, and info from Pamela Barish. Get your fix of gorgeous frocks!

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Urban Summer

Pamela Barish

Stuck in the city this summer? Get some homegrown style inspiration! We're featuring crisp whites, in lovely lace, cotton, and linen. With shapes that skim curves in fabrics that breathe, all it takes is a little urban exploration to create a vacation in your neighborhood! The heat of the season inspired us to get outside and do a little adventuring... scroll down to see what we love about Venice Beach.

Venice is known for its free spirit. When we opened up our doors on Abbot Kinney back in 2003, it was filled with a diverse community of artists. Layering subversive details over the classic architecture of timeless fashion is our ultimate message. To see signs of those seemingly bygone days of grit, simply check out the skate park, the graffiti wall, or even the boardwalk. They are rife with the vitality of continued creative expression. 

We have always valued style above trend, this is why we constantly reevaluate and update our classic shapes. While the details may change, the spirit of effortless elegance remains. Venice is constantly in flux. To see how it goes about its orderly chaos, check out some local spots like Rose Cafe, the new Erewhon, and Menotti's Coffee. 

Venice, above all, is beautiful. From the prewar bungalows to the romantic canals, it is a verdant landscape filled with activity. The streets themselves are galleries, and open to everyone. We simply couldn't see ourselves designing anywhere else! 

NEW Fall Arrivals!

Ginni Pinckert

Our new Jumper dress is reminiscent of schoolgirl style in the best possible way. I have to say, I adore this piece! We've had at least one client speculate that the plaid was the exact same as the one she donned at her parochial girls high school - but don't worry, the slimming sleek lines make this a very adult dress.

Kick-pleat details at the front and back hems give just a little bit of flirty fun to the frock. Plus, the knee-length hemline is perfect for transitioning to fall temperatures during this long indian summer. Just throw on tights when the weather turns cool. Or, better yet, get in touch with your inner bad girl by pairing with over-the-knee boots and a leather jacket! Alternatively, for a more demure look, the dress would look wonderful with booties and a big white wrap-around shawl. 

As per usual, this dress is lined in our super soft silk charmeuse (no worries for those sensitive to wool here!), and features a hidden zip up the back.

One of our perennial favorites (and possibly my own personal number 1 dress), the Tennessee Williams, is now showing in this gorgeous maraschino cherry red. Made of our sumptuous silk charmeuse, this is one bomb shell of a dress!

It's artfully folded at the bodice to create an elegant off-the-shoulder silhouette - with lingerie keepers to keep pesky bra straps hidden. The graceful cap sleeves create the illusion of a narrower waist, and beguiling pleats at the bust and waist create flattering draping and rushing. This shape is particularly good for curves.

The best part about Tennessee Williams is that we can always make it, in an amazing smorgasbord of delicious colors. If you are trying to match a particular palette (bridal parties, anyone?) this choice would be ideal. Available in both tea and cocktail length. For a custom consultation, just give us a call!