Brown Tweed and Cherry Brown Leather Asymmetrical Matching (Dinosaur Themed) Jackets

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Making matching jackets with my nieces has become an annual tradition. This year Gigi requested a dinosaur jacket. This was a tall order especially since bomber jackets with dinosaur appliqués was not an option. Therefore I had to be a bit more creative with the limited materials and time I had available. I decided upon burnt orange/brown tweed wool with sequins, which remained from a previous purchase in NYC. I also chose cherry brown genuine leather, charcoal wool, and dusty rose silk (for the lining). There wasn’t time to create original jacket design for myself, so I used a Burdastyle pattern from a previous project, (see jacket here). The jackets...

Back to Our Roots with 80’s Fashion & Boyfriend Style Cashmere Jackets

Boyfriend Style 80s Blazer Sports Jacket

Back to our Roots Those of us born in the 80’s likely feel a strong attachment to the decade. And just as we who lean on our mothers for support as we become mothers ourselves might begin to resemble them, we who have added Adidas Originals to our wardrobes are also dressing like them too. Especially in our family where my father, who played professional football, had a shoe contract with Adidas. He was always bringing home interesting new things for us to wear. Today with woman multitasking more than ever, a country-style sports jacket traditionally worn by men can be a fantastic fit for today’s millennial woman. With a...

Matching Champagne Wool Coats with Cognac Leather & Wide Collars

100% Long Champagne Wool Coat jacket with cognac honey leather cuffs buttons and extra wide collar, matching mom, handmade, couture, black suede over knee boot

This year, Gigi and I are wearing the new coats I have available for sale in my  A N A G R A S S I A  shop. (Read about last year’s annual “AUNTIE & ME” matching wool cashmere coats here.) The coats are made from 100% champagne wool and cognac leather. My coat (the adult style) cuffs are made from genuine cognac leather and Gigi’s (kid’s) cuffs are made with beige (100%) wool. Both coats are fully lined with polyester lining or tencel. (*Tencel is a sustainable & cellulose fabric which has a great weight & drape. It’s also breathable and warmer than other lining fabrics.) The enclosures are made from genuine leather cognac buttons. With the exception of the...

Matching Red Tweed, Cashmere, & Genuine Leather Custom Jackets for Gigi & Cha Cha Mimi

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Photos by Photography by Anastassia Have you ever found a beautiful fabric that was so perfect that you were afraid to do anything with it? A bad design or an errant cut could ruin it forever (or so you think). This red tweed was definitely such a challenge. During a Christmas 2014 sale, I purchased an absolutely amazing red tweed wool fabric and honey leather buttons from Britex Fabrics. I had my eyes on the red tweed for a very long time before I purchased it. The price was well over $100/yd and I wasn’t sure if the material and colors were as vibrant as they appeared to be online....

Kelsey’s Champagne Nude Silk Wool and Ivory Lace Wedding Rehearsal Dress

Wedding rehearsal champagne silk wool jersey ivory alencon lace dress

As I watched Kelsey making sure every guest at her wedding was having a good time, well fed, and comfortable, I couldn’t help but smile and reminisce. Some things never change. After my first year of college at a small private university in my hometown, I transferred to the University of Michigan. I was very nervous that I wouldn’t be able to find my place at such a large and competitive university. Yet, in my very first class at Michigan (which was a small seminar that I had no business being in…must have been fate), I met Kelsey and Michigan felt less intimidating. Kelsey, being her kind and friendly self,...