i started working out ideas for a fall 2010 collection for the shops. the pleated blouse is a new style and available here in a really unique fabric. it smells like silk but is mostly cotton and wool. i think it would be cute worn over a striped t-shirt too. for the shops (next year) the blouse will be available in a guazy wool from italy in dark teal, burnt orange or black. i can’t wait to sew these up, the fabric is so incredible and the colors so rich. the new grey tee is simple but seems like one of those things you want to put on a few days out of the week. i pretty much live in my jeans, blouses and t-shirts all layered up through winter.