Amelie de Montmartre a mini collection...

Dear Friends! I´m back again withmy blog after many weeks of work with the mini collection I created for this fall / winter -18. Inspired by the fantastic movie Amelie de Montmartre...
 
 
With christmas favourites on the radio and a warm cup of tea and milk I am sitting in my studio at Grevgatan in Stockholm writing this post... 
 
I really had so much fun creating the gaments for this mini collection . Every fabric , yarn and location for the photo shoot were chosen carefully to match the idea I had in my head. 
The great artist Yayoi Kusama was also a great inspiration for this work. This you can easily see by all the dots that predominates in the knits and skirts of this collection.
 
 
The wiiig !!! Amelie has a very caracteristic hairstyle in the movie . I talked to my model Vilma about changing her hairstyle to create a more reliable look and she was happy with the idea. So from there I started to look for the perfect wig and after 2 weeks of search I found it !!! 
What do you think ? I even wore it myself transforming into Amelie to get even more inspired...
 
                                            Amelie  Part 1...
 
 
The skirt is made in a scuba fabric , lovely to work with and resulted just how I imagined it. The sweater is hand knitted in soft alpaca and angora....
 
                                                  Amelie Part 2...
 
 
The wrapdress had to be in this collection as it has become almost my trademark and my customers love it... Here In two different eco cotton fabrics to create an ilusion of skirt and blouse...
 
                                                Amelie Part  3...
 
 
Chunky Knits are also a must in every fall and winter for me. Here combined with a silk shiffon plated skirt...
The location for the photo shoot was in Stockhom old town to create the perfect Montmartre sensation...
 
                                                      Amelie part  4...
 
 
The silk shiffon plated skirt here in lovely light grey and a matching hand knitted sweater with dots , a looot of dots...
 
                                                             Amelie Part 5...
 
 
 
Knits with tiny bubbles... Hand knitted in soft baby alpaca.
 
                                             Amelie Part 6...
 
 
More knits with tiny bubbles here with a silk shiffon plated skirt in dark blue...
 
                                                         Amelie part 7...
 
 
Green and blue... This fall , why not ? I love this outfit with a green hand knitted alpaca cardigan and a dark blue plated skirt... It is a happy outfit !!
 
                                                    Amelie the last part...
 
 
 
The Penskirt had to be a part of this collection. Here in a super soft cotton jersey. Availabe in two colours , pink and grey. The chunky cardigan with stripes is hand knitted in a mix of mohair and wool...
 
Dear friend I hope that you have enjoyed this little collection as much as I had with the making of it.
Stay tuned for the holiday Collection this december... watch it on FB or instagram this whole week and the weeks to come... Like the page if you like ... <3
 
Kisses / Andrea Labbé
 
 
 
 
 
                                                 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fall ,Citrouille and the Clementine Blouses...

Dear Blog reading friends ! We are now in middle of autumn and the work with this collection so far has been a great joy for me... 
As I have written before I like to create something special for every holiday that comes during the year and this Halloween was no exception... I have named this collection to Citrouille meaning Pumpkin in french...
Cozy handknitted knits , Aline skirts and silk satin blouses where all part of this mini collection of Fall and Halloween. 
As you can see the colour of this year predominated  ( mustard yellow or pumkin yellow )and don´t they look adorable my 3 sweet supermodels...
 
 
We had the best time together , models , photographer and stylist all beginning with a cozy lunch and then finding the best location for this photo shoot. This time we worked at Ulrikdals Slottsträdgård... A wonderful place that you must visit if you are in Sweden...
Three tiny pumpkins were the only props that we took with us , the tiny one representing my loving niece Dominique. This was her first but I am sure not the last time she is my model....  Warning for Cuteness shock !!!
 
Citrouille part 1...
 
 
 
 
These three outfits Part of the Citrouille Collection are all unique and limited edition... All models wearing unique A-line skirts and cozy hand knitted knits...
For this special collection I also designed a wrap dress. Made in the softest velvet that you can find and with a print that pretty much represents this season in colour and dramatic light ... Fall expressed in a fabric...
 
This is Citrouille Part 2...
 
 
 
 
What do you think ? 
 
 Citrouille little outfit part 3...
 
 
Combining the rose skirt with a romanitc embroided blouse... 
 
Citrouille Part 4...
 
 
The Rose Aline skirt here together with a cozy hand knitted pure mohair sweater...
Just have to say that the more I work with yellow in all shades the more I want to continue to have this colour a part of all collections that I create...
What do you think ? 
Yellow makes us happy!!!
 
And here the last part ... Citroulle part 5...
 
 
The Rose skirt and the sweetest silk satin blouse in this last outfit...
 
 
I hope that you have enjoyed my work and that I have inspired you in some way , this is the goal with my blog... ;-)
 
                                   The Clementine Blouses AW / 18
 
Continuing now with the presentation of this Fall and winter collection and the time has come to the Clementine blouses...Made in the lovliest embroided fabric that I could find.
 
                                   Model ; Vilma Huss
                                   Photographer ; Morine Labbé
                                   Location ; Rosendals Trädgård
 
 
Vilma taking in all the beatuy of this wonderful place in Stockholm... Rosendals trädgård...
 
And the Clementine blouse in all it´s splendor...
 
 
Here the Clementine blouse in a powder pink embroided  fabric with silver plated details...
 
 
 
 
This blouse is so romantic and I prefer to wear it with my favourite pair of jeans and som heels...
 
The last blouse in this trilogy is the one in the It colour of this season...
 
 
 
So My Dear friends! I hope that you have enjoyed reading and looking at our work... yes I know I am the designer but my work would be nothing with all the professional work from people that I love so Thank you so much from my heart to my models, Vilma , Morine and Dominique for always making my work even more passionate to me...
I also want to thank my mother Nancy for all of her support in my work and creative ideas....
I am truly a fortunate woman to be able to work with my passion in life... 
 
Bissous / Love / Andrea Labbé
 
 
 
 
 
 

An Open shop and the Dominique Blouses AW/18...

Dear friends ! My shop has now been open for 3 weeks  , fridays and some saturdays and it feels so good to be back again...
The season opening was a succes and I am so happy that so many of you came by this evening. We shared many laughs over a glass of wine or two and to see the honest joy of my sweet customers of beeing together again in my shop warmed my designer heart... Thank you from the bottom of my soul and I hope to share many wonderful moments with you all as the season rolls on..
My talented Opera singing friends made the evening even more joyful... Thank you from my heart Pernilla and Maggie!! Love you!
Here are some pictures of sweet people in my little shop these past weeks... Enjoy cause they are all wonderful on the inside and outside and I am blessed to have them all in my life...
 
My dad... Love!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweet Little moments that will stay with me forever...And I must coute : When you buy from a small business, an    actual person does a little happy dance... So true <3
 
                                                                   The Dominique Blouses... AW/18
 
As always I want to talk  about the design from this New season and tell you a little about what inspired me and of course to share some pictures of the garments. Today the time has come for the Dominique Blouses.. All made one of one in cotton viscose fabrics and lovely details on the back of tiny , tiny black buttons. This gives  the blouse a little luxury feeling and you can easy dress it up or down... The jewellery I created for this blouse are Big and chunky bracelets and earrings in tones that match every blouse, unique and one of one too... The inspiritaion to create these blouses I found in my garden and green house and I know that you will see why...:-)
                                              
                                                              Model ; Vilma Huss
       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I hope that you liked the limited edition Dominique blouses inspired and created in Sweden by Me...
 
Now time to get ready for an open shop , today It is open from 15 to 18 hours  , welcome for a cozy AW if you are in the neighborhood. Tomorrow saturday the shop will be open from 13 hours for the launch of my sons designed T-shirts and you are all welcome of course...
Happy Friday Dear friends !
 
Kisses / Andrea Labbé
Designer