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
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pink October , My shop opening and the Margot grey dress...

Dear friends! Months ago it ocurred to me that I had to create something special for the month of October . The important month for cancer awearness and so this sweater was created , a very pink sweater for a very pink month.
Last friday model Vilma and I drove to Rosendals trädgård here in Stockholm where we found the perfect atmosphere for this important photoshoot. The little hat Vilma is wearing I knitted the same day and a fresh rose from my garden gave it the final touch. There wasn´t so much time but I think that we managed to create the perfect feeling that I wanted for this important cause...
Makeup in the car and fast outfit changing and off we went to the most beautiful garden in Stockholm, Rosendals trädgård , I simply love the atmosphere here and really who does not ?!? Everyone who has not been here MUST visit...
 
 In the loving memory for every cancer patient... Familiy member and friend who has lost the battle with cancer and to the ones who continue to conquer it ! We will find a cure!!!
 
 
 
 
Today I bought  ( for my whole family )the special ribbon to support the cancer foundation here in Sweden , as I always do in October. The ribbon is designed by the swedish designer Bea Szenfeld and it is made of paper ( specially treated ), she specializes in working with paper. I love the design and happy to be able to buy it... I think that we all have to contribute with what we can for this important matter !!! Then in the afternoon they annonced that the nobel prize in Medicine will go to James P.Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation !!! So wonderful news this monday of October !!! And If we continue to give and have faith we will beat this horrible disease!!!
 
 
 
My shop will open again on the 12th of October Dear friends and it will be with an Opera night . If you are interested in coming this night you will have to inbox me a message as the space is limited...
 
                                                                     Margot Grey Dress and Neko shoulder bag...
 
 
The margot dress in grey cotton jersey is a perfect match to the neko hand painted shoulder bag... This is also the last Margot dress of this Collection of dresses AW/18...
 
 
Dear friends this was all for this time...
 
Kisses / Andrea Labbé
 
 
 
 
 

Behind the scenes , rain and the Margot dress part 3...

Dear friends! I am so amazed for the wonderful response my blog is having... Thank yo so much and I hope that my work is inspiring to all of you that love sustainable fashion and things that are hand made and exclusive...
Today has been a rainy day and I decided to get some work done in my studio at home, there is always work for me here and today was no exception...
Today I want to take you behind the scenes of my work as a photographer and stylist as every photo production is designed and made by me... I love this part of my work. This particular day of photoshooting I had the help of my super creative and best photographer sister Morine. She has worked as a model for many years not only for me but for other brands like Kipling and belonged for a long time to the agency Elite Models. Having this experience she is a top make up artist ,photographer and stylist. She has just become a mom so right now she is behind the camera instead ... :-)
I have had the question so many times during these years of work from photographers that have offered their help with my photos but the answer has always been thanks but no thanks as no one could know better what I want for my pictures , that with a big exception , my sister Morine...( I am a little of a control freak when it comes to my work )...
Here she is helping me with the make up of my Super model Vilma . Preparing her for a photoshoot.
 
                                     
 
Next pictures are from the photoshoot and Morine and Vilma in action...
                                         
                                      
                                     
Working with the family is the best !!! Beside me is my mom and while Morine and Vilma work she and I and Dominique ( my sisters 3 months old daughter ) are having the best of times together ... usually laughing at my mothers fantastic humor... Yes all of you that know her knows what I am talking about... She is so funny and caring , my sweet dear little mom , I love her so...
                                     
Here a picture I took of My Super team with my new Instax camera, ... I am so happy for it!!! Thank you my sons for this gift!! My mother is the one standing with the trench coat with big flowers , she is Beautiful I knooow!!!
So this was a little from behind the scenes Dear friends ,now I have a lot of work with the new pictures that already go up tomorrow ,  I hope...
 
                                                  The Margot Dress Part 3...
This is the third dress of this AW/18 collection of dresses...Two simple colours together , nude and black that make a perfect match. Also very easy to dress up or down ... Hunter boots or high heels, you choose...
 
 
 
So this was all for this time Dear friends ! Take care and remember to love yourself !!!
Designer signing out!
 
Kisses a lot / Andrea Labbé