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
 
 
 
 
 
 

Colder days , youtube and the margot chocolat dress...

Dear friends... Colder days are here with rain, wind and  summer days suddenly feels so far away... Still I must say that this is one of my favourite seasons of the year...Autumn...mmm ...Love!!!
The colors of the nature ,to lit a fire , the calm days at home  , cozy knits and a lot of comfort food with the ones you love  with a glass of wine or two is pretty much what autumn is for me... The inspiration is everywhere and not to mention all the wonderful cultural activities we take the time to do this time of the year , it is like a blessing for a creative soul like me....
The planning of the dinner especially on weekends are the best this time of the year , a dish of warm food just tastes better when it is cold outside and if it rains even better...
 
Isn´t Italian cooking the best comfort food in the world!?! I so agree with Sofia Loren and qoute her famous lines - Everything you see I owe to spaghetti!!! Love it!!!! My Italian heritage is never so present when it comes to food and maybe my temperament of course...
 
Dear Friends I am so happy to let you all know that my design is now on Youtube... Yeeees it is sooo wonderful and I am so happy with the result!! My Dear sister is the one that has helped me with everything regarding this and she did a great work. Just look for Andrea Labbé Design on youtube and you will find the first material of this new adventure for me...
The blouse that you will see is the Clementine Blouse with my beautiful model Vilma. Enjoy Dear friends!
 
                                         The Margot Chocolat Dress and a little handpainted leather bag...
 
 
The Margot Chocolate dress and the little hand painted bag with cats is a perfect match don't you think ? The dress is made in a super soft cotton lycra and can be matched with many colours . The dress is very easy to dress up or down as in the picture my model is wearing mesh socks with glitter ...and why not ???The bag is made in leather with the cutest naif cat painting...
 
 
Dear friends , that is all for this time! I hope that you enjoyed it!
Remember that beauty is how you feel inside and it reflects in your eyes...
                                    Sofia Loren...
 
A lot of kisses and a happy weekend Dear friends!
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