A little blogging a day keeps the doctor Away...

Dear Friends! This is so fun!! I am so happy for the response I got yesterday with the Blog so I decided to write a little here and a little there and maybe it is true , that a little blogging a day keeps the Doctor Away...:-) hihi....
Today has been a day of creating New bags for this new season. So after the Gym I drove to my studio in the city and worked the whole day on the Big bags for this season. I love to decorate them with lovely patterns on paper I find everywhere  and I have been doing this for every new season in my shop . Belive it or not the bags tend to finish when a season comes to an end... I promise , every end of season ... the bags are gone it is time to make new ones wich i Love!!!
                                                    The Margot Dresses...
 
 
So today it is time to talk about the dresses I created for this FW /18... I have named them Margot .
I am truly very happy with this collection of dresses. They are all limited edition and some of them are made one of one... As I like it to be... No massproduction here and every single one is created and produced in Sweden. This is my way to have a sustainable bussiness and it feels good!
 
My  sweet model Vilma is wearing the Margot Dress with Big Flowers a handknitted Biggie scarf and the Big glass heart necklace from this New collection. All handmade...
The dresses of this collection are very feminine and romantic. With or without flowers, in colours that we love to use in Autumn...
 
Flowers , can anyone get enough of them? I sure can not !!! With lovely fabrics with flowers  we can light up dark days of autumn and winter ahead of us... So add a little flowers to your outfits and life !!! I for sure could not live without them!!!
 
Have a nice evening Dear Friends!
 
Kiss / Andrea Labbé
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Happy Birthday Dear Little Shop of Mine ...

Dear Friends! May is already here and with it so many things that happen together this time of the year... It can sometimes feel a little exhausting to have to attend to everything that life this time of year offers... Days are brighter and the spirit to do joyful things increases for all of us in Scandinavia. It is like we have been in hibernation , we all bloom up like exotic wonderful plants reaching out for sun and warmth... 
I do not know about you but I sometimes long for the rain and grey days in the summer , I mean a really rainy day that obliges you to stay at home and light a fire.... In the summertime I can really long for that feeling....
The past week it was time to present some of this  spring and summers blouses... The first one out was the Consuelo Blouse...
The consuelo blouse is available in 3 different fabrics, this white and blue is sold out but it is still available in a red wonderful viscose fabric....
And in a black silk shiffon fabric with purple flowers...
I worked with a double flounce on the arm inspired by the many lovely flamenco dresses I get to see when I am in Spain... I think that you can find a lot from Spain in my designs as for me it is the Country where I love to be during our vacations ... Everything about Spain is inspiring... The food , the sun , the people , the colors , flamenco and of course all wonderful nature with flowers I could only dream of having here in my home in Sweden...
The second Blouse I presented in my shop this week was the Lily Rose tied blouse...
 
A blouse so feminine and preppy. I worked with two different fabrics in this blouse , both silk shiffon with satin details...
The black with the lovliest pattern of creme roses and the second one in purple with a crazy pattern with roses and all the colors that you can imagine...
 
Both blouses easy to dress up or down with skirts or trousers...
And finally the last blouse that arrived in the little boutique this week was the Thea Fleur Blouse...
A blouse available in two fabrics... The first one in a silk shiffon fabric with a pattern that reminds me of a painting... Take a closer look to the crazy arms... wide and full of flounces.The style of this blouse is also easy to dress up or down. Vilma ( my super model ) is wearing the blouse with a pair of jeans , add high heels and Cocktails here I come... :-)
I had the pleasure as always to spend time and get to know new customers this week. I am already looking forward to what this week has to offer in all kinds of ways that has to do with my work...
Here some pictures from happy moments in the boutique this week...
 
And lastly, here´s a picture of me packing in all of my shops´ external decoration after a wonderful working day....
 
The 28th of April was my shops Birthday and this year It celebrated 6 years of existence... I sometimes have to pinch myself to realize that it is true that I have had the wonderful pleasure to open my own , really only my own little boutique with my creations and that I have been able to persist for such a long time... It really does not feel as 6 years because it is like we always say - Time flies when you are having fun!!!
Happy Birthday Dear little Shop of mine!
 
A hole in the wall with my design... What more can I say... - Thankful so thankful...
 
I wish you all a happy continuation of May and stay tuned, for more is yet to come in this Spring and Summer Collection 2018 ! 
 
With Love / Andrea Labbé
 
 
 

Not enough time in this time of the year...

Dear Blog Friends ! 
I never got the time that I wanted to be able to write in my blog in Easter .. I am so sorry for this and the only excuse I have is that this time of the year means so much work for me , with a new collection taking place in my boutique and all the work around it with pictures, organizing the shop etc, etc... This is a one woman show and sometimes 24 hours a day isn´t enough time to do all that you want... So , so sorry for this...
The week just before easter we made the photoshooting of some of this seasons wrapdresses and coats... I had the pleasure and luck to work with my talented cousin and actress Rebecca Labbé and the pictures were so lovely... Here she is wearing the wrap dress I named Alexandre... A lot of drama in that name and I think in the dress too and Rebecca gave it the perfect expression...
I love the combination of the black mini flowers fabric and the details in red...Don´t you ? 
Next dress is the Antoinette wrap dress...
 
Love this fabric , gives a little mediterranian , chic feeling with all the shades of blue... After this dress we took the pictures of two dresses in the same fabric but different colours... I named the dress Amelie wrap dress... Here in dark blue with lovely flowers...
 
And here in nude...
 
 
So this was the first production of this seasons wrapdresses... A small production of dresses as always made in my atelier in Stockholm... Sustainable all the way as always working with eco fabrics in pure cotton viscose...
That week as every week in my little shop I took some pictures of sweet customers ... I am truly so blessed for all of the unconditional love they show for my work and I never get tired of repeating this...
 
 
And my beautiful mother that I have the pleasure to have in my shop every friday as she loves to paint in the ceramic atelier and enjoy some time with my customers and friends...
 
The week after that it was time to prepare for the next photoshoot with my sweet model Vilma and in between organize a baby shower for my little sister Maureen . She will be a mom in only 2 months and we are all so exited and happy of course....
The first shooting was the Easter outfit I created especially for Easter... A handknitted chunky mohair cardigan with big wooden buttons and a sweet little skirt to match the outfit... This was the result... I hope that you like it !
 
 
I think we managed to create a really Eastery feeling in these pictures...Don't you think ?:-)
 
The next photoshoot was with the long dress / skirt with butterflies and three little cardigans handknitted in chunky mohair I made for these outfits... I worked with pastel colours making every detail by hand in this cardigans...
 
First out the soft minty colour one...
 
I named this cardigans BELLE...
And here with the long skirt / dress in a pure cotton fabric and lovely butterlies...
 
 
Next one was the Belle cardigan in soft baby pink and the matching little skirt / dress...
 
 
And I made the Belle cardigan in baby blue too , but the last outfit you can see here in my window display as I was not ready with the knitting of it when we had the photoshot...
 
So as you can see  my work in the little studio never stops this time of the year... Ideas never seem to stop and the more I create the more I want to create... It is crazy I know but I love it ...
Last but not least a picture of my sweet clients that friday in the boutique when this last windowdisplay was created...
 
Ending this blog for now so I can continue writing on sundays as I used to do ... And this sunday I will find the time !!! I promise you !!! 
 
Happy continuation of this week Dear friends! 
 
Love / Andrea Labbé