ERMIE Silk Tee in the "Mexico" Print in Azul. 100 % Silk. Slips on, no closures.
ERMIE Tank Dress. 100% washed silk. Slips on, no closures, comes with a matching belt (not pictured). Shown here in an as of yet untitled print, a collaboration with artist Tomory Dodge, in the "Light" colorway. There is a "Shadow" (darker) colorway as well.
ERMIE Short Sundress. Shown here in the "Prism" Print in Ultraviolet. 100% Silk. Hidden side zip, back keyhole hook and eye closure. Pockets, fully lined.
Some show and tell for this Friday! I hope you enjoy these warm weather looks from the upcoming ERMIE SS '12 collection. There is much more to come, including some accessories collaborations, and pieces in linen. I'll share as I start to receive more samples back!
Have a great weekend!
P.S. The meeting went well yesterday! It was with a (very sweet) rep from Anthropologie! I'll share more info as the project (hopefully) progresses. Thanks everyone for your supportive comments!
Hi! I've been very busy preparing for an important, exciting meeting that is taking place tomorrow! I really wish I could say more...but I'm: a. Superstitious and b. Will hopefully have more to actually tell you (eventually ;) after the meeting. So, if I owe you an email, a call, a piece of writing, a thank-you note...please bear with me: I will try to be in touch as soon as I can!
My friend Emilyn (a really, really, good egg, that one) generously allowed me to temporarily take over her studio space for my meeting so I could have more room to spread out and not stress about cleaning my house (my tiny studio is located within my home). Emilyn is a textile junkie like myself, and I snapped a few images of some of the interesting & beautiful objects in her space.
Also: I still plan on selling a few one-offs/ samples/ scrap yardage from ERMIE FW '11 here on this blog, starting next week.
Good News: If you missed out on theAfter Party dresspictured above, there are a few After Party print dresses at Myrtle that are similar to the pictured dress, but with a one- length hem instead of the bi-level hem!
Experimenting with some digitally printed linen for spring. The above is a fragment of a new ERMIE SS '12 print on Belgian Linen. Washed and dried several times to soften the linen.
This fabric is interesting--at first I was disappointed because there were small patches of ink that were lifting off of the linen, due to the limitations of the ink with penetrating the thick, nubby texture of the fabric...but the more I washed it, the more I liked it. Especially when combined with this predominately blue print...the fabric resembles old Japanese indigo dyed textiles.
The ERMIE Solstice Print Dress is featured in the current issue of Standard Magazine. The Solstice print is actually developed from an iPhone photo of holiday lights reflected in a frosty window, taken on the date of the winter solstice in 2010. It also intentionally resembles a starry night sky! Created by Kelly La Plante, Standard Magazine features sustainable and eco-conscious design. It's chock full of beautiful design and inspiration. Please take a look!
Last week I visited the lovely new Echo Park boutique, Myrtle. Owner/proprietress Whitney Bickers opened the boutique (named after her grandmother) late last year as a showcase for female indie designers & makers such as Dusen Dusen , Dull Diamond**, Shabd, Hetterson, MCMC Fragrances, and Mary Meyers, just to name a few. The store carries a carefully curated selection of products including home goods, books and periodicals, vintage and new clothing and accessories. There is an intentionally varied price range amongst these products, ensuring that there is almost certainly something for everyone's budget.
Whitney was an early supporter of my line, and actually donned an ERMIE skirt from my first full collection just for the occasion of my visit (so sweet & thoughtful). It makes me so happy to see someone following their dreams and Making. It. Happen.
If you are in L.A., please stop by Myrtle and support this fantastic new business (and perhaps you'll be seeing a little ERMIE at Myrtle sometime soon ;) .
2213 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles 90026
Tues-Sat 11a-7p, Sun 12-6p
** A Dull Diamond bracelet (and a super-cool vintage jacket hand selected for me by Whitney) came home with me from Myrtle. If you haven't already, you should also take a look at Dull Diamond's blog (gorgeous photography & fun layout) and colorful creations.