Friday, March 4, 2011
Fashionable Friday Featuring LamanBlu
Laman Blu is an extremely high-quality line of designer clothing made in LA. Designer Holli Gibson has extensive industry credits, including designing women's wear for Nordstroms & Neiman Marcus.
We hear "high quality" thrown around all the time and most people just equate it with a high price tag. People who make products for a living and see the whole process know exactly what it means to forgo shortcuts in order to make a better product.
The fabric in these clothes is just beautiful. It is strong and dense, the dye is all the way through. The peacocks are embroidered richly with many colors. The gold edge trim is perfectly applied and on the inside, everything is finished with facings and re-reinforced stitching; these clothes are made to last through generations. I had seen the clothing in photos many times before but to feel the fabric in person and see the small detail is different!
I was a little worried at first about how to wash such beautiful delicate-seeming clothes but it turns out everything is machine washable and dryable.
This style is a little low-key and girly for my daughter's super funky style, but when she saw the unusual peacocks and shiny gold trim she happily donned the outfit asking if she could "wear it all day!"
The shoes are part of the new tie-on collection from Bear Feet. At $48 these tie-on boots are super affordable and available in sizes 5-16 in every imaginable color.
They're completely unisex, too. The Chestnut brown is a classic look or perhaps metallic silver for little Mr. Trendsetter.
Milena has purple boots in the first outfit and light pink with the peacock outfit.