The lovely Averi Bell had Chemline’s Holiday collection out on display for all of us to drool over. I fell in love with a cute little crop top. Even though it was made from hemp it was super soft. Other new looks included a trench with an oversized collar, Katherine Hepburn inspired trousers (which Averi paired with the crop top), floaty shift dresses, structured jackets, and silky smooth jumpsuits made from peace silk. I’m always amazed by Averi’s fashion forward vision, which incorporates a blend of different genres and themes. Her pieces are expertly tailored and feature architectural embellishments.
There were also a few new looks from ISM Mode, Lavuk, and Tatania Inglis on display in addition to some lovely recycled leather bags from Vancouver-based designer Ashley Watson and art deco inspired pieces from Tiffany Kunz.
Tiffany’s jewelry is beautiful and it also stands alone as works of art. She also collaborated on a dress with Lavuk adding her signature hammered reclaimed metal accent to a slinky cocktail dress.
One shopper tried on a festive blouse from ISM Mode. It looked adorable on her. It was almost as if Inka Sherman had her in mind when making it.
Of course a number of fashionable folks were in attendance. We all enjoyed wine and cupcakes while listening to the eclectic musings of Jessica Fichot and her band. The group’s sound is a fusion of gypsy jazz and Chinese and Latin American folk music. If you’re into French Chanson check out Jessica’s debut Le Chemin.
If you haven’t visited Chemline Boutique I suggest you stop by. Toss aside any misconceptions you have about eco-friendly sustainable clothing. In fact, Chemline’s garments have an upscale look and give off a fun vibe. Along with the other lines she carries Averi’s shop has everything you need to build a refined and versatile wardrobe with accessories to match. (504 Chung King Court L.A. CA. 90012 Thurs – Sat 11 am – 7 pm)Narrative and photos by Nikki Neil