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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Falling in Love with Romanic Fashion

Yesterday I was on Pinterest looking for images of “Inspirational Women” for an upcoming art installation I am working on. Somehow I slipped down a rabbit hole and discovered Ivey Abitz. Oh my word! All of my favorite literary characters and fantasies such as Anne of Green Gables, Jane Eyre, and Mary Poppins somehow seemed to join forces to become a fashionable delight.

Celia Shirt sh-celia - Ivey Abitz Bespoke

The husband and wife team of Cynthia Ivey Abitz and Joshua Ivey Abitz  use lovely fabrics gathered from all over the world as well as special touches such as 100 year old buttons and lace to create their designs.

Veranda Shirt Jacket sh-veranda-sh-jkt - Ivey Abitz Bespoke

The designs are a collection of bespoke garments, meaning they are made specifically for you.

Blanchefleur Duster Coat jkt-blanchefleur-dc - Ivey Abitz Bespoke

 All the clothing has French seaming which means it is as lovely inside as out.

Fitz Frock dr-fitz-fr - Ivey Abitz Bespoke

I adore that all of the clothing is handmade in the United States.

Alouette Frock dr-alouette - Ivey Abitz Bespoke

Given that the designs are custom made, using the best fabrics and trims, they are a bit pricey. But no doubt you would wear the classic pieces over and over. 

Holkham Hall Vest vest-hh - Ivey Abitz Bespoke

I would totally wear any of these outfits particularly while watching Downton Abbey. How about you?

Laura

17 comments :

Auntie Em said...

Very pretty! Beautiful detailing on their outfits. I love French seaming detail. I would maybe pick out a piece or two to add to an outfit. I don't think I could manage a whole outfit of frills and ruffles all day! lol
It's so easy to get waylaid on Pinterest. How many times have I gone looking for inspiration for something simple and ended up searching for something I had no idea I ever needed to check out! I call it a Time Warp! :)

lynn cockrell said...

Laura, you are a girl after my heart as I, too, love this layered and feminine style. It seems to have been a part of my make up. I love the look and feel of it. The older I became, the more I have fallen in love with the style. The look in home decor is also one that appeals to me too, using neutrals, such as in the outfits you featured in your post. I am always searching for pictures that exemplify the layered style for my "Fashion Moi" Pinterest board. Thank you for introducing me to Ivy Abitz. You might enjoy browsing another site boho-area.livejournal.com, They have a Pinterest site as well. Your post on the subject is beautiful!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This looks like you, I especially love that black wrap dress. Gorgeous.

Cranberry Morning said...

Ha! Yes, I was just thinking that Mary Crawley would look gorgeous in any of these, but that pale blue is my absolute favorite. How gorgeous is that!

Vel Criste said...

Amen! I especially love the last one!

Louise said...

Beautiful, but you could make these yourself!

Linda said...

Oh my goodness. Thanks for showing me this site, another way that I could spend money, LOL. ;) I ADORE this style of fashion - I don't know that I'd wear the full outfits as shown, but I love the pieces that I would pair with other items that I already own. I'm very picky when it comes to clothes - I never like to look like anyone else and always seek out original items.

Lorrie said...

I've admired Ivey Ibitz for awhile now. I like the look but feel like I would be playing dress up. However, I could take pieces and incorporate them into my wardrobe, mixing up the looks a little. For example, the vest in the last photo would go well with jeans or a plain skirt.

Lorrie said...

That should be Ivey Abitz.....

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love finding romantic looking clothing on Pinterest, too, Laura. Unfortunately, I find that a lot of them are out of my budget ( or I should rephrase that to, I WON'T pay some of the prices). I just can't see paying almost $100.00 for a top. I have found a few places that are not too crazy with their prices and have purchased a few things. Even thrifting you can find some great romantic looking pieces. I would like to try upcycling some clothing into a romantic look, and you can see a lot of romantic looking items on Etsy that are done that way.

Karena Albert said...

Laura they are not as classic as the pieces I usually wear,though I love the second dress!
Xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Karena Albert said...

Actually the 1st black and while dress!

Dayle said...

These are pretty but I'm afraid they'd make me look like the broad side of a barn with all those layers, but I do love them.

BeBetsy - Smashingly Good Living said...

Love all of these so much. The final look of gray and white is to die for. May have to try to recreate. Thanks for all of these.

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

So beautiful!

My cousin hand sews costumes for the Atlanta History Museum, using historically correct materials and styles. Because I've heard about and seen her methods, I appreciate really well made clothing. It's worth the price and you are correct in saying you will wear it forever. So glad you found this duo for us!

stoneleafandcompany.com said...

I was totally thinking Downtown Abbey. Beautiful designs.

K Quinn said...

I love these designs. Sigh! Time to start saving.