LADY OF THE DUNES

SO, ITS BEEN A WHILE.

OVER A YEAR, TO BE PRECISE, (AND THE SPIRIT OF A NEW YEAR CALLS FOR TAKING STOCK AND ACCOUNTABILITY), SINCE WE'VE WRITTEN ABOUT OUR ADVENTURES IN THIS LITTLE SPACE OF OURS. 

SORRY FOR BEING THE WORST. 

LOTS HAS HAPPENED OVER HERE, WE MOVED TO A BEAUTIFUL NEW WORK SPACE IN RED HOOK, WE'VE GROWN OUR LITTLE TRIBE AND JUST FINISHED OUR NEW COLLECTION FOR MODA OPERANDI, HERE.

THE WHOLE COLLECTION IS BLUE AND WHITE, AND FEATURES ALL OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS: SOFT CHAMBRAYS AND INDIGOS, FABRIC CORDS AND HAND TIED KNOTS AND OF COURSE, JUMPSUITS. AND, WE INTRODUCED A NEW PIECE, WHATS POSSIBLY OUR FAVORITE THING WE'VE EVER MADE, A CAFTAN CALLED THE DUNE. WHICH BRINGS US TO OUR LATEST ADVENTURE OUTSIDE OUR STUDIO WALLS:

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WE WERE LIKE, 100% NOT FEELING THE CITY SLUSH FOR CHRISTMAS. SO WE DID A HOP SKIP AND A JUMP AND LANDED IN THE CALIFORNIA DESERT. ANXIOUS TO SHOW THE DUNE AROUND, WE DROVE FOR A LITTLE.

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AND BROUGHT ALONG SOME OF OUR FAVORITE SIDEKICKS: BROTHER NO. 2 (PHOTOGRAPHER)

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AND OF COURSE OUR CUTE MAMA (LOCATION SCOUT):

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IT WAS A PRETTY DECENT VIEW. YOU KNOW HOW WE FEEL ABOUT BIG ROCKS AND BLUE SKY.

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AND THE DUNE DRESS AGREED SHE LIKED IT HERE. SO WE DECIDED TO STAY A WHILE.

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DUNE IS MADE FROM THE SOFTEST INDIAN COTTON AND HAND BLOCK PRINTED WITH A SACRED CALF. IF AN EDWARDIAN NIGHTGOWN AN INDIAN DASHIKI GOT TOGETHER, SHE WOULD BE THEIR LOVECHILD.

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WHEN THE SUN STARTED TO SET WE THREW ON OUR BLUE MOON JACKET, AS YOU DO.

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THE LANDSCAPE FELT LIKE SOMETHING OUT OF THE LITTLE PRINCE, DESOLATE AND DRY AND BEAUTIFUL WITH A CERULEAN SKY. WE DO ALWAYS TRY AND MATCH THE SKY.

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NOW WE'RE BACK IN NEW YORK WHERE ITS VERY FRIGID INDEED. BUT WE ARE WEARING OUR DUNE IN THE COMFORT OF OUR TREEHOUSE, WITH CENTRAL HEATING AND MEMORIES OF THE SUN IN OUR HEAD. WE REMIND OURSELVES THAT SPRING, EVENTUALLY DOES ALWAYS COME AGAIN. AND IN THE MEANTIME, YOU CAN PRETEND INDOORS WITH DUNE. YOU CAN SCORE YOUR OWN CAFTAN OF HEAVEN ON MODA:

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OR YOU CAN CONTACT US DIRECTLY TO GET HER. WE'RE PARTIAL TO THE HOLY COW, BUT WE MAKE HER IN LOTS OF PRINTS. IF YOU WANNA, GO HERE.

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SORRY WE'VE BEEN SHITTY PEN PALS. WE'RE GONNA BE BETTER. THANKS FOR BEING LOVELY.

 

 

VIBES: A LOVE STORY.

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AND SO, IT SEEMED, THE TIME HAD FINALLY COME FOR ONE OF OUR NEAREST AND DEAREST TO GET MARRIED, TO ANOTHER OF OUR DEAREST.

IN THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE THIS ADVENTURE WOULD TAKE PLACE, BUT FIRST,

BACK IN NEW YORK, WE WERE FINISHING BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES BEFORE BOARDING A FLIGHT:

AND JUST BECAUSE WE HAD A FEW SPARE HOURS AND WERE REALLY FEELING INSPIRED, WE DECIDED TO MAKE A JACKET FOR THE BLUSHING BRIDE, THE FABULOUS FOUCHE HERSELF. MADE OUT OF SHIRRED CHIFFON, AND INSPIRED BY SEA FORMS AND THE BOLSHOI BALLET: 

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AND THEN, HOLY CRAP! IT WAS REALLY TIME TO LOAD UP THE TRUNKS AND GO!

AND WE LANDED HERE: 

IT WAS POURING WITH RAIN, IN TYPICAL BRITISH FASHION, BUT THE SUN BROKE THROUGH JUST IN TIME TO SHINE DOWN ON THE HAPPY COUPLE.

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WE WASTED ZERO TIME IN GETTING THE BRIDE IN BOHEMIA (THE GEORGIA BLOOM JACKET) FOR HER REHEARSAL DINNER:

IN TYPICAL FOUCHE FASHION, SHE WAS AS CHILLED AS COULD BE ON THE EVE BEFORE THE DAY.

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AND THEN THE DAY CAME. AND WE ALL DONNED CORAL CHIFFON:

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AND FUSSED AROUND OUR GIRL. 

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SHE PREPPED IN ABOUT 20 MINUTES FLAT. AND WAS AS GLOWING AND AS CALM AND AS EXQUISITE AS ANY BRIDE WE'VE EVER SEEN. 

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I MEAN:

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WE CAN'T EVEN CRACK A JOKE. THEY LOOKED SUBLIME. 

AS DID THE HISTORIC GROUNDS WHERE THE SHINDIG TOOK PLACE:

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THE DINNER TOOK PLACE AT THE APTLY NAMED "PLEASURE GROUNDS"

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ONE OF OUR FELLOW BEAUTY BRIDESMAIDS, IN THE BOHEMIA INDIAN BLANKET JACKET:

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HUDDLING:

TIME TO EAT. 

WITH A SPECIAL MENU DRAWN BY OUR FAIR HANDS AND INSPIRED BY THE INSANELY CHIC COUPLE:

WE DINED IN A BEAUTIFUL PRINTED TENT ON THE MOST DIVINE FOOD BY OUR DARLING FRIEND AIMEE HIRSCH.

AND DANCED AND DANCED.

WE MADE A LITTLE SPEECH TO TOAST OUR FAVOURITES,

(WHICH WE CAN'T QUITE REMEMBER NOW, THERE WAS A LOT CHAMPAGNE THAT DAY)

BUT WE DID ADMIT THAT WE HAD INITIALLY HAD WANTED THE GROOM FOR OURSELVES UPON FIRST MEETING F…AND WHO CAN BLAME US? HE'S A PRINCE AMONG MEN, PERFECT FOR OUR JEWEL. 

 IT WAS TRULY LOVELY TO WITNESS TWO PEOPLE SO WELL SUITED AND BEAUTIFUL FOR EACHOTHER. WARMS OUR CYNICAL NEW YORK SOUL.

AND TO CLAIRE,

BUKOWSKI COMES TO MIND:

"SHE'S MAD BUT SHE'S MAGIC, THERE'S NO LIE IN HER FIRE"

EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU IS GENUINE AND WARM AND PASSIONATE AND GRACIOUS AND MAD AND MAGIC. YOU ARE EVEN MORE MAGIC TOGETHER WITH F.

I LOVE YOU.

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BACK IN NEW YORK NOW. EVERYTHING SEEMS LESS GLAMOUROUS. 

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