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A Dire Need for Dresses!

Our friend, Barbara wearing the "Diana" Dress.

Our friend, Barbara wearing the “Diana” Dress.

I am in heaven this morning!  Just received our latest shipment of new dresses!  I have to rein myself in so I don’t just try them all on!  They’re practical, appropriate for playing in the orchestra, wearing out to dinner, to auditions, interviews, performances.  They’re elegant – the Bamboo rayon drapes well, yet doesn’t cling.  It moves with you when you walk.  There’s the feminine flutter of a hemline, the sweet detail of a rosette at the small of your back, placed just so…  I love these styles and want all of them!

The big three for Fall:  The classic “Diana” dress, with it’s scoop neck, modified Empire waist and three-quarter sleeves.  It’s tea-length so it’s comfortable and covers everything.  This dress is named after one of our favorite women, Diana Dorman, of the Lamplighters Music Theatre Orchestra.  Next, we love the “Carol Ann” style, The popular cowl neckline, three-quarter sleeves, and straight style to cover the knee, take you from work to a night on the town.  This dress was named after our lovely, dynamic Fashion Director, Carol Campbell.  Then, lastly, we have my personal favorite, the “Cleora” dress.  This scoop neck style has three-quarter sleeves, each decorated with a single, charming rosette, which echo the lovely rosette which anchors the ankle-length fabric in the back.  I named this dress after my sister’s best friend, Cleora, whose beautiful 1940’s face evokes memories of wartime romance and roses under a white trellis.

Each of these dresses is available in sizes XS – 3X, in black; new colors coming!  $198.00.

My Love Affair with the Color Purple

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It’s a strange irony that Brava! Fashions really started with my search for the color purple.  I was trying to find something comfortable to wear, which packed well and was also versatile in that I didn’t know exactly I was going to be doing on my trip back home to Connecticut.  I found the exact color top I wanted, which also happened to be in 95% Bamboo/5% Spandex.  It fit.  I bought it.  Then I went back and bought a skirt.  Then another piece, then a wonderful Purple Fleece Jacket with a charming Bamboo Leaf Button Closure to top it off. I was hooked.  The irony is that I usually wear so much Black.  And when the idea came for Brava’s Performance Attire in Concert Black, I was wearing this Purple color.Purple hair put up

I love Purple, so much so, that this year after my hair dye fiasco when my hair literally turned Purple, my daughter suggested I keep it.  I don’t think so, Dear.  Not at my age.  I think the color Purple belongs in one’s closet.

However, I am very happy to be able to offer a limited number of 3/4 Length Wrap Cotton and Bamboo Fleece Wrap Jackets  for Fall, 2015.  High-collared with a charming Bamboo Leaf Button, we will have these in Purple and our popular Teal for $225.00.  Email me for details. Purple Fleece Jacket

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