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Late Summer Party at MaJe Gallery

Our spring fling was such a huge success that we decided to also do a Late Summer Party at MaJe Gallery.

Late summer party at MaJe Gallery August 23, 2017

 

Our two top-selling lines, Testimony Los Angeles and Zen Knits, are what we’re talking about. What makes these lines so awesome?

Both are the epitome of Easy Elegance, the motto of MaJe Gallery.

Soft fabrics, feminine designs, distinctive looks you don’t see everywhere else. This clothing is for the confident woman who enjoys both looking and feeling great in her own body. Here are a couple examples from Zen Knits. In fact, these two are arriving at MaJe this week!

Late summer party with treats like the Josephine top from Zen Knits
Transition from fall to winter with this charming tunic.
Late summer party showcases designs like tie dye jackets in black and white from Zen Knits
Need another layer as our evenings get cooler?

Top quality rayon knits that flatter your figure and are actually fun to wear. That’s what we promise from Zen Knits.

So what about Testimony Los Angeles?

Late summer party finds include these three jackets from Testimony Los Angeles
Three new jackets for Fall/Winter 2017

Living in the Northwest, ladies with style have at least half their closet filled with sweaters and jackets of various weights, lengths, colors and styles. Why? Because we like to look great no matter what the weather gods put in our path. Testimony comes to the rescue with stylish, elegant, feminine jackets for all occasions.

Girls Party at MaJe must have wine, cheese and fruit for all to enjoy
Girls Party at MaJe must have wine, cheese and fruit for all to enjoy

There will be treats! Wine, cheese, crackers, fruit…all the things we love to enjoy will be on hand.

Here’s how it works:

  • Our sales rep shows samples from the winter and holiday collections from Testimony and Zen
  • You peruse the options and choose items you want
  • We take note of your choices
  • Pay a 25% deposit
  • Manya orders for you
  • Items arrive first week of November

That’s it! Meanwhile, all us girls have a blast while keeping ourselves looking awesome!

So come on down and join us next Wednesday, August 23, from 5 – 8 pm to select your favorite items and order them for yourself!

Peridot Jewelry Plus Party Time

Peridot jewelry is what everyone is looking for these days. Not only is it the birthstone for all you August birthdays, but it is also a beautiful shade of green.

Peridot jewelry starts with the raw uncut gemstones
Raw, uncut peridot stones

Background of Peridot

Called “the extreme gem” by the Gemological Institute of America, Peridot is born of fire and brought to light, one of only two gems (Diamond is the other) formed not in the Earth’s crust, but in molten rock of the upper mantle and brought to the surface by the tremendous forces of earthquakes and volcanoes. While these Peridots are born of Earth, other crystals of Peridot have extraterrestrial origins, found in rare pallasite meteorites (only 61 known to date) formed some 4.5 billion years ago, remnants of our solar system’s birth. Peridot in its basic form, Olivine, was also found in comet dust brought back from the Stardust robotic space probe in 2006, has been discovered on the moon, and detected by instrument on Mars by NASA’s Global Surveyor. Ancients believed, quite accurately, that Peridot was ejected to Earth by a sun’s explosion and carries its healing power.

Artists Make Beautiful Peridot Jewelry

Peridot jewelry takes form by artisan Bill Booze
Stunning peridot set by Bill Booze



Many of you are aware of Bill Booze, our master faceter. Bill takes the raw stones, as in the photo at the top. He carves off each and every ledge, or facet, to bring out the maximum beauty of the stones. And did I mention how much they sparkle? Bill carves extra facets underneath to get crazy amounts of sparkle. No two alike, and this necklace and earring set here, in its unusual setting, is a perfect example. $700 for pendant, chain and earrings. (It goes up to $900 in September.)

Peridot Jewelry – Rings!

Peridot jewelry ring in sterling silver by Bill Booze
Two views of a peridot ring



Here are two views of the same ring. This is another incredible peridot featuring the masterful faceting of Bill Booze. It is a large stone weighing in at 5.3 carats. It’s very clear and a yummy shade of green. Currently sized at 7, we can make it your size within 2 weeks. $600.

Peridot jewelry in 14k yellow gold
AAA grade Peridot in 14k yellow gold



Go for the gusto with this AAA grade peridot set in 14k yellow gold. This one is the most amazing peridot I’ve ever seen. The color, clarity, size and beauty are a “must see”. This ring is currently size 6 1/4, but we can make it any size you need within 2 weeks.  $900.

More Artisan Peridot Jewelry

Peridot jewelry by Shari Both Jewelry Design
Unique Peridot jewelry by Shari Both

Long-time MaJe artist, and occasional shop girl Shari Both has been making powerful feminine jewelry for many years now. This peridot set is part of her current collection, which can be found on her very own page right here on this website.  This necklace is currently in stock. $110. Shari will make the earrings when you order, to be ready in 10 days. Click here to purchase.

IT’S PARTY TIME!

party time at MaJe Gallery this week

Mark your calendars! Our End-of-Summer Trunk Show is coming!

  • Date: Wednesday, August 23
  • Time: 5 – 8 pm
  • Where: MaJe Gallery, 409 Main St, Edmonds
  • What: Our sales rep will be here with winter and holiday samples from both Testimony Los Angeles and Zen Knits.

How it works:

  1. Look through the samples.
  2. Find what you want.
  3. Manya will order it in your size.
  4. Pay at 25% deposit.
  5. Most items will arrive the first week of November.

Until then, stay in the know by following us on Facebook!

The Perfect Summer Dress Is Here! Limited Selection

The perfect summer dress is here! Great choices from Zen Knits, Color Me Cotton, and Marcia Bloom’s one-of-a-kind skirts with matching tops. These will sell fast, so don’t wait!

The Perfect Summer Dress

The perfect dress can be found among these four choices from Zen Knits
Four great dresses from Zen Knits

Zen Knits offers easy elegance in these four great dresses. Check out the details here.

The perfect summer dress from Zen Knits in blue and green tie dye
Tie Dye summer dress with pockets!

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The perfect summer dress in shades of blue and green tie dye is brought to you by Zen Knits. Made of comfortable rayon jersey, it’s machine washable, easy to pack, and easy to wear.

The perfect summer dress from Zen Knits in teal
A lovely teal dress from Zen Knits

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An easy elegance dress in teal! A favorite color of many of you. Also from Zen Knits, this dress is great to be casual, or pair it with jewelry or a scarf to take it upscale. Made of comfortable rayon jersey, it’s machine washable, easy to pack, and easy to wear.

The perfect summer dress is this pink sleeveless dress from Zen Knits
A great dress for a summer party

Another perfect summer dress that’s great for all your summer parties. The pink and white pattern is sweet while the design is sexy.  Made of comfortable rayon jersey, it’s machine washable, easy to pack, and easy to wear. (Update July: Sold Out!)

The perfect summer dress from Zen Knits in color block black and white
Long and elegant color block dress

If you’re 5’4″ or above, you’ll love this easy elegance dress in color blocks of black, white and gray. Made of comfortable rayon jersey, it’s machine washable, easy to pack, and easy to wear. SOLD OUT!

The Perfect Summer Dress for HOT Weather

The perfect summer dress for high temperatures
Perfect for especially hot events

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The extra light weight cotton fabric in this skirt and top combo make it the perfect outfit for all your summer events that anticipate soaring temperatures. Two layers mean you don’t have to add a slip! 100% cotton, machine washable, in a lovely white and black fabric.

The Perfect Summer Dress – a Skirt!

The perfect summer dress might be a skirt by Marcia Bloom
Funky skirts, solid tanks, and great jewelry

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The one-of-a-kind skirts by Marcia Bloom are a constant best seller at MaJe Gallery. Featuring a full circle of fabric in drapey fabrics, these look good on everyone, and fit size 6 – 16 with ease. Yes, they are “one size fits most”. Shown here with coordinating tank tops from Luxe Junkie, which are also “one size fits most.” They stretch out to fit anyone! This is just a small selection of a new collection, so stop by to see them all. (Update: The floral skirt on the right, paired with the watermelon tank, has sold)

Thanks for catching up with our newest selections! If you see something here you think a friend might like, please send them a link! And be sure to follow us on Facebook to be among the first to know what deliveries we get each week.

Elegant Tie Dye? Really? Is There Such a Thing?

Is there such a thing as elegant tie dye? That’s our burning question of the day. Let’s start with a definition for “elegant.” According to Google, it means “pleasingly graceful and stylish in appearance or manner.” Synonyms are “stylish”, “graceful” and “chic.” So, the answer to our question is a resounding “YES!”

Elegant tie dye dress from Zen Knits
Elegant tie dye dress

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The subtle, ocean-inspired colors of this elegant tie dye dress are a perfect example. With its body-flattering shape, 3/4 sleeves and pockets, the casual elegance embodied here is perfect for many summer adventures. $92.

 

Elegant tie dye top in seafoam and blue from Zen Knits
Seafoam and Blue tie dye top

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This elegant tie dye top features fun colors of seafoam and blue, with a hint of butter here and there. It’s a looser, shorter section over a snug inner piece to help hide love handles. 3/4 sleeves make it comfortable to wear from spring through fall. Pair it with your favorite jeans or leggings. $96.

Casual and Elegant Tie Dye

Elegant tie dye skirt from Zen Knits
Wear this tie dye skirt with various tops

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This long, elegant tie dye skirt shows versatility depending on which top you put with it. Go super casual on the left with a white bamboo tank top. Dress it up with the flowing teal top on the right, which will also take it into fall with grace. Skirt measures 40″ from waist to hem. $76. (Teal top available below.)

Just The Teal Top

Elegant tie dye coordinating top by Zen Knits
Teal top with interesting layers and danglies

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This teal top looks great over the tie dye skirt above, as well as over your favorite jeans or black pants or leggings. The light weight of the fabric means you can wear it year-round here in the northwest. Interesting layering makes this a particularly flattering top, as well as fun to wear. Great details! $74.

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Green Gardens, Green Style – Now at MaJe Gallery

Green gardens, green style are now yours to be had at MaJe Gallery.

Green Gardens – Green Style

Green gardens green style like this beautiful mermaid garden art
Beautiful mermaid garden stake



This beautiful mermaid garden art is just what we’re talking about for green gardens, green style. Painted steel with fused glass elements, she sits on a sturdy steel stake so you an “plant” her wherever you want. Made in Washington by Celeste. $78.

Green gardens green style like these fused glass veggie markers garden art
Fused glass veggie markers for your garden

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It’s time to get planting! As you plant your tomatoes, lettuce, peas, strawberries and other garden treasures, use these artistic fused glass veggie markers as garden art to mark the spot with pride. Just $15 or get 3 for $39.

Green Style

These days, “green” signifies more than a color – it’s also a lifestyle. Natural fibers are a big part of that, and our newest collection from Zen Knits exemplifies that. Check it out.

Green gardens green style like Zen Knits tops
Natural fibers = green style

Easy to wear, comfortable style makes easy elegance a snap. Our newest collection from Zen Knits is supple rayon knits that in flattering shapes and fun patterns. This top shown here is a great example, with its handkerchief hem and asymmetrical lines. It even boasts a pocket! Machine washable and great for travel, this top along with many others arrives this week! $79. (Update 7/13: Sold out!)

Green gardens green style like this seafoam green bolero from Testimony Los Angeles
The seafoam bolero from Testimony

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Testimony Los Angeles is our top-selling line at MaJe Gallery, and for good reasons too. Top quality fabric that’s flattering and easy to care for. What more could a girl ask for? Take the bolero we have here. The color for summer is this awesome seafoam – a shade of green that looks good on quite a few of us. And the bolero shape is excellent for those of us who are a little shorter in stature – say 5’6″ and below. Manya is 5’4″ and she has three of these in various colors. The proportions work great with us shorter types. At just $98, it’s a piece you’ll keep in your closet for years. The seafoam color brightens up the summer wardrobe. Wear it with black as shown here, or jeans, or navy, or khaki – lots of options. A simple white or ivory shell is all you need, and our bamboo tank in white is a great option.

Jewelry Tutorial

I often get asked how to accessorize, so from time to time I offer a tutorial on how to do just that. Take the photo above, of the seafoam bolero over a white tank top and black pants. It’s a very simple outfit, and is just fine all by itself. But look what happens when you add a great piece of jewelry…

Green gardens green style wear a long necklace with coordinating color to tie it all together
A long necklace ties it all together



Compare the two photos above and see how the addition of the long necklace brings the three pieces (i.e. pants, top, jacket) together with ease. If you’re on the taller side of short, say 5’3″ – 5’6″, this look will be a real winner for you. This particular necklace in one-of-a-kind by Poppy Designs, with green opal stones that are a near perfect match for the seafoam color of the jacket. $115.

Green gardens green style wear this necklace doubled up if you are shorter in stature
Wear the same necklace this way if you are shorter

Are you shorter, so feel like your jewelry needs to also be shorter? Never fear! This very same necklace can be doubled around your neck and worn as shown here for a lovely effect that works great on those of us with shorter stature. $115.

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Girls Party At MaJe Featuring Testimony and Zen Knits

party time at MaJe Gallery this week

It’s time for a Girls Party at MaJe Gallery this coming Sunday, March 12. Join us from 1 – 4 pm for wine and treats, plus a trunk show from TWO, yes TWO of our favorite lines: Testimony Los Angeles and Zen Knits.

Our sales representative will bring the FULL LINE of Testimony, including all the spring and summer colors. Testimony makes our top-selling jackets…

Testimony Los Angeles

Party Time jackets by Testimony like the Reba and the Long Victorian Jacket
Two Awesome Jackets by Testimony

In the “French Terry” category, Testimony’s Reba jacket (on the left) and Long Victorian jacket (on the right) are consistent best sellers all across America. Soft, stretchy fabrics in great colors and even better designs look great on nearly every body type.

Party Time at MaJe includes lovely pieces like the "Cape Blouse" from Testimony
Testimony’s rayon line includes lovely pieces like this “Cape Blouse.”

Testimony also makes a wonderful line in rayon jersey that includes the “Cape Blouse”, as shown above in the 2017 spring/summer color of turquoise (left) and a charcoal (right.) The ever-popular bolero jacket is a staple for any wardrobe as well. Manya personally has three boleros in different colors.

See the entire collection this Sunday, March 12, from 1 – 4 pm and order exactly the pieces you want in this rare opportunity. Some pieces are available for immediate acquisition. Others can be ordered for an early June delivery.

Girls Party at MaJe must have wine, cheese and fruit for all to enjoy
Girls Party at MaJe must have wine, cheese and fruit for all to enjoy

No party is complete without wine and cheese, and maybe some fruit and other treats on the side. Naturally, we’ll all be enjoying these things while we play with clothes and jewelry by our talented local artisans. Bring your friends and come out to have a good time!

Zen Knits

Kristy, our trusty sales rep, will also bring samples from a new line I’m introducing on Sunday: Zen Knits.

Party Time at MaJe as we introduce a whole new line: Zen Knits
Introducing Zen Knits

Comfortable, easy elegance clothing in super soft rayon knits let you choose from solid colors or charming prints. Blend a print with a solid to get a great outfit. Affordable, well-made clothing that works on a variety of body types – let us know which pieces you like best. Our sales rep brings the entire line so you can choose the pieces you want, in exactly and color and size you want. What could be better?

Party Time at MaJe introduces the Zen Knits line.
More examples of the wonderful Zen Knits line

Zen Knits produces a delightful line of casual yet elegant clothing (the MaJe Way) that looks great, travels well, washes well, and makes it easy to look great each and every day. That’s our goal at MaJe Gallery after all: Easy Elegance For Life.

In Other News

We had some new arrivals this week, too, that you can order online right away.

New spring color for Testimony's ever-popular Reba jacket - Cloud
New spring color for Testimony’s ever-popular Reba jacket – Cloud

“Cloud” is among the new colors for spring and summer in the French Terry collection of Testimony Los Angeles. We just got the Reba jacket in this color. It’s a soft gray with just a hint of blue. Perfect with both black pants and jeans, it’s an excellent addition to your closet. Only a small left for now. Want it in a different size? Let Manya know and she’ll order it for you.

Rose-Turquoise-Ivory shell with Testimony turquoise bolero
Spring colors from Testimony

A fun shell in rose-turquoise-ivory tones in an “artistic wash” that looks great with the turquoise bolero. Shell sold separately below. Turquoise bolero available separately. Just give me a call.

Testimony's wardrobe staple - the bolero - shown here in ivory over the multi-colored shell
Or pair it with the ivory bolero

Need a lighter color? Then pair it with the ivory bolero instead.  Shell sold separately below. Ivory bolero available separately. Just give me a call.

Testimony's artistic wash shell in "Garden"
The artistic wash shell by itself

Here’s an image of the shell by itself – a perfect fun top for a hot day!

Enjoy these items and more when you join us for our party this Sunday!  See you then.