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Shawls and Wraps Make the Most of your Wardrobe

Shawls and wraps make the most of your wardrobe by expanding the versatility of what you already have. Today, I’ll share two totally different shawls that can be worn multiple ways. The first is perhaps the new addition you’ll wear most often. The second is gorgeous yet simple wearable art.

Shawls and Wraps #1: Versatility

The half-moon rayon jersey shawl by Caron Miller can be worn in a number of ways, yet weighs next to nothing. Perfect for everyday as well as travel, you won’t want to leave home without this from now on.

Shawls and wraps like the half-moon shawl by Caron Miller can be worn multiple ways.
The half-moon as Shawl

The Half-Moon Shawl by Caron Miller is not a rectangle. Rather, it’s a half-moon shape which makes it so much more versatile than a rectangle. In this photo, it’s shown as a simple shawl, both open and tied closed. Keep yourself  a bit warmer in an air-conditioned environment or as evening chill sets in. The rayon jersey fabric is soft, washable, and crunchable. Just $58, which makes it a great gift too.

Shawls and wraps like the half-moon shawl from Caron Miller can be worn as a scarf or a sarong
The Half-Moon as Scarf and Sarong

The half-moon also works great as a scarf or a sarong as you can see here. Use it over a swim suit at the beach. Throw it on over your yoga gear for the ride home. And even though you can’t see it here, it is also a perfect blanket for any plane or train trips you take. Get your half-moon shawl today! Available immediately in black. Want a different color? Check out Caron’s website and let me know which color you want and I’ll order it for you (Caron doesn’t sell directly to the public). All just $58.

Shawls and Wraps #2: Wearable Art

Patti Barker hails from Friday Harbor and creates award-winning wearable art that is gorgeous, yet easy to wear. We just got four new Circle vests (which you can wear four ways – watch the video on our video page), and here are two of them, shown two ways.

Shawls and wraps can be wearable art like the turquoise circle vest by Patti Barker
Two of Four Ways to wear the Circle Vest

Using the nuno-felting technique which felts dyed wool directly into dyed silk to become one fiber, Patti creates unique wearable art garments like this. Here are two ways to wear it, but check out two additional ways by watching her video. Each circle vest is one-of-a-kind, and $240.

Shawls and wraps can be wearable art like this silvery-gray circle vest by Patti Barker
The Circle Vest in silvery-gray

This circle vest by award-winning wearable art artist Patti Barker is in subtle silvery-gray tones. As far as shawls and wraps go, Patti’s circle vests are both versatile and stunning. Patti creates a felt pin of coordinating colors for each circle vest. You can use it to pin the vest closed in various ways such as the two ways shown here. You won’t believe how feather-weight light these pieces are, making them an excellent travel companion. One-of-a-kind and $240 each. Watch the video to see all four ways to wear them.

Shawls and wraps can be wearable art like this seafoam shawl by Patti Barker
A nuno-felted shawl-wrap in seafoam

This rectangular shawl was also in the new collection by award-winning artist Patti Barker. I am mesmerized by the incredible colors and textures Patti put into this piece. It is too spectacular for me to leave out of this post. One-of-a-kind. $240.

Great Summer Outfit

If you are size Large or XL, then this is a wonderful summer outfit for you.

Shawls and Wraps need basic clothes beneath like this monocrhome outfit from Zen Knits
Long skirt with matching top

My mother taught me that a monochromatic look is always elegant. This medium blue skirt and top epitomize comfort and style in one of everyone’s favorite colors. The rayon jersey fabric is super soft, easy to wash, hard to wrinkle, and an excellent companion for warmer days. The flowy skirt has a straight hem with just enough movement to drape gorgeously over the body. The longer tunic top covers hips and upper arms gracefully. Paired here with a one-of-a-kind lariat necklace of blue chalcedony and sterling silver by Poppy Design. Just a few left, so don’t hesitate. Skirt $70, Top $74.

Stay in touch to see a fun reversible dress next week!

Art You Can Wear: Circle Vest Video

We are so pleased to welcome award-winning felt wear designer Patti Barker to MaJe Gallery, bringing you her art you can wear. Using the “nuno felting” technique,  all of Patti’s designs are produced with felted seams (no sewing). The fabric and the garment are created simultaneously, using wet felting techniques. What makes them unique is her hand-dying of elements used. She also hand-spins her embellishing art yarns and totally enjoys the playfulness they bring to the process.

Art You Can Wear

One of Patti’s most popular designs is the circle vest. We have two in stock right now. You can wear it four ways. Check it out…

Stop by to see our seafoam green vest, and our sepia vest. Have Patti make one for you in your favorite color! They are about $240.

Here’s one of Patti’s dresses, worn by Manya over an olive top and sage green tights.

Art you can wear looks like this nuno felt dress by Patti Barker
Olive and Plum silk/wool nuno-felted tunic dress by Patti Barker

It fits sizes 6 – 10 with ease. Manya can also order the leggings for you if you want the complete look. One-of-a-kind. $210. (UPDATE: SOLD!)

Art you can wear looks like this nuno felt tunic in greens and purples by Patti Barker
Nuno Felt tunic in purples and greens

This tunic is smaller, and can fit sizes 4 – 8. It’s worn here over a 3/4 sleeve T-shirt in wine, and black leggings. It’s so interesting and unique! I’ve got it in the window now, and so many people are coming in to get a closer look. One-of-a-kind. $210.

Outfit Of The Week

Art you can wear looks like this skirt, top and jacket
Turquoise and Black skirt, top and bolero

Art you can wear might look like this fun outfit. We started with a new skirt from Marcia Bloom – a one-of-a-kind beauty featuring some sparkles in turquoise, gray and black. We found a perfect T-shirt to bring out the blue in the skirt. Put a black Testimony bolero over it all, and voila! You are ready for anything!

The skirt fits sizes 6 – 14. The blue tee is a shirred V-neck with half sleeves. Available in sizes S,L,XL,XXL. Bolero available in sizes S,M,L,XL.

Resolve to bring more beauty into the world this year in what you wear! It’s not only fun, it also makes people smile.

Girls Night Out 

All the boutiques in downtown Edmonds are preparing for a fun night of girls at play! Please join us and other downtown Edmonds boutique for an evening of fun next Wednesday, January 31, from 4 – 7pm.

At MaJe Gallery, everything will be 10% off, and our sale rack will magically be 50% off – up from 25% the rest of the time.

I hope we see you then!

  • Wednesday, January 31
  • 4:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Downtown Edmonds clothing boutiques
  • Start at MaJe Gallery!

Introducing Amma Design to MaJe Gallery

Amma Design redefines wearable art. Original art is printed directly onto fabric through a sublimation printing process. The result? Stylish, comfortable knit tops in flattering shapes that turn YOU into a work of art. Collected by savvy women the world over. Made in Los Angeles.

New Amma Design top
New Amma Design top on our favorite model

The red, black and ivory color palette is a huge favorite of MaJe customers. This sophisticated pattern is a feast for the eyes. Pair it with black leggings or jeans.  Get yours quick before they sell out!

Here’s a look at both front and back.

Amma Design top - front and back
Amma Design top – front and back

A couple new tops from Florida’s Inside Out also just recently arrived. You may have seen these before, but only if you had good timing. They sold out really fast!  Don’t miss your chance to get them this time.  Made of super comfortable modal fabric, they are machine washable, and great for travel as well as everyday style.

Two new tops from Inside Out - as cute as Amma Design tops
Two new tops from Inside Out

On the left is the black and white striped “Cindy” top, with just a bit of red accenting the design. This one is flying out the door.  In fact, I’m updating this on 7/29, and all the Cindy tops are gone!  There are still three Roma tops however, in that fabulous shade of green called “pear.”

Perfect with your Amma Design top - a rivoli Swarovski ring!
New multi-colored Swarovski crystal rings with adjustable bands

A new collection of Swarovski crystal rings is now here. Featuring very unusual and fascinating multi-colored crystals, these capture everyone’s fancy sparkling with two or three colors depending on how the light hits the facets.

Adjustable bands fit nearly all fingers.  At just $20, why stop at one? Bring a girlfriend in and choose one for each of you!

New card collection by local artist Mary Klump
New card collection by local artist Mary Klump

Snohomish collage artist Mary Klump creates thoughtful collages with paper and ink.  She then reproduces them to make her charming card collection. In addition to birthday cards, we now have retirement, wedding, congratulations and thank you cards to offer you for all occasions.  Just $4 each, too.  Beat that, Hallmark!

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