Sunday, July 29, 2012

Live Out Loud Colors for Fall 2012

Fall looks incredible - we made up styles from the line in special order colors and they are out of this world!

What a difference color makes!

And not just color- since I showed none of these styles in straight out black, but simply a change of color.

This is why I love doing custom made and special order  - there is no way we could sample the range of colors I offer.

Working in leather is way different than working in fabric.  First off we work in square feet- not in linear yards- the average linear yard is 11.25 sq feet (45" wide).  Cutting in leather... to utilize the grain and avoid the flaws, the industry considers a 30% loss normal so that's about 15 square feet of leather to one yard of 45" wide cloth.  Put simply,  leather easily costs 15X more than fabric since the per foot cost equals and usually exceeds the per yard cost of a decent fabric.

Right there that limits my samples!

In some cases you can get a higher loss - leather is a natural fiber so you can get a lot that is full of flaws & very hard to cut - table cutting is like a puzzle and a poor quality lot makes it a nasty one.  Not only do you loose yield , but it also takes a great deal longer to cut the same garment.

'cuse me, but ... leather is an entirely different animal! 

When I offer colors in leather- they work- feel secure & we'll get the world (well mostly NYC :) past black!!!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Just a Teaser from the new line!  Check it out...

This blog will no longer be updated on anything remotely resembling a regular basis.
Our new Blog now lives on the new site like it is supposed to!  Yippee!

I want to Thank Dave Rooney of Zava Design for making it all possible.  He's been great! I highly recommend him!  Also I want to thank to Phillip Wong for the amazing (AMAZING) photography & Karen Fleisch for all her help in getting the line together as well as Erin Laessle & Mary Banker who have been assisting with so much other stuff it cannot even begin to fit here. 

Thank You All!




Saturday, February 18, 2012

Inspired by a Muse

leather turban

Reversible leather turban inspired by LouLou de la Falaise & featured in Vogue magazine (March 2012)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Wishing for a Canyon of Real Heros

I am just not the sports fan everybody thinks I am... I missed the Giants big win.  Seriously.

So,  while I will congratulate them on their win,  I can't help but find it sad and hypocritical that NYC can put together and pay for a parade in 2 days flat for a very wealthy, well paid & subsidized sports team (that plays in New Jersey) and refuses a parade for Iraq Vets.

Have any of these guys put their life on the line or sacrificed one iota of what every Iraq vet has given,  as a matter of course, to this country?

Mayor Bloomberg cites concerns about televised images of a "Victory Parade"... really?  I missed that news...

What about a "Welcome Home and Thank You for Everything" Parade?  Iraq vets certainly deserve both the honor & the investment.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Carla Dawn Behrle NYC at ADC Showroom

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