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Winter Hiatus…We’ll be Back!

clockwise from top left: Isabel Marant spring 2012, Stephanel spring 2012, Michael Kors spring 2012, Christopher Raeburn 2006

The Piece x Piece blog will be in hibernation this winter while we revamp and freshen up a bit. Stay tuned for more to come on all things Beautiful, Sustainable and Piece x Piece. In the meantime enjoy some of our favorite designers getting “piecey!”

“People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out.”      -Warren G. Bennis

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Show us Your Piece x Piece

Piece x Piece and Mc Calls patterns have recently collaborated for their new Generation Next campaign featuring up and coming designers. You can now make your very own Division Tunic at home with all your leftover bits and pieces! We would love to see what you all come up with, so please post your own pics of your Division Tunic on our Facebook page. And be sure to check out the article written by Eco Salon.

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Looking Forward to Spring

While we have yet to see true signs of Winter (ie. rain), we are all ready to fast-forward to Spring. Not only do we get to forget our mittens in the morning, but we also get to hike up our hemlines and show off in all the new hues for the season.

Pretty in pales and pastels.

from left: DVF, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Elie Tahari

We are stoked for the pallet change and the introduction of sherbets and sorbets into our wardrobes. If you can’t handle the pale pinks and yellows for fear of turning your look into your Easter Sunday best, go for neutral shades like light gray and nude that compliment your skin tone. By adding just a pop of pastels to an overall monotone outfit you can still achieve this Springtime look.

A Shorts Story

from left: Doo.ri, Proenza Schouler, Carven

Dresses and skirts aren’t the only ways to show off your great gams! Spring is full of fresh ideas for the traditional suit. Our favorite may be the middle look by Proenza Schouler, from Resort 2012. Not only do we love a great ombre effect, but it seems that those boys have gotten inspired to get “piecing.” If you do chose to invest in a 2-piece look, don’t forget all your options with wearing your items as separates.

Get en-trenched

far left: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Burberry Prorsum, Dsquared

far left: Carven, Isabel Marant, 3.1 Phillip Lim

A great jacket or trench isn’t so much a trend but a no-brainer. With all the ups and downs of the thermometer, it can get kind of confusing what season it really is. That’s why it is so important to own a multitude of different jackets. From trench coats, to cropped jackets and everything in between. Anyone from SF knows the importance of layers and options.

With much needed rainy weather finally in the forecast for next week, it would be smart to have your umbrellas handy for the occasional cloud burst. Before you know it Spring be here!

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Piece x Piece Holiday Sale and Party

It was a full moon the night of the party. Which could only mean one thing, it was going to be a fun night! We had a great turn out and we couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to come by our studio and shop. It was a night to remember.

A picture of the hardworking PxP staff (left-Reeves Sinnot & right-Michaela Montfort) as well as a garland of ties, and a basket full of scarves. Special thanks to the girls for helping me through the first year of Piece x Piece. I couldn’t have done it without you both!

Some happy PxP shoppers! Xuan scored a Native Owl Scarf, Oakley couldn’t decided which City Matrix tie he was taking home, and Reeves poses here with other PxP shoppers, Stephanie, Alicia and Ophelia. Can’t wait to see everyone wearing their new PxP!

Coralie shows us that wearing a tie the regular way is boring, why not wear it like a scarf? Of course if you knew Coralie you’d know what a trend setter she really is. Mark and his lovely little girl came by and did some x-mas shopping. My former instructor at CCA, Jean, came by to show some support to PxP.

Michaela was a busy, busy lady ringing up the PxP merchandise for the evening. Trust me you did NOT want to get in the way of her “system” for checking people out. Reeves and Mario (cutest couple) managed to make a few purchases that night as well. Thank you to everyone who came out and shopped our first annual Holiday Sale. It was such a success that we ran out of bags before the evening was over…sorry about that. Can’t wait to see you all wearing your new Piece x Piece!

Missed the Party? We’ve got you covered. 50% off all merchandise when you use promo code “pxp4me” at the check-out. Merchandise is limited and going quick so better shop before it’s gone!

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PxP Spring 2012 Intern Search

Piece x Piece has a seasonal student internship position available. Starting in January and lasting approximately 3 months, for 1-3 days/week.

Internship duties include: assisting in design (apparel and accessory), patternmaking, muslin sewing, organization, and assisting with press, sales and production. Also, Internet marketing, blogging, posting updates to Facebook and Twitter.

We are looking for someone with strong communication skills who takes direction well. You must have a positive demeanor, be proactive, punctual, attentive to detail and well organized. Please apply if you have knowledge in patternmaking and garment construction. Knitwear knowledge or previous experience with Internet Marketing is a plus.

The Piece x Piece internship program offers school credit only. Students with Junior or Senior status preferred. Please include a cover letter and resume, also note your upcoming Spring availability.

All inquiries should be directed to: michaela@pxp-sf.com

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