My Phinneus Coat Dress arrived today. My fingers brushed its material as I pushed aside the tissue paper wrapping. I was immediately compelled to grasp the beautiful and surprisingly soft steel gray bundle without unfolding it and hold it against my cheek, relishing in its coolness. I let the fabric flow over my hands as I unfolded it and gazed upon my very first Ivey Abitz creation…sigh…..I am truly blessed. Thank you.
-Leslie in North Carolina
This summer's collection has really been FULL of treasures, and I know that I will be treasuring my summer wardrobe for many years to come. In Southern California these are really year round clothes! Thanks again for your wonderful designs and your wonderful team. I know that behind the lovely clothes that arrive on my doorstep are hours of thoughtful consideration of fabrics, design, and loving handwork on many people's part.
With Love and Appreciation,
Read about Jean's visit to the IA studio and what connects her to the Ivey Abitz aesthetic. Here's a link to Jean's blog and the article, The Dressmaker's Studio. And don't miss Jean Zimmerman's many wonderful books centering around the history of New York City.
Of course, I have been eagerly awaiting my new packages and was thrilled when they arrived today. All are perfection and fit like a dream. I feel as if they have been part of my life all along. It is a very interesting phenomenon, and I think it is because they are so perfectly attuned to my personality.
Clara from the Eastern Seaboard
The wonderful Evie Frock and Dress arrived yesterday, and I tried them on under Sabrina's [her dog] watchful eye (Lila Rose [her cat] has quit her job as the clothing try-on supervisor). I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them! I know your description said the hem had extra movement built in, but that was positively British in its understatement. The way it flows and bounces is so lively and beautiful, I've never seen anything quite like it. It occurred to me that the Evie wags its tail!
Frances from California
From Ivey Abitz Voices, the blog...
Toward the end of my deployment the Afghan phone carrier I had offered very slow 3G. One day our base took indirect fire, where people lob ordnance into where we live. We put on our heavy body armor and headed for the shelters. I sat in a concrete bunker wearing a flack jacket and helmet and waited for pages to slowly load on my phone. Coincidently, that day was the very day IA’s spring 2013 line premiered, and I wasn’t going to miss out on making a mental list of new items to contemplate...
Read the rest of Frances' IA story at the Ivey Abitz Voices blog...
Frances from California wearing her Ivey Abitz. Read her full Ivey Abitz story.
I just received my order and tried everything on. I am speechless and teary-eyed!!!!! Everything is so beautiful! It's what I expected, hoped for, and so much more! Thank you so very much! I so appreciate the beautiful garments and your amazingly artistic talent.
You seem to outdo yourself with every upcoming season. I took your advice and submitted my order right away so I could be at the top of the sewing list. I'm super excited to receive my order in time for my vacation. It's going to be so fun to be traipsing around France in your beautiful creations!
Thank you again for your thoughtfulness..
It has been a joy to discover Ivey Abitz clothes. The whole experience is fantastical and beautiful.
Cozy, comfortable and beautiful. A lovely black knit that looked perfect on stage!
I’ve come to expect that everything I order from IA will be cause for excitement.
Not only are the clothing items fabulous at Ivey Abitz, so is the customer service.
I was blown away by the exceptional quality, attention to detail and point of view of the ivey abitz pieces.
I got my first compliment within a minute of getting out of my car in a parking lot.