One of the first bloggers I met when I began my blog in 2009 was the very kind and welcoming Mary Jo Matsumoto of Trust Your Style. Her thoughtful comments and genuine posts on style, life, art and anything that caught her eye quickly made her blog one I regularly enjoy.
It wasn’t before long that I learned of her eye for classic and impressive style, so when she announced that she would be revealing her fall 2011 collection this month during LA Fashion Week, I had a very good feeling that her designs would be beautiful, and they most certainly surpassed my expectations.
The first piece I saw as a sneak peek was her black chiffon obi wrap dress with black stretch charmeuse slip (second photo), and I must say I am now coveting it. Feminine, yet fun, stylish, yet simple. The dress’s adaptability for comfort and style is something that I personally love about it and know many women of so many different ages could work and, work well, into their wardrobes.
Well, officially the wait is over, as this week a special limited group of Artist Edition couture pieces will be launching on Thursday evening at Stephen Cohen Gallery during LA fashion week, and very soon images from Mary Jo Matsumoto’s complete Fall 2011 line will also be surfacing around the web and available for sale.
Congratulations Mary Jo on a beautiful collection. Your work and your innate ability to create classic, yet absolutely feminine designs is deserving of great success.
Gray wool jacket + pants + pink charmeuse top + doctor’s bag
Black chiffon obi wrap dress with black stretch charmeuse slip
Black silk velvet coat with pockets lined in black charmeuse; Charcoal charmeuse dress; Black sequin clutch; Akoya pearl strand with 18k gold angel
gray wool jacket lined in silk with taffeta portrait collar; gray wool skirt lined in silk
Gray/Pink reversible wool cape + bowling bag
Black silk velvet halter gown lined in black silk charmeuse
pink reversible wool cape + south sea starfish earrings
Pale pink melton flaired wool coat lined in leopard charmeuse silk