Planes Cars and Babies…OH My!

Recently our team set off in search of new materials in remote regions of Mexico. The traditional Chanel embroidery Erica Maree in-compasses in her designs has really exploded in the last 5 years on an international level.  Bringing a new feel and technique to the bohemian chic trends we have been seeing from brands like Free People to Old Navy!

We boarded a plane with our first leg of the trip being Mexico City. From here we needed to rent a car and slip out of one of the largest cities in the world and made our way east to the Mole capital of Mexico….Puebla. Puebla is known not only for the mouth watering Mole (which we had for all three meals one day)  but also for its fabric industry. Some of the worlds best textiles come from this area and we found some amazing new things to introduce into the Erica Maree collection. Hint: cuddly gauze cotton.

The following morning and day 2 of our whirlwind trip we set off even further east in search of new embroidery and eye catching textiles. Some of the most amazing embroidery was found by simply saying hello or popping our heads into work studios that happened to have their doors open….you can even find babies to hold!!

Stay tuned for new designs and products coming soon…

mexico citypuebla

baby and erica mexico gates

 

Sense of Touch

Do you ever catch yourself running your hands over that uber soft ultra fiber blanket you pass by in the store aisle? Or let your fingers linger a little longer over the most delicate of laces? I know I do.  My hands just magnetize towards all things textured! The sense of touch can be so over whelmng

Almost every piece of my line embodies texture. Whether it’s a hand embroidered artwork or nylon macrame straps. I can’t resist and you wont be able to either!

macrame strap

End of Season and New Pieces

High season in Puerto Vallarta has ended I actually have some time to create new pieces for fall and winder 2013. Our last Saturday market has was last weekend and we had great sales to end the year! We will be working hard in the studio this summer creating new handbags and accessories for next year. We are also working on something new and exciting….
I have been working with the hand embroidered dresses and transforming them into new fashion forward chic wears for the modern bohemian girl. I would like to bring 6-8 pieces to market and offer them in a variety of colors. Here is a preview of just one of our pieces. What do you think?

Chelow Dress in White

Guadalajara or Bust

I spent the weekend on a quick run to Guadalajara in search of new vendors and artisans for my fall line of Mexican embroidered handbags, totes and wallets. And whats a business trip without girlfriend meet-ups and get togethers? I have some business minded chicas opening a store in Merida Yucatan featuring treasures from all parts of beautiful Mexico. Their store is El Estudio and opening tomorrow. Along side many amazing finds in El Estudio, you can also find the 2012 Erica Maree handbag collection.
El Estudio
Calle 41 y Calle 60- Centro, 9700 Merida, Yucatan
Hours: Mon – Fri:10:00 am-5:00 pmSat:10:00 am-3:00 pm
Phone: 01 999 239 0401