Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Greetings from San Francisco and the CALA show at the St. Francis Union Square!
Day one found me with the lovely ladies Nichole, Heidi and Taylor, at Fifteen-Twenty, Red 23 and Level 99.  Fifteen-Twenty celebrates summer with a neon capsule, which is mercifully more bright than highlighter neon. We're loving the green, red and blue to pair with the white denim of the summer season. So fresh and fun! They also show strong with a beautiful teal/cream/taupe story for April and navy/mauve for May, in both the classic Fifteen-Twenty styles that we love, and some new fun twists.
I'll also be bringing in a little Sheri Bodell, back with her sassy rhinestone details on tops and dresses of terra cotta, cream and black. Also a gorgeous tribal print dress in those colors, with a bold embellished ring collar.

Bella Dahl has some new ideas for their staple patch pocket shirts, adding a pullover placket shirt and a sleeveless split back button down to the mix. Look for yummy colors like daquiri and aqua foam, and pale blue, pumice and bright red in new prints as well as solids. The Tencera denim chambray will also make an appearance in both shirts and dresses...a lightweight, gorgeous light blue denim you will want to live in!

DL1961 did not disappoint with their colored denim. Sunflower was a hit, as was reef and parakeet. Looking forward to bringing in the Amanda, which is a lovely compromise between the leg opening of the Emma and the skinny fit of the Angel with a length a bit longer for us longer-legged gals and a slightly higher rise. We will see the Coco curvy make her appearance in white as well.

The French line Le Phare de la Baleine was in full fall mode, with snuggly sweaters, sweater dresses, tailored coats and faux fur all in camels, greys, navy and teal. Tweeds, color blocks and stripes are some of Le Phare's signature patterns and this season some of the softest sweater knits in soft grey and beige...yum. The beautiful and very tall Anya modeled some amazing body flattering dresses that we will see in August and September. New this fall at Pamplemousse from the same showroom will be the French line Poles, which is mainly cashmere, or wool/silk blend sweaters in vibrant colors...deep forest green, ruby red, navy blue and of course some neutrals.

Be sure to check in regularly for the latest deliveries!

Blue Jean Bar Trunk Show

We're having a trunk show! Pamplemousse has partnered with the Blue Jean Bar for a two day trunk show, April 13th and 14th. The Blue Jean Bar will be bringing their ample supply of denim brands to showcase for you as you enjoy yummy treats and libations. They will also be on hand to offer complimentary style consultations to help you find that perfect pair of jeans. While you are there, you will be able to view our newest spring arrivals, including dresses from Black Halo and Yoana Baraschi, and tops from Bella Dahl, Fifteen-Twenty and many more of your favorites. Come on in and see the latest styles and brands including the very hot colored denim.