Allow me to wax on about a lovely little bakery in a little suburb in Wellesley, Massachusetts. It’s called SUSU and it is simply divine, with all of it’s cinnamon muffins, cupcake camps, cakes and cookies. Oh, and it’s couture & cashmere trunk shows. Insert “WHAT?” here.
Yup, SUSU is hosting a trunk show 11/18 & 11/19 highlighting some exquisite talent in the area of CashCash (click the blue if you aren’t familiar with cash cash…), and couturier level clothing, with two designers with MAJOR designer pedigree.
FJALL (Swedish for Mountain) is a cashmere line designed in Rhode Island, spun and created in Como, Italy (helllooooooo George Clooney!!). The Como mill, land and goats have been owned by one family, for generations. The designs include peplum waists, cableknit ponchos and cashmere sweatshirts (OH YEAH!!!!!!). FJALL creator, Lisa Kasabian, has also included her trade secret non-pilling process on each of these beauties…and yes, of course I tried to find out the specifics of the secret….no luck.
Lisa worked for Ralph Lauren in knitwear design, and one look at these creations and instant luxe recognition occurs!
ISOUDE is the creation of classically trained couturier Kate Brierley, formerly a designer with Ralph Rucci. (Click the blue to visit the website, complete with online shopping!)
Already written up in Vogue, WWD and Towne & Country (HELLO, THAT IS INCREDIBLE!!!), Kate is dedicated to creating pieces her clients can invest, collect and live in, “dressing up and being comfortable, with versatility with sophistication”.
Kate believes that clothes need to be beautiful, not mass produced. She believes that “the quality of a line by the inside of the garments”. ISOUDE represents the “European mentality of owning a few great pieces, and wearing them out!”
SUSU is not just another pretty, flour-sprayed baking goddess, she also has phenomenal fashion friends!