A Dream Fulfilled in Paris

April 30, 2016
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A Dream Fulfilled in Paris

When I found these clothes, it was immediately apparent to me that they were clothes that were made to be worn, made to be walked in, and I could hardly wait to wear them for my grand adventure in Paris.

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An Ivey Abitz Wardrobe in the Beautiful South

January 28, 2016
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An Ivey Abitz Wardrobe in the Beautiful South

By Liz in the Beautiful South After years of perusing the Ivey Abitz website I am, at long last, an extremely happy new customer. I don’t know why it took me so long to place an order. Clothes are very important to me. One of my cherished, early memories is of my grandmother making...

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Swathed and Comforted in Ivey Abitz Bespoke

July 23, 2015
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Wearing Ivey Abitz bespoke clothing after a double mastectomy.

It may seem strange, but I was actually looking forward to the mastectomy. Having been a classical ballet dancer, I was never particularly attached to my breasts. As well, I wanted to re-experience the freedom I felt in this body when I was an adolescent. I wanted to celebrate as I was being transformed....

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Ivey Abitz in Paris

October 17, 2014
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Ivey Abitz in Paris

Almost two years ago, I was having a lazy afternoon messing around on Pinterest when I came across a picture of an Ivey Abitz creation. Needless to say, the love affair began. So, when I had the opportunity to spend the month of July in Paris I knew Ivey Abitz was coming along with...

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Under Fire in a War Zone Looking at Ivey Abitz

May 23, 2014
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Under Fire in a War Zone Looking at Ivey Abitz

Under fire in Afghanistan, Frances hunkers down in a concrete bunker with her flack jacket, helmet, and IveyAbitz.com on her smartphone.

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Traipsing Round the World in My Traipse Shirt

July 16, 2011
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Traipsing Round the World in My Traipse Shirt

This year for the tour and the four shows in D.C., I wanted something new from the wonderful IA collection. I had to have a new piece that would travel easily and be easy to move and dance in - the Traipse Shirt by Ivey Abitz.

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In Shock that I Went to a MALL

June 19, 2010
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Arrived in Charleston at 2 PM. Charleston is the capital of W.Va., and the city is quite beautiful...again, on a river. We are in the "downtown area" across the street from a MALL! SO funny, I never go to malls, but there I was, along with at least half of the NSO. Never knew a...

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How about a dance from West VA

June 10, 2010
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One or two nights in each hotel does not really allow unpacking or relaxing or siteseeing or "having fun." There are receptions for us, but now I understand why most of the musicians and staff come home and go directly to bed. I am exhausted, and I am not playing each night.

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Bringing Music to the Masses

June 3, 2010
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Bringing Music to the Masses

I was the guest artist for the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) at the Kennedy Center, and Ivey Abitz should be proud to know that they were represented at the evening show, featuring the Solomon Jacket. After the Kennedy Center performance, I began traveling with the NSO as a guest artist.

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Mother always recommended quality material, pretty colors, and simple designs

December 8, 2009
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A dear friend and I had a very lengthy conversation several months ago. We are convinced that we were born into the wrong century. Both of us love Victorian and Edwardian clothes and jewelry much more than we like the current trends. We were both raised in the South and still adhere...

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