Eleni from Florida

Dressing as Well as the Settlers

June 17, 2009
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I think this is what I find meaningful about Ivey-Abitz: You can go back to a time when dressing was special, an event in itself. Turning your very best self to the outside world reflects who you are inside. While our culture may not be as formal as those adventurers who settled frontiers, we...

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Hollywood Treatment

April 9, 2008
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how many people can say that they have personal advice from the actual designer of their clothing!? i love the entire concept of what Ivey Abitz, the company, does, and they do it so very well. doesn't it just make you feel so very special knowing that you can get this kind of assistance...

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Self Expression with Mother Superior and Ivey Abitz

April 3, 2008
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i have always had an unusual (sometimes downright weird) unique style and taste. eclectic. that's a good word. since i was a kid, i remember my clothes were important to me in defining who i was. i even went to catholic school and quit because of the uniforms they made us wear every day...

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Staying Cool in the Florida Heat – in Ivey Abitz

March 31, 2008
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it is getting to be that time of year in florida that i dread. because i know in a month it's going to get hot. then it will be scorching. then....right around july and august, just when you think it can't get any hotter - and this gets me every year - it does...

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Gushing About Eleanor. The Shirt, That Is.

March 26, 2008
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now have i mentioned the eleanor? how many times? i love, love, love (how many times have i said that?) my eleanor shirts! they are so perfectly simple and practical, in fact i may actually have one for every day of the week. but who's counting? there are so many fabric choices that all...

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The Versatility of the Sophia Camisole

March 25, 2008
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...but my dilemma, and what got me thinking of how to wear the sophia different ways, was the fact that i happened to want to tuck the eleanor in and tie it in back but then i had the problem of what to do with the tie to the sophia camisole. i love the...

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Comrades in Ivey Abitz

March 21, 2008
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i am in a small florida town where the people i know shop the gamut, from big box discount stores to high end department stores, and there aren't a lot of choices in between these extremes. this is why i started shopping on line in the first place. online is where i discovered ivey...

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I Have Worn It Backwards

March 18, 2008
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the (bartholdi) design is more than a vest but not quite a shirt or top. it is something like a tunic but more creative and with more options. it is....well, an original.

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The Perfection of Imperfection

March 15, 2008
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...and the fact that many of the pieces are washed and dyed by hand to give a more vintage quality. all of these very special touches are to me what makes ivey abitz designs art. it is the essence of all art. the human hand, the human touch.

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simple everyday laundering methods for ivey abitz garments

March 13, 2008
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i really do believe that these ivey abitz clothes are made to wear every day, and i do wear them every day. i wear them to work at our soap company where i am making things by hand. i am getting into all sorts of creams, essential oils, carrier oils, soaps, body products and...

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