Wednesday, August 07, 2002

Penguins and Pearls

When I got an invitation to view actress Jane Seymour's new design venture - "Penguins and Pearls" - at the Penguin House, Central Park Zoo, I had a feeling that the 'high' point was going to be watching the penguins being fed their morning meal (well, since I have always loved the combination of black and white, penguins were always one of my favorite creatures). I was pleasantly surprised! Ms. Seymour (janeseymour.com) told the small group assembled for the informal fashion show, that she had a mission...she wanted to create "amazingly affordable, elegant, glamorous" clothing for Middle America, and she wanted to address all ages and sizes. Her new undertaking, in conjunction with Blair Corporation, is a holiday collection which will launch in October, and will be available only through the Crossing Pointe catalogue, and on their website - crossingpointe.com. Prices for both clothing and accessories will retail amazingly, for under $100. The items that looked best were the tuxedo pantsuit with white ruffled tuxedo shirt, a black tuxedo 'lbd' (little black dress), her stretch jeans embroidered with beads and penguin motif, and a group of silk shantung pieces, which included a tailored knee length coat, sheath, shell, and slim pant. Who can resist a bargain?

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