Monday, September 21, 2015

Soixante Quinze || Atelier Jensen at Pomp & Circumstance

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I just want to begin by saying a huge thank you for the overwhelming response we received on our soft launch last week!  Your support has meant so much to us, we are so proud to share this passion of our's with you.  As we are completely haute couture we are proud to not produce our garments in any factory, so each and every one is a special piece that takes weeks for us to create.  We are working in "Old World" methods, and we are so happy to provide this kind of couture quality over quantity for each lady.  Thank you for sending your inquiries on how our atelier works, and feel free to further ask any questions as true couture is very different than most online shops.  We make every piece to order, just for you... While we strongly recommend personal fittings here in Chicago, we can work with your measurements as well.

Now, introducing our 2nd piece in Atelier Jensen A/W 2015... Soixante Quinze is posh and feminine, feauring our favorite pencil silhouette and an extravagent show-stopping Faux Fur hemline.  We crafted it from luxurious 100% English Flannel Wool, making this piece one of our warmest winter dresses.  It is accented by a classic bow belt with a stunning emerald Swarovski Crystal Button embellishment.  Constructed with boning and hand-formed cups to provide a more authentic feel, while providing optimum support.  
I drew inspiration partly from the 1930's as extravagant fur accents were often incorporated as much as possible and in unique places on garments.  I combined this with a few particular 1950's images of Jayne Mansfield in classic fitted dresses with a subtly sensual necklines.  From the moment I slipped into this dress during my final fitting, I immediately envisioned a swanky cocktail setting in the winter.  With her warm flannel wool and slightly sassy peacock-coloured faux fur, I envisioned dashing through snowy city streets and into a glamorous cocktail lounge.

Enter Pomp & Circumstance, a beautiful new midcentury restaurant located in the heart of Chicago's historic Old Town.  "When food was food & drinks were stiff..." With a slogan true to a simpler time, P&C offers classic cocktails a fresh farm-to-table menu supporting local farms - a mission I couldn't embrace more.  We were invited to tour Pomp and sample signature cocktails and fresh Hor D'ourves, and we were beyond impressed.  The gorgeous space features a main floor dining with classic booths, a charming garden patio and a chic upstairs bar/lounge.  While the Pink Lady and Old Fashioned were my favorite drinks, the Shakedown was also delicious and caused quite a stir as it was served in a decadent heavy copper pineapple mug.  Bison Tartare and Pomp Sliders were my favorite of the Hor D'ourves, and I will absolutely be back for more....

Dress :: Atelier Jensen
Details: * 100% handmade from scratch, drafted from your own individual pattern * 100% English Flannel Wool * Faux Fur Hemline * 1 Crystal Button Accent on Attached Bow Belt * Canvas * Lining * Hand-formed Cups * Boned Bodice * All specific materials are limited stock, custom provides endless options

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  1. Love the fur detail on your skirt and that purse is perfect. Where's it from?

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  2. Beautiful dress! Love Love the neckline! ♥ ♥ ♥

  3. Wow it is amazing and you look beautiful as always! x

  4. Those golden poodles on the purse is such a nice detail.


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