Winner announced!

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Huge hugs to everyone who entered the photocontest – it was so much fun to see your pictures! The random number generator picked our winner Bekah – congrats!

xo O

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On wildness

 

“We are born with whirlwinds, forest fires, and comets inside us. We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls. We get it churched out, spanked out, washed out, and combed out. We get put on the straight and narrow and told to be responsible. Told to act our age. Told to grow up, for God’s sake. And you know why we were told that? Because the people doing the telling were afraid of our wildness and youth, and because the magic we knew made them ashamed and sad of what they’d allowed to wither in themselves.” Robert McCammon, Boy’s Life

So maybe I am a little romantic..

Via Amelia, and more here.

xo O

 

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Show us yer stuff!

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I’ve been loving all the photo challenges on Instagram lately, so I figured we could do one of our own. Here’s how it will work:

Post a picture of how you wear your favorite Judah Ross duds, or if you’re camera shy like me, a favorite detail – get creative! The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate. Contest ends July 31st.

VIA INSTAGRAM*
tag with #judahross and @judahross

VIA FACEBOOK
post your picture to our page

VIA EMAIL
send your photo to: oami@judahross.com

               * Your Instagram profile must be public in order for us to see your entry.

Gift Certificate good for future purchases only not redeemable for cash or past purchases.

xo O

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Last one!

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Heads up! I just posted a size medium sample of the Basic Tee in Revolution Red in the shop. It’s the last one as the fabric is now officially sold out. If you were hankering for one of the Goldenrod and missed out you can email Cat & Chika over at Velouria. I’ve also put a few things that I just have one or two of left on final mark down, so don’t forget to check the sale section and Etsy.

xo O

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Asawa Dress

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Dresses are kind of uncharted territory for me – when I lived in California I’m pretty sure I wore jeans about 360 days a year.  Now that I live in North Carolina I can’t really get away with that, because the summer heat and humidity practically force you to put your pants in a drawer three months out of the year. I have a few great modaspia dresses in constant rotation and what I discovered is they have this power to make you feel put together as soon as you pull them over your head (duh, I know). Still, I had trouble cracking the dress code design-wise.

I posted some sketches awhile back, the dress on the left was the genesis of the idea that eventually became the Asawa, which I added to the shop earlier this week. And I have to say I’m proud of it. It’s got elegant lines, sort of modern and timeless all at once, but it’s also eminently comfortable and practical. The fit is relaxed but not baggy, and of course, there are pockets!
Both the grey and the black are 100% silk and feel like soft air on your skin.

xo O

Imogen Cunningham . Untitled (Ruth Asawa holding a looped wire sculpture), 1952.

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South Seas Print

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Southseas print, copyright 2014 Oami Powers

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Last fall, during one of our long email exchanges Ursula and I started plotting to collaborate – one of my textile designs made up in her silhouettes. We went back and forth with a few options but settled on a print I’d developed a couple of years ago based on motifs from my mothers block prints. I cleaned it up a bit, changed the scale and came up with two color ways that fit in with Ursula’s palette for the Spring collection. Nothing beats seeing your own print come to life in a garment – so exciting!

I’m finishing up the last dye bath for the Basic Tees today, so orders will be shipping out this week. The next round of preorders will be a dress – yes, you heard me right, a dress! After weeks of fooling around I finally came up with a design I’m pretty darn proud of. More details shortly!

xo O

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