Monday, February 8, 2010

Austin dresses

Austin dresses have arrived, named after my friend, Vivienne Austin.

I met Vivienne in 1995 when we both started working at Mother's Work (now Destination Maternity) on the same day. We had both moved from NYC to Philadelphia and had a ton of fun in our new town. We went for fun evenings to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and silly outings to Atlantic City at the Jersey Shore.
l to r, M.E., Vivienne Austin, and Kristin.

Since then, Vivienne has relocated back to her native London and worked on her V Rising and Sea Sirens lines of clothing. I saw her last fall for a fun evening at the Hempel...check her out!

I was inspired by the sassy dress she was wearing. The Austin style at ME & Blue is updated to wrap just under the bust for the most flattering fit. $88. In colorful stripes (below) or solid black. More color ideas are in the works!

XO, M.E.

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