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  • Kati Koos

    At kati koos it's all about STYLE.... and all about YOU!!!! kati and siga work with designers and artists who create the unique, the unusual, the whimsical and the fancy. Their clothing and accessories come from the United States and Europe and Israel, manufactured where they are created!!! Some designers and artists live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    Siga Bari

    Siga is from the Fiji Islands in the South Pacific, his name is pronounced "singa baree". kati and siga have been working together on kati koos for over twenty years. He is often the one to push the envelope on forward fashion. Siga has starting up a business of his own in the same 500 Sutter building on the second floor. He can presently be reached at
    415-362-3436.

    Been a long time.....!

    Siga and I are alive and well and crazy busy and staying in our San Francisco shops for as much as a couple of months into the spring!!!! It is a bit overwhelming to sell a house, buy a house, and move two stores to a different town.... but we are looking forward to all of the adventures and trying to stay sane.... We will keep you up to date on what is happening as it does. In the meantime, several of you have come in to bid us farewell..... feel free to do so again....

    The highlight of the spring season for me is that Tine Gives is BACK!!!! I am so excited that I can hardly stand myself......

    Tina's things have been flying out of the store as fast as I can unpack them, but I do have some pretties for you and many, many more to come....

    To start off..... The natural/white linen Selena Sundress with rows and rows of raggedy ruffles is a favorite of mine, and now I love the look of it with the white Lullaby Tunic over the top. Hot Cakes necklaces in pyrite and crystal are the perfect natural accents.....

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    See why I adore Selena?

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    I must admit that the three Lullaby Tunics that arrived were gone within the hour, but you might want to stake claim to one of the new ones that is coming in!!! I will be getting colors as well..... why it is always good to check out my Facebook page.....

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    The silver blue (looks like a pretty shade of green to me...?!) linen Anika Dress has the same fun gathered and tied detail in the back..... cute over pristine Rachel Pants. The layers of necklace are by Caramia from Hot Cakes....

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    LOVE these necklaces.... The Mexican rose on a black chain with onyx beads.... the onyx and gray stone rope.... and the LONG mint crystal rope....

    When I get to the Krista Larson lilac section, imagine that color in the LONG rope because it will be here on Tuesday!!!

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    The hazy mauve linen Aileen Tunic has a dramatic long ruffled back.... cute again over the Rachel Pants.... with a Frozen Charlotte pendant hanging from a beautiful Love Heals rope////

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    Softer than soft chambray makes the Aileen Tunic a piece to live in!!!! Rachel pants underneath and a Teresa Goodall necklace to dress it up, and you can go most anywhere!!!!

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    Krista Larson's daffodil collection makes spring and summer airy and feminine.....pretty textures and patterns and shapes!

    The lace trimmed cotton Bloomers and the cotton eyelet Nikki Skirt with the elastic gathered hem peek out the bottom of the hand-painted cotton Umbrella Slip and linen gauze Stellah Button-Up Tank. The painted cotton has so many pretty colors that you will want to mix it with many other things through the season. I was lucky enough to snag two of Caramia's green vintage glass chokers that look so great with the LONG mint rope!

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    There will be more of this hand-painted cotton coming because I did use up the rest f the roll!!!!

    Here the Origami Pant and Billowy Vest join together with the linen Armadillo Shirt. More Hot Cakes accessories here are a brass chain and yellow and mint ropes.....

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    Those same wonderful Origami Pants take on a whole different look teamed with the stripe linen Armadillo Tank (sure wish I had bought more of this fabric....LOVE!!!) and the drop-dead gorgeous patterned silk jacquard Umbrella Jacket. With a carved cameo necklace and a long bone rope....

    Accessories really are a MUST!!!!!

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    What difference a piece makes..... the Magnolia Pearl cotton organdy Agnes Layering Blouse (with tiny tucks and embroidery and beautiful lace front and back) takes the place of the jacket for a whole different look! See.... just pack those extra pieces when you travel and you have endless different possibilities!!!!

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    I do love to mix up pieces of Krista and Magnolia Pearl....

    Here the Luella dot Loren Tank works so perfectly with Krista's pieces..... the cotton Bloomers and eyelet Nikki Skirt, the gauze Armadillo Tank, and the pearl cotton Stellah Cropped Cardigan. With a carved cross necklace and long bone rope.

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    Siga and I saw our first butterfly of the spring fluttering around our back yard the other day!!!

    Here Krista adds an ethereal layer of butterfly print silk organza to a big cotton tee to make the Wispy Shirt.... fun and casual or dressed up as you like..... with black linen Origami Pants.

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    The Magnolia Pearl mink cotton Mad Love T gives a fun and funky feel to the Krista Painted cotton Origami Pants and the fabulous sweatshirt cotton Stellah Button-Up Shirt.... no?

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    LOVE the philosophy of the Mad Love T..... here with Magnolia Pearl Harley linen Garcon Trousers.

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    I am guessing that you have notice that I have moved on the Magnolia Pearl now....

    The midnight cotton Roarke T with cotton tulle lace and tiny rhinestones is a bit of a departure for Magnolia Pearl, but then, Robin is so creative that a lot of things are.... Hmmmmmm......

    I rather like it with the Garcon Trousers and the gorgeous French vanilla European cotton Poisson Dress with amazing lace insets all around. I especially love it when she makes a dress that opens all the way down the front so that you can wear it as a duster like I have here. AND, this comes with fabulous HUGE fabric covered snaps....

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    See.... pretty much fun and different! The Roarke T.

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    I love that the monk cotton Brigadoon T has SLEEVES!!!!!

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    Peace for Paris T..... nothing needs to be said. Jewelry is good though.... appropriate bras chain and pyrite rope,,,,

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    This is where I really started to have fun with Magnolia Pearl....

    Love, love, LOVE the Marikesh Katina Dress. It has it all.... a wonderful combination of polka dots and whimsical prints, ruffles at the sides, and lots of delicate cotton lace. SO.... it is fun to put it with casual pieces like the mink cotton Kerouac T (Earth.... it's an Indian thing) and the big top blue stripe cotton Sid Pants.

    The jewelry with it is an onyx rope with a 'dressed up" Frozen Charlotte pendant and another rope of gorgeous faceted gray and onyx stones.

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    Diana Frey's antique tin-type pendant with tiny rhinestones and a crystal drop is the perfect accent to this soft and pretty put-together....

    The Jasper dot cotton/silk Anya Slip and Ennis Blouse with a gathered neck and sleeves.... with the celestial cotton eyelet Sitka Tank Dress with a drawstring neck.....Eyelet is so perfect from now through the summer....

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    Is there ever really enough lace?....

    The tiny floral cotton print Krista Larson Long Underpinning Slip is the understated under layer here.... with the Magnolia Pearl Tory dot cotton/silk Maja Dress with cotton lace ruffles..... and then the LOTS of lace Colette Blouse that I am using open here as a jacket. It has antique hooks and eyes to close.... and looks amazing either way!

    In case it isn't quite fancy enough.... a carved cameo necklace and long bone rope....

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    The Krista Long Underpinning Slip is understated here too under this exquisite Vie en Rose Henri Dress with lots of gorgeous lace, little lace pockets with dusty blue ribbon bows, and a soft silk thread belt in the back. This needs delicate jewelry, hence the small carved rose necklace and the clear butterfly pendant!

    The store is stocked with lots and lots of pretty Magnolia Pearl pieces.... casual, girlie, dressed-up....as you like it to put together your way!

    Come in to play.....

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    After the daffodil comes the lilac.... Krista Larson lilac that is....

    What a pretty shade for so many of us.....

    Lilac taffeta Spring Pants show from the bottom of the always adorable Short Pastry Slip, this one with a bold square patterned silk organza top layer (I even like this with a plain big white tee-shirt!). Top it with more delightful details in the rag cotton Boleyn Cami.... and add a few necklaces....

    Alicia Van Fleteren's antiqued silver chain with labradorite beads and a large labradorite pendant..... Hot Cakes plain crystal and faceted mint crystal ropes....

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    For some reason, I am compelled to start from the bottom today.....

    The tiny silk taffeta Cottage Skirt is longer in the back than the front, which works just fine under the lace linen Umbrella Slip and perl cotton Stellah Cropped Cardigan. I like it with the frosted flower necklace and the crystal rope....

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    I make no secret of just how enamored I am with the new sweatshirt cotton fabric that Krista Introduced for the spring..... I love it so many ways!!!

    Here the Armadillo Shirt with the side pocket is fun and casual..... and perfect over the polka dot rag cotton Tunnel Slip. The Kristie Lea Payne necklace is suede with labradorite beads and a dark baroque pearl.

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    Lace trimmed Bloomers bring up the bottom here of the cotton eyelet Umbrella Slip that is layered with a sweatshirt cotton Armadillo Tank and accessorized with an Irina Staricov pin. Umbrella Slips are just too wonderful for words.... I love and wear them with just about anything I find in my closet...

    There will be more lilac arriving on Tuesday!!! CHECK FACEBOOK to see it all!!!!

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    Always remember to accessorize!!!!!

    Siga and I both have a great selection of fabulous accessories..... with more coming all of the time....

    We are going to be moving to Modesto as soon as everything falls into place????.... and until then, our shops will be full as ever of the things that we love with deliveries every week. We want to give you the BEST store ever while we are here..... and then be up and running as seamlessly as possible in the valley....

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    I am doing Siga's part of the newsletter today too because he is home getting everything ready and neat for today's Open House. He is being pretty awfully amazing about getting every little detail just perfect!!! Think I will keep him.....

    He just got in the first two of four new handbags from California designer David Galan. David uses beautiful leathers in unusual designs.

    This tote bag is big enough to hold your laptop.... I know because I tried it myself. Siga asked David to make the handles long enough to wear the bag over the shoulder, so you can! The removable shoulder strap is super cool..... leather woven through metal links. This is one FABULOUS (Siga's favorite word!) bag....

    Here in brown....

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    .... and in black.....

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    I think Siga is trying to reach the title of "jewelry king"....

    He just got some dramatic and sophisticated necklaces from "Escape from Paris"..... These pieces will make the simplest outfit shine.....

    The big circle necklace.....

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    The textured loop bolo....

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    Smart matte circles.....

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    The "I don't know what you call these" necklace. Love it enough to have two colors!!!!

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    Circle and squares.....

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    So..... there you have it!

    Siga and I are looking forward to seeing a lot of you before we leave. We have no idea what we have started here, but it is all going to be wonderful once it falls into place. We will try to do things as quickly and easily as possible so that we don't lose touch..... you know to follow us on Facebook for the latest as it happens.....

    More new Krista collections are coming.... new pieces come every week!!!! .... New Magnolia Pearl comes when it comes.....AND, I am hoping that Tina Givens will be able to keep up with her fans now that she is back.... Siga has new things coming too....

    Love you all and hope to see or hear from you.

    Goodie packages are still going out if you can't come here.....Kati at 415-362-3437 or Siga at 415-362-3436.

    xoxoxox....

    kati and siga

    Can we, each of us, do something, however small, to make someone feel special every day.....



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