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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

    OK..... those of us who live here in California we are getting ready to board the ark..... while others of you are buried in the beautiful cold white stuff......

    What better time to look forward to the glory of spring......

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    I was beside myself excited on Tuesday, when Glen got out of his big brown truck with my big brown box filled with Krista Larson's beautiful jade collection.....

    I was lucky enough to get two more pieces of the gorgeous almond floral textured silk..... here as the Boleyn Cami over the equally stunning printed silk taffeta Vintage Skirt with a Single Layer Stretch Tulle Tee. Perfect timing that I should receive ropes of coral to go with it from Caramia at Hot Cakes......

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    I like the fancy feeling of the almond floral silk in a casual style like this Vagabond Vest with its distressed details..... here with oat striped cotton Broadcloth Cabbage Rose Pants and our favorite tee and long rope necklaces....

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    If you want to be the talk.... the embroidered silk taffeta Billowy Smock Dress makes a dramatic duster over the WIDE striped silk taffeta Umbrella Slip and the textured silk Cabbage Rose Pants..... with a few rope necklaces.....Oh!!!! all the pieces you have to play with to mix with other things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    ..... and here is the Billowy Smock Dress as a DRESS (I almost never do this....) over the Cabbage Rose Pants.....with a small mixed fabric flower pin.

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    I have a lot of really big loves in this newsletter because.... what's not to love?!?!?! I would be hard pressed to choose a favorite, but, if you held a gun to my head, this might be the one....

    A new twist on a twin set??? The dramatic wide striped silk taffeta as a Long Tunnel Slip with the new Cottage Dress worn open as a long duster over it. Long ropes a must!!!!

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    You might have noticed that I love to layer, but this is such an extraordinary style with all of the details, that I thought you might like to see it alone in all of its fabulousness...

    The wide stripe silk taffeta Bakery Slip with our basic tulle tee......

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    The embroidered silk taffeta really is perfect for a princess..... or any one of us. Here as the Umbrella Slip over the textured silk Cabbage Rose Pants with a whimsical yellow heart necklace. I added the touch of whimsy because this slip is great with a casual white tee and leggings too!

    WEAR your pretties. Don't save them for a special day!!!!! Today is special and so are you.....

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    ..... and then there is the special Nikki Skirt with the raw edges and elastic gathered hem in the exquisite embroidered taffeta!......

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    While I am not usually much of a sweater girl, this spring Krista made some really special ones (meaning ones that I like....)

    I have wrapped the linen Cactus Cropped Vest and pinned it with one of Krista's small flower pins..... over the Single Layer Stretch Tulle Tee with the wide striped taffeta Mason Skirt (always a charmer!!!)

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    The Cactus Cropped Pullover Vest is just the perfect layer to go with the wide stripe taffeta Pinwheel Shirt and textured silk Cabbage Rose Pants.

    WHY???? you ask, are you seeing a whole lot of those Cabbage Rose Pants????? Well, because they are FABULOUS..... and also because, although I spent seven hours with Krista writing orders, I wrote them like a scatterbrained #@*&, and did not by enough pants!!!!!

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    Here is an outfit I had most fun assembling....

    The cotton Cactus Cropped Vest (Yes, one side is much longer than the other....) over the hand-painted cotton Short Tunnel Slip..... over the jade cotton/silk satin Long Tunnel Slip.... over a cotton Pastry Skirt layered with tulle and silk organza. Whew!!!! A couple more pieces, and you have a weekend away....

    Caramia sent me a sea glass colored vintage heart ornament in my latest Hot Cakes Shipment,,,,,,, I put it on this rope because I love it, and whoever buys it can have a one-of-a-kind original!!!!

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    I love that Krista is adding more and more wonderful cotton to her collection!! This Stellah Button Up Tank is a double layer cotton with a TINY pinhole pattern...... perfect over the butterfly print silk organza Pinwheel Cami and the Extreme Spring Slip in an embossed flower cotton....... with a new small flower pin....

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    Since the linen Ribbon and Lace Jacket has a pretty and fresh striped white/jade stripe cotton lining, I rather like it going forward even into summer with white..... the jade tie dye Single Layer Stretch Tulle Tee and white linen Armadillo Pants.... You can see the lace trimmed pocket on the side.

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    LOVE the tie dye tees!

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    Just how cute is the embossed cotton flower as a Billowy Shirt with white linen pants?

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    The new Chinese lady print goes with just about everything!!!! I have this Kite Shirt with a fig cotton Long Underpinning Slip..... but it is also great with jade and lilac and daffodil and oat.....

    I love this fabric and have ordered a LOT more to come in a couple of months in lots and lots of styles!!!!

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    Now.... please do NOT get excited yet....

    My tie dyed jade velvet sold out as soon as it appeared, so there is MORE coming in a few weeks in several different styles!!!!! You may call and ask and reserve early.....

    I also have more coming of this gorgeous cotton/silk satin Bakery Skirt.

    Just saying"......

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    Yes! This is how fast and often Siga and I are getting new things for the spring. And we are really enjoy all of the visitors who are coming early to get a start on the season!

    We are both happy to send you things to try, so just e-mail us. We are not a 24/7 store..... just so you know..... and we are closed on Sunday and Monday, but we address all e-mails in the order that we receive them and do come in on our two days off to answer your questions if we are in town (We only live five minutes from the shop, so it is not really such a big deal!)

    I only have one each (except for tee shirts) in Krista Larson, so it is good to be quick about what you like!!!

    Notice a new creature on my potter's bench? My sister and I have a Saturday morning ritual of shopping the antique stores in my little shopping center, and that whimsical frog pitcher was more than I could resist.

    There are fun things t do and good places to eat in Modesto..... Just saying"....

    Big hugs for everyone...... Happy Valentines Day too.....


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    Spring is looking fabulous!

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    I just love the Elemente Clemente collection from Germany because it is simple and sophisticated, and the fabrics are always so beautiful. I could not decide whether I liked the silver/black or bronze/ black stripes more, so I bought them both. Sometimes, I like them mixed, like in this outfit with the silver stripe top and bronze stripe wide leg pants. The mixed metals of the ZZen necklace go perfect with it.

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    This all bronze outfit has roll hem pants and the crinkled mesh Comfy tee underneath. The cool square necklace is part of me ZZen collection.

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    The outfit here is all silver with one of my Escape from Paris necklaces.

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    This navy knit dress is a simple and sophisticated shape. II put it with striped pants underneath, but it can be worn without too. Long strands of skinny beads are a good look with it, but I have lots of other great jewelry that would look great too.

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    My other new things come from Heydari, my fun and out there fashion collection from New York.

    This fabulous polka dot vest makes a big statement with anything plain and black, and maybe this Petra Meiren necklace!

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    Sometimes it is good to keep fabulous simple, so I put my best selling MSquare black "out there" pants with this white Heydari top. The double loop snake necklace is from ZZen.

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    My long Heydari vest is layered over a couple of other great pieces - the Comfy crinkled mesh tee and the Gershon Bramm slim skirt with tulle detail at the bottom. The necklace is from Israel by Michaela Malin.

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    The same long Heydari vest with the detail pants and a gray Comfy crinkle tee - and another necklace by Michaela Malin.

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    My shop is full of great stuff, so come visit and play with all of my wonderful clothes and accessories!!!

    I am happy to send you pieces to try.



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