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    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.

    Happy almost summer to all of you. It is getting HOT in Modesto already, and Kati and I are ready.

    I am having fun getting to do the visitor list this time because somebody came to visit us in a car like I have never seen.

    Our friend Beverly lives in Modesto, but her friend Carolyn came from Berkeley with a fabulous duster she made for Kati, and her twin sister Carolyn came from Fresno in this amazing 1950 Jaguar!



    I am really excited that I finally got a new shipment from Skif of their fabulous painted shirts and dresses that I never seem to have enough of. This time I have two each of some.

    The Picasso Cat with painted pants.



    Another Picasso.



    The Picasso Dress with Sun Kim leggings that are super soft fabric and have little buttons at the ankles and a fun black necklace.



    This pattern reminds me of fish scales and looks very sophisticated with the big loopy necklace.



    And the fish scale shirt with a black and silver necklace.



    This long shirt with the Sun Kim leggings is really fun. The big cactus on the front -



    And the bandit with his horse on the back.



    Did you miss out on my way too popular necktie shirt?



    This is a shirt for summer - and fun for your sunny vacation! The watermelon in the front -



    And the colorful bus on the back.



    I have other cool stuff for summer too. I just love all of the crazy colors in this bright MSquare printed linen tunic.



    This citron IC Collections jacket is perfect for travel with the striped black Heydari crinkled pants. These pieces pack and look great wherever you go.



    I have so many great spring and summer things to choose from that I have a hard time deciding what to put in the newsletter.

    So, I have chosen this simple but fabulous jersey knit dress from Elemente Clemente to be my last piece this time. I have it with a big disc necklace from Petra Meiren. It is simple but really beautiful on.

    I am really hoping to see you sometime soon. We are keeping it cool for you so that you can have fun playing in all of our clothes and accessories.

    I make great "care" packages too. It is best to e-mail because we are closed on Mondays, but sometimes we do sneak in to ship things. We answer all of our e-mails in order!

    See you!

    siga



    I know just what Siga means when he says it is hard to decide what to put in the newsletter! We have so many great pieces, and so MANY ways to mix them...... which is one reason that it is really fun to be here....

    Some of you have become very astute about checking my Facebook page and snagging some of my favorite things when I give a sneak peek at the newsletter. BUT, that only challenges me to make the next great outfit..... and I did have to get out of bed early this morning to do just that!

    Naturals always feel fresh and springy and subtle all at the same time.....

    Krista Larson's oat with light dots on cotton lawn Stellah Shirt tickles my fancy over the dark oat on light Pinwheel Shirt...an overdose of polka dots cannot be a bad thing. And then you can do a lot of other things too with the oat cotton Long Pastry Slip with the layers of tulle and butterfly print silk organza on the skirt!!!!!



    I always think of the motel parking lot and all of the smokers admiring my outfit when I see the Cabbage Rose Slip! I don't think I will ever get past that....

    This one is pretty fabulous..... oat tie-dyed linen over a solid Single Layer Stretch Tulle Tee with a swan pendant, fresh water pearl rope and brass link chain.



    I have layered those same three necklaces with the embroidered linen Vagabond Vest and celery cotton lace-trimmed Bloomer. I rather like with the unexpected added sparkle of the cream laser cut sequined Single Layer Stretch Tulle Tee!



    I think I have proven before that I can do casual, and this is about as casual as it gets..... COMFY soft fabrics, starting with the tie-dyed Japanese sweatshirt cotton Armadillo Cropped Top..... over the jersey knit Armadillo Slip..... over polka dot cotton Bloomers with lace trim. No matter how casual, jewelry is always a must for me.... hence the chunky rose necklace from Hot Cakes.....



    My love of linen extends to Krista's wonderfully texturey sweaters.....

    The oat linen Cactus Super Cropped Pullover is perfect over the cotton eyelet Pinwheel Shirt... with the pretty Gray Gardens scarf from Magnolia Pearl.



    The key lime linen Cactus Super Cropped Pullover Vest is ever so perfect with the lines of the linen Extreme Spring Slip.... and don't you love the perfectly placed bubble of the tie-dyed Single Layer Stretch Tule Tee underneath???



    The longer version of the Cactus Pullover Vest is just the perfect proportion too.... this time with the linen Vintage Skirt and solid key lime Single Layer Stretch Tulle Tee. Love those chunky rose necklaces while they last.....



    This outfit is as cool as you are going to get!!! The light and soft mum print cotton voile Boleyn Cami and Mason Skirt have under layers of a Single Layer Stretch Tulle Tee and lace trimmed cotton Bloomers..... even the double flower necklace is small and delicate!



    Many of you gave been waiting for the Chinese ladies print to arrive..... and it FINALLY has!!!!

    The Chinese ladies print as the Boleyn Cami with a celery Single Layer Stretch Tulle Tee and silk taffeta Bakery Slip (an EXQUISITE piece all by itself!!!!)



    The Chinese ladies as the Petticoat Cami with the same underprices..... and a velveteen heart necklace.....



    The Chinese ladies as the Umbrella Slip with the jade Single Layer Stretch Tulle Tee and double faced silk satin Bakery Skirt.... with layers of ropes.....



    The Chinese ladies Petticoat Slip has layers and layers of swirly ruffles at the bottom..... here with the celery linen Bronte Dress worn as a duster..... with a velveteen heart necklace.



    The Chinese ladies as the Long Weekender Shirt can be worn SO MANY ways!!!!! Here I have it as a long duster over the cream hand-painted cotton Short Pinwheel Slip and celery linen Basic Pants......



    The Stellah Dress is a fan favorite here.... I always like to use it as a duster.... here over the mum print Boleyn Cami and striped patterned silk jacquard Cabbage Rose Pants. Stunning?!



    And then I like to "paint" with different pieces.....

    The Chinese ladies print as the Long Pinwheel Slip is quite stunning with the Magnolia Pearl vie en rose linen/ramie Nanette Top with gorgeous cotton lace.......



    I also like the Chinese ladies print Long Underpinning Slip with its layered ruffle bottom under the Magnolia Pearl lilac ash embroidered French silk Classic Shirt.... with a chunky rose necklace.



    And then there is the REALLY casual with the pretty print with the really fancy.... Magnolia Pearl's black currant MP Love T over the Chinese ladies Umbrella Slip over the drop-dead gorgeous fig cotton Bakery Skirt... YIKES!!!!



    I LOVE having tee shirts that fit most of our customers.... it seems we have been waiting forever, but now both Krista and Magnolia Pearl are making us happy!!!!!

    The beautiful (the name of this color!) MP Love T with Krista's lilac tiny check silk taffeta Cottage Skirt and white linen Armadillo Pants....



    That Magnolia Pearl embroidered French silk Classic Shirt truly is a beautiful thing....here in dove over the dove Posey Slip and Himalayan sea striped cotton Kahlo Skirt. These two tops are also pretty fabulous layered over Magnolia Pearl's raggedy jeans..... Can you believe that I have these gorgeous dark blue crystal ropes to go with????



    This outfit is just because I was having fun playing with butterflies.....

    The clay butterfly print cotton voile Short Pinwheel Slip just seems to be the perfect piece to go with the clay/smoke striped silk taffeta Billowy Smock Dress and Vintage Skirt.... I only I had had a black tee to go with it..... But I do love the small black rose necklace and the long black rope.....



    I am going to spare you the other dozens of outfits I could have made..... but if you like any of these....

    Remember that we are open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30-ish to 5:30. We only live four minutes away, but we still never seem to be here on time!!! It is best to e-mail us right away if you see something you might like..... we answer all e-mails in the order that we receive them.I do answer e-mails on my day off if I feel like it... and we sometimes even come in to ship things out.... depends on what we have going for the day.

    We love you and hope to see you soon.... or talk and catch up. 209-284-0326.

    I bought this tee shirt on a lark because I found it amusing.... happy to see so many of you do too!!!!

    Big smooches....



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    Modesto, CA 95350
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