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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

    Summer is here with a vengeance here in Modesto, so Siga and I think it is like that everywhere else too!!!! NOT.....

    We have an abundance of pretty summer things...... many of them for the summer heat..... and some of them for the not so..... We like to think that we have something for almost everybody.....

    Krista Larson's polka dot silk charmeuse is about the most delicious fabric ever..... mostly because I have her sew it with the matte side out, so that the beautiful shiny side feels fabulous to wear.....

    I have also found that I love to layer the Kite Shirt and the Billowy Shirt over one of her Single Layer Stretch Tulle Tees..... Here the cobalt polka dot charmeuse Kite Shirt is layered with a matching cobalt tee and worn over the dramatic white linen Cottage Pants (full with waves at the bottom.... and a bit shorter in the front....). I love it with the long ropes of fresh water pearls, crystal. and onyx.....

    The smaller polka dots of the crimson Billowy Shirt are highlighted by the white Single Layer Stretch Tulle Tee underneath.... and white linen Cabbage Rose Pants. The necklaces are ropes of genuine crystal and vintage plastic.

    Continuing along with what one can wear with all of my wonderful white linen pants.....

    The jade tie-dyed velvet Stellah Button-Up Tank is layered over the jade cotton eyelet Umbrella Slip with a white Single Layer StretchTulle Tee and white linen Cottage Pants. The necklace is a one-of-a-kind made from a piece if a vintage floral teacup.

    I have had necklaces before made from bits of broken china...... I love this one because it actually has the handle of the vintage floral teacup!!!!!

    I have finally found a way to make an outfit so that you actually get to see the cute lace trimmed pocket on one side of the Armadillo Pants!!!! This is the Chinese ladies cotton/silk print Stellah Button-Up Tank and white Single Layer Stretch Tulle Tee with the white linen Armadillo Pants. And see..... the teacup necklace is great with these colors too.......

    The Armadillo Pants are also available in daffodil linen..... here with a daffodil Italian linen gauze Stellah Shirt over the Chinese ladies cotton/silk print Umbrella Slip..... with a beaded chunky rose necklace from Hot Cakes.

    This is about as cool as it gets..... cool every which way!

    The daffodil cotton tulle Billowy Tank is layered over the white silk organza Short Pinwheel Slip and the Chinese ladies cotton/silk print Long Pinwheel Slip.... long and lean and breezy.... With a purple velveteen heart necklace.

    Krista's puckered cotton/ramie is the fabric no one wants to take off once she has tried it on!!!! Here as the jade tie-dyed Cactus Dress, with all of its tiny rambling tucks, it is sophisticated enough for any summer occasion..... with ropes of vintage plastic and pearls!

    One can wear a shawl so many ways..... and tie it in so many convoluted fashions..... like the stripe silk organza accessorizing this fabulous oat tie-dyed linen Cabbage Rose Slip, summer's most perfect dress.....

    Tina Givens' cafe au lait linen Lucy Dress is a charmer with its novel drawstrings front and back that allow one to create the dress of the day.... with the beaded chunky rose necklace and coral shaded ropes. I have only a very generous small that will also fit a medium.....

    Dress, coat, duster????? The celery linen Bronte Dress can be any of these! I ALWAYS prefer duster personally..... but here I have decided that for once you can see it as a dress..... with a beaded flat rose necklace. There is a hidden drawstring in the back so that it can be worn fitted or not.... as one chooses.

    The Bronte Dress is pure elegance in this oat stripe patterned silk jacquard..... the stripes all look like stitches, which are quite wonderful.... here again, with vintage plastic and pearls.... And you KNOW this will be a fabulous duster!!!

    Krista'a sweaters are always a fun addition to your wardrobe..... and nice to have for chilly evenings..... or days, where some of you live.....

    The oat linen Super Cropped Cactus Pullover is great to wear all year.... for now, I have it over a white Single Layer Stretch Tulle Tee with white linen Lotus Pants (LOVE the cool front panel!!!) and a Magnolia Pearl polka dot silk square.

    The oat Market Cropped Cardigan is a heavy cotton sweater that closes with a fabulous hand-forged curly wire pin that is sterling silver, and it is wrapped in raw edged linen..... a bit of a stunner! A white tee and linen pants are great with this too, but it is also a perfect sweater to wear with jeans.

    The celery linen Cropped Cactus Pullover Vest layers nicely with a daffodil Double Layer Stretch Tulle Tee and Tina Givens' natural Rachel Pants.... that all tie together with Krista's Embroidered Cotton Shawl wrapped and tied with a couple of her mixed fabric flower pins.....

    The key lime Super Cropped Cactus Pullover Vest loves the same accessories..... and the daffodil linen Armadillo Pants! (See the cute lace trimmed pocket on one side?)

    This asymmetric Cactus Cropped Cardigan is a really flattering style..... I know because I actually sent a selfie (of sorts) of the jade one to Linda in New York so that she could see what it looks like on a person of like height and size! Here it is put together with a key lime tie-dyed Single Layer Stretch Tulle Tee and daffodil cotton tulle Billowy Tank with white linen Cottage Pants. I like flowers in unexpected places....

    I am using the jade linen Super Cropped Cactus Pullover Vest and Single Layer Stretch Tulle Tee with Magnolia Pearl's Dagny Jeans to show off the beautiful one-of-a-kind needlepoint and leather Belinda Cardoza bag. Whew.... that was a sentence and a half.....

    I have a really nice collection of Belinda's creations for the next three weeks, as well as my own stock..... so come in and take a peek. I have a couple of my own, and they are show stoppers....NOT good if you don't want to meet new people.....

    Mixing Magnolia Pearl with your Krista Larson pieces makes some magical things happen... it gives both a whole new look and feel.....

    The Krista Larson Bakery Slip with all of its extravagant details is spectacular in ANY fabric...... here one can give it a great casual look, combining the nickel cotton broadcloth Bakery Slip with Magnolia Pearl's dove MP Love T.... and adding vintage plastic and pearls.

    The Magnolia Pearl black currant MP Love T and Dagny Jeans are the perfect casual pieces to go with the Krista white embossed cotton flower Umbrella Slip and velveteen heart necklace!

    Krista's embroidered linen Vagabond Vest and oat Single Layer Stretch Tulle Tee are perfect with the Magnolia Pearl Dagny Jeans! The "pins" are actually little vintage tart tins with magnetic backs!

    This is the very last outfit that I made (because somebody bought one before I could post it!), and it is one of my personal faves..... Magnolia Pearl's Dagny Jeans and heather gray Henley Tee layered with Krista's polka dot cotton Pinwheel Cami and white silk organza Short Pinwheel Slip..... and my vintage tart tin "pins".....

    Magnolia Pearl makes lots of nice dresses for summer...... This is the Jayne Austin (their spelling, not mine!!!) cotton print Delia Dress that has lots of hand stitched patches and mending, including some bits of velvet in the front..... with a swan necklace and brass link chain.

    I just realized that I started with blue polka dots, and now I am ending with them too....

    Magnolia Pearl's Delia Dress in Poland dots cotton is also replete with patches and mending.... with some black velvet in the front that makes it perfect to go with the black beaded large cameo necklace...... and Dagny Jeans....

    I could go on and on and on..... there are so MANY more goodies in the store right now..... with more coming every week.

    This week we thank our friends....

    Meno and Thoan from Berkeley

    Nancy from San Jose

    Siga and I look forward to seeing the rest of you in our cool 70-degrees at all times shop! OR... to hearing from you.

    We are closed on Sundays and Mondays, but we do answer e-mails and ship packages because we live just four minutes from the store .... five in heavy traffic!!!!

    Many of our things are one of a kind, so speak up early if you see something that has your name on it.....

    Love you all!!!


    My turn, my turn!

    When I get lucky, I get lucky, and this week I finally got another re-order and some new pieces from Skif. I cannot keep these handprinted pieces in stock.

    This colorful dress is a lot of fun and fits a lot of people. It has pockets in the front, and you can wear it all by itself or with leggings.

    Get it now because I am sure they can't paint any more fast enough for summer.

    Everybody loves the Picasso pieces, and this dress is fabulous.

    This shirt is great for summer because it is COTTON and an easy cropped style that will be cool to wear.

    I have many black/white fun pants to wear with things like this new watercolor square COTTON shirt.

    I only got one of this shirt that everybody loved. It is the long bright watercolor.

    I notice that some of you are starting Skif painted shirt collections. The Picasso is a must have.

    This fish scale pattern is awfully cool, and I like it in this raw edge tunic style.

    Ok, the next part of my newsletter is going to show you my fabulous new scarves. They are all from Italy and really BIG and gorgeous. The only way I can show you how fabulous they are is to hold them up. Kati took my pictures.

    No laughing at me legs and flip flops.

    Tu Es Beautiful

    What The Heart Wants


    Love Revolution

    Abstraction of Beauty

    Vanity Fair

    Great Garbo

    I said NO LAUGHING

    I am, believe it or not, already getting in some of my fall things. It always happens just when summer starts.

    This Heydari dress is pretty fabulous with a black knit top and crinkles strike bottom with a great big pocket. That is a necklace by Petra Meiren with it.

    This big pocket Heydari dress has stripes for the top and big polka dots for the bottom, and the perfect necklace from Israel to go with it.

    I have some fabulous accessories to show off too. You have seen my cool steel earrings. Here is a necklace by the same artist.

    This is another work by Petra Meiren from Germany.

    I have lots of great stuff in my shop for summer, and fall is starting to come in too, so I hope that you will come visit or let me send you goodies to try.

    Happy summer!


    Come on, click on the big square and see what you've been missing!

    Kati Koos

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