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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
    415-362-3437.

    Ahhh..... Indian summer!!!! Sometimes the only summer that we get here in San Francisco (unless we get lucky with some balmy days in January or February.) I love this time of year, but I must admit that dressing from day to day can be a little bit confusing.....

    I have therefore decide that being a "store for all seasons" is the way to go.... after all, it is just going into spring for my friends Down Under, and many of you are going on vacations to places filled with sunshine.

    I had a great time re-doing my colorful cotton and linen wall with Krista Larson and Tina Givens and Magnolia Pearl.... It is SO pretty.....

    ..... and I had to make more room for the fall collections.....

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    The rose linen Mika Shirt from Tina Givens is ever so nice with Krista Larson's cream linen Stormy Pants.... and then it easily works its way into fall with Tina's stone linen Rachel Pants and later on with black velvet????? I love a bit of color with it too, so I have layered it over Krista's pea soup green Double Layer Stretch Tulle Tee and accessorized it with Irina Staricov's felted wool Tulip Bag....

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    The Tulip Bag is a beauty!!!!!

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    Tina's Peplone Jacket in cream linen was the hit of the spring, so I naturally love it again in the fall in the rich stone linen. The textured black/beige/white floral patches are pretty little accents..... AND, if you just happen to have the parson print Melanie Dress, it's a match!!

    I adore the fabulous flower pin from Irina Staricov.... plenty of drama yet soft and feminine....

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    Soft and homey.... the Magnolia Pearl dress with cashmere patches. Is needs the perfect layers, which I just happen to have.... pristine linen Rachel Pants from Tina Givens and a cream Polka Dot Mesh Tee from Krista Larson.... I think it will be really cute in the fall with a thermal shirt and tights and boots????.....

    In the intro photo, it is shown with an Irina Staricov tulip neckpiece....

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    With the arrival of my first collection from Alembika, I have enough merchandise from Israel to open my own mini Israeli Pavilion!!!!!

    The Alembika collection is colorful, playful and easy.... The pieces mix and match in so many different ways that this newsletter could take me a week to photograph and write.....

    I LOVE the pattern mix..... Here an acid/black waffle pant mixes with a striped tee and a polka dot cardigan all in matching tones. Each piece has quirky design elements, and each and every piece can be a wardrobe basic for all of the things it can do!

    The Teresa Goodall necklace is just one from the newest collection.

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    See how the look changes when we substitute a black Dodo Pant from Avivit Yizhar.......

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    .... or when the waffle pants meet up with the same bold striped tee shirt in the red stripe (with a Kathy Sparkman necklace.....

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    The sleek black cardigan taped in red and acid and wine works well to show off the color-blocked leg of the soft easy pants....

    All of the fabrics in this collection are light weight and softer than soft..... perfect for traveling and wearing most of the year!

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    I lied..... every once in a great while, there IS something with a v-neck, and this is a particularly nice style. The shape of both the top and the pants is soft and easy with dramatic color-block detailing. I love the funny little pocket that hangs open just enough for a peek at the stripes inside....

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    Ok, this might be the quirkiest outfit of all, and I LOVE it!!!!! I adore the big bold stripe fabric of the harem style pants (which will be great looking worn with a big black sweater.... or a small skinny one should you look good in that!) The waffle patterned pop-over vest is short in the front and longer in the back with box pleated pockets. The black tee underneath is not-so-plain either with longer angled sides.....

    I would love to see what all one can do with these pieces......

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    I think this jacket speaks for itself.... a beautiful mix of pattern and texture that I didn't even accessorize!!!!

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    Playful AND sophisticated!!!! This is a dress that will take you many places.... subtle, elegant colors in an easy to wear style with the whimsical addition of big floppy patch pockets....

    There were so many accessory possibilities..... here a Deborah Grivas polished crystal necklace and a metallic/black crinkled Ray Harris scarf...

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    Totally playful!!!!! Shades of wine with acid green.... and the juxtaposition of knit and velvet.... YUMMY!!!!

    I have taken a 3-strand choker of Keshi pearls and made them into a long necklace with a fabric flower pendant.... I love to play.....

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    .... and then there is crazy....

    That is how I felt the minute I saw this Alembika back-pack - buttery soft leather on one side and printed fur on the other.... who can resist that???? (Isn't it greta how some of us can resist anything but temptation?!?!) It is big and roomy AND can be converted into a shoulder bag....

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    I do have another super star collection from Israel - Avivit Yizhar. I featured some of her styles in the last newsletter, and most of them were gone before the end of the week!!!!

    Dvora, my sales contact, was super about getting me re-orders right away, some from her warehouse and some directly from Israel (I wanted them that FAST!!!!) The only people who bought any of these pieces were the people who tried them on..... they are FABULOUS!!!!!

    This crop shirt with the textured polka dot detail (There is a giant polka dot on the back.) layers over a tank and looks great with a lot of different bottoms, but especially with these detailed bell pants....

    I have added a very subtle Irina Staricov flower pin to one of the polka dots....

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    The long cowl neck vest fits more shapes than I ever would have imagined!!! Longer on the sides and in the back, it can even be worn with skinny pants or leggings.....

    Flattering, flattering, FLATTERING!!!

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    The Naomi Top is one I could be ordering again and again.... again, it works on just about everybody. It has a beautiful combination of velvet and jacquard and crinkle that contrast in texture and shine. There is a matching skirt in this collection, but I love Naomi to be the star - here with the bell shaped Dodo Pants.

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    .... and don't forget that I have a store full of other pretties too....

    The Dress to Kill textured Japanese cotton pullover sweater that works back so beautifully to the Alembika color-block pants..... See??? It is really fun to start mixing it all up!

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    .... and lots of great styles from Prisa in black with different novelty accents.... jackets and vests and tops and pants and dresses and....

    Here the Prisa linen Swirl Vest with Krista Larson's black Double Layer Stretch Tulle Tee and black cotton Origami Pants.

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    .... and lots of Krista Larson.... with more to come when I make some ROOM....

    Here the French vanilla taffeta Billowy Shirt with black cotton Origami Pants....

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    So.... Siga and I would LOVE to see you in person!!!! It really is fun to play in both of our shops. There is something magical about actually being here and "creating" who you want to be.....

    We are both happy to send you goodie boxes of things to try - we only ask that you get back to us as soon as you get them. We are never going to be e-commerce people because we love both you and our products way too much. We try to make it easy for you to just call us and talk about what you might like.... I have never purchased anything on line.... I love to see and touch and play, and I think a lot of people are missing out on just how much fun that is.

    We are open from 9:30-ish to 5:30 Monday through Saturday at 500 Sutter Street in San Francisco, Siga is in Suite 220, and I am in 602. If you are going to be in town and need to see us earlier or later (but never on Sunday) just give us a call.... we are happy to accommodate!

    Now, do you ever wonder what a retailer does when she is supposed to be sleeping??? I say "supposed" to be sleeping because I don't seem to do too much of that. Well.... I do product development.

    The last brainstorm that I had was that Susan Lewis should make me pot holders with princesses!!!! I am showing you these three pictures because they are all I have (Pictures.... all of the pot holders are GONE!!!).... I have ordered ten more of them. They are adorable little treasures. They have earrings and necklaces and jewels on their bustiers.... and some of them are holding little frog charms. More should be here next week, so check out my Facebook page.....

    Look forward to seeing you!

    Big hugs for you all....

    kati 415-362-3437

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