Saturday, December 8, 2012


 With a desire to bring Haute Couture to the home through stylish, one of a kind creations, I am thrilled to announce the launch of OCARINE, a distinctive collection of accent pillows made with vintage beaded samples. Victoria and Octavia pillows above.

Hortense pillow

In designing the collection, I have sourced the  most distinctive vintage embroidery and beading samples from Mary Ann Embroidery, a company active in Los Angeles from the 1940s through the 1960s, once used by fashion icons such as Galanos, Norell, Halston and Blass.

 A 1960s Galanos gown showing beaded detail from Resurrection Vintage.

Arabella pillow

Norman Norell gown from Decades.

A 1950s gown with detail from Couture Allure.

Turquoise pillow

Tallulah pillow

A mix of both classic and modern shapes and an assortment of the finest materials were selected to highlight and frame the elegant workmanship of the vintage samples.

Pauline and Paulette pillows

Detail of Paulette

Clearly, these are not pillows to lounge on, I consider them jewelry for the home. Each pillow comes with it's own silk organza dust bag!

 Detail of a Galanos gown from Decades.

 Lucille pillow below, detail above.

The pillows are available to the trade at Bausman & Company, 921 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069.