It’s time for more Tsuru on the blog today (see Part I and Part II if you haven’t already)! Today’s Geranium Dresses are sophisticated, yet fun: a flutter-sleeve dress with a notched neckline, and a sleeveless dress with piping. Both use navy as their unifying color, in keeping with the entire Tsuru line. I love this shot of Phoebe in the 1000 Cranes dress. Isn’t that gorgeous?
I wanted to put Elliot in something from the line as well, and he always looks striking in navy, so he’s joining us in the photos today! Karen offered to throw together a little button-up shirt for him with piping since Cloud 9 had sent more of the “And old lace…” prints than we needed for the dresses. I also wanted to give this blender print a chance to sing on its own. If you look carefully, the “lace” is actually three cranes arranged in a lace-like array. I love the piping on this shirt: the little bird tracks from the ivory “Making Tracks” print work perfectly as trim, and you already know how much I love piping. There is nothing that can’t be improved by piping.
The “Making Tracks” print is also used as piping and a contrast band on the ivory dress (below) to bring out the lovely “Of A Feather” print. If you look carefully, you can see the cute little bird tracks. And I love this feather print! It’s one of those prints that feels more “even” from far away, but when you see it up close you really appreciate the detail. I hope I’ve been able to communicate the beauty of it here, even though it’s not as eye-grabbing as the cranes. Some close-ups so you can see the piping a little better:
Tsuru is widely available in shops right now. The fabrics used for the dresses in this post are these four variations on the crane theme (see the entire collection here on the Cloud 9 website):
Just two more dresses to go, and then you’ll have seen the whole collection!