the souchi story

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

the second best gift i've ever been given............................................

today started out like most of my wednesdays....6:40 alarm, hit snooze, 6:45 alarm, hit snooze, 6:48 alarm, get out of bed, brush teeth, grab running stuff & head to mt tabor hoping that the rain stays away. after a 4 mile run, healthy energy smoothie & shower i headed to the souchi studio. lots of hellos mixed with strange expressions....i said 'what's with those expressions' and turned around to find 2 beautiful beautiful gifts!

i was so touched and am truly excited to have these incredible gifts to remind me of my first best gift i ever received...sweet billy brown.

the smaller painting is of billy the day i chose him. i was told he was 3 1/2 months old, but turns out he was about 5 wks old. every time i look at the photo i am amazed i didn't call him 'bruiser'! i love the incredible detailing that he looks alive, real. 

the larger painting is on the glass of the vintage mirror. this is just happiness as it's a snapshot in the day of what was billy's life at the souchi studio: cashmere blanket, bone & souchi girls in cashmere (however, we don't pose like this or lounge around!!) i love the inclusion of poses of our model, julia as she was the first person i saw the morning after i said bye to billy (the artist didn't know that) and i love that she included strands from the mobile i made for the store. 

both of these surrounded in souchi blue. 

the perfect gift: unexpected, heartfelt, generous, kind & will bring joy every time i look at it.

thank you vivian!!! words can't explain what they mean to me.


Monday, March 28, 2011

sammy ethiopia scarves................

quick post to show images of the new line of scarves from ethiopia. they are beautiful, pretty & so light weight. you will love them. oh, did i mention they are ALL under $100!!!

and we have these fun leather pouches from sammy ethiopia as well. the leather is so so soft and the embroidery is by hand. they are fully lined with a beautiful printed cotton fabric. LOVE. 

more posts to come....soon.


Monday, March 7, 2011

Suzi goes to Paris!

While Suzi sips a cafe creme and munches on a flaky croissant in a chic Paris cafe, we share the details of her most recent journey and try to discover how she got to be the luckiest, most fashionable gal on the planet.

Why you're taking this trip:
To sell souchi to international buyers & to look for new lines for the store.
Who you're traveling with?
I am going solo. but one of my nearest and dearest friends will be there at the same time so we'll be able to play at night. And, I am meeting up with an old friend who I haven't seen in forever, who is coming from vienna.

French food. love it or hate it? And why?
Love it! rich, indulgent & yummy... though don't like pate

Favorite French food/ treat/ kind of wine?

palmier :)
classic baguette & salted butter
*i am so easy to please!

Favorite spot you've been to in Paris or France.

I loved the south of france, cote d'azur.

The place your longing to go in Paris or France
I'd like to go to northern france/normandy or the south but in the country. I love to visit small towns. 

What you're most excited about:
Paris! the food, the clothes, new show, new stores.... So excited! 

Favorite French phrase:
Je voudre......... aka I want.....

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

NYC Re-cap

Suzi is dangerously close to touching down in Paris-- the next stop on her great adventure. But before she gets too comfy eating croissants and drinking cafe creme at fashionable cafes, we thought we'd get the scoop on last week's adventure: NYC.

{Queue our favorite J-Z and Alicia Keys song, "NY State of Mind}

What was the one thing in your NYC bag that you couldn't live without:
My souchi madame kept me warm and cozy...
We love you Madame Butterfly!
 What you could have left at home?
    most of it! as i got the flu my 3rd day in ny and had to cancel 3 nights of dinner plans :(

Biggest inspiration?
Bags! Little ones with bright pops of color yummy brown leather bags.
Johnny Farah makes delicious bags. Find them at the souchi store.

Trend spotted on the streets?
Short booties, oxfords & color

Favorite day?
My first day in NYC was the best. I was running around to all my appts (8!) in vintage ann demeulemeets, new souchi 'mel raglan' (my new fave) and menswear inspired booties......and spending lots of money at sea, johnny farah, cut 25 & bruce!!

More Bruce coming your direction for spring!

Favorite meal?
It'd have to be my night at my sweet friend nancy's......home cooked meal: bubbles, wine, pasta, salami, cheese, delicious salad & cookies & ice cream for dessert. heaven combined with incredible laughter.

What you bought for the store you're really excited about:    

All of it! i was so happy with the fall i saw in ny! fun, pretty, great quality, wearable & daring. loved.

What you bought for yourself:   
NOTHING!!!! this is the first time in 15 years of traveling to ny several times a year that i bought nothing. i am not happy about this at all. but i was so sick that i could not muster any strength to shop....yes, that tells you how bad i was feeling. um, i did buy fresh tinted lip balm the first day but that soooooo doesn't count! watch out paris, i am jonesing for something/s fabulous.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

spring.........where for art thou?

the first thing to buy for spring..............scarves! yes, considering mother nature not wanting to give up winter and bring us spring this is the spring item you can actually use now. we love the new batch of cotton scarves we received from sammy. each one is made in a village in ethiopia where proceeds go right back to the village. what's better than that?  well, they start at $76!!!

and they make these lil leather pouches that are perfect for traveling with the compartments. hand stitched animals or houses, butter soft leather, 3 pockets and african bead dangling from the zipper pull.

they aren't available on-line at this point because they are selling quickly AND i leave to paris in 12 hours and haven't packed yet. so call the girls at souchi 503-525-0043 if you're interested. XO suzi souchi