Thursday, February 5, 2009

BLUE CANOE: ORGANIC BASICS FROM WORKOUT TO WORK IT- FALL 2009




AFFORDABLE EASY WEAR, HIGH STYLE SEPARATES

OUTDOOR RETAILER MARKET, SALT LAKE CITY PALACE, UTAH

Words, Images Judith Ecochard


We have been meaning to review the organic basics from BLUE CANOE for two years now…but seem to keep missing their booths at the NYC tradeshows.

We fast tracked it over to the “Grand Ballroom” section of this Rocky Mountain confab asap… so as not miss the lineup THIS TIME...

After all, with a mantra of “…never leave your comfort zone...” we think this company must psychically know about our work at home wardrobe featuring ancient heavy metal rock concert tees...and sniffed out our need to upgrade to more adult (comfy) garb so as not to scare the neighbors.

Immediately, we fell head over heels in love with a wear everywhere ¾ sleeve wrap dress made from a hang perfect blend of bamboo/organic cotton/spandex. For $90 we cannot think of a more versatile dress to glam up or throw on with our flip flops. Love the color options too…especially a cornflower blue...a Spring 2009 color.

Laurie Dunlap, the industrious Founder and President of the company was nice enough to show us some of her favorite items (like choosing your favorite child????)…







For Fall 2009 there’s an ‘Energy Flow’ group…which includes a sexy “Athena” top in autumnal colors like mauve, burnt orange, and cognac. Made from a blend of organic bamboo, organic cotton and lycra…this separate boasts great shape retention AND a silky feel.





















In the “Studio Cotton” group which debuted for Spring…there’s a one button jacket made from a soft organic terry blend…that has just the right touch of polish with two button cuffs and a ‘slanted’ wide wrap collar.

And a tunic length sexy twist top with shaped cups render the neckline downright flattering on all body types...as does a ballet neck version.




















Also brand new for Fall 2009 is a neat pair of pants that have shell buttons on the bottom…providing a harem pants style when engaged.

But really, instead of rockin’ the casbah or Hammer time…the pants are made for yoga enthusiasts who stand on their heads…and want their coverings to hold their poses too.

Intimates and Workout Wear pieces round out the line…and if one lives in warm climes…we can see how Blue Canoe could outfit one’s bod from dawn to lights out.

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