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Northshore April 2016

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114 in-depth SHOP light with flecks of pink, celadon, and blue, will become a topper coat and skirt. Every fabric, Scott says, must fall and drape properly and look as good after dry cleaning as it did when it came out of the box. "I look for fabrics that will hold," she says, mentioning a rough-slubbed silk dupioni and an Italian "super 180," a lightweight wool, that she loves. "I want fabric that has longevity," she says. Even clients who are used to Scott's way with fine fabrics are taken aback by her attention to detail. "I do think I have a bit of a couture sensibility," Scott says. "When people look at my clothing in person, they are surprised by the finish work." This is "old school" design, she says. In the same classic vein, Scott has seamstresses in Manhattan who make samples, which she uses to test fabrics and make prototypes, and then has the clothing sewn by American factories—the same ones who manufacture for such fashion houses as Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Her- rera. Her popular handbags are made domestically and in South Africa. For all the importance of this work in Scott's life, it is a life turn that she almost missed. As a teenager, she had her eye on law school. "I didn't think I would go into fashion," Scott says. "I thought it was my hobby." As a student at Smith College, she took "tons of reading and MA Lic#171 Spring Auction Calendar Two Day Spring Extravaganza Saturday - Sunday, March 19th - 20th Larcom eatre and Estate Auction Sunday, April 10th Estate Auction Sunday, April 24th Furnish your home from your phone or iPad! Kaminski Auctions announces its new mobile friendly website Scott finds inspiration for her designs in myriad places.

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