Friday, June 9, 2006
Fashion Forward: Sweet Pea
For the past few weeks, we have been introducing you to some of South Florida's hottest designers. But tonight, we found one woman who has made it possible to feel comfortable and look classy at the same time. Here's 7's Shireen Sandoval with more in tonight's Fashion Forward.
WSVM--This summer, you can't go wrong without owning a sexy summer top.
Among the most popular blouses and shirts are these made by Sweet Pea.
Stacy Frati: "We felt that there was void in the market for something very beautiful that could just be a day into night style blouse."
Local designer Stacy Frati is the woman behind the vision.
Her designs come in fun fabrics, but are also made of nylon mesh... A material which made to breathe in South Florida's humidity.
Stacy Frati: "It's meant to be worn for carpooling, to have a board room meeting, to have lunch with friends, to go out for dinner with a significant other, but it's meant to fit into your lifestyle."
Plus with new looks year round, Stacy's customers have plenty of styles to choose from.
Stacy Frati: "I design 12 months of the year. Every month I come out with a new collection of about 25 styles."
"Welcome to Sweet Pea."
And it's all done right here in Miami.
From the sketching, to the patern making to the cutting room, more then a million pieces are shipped to both boutiques, like Scarlett's in Pinecrest, and big name department stores around the world.
Stacy Frati: "I design in Miami, we have our cutting tables in Miami. We box it up and invoice it in Miami. And we feel very attached to our community."
So whether you go wild in an animal print top...
Or try a little black dress with a bubble hemline, Stacy says it's all about making women look hip and fashionable, without compromising comfort.
Stacy Frati: "We started Sweet Pea about 7 years ago and we never dreamed it would really take us on the journey that it's taken us on, that the customer would say yes every month to our nylon mesh fabric."
Shireen Sandoval: "Sweet pea has a line of maternity wear too."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Scarlett Women's Clothing Boutique
11665 South Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156