Monday, December 21, 2009

Fashion for the independent-minded global citizen

Page 8 Fall 2009 Positive Minds

Director Teres Mc-
Clen will introduce
her new Perry
Orange Collec-
tion - made entirely
of certified organic
fabrics, such as
cottons, bamboo,
hemp, and silks
that meet Fair Trade
The Perry Orange
Collection is charac-
terized by extraor-
dinary elegance
and strong stylistic
content, intended
for the female client.
Not only is Teres
a well established
Designer, but she
is also an excel-
lent visionary and
entrepreneur. She
is involved with
multiple businesses,
which stems from
Real Estate & Devel-
opment ventures.

Teres McClen, will present a new and
lively Fun, Flirty, and Fashion-forward
Spring 2010 collection which is also
friendly to Mother Earth. “This collection
of fine goods pays tribute to four genera-
tions of designers and models in Teres’s
immediate family.”
Inspired by her mother—who has a
playful sense of style—Perry Orange in-
cludes day to evening dresses, chic little
jackets, and stylish pants. The collection
will also include accessories such as shoes,
hats, and travel bags.
The McClen Fashion Group is known
for their beautiful silhouettes and excep-
tional attention to detail.
Perry Orange color— is a combina-
tion of her family’s name and her mother’s
favorite hue being orange – will always be
present in the collection, much as Valen-
tino’s favored red.
Teres’ men’s wear collection, compris-
ing of custom-made suits, ready-to-wear
pants, shirts, and shorts, will offers uncom-
mon versatility.
The men’s collection will also include
a variety of stylish messenger bags. The
men’s wear collection has garnered Ms.
McClen a variety of an enthusiastic nods
from the fashion industry. She was one
of the men’s wear finalists selected for
Fashion Group International’s Rising Star
Teres will launch her light-hearted col-
lection of luxury women’s wear under the
label Perry Orange at NOLCHA in associa-
tion with Bel Esprit & Aveda, being held in
2009. To learn more contact Sonia at or 1-310-437-7156.

Article presented by Public Relations Direc-
tor - POSITIVE MINDS/Eileen Smith. To
contact Eileen email her at Eileen_bmdpt@

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Teres McClen @ Shecky's Girls Night Out

We are looking for three great sales person to work short term temporary job for two days.
Please forward information:

Teres McClen at Shecky's "Girls Night Out"
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
December 9th & 10th
must be 21 or older

This is a perfect opportunity for the eco-minded designer, merchandiser, or sales rep.

The job is commission based or hourly it depends on their experience
Also paid internship is available for managing the project from beginning to end (designer showroom to the retail event ends) -

Contact Sonia


Friday, October 16, 2009

Before Chanel, CoCo was Eco

Not since Scarlett O’Hara upcycled those curtains to make a crazy green velveteen dress have we seen such industrious textile make-overs on the screen.

Yes, Anne Fontaine’s Coco Before Chanel is the quintessential tweed rags-to-riches saga, in which a poor but clever French girl and her sister climb the ladder from the orphanage to the chateau by making great contacts at a tavern where they sang a funny ditty, entitled Coco (hence the nickname for Gabrielle Chanel).

I took away much from Audrey Tautou’s brilliant portrayal of the iconic designer, mainly a reminder why monochromatic, pared-down simplicity has always ruled in the chic department, and how this can be arrived at with the three R’s: recycling, reducing and reusing.

Coco’s early homemade ensembles were reconfigured men’s tweed suits and women’s work aprons – a collection you might spot on Etsy or other sites where crafty visionaries are putting their green spin on fashion. She takes an old tablecloth plaid dress and embellishes it with a white ribbed bib and cuffs. Her lover’s suits become her riding clothes. Sailor tops she spotted in Deauville inspire simple, blue and white striped cotton tees.

You’d never know this was the genius who would put quilted handbags, designer perfume and the famous pocketed Chanel suit on the map, becoming the true first lady of fashion.

Any Project Runway addict will love watching the textile transformations in the film which yielded both handsome and hideous results. You can just hear host and judge Heidi Klum snort, “It’s just so Octoberfest!”

Would the early Coco have had a chance on Project Runway? Certainly in a green competition, you know, one of those challenges in which designers are tossed newspaper, candy wrappers or high volume acrylic wedding gowns and ordered to remake them into something Tim Gunn finds has the wow factor.

The wow emerging in the extraordinary executions was the lack of wow, the architectural lines and basic black palette which allowed the most important aspect of glamor to shine through: the woman. That was the magnet for “Boy”, her painfully handsome lover who appreciated her gift, and that is what attracts a recession-strapped audience to the sullen-eyed heroine.

In a decadent and wasteful Edwardian society married to costumed corsets, frills and other excess, Coco proves women of real style can wear curtains and still be the belle of the ball.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009





Sonia Ffrench-Pitts

Press Release                                                                     





A VIP cocktail reception called, “MEET THE DESIGNERS” on the red carpet among the honorees will be

Teres McClen



Los Angeles, CA October 12, 2009—Fashion designer Teres McClen, will be one of the honorees walking the red carpet “Meet the Designers,” VIP cocktail reception on the stunning rooftop of the downtown Standard Hotel.


Teres McClen is one of Los Angeles’s most influential fashion designers that will walk the FGILA Red Carpet with her muse in celebration to her contribution and dedication to the fashion world. This event will give homage to the most endearing designers and their muse.


McClen has earned a loyal following by marrying style, function, and comfort. McClen said, “Unless the fabric feels like something you can sleep in, I’m not interested in it.” Featuring elegant lines and exceptional attention to detail, the line is made entirely of certified sustainable fabrics such as, lyocell, cottons, silks, and wools – all meeting the Fair Trade standards. Her menswear and womenswear line has garnered many accolades throughout the fashion industry and clienteles.

For more information about the McClen Fashion Group brands or the company, and scheduling an interview with Teres McClen, contact Sonia Ffrench-Pitts at

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