Introducing the Fall/Winter 2013 Petrunia Collection

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This is the third collection from Petrunia, and we think it’s our strongest yet. Each collection has built on the one before; for Fall/Winter 2013, for instance, in addition to brand-new styles, we’re bringing back classic cuts from previous collections—like the Grace’s knit bodice and full skirt, and the belted shirtwaist shape of the Margaret—in new colors and prints. The result is a collection that stands on its own, but also adds to the overall vision. Below images are from Dramatic to Demure: A Fashion Show at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts this past month where we showed off the Fall/Winter 2013 collection!

Take the High Tea Floral print. Normally we associate florals with spring, but this Asian-inspired motif of windswept chrysanthemum blossoms on a black background is decidedly autumnal. We loved this print so much that we used it on three different dresses: the Grace, the Margaret, and a brand-new style called the Zelda, a long-sleeved knee-length dress cut on the bias so it hugs your figure.

Another new style we’re especially proud of is the Louisa: in burgundy or black, the Louisa’s simple, softly gathered shape keeps the focus on the gorgeous folk-inspired embroidery at the cuffs and down the front of the bodice.

Both the High Tea Floral print and the embroidery on the Louisa dress were inspired by vintage 1940s items, so why not wear them under this season’s Tweed Twirl coat, also 40s-inspired? Its elegant combination of fitted bodice (with cloth-covered buttons!) and full, swirling skirt needs to be seen in action to be believed.

The full collection is in the store now, so we invite you to come see (and feel, and try on) for yourself at Petrune or shop on our online store

A Petrune Party with IMPP!

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As beautiful as the clothing in Petrune is, and as wonderfully creative as our window designs are, it is sometimes forgotten that we can throw an awfully classy cocktail party.

To show off this little-known skill, we teamed up with Ithaca Motion Picture Project for their most recent exhibit “Romance, Exploits, and Peril: When Movies were Made in Ithaca.” As part of an exhibit that spanned several local businesses, including Gimme!, the State Theater, the local library, and more, we honored Ithaca’s history as a beacon of filmmaking almost 100 years ago. The cherry on top was a reception we held this past Friday, for lovers of film, fashion, food, and friends.

So many of our attendees looked like stars of the silver screen themselves, we thought it’d be criminal not to share some snaps from the party with y’all. Especially the guy in the skinny tie. Skinny ties are amazing. See the photos after the jump!

Sufferjets “Women in movement” Art Show

Art Show

Ithaca’s roller derby team, the Sufferjets, are hosting a juried art exhibition titled “Women in Movement,” in the gallery upstairs at Petrune.  The show opens Friday,  Sept. 4, and will run until Oct. 15, 2009.  Come check out this terrific exhibition.  Visit on Gallery Night,  6:00-8:00, October 10, to meet artists and skaters.
Sufferjets Roller Derby Team, Art Show

Comet skateboard show

Art Show

Local skateboard company Comet Skateboards has commissioned two dozen artists to use the board as a canvas for self-expression. Come check out the opening party and a their new video “Let’s Come Back” this Thursday, Dec. 11, at Petrune, from 5:00-8:00. Live music by “Sophistafunk,” and waffles from “Funk and Waffles.” After-party TBA!