Patullo-Jo Copeland x



This wasn’t the post for today..but there’s a gremlin in my computer that won’t allow me to upload new photos – one of the burdens of working by yourself is there’s no IT department to demand help from.  The internet is also proving cranky..there’s a storm brewing outside and I’ve noticed when the air gets thick, so does the wi-fi.   And it was a Bank holiday in the UK yesterday so everything’s a bit upside down..Charlie’s school bag never made it into school and I’m convinced today is Monday…which I’ll probably be grateful for when Friday comes..


These are photos of the work of designer Jo Copeland, working under the label of Pattullo-Jo Copeland.  She worked in New York from the 1916 all the way through the major fashion decades till she closed her label in 1970 and for me, is one of fashions forgotten heroines.



She had an impeccable eye for detail and effortlessly understood the female form, knowing exactly what to exaggerate..and what to skim.  These shoulders are a sculptural delight..
45e9d0b682e261a442496a4cba57fc04and make that waist look tiny.


She proves that good design stands the test of time even when the fickle finger of fame passes on..

Laters, Kate x


  1. .virginia.romo.

    Love it. The flowing structure of the first dress, the lovely embroideries and the colour palette. This are my colours for this season: dark green, black and white.