I wanted to share a short story with you. Yesterday was a little cool and I wore one of my Candiss jackets, one with greens and grey. I decided to take a walk here in DC over lunch. I was told by 3 strangers and 1 person I knew only by sight that my jacket was "absolutely beautiful." I thought you would enjoy hearing this. I look forward to seeing you in Gaithersburg in November. Give my regards to Rodger.
Candiss, I received a postcard from you about the Madison Art Fair on the Square. We usually attend each year as we live in Madison. This year we were on vacation up North. If I had come, I would have told you how much I love the jacket that I bought from you in Naples, FL. It is similar to the Canyons Desert only longer and in deep purples and greens. I have had sooooo many compliments on it. I just wanted to let you know how much pleasure your creation has given me. I usually don't spend so much on my clothing---I have not had one regret and smile every time I wear it! My husband smiles too!
I am just emailing to say a great big thank you for your wonderful designs! I purchased a dress (my favorite dress) at the Madison WI Art on the square. It is truly a fabulous dress!!!! I get so many compliments each time I wear it. I have now learned to just carry your card everywhere I go and have passed along your website to many people.
Dear Candiss, I have attached a photo of me and another woman in the dresses we purchased (independent of each other) from you. We were at a brunch at my home and we were delighted to share our great dresses. I thought you would be too!
What a delight to receive the newest jacket. I wore it the very next day and it elicited many compliments. The fit was perfect - and I'm delighted to have discovered you!
Hi Candiss, I received my beautiful and beautifully altered birthday vest in the mail JUST in time for the big day. You did a fabulous job on the alterations (of course) and I will enjoy wearing it for many years to come.
I truly enjoyed chatting with you at the ACC San Francisco Fair, and hearing the story of how you meet your fabulous husband. You and I are lucky ladies to both have married charming and handsome Englishmen. We are blessed.
Thanks again, Nicki
What can I say, your designs are inspiring. What is it they say, often imitated, never duplicated.
My black skirt from Candiss Cole is the first thing I put in my suitcase when I travel. It's my go-to skirt and always looks perfect.
Many thanks, P. F.
Was quite a surprise seeing you at the Park City Art Show. Could you believe of all the pieces I brought with me on that trip...was one of yours? I just had to share again how fabulous your creations are. I've been fortunate to have several different pieces made by you. What is so wonderful about them is that they are classic in design. They transcend time...those that I have had for quite some time get as many positive comments as the more recent ones. I feel different - special - when I'm wearing them. It's like you've woven something magic in them. I'm eager to see your new line - and add a new creation to my wardrobe later this year. Continued best wishes - you are an artisan for sure; but more so a master in helping each of us look and feel our best.
I received the dress yesterday that I purchased in Portsmouth, VA and I just love it. It fits perfectly and I can't wait to wear it at Bill's Dartmouth reunion! I hope I get to dance because it looks so pretty when you twirl. Guess I was doing the "little girl" thing in it!
Anyway, Thanks again for the fast service and the alterations. The dress is perfect!!
Judy M, Virginia Beach
Last week I was one of the plenary speakers at a national conference of transportation women. I wore your gorgeous green jacket. A woman in the audience said that she couldn't see the details of the jacket clearly, however I looked like I was wearing a magnificent painting and that it flowed when I spoke.
Thank you so much for all of it.
Hi, Candiss! It was such a pleasure meeting you at the Festival and enjoy your lovely clothes. I have a feeling I'll be ordering more... so comfortable, flattering, and low-maintenance I've never had this much fun with a dress!
I'll look for you at shows. You are as much fun as your dresses. ;)
Best, Cindy Gallagher
Hi. I purchased a dress and jacket on Memorial Day at a craft fair. I even modeled it - and brought in some customers for you.
I wore the outfit last Saturday evening, when 6 of us went out for dinner. My very sophisticated and upscale friends immediately commented that this was the most beautiful dress I had ever worn and how fabulous I looked in it. Wow...did that make me feel happy I bought it. Now I'm going to check out your web site.
Thank you! Susan
Thank you so much, Candiss! I am anticipating the vest with much excitement! I always have loved beautiful clothes and unique art, yet its not often that they are one and the same. I'll be sure to wear it often. And there is no doubt that I will get many compliments.
Dear Candiss, I wore your gorgeous coat to a concert Monday night and the woman seated next to me had me stand and model it, she liked it so much. I contacted her the next day with your web address and it turned out that she'd bought a jacket from you at a Miami show. No wonder she liked mine! We're meeting for lunch at Pike Place Market next week; your art has started a new friendship.
Thanks, Norah O'Neill, Seattle
It brought tears to my eyes, it is so beautiful. Thank you so
much Candiss. I've wanted that jacket for SO long. I am
just beside myself.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, thank You,
It was good to hear from you with the good news that my vest will be arriving soon. I had fun exploring your website and further acquainting myself with you and your work. Following the Links was another interesting activity.
I was not surprised to see that your work has won awards and congratulate you on your good fortune. Reaching the level of originality and expertise where your work stands above the rest must be satisfying. We all love validation, and to have it come from your peers is even better.
Until we meet again,
What I love about your jackets is that I can wear them in spring, fall, and winter (which we do get a lot of). In winter they slide neatly under an overcoat and are comfortable to wear all day in over-heated rooms. Even in summer, they provide comfortable protection from over-chilled air conditioned rooms. The magic of silk. Your slogan should be, "Never leave home without Candiss Cole." (Maybe I should get a second career writing advertising copy, but it's true.)
I have purchased a number jackets from you and one for my daughter. You once told me that one of your clients told her husband, "In case of fire grab the Candiss Coles." I know exactly how she feels. I'd like to share my story.
I was returning to the office after a lengthy medical absence. Because I was still not completely recovered and my appearance shows the results of a lengthy ordeal, how I look and feel about myself was especially important. However, the answer to the question of what to wear my first days back to work was easy.
I always feel special and comfortable in my Candiss Cole wearable art, so that is what I chose. In fact, even today I have on one of your jackets and have received a number of compliments. I thank you for the beautiful work. I only wish I had more. I look forward to seeing you at another arts and craft show.
He is ecstatic!! Wore it last night. He is mailing you a check. Bless you.
He could care less about his clothing -- except for his ratty Docksiders, his ripped LL Bean cargo shorts -- and your elegant shirt. You have made his day, week, month, and year!!
Regards to Rodger
Dear Candiss, your gorgeous coat arrived today; thank you! If it weren't pouring down rain here, I'd be wearing it to a meeting tonight. Rest assured it will be worn and appreciated often.
It arrived, it is beautiful, Thanks. Can't wait for the cold weather.
My jacket arrived and it's beautiful. I'm off on a business trip to Phoenix next week and plan to take it. All of your jackets travel so very well. They just never seem to wrinkle.
Have been enjoying my new vest too. Of all the clothes I have, I like my Candiss Coles the best.
Hope all is well with you.
I have been on vacation and just returned home to find my beautiful jacket waiting for me. It was what I expected and more!! It's just beautiful!
Thank you and I hope to be able to get another one sometime in the future...
I just wanted to let you know that I got my new jacket--it fits beautifully--and the colors are perfect! Many thanks to you and your husband!! I'm getting lots of compliments every time I wear it--and of course up here in Michigan, it is already the kind of weather where I need it! Thanks again! Hope to see you next year at the art fair!