Do you have a tall sister? I do and I’ve featured her here on the blog a few times. I really miss
living near my 5’11 sister for several reasons including the
stealing sharing of clothes, fun (and sometimes frustrating) shopping trips and of course the special sisterly bond. Since I’m now living on a different continent and I miss her, here are a couple of my favorite photos of the two of us together during recent trips home to California. In both photos, we happen to be posing on my magical little Balboa Island where I lived for a few years before I married Mr. L3.
As part of my Tall Specialty Shop Challenge, I’ll be highlighting unique aspects of various tall specialty shops. While we’re on the topic of sisters, I’ve noticed that there are a couple of tall entrepreneurial sister duos out there that are working hard to bring us tall ladies some fabulous
items. Check them out!
Amali Talli – Sisters Amy (6’3.5) and Ali (5’10) opened a tall boutique in the Minneapolis area in late 2014. Part of their shopping strategy involves attending market expos in various parts of the U.S. and personally measuring and trying on items to make sure they fit before ordering them for their store. Isn’t it cool to think that a measuring-tape wielding pair of tall sisters is out there scouring the country in order to supply us tall ladies with the latest trends that are guaranteed to fit? They plan to launch an online shop soon. Keep an eye out for it and visit their Eden Prairie, MN store if you’re in the area.
Tallwater Jeans – 6’2 and 6’3 twin sisters Lynn, founders of Tallwater which offers fabulous made-in-America jeans with an inseam of 37″-38″ (so that you can tailor the jean to your perfect length if need be or wear 5 inch heels!), yoga pants and a cute maxi dress. Since their teenage years, Lynn and Kate have been frustrated by the lack of clothing options for tall ladies. They decided to collaborate with a veteran denim master and channel that frustration into creating a line of jeans that doesn’t just have a longer inseam but also longer rises and runs, wider leg openings etc. In short, the jeans are tailor made for a tall woman’s body and with styles ranging from skinnies all the way to trouser jeans, they really do have something for everyone! I think this blurb on the Tallwater website sums it up nicely “The truth is, you can’t take a pattern that was designed for someone who’s 5’7″ and just enlarge it for someone who is 6’2″. It’s a different body type all together. You need to start from scratch. And since nobody else seemed to be willing to do that, we decided to do it ourselves”. Bravo! I’ll be buying a pair of jeans from Tallwater for my March item for the Tall Specialty Shop Challenge. Yay!