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Who played upon a lute amid eastern breezes,
heart torn apart and tune falling into pieces?
A weary wall stands peeling and silent.
Doesn’t it remind all but an age innocent?


A romantic layered long skirt inspired from Chinese ink and wash painting technique.

* Fixed waist with pleated detail around thigh, very flattering and visually slimming.

* Inner layer in black cotton is longer and larger than the outer layer, which forms a perfect pleated transition of the gradient indigo brush painting on the hem of the outer layer. It is very soft 100% cotton, so two layered is very comfortable and breathing.

* Outer layer is made with pleated 55% linen 45% cotton blend crepe in natural beige. Draping in a beautiful peculiar way, soft and durable, we especially order to made this textile. The earthy and specially textured pleats won’t be washed away and it will be more obvious after laundry. The beige color is the natural hue of the fabric, doesn’t need to go through dying process, so it is very eco-friendly and good to health. It is one of our favorite fabrics of strong character, very idea2lifestyle.

* The brush work is hand painted with two acrylic colors and diluted with water to get subtle gradient abstract graphics borrowing the technique of ancient Chinese ink and wash painting. It won’t fade, for first few times laundry, we suggest to hand wash in cold water without washing powder, no scrubbing on the painting part; then you may machine wash it as regular.

* Drawing strings with one un-painted wood bead and two hand-painted porcelain Pandora beads. With the drawing strings you may adjust the pleats and shape of the skirt, proud idea which make this skirt very flattering and unique and hasn’t been used by any other designer brands yet to my knowledge.

* Features one side pocket and invisible zipper with hook on the back.

The matching hoodie is here:

Color option:
1. Natural beige version
2. Indigo blue version :


Piece info
* Material: beige version - outer layer - quality 55% linen 45% cotton blend crepe, inner layer - 100% cotton; indigo blue version: outer layer 100% cotton (Japan imported), lining 100% cotton

* Care: machine wash cold and gentle, tumble low, line to dry, the texture is made by special looming machine, it will shrink a little when it meets water, regular iron it will restore the size.

* Measurement:
Made to order, lead time is 4-6 days, a few available to ship the day you pay;

Pls note: this design sits on your high hip, the sizing chart shows the natural waist, we add enough room on waist of skirt to let it sit on your low waist, so just pick up your usual size, no need to buy one size larger.
If you'd like to wear it on natural waist, just let us know, we will accomodate.

Pls provide your usual size, height when or after paying through conversation or *message to seller*; if you are not sure how to pick the size, just let me know your natural waist, hips and height. Don’t hesitate to contact me, I’d love to help you to get perfect fitting pants.

Shop sizing chart FYI ( made according to US sizing. actual body figures, NOT laying flat clothes measurements)

For measurement guide, kindly see pic 4:


SIZE XXS (US 0, UK 4, Italian 34, French 32, German 30, Japan 1)
bust: fits bust around 32.5” / 81cm
Waist: fits waist around 25” / 63.5cm
Hips: fits hips around 35” / 89cm
For overall height: 5'2" / 157cm around

SIZE XS (US 2, UK 6, Italian 36, French 34, German 32, Japan 3)
bust: fits bust around 33.5” / 85cm
Waist: fits waist around 26” / 66cm
Hips: fits hips around 36” / 91cm
For overall height: 5'3" / 160cm around

SIZE S (US 6, UK 10, Italian 40, French 38, German 36, Japan 7)
bust: fits bust around 35.5” / 90cm
Waist: fits waist around 28”/ 71cm
Hips: fits hips around 38”/ 97cm
For overall height: 5'5" / 165cm around

SIZE M (US 10, UK 14, Italian 44, French 42, German 40, Japan 11)
bust: fits bust around 37.5” / 95cm
Waist: fits waist around 30”/ 76cm
Hips: fits hips around 40”/ 102cm
For overall height: 5'7" / 170cm around

SIZE M+, L- (US 12, UK 16, Italian 46, French 44, German 42, Japan 13)
bust: fits bust around 39” / 99cm
Waist: fits waist around 31.5”/ 80cm
Hips: fits hips around 41.5”/ 106cm
For overall height: 5'7"-5'9" / 173-175cm

SIZE L (US 14, UK 18, Italian 48, French 46, German 44, Japan 15)
bust: fits bust around 40.5”/ 103cm
Waist: fits waist around 33”/ 84cm
Hips: fits hips around 43”/ 109cm
For overall height: 5'9" / 175cm around

SIZE XL (US 18, UK 22, Italian 52, French 50, German 48, Japan 22)
bust: fits bust around 43.5”/ 110cm
Waist: fits waist around 36”/ 91cm
Hips: fits hips around 46”/ 117cm
For overall height: 5'9" / 175cm around

SIZE XL or 5'9"/175cm+ takes 10USD to cover extra fabric, labour and shipping. Pls contact us before making.

* you may give me your measurements before or after payment (I will send you measurement guide if you need)

* If you have some specific request or special characters such as broad shoulder, long arms, long waist, etc you think we need pay attention to when making, do let me know.

The basic measurements we need for making your order:
[bust]: the fullest part of your bust, not bra size
[natural waist]: the thinest part of your upper body
[hips]: the fullest part of your hips
Your overall height:

Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, I’d love to help!


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Shipping options:

We ship to WORLDWIDE as long as you live on earth :=)

We use FedEx, DHL, EMS, DPD etc. according to your destination and weight of parcel, shipping time is around 4-10 days, with in-depth tracking,safer, faster and more reliable.

All parcels will be claimed low value. If the order is a gift, just let us know, and we will include a free card with envelope for you so that you don’t need to buy a card by yourself.

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Dudu (2004-2016)
Gerald Chen