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Swanky kids brand Saurette taps L.A. artist JAW Cooper for fall 2010 collection

February 1, 2010 |  2:00 pm

Saurette, the pricey New York-based children's collection that specializes in exquisite little get-ups for girls, has commissioned L.A. visual artist Jessica A. W. Cooper (known simply as "Cooper") to lend her whimsical artwork to its Fall 2010 collection.

"As a designer, I am always looking for fresh and exciting concepts for future collections that spur emotional responses," said Saurette designer Lisa Kanouse. "When I discovered Cooper's work, I was immediately drawn to [it], and knew it would be a perfect complement to the fall collection."

The collection boasts Saurette's signature girlie vibe (think billowy dresses and swing coats), embellished with embroidery and appliquéd renderings of Cooper's ethereal wood nymphs and fairies. There are printed tees, appliquéd dresses and embroidered jackets and leggings, among other cutie-pie pieces. Prices for the fall collection will range from around $50 for a simple top to just over $100 for outerwear.

Cooper's feminine, fantasy-driven artwork has been featured in numerous gallery shows between San Francisco and L.A., and she regularly contributes cool, surreal-feeling illustrations to L.A. Weekly. 

-- Emili Vesilind

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Photos, from left: An initial illustration for a Saurette design by Cooper; a Saurette coat bearing a Cooper-created design for Fall 2010. Credit: Saurette