LC Croatian Embroidered Blouse
A boutique on Ilica Street, Zagreb.
“You like the blouse?”
I nod to the saleswoman.
“It is magijski,” she says.
The radiant floral embroidery, it seems, is a traditional design that signifies availability. Button at the neck can be unbuttoned to raise the wattage of the signal.
Within minutes of entering a candlelit cafe in the cobblestoned Donji Grad district, for example, you would find yourself sharing macchiato and Zagorski strudel with Zoran, who (small world) turns out to be a systems analyst just like you.
Over here, on the other hand, you could wear it with jeans to attract anything you like. Even a taxi on Friday afternoon, perhaps.
Croatian Embroidered Blouse (No. 5076). A full cut of linen/cotton with lots of luminous silk embroidery on the arms. Satin ribbon and crochet lace at gathered cuffs. Wide, cross-stitched boat neckline with more gathers, plus button closure slit at center front.
Magic indeed. Made in India.