Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Tia Slip

Tia in Silk Organza
I love this piece. It so light and airy and the perfect layering piece. It can go under shirts, over pants; over our Simplicity Slip or Selena or Angel. The silk organza is laundered and soft crunchy, perfect for an evening out for dinner; and the linen gauze is a gorgeous weight in that it is not too fragile, but with some body.. Also available in black. New colors coming for the Fall.
Coffee Linen Gauze

Oatmeal Gauze

Find a store near you HERE.
And if you are a retailer, visit our WHOLESALE LOGIN page HERE to order for your store.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Join me in Houston Friday October 25th

Join me and the amazing Jo Packham of WHERE WOMEN CREATE for this amazing panel discussion. Both Nancy Soriano, Editorial startegist extraordinaire and Kaari Meng of French General will both be there on the panel. We will be presenting THE SUCCESS OF PASSION... Become a successful artisan entrepreneur. And it's so thrilling!
A trade event so if you are a retailer, designer, artist, manufacturer, publisher, cottage industry, teacher to name a few, check the enrollment rules and complete the form, found at

   to enroll GO HERE



  How to integrate pdf downloadable patterns into your sales routine. It's all about delivering MORE to your customer. if they love a fabric why not offer them a pdf downloadable sewing pattern to work with it. Get your special coupon at checkout four your customers and receive FREE pattern playbook for Tina's latest fabric collection RIDDLES AND RHYMES.

1.30PM-2PM : RIDDLES & RHYMES a new fabric collection by Tina Givens
A darling new collection of mixed prints for children including boys and girls. Either infant or toddler this is the most amazing detailed illustration on fabric you'll see. It's collectable and fascinating how through the fabric production process Tina seemed to capture a hand drawn quality to the textiles. In pretty color for girls and sweet boyish color for little men.

Enroll for the early panel discussion with Jo Packham and for both schoolhouses or even just one. Tina would love to see you.

Questions? 919.848.9400

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Resort/Holiday 2014

This is a special collection of one of a kind dresses and petti-slips for the holidays and resort evenings. Pieces are carefully made with hidden french seams and tiny stitches, light and airy raw edges and sweet drawstring gathers. Mixed with a little cotton voile and sateen, stuff wrinkled silk organza peeps through. This is my French inspired happy collection when clothes are just whispers in weight and subdued in dream colors. Think rose pink, lavender and vintage tea. Limited edition runs of these garments, stay tuned for look book pics and ordering info. Baisers et étreintes de moi, tg

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Vintage Elements

Vintage elements are key to the TGC apparel and jewelry collection. Sourcing from around the world, Tina's vintage fabric and old pieces she finds for her jewelry is an everyday component of her travels.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Feather Tunic

The darling feather slip is glorious and so feminine. Available in a variety of beautiful colors - light colors for the summer, and beautiful cobolt, truffle, chocolate or black for the fall! Stores get your orders in, these are selling well. With or without sleeves.

Daniella Pant is one of Tina's favs! Available in a vintage linen print mix, you get what we have sort of thing, and available in our solid medium weights. Just too much fun! Raw edges, and a great baggy pant with panels.

Then there's the Miles jacket! Super fun easy to wear over anything.
Gotta get it!

919.848.9400 to order yours. And if you order within June you receive free shipping.

Contact us at for a store near you!

Cheers and have a great rest of your weekend!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Jules Coat

Jules Coat
Our light coat for Fall is available in black with vintage linen print trim, or an earthy chocolate color with trim. We select beautiful vintage or vintage inspired linen pieces for embellishing various garments like the Jules Coat! Watch for our new Goody Two Shoes Pants in multiple vintage and new linen prints. They are super cool! If you don't carry our collection in your store please connect with us at 919.848.9400. We protect your area geographically to ensure you are known for the line within your area... We have international stores too.

Meet Chloe Klapish our model! Isn't she fabulous! An international superstar herself. Thanks for being part of our family Chloe.

Angel Slip

You can't have enough Angels? Amazing ruffles at hem, this is our fall version in medium weight white linen. It is simply scrumptious! Weighty and gorgeous to be worn under any of our shirts, dresses, and over pants or other Angels. To do: order one in black, chocolate, smoke, aluminum, white and ivory....
We have them in lightweight linen too. Check where you can get yours at

Where lambs have nibbled, silent moves
The feet of angels bright;
Unseen they pour blessing,
And joy without ceasing,
On each bud and blossom,
And each sleeping bosom.
                      WILLIAM BLAKE, Night

Thursday, May 2, 2013

New Styles

Luccia Shirt shown in Gold, gorgeous and feminine! Order in lightweight or medium weight linen... Sweet Top for over anything... And the Madeline Slip with boisterous cargo pockets and detailed inserts. Lightweight! Wear as a skirt or as is!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Trunk Show / Possibilities

Lullaby Chic tunic with Simplicity Slip
This Saturday, April 27th,  we are having an amazing Trunk Show at Possibilities in Cary NC.

Kristen Jones will be there to play in the clothes
 and help you find a piece of magic you adore... 

I am so happy she's with me, she's adorable, easy to work with and she reads my mind! Ha!
I will be in during the morning, with my visiting mom and my Mel. I hope to see you there!

And a big thanks to Kathy Wilkerson Fowler who is the amazing proprietor-ess of the amazing Possibilities which has been offering beautiful things to women in NC for over 25 years!!! That's right! And if you can't make it, give Kathy a call at 919.460.1852

Possibilities is located at 1247 Kildaire Farm Road Cary NC 27511 - 
so google map 'er and come on in.

lotsa luv

Friday, April 12, 2013

Got summer pretties?

Visit to see a few new summer pretties

Selena Strap

Simplicity Slip

Lucy Dress

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Cinderella Dress

Cinderella in Hollyhock with mixed vintage buttons.
Are you coming to Round Top in Texas? If not you need to order your Cinderella Dress from MimiBella right now! Oversized, 3/4 sleeve, lovely pocket with vintage linen print inside. Linen is light weight and gorgeous! And comes in Hollyhock as shown, Meadow Blue or Taupe! Sm or ML Amazing dress. MimiBella 979-865-2121

Friday, March 22, 2013

Marburger Farms Antique Festival

If you don't know about this secret... you need to know now! Twice a year in Round Top Texas (between Austin and Houston) is the most amazing festival of incredible antique fairs, markets and everything inbetween! This is where Rachel Ashwell of Shabby Chic has her amazing Prairie Inn B and B and where she shops flea market style for years now. This is where she finds all of those pink dressers, and rose paintings, lace lamp shades and so much more. Or if you're into the whole Americana thing... well can you say old time QUILTS... OH yes! And then there's the French Provincial pieces and old English style pieces... From rugs to furniture, architectural finds and old jewelry. It's an amazing time, and in the middle of this 4 week event is MARBURGER FARM. Here's where the creme de la creme of the antiques are found... and folks fly in for the day to visit!!! So folks from every neck of the woods, globe and well, all types of wallets. Collectors, decorators, stores wanting to prop for the year, film industry set designers and so many more...
Kev and I are lucky enough to be spending several days out there, and we're so excited about our partnership with the most amazing little store in Round Top called MimiBella. Romantic, sweet and gorgeous store in a little house!!! Well part of the store now houses a delicious and enormous collection of Tina Givens Couture, as well as Cid Pear stationery... and we can't wait!

If you have a pocket of time between April 2-7, pop in and see us! And oh, visit the country's best antique fairs ever!

Round Top Texas

New: Sugar Plum Slip

Jewelry Shipment at MimiBella
Our ad in the Antique Festival Program

Prairie Linen in Meadow and Ivory... + longest Citrine Necklace LOVE

Slip Short in ivory linen and Jane Pant with pocket!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fall 13


New York was such a lovely little respit for us this past weekend. I know, New York? Restful? Yes indeed. We had such a quiet and lovely time. Took it all in and took the time to rest between appointments. It was so good. Great food of course and long chats with bubbley water and strawberries to snack on with our lovely customers. They each visited and oohed and aahed at all the new looks and colors. So great!
Our showroom was a quiet little spot with a lovely velvet couch in light blue, with a large lamp hanging over the coffee table. Glass cloches sat on the table covered in pearls, and vintage chain, faceted stones and hand forged pendants. Spattered with long ribbons of raw linen in ivory and white and pinks. The ribbons spilled in pools throughout the room. Racks were full and separated by season and hues. Spring Summer colors in white, ivory, light baby pink, meadow blue, taupe, cobolt and chocolate. Fall looks in rich truffle browns, chocolate, smokey grey, midnight blue and a bit of bright autumn gold, plum and sea pink. Of course perfect white shirts with vintage buttons and patches of vintage fabric prints. More pics to come.
My new lovely Selena Strap dress is above, shown in truffle, sea pink and chocolate. Doesn't it look like an ice-cream flavor of sorts - Neopolitan?

We returned to a bustling studio, new fabrics came in today and loads of boxes are shipping out. My team is amazing, and Kevin and I are back in the swing of things.

I send kisses and hugs your way. t

My favorite quote today:

The most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched, 
they must be felt with the heart!
Helen Keller

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Prettiness today!

Eloise Pristine

Eloise Back

Eloise WildCherry

Simplicity in Taupe, Pristine Jane Pant

Lullaby Tunic BACK in Taupe

Simplicity in Black

Smock It in Black, shown with Black Jane Pant

Simplicity in Hollyhock

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Spring is around the corner!

Spring is around the corner!

Prairie Linen in Chocolate / Plum

Frilly Jane Tunic
As the sun comes across my desk this morning I contemplate wearing my Prairie Linen dress in chocolate and plum to my next event in Atlanta. I am so excited to see old friends. My Cid Pear product line with CR Gibson is so gorgeous this year, and the presentation is amazing. Can't wait to share. In the meantime, I get to select my wardrobe for the next few days relaxing and playing with old and new friends.
Have a gorgeous day!