PHOENIX Alameda will be hosting it’s annual Holiday Faire on December 8th, starting at 8pm. Please join our curated selection of artists for the event. Pick up stocking stuffers, one of a kind jewelry and other handmade gifts for everyone on your list!
I’ve been really busy these last few months prepping lots of goodies for our annual holiday faire. I’m going with an upcycled/recyled theme, using old sweaters, vintage thimbles and beads, driftwood and antique lace. There are so many gifts to choose from!
No one ever likes to say they didn’t win something. I didn’t win. But I’m really glad I participated. It was a good opportunity for me to get a bit more experience and try some new things without as many limitations as I usually have. Congrats to my fellow students, these were really beautiful entries!!!
So the dress is done, photos to come. I’m very happy with it, though it definitely looks better on me than on my cheap dress form. Now I’m working on the corset belt. I decided to go with the green brocade as it is a seriously close match to Gucci’s signature green color. I’m using…… Continue reading The Gucci Challenge, part 3, nearly there!
If you’ve been following, I’ve been working on a garment for the fashion challenge at school—creating a street style garment inspired by Gucci’s fall 2017 ready to wear line. I’ve gathered my fabrics, some from my stash, some from Britex, and even one, the green silk brocade, from the local Salvation Army store ($3 for…… Continue reading The Gucci Challenge, part 2
Twice a year my school, Apparel Arts, sponsors a fashion challenge. This fall, they have challenged students to create a street style look inspired by Gucci’s fall 2017 ready to wear line. Now, at first I wasn’t a fan of this particular mash-up of fashion elements. The colors are bright, complex, and at times nearing…… Continue reading The Gucci Challenge, Part 1
Sometimes things just work out. Perfectly. A few months ago, an acquaintance alerted me to an exhibition of 50 (yes 50!) Victorian gowns. “Sounds great”, I replied, “Where is it?” “In Saco, Maine”, came the response. Gasp! “That’s a little over 3,000 miles away, but thanks for thinking of me!”, I replied and quickly filed…… Continue reading The fates align