Thursday, June 17, 2010

Many Thank yous to WSJ

Sharing some good news today ... Christina Binkley of The Wall Street Journal wrote a great article - Crafts, Clothes and Clout, in today's paper. It teaches us about the independent fashion design industry and all the opportunities available to help designers market and sell their products. I am happy and proud to say, two projects very near and dear to my heart, Smashing Darling & FROCK are included in this article. Many thanks go out to Christina and WSJ for the opportunity to be included. I have been a huge advocate for the independent fashion industry for a long time and am so happy to see it coming to the forefront like this. This is just the beginning for this industry ... first it was the slow food movement, the independent film and music industries then took hold ... and now it's our turn. The sky is the limit.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

It takes a village ....

I should be sewing right now but I had to take a break. My eyes are crossed at this point. It is totally so much fun ... the frenzy the week of the show ... trying to get it all done. Every day I think my shoulders get a quarter inch closer to my ears. Tension is evil. I am so excited to be collaborating with my friends on this one. Every day I am so lucky to be surrounded by so many wonderful people and even luckier to be sharing a project with them.

So here are the details:

Lori Warner (Lori Warner Studio / Gallery) printed her beautiful artwork, inspired by her recent trip to the Bahamas,on fabric that Laura (Whosiepie / FROCK) and I (MerGirl / FROCK) gave her from our stash. Ann Lightfoot (Ann Lightfoot) is designing and styling the jewelry for the show. Jonathan (River Tavern) invited us all to have lunch at the restaurant after our early afternoon soiree. How could we refuse. So if you would like to join us ... make your reservation with River Tavern, 860-526-4917. The show and the lunch are a package deal.

A sneak peek of the fabric.

This Sunday, June 6, 2010
11:00 Lori Warner Gallery for the show
1:00 Lunch at River Taven