November is coming to a close and with that comes the end of Native American Heritage Month.
Capping it off, is a hopeful story of collaboration and sustainability.
Read more here about Metis artist,
and how luxury Italian label,
collaborated with her for their
2016 resort collection.
That's how you do it, folks.
Below, a small selection
posted on Vogue.
a good read by
Theresa Avila at Mic, called
"Native American Designers
Are Behind More Clothes
Than You May Realize."
You'll recognize the work of costume designer, Pilar Agoyo and perhaps be surprised by others - hello, First Lady fashioner, Frankie Welch!
…only if we can produce beautiful things that remind people of our responsibilities as human beings to the environment and to each other."
That concludes this weeks post!
See you next week for more inspiring stories and resources on personal style and slow fashion.
Until then, you know where to find us!
If you're like us, you've been trying to avoid the encroaching din of holiday
this and that since Halloween.
Now that Thanksgiving has been celebrated, it feels like an appropriate time to embrace the holidays.
Assembled this week for you Makers, Menders, and Constituents of Style,
the Styleposium Treasury of Gift Giving.
1. A Subscription to selvedge Magazine
Nothing but love for this beautiful, inspiring, educational periodical.
Subscriptions come in a variety of options from 2 months to 3 years.
2. Merchant & Mills Tools and Supplies
All the necessary bits beautifully and thoughtfully packaged
within a tin reminiscent of an Altoids container.
Useful and convenient.
Just one of many such items at
Merchant & Mills.
3. Colette Maker Book
Details, details. It's all in the details with sewing.
Igor Stravinsky once said,
"Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration."
The act of sewing can generate many ideas, and before you know it, you have at least 3 projects in the mix - and counting!
Keep track of said details, refer to swatches, notate your brilliant ideas and maintain an efficient inventory of supplies with this
7"x9" planner in the bag.
4. Mood Guide to Fabrics
5. Organic Cotton Plus
As a stitcher in the know, you may find shopping
for affordable, quality home goods exasperating.
Organic Cotton Plus is a wonderful resource
for organic, colorgrown, made in the USA textiles and notions.
This kit comes with thread, bias binding, and cozy blanket yardage to
assemble yourself or give as a gift to the handy hands in your life.
Gift certificates available too.
Ready, set, go!
Have a good week and see you next Monday.
Until then, you know the drill.
Native Fashion Now is a book and a traveling exhibit of contemporary Native fashion designers.
Currently the exhibit is in Tulsa, OK
at Philbrook Museum of Art
and will run through the first week of 2017.
The exhibit moves on to NYC and will be at
the National Museum of the American Indian
February 17 - September 4, 2017
is a wonderful resource
for Native fashion and is run
by Jessica R. Metcalfe, a contributor to the aforementioned Native Fashion Now.
Not unlike B.Yellowtail Collective,
when you shop Beyond Buckskin
you are supporting individual Native makers,
not larger corporations
who have ripped off
Speaking of rip-offs and cultural appropriation, we were surprised to hear the story of the Seminole nation collaborating with Florida State University to create imagery and rituals that celebrate the tribe.
Learn more below:
The Seams Podcast has many more interesting stories
at the intersection of
culture, identity, and clothing.
Tune in at www.theseams.org
That concludes this week's edition of Styleposium!
Catch you next Monday.
Until then, you know where to find us:
Welcome Makers, Menders, and Constituents of Style.
The world has not been a dull place this week, has it?
We've been hearing a bit about the safety pin since the UK Brexit and were somewhat comforted
to see it pop up stateside.
Briefly, the safety pin is an easily acquired accessory to subtly signify yourself as a safe ally to minorities who may find themselves the target of hate crimes.
Read more about it here
& also this counterpoint:
Dear White People, Your Safety Pins Are Embarrassing.
All this talk of safety pins, has us rather curious about
the humble, yet useful notion.
Compiled this week for you dear readership, a very short treasury of safety pin history and use.
First up, A Visual History of the Safety Pin
from the folks at The Museum of Everyday Life.
Learn about it's use and development throughout time and place. From ancient Rome to 1970's punk rock, it's got quite a legacy.
Also, you should definitely see this. Read more here.
Alas and alack. We are out of time.
See you next week and in the meantime,
you know where to find us.
This month we celebrate Native American culture.
Styleposium aims to feature stories highlighting
the beauty and craftsmanship
of this diverse group of people.
The above image is a hand-beaded and embroidered felt hat
made by one of the members of the B.Yellowtail Collective.
Read more about the maker, Alaynee here and
shop more handmade heirloom treasures here.
Below, a short video about B.YellowTail.
See you next week for more inspiring stories and resources
for a handmade wardrobe that is beautiful and useful.
You know where we'll be!
This here is a celebration at the intersection of