Socialize, learn a new skill, save some money, keep your socks aliiiive!
When: Wed, 27 Dec, 2017, 4:04pm - 5:05pm
and every 2 months on the last Wednesday thereafter.
Where: MECCA - Materials Exchange Center for the Creative Arts
Sign up here.
(This is the first one! So be a doll, and register, so Mikel knows you're coming.)
Hi there, Makers, Menders, and Constituents of Style!
Exciting developments have been rolling out this past month.
Let's get crackin.
...In taking spectacular theatrical risks, reminiscent of Alexander McQueen, John Galliano and Vivienne Westwood,
Positively hooked on those honeycomb skirts.
Read on at T Magazine, "Jun Takahashi, The Sorcerer of Fashion" by Gaby Wood. 8/17/17
Now available at ACAST or iTunes.
The ReFashioners is on for 2017!
Last year's denim theme was fantastic - so many clever submissions!
Click here for this year's theme, plus
the blogger inspo line-up.
T- 4 days.
Feeling thankful to all the fine folks out there working to fight fire.
These daring, brave souls not only jump out of planes into wildfire territory, they also sew and repair their own gear.
Read more of Charles Post's story on the Filson blog:
The Life of a Smokejumper: Wait. Jump. Fight. Repeat.
Video from CBS Sunday Morning
Our hearts go out to those affected by flood and fire.
It feels good to give and help.
Please watch this video
before donating materials
and remember monetary donations
make it easier on the organizations and the victims.
That's a wrap for now.
Until next time, friends.
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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!
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 here is a celebration at the intersection of