Sunday, October 30, 2011

Revisiting Reworked Designs by Amberstudios

I recently received a lovely message from Barbara Assejew of Amberstudios, (an etsy shop where you can find sustainable clothing and accessories for the "consciously hip" consumer).

Since I have a "thang" for tattoos, this is an amazing custom piece designed for a client who had a tattoo down her spine. The same tattoo was repeated on the back of the coat - love that!

It's wonderful to hear how people who I've blogged about in the past are doing!

Good news! Barbara has been doing well with her online Etsy shop:) And in addition to designing re-worked whimsical pieces from upcycled clothing, she is also involved in promoting sustainability in the fashion industry.

You can check her out at Knittreat on November 3,4,5,6 2011 for a Fall Weekend Retreat at the Beautiful Omni Bedford Springs Resort and Spa

Expect to enjoy a weekend full of classes, enjoy a fashion show, partake in a fiber swap, afternoon tea and various breakout sessions! If you're interested in registering, feel free to email or call Barb directly at 412.963.7030


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Swapping Continues To Grow In Calgary...

Just two weeks ago another "Take Off Your Clothes" clothing swap took place in Calgary!

Soho Bar & Grill acted again as venue host for Calgary's most recent clothing swap courtesy of The SWAP Team. Swappers came out in full force to mingle, listen to cool beats by Two Towers Entertainment and hunt for fabulous finds!

This season, I stepped away from the organizing side of things as I have now moved on to become Vice President of Operations. Now I'll be helping Chapter Directors across North America organize "Take Off Your Clothes" clothing swaps in their respective cities.

Here's an inside look on what The SWAP Team's all about:

If you're interested in starting your own chapter, feel free to give me a shout, either via The Creative Mixx or

Mad love goes out to our new Calgary Chapter Directors (Vanessa Erickson & Stacey Savage) for organizing another amazing event! Amy Darling kept swappers motivated throughout the day, stylist Domingo "MyDomingo" Lumanog offered valuable style tips and numerous designers, boutiques and consignment shop donated items for our designer raffle.

There are so many others who helped to make this event a memorable one. I'd like to personally thank all the volunteers who have (and continue) to support this event. We donated approximately 1900 items (that were left over at the end of the event) to Goodwill Industries of Alberta! Way to go Calgary!!!

I feel like I've won the fashion lottery after each event. This time I walked away with a whack load of items to add to my fall wardrobe and can't wait for the next on in Spring of 2012!

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