Thursday, March 24, 2011

So many fun things to do in April!

April is almost upon us!

The next 4 weeks seem jam packed with lots of fun things to do! So I'll list them out for you, and hope to see your faces at at least 1 of them.

Friday April 1st. (2 great things going on!)

Boutiques Unleashed Super fun event that I am so happy to be participating in this year! Not only do I have 3 human looks in the show, I have 3 canine looks as well!

If you aren't going to that, then get your butt over to the Union Rose Spring Cleaning Sale! So many rad local designers (the whole shop is locals only) will have insane sale items. My prices are so low that I am not even advertising what they are. One night only! End of season, and quite a few samples that are one of a kinds.

April 9th & 10th Pedal Nation Bicycle Show well the fashion portion that is. I'll have two bike-riding-friendly to show. Lots of fun!

Saturday April 16th Portland Sewing's 1 Year Anniversary Fashion Show - Garden Party Fashion Event. Not to be missed and tickets are going quick! (buy here now) I'm so proud to be showing with this group of designers. Catch a peak of all of our FA/WI '11 looks.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring/Summer 2011

For the photoshoot of this collection, I wanted to do something different. Over the years I have been involved in volunteering in several different capacities with local shelter organizations. My own pets are very near and dear to me, and they have all come from various rescue situations. I cannot imagine my daily life without them.

Volunteering with shelters can be a very eye opening experience. Had my beloved Pet Assisted Therapy cat Muku (now in kitty heaven) not escaped my house 10 years ago, I may never have had to check area shelters for him. For me personally it was extremely difficult to go in and see so many animals there. First I got upset, and then I got mad about it, and made the choice to help make a difference. The ASPCA (link: reports that between 5 and 7 million companion animals enter into shelters each year in the United States. Less than half are lucky enough to make it back out.

One of my personal goals this year is to get more involved with a shelter. I have selected the small one in my hometown of Newberg, Oregon. It's nothing snazzy, and frankly they could use your help. They are currently working hard to find funding and raise enough money to build an adequate building for the needs of the city and the pets. If you are so inclined to send a little help their way, I would love to send you a Clair tote bag. Donate here

Hope you enjoy the collection. It was one of the most fun photoshoots I have ever done. Huge thank you to my lovely model Cheryl and all the pets, Plume for the jewels, and of course the lady who make all the pretty things you see possible Sarah Giffrow.