Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Spring Cleaning Sale - Friday 3/2 at Union Rose

Yup, that's right, 2nd annual Spring Cleaning Sale at Union Rose. I won't be able to  be there myself (see tying up all lose ends for trade show the next day), but lots of other lovely vendors will be there for the evening. So far these PDX brands will have mega-sale items:

 Big Brown Eyes
Carolyn Hart
Clair Vintage Inspired
Daisy Rock
Dress Up Alice
Patricia de Salis
and MORE!

One night only, prices so low I'm not going to say......

Friday, February 24, 2012

Fade to Light: A Multidimensional Fashion Event

Next Wednesday I'm excited and proud to participate in Fade to Light: A Multidimensional Fashion Event. In my, uhm, old age (ok not really, but I sometimes I feel like I am going on 80) I have been participating in fewer and fewer fashion shows. There are only 3 people in town that I will always say yes to if they are running backstage, and one of those is Elizabeth Mollo the producer of this show. She's the glue behind the scenes at Portland Fashion week.

After some thought I decided to show my Spring/Summer line. Mainly since it had never seen the light of runway. Which was a little odd, but again see above about old lady. 

I'm stoked to be in the line up with:
Solestruck x Black Milk
Studio SKB by Bryce Black
Chicago Harper by Joshua Buck
Clair Vintage Inspired
Ms. Wood

A little pre-show loves from:
Portland Monthly Mag
Portland Mercury 

Music by:
DiscJockey Gregarious (my official turning 29 again DJ)

Also very excited that the lovely ladies from Salon Capelli will be there doing hair. 5 years ago I met Kira Pinksi, at my very first fashion show I did with Clair Vintage Inspired. So I love the fact that half a decade later we are still doing things together. 

Get tickets here:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I'm teaching a class on knits!

Yup, that's right.
Sewing a simple knit top with Alyson Clair

Saturday May 5th, at the Beaverton Mill End Store.  Space is limited so make sure to register if you'd like to attend. I'm also encouraging anyone attending the class to please  bring me your nastiest knit problems and we can trouble shoot them together.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Spring/Summer 2012

It's been much too long since I last posted on here. It's because I've been so busy with making Spring and Summer dresses, along with sampling out all my Fall and Winter dresses.  I have my very first trade show coming up, and I'm nervous. Fingers crossed some new stores like my dresses.
Anyway, here are the images from my last shoot. I wanted to pick a fun location, and also share a great community resource - The Community Warehouse. They are a non-profit in Portland that collects furniture and household items and distributes them to people in need. Those people include women escaping domestic violence, the elderly, people with mental and physical disabilities, refugee families, youth and adults recovering from substance abuse, and the working poor. They get their donations from people like you and me, and area businesses. I think what they do is pretty amazing. I first came into contact with The Community Warehouse when they were in their last location, a few blocks from my studio space. Along with being a wonderful resource to the community, they also raise funds from their Estate Store. Being an avid thrift store addict, the proximity to my studio was not always a good thing for my wallet. If you are in the Portland area, please consider donating to this organization or stopping by the Estate Store. It's one of my favorite places to shop, and I know it's helping out my community.