Sunday, February 20, 2011

Beginner Sewing Boot Camp - Our longest running Sewing Class

I have been going through many old class photos lately and I am realizing just how long our Fashion Lab Beginner Sewing Boot Camp class has been going on.  It's fun to think about just how many people have we've taught how to sew over the last 3 years the class has been going on.

And as I go through these photos, I notice we've collected a rather nice collection of project photos from this class. Feeling the need to share it with y'all:

Vintage Hat Dinner Party

The ladies of Hat Lab had the opportunity for a little post-class reunion last week and I happily tagged along. Thanks to our Hat Lab instructor Irina for inviting us over to her spacious apartment for yummy treats, wine and a chance to check out her vast vintage hat collection.

Highlights included a delicious blackbean & sweet potato stew straight from the "Kickin' Kitchen" of Lynda Layng, Irina's boyfriends banana dessert with fresh whipped cream and of course, getting the chance to try on Irina's collection of vintage hats.

Here are some photos from our fun night.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Latest Collective Designer

It was such a pleasure meeting Jersey City handbag designer Lisa Best of pippiHEPBURN this morning!

Lisa is our latest designer in our little hoboken designer collective. Her non-leather handbags & purses are inspired by the necessity of fun and we totally agree! Her bags are roomy, yet chic and full of pockets on the inside. She's perfected the art of slouchy and we are truly digging these bags! Come see for yourself at the store.

And here is her Etsy Site.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Burda Style DIY Fashion Show in Austin

There's still time! Submission deadline is this Thursday, February 10th, at 9am EST! 

If you are, or plan to be, in the Austin area we would love you to participate in our fashion show!

This is your chance to take center stage with a dream audience: 500 guests, including influential fashion bloggers, DIY world influencers, and the BurdaStyle family.

Our fashion show is your chance to gain some great press and some wonderful networking. Each participant will be featured in a new BurdaStyle blog series, Meet the Designer. BurdaStyle will also be heavily promoting this event in a newsletter going out to 185,000+ world-wide subscribers and to a membership of near 500,000 members.
The BurdaStyle DIY Fashion show is also the official wrap up party for The Texas Style Council Conference, hosted by Indiana Adams from Adored Austin!

This event is open to the public, so please join us to celebrate the world of creative fashion and DIY ingenuity!

What: BurdaStyle Fashion Show
Who: BurdaStyle and 15 DIY Fashion Designers
Venue 222 hosting Etsy, Awesome in Austin
222 East 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
When: Sunday, March 13th at 8-10pm
Fashion show starts promptly at 9:00pm with cocktails

How to Enter:

1. Submit your entry via email to submissions[at]burdastyle[dot]com, with the subject: “BurdaStyle Fashion Show”
2. Submissions need to include: Link to your BurdaStyle profile or Etsy profile, one paragraph about yourself and high res photo of you or your model wearing the 1-3 piece(s) you would like to showcase. Please include information about what you do and why you want to be part of this event.
3. Submission deadline is Thursday, February 10th at 9am EST.
BurdaStyle will announce the 15 designers on February 15th via BurdaStyle blog and newsletter.

**All designers will need to provide their own hair styling, make-up and model. We would love the designers to wear their fashions but you may decide to have someone else model. All designers must provide their own transportation to and from the event.