Thursday, July 31, 2008

Show Pony Show

Oh my, I can't even believe August is tomorrow. Where did the summer go? Well, how about one last hurray for this heat, swimming and cold cocktails with tiny umbrellas. How about doing a little (or a lot) of shopping indoors with local vendors and incredible handmade items. Where might you ask? Well at Show Pony Show hosted by the Dallas Craft Mafia inside the common area at The Continental Lofts at 3311 Elm Street (in Deep Ellum). We will be rockin out with a guest DJ, making crafts at the Progressive Craft (hosted by Etsy), and getting pics made with a real live pony! I will be sharing a booth with the lovely Tara to the T and selling great new jewelry along with Texas Tarts koozies for your beverage needs. Here's a list of the awesome vendors that will be selling at Show Pony Show:

Lena Marie Eschelle Designs
Ashley Akers Jewelry
Jill Whitfill Pottery
Sadie's Things
Poisoned Creations
Scribble Scrabble
Claudia's Burning Ink
JD Star
Brokn Doll
Tara to the T
Texas Tarts
Atom In
Taranehs Bazaar
KatScratch Designs
Madison Mae Handbags
Krafty Munchkin Designs
Dark Candles
Kessler Craftsman
Pamela Michelle
Little Cookie
Tefi Designs
Pulp Reality

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Pin Show

So I am just now coming down from cloud nine after doing The Pin Show. For those of you who don't know Pin Show was held July 10 at The Door and was Dallas' premier fashion show. Designers submitted application and were accepted based on design. Each designer submitted 6 looks for the runway. As I have never done anything of this sort I about vomited the night of the event I was so nervous. My son was also in the event as a model (yes, we our the power mother son duo) and he was to adorable for words.
I can't say enough awesome things about the show but here it goes: the staff and everyone involved were so patient, nice and organized. The stage was way cool, the music was so freakin cool I wanted to bust the "Robot" several times, and the place was packed. It took most people 40 minutes to get in the door and there was a line around the block. There were a lot of very important people there with their sunglasses on so you know it was fabulous. To see so many amazing designers in one place just put me in awe. Dallas has freakin talent out the ass and people need to know that!
From the show I got a interest from a stylist working at Krave magazine and a photo shoot with House of Dang for Oligiville (which will launch in November).
For designers I cannot recommend this show enough. It took me out of my comfort zone and I created so many new things. It also is the first time that I can say with real integrity that I am a "designer". If you are not a designer but want to go to a great party with great music, drinks, vibe and fashion I highly recommend the next Pin Show (they are planning on doing them twice a year).
Kudos to you Pin Show, kudos.