Get local in City Market

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This is going to be a great time!! Come out and see me & my silks at Leopold Designs!!
And I’m hoping to meet Downtown Dame in person!

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This Friday all you have to do is show up. Give $10 to charity, and get a local beer sampler and access to shop your local makers. It promises to be a mysterious and down home kind of night!

I’ll be there. Come say hello!

hops and shops marketPlus… it’s First Friday August. Wrap up your 2014 summer with some fun with your neighbors and local cool kids.

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Tiki Time featuring a Vintage Fashion Showcase!!

My talented & wonderful friend Margo of Rocket Betty is putting this on THIS Saturday, from 6-9.  Details below…..

Straw Valley Food and Drink is hosting another amazing Tiki Night and Rocket Betty has been invited to host a Vintage Tiki Fashion Showcase!!!

Tiki Time is back! New drink recipes, new friends, fun food specials and a vintage Hawaiian fashion showcase by Rocket Betty!

$25 for a tasting of 4 cocktails or $10 per Tiki drink! (Fashion show is FREE!!!)

For more information, or to RSVP……
http://strawvalleyfoodanddrink.com/event/tiki-time-fashion-show/

***Just Added***
Gorgeous Hand-Painted Silk Sarongs by Kim Kirchstein of Leopold Designs

Plus, shop all the amazing fashions post-show!!!

xoxox
Margo
Rocket Betty

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New Intro to Batik classes added!! Sign up now!!

YAY!!!  I’ve successfully taught two “Intro to Batik” classes at Ornamentea in downtown Raleigh, and everyone has had a great time!!!  Including me!  It’s so much fun to see what people create!!

You can go to the Ornamentea.com/Classes site online.  Just scroll down to the Batik Basics portion.

But for your convenience, I’ve added the direct links to each class date below!
Here are the dates…
Tuesday, July 15, 5:30-8:30

Sunday, August 10, 12:30-3:30

Tuesday, August 26, 5:30-8:30

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Video interview of me!

Carl Tyer of Sound Images produced this cool slideshow video interview of me.  In it I discuss my background and my inspiration for this year’s line of clothing for the Redress Raleigh Eco-Fashion Show.
http://vimeo.com/98453136

Additional photography by Elizabeth Galecke Photography. 

 

A more proper Redress recap!

Whew!  I have been catching up with semi-cleaning the house, running errands, and taking naps since the Redress Raleigh weekend…. After designing for the Eco-Fashion Show on Friday, May 30, and attending the wildly-interesting and fun Redress Eco Fashion & Textiles Conference (EFTC) the next day!!

Elizabeth Galecke of Elizabeth Galecke Photography took these amazing photos.  She’s not only an incredible photographer, she’s a dear friend.

Same goes for Kristen Randall of Mood Swing, who made the naturally beautiful jewelry for the show!

Emily Kirchem of Edie Kaye collaborated on the final coral-motif dress!!

Hair & Makeup by Gia PeeblesS Davis Makeup Artistry, & Emonie Peebles, Aura Salon & BoutiqueDSC_5514

My SPECTACULAR (and super sweet!) models are (left to right):
Mollyann Russell, Nancy Tom, Lizza Igoe, Sarah Tector, Laura Wyker, Charla Hodges, Borys K. is standing in front of me, Lindsay K. Saunders, Madeline T., Rae S., Caitlin Palmieri, Colleen Ann Guest, and Emmie BanksDSC_5653DSC_5654DSC_5656DSC_5659DSC_5663DSC_5667DSC_5670DSC_5674DSC_5676DSC_5680DSC_5684DSC_5685DSC_5690DSC_5691DSC_5695DSC_5705DSC_5706DSC_5710DSC_5711DSC_5713DSC_5715DSC_5727DSC_5730DSC_5736DSC_5738DSC_5743DSC_5745DSC_5746DSC_5749DSC_5751DSC_5752

Redress Raleigh is THIS Friday!!!!

Yes…. In TWO DAYS!!!!!  

Get tickets prior to Friday to save $5.  Here is the link:  
http://redressraleigh.com/spring-summer-2014/redress-spring-2014-eco-fashion-show-marketplace?utm_source=Redress+Raleigh+Newsletter&utm_campaign=4c5baec478-May_28_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7088056b95-4c5baec478-315875689

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I’m teaching an “Intro to Batik” class at Ornamentea in June!!

Yes!!! Finally, I got my act together, and I’m going to teach a little Intro to Batik class at Ornamentea in June!

The class dates are June 10 and June 28. The project(s) is to make 1 or 2 (*depending on each person’s personal pace*) 11-inch silk handkerchiefs.  They have a hand-rolled hem, so they can stand alone as a pocket square, or you could put it in a little frame.  You could also make a decorative pillow!!

It’s a good starting point to get everyone familiar with how Batik is made, and some of the tools you can use to create something unique and your own!! Materials are provided.

We’ll be using soy wax, fiber-reactive dye, tjanting tool, brushes, and some other do-dads I like to experiment with!

Space is limited, and you can sign up online.  Here are the links to the two class dates: June 10 class

June 28 class

This will be my first time teaching this… Questions during class are absolutely welcome!!!  I’ll also love some feedback after the class, for sure! Have a beautiful cool spring day!!!!! Image

 

Kim

Get your Redress Raleigh tickets now!!

I will, once again, be a featured designer for the Redress Raleigh Eco-Fashion Show!!  It will be on Friday, May 30, from  6-8.  There will also be a marketplace on the same site (across the cobblestone) from 5-9.  You can buy eco-fashions from me as well as other lovely designer-artists.
I’m thrilled to say there will be a surprise fun garment in Leopold Designs’ lineup on the runway!!!  I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but I’m excited!!

BUY TICKETS NOW! Here is the link:  http://redressraleigh.com/spring-summer-2014/redress-spring-2014-eco-fashion-show-marketplace

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I will be at the Wake Forest Meet in the Street Art Fair tomorrow!!! May 3, 10-6

I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Handmade Market, which is going on in Raleigh tomorrow…  but I will be at this event tomorrow, for a change o’ pace!!

Bring your family to Downtown Wake Forest for the 34th Annual Meet in the Street Event on May 3 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. A fun filled day awaits with live music, great food including local food trucks, local and professional performances, high quality hand-made arts & crafts, a Children’s Village for kids with inflatables, free crafts, face painting, and many more community partner activities.  Check out http://www.wakeforestnc.gov/meet-in-the-street.aspx for more info.

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