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……

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

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

Rocket Betty

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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.

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:  


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.


The Rock & Shop Market is this Saturday!!

Come one, come all!!  Tell a friend!!
I will be at the Rock & Shop Market on Saturday (THIS SATURDAY!!).
At The Durham Armory, from 11-5.

The address is 220 Foster Street, Durham… Across from the Carolina Theater.
I’ve been making TIES!! Yes, stuff for men to wear!!  And I think it’d be pretty darn chic if us ladies wore some bowties, too…  Think: Annie Hall…..

There will be SO many wonderful creators, as well as a music from Saints Apollo, Naked Gods, and The Lollipops!
It’s going to be fun!!

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Sneak peeks at Redress work in progress…

Just the fabric, actually… the sewing for me is gonna come later!  🙂

Silk charmeuse for some bowties:

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Redress Raleigh Eco-Fashion Show 2014, here I come!!!!

I’m thrilled and honored to, again, be part of the Redress Raleigh Eco-Fashion Show!!!  It’s a fun show, organized by the wonderful ladies of Redress Raleigh, and has a great following!
It will be at Cobblestone Hall at City Market in downtown Raleigh, May 30.  There will also be a marketplace there.

To show you just a glimpse of what has inspired me for this upcoming collection…
My friend, Robin Thomas, recently took this gorgeous and inspiring photo of her view during a plane flight up north.
I’m always in awe of the color and pattern that presents itself in nature, whether it is a great big view such as this one, or the teeny-tiniest flower in among the moss.  This is what moves me.

Robin_lake photoNow, go get tickets for the Redress Raleigh fashion show!!!