Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Emily Muller- fabulous fashion week event

Boston Fashion week is really something this year! Emily Muller's Fall 2010 Presentation at Looc in the South End was a classy and energetic show and Emmy really outdid herself (I'll have some pics tomorrow hopefully, but right now it's past my bedtime). I enjoyed being a part of the show and it inspired me to get my Fall/Winter line posted on etsy. Now that it's done, I'll have plenty of pics and new fascinators to show. More to come tomorrow!

cheers, Alana

Wine tasting & apple picking

I've been so busy making hats for Emmy's show tonight (so excited! - if you're in Boston, check it out @ Looc, 12 Union Park Street in the South End, starting at 8pm) I almost didn't get around to posting this.

Last weekend, my friends (Krystle & Jamie) and I drove to Nashoba Winery in Bolton, MA. There is much to be said for having a wine/beer/spirits tasting before picking a apples on a unseasonably hot Fall day. It was beautiful and we had lots of fun. Here are some pics - because right now they're better than my words (brain is on overdrive today - sorry!)

I love Fall! Now I just have to think of something to do with 2 dozen or so apples!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fashion Show

After much anticipation, here are the details of my friend Emmy's fashion show next week. If you're in the Boston area, I hope you can make it - especially since I'm designing hats for the show.

Emily Muller - Fall 2010 Presentation
Looc, 12 Union Park Street, Boston, MA (the South End)
Tuesday, September 28, 8pm-10pm
RSVP: emilymuller@newbrahmin.com

I'll have pics to post next week! cheers, Alana

Monday, September 20, 2010

busy, busy...

So, it's the home stretch for Emmy's Fashion Show (no name or official details - we're cool like that!) and I keep forgetting to post the pics I took at the flea market a couple of weekends ago.
I still have a post about the always fabulous Cambridge Antiques Market, but that will have to wait a little longer. This one will be mostly pics, so forgive me in advance!

My friend Alice and I drove out to the Grafton Flea market and from the entrance, my hopes sank. It was not at all what I imagined and looked to be cheesy, crappy, dirty, disappointing in every direction. There were some beautiful horses near the parking lot, so that was nice:

Strangely, it ended up being fun and we found some treasures in the midst of the debris. Alice was looking for home decor and I was looking for craft show display items (or anything cute and vintage). Here's what we found:

We also enjoyed too many wonderful Polish milk caramels that Alice got at the Russian store - yum!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sewing projects: finishing one and starting another

I just finished my wool skirt - first pattern ever attempted! I still have to sew backing onto the waistband but it's essentially done. I already see what I could have done differently, but I really like the end result

Next up, another vintage skirt pattern! Emmy Muller is creating a line which she's going to debut at the end of this month, and she asked me to do the headpieces (details to come!). I'm so honored and excited. Now I just need to find something to wear...

I want something vintage, but I haven't found the right piece just yet. Today, I got this fabric at SewLow Discount Fabrics in East Cambridge. If you live in the area, and you haven't been to this shop yet, go! I wanted to do a day version of this skirt too, but haven't found the fabric I have pictured in my mind. For now, I'm going to tackle this simple skirt - wish me luck!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

a short post about coffee

There are few things I like more in this life than coffee. If someone paid me to give up coffee, I'd have to seriously think about it (and be offered a serious amount of money). My sister told me about a site she liked that has awesome coffee - GoCoffeeGo. My first purchase was from Water Avenue roasters in Portland, Oregon.

The packaging was what sold me - so clean and retro and the coffee was fabulous too. It's time to order some new coffee and this time I'm contemplating something from Atomic roasters here in Salem, MA. That's a package I can't wait to get!