Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I agree with Andy except that time does take care of a few inevitable things...eventually. Live on all levels while you can, 'be the change.' (Ghandi)
Monday, December 20, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Besides it's the content that counts and my friend Anna Herman spoke right up last week on Womens Radio.com to let the USA know we of the eco fashion world may be small in numbers but we are passionate, dedicated and growing. Helping each other help the world change some industrial model fashion concepts is a big job, but we are doing it anyway.
Fashions ability to enslave some very sophisticated and intelligent women for centuries is getting a shakeout as we now understand that looking, feeling, being and enabling good is do-able and a standard we want to share with everyone. We are the world and we are next door, we care and we ask you to care as well, it really does matter and it will make a huge difference.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
The huge salaries to be made by playing the game, also make for self delusion, enables greed to look acceptable and creates the delusions that "the market is always right," " the sanctity of rating agencies" and other myths of capitalism created by those who need us to support thier theories in order to take home those large sums. Its a wheel of fortune that suckers the public into playing the global casino against their real best interests.
CONNECTED is about giving ourselves the gifts of the new story for the next reality. Stories based on todays wealth of knowledge and our access to it albeit beyond the wall of distractions so everywhere will further conscious evolution.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
In the words of the Future 100 the "definition of responsible business, is one which demonstrates an equal balance between economic, environmental and social goals to achieve ultimate business success. "
Friday, November 12, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Scott is sporting a fine set of tails. I saw him last week at Costume and Display "lookin' good" and wanted a picture for the blog but didn't know how to justify the flash as so often it turns quickly to trash.
Well, maybe in the right place a person can wear a costume every work day in October and that means re-use. Scott said this little number is on its 5th or 6th appearance and is going back to the closet after Halloween and will make many more appearances down the line.
It is good to work in a place that values more than bottom lines.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
I was on UW campus for a book and saw these two bike masters, walking their rides up stairs and the like. I snapped a few photos that do not do them justice, sorry. I thought too late, about inviting them to work at the fashion show next summer, to open the catwalk for the Alleycatz.
The Sophistcatz show would then be all of that with top hats, just imagine.
Eco fashion, bike stunts and one act plays about technology -great and gasp, or water -fresh and foul. This will be something unlike whatever you think it is now, for me too!! Process is organic and part of the fun.
Ideas, partners, helpers and talent are wanted.
Showing up counts. We can be that change that gets talked about.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
i was at a local hospital picking up my father after surgery and had some time to kill. Went to the gift shop and started reading labels on the baby clothing and stuffed animals. Well as most of them were imported and not deemed eco sane or even safe; i suggested to the clerk that she tell people to wash items before putting them on the babies. She agreed to the idea.
Later i had a recycle conversation with the pharmacist (who asked for my card!) I then talked to a nurse on my dad's floor about my gift shop boldery. She said "doesn't veryone know to wash clothing first?" I replied, you would hope so, but it is easy to think new as clean. We then discussed the allergy uprise and how sad it is that asthma has been virtually normed. Who knows what else is induced by our toxic chemical dependencies?
So under the fashionRIP Project ethos; I am making up signs to take to local hospital gift shops and ask them to please hang them where customers can see them. I will also write up a little "why" card to help the clerks answer questions about this concern.
I am a zero population growth supporter which means that babies count. The numbers count and the babies then count more. Happy, healthy babies are good ...a matter of quality and not mass quantity.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Now!!!! fashionRIP Project's move towards a co-op building buy with other eco sane entreprenuers can address this issue. Pooling money and resources will help real progress manifest and enable the growth we want, not the growth that will eat us alive.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
The Lusty Lady died last month. I won't go into the morality show or the "it's a living" diatribe. I will say that the place is attached to a good memory of mine.
The photo is of the sidewalk mourning installation, across from SAM. The Kurt Cobain show inside the museum was all served up proper-like for commercial collections. It is funny how time and death creates that "other cultural acceptance" that the live artists rarely see. Anyway across from SAM the art was displayed publicly and on concrete. (street pop up art)
As for the LL, the first big wedding I did as Zootsuit was for a couple with connections to the Lusty Lady. I did 8 or so bridesmaid dresses and some of those maids were Ladies.
It was the late 80s (or early 90s)
The dresses were jewel toned, silk satin, 50s prom worthy swirls with floral jackets. I made the flower girl dresses as well, blue and pink Swiss Dot (organdy with flocked pin dots- so cute with little pinafore covers) and the priests robe was a multi color combo made from dress remnants. It was held at Kinnear Park on Queen Anne and it was lovely. My first big custom dress event!
Friday, September 10, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
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