BY Gina Furfaro in Crafty on Apr 29, 2014 |
Julie Mollo is a Brooklyn-based fashion designer with the cutest retro clothes in town. She started sewing custom clothes and costumes for Katy Perry while still a college student, and has since expanded her business into street-ready skirt sets that even non-rockstars can totally rock.
Read on for the story behind Julie's kooky-yet-cute creations.
Tell us about yourself!
I'm a Brooklyn-based fashion designer & stylist of all things fun, ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle in Crafty on Apr 24, 2014 |
I’m a huge fan of girly feminist embroidery projects. I even make some myself. That’s why when I stumbled upon Mo Morgan’s sassy but honest embroideries, I absolutely fell in love. I have a soft spot for embroidery activism. Maybe it’s the juxtaposition between the quaint, dainty art-form (with its stitched-in associations to the domestic housewife) and the bloodthirsty history of the women’s movement. The rich history behind ... Read More
BY Michelle Beiter in Crafty on Apr 23, 2014 |
That’s right!! Jolie Holland will be performing at Primped, our fashion, beauty and vintage fair, Sunday May 4th. Jolie’s latest album, Wine Dark Sea, will be released on May 20th, and is said to be “unlike anything she’s ever recorded, but is also the purest and most assured to date.”
“The record delivers: louder, noisier, raw and visceral. It’s a fiery reimagining of rock, delta blues, free ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on Apr 02, 2014 |
The team behind the BUST Craftacular is excited for our upcoming (and brand spankin' new!) shopping event for indie fashionistas and beauty buffs: BUST Craftacular's Primped.
BUST Craftacular’s Primped is an all-day, interactive indie fashion and beauty event in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and we're looking for we're looking for amazing vendors selling vintage and handmade clothing and accessories, indie-made ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg in Crafty on Mar 28, 2014 |
The next time someone asks who you're knitting that sweater for, say your brain. It's long been assumed that creative types like Sylvia Plath are somehow more susceptible to depression, when in fact the opposite might be true; writing poems may have been her brain's way of fighting depression.
"When we are involved in (creativity), we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life," says Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. "You know ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Crafty on Mar 20, 2014 |
And the latest socially-conscious time-waster on the interwebz is...Putin's Gay Dress-Up. In protest of Russia's highly disturbing "anti-gay propaganda" legislation, one website has taken the fight for equality to the mannequins. PGD-U creators "want to make a playful stand against homosexual discrimination and legal actions taken under the regional anti-LGBT propaganda laws." All vocal opponents to Russia's policy are invited to make a doll, spread it ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on Mar 05, 2014 |
Are you a fantastic sewer, sewist, or seamstress on your nights and weekends? Would you rather spend 100 hours making a dress than 100 bucks buying one? Do you constantly rip apart your thrift store finds and turn them into your own unique fashion statements? Have you created wedding dresses for friends, pants for yourself, or even costumes for Comic-Con?
If so, don’t miss this opportunity to show off your skills...on TV!
The Sewing Bee, an ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on Mar 03, 2014 |
The team behind the BUST Craftacular is excited to announce a brand-spankin’-new style event for indie fashionistas and beauty buffs: BUST Craftacular's Primped.BUST Craftacular’s Primped is an all-day, interactive indie fashion and beauty event in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In addition to over 90 vendors selling handmade and vintage fashion and accessories, indie-made beauty products, and more--Primped also offers tons of complimentary primping ... Read More
BY Michelle Beiter in Crafty on Feb 18, 2014 |
Illustrator, art educator, and feminist Maggie Lynn Negrete needs your help to get her badass coloring book off the ground. Yes, I did just throw badass and coloring book together, and I mean it. Maggie is the creator of the Adventuring Princesses series, a coloring/comic book that features two young princesses the way they should be featured -- doing awesome ass-kicking things.
An excerpt from the Kickstarter campaign:
"Adventuring Princesses relates ... Read More
Trigger Warning: This post discusses sexual assault
In the past year, courageous artists and activists of all genders have addressed rape culture and the topic of sexual assault, coming forward about their own experiences and giving voice to those who have been silenced. Lindsay Bottos, the artist responsible for last week’s viral series Anonymous, is one of those voices; in her powerful series Get Over It, she addresses her own assault and the ... Read More