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Get Your DaDa on: Call for poetry submissions February 21, 2009

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threerooms1Call for Submissions: Maintenant 3 DaDa Poetry Journal

Be a part of the 2nd annual New York DaDa Poetry Salon Magazine, by submitting your DaDa-inspired poetry and/or art to Maintenant 3, inspired by DaDa instigator and Three Rooms Press spiritual advisor Arthur Craven.* We’re looking for short DaDa-inspired poetry for this crazy ‘zine or black and white art. The ‘zine will only be distributed at the DaDa Poetry Salon on March 20th, 2009 at Cornelia Street Cafe (6-8 p.m.), and via mail to contributors. No online distribution!! Hurray for print and things you hold in your hand! Interested? Please send an email with your favorite strangest work to: threeroomspressms@mac.com. Recommend maximum of 24 lines due to space limits.

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Sheffield Spring Vintage Fair February 20, 2009

sheffieldFrom our friends at the Sheffield Vintage Fair in rocking’ Sheffield, U.K.:

The Sheffield Vintage Fair returns for a fab Spring special! SHEFFIELD VINTAGE SPRING FAIR SATURDAY MARCH 7TH, 12PM – 5PM @ THE BASEMENT WEST STREET The vintage fair returns for another splendid day of shopping at a brand spanking new location, the newly opened Basement bar on West Street. We’ll have 30 stalls of lovely vintage wears, jewellery, handmade and reworked clothing, crafts, cards, plus much much more! We’ll also be holding a vintage tea party on the day with fine china and beautiful cakes and cupcakes hosted by who else but Fancie Cupcakes! Some of your favourite local shops will be there holding sale price stalls, including Freshmans, Syd and Mallory and Bang Bang. We cant wait, see you there x x

Contact Info
Phone:
01142724842
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Visit their FB page here.

 

Fashion Week’s Seventh Inning Stretch February 19, 2009

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rodarteHere’s what’s up down at the tents.

And read what The Sartorialist has to say.

 

Horse hair? Horsefeathers! February 18, 2009

1856crnl1Every so often I’ll come across a pattern that lists horse hair as a requirement and, trust me, you won’t find it at your chain sewing store, nor any clerk who knows what it is.  Well, I learned tonight in my haute couture sewing techniques class just what I need it for. You know those Scarlett O’Hara gowns, where the hems seems to have a life of their own. Horse hair! These days, anytime you want to stiffen up an edge—a hem, a beaded bandeau top, etc—horse hair (the modern version is a nylon mesh strip) is your answer. It’s also used often as a couture embellishment. Mystery solved. And here’s the other piece of the puzzle. Where do you get it? In NYC’s garment district, at my most favorite place, Steinlauf and Stoller! For colored horse hair, a rare commodity, indeed, try JG Enterprises, a millinery supply shop, located on 38th Street. (Check back soon for email and phone).

For a nice tutorial on applying horse hair, read this.

For some horse hair history, read here.

 

Cool Couture by Kenneth D. King February 17, 2009

coolcoutureweb_000I know fashion designer and author Kenneth D. King from my days as a sewing editor, and along with being an absolute delight of a person, he’s also amazingly talented in his art and supremely generous in his sharing of his knowledge. In fact, he’s been teaching the second semester (embellishments) of the FIT Haute Couture certificate that I’m pursuing, and I’m crossing my fingers I’ll be lucky enough to get him as a professor. But for those of us who don’t get to learn from Kenneth in person, he’s recently released an updated version of his 1996 favorite Cool Couture: Construction Secrets for Runway Style, and frankly, his timing couldn’t be better. His sensibility is both classically original and futuristically fresh. And couture (and knowing how to accomplish it) is truly just so cool now.

Order Cool Couture here.

Visit Kenneth D. King’s web site here.

 

Get Crafty: I Love to Create web site February 15, 2009

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createFor you crafty types, here’s a cute web site created by crafts company Duncan: ILoveToCreate.com.

 

Target’s Alex McQueen Party: Tonight, NYC and Free! February 14, 2009

Note: The real reason to go is to attend my colorist Laura’s boyfriend’s band gig here. Golden Pyramid is the B-52s of the 21st century!

target-steve-mcqueen-mcq-market-08The bi-annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City have always ushered in a few surprises. And this season is no different as the show kicked off this morning at Bryant Park. Splashed across the back page of The Daily – Front Row, the official trade paper of the show, was the announcement of a pop-up shop between British designer Alexander McQueen and discount retail giant Target. The pop-up store, named Target McQ Market, will offer exclusive items by the famed designer at affordable everyday prices. The store will only exist for 2 DAYS ONLY, starting tomorrow, February 14th, at Noon, till Sunday, February 15th. The store is located at the very Westside of Manhattan, in 330 West Street. If you are in the great New York City, you wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity. Editor Note: Knowing that many out-of-towners are in New York City this week, we have included a visual, step-by-step, walking direction to the storefront. Check it out after the jump. Target x Alexander McQueen – Target McQ Market 330 West Street | Map New York, NY 10014 Event Date: February 14th (Tomorrow!) – February 15th (Sunday) | Noon – 10 pm

For more info, click here.