Athena Magazine

Fashion, lifestyle, passions

New DIY Fashion Column on AOL’s Stylist.com August 27, 2009

formCheck out this new column on AOL’s Stylist.com: “Destination Designer.” It’s all about DIY fashion with a focus on sewing and designing techniques, bringing you the best of the web every Tuesday, to get your style rockin’. Discover “Destination Designer” here …

 

Threadbanger Rocks August 23, 2009

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I was doing some research this weekend and spent some time on ThreadBanger.com. I’d forgotten just how awesome this hipster-DIY-sewing-with-Goth-edge site it. Check it out …

 

Get the scoop on Project Runway’s Season 6 kickoff August 21, 2009

projectProject Runway, now living in L.A., was off to a fashionable start last night with Season 6’s 16 new designers. Find out who made the cut and the surprising upset here: http://www.stylelist.com/blog/2009/08/21/project-runway-season-6-kicks-off-with-strong-and-quirky-desig/

 

Is there a manuscript up there on your shelf? August 5, 2009

typewriterAnderbo.com wants to post ONE unpublished entire novel by Dec.1/09 for at least the following 6 months. Send the FIRST 30 PAGES (10,000 words) of your e-manuscript and within 60 days you’ll hear if Anderbo wants to see more. NO READING FEE; all literary rights remain with the author. No submissions after Sept.1. Anderbo will pay $300 to the author upon winning novel’s posting. http://www.anderbo.com/guidelines.html

 

Drought-Resistant Landscape Plan July 28, 2009

drought_tolerantI’ve found a lovely, easy-to-execute design for a drought-resistant planting bed. Save water and make the world a more beautiful place. Discover it here …

 

How to draw your own landspace plans July 26, 2009

final_planFor those of us who have no fear of rushing in, this is a great article on how to draw your own landscape plans. I must admit, it makes me tired just reading it, but it’s very illuminating, if only just enough to persuade you to hire a pro. Read more …

 

Learn Landscape Design in Stella’s Yard July 25, 2009

landscapeI’ve discovered a wonderful site for the DIY gardener. Stellasyard.com offers free landscape plans (with wonderful articles that explain the basic concepts of landscape design) and tips on earth friendly gardening. More here …

 

Finder’s Flea: Brooklyn Weekend Flea Markets June 18, 2009

Here are two new favorite flea markets that happen in Brooklyn each weekend:

TONY BoothThe Brooklyn Bridge Flea is every Sunday, 11am-6pm.

The Fort Greene Flea is every Saturday, 10am-5pm (this one is really the bomb!)

For more info, click here.

 

Fashion warriors: Funksauce Vintage and Retro June 7, 2009

I’m from St. Louis and I may never have left if Funksauce Vintage and Retro had been around. While St. Louis may not be the easiest place for fashionistas to thrive, it is the bomb when it comes to untapped vintage sources. Fortunately you don’t have to live there to buy from Funksauce. And they also have a new Funksauce blog. Read on to learn more about these brave, adorable lads carrying out a tough fashion mission just west of the Mississippi:
funksaucefunksauce.com is the endeavor of two brothers, David and Chris, whose fashion sense has been living right around the 70’s for the last several years. We grew up in a small town in southern-central Missouri, population 722, a place where fashion as a whole is generally not a huge concern. But we love being different, we love some of the styles from previous decades, and with today’s environmental issues, we’re excited about the fact that we have the opportunity to recycle clothing! We can’t help but try to spread our appreciation for vintage and retro clothing to others. We choose clothing that catches our interest, so you should be able to get a sense of our tastes as you get to know us better. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your experiences with us even better.

funksauce.com is a one-stop, virtual shop for all your vintage and retro clothing needs. Every article of clothing offered for sale on our website was personally selected, measured, photographed, and cried on by either Chris or David Thomson…you couldn’t possibly want for more! But there IS more! In addition to the peace of mind you will have knowing that the clothes you are viewing on the site were hand-picked by the Midwest’s finest fashion gurus, we also offer free shipping on all orders within the United States, all the time!

We would greatly appreciate it if you’d peruse our website, offer suggestions/feedback on what you see (clothing and/or website design), place an order if anything strikes your fancy, or even just submit your email address at the bottom of the homepage to receive emails. Also, we would be extremely grateful if you could help us spread the word by forwarding our website and facebook page to your friends, family and acquaintances. What else could you do to help us get the word out? We thought you’d never ask. Here are a few ideas:

· Bring up funksauce.com at the water cooler with co-workers
· Buy a funksauce.com t-shirt on our website and make that your “casual Friday” wear—every Friday
· If you see someone wearing a cool outfit, tell them that their clothes are “totally funksauce”
· Stand on street corners and hand out flyers and tootsie rolls after work and on weekends
· Have the funksauce logo painted on the side of your car or tattooed on your shoulder or neck.

Your support in this business venture will be a key ingredient to our success … so let’s work together to put the FUNK back into fashion! Fine fashions of decades past are simply one click away:

*Please visit our website and sign up to become a member!

http://www.funksauce.com

Sincerely yours,

Chris Thomson & David Thomson

Funkmasters

Contact Info

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St. Louis, MO ~ Funkytown
 

CraftStylish.com takes a bow, sort of June 4, 2009

craftstylishI was the launch editor of CraftStylish.com, back when I was chief editor of Threads, and the team that was brought together at that time were some of the hottest crafters around the country. Although I left shortly after launch (due to an insane 4-hour daily commute), this team carried on and they were nothing short of brilliant in their hard work and consistent delivery of great projects and crafting tips. Now, sadly, the economy has dimmed this bright light in the crafting industry, and last week all of the contributing bloggers were taken off the payroll. The site will continue with user-generated content, but I just want to give a moment of glory and recognition to the team that took crafting prime-time online. They’ll be much missed. Each of the contributors gives a graceful adieu on the blog this week that will bring a tear to any ardent crafter’s eye. Learn more about changes at CraftStylish.com here.