SwankSpeak! Issue #2 Available Now!

Print The House of Swankety Swank proudly presents SwankSpeak! a bi-monthly ‘zine from the boutique gallery Swankety Swank!

Located in San Francisco, California, Swankety Swank offers Conscious Consumer Commodities for Mind, Body, Spirit and Home!

Swankety Swank represents handcrafted items from over 20 local artists including furniture, accessories, and clothing from babies to Papas and Women sizes 2-24. We take our commitment to honor Earth, Age, and Beauty seriously and we celebrate our artists and community with Art Walks, Trunk Sales and Gallery Openings.

The 24 page second issue of SwankSpeak! is a meaty ‘zine created with sincerity, intelligence and love. This delicious issue #2 (limited print run) features:

Interview with DAS-OWL fashion house designers Deborah Sciales and Oliver Lowe!

Photographic fashion story “Natural Magick” by Eartha L. Goodwin featuring Tiff Rojas & Mary Van Note (Mary is also our “Muse of the Month”)!

“Creative Genius”, a column about inspiration & art with essays by Dean Haspiel (ACT-I-VATE), Kelly Lydick (Mastering the Dream) & Serena Valentino (Fairest of All)!

Galaxy Runway, a two page comic strip by STORM, creator of Princess Witch Boy!

Come visit us at 289 Divisadero (btw Haight & Page Sts.) in San Francisco for your own copy!

If you love this issue of SwankSpeak! (And we think you will!) consider purchasing a year’s subscription! (sold on our Etsy site).

When you buy a subscription to SwankSpeak! you will receive 6 issues of SwankSpeak! a year! That’s 4 issues of consumer consciousness and creativity coming from our House to Yours!

San Francisco Fashion Forward. March!

Indie Artist Sidewalk Trunk Sale Monthly Launch

Saturday, April 17th 11am to 4pm

2010 sidewalk sale Promo
Join us in support of handmade, community and shopping local!

Sunshine Jones of Dubtribe Soundsystem and Sunday Soul will provide a smooth and groovy afternoon sound scape.
Trunk Sale Artists:
Darina Drapkin: Steampunk & Edwardian finery
Jade Rivera: Curiouser & Curiouser Accessories
Juror 2: Steampunk Jewelry and Madcap Tees
Lita Ward- beautiful jewelry
Aranonymous SFCA -well dressed modern girl’s clothing and accessories
Wayward Shifties -steampunk clothes and accessories
more TBA

Swankety Swank Bay Area Artists/Designers:
gibbous fashions
Eartha Goodwin
Darina Drapkin
Wayward Shifties
Rusty Cuts
Laura’s Little Luxuries
Jeremy Novy
Bleu Loo
J. Bemis
Miranda Caroligne
Mark Hawkins
Stephanie Mufson
Kathryn’s Krafts
Tara Graves
Medium Reality
Animal Instincts
Rock n Roll Babies
Project Transaction
Beads of Beauty

Current Natural Magick Art Show Featuring the following (unless otherwise mentioned):
Sheri DeBow
Teresa Moore
Alicia DeBrincat
Alicia Rockafellow
Scott Franklin
Paul Lewin
Sheri Jurnecka
Alyx Lance
Sarah Soward
Radio Free Clear Light
Jason Starr
Diana Blackwell
Tim Lukowiak
T.W. Chui
Jordan Quintero
Adriana Sparkhul
Tim DeSoto
Tracy Starr
Kevin Kreutler

Complete 2010 Spring/Summer Sidewalk Trunk Sale Schedule:
Sat. April 17th: Launch Date
Sun. May 16th
Sat. June 5th
Sun. July 11th
Sun. Aug 15th
Sun Sept 19th
2010 sidewalk sale promo back

New Year’s Sale!

First, Thank you to all the wonderful people who supported us this holiday season.
Second, I’ve noticed that when people shop for gifts during December at Swankety Swank, they often wish they were buying for themselves! Now is the chance to spend your Christmas cash from Grandma at Swankety Swank’s New Year’s Sale. We have clothes marked down by artists AND an additional 10% off! Need a New Year’s outfit? We have sophisticated hand made one-off pieces at bargain prices.

Guys: need fancy? We got it here: Wayward Shifties hand dyed shirt with ruffles: ON SALE. We have statement making hand painted vintage bags by yours truly, ON SALE!
Did I mention art? We have lots of art like Kathryn’s sharpie art here slashed to $10 for a print! Happy New Year! -Yabette

Delightful DAS Designs for Dames

I am very excited about this Friday’s Trunk Sale. I have focused alot on the fantastic DAS menswear lately, so I wanted to be sure to show several choice pieces for ladies. A special thank you to CO-OP artist, Eartha Goodwin for putting in the time this past weekend, to not only model, but also photograph and edit these amazing shots. The first above showcases the silk patchwork scarf with the lovely textured apron dress over Eartha’s blue shirt.

Here is another Russian inspired constructionist apron dress shown in soft microsuede and embroidered taffeta. These are adjustable for sizes 4 to 14!

Next is a gorgeous evening bag of brown brocade & beaded strap. Backpack detail shown here.
Come over this Friday, December 18th to meet designer Deborah and her Co-hort Oliver at Swankety Swank from six to nine.
See more DAS Design photos here.
Shop now here!
See you this Friday! -Yabette

10% OFF ENTIRE Store Spring Sale

If you’ve been waiting for bargains on handmade stuff, now is your chance to come and get them. Here’s 10 ideas for loving Mother Earth and the Momma in your life this Mother’s Day from $10 – $80. Happy Spring! -Yabette (1)handmade Bag by B. Vann & (2)hand painted bag by Yabette (3) Orchids in vintage pots by Laura,

(4)reclaimed wood handpainted necklaces by Stephanie Mufson, (5)Art photo in femme frame by Bleu Loo.

(6)Handspun yarn by Kathryn

(7) Beads of Beauty Earrings
(8)Goddess candle by Orlin

(9)Made Earrings

(10) Blue Butterfly Shelf- built from reclaimed wood by Alex, hand painted by Yabette.