The Ridiculous and Sublime

Gorgeous Edwardian Ball Pieces By Yabette

by Christine Donley Allababedi

The San Francisco Edwardian Ball is right around the corner.  Swankety Swank is showcasing several fantastic pieces in stock that are perfect for the Edwardian Ball (and New Year’s Eve!) and Yabette is now taking orders for custom pieces.

You can find the pieces now in the Swankety Swank Shop.  For more information on ordering a custom Edwardian Ball piece, please email swankety@gmail.com.

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Winter Season Ready in Hemp Deb Top

I am super excited to share the piece that is going to change your life….it’s called the Deb Top!

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The Deb Top is THAT TOP…the one you reach for when you want to throw on something cute and cozy. The one you can style with different pieces of jewelry to achieve different looks. The one that can easily be dressed up or dressed down depending on your vibe. (I want it within a week, take me to the buy page now.) Continue reading

Get Cozy with Hot Headbands from the Hemp Collection

After a few hours of shooting some new pieces from the Hemp Collection, we moved outside to get our last couple shots. The light was absolutely perfect while Yabette was styling our model and muse, Bianca.

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Yabette and Bianca met on an art project Yabette was working on. I remember her telling me about this super cool young woman she met…Yabette immediately thought she would make an awesome Swankety Swank model because she’s not only cool and gorgeous, she’s also a socially conscious creator who does work in the theater world as a performer and playwright among her other many abilities.  (You should hear her sing!!) You can read more about Bianca here.  Continue reading

For the Love of a Successful Try

I love to try new ways of being creative, but somehow I have never associated this with cooking… until last week’s visit to Santa Fe, New Mexico, when I made a batch of cookies with no recipe. (gasp) The best part about that is how perfect and delicious they were. So in honor of trying new things, (and because a few friends asked me) here’s the recipe using what was on hand. These are not super sweet- more along the lines of a nutty biscotti taste- add more sugar if you want them sweeter. xxoo Yabette

almond butter cookies

Almond butter cookies

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Fabric Field Trip!

Discount Fabric Outlet in the Mission treated us right. The girls chose several cottons and some light knits with plans for bags and maxi dresses! With 5 different pieces for each girl plus thread, zippers and notions, they came in under their combined $80 budget!

I love teaching girls who are as excited as I am about fabric. xxoo Yabette

Gleeful Girls in the Fabric Store!
Gleeful Girls in the Fabric Store!

Satisfaction

Two Eleven Year Olds chose fabric, measured their phones, cut, pinned and then sewed velcro-closing cases that match.

girls phone case phone casesAnother sewing workshop completed. xxoo Yabette