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.
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 →
With temperatures in the 90’s, hot summer has officially arrived in San Francisco. Dressing for hot weather requires ease, coolness, and comfort. With Swankety Swank’s InstaGlamTop, you can add sexy to that list. These easy, breezy tops are a true joy to wear. Grab an InstaGlamTop to add some glamour and drama to your wardrobe while staying cool.
Each InstaGlamTop is unique and handmade. The top above in an organic cotton, pale gray and white stripe is paired with a vintage fabric box pleat skirt hand made by Yabette. Continue reading →
Yesterday, I made a bag. I visualized it as the bag I will use as I am riding a bike around Amsterdam in October. I found a gorgeous remnant of this luxurious textured, sturdy upholstery with a modern, muted sea foam and chocolate pattern. I paired it with one of my favorite cotton vintage prints for the inside pocket and lining. Its creation added to my happiness this week. May your weekend be full of creative, well executed intentions! xxoo Yabette Continue reading →
During one of my summer sewing workshops, these 2 middle school girls constructed their own maxi dresses from tank tops and favorite fabric. When finished, there was an immediate impromptu fashion photo shoot!
May your summer be delightful with creations and friendship as well! xxoo Yabette
(If you or your kid want sewing lessons, inquire with email to email@example.com)
…for a bag sewing workshop. And these two completely rocked it. Inquire with firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like private lessons or a workshop with a friend. Currently accepting new summer students. xxoo Yabette
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