A Swankety Swank Faerie Tale

Ladies and gentlemen, creatures of all shapes and sizes, persuasions and intentions, allow me to introduce to you A Swankety Swank Fairy Tale!

Narrator STORM tells the tale

Once upon a time in a deep dark forest, there lived a princess who created original handmade faerie fashions. She and her friends loved to dress up in the clothes they made, dancing and storytelling until the early morning. Continue reading

Indie Artist Trunk Sale This Saturday!

Swankety Swank Fashion Forward, March!
At Swankety Swank, we are bustlin’ with excitement about the vendors we have participating in this Saturday’s Indie Artist Trunk Sale!  Here are a few items by their respective creators so you can get a sampling of some of the amazing one of a kind handcrafted work that will be available to you!

Kim of Krafty Kitten has been sewing since she was 8 years old and is inspired by rockabilly, cholabilly, psychobilly, pin up, punk and mexican culture.  Above, Krafty Kitten showcases a blue and white polka dot halter dress.

Sayuri Designs creates handcrafted feather accessories for hat and hair!

Salvaged and Stitched produces unique hand made home decor!

Ryan Humphries creates etchings, woodcuts, screenprints, monoprints, drawings, ceramic sculpture and oil paintings. His work combines disciplined, delicate draughtsmanship with unihibited imagination.

Satin Corset creates jewelry that evokes vintage, antique and Victorian nostalgia.  They describe their work as “Sweet, vintage chic. Victorian opulence. Charmingly antique, rustic redux. Flowers, pearls, glass, antique brass, little details, sparks of color & whimsy.”

SwankSpeak #3 Available Now!

SwankSpeak! #3
The 28 page second issue of SwankSpeak! is a meaty magazine created with sincerity, intelligence and love. This delicious issue #3 (limited print run) features:

Interview with artist, designer & Fleuvog Award Winner Phoenix Zoellick!

Photographic fashion story “Serendipitous Society” by Eartha L. Goodwin featuring a dozen Swankety Swank artists/designers and Jim Siegel. master of the Westerfield Mansion!

Creative Genius, a column about inspiration & art with essays by Tom Napack (Dangerous Muse), Konstantin Pogorelov (Couscous Collective) & Zan Christensen (The Mark of Aeacus)!

Muse of the Month Miranda Caroligne of the Haight St. boutique Trunk!

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

If you love this issue of SwankSpeak! (And we think you will!) consider purchasing a year’s subscription!

Start Your Art Walk With Swank Style!

Divisadero Art Walk
Hey fabulous folks!  Do you enjoy art, good food and shopping?  Would you like to be a part of the exciting evolving renaissance of Divisadero Corridor?  Make sure you mark Thursday, June 3rd on your calendar because it’s time once again for the Divisadero Corridor Artwalk and Swankety Swank is the first stop!

Yabette & STORM

DJ Rio will be spinning funkadelic tunes all evening and STORM (SF Weekly’s Best X-Men Tarot Reader) will be reading 3 card spreads for ten dollars from 7pm to 10pm.  This a good opportunity to get a taste of the X-Men Tarot X-perience which is an hour long reading for only forty dollars!
Kurtis Rykovich's "Nesting Among Lemons"

Come check out the amazing artwork we have on display! The painting above is titled “Nesting Among Lemons” and was created by the fantastic Kurtis Rykovich!  We have two more pieces by Kurtis and you simply have to see them in person to experience their exquisite sweetness!  We also have gorgeous oil paintings by Simone Coulars, men and women’s clothing by amazing designers like DAS, gibbous, Wayward Shifties, Zunique, Wysterium, and many more, feather hairpieces by Eileen, leather cuffs and belts by Project TransAction, and SF Weekly’s Best Local Skincare Line By Nieves!  There’s much more to see and experience at Swankety Swank, so come on down to the Divisadero Artwalk and see for yourself!  Thank you for supporting local handmade goods!

The House of Swankety Swank Presents: The Emerald Moon Affair

Beltaine:  When sky and earth collide, the fires of creativity are ignited…
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Lords and Ladies, don your finery and join us on May 1st from 7pm until 11pm as we celebrate the Beltaine Spirit of Spring’s Awakening with Art, Fashion, Music and Revelry!

Artwork by:
T. W. Chui
Laura Parsons
Kathryn Bernard
Sarah Woodward

Fashions by:

DAS + OWL
Aranonymous
Colin
Eileen

Music by Foxtails Brigade

Also featuring Heroic Tarot by STORM!  Receive a 3-card reading and discover reflection through STORM’s signature divination skills!

Join us as we reflect on the growth we have achieved this year and tie on a ribbon of intention on our Maypole!

$10 Sliding Scale Admission.

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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:
DAS + OWL
gibbous fashions
Eartha Goodwin
STORM
Zunique
Darina Drapkin
Pixiebird
Wayward Shifties
Rusty Cuts
Laura’s Little Luxuries
Jeremy Novy
Pallas
Hannah
Bleu Loo
Billie
Zero
J. Bemis
ICJ
Aranonymous
Miranda Caroligne
Mark Hawkins
Stephanie Mufson
Kathryn’s Krafts
Tara Graves
Medium Reality
Animal Instincts
Rock n Roll Babies
Project Transaction
MzzTrzz
Nieves
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
Arun

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
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