Hemp goes Hi Tech: Fashion Preview and Art Show

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This fantastic event is giving me life! Join me for a night of luxury, glamour, and glorification of the plant that has over 25,000 different uses!  While she has been misunderstood, neglected and underestimated, HEMP is now coming into her own and I am showcasing her with might and muse!

I have finished my year long focus in oils on hemp and am bringing you my results plus education in The Hemp Show hanging this very moment in Rosenblum Cellars Winery at The Ferry Building in Oakland’s Jack London Square. You can get a peek at some of the art here, while the rest will be unveiled online after this Artist Reception Event.Hemp Poster 2 web

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Swankspirations

Bistro De Tour Eiffel ParisMy spirit could not be dampened by the rain, nor the stern look from the waitress insisting “We don’t do that here” upon my request for a container to take the remainder of that perfect creamy squash soup with me. It was the night before my birthday and I was in Paris! I had just wondered through the streets near 24 Rue Francois 1er and stared into the windows of the closed shops of Christian Dior, Chanel, Hermes and the like. While stopping there at Cafe’ Mode for an evening bite, I sketched the scene and water colored and inked it later. I’ll always remember my happy jaunt in the rain with my light jacket and umbrella, halting in emotional surprise when I came upon the watery night view of the Eiffel Tour lights.

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Cafe Mode, Paris watercolor and ink $240

This and several like it, professionally framed by Capricorn Framing are part of my solo exhibition in the Haight Ashbury District at Blue Front Cafe at 1430 Haight St. San Francisco, CA. Continue reading

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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Get Hip to Hemp Now with The Millennial Dress

Bringing hemp into the modern age with style happens easily with this Millennial Dress.

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Jamie Lynn models our unisex size Medium. Photo by Eartha L. Goodwin.

This is THE dress of the fall season! The versatile design and medium density weight jersey works in many climates, seasons, and occasions from sophisticated black dress affair to sporty casual. This hemp and organic cotton jersey blend is cozy, yet allows the skin to breathe with its natural fibers. It is a smooth small ribbed knit that also has an easy stretch.

Our first Millenial Dress buyer gave this feedback after taking it on vacation to Amsterdam: “Got a lot of compliments in Amsterdam- wore it a lot, on a bike, in restaurants, all the time.”

Get it for 20% off, PLUS FREE shipping until November 1st 2015!

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More Hemp Now!

Bon Jour Hemp Collection

Recently, we announced the release of the first piece from Swankety Swank Global Citizens Fashion, The Hemp Collection.  The 2-Way Top is a classic Yabette Swank fashion piece:  fashion-forward, versatile, unique, and well-made from earth friendly material that is also beautiful to wear.

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We are grateful for all of the support The Hemp Collection has received from the Swankety Swank community. As a thank you, we are extending a special offer: Continue reading

First Look At The Hemp Collection

Are you ready for Swankety Swank’s Global Fashion Citizens Hemp Collection? We are so excited to be sharing a sneak peak of our first release, the 2-Way Top. The 2-Way top is modeled by the gorgeous and talented Bay Area artist Emily Lounsbury.

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The cotton in our hemp cotton blend is organic. Hemp is always an organic product as one of its magical properties is that it doesn’t need pesticides to help it grow.

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