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.
My 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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Year’s Eve is right around the corner…do you have your look together? If you’re hunting for a beautiful piece to make your New Year’s dressing a sexy, sustainable snap, read on. We’ve got looks for both men and women. And each piece will take you from a fabulous New Year’s Eve into a stylish 2016.
The Little Black Dress
Nothing says sexy like the little black dress. What makes this one extra-special is the cozy, hemp/organic cotton french terry material. It has a little stretch which allows to hug your body in all the right places. Available in sizes S-3X. Grab the Swankety LBD here. Continue reading →
We’ve added some fabulous new pieces to the shop, and we hope that you love them as much as we do. These pieces are designed to be sexy, versatile, and fun to wear.
In the spirit of sustainability and low waste, Yabette wanted to find ways to use the off-cut scraps of hemp that were left from her currents rolls. We love the way they came together as capelets. Some of them have added liners in luxuriously warm and strong hemp fleece making them deliciously cozy around the neck and shoulders. Perfect for a layer-happy city like San Francisco. We love the silhouette a capelet gives- emphasizing the shoulders in proportion to the waist. The use of the off-cuts makes each one of these capelets unique. Continue reading →
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 →
From the moment Bianca slipped into this gorgeous black dress, it was pure magic.
The hemp/organic cotton ribbed jersey stretch is super soft and the black bamboo/organic cotton is slightly see thru. It was obvious that our model and muse felt amazing in this dress. It has a light, airy quality that feels like a whisper on the skin.
But it still looks amazing and sexy all on its own.
If you are looking for a versatile piece that make you look and feel super hot at holiday get-togethers and super cool every other day of the year, this is the piece for you. The Eco Chic Peek Skirt Dress can also be worn as either a dress or a skirt, and features a sexy hi/low hem.
As I’ve been working this week on designs for an editorial print opportunity and feeling the San Francisco subtle signs of Autumn, I am thinking future, I am thinking bold, and feeling the mystic undertones of our planet. Here are a few of my inspirations to share.
I discovered this last Spring, but I cannot stop telling people about it as it’s such a clear front-runner of intelligent, artful entertainment by no less than the Wachowskis. Continue reading →