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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Introducing the Hemp Capelet!

Cute Capelets…Your New Cool Weather Staple

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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

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

Fashion Finds: Eco Chic Fashion with Soft Layers

From the moment Bianca slipped into this gorgeous black dress, it was pure magic.

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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.

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We paired it with the spruce soy/organic cotton shrug that is equally soft and sensual. It is also available in moss green organic cotton/bamboo blend. Add the easy, sensual, sophisticated layer to your wardrobe here.

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But it still looks amazing and sexy all on its own.

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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.

You can find the Eco Chic Peek Skirt Dress here.

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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The Sexy #InstaGlamTop..Perfect for late Summer

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.

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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