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 →
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.
If you want to really understand how Fast Fashion works in regards to the impact on human beings, society, and the environment, check out The True Cost, currently streaming on Netflix. The True Cost works backwards to show us how the clothes we wear are created. The film treks through the growing of raw materials, sweatshop production and labor, and why we indulge in fast fashion despite knowing its dark side. The film does a wonderful job of bringing the human element into the narrative through interviews with workers and leaders of the industry.
One of the main arguments for the continuation of fast fashion is that factory workers “could do a lot worse” with their job choices. Today, that’s just not good enough. We have embraced a consciousness of oneness with all living things. We advocate and act for our rights and for the rights of others. We know that with the higher consciousness, intellectual development and abundance existing in the world today, there are ways to produce goods without exploitation. A brand can be structured to uplevel people and communities; exploiting is no longer an option.
We are living in a new paradigm of awareness for creating what we want.
We want paid. We eat!! Exposure will not feed us. This change has to come from us.
That ugly phrase, you know the one, has been an accepted part of our consciousness too long. We will never speak of that ridiculous, sad, outmoded stereotype fairy tale to each other, in reference to ourselves, and most definitely NOT ever to our children. When it is mentioned, we will gently and happily state with a smile, “Actually, I am an eating artist”.
From now on, we claim our value as an #EatingArtist
Join me in my campaign to rise up together to raise awareness that ARTISTS EAT!
Post your beautiful creative self, post your art, post your kid making art, post your new book, post your performance video, post your created dinner and hashtag it #EatingArtist
Join me as we decorate the Internet on all of our social media with #EatingArtist love!
Here is my first:
Wishing you all much love and success! xxoo Yabette
When a friend sent me an art card last week, it really made my day. One of the best methods for chasing away the winter blues is to write a note and send a card. It feels good for the sender and the receiver!
Having just returned from two months away from San Francisco, on an epic “Healing and Inspiration Journey” involving six states and two European countries, I applied myself straight away towards inspired projects. Here is the first of several in my energetic creation vortex!
This “Luscious” art show is a curated group of paintings celebrating the magic, the juice, and the mojo of the fantastical, the natural, and the abstract. Continue reading →