My first piece on Martha Stewart as a contributor went live a few weeks ago! It's an excerpt from Sew Fab, which covers the steps to DIY a Little Black Dress! It's a dream come true to have this opportunity with such an icon in the craft world!
I'm a forever fan of Solange Knowles. I saw Solange in February 2009 during New York Fashion Week. It was my first season attending as a blogger and I was quickly learning the ropes. After snapping this photo of her seated front row, my interest in her style began to grow.
photo credit Lesley Ware, 2009
I created a board on Pinterest to keep track of what she wore. In 2011 I photographed her a second time while covering an event at Sephora for the YBF. Love her!
photo credit Lesley Ware, 2011
Last month I saw Solange again. She was DJing a party that I was at and I gave her an autographed copy of Sew Fab!!! Luckily my friend was there to snap an iPhone photo, this time, of that wonderful moment she accepted and graciously said 'thank you'.
photo credit Ronnette Griffen, 2015
Opportunity will always be there if you are prepared and persistent. Sew thankful to have had this full circle fashion flash with such an iconic lady!
I'm sew excited to share the 1st video for Sew Fab: Sewing and Style For Young Fashionistas! An extra special shout out to my husband, Kamau Ware, for recording and editing because I can be awkward in front of the camera ;). We just finished shooting the 2nd video the 1st in a series of how-tos from the book! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel to be in the loop.
Celebrate the start of spring by joining us this Saturday at rena REBORN, a hip thrift shop, for a SEW FAB pop-up signing! If you already have a copy bring it, if you don't pick one up, or buy it at the event. I'll be sharing my advice on one of my favorite things in fashion, mixing prints!
Trudy Miller designs a lovely line of layers that just turned 7 years old earlier this month! To celebrate, I had the pleasure of trying on a few of the pieces which neatly fold in Trudy's sensitivity as an architect. I giggled lots because the garments are modular in a way that can cover, or in my case, create curves. I've never had much going on in the hip department so it was fun to wear pieces that give my body a lift.