Friday, April 30, 2010

Runway 3.0 Fashion Show

Runway 3.0 Fashion Show - Buffalo, NY - May 1, 2010

Carol Ann Rice Rafferty, a Buffalo State alumni and Adjunct Lecturer is opening the show with her line of couture clothing - Ultra Feminine Warrior - collection of wearable art includes; garments, wearable art objects and accessories inspired from military armor such as gorgets, ...gauntlets and gaiters illuminated with fiber optic lights.

Garments and accessories include hand dyed silk. For more information about these one of kind items from our cottage industry see -

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Skinny Scarves

We've been making devore SKINNY SCARVES in our studio! Skinny scarves are super fun to wear - they're stylish and warm! Wear with all black or dress up a blouse and jeans.

We make the skinny scarves in an array of colors. Each one is hand dyed and burnt out with a unique pattern design (made by us). These scarves are wearable art. Tell us which ones you like. It's also great to wear more than one scarf at a time for a colorful, layered effect. We sell in museum shops and you can visit our online shop at

Monday, April 19, 2010

Upcycled Rose Hair Adornment

***Unique, hand dyed silk adornment.*** Versatile - pin on your handbag, use hair comb and place in your hair or as a brooch. Wear as a cute cocktail hat for a night out!

* layers of silk

* Colors: blushing pink

* Measuring roughly 5-7" diameter

* Made in USA

* Note: This is a representative hair piece. This exact piece was purchased by a visitor to our studio. Each piece is unique and one of a kind.

All designs are handmade; each item is unique wearable art. The inspiration for this piece was old hollywood - flappers, vintage, pearls, weddings, elegance, glamour.

***Please contact us if you would like multiple hair adornments made for your bridesmaids. Each one is unique and one of a kind. You can choose other colors if you would like it for your bridal party or prom. We can make hair adornments with a comb, pin, clip or all three. Just ask!***

For more items look at our shoppe:

Thursday, April 15, 2010


It's prom/wedding season. I have an eco friendly quick fix if you can't find the perfect shoes to match your dress - SPRAY PAINT YOUR SHOES! Yes, that's what I said!

Follow these steps:
1. Decide on a color - look at your dress - match the dress or pick a fun accent color
2. Check out the paint samples and buy spray paint
3. Make a clear space in a ventilated room or outside.
4. Lay down some old drop cloths or newspaper. Put the shoes on the ground. Spray evenly and a good distance from the shoes. Make sure you get a good 1st coat. (don't spray too much or else it will drip!
5. Let the shoes dry and spray a second coat to get a good finish.
6. After the second coat has dried and it looks like a solid color you're done! yay!

*This is great for shoes that are still in decent shape, but they have a few scuffs and scratches.

Monday, April 12, 2010


The Buffalo State College Runway 3.0 Fashion Show will be held May 1, 2010. Carol Ann Rice Rafferty, an alum from Buffalo State and former professor, designed a line of hip, glamorous clothing for the show. The line is mix and match pieces full of rich, bright colors. Carol Ann's theme is - Ultra Feminine Warrior. The accessories are a collaboration from rice rafferty.

Above is one of the designs by Carol Ann - a white tutu dress.

For more information about the show and where to purchase tickets visit the blog below:

We'll see you at the show!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

ACTIVE WEAR made in the USA

Active wear is now a huge part of our lives. It's not just what you wear to the gym or when you're out for a bike ride. Active wear has become part of our street wear - wear it to the mall, the grocery store, or while you're doing a few chores. The great thing about wearing active wear all the time is it makes you want to work out more. Active wear is way cuter than it used to be too.

Are you tired of the made in China clothing? I know I am. Below are a few links to some active wear made in the USA.

Yoga Wear & Yoga Clothing Made in the USA

Organic Cotton and Natural Dyes

Women's Yogawear, Premium Sportswear and Denim Fashion House

Yoga and Rock Climbing clothing