Thursday, April 13, 2017

Looking towards Summer. . .




It used to be that our Mermaid's Markets would close down in mid-April 
and my life would become much calmer  
without the every-other-week 
packing, loading, unloading, 
setting up, breaking down 
and re-loading and unpacking. . ."whew!"

Then, I would attend to my shop quietly thru May and June
and then after June, just close it all down
And, like a school teacher - take the summer months off (without pay).  ha. 
However last year, I began to attend a couple of stateside events.

This summer there is almost one event per month, I think.
Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market Scottsdale
Granite Creek Vineyard Art & Wine Festival 
Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market San Diego 
 and, the Baja Blues Festival in Rosarito

So, no more quiet summers for me. 
It's back to work for this hired hand.  


"The perils of overwork are slight compared with the dangers of inactivity."

~ Thomas A Edison





 

 

 "Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. 
For me, inactivity is the enemy."
~ Matt Lucas





"For me, sitting still is harder than any kind of work."
~ Annie Oakley




 "In times of great stress or adversity, it is always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive."
~ Lee Iacocca



"Either you Run the day, or the day runs you."
~ Jim Rohn





Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Boom. . . and it's over!


 ๐Ÿ’‹Wow!  So much sewing until I think my eyes just may have crossed. 
Just a tiny bit of stress (you could probably ask Russ or Bethany about that). 
The anticipation makes me completely crazy... 
๐Ÿ’ฅis there gonna be wind๐Ÿ’จ, is it gonna be cold⛅, hot๐Ÿ”ฅ, miserable⛈, wonderful☄, 
Blah, blah, blah... 

Everyone involved was working so hard to get all the little "moving parts" (as Russ calls them) in order. 

And, then "BOOM" . . . in the end we had one big o' fun afternoon. 
Well, I hope you enjoyed it. So, here are a few photos. 

First of all. . . 
Tony shot a few photos just before the models went "on"
So, he captured a bit of the "Anxiety" jitters... ha ha

Almost Ready. . .  


Then, Manny took some fantastic photos onstage. 
The photo shoot idea worked out pretty cool.
So here are the Collections: 

The Dancer's Dresses Collection:  Flamenco, Tango, Ballroom... 

Dahlia's Collection ~ Inspired from her Treasures at Casa Turquesa  

The Fun and Funky Collection ~ Randi, Karen, Roxanne and Adry

These are all the Party Dress collection ~ Pom-poms, Bling, Sequins, Beadwork . . ."Party On" 

and, we mixed it up with some entertainment this time. 
Michelle bringing a little taste of Flamenco to the Day.  Notice my "Flamingo-Flamenco" Dress design 
 All in fun the play on words there . . . with a giant flamingo face on the shawl

Marissa modeled for me and also brought her dancers from Destiny Dance Academy. Adorable and talented girls!

"Models for a Moment"
All of these ladies graciously showed off  SweetNaomi ReCreation designs that they own... ❤


 Ashley made the model hairdo's all so lovely ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š







 How do you get 20 people to all look stunningly beautiful at one moment? 
OK.  Well, we tried.  We really did.  
(You are never gonna get one photo where 20 Ladies all think they look good. 
SIMPLY not gonna happen . . . huh Manny?) 

I believe it is way better to just have FUN with it!   
Enjoy the laughter.... 







I am very happy to work with Dahlia. She has been involved as a Designer with each 
 Fashion Show since the first one I did in 2013. I absolutely love the fact that Dahlia 
also recycles or “ReCreates” clothing into some really trendy, great new styles! 
Thank you Dahlia! 


Thank you . . .  and, Thank You a second time  - to everyone who attended! 

 I was absolutely so very, very thrilled that my Bethany
 could be here at my side for this event this year.  
She makes me feel happy 
and I think we give each other a little extra confidence. 



"The Things We Do for Fashion"
A compilation video Russ and I put together from the 4 prior fashion shows. 
 



Here are some bits and pieces from the Fall Fashion Fiesta of 2016. 
The dancers are all here....and some of the models.



THANK YOU 
Thank you Jill @ Southside Jillz for the great location!  
Thank you very much Jerri for everything. 
Thank you Russ and Sandy.  Thank you Ashley, Alexandra and Iza.
Thank you Manny for great photos!
 Thank you Greg & Yvette.  and, Huge Thanks Always Tamra.  

and More Thank you's to all the rest....

 "BOOM" 
                              and, it's over. . . .