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  1. ON THE RADAR: PATCHWORK DENIM

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    As an adult, I came to love patchwork after I read about the concept behind it when I discovered the cult favorite, Native Funk and Flash, a book featuring the art to wear scene of the Bay Area in the 1970′s. This book told a visual story about how patch-working first started as a way of putting energy into someone’s garment. Each patch that was stitched into a garment added a particular talisman energy within each piece which gave the wearer a certain extra “power” if you will. Just like a quilt is sewn together from memories and scraps and pieces from this family heirloom and that new piece of fabric, with each stitch and each piece of fabric, a whole lot of history, love and workmanship is involved.

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  2. SANTA FE FOLK ART FESTIVAL PART 3: INDIGO/DENIM TRENDS

    As I strolled thru the Folk Art Festival, I was reminded that many of the techniques and stylings we see in clothes today were originally started and hand crafted in indigenous countries all around the world before we ever saw them on the shelves of Anthropologie or Urban Outfitters.  From handmade embroidery in Peru to […]

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  3. STYLE ICON: BOB MARLEY

    Today marks the anniversary of Bob Marley’s death 31 years ago.  I wasn’t aware of this date until I woke up this morning and saw a post on facebook by one of his daughters, Karen that I have recently had the pleasure of meeting.  I thought it was quite a coincidence as I have been […]

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