Posts Tagged 'hazel anne design'

Fashion at the Orange Peel!

It’s been a lovely, very lively, summer so far.   The kids have already gone to camp and returned home.  Meanwhile, we moved down the street to our new little house and have been nesting here, planting gardens and setting up beds, and basically just enjoying the heat and pace of summer.

I have also been finishing up my Pilates training, and beginning my training in Gyrotonics, so have been logging lots of sweaty hours at the studio – it’s truly wonderful.

Tomorrow, I put my fashion hat back on, and present my Hazel Anne line on the runway at the Orange Peel!  There will be 12 local designers and 18 local boutiques, and the show will benefit Asheville Grown Business Alliance, the grassroots push to support independent businesses and shop local.  I’m showing 5 looks –  2 girls and 3 women.  I’ve had 3 fittings today with my models, and my last 2 come later this afternoon.  It’s so exciting to see these dresses, skirts, tops and leggings on real bodies!  I really love this mini line, and will be making more of it for sure.  No pictures for now, you’ll just have to come to the show Friday, July 16th at 9:00 pm and see for yourself!  If you are out of town, I understand, but you’ll have to wait a few days for me to get the model photos online for everyone to see.

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Push Asheville Fashion

Big fashion show coming to town!  Push Productions is hosting a fashion show for local designers and boutiques on July 16th at the gorgeous Orange Peel in downtown Asheville.  I get to show 5 pieces, so I’m doing 3 womens and 2 girls looks.

here's a still of me in a promotional video, talking about a bamboo dress.

And here is the promotional video, featuring me and Hazel Anne Design! (Click on the link there, and it will take you to the you tube video – no matter what I try, I can’t make the video itself appear here).

It’s a funny thing to see yourself on film, there wasn’t really any prep time or practicing, so hopefully I make sense and make people want to come to the show!  It’s an interesting exercise to try to sum up your whole business in 5 minutes, certainly lots gets left out, but what do you think?  Do the main ideas get through?

Trunk Show Shipment

I sent a big shipment of Hazel Anne designs off to Maine for a trunk show recently. My loyal friends from when we used to live there hosted for me.  Melinda had a tea party during the afternoon for moms, girls and their dolls, and Lilly hosted an evening soiree at her place for the grown up set.  Melinda said that the “girls turned tea drinking into a sport”!  I set hibiscus petals to pour hot water over – a big dose of vitamin C, and an intense pink color make it one of my winter favorites.

I sent almost all skirts – for women, girls and dolls, along with some wraps/ponchos.

Here are a few shots before packing up:

women's skirts with a few wraps in the middle of the stack.  they look so pretty together!

womens skirts all stacked up - don't they look pretty together?

stacks of girls skirts and wraps

stacks of girls skirts and wraps

american girl doll circle skirts, all fanned out

aftermath - the floor under the cutting table

Soon (really soon, I promise)  I’ll update the web page so some of these styles and colors can finally be purchased online, as well as at trunk shows!  Next one in Asheville, December 3rd and 5th.  Back to the machine and cutting table….

Howard Street Handmade

Lucky me! I applied and got into Howard Street Handmade as a vendor! This means I get to sell my clothes directly to the people of Asheville, which is always fun.  It also means that I have a lot of sewing to do in one week!!! I’ll be making some fun sundresses for girls, some skirts for girls and women, and some other special pieces – but they are a secret.  You’ll have to come on May 16th, a Saturday, from 11-5 to find out what I have for you! It’s right next to Short Street Cakes in West Asheville, which is a destination in itself, but add an indie craft fair to it, and you can have your self a “nice little Saturday” (as Will Farrell said in one of the funniest movies ever, Old School).

So, put it on your calender NOW, come on down, have a cupcake, and buy some local art! Can’t wait to see you there…

WNC Magazine

I’m so proud! WNC Magazine featured 5 local designers in their lifesyle page for the May issue, and I am one of them! I’m so lucky to be on a page with these talented women – truly they are all such great designers, and wonderful people, too. Have a look at us:

wnc-lifestyle-pageIf the captions are too hard to read, my dress is the red one, the Camden Wrap dress in Japanese cotton. The other designers are  Meredith Law (70’s disco gown), R. Brooke Priddy, (the black one with the gorgeous back view), Moe Donnelly, (teal knit), and Stina Anderson, (zipper dress).

Good company, huh?