Went to check out the one of a kind fair for the second weekend since I knew there would be a switching over with new artisans. With glee I discovered one of my favorite local designers Selma Karaca showing her fun wearable frocks in prime spot. A showstopping gown-shown above welcomed me off the elevator. Selma is a brooklyn based fashion designer who I have known for several years (back when she was at Edge *nyc in soho) and is now focusing on fairs around the United States.Check her out at the Smithsonian Craft show from April 14th-17th.
I also got the chance to visit Anna Ruth Henriques who graciously invited me to the fair free of charge via my good friend Louis Morin Jr. Showing amazing hand painted jewelry I was blown away by the crafts-woman-ship and usage of my one of my favorite stones Labdorite. Her prices very fair starting at $45 and up.
Next I tried on several handmade hats with feathers and embellishments by Ome which is right here in NYC on Elizabeth street. She also makes creative out of the box headbands but it was the business card with a feather sticking out the top which really impressed me. One to follow for sure.
Stephanie Jones Rubiano was showing her mixed media small works which caught my eye. One of her pieces she told me was an original photo of her grandmother and was not for sale. I found the ‘tweet’ piece charming and totally socially of the moment.
I’ve been looking for neck warmers for a talented private client of mine and I stumbled upon this one which is olive and has fantastic buttons. Their whole display of hand knits were wearable yet unique due to the buttons and extra touches. Check out Maggadora Mystery design.
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