November 2017 Newsletter

Hello Friends!  Looking forward to seeing you at Eastside handmade!  It's happening at Amsterdam Modern Furniture in Highland Park Los Angeles.  We set up in the back patio area with 40 local artisans, food, drinks, and music, while the store remains open selling mid-century modern furnishings.  Come peruse holiday designs by independent makers. 

Saturday, November 17th,

from 11am - 5pm

5215 York Blvd, 90042   

between ave 52 & ave 53

We'll be joined by Myrtle, Alyson Iwamoto Ceramics, Clau Leather Goods, Small Adventure, and many more.  There will be a gift wrapping table, music, Lenita by Grita Floral Truck, neighborhood juice bar, Rosefur hand drawn portrait

Click for a full list of designers, or see a preview of the artisan wares on instagram

Pacific Palisades Market

Pacific Palisades Market

Sunday November 19, 2017

8am - 1pm

15777 Bowdoin St, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

fresh fruits and veggies, local artisans, coffee and pastries

Fall Velvet

If you're not in LA, or can't make our November pop up events, come check out new designs online.  Lots of easy pieces that shine - from velvet to hand painted, there are new collaborative pieces, and one of a kinds.  Did you know that our designs are made of natural fibers, from eco friendly materials sourced locally, and shipped with minimal packaging for a small shipping footprint?  In addition all garments are sewn in downtown LA's fashion district and workers are paid fair wage rates.  Feel comfortable in body and mind with these designs! Stay tuned for interviews on our newest textile and artist collaborators in December.

Trend Forecasting and Creative Direction for Fall 2017

It's been a year since the Fashion Design and Trend Forecasting Class I taught at Poketo!  If you haven't seen the blog post with all of the free course content, and design direction, hop on over to see what it's about.  The entire slideshow, and breakdown of how Fashion forecasting works is there, along with tons of useful resource lists/links on LA stores, designers, and reading.