Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Dusty Dreams - A Burning Man Fantasy Fashion Show


Dusty Dreams

A Playa Fantasy Fashion Show


Featuring the designers of Prepare for the Playa - a series of Burning Man Preparation events continuing on July 22nd at Mighty 119 Utah Street in San Francisco.

The theatrical fashion show will begin at 4pm as we follow of heroine ‘Dusty Dreams’ into her Playa Dream sequence. As she fades off to sleep, she dreams of being at Burning Man 2007.

The Master of Ceremonies is the irreverent, white trash, redneck southern belle with snaggle tooth charm ‘Kiki’! She will guide us through this adventure with her particular brand of insight that is sure to entertain and delight!

The designers of Prepare for the Playa will be showing their specially made ‘playa products and fashions’ built for the desert. From day wear to those cold playa nights - the fashions show will guide us through what’s hot and what’s very, very HOT!
Faux Fur coats, hats, shrugs, fashions from the outrageous to the sublime and everything in between!

Come join us as the Preparation continues...onward to the BURN 2007!

Prepare for the Playa - a series of events connecting you to everything you need for Burning Man 2007 brought to you exclusively by your fellow burner businesses!
Buy Local, BUY BURNER!

Dusty Dreams
A Playa Fantasy Fashion Show
At Prepare for the Playa
July 22nd at 4pm
Mighty – 119 Utah Street in San Francisco
Free Entry, Free Parking!
http://www.preparefortheplaya.com

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Prepare for the Playa EVENTS-- BUY LOCAL... BUY BURNER!

Calling all BURNER-PRENEURS!

I've put together a series of events in the city over the summer that not only will be fun but a great outlet to sell your products or services!!
BUY LOCAL... BUY BURNER!
If you, or someone you know would like to perform or sell something let me know. It's going to be lots of fun and a great way to support the burner community!!

Here are the details:

We are putting together a series of events connecting Burners with Burner Business products and services to get you ready for the Burn! This is a unique series of events because all vendors are Burners! It will have performing artists, a Burning Man 2007 ticket raffle, demonstrations and much more!

We are looking for an eclectic bunch of burner owned/made products to make this event a total
Prepare for the Playa event. We already have interest from El wire/light toys, personal dome structures, Faux fur coats and accessories, tattoo artists, a hair scupltress, but we know there are many other unique, quirky and just cool Burner made items out there that are screaming for an audience!

We will bring the audience to you!
Sundays 12-7pm
June 10th,
July 22nd, &
August 12th

The events will be held at Mighty 119 Utah. Tons of free parking and the bar will be open with Sunday afternoon Bloody Marys and other drink specials to get our clientele in the mood!

Our website has all the information you need including an application to join us!!
www.preparefortheplaya.com

Don't wait- vendor categories are limited to allow the best mix of products and services and ARE FILLING UP!

See you all in June!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Green on the Inside! Recycled Linings for Faux Fur Coats!


The quirky, funky, vintage and just unique aspect of Wild on the Inside's Faux Fur just got greener!
GREEN ON THE INSIDE
WILD’S LINE OF COATS HAVE LININGS THAT ARE now made from unwanted clothes and textiles. They are first cleaned, then deconstructed and lastly refashioned into your new faux fur.
These reconstructed items:
1) reduce the need for landfill space
These perfectly good textiles are used again and not simply thrown away. Their usefullness is renewed!
2) reduce pressure on virgin resources
No more materials extraction and manufacturing are necessary to get you a new garmet.
3) reduce pollution and energey use
fibers do not have to be made and then transported from abroad...AGAIN!
This 'new' line of products will be going up on the website soon. Check back on the Wild blog to see images.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Wild: Fashion Untamed at the Met!



It seems that Wild has a historical perspective as there is a exhibit at the Met in NY covering my specialty - FUR!
It discusses the 'class access' issues dating back to the Renaissance when fur trimmed gowns were the fashion to the current fake furs that define the 'ethical woman'. As for the men, the 'fat cat' was accessorized with a hat, cigar and fur coat as a symbol of sexual and economic power.
Isn't it great that in this day and age we can all express ourselves with the freedom to wear and be what we like expressing playfulness and fun?! What are your views on this?
Met Museum Exhibit

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Getting Serious... A Serious Knit Dress!


I have decided that I am all over the place with my blog... it isn't a place to just chat... I have to actually say something. I have given this great thought and I have decided to focus on expressing wildness in fashion. Since that is really what I am trying to do with my business, this is what I am going to do with my blog. So, this my first post of my new focused blog.
How to be wild in your fashion expression. I saw one way that the Indie Craft craze that is taking off with fashion in this 'KNIT DRESS'. I think this epitomizes the humor and fun we should all be having with clothes - total expression. Perhaps not on a daily basis but shouldn't your WILD streak come out and play once in a while?
Knit Dress by Cho

Monday, January 22, 2007

Burning Man Outfits -People ARE Art!



As many of you know, I have gotten great inspiration from Burning Man. I have read lots and had many conversations about 'what is burning man' and why I and others go all the way out to the desert for a week a year.
Well, I have given this so much thought and to break it down into one paragraph is probably impossible but I will try. I think burning man is such a unique experience for each person. Everyone gets something different out of it because everyone puts something different into it. Now that is not to say that some people don't have similar expectations or experiences out there. It is the most open place I have ever been with people. Since the 'rules' of this experimental society are few - it is up to you to try out and be who ever you want, without judgement! This is what it is to me. There are no ways to look or ways to act. You get to do anything you want and be anyone you want. You are not defined by your job in the outside world. Our society and culture tells us a lot about who deserves respect and who does not. Those rules don't work out there because everyone is engaged in a similar activity. Camping in harsh conditions, staying hydrated in the heat of the sun, going to events, seeing art etc... It is kind of the great equalizer.

I could go on and on but will save that for another blog. This blog is about my style and my burning man style is a large part of that. The key to burning man for me is that I discovered that art isn't just something people DO. Art is who we are! Each persons expression is ART. Whether they do that through a huge piece of forged metal shaped as a man walking in the desert or as something they design to put on. The hair, clothes, dance, walk, whatever you do that expresses how you are and has your unique view on life is YOUR ART!

My expression is about having fun in clothes, not having 'fashion rules' and being free to be wild. So I thought on that note I would include some of the pictures of my outfits from BM 2006. Most of the items I designed and made!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Sewing is the new hip thing... see it's in Time!


Time magazine featured sewing as the new hip thing for people to do!
Check it out! We are all on the cutting edge!

Time Magazine Article

New Short Coat Design


I have been working on a short coat design and I think I found a design that has the 3 things I was looking for. A warm wrap around collar, fitted body and a unique style touch! I lined it with a short pile purple tiger fur. It has side slant pockets to keep your fingers warm. I am going to add a ribbon or tie style closure just under the bust. I think it will add a little feminine touch. I took this picture in my studio on my cutting table so nothing fancy. I will put it on my dummy when I finish the closure so you can see the whole thing. I am going to start designing a men's jacket. I was thinking something with tails... is that corny? Either way, something unusual and unique and of course out of fur!

Sunday, January 14, 2007

MacWorld and all that kind of stuff!


Well, I did forget to mention one of my passions - anything apple! It was the annual Macworld conference in SF last week and I have been going the last 3 or 4 years to see all the cool stuff and to be 'on the cutting edge' of what's going on. I have to say I was not disappointed. Before I married, I was interested in the new stuff but not quite on the edge as I am now. My husband is one of those 'in the know' kind of people. I found out about the new announcement of the biggest product to hit the market this year (do you hear the excitement in my voice!!) and called him to tell him. I heard it on NPR just an hour or two after the big speech by Steve Jobs. He already knew and he was off working in Dallas!! Like I said, he is in the know. So, the big announcement is that apple is going into the cell phone market. Not just a dabble mind you but with both feet! The new iPhone is going to be so cool and is certainly a must have. It is not due to come out until June - so that gives us all a chance to save up and get out of our current contracts! I called up to see when my contract is up with Sprint (who I will have no problem leaving) and good news is that both of our phones are 'free to go' - we will! wahoo and yippee!
So, back to Macworld. We got to take a look at this new awesome device - under glass in a museum type display. People were taking pictures like it was some type of unearthed miracle of the ages. If I haven't been there oggeling I would have wondered who these people were and what they must be thinking! I saw a picture that is exactly what it was like to be there in the New York Times that I posted above. Are you ready to join the revolution? What must it be like to have a company that people from all over just love and promote all on their own!
How do they do that?

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Introductions...

At parties or when meeting people for the first time the standard questions are always asked - what do you do? I think a better question would be what are you passionate about! Ask that question to the next new person you meet and you will see see their face change dramatically! It will go from an interested listening trying face to a face that lights up when talking! The eyes sparkle just a bit and the mouth opens and smiles at the peaks. I often like to stop someone from telling me what they do. As a matter of habit, most people give you the 60 second elevator speech introduction. Now don't get me wrong, that has its place in life, I understand that. But to just try to find something in common for conversation with information about what someone does for money is just plain boring. Especially since on average, most people aren't inspired by their work. I do love the times I have experimented with this and found that someone is passionate about their work and getting paid for it! Wahoo! It's like hitting a gold mine and then I am very interested in hearing all about the details and how it happened to them. So, that is one side note on my introduction to you - my blog reader. I am a rock climbing seamstress that creates wild faux fur wear that IS going to be my living!
So, I invite you on my journey of discovery on how to make my passion into a thriving cottage industry that supports me financially, feeds me creatively and allows me to be independent and that master of my own destiny!
Next post will be my Manifest Destiny!