Thursday, January 22, 2009

Inaugural Fashion

There has been much criticism on the fashion displayed on inauguration day. I realize that fashion is not nearly as important as the historical and political significance of the occasion, but interesting all the same.

I personally loved all of it. I really liked Jill Bidens tall boots and grey dress, however I could not find any images of it. Any opinion you'd like to share?
Michelle Obamas yellow dress was as some say "a little mother of the brideish", but I think thats what the occasion calls for, the strange color looked awesome on her, and with her height, she can pull off most anything. The girls looked adorable.
Once again I know fashion is not important in the big picture, but its refreshing to see what great style they all have. I love the fact that Michelle is very into small designers, people who are just getting out there. Hopefully that will set a trend for people seeking out new hidden talent.
Oh and only Aretha could make that hat look as fabulous as it did!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Website update, wholesale inquiry

Some items have been updated on the Copper Chameleon official website. You may notice some changes in the prices, this is all due to some market research, and new wholesale opportunities. There is a current discount code you can enter when checking out to save 10% off the entire order. The code is so creatively named - Copper. Just enter the word Copper for the discount to apply!

I am currently seeking possible shops/boutiques to send my wholesale catalogue to. If anyone knows of a suitable location, near or far, please let me know...thanks!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Local Events to check out in all different localities.

Well its time to take down the Christmas tree,or it should be, i most likely won't get around to it until tomorrow or Sunday. That's my least favorite part, putting everything away, the glow of the tree (ours really glows) is so nice and cozy, but our living room is so tiny, it will be good to have the space back.

First Friday Greensboro Downtown

Here are some more cool local events (well local for various people):

  1. At the Atheneum in Old Town Alexandria, this is the last weekend for this event, try to go, or tell people about it (Amber, you would like this, and of course Kristin would, it supports the nature conservancy)

    November 13 - January 4 in the gallery: Protected Landscapes

    Paintings of The Nature Conservancy Preserves by The Washington Society of Landscape Painters 20% of all sales benefit The Nature Conservancy. Go to link for more info and exact location
  2. Well OC is truly dead right now, which is probably nice. It seems as though things will pick up in Feb. This website has good info on Delmarva Art and Music type events. There's an art league show:
    Exhibit. 94 West Co-op Group Show.
    Starting Date: 01/03/2009
    Time: Tues.-Thurs. 11 am – 4 pm; Fri.-Sun. 1-4 pm. Reception: Jan. 3, 3-5 pm.
    Location: Art League of Ocean City, 94th Street (under the Water Tower), Ocean City
    Contact Information: Call 410-524-9433 for information
  3. As for Catie out in SF...I'm way jealous, you should really...really go to this show, its not this weekend, but it starts at the end of January, its a show based on new Scandinavian design. It look awesome! First there's this cool Slow Food Nation Event too: As we explore Imagining Our Future, YBCA is proud to feature the art and activism of Slow Food Nation, a nonprofit subsidiary of Slow Food USA, in the Room for Big Ideas (RBI). Slow Food Nation organizes events to introduce the community to issues in the food system and the need to bring more citizens good, clean and fair food. Join the creators of the Slow Food Nation RBI Annex Project, celebrate the “Slow” life, and experience how to build community through the promotion of sustainable and holistic food systems in which aspects of human culture such as music, art, and dance are integrated with the agricultural arts of food production, the environment and human wellness and culture.
    Irreverent: Contemporary Nordic Craft Art
    Jan 23–Apr 12, 2009

    OPENING NIGHT PARTY: Thursday, Jan 22, 2009, 6–9 pm »

    Using traditional materials and honoring the hand-made traditions, but divorcing form from function, a new generation of craft artists from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland are challenging the sleek aesthetic of Scandinavian modernist design and turning instead to camp and intricacy.
  4. As for us down in Greensboro, tonight is First Friday, which means retail locations and galleries in downtown Greensboro will stay open later. Lyndon Street Artworks (where I have my studio) will be open, with live demos on the stage and light refreshments available. This is only my 2nd one, so I'm not certain what will be going on, but it should be fun. Check out the flyer for more info, or just to see what its all about

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Ringing in the New Year...

...with a tink tink tink tink.... in your ear. That is of course the most popular noise, other than NPR or the Avett Brothers, that you will hear pouring out of my tiny studio which is located at Lyndon Street Artworks in Greensboro North Carolina.
I am a metalsmith/metals artist/silver smith/ jewelry designer/fashion designer...or some combination of that. My company, Copper Chameleon, which is still a wee little bud, is ringing in the new year by starting a Blog (woo-hoo), among other new approaches and ideas for design, marketing and overall mission of Copper Chameleon.
This Blog, named for the sole motivating entity, which as of late, has begun to take over my own personal identity, hopes to be a tool, think tank, brain storming cyclone type thing for anyone really, fellow artists, or myself. All in relation to Fashion, past and present, jewelry of course, from methods to mining issues, and a little food, fun and frivolity with a bit of frugality, after all we are all affected by this nasty, biting recession.
I figured I would keep it broad, this way no one can be annoyed if I happen to go off track a bit.