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We're gearing up for the 2nd cycle of Friday Night Fashion Club (FNFC)! FNFC is a free, semester-long program for Red Hook, Brooklyn, teens who are interested in fashion, design, and sewing. All supplies are provided – including fabric and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at The Creative Cookie
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I'm making my debut into design with my first collection of wares to be showcased and sold exclusively at Warehouse Gallery! The collection is inspired by my knack for mixing vintage and modern details. My dream is to build an... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at The Creative Cookie
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Our High School of Fashion Industries intern Asatta B. visited The Museum at FIT in August to view Uniformity. Here's what she reported back: I visited The Museum at FIT to see their exhibit, Uniformity, curated by Emma McClendon. I've... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at The Creative Cookie
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I'm posting this way too late for anyone to attend but it's worth noting that it happened:). We showed our space during Red Hook Open Studios on Sunday. I'm challenging myself to talk more about my work, from an artistic... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at The Creative Cookie
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Since January, I've been teaching a Tuesday night sewing class in the historic Jefferson Market Library in the West Village. The group is intergenerational ranging from 4 - 74. One of our youngest participants is learning to sew by making... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at The Creative Cookie
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Photos from the 10th Annual Brooklyn Children's Book Fair! Thank you Brooklyn Museum for a fashion-filled Saturday! photo credit: Creative Cookie Interns Sophia D., Carmen, and Emily L. Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at The Creative Cookie
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Here's Sophia D., our Jr. intern, quickly creating business cards before The Brooklyn Museum Children's Book Fair on Saturday. She used: photo copies of the Style File book cover; star printed fabric with plastic overlay; glue stick + scissors; and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at The Creative Cookie
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Good News! My latest book 'My Fab Fashion Style File' was mentioned in today's New York Times in conjunction with the 10th Annual Brooklyn Museum Children's Book Fair. The event is tomorrow, 11/12, and It's going to be great. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at The Creative Cookie
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This Saturday the Brooklyn Museum will host it's 10th Anniversary Children's Book Fair - yay! I'm honored to be listed alongside over 50 Brooklyn authors and illustrators for the 2nd year in a row. I'll be hosting an original activity... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at The Creative Cookie
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Just a repost from my Instagram account: I'm going to miss President Obama dearly. Went through my fabric stash and found a few yards of this print -- wishing I had gotten the entire bolt. In the spirit of recent... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at The Creative Cookie
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Today's the day and there's not much else to say except, VOTE (please everyone 18+)! Artwork by Adrian Franks Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at The Creative Cookie
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Tonight I attend a viewing party for "Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party."! The event was potluck style at one of my favorite Red Hook, BK, places to brunch Home/Made! The premiere episode, on VH1, was a fried chicken competition... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at The Creative Cookie
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In July, Teen Vogue ran a piece by Sue Williamson titled Meet 5 Models with Facial Scars. I found the piece to be very inspiring and decided to start drawing all my model sketches, in my Style File, with scars.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2016 at The Creative Cookie
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Join us at Warehouse Gallery on Saturday, November 19th, for The Pop-Up Care Shop to benefit the women and families of Sammon Build Shelter. Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2016 at The Creative Cookie
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It's been magical to have 2 books! Sometimes I sit and stare like 'how did this happen'? Which is the question I'm asked often by aspiring authors. My friend Nicole A. Taylor, author of the UpSouth Cookbook, and I started... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at The Creative Cookie
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My intern, Asatta, and I recently worked with Zilpha M., an 8 year old, to create this awesome dress! She had her own fabric and pattern that she got for Christmas. It took us 2 days to complete this project... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2016 at The Creative Cookie
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One of my favorite things about My Fab Fashion Style File (my newest book) is that you can create your own mood boards! For those who don't know, a mood board is a type of collage that is meant to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at The Creative Cookie
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After years of dreaming about it I'm taking the leap into retail this week! The concept shop will include accessories and garments designed sustainably in our studio.We will also showcase curated items from designers and brands we adore! Starting this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at The Creative Cookie
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In August my husband rescued a 3-week old kitten from the bodega near our home. Someone had dropped him off because they were unable to take care of him. He was in a brown cardboard box with only a can... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2016 at The Creative Cookie
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The same week that I was inducted onto the itty-bitty titty committee, I somehow found myself on the road with my dad in route to procure my first bra. Most of the girls in my 6th grade class had started to bloom. I was at the smaller end of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Lesley Ware
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The same week that I was inducted onto the itty-bitty titty committee, I somehow found myself on the road with my dad in route to procure my first bra. Most of the girls in my 6th grade class had started... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at The Creative Cookie
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Earrings and glasses are two accessories I wear everyday! They are essential. Did you know you can make your own earrings for less than the cost of a grande Frappuccino? Here's how: Step 1: Gather supplies! You'll need super glue,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at The Creative Cookie
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On Saturday, November 12th, the Brooklyn Museum will host it's 10th Anniversary Children's Book Fair! I'm honored to be listed alongside over 50 Brooklyn authors and illustrators for the 2nd year in a row. I'll be hosting an original coloring... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at The Creative Cookie
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Long time no see or shall I say read?! It feels like forever since I've posted here. I'm not going to make any excuses although I could give a million. I've been building a brand, writing / promoting two adorable... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2016 at The Creative Cookie
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Hi -- My name is Asatta. I am turning 17 very soon and I am now in the 12th grade. I attend the High School of Fashion Industries for fashion design. I make garments and drape. I love sewing, dancing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at The Creative Cookie