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For those of you who have been tuning in to the fashion is self-care pieces that I’ve been writing, I am exceedingly grateful. This experience has been so amazing and I’m beyond honored that I had the opportunity to share... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2021 at The Creative Cookie
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Ooh Baby, who was recently featured on our fashion is self-care series, has joined the team of designers for the Art to Ware pop-up shop. Art to Ware x Ooh Baby is a one-of-a-kind upcycled collection using out-of-circulation garments from... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2021 at The Creative Cookie
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Lesley Ware, the woman behind The Creative Cookie and queen of fashion as a form of self-care, is opening a pop-up shop in the West Village! This shop, called Art to Ware, will act as a platform for artists and... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2021 at The Creative Cookie
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Morgan Widmer, a fashion design student at West Virginia University and previous intern for The Creative Cookie is in the midst of creating her largest collection yet. She recently helped Lesley Ware to create her book, 101 Ways to Love... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2021 at The Creative Cookie
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Welcome to another Fashion Fridays with Joanna. This week we will be diving into ways to discover your personal style, in other words, what fashion looks like through your eyes. I hope you like it. I enjoyed writing it. What... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2021 at The Creative Cookie
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The Spring Craft Series is here - our first session of the series is today, April 7th from 4:15 - 5:15pm. The workshop is free but you must sign up here. Hope to see you there! Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2021 at The Creative Cookie
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Gareth Cattermolegetty Photos In this week of Fashion Fridays With Joanna, we are gonna take a look at Haitian-Italian designer, Stella Jean. Stella is a member of the Italian Chamber of Fashion and the only member of Afro-European background. Living... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2021 at The Creative Cookie
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“Fashion is a tool you can use to stand out and speak up! The world is changing so it’s a great time to experiment with fashion,” said Lesley Ware of her new book, 101 Ways to Love Your Style. This... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2021 at The Creative Cookie
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Anika Ignozzi, best known as Ooh Baby around the Pittsburgh community is a 23-year-old fashion designer who repurposes clothing with her own unique twist. According to the Ooh Baby website, “Anika brings items back to life with psychedelic faces and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2021 at The Creative Cookie
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On this week's Fashion Fridays with Joanna, we will be taking a look at the life of Ann Lowe. Ann Cole Lowe was the first African American to become a noted fashion designer. She was best known for designing the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2021 at The Creative Cookie
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Today, I’m thrilled to share with you the best fashion-as-self-care-tips I’ve learned from the creative minds of Bianca Norris, Morgan Hale, Valerie Mayen, Ella Rose Berhe-Lumax, and Mark E. Menzie. Hopefully, these tips will encourage you to shift the way... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2021 at The Creative Cookie
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On this week's Fashion Fridays with Joanna, I would like to introduce none other than the iconic and legendary Gabrielle Bonheur, famously known as Coco Chanel. Gabrielle Bonheur or "Coco" Chanel was a French fashion designer and a businesswoman who... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2021 at The Creative Cookie
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Welcome back to another week of Fashion Fridays with Joanna! Today, as we wrap up Black history month, we will be taking a look into the life of Beverly Ann Johnson, an American model, actress, singer, and businesswoman. Johnson rose... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2021 at The Creative Cookie
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Check out the feature from The Craft Industry Alliance for the forthcoming book, Black Girls Sew! Learn more about Lesley and Hakima's journey's and what the book will offer its readers and makers. Read the full article here. Image from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2021 at The Creative Cookie
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For many, personal expression is the best way to treat fashion as self-care. Mark E. Menzie, a New York-based fashion designer, not only believes in this himself but he also offers that expression to young girls of color. Mark is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2021 at The Creative Cookie
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In this week's post on Fashion Fridays With Joanna, we will be taking a look at the life of none other than Daniel Day, better known as Dapper Dan. Daniel’s store, Dapper Dan's Boutique, operated from 1982 through 1992 and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2021 at The Creative Cookie
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Hi! Here's a quick list of upcoming events to connect with me, Lesley! Hope to see you there. Let's be creative together!! UPCOMING EVENTS 2/14 - Metropolitan Museum of Art Drop in Drawing (watch party!!) Explore your personal sense of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at The Creative Cookie
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Ella Rose Berhe-Lumax is an inspiring young creative who founded the Brooklyn Craft Club. She enjoys art, fashion, sewing and, most importantly, crafting with her friends. Read below to learn what self-care means to her in the world of fashion... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2021 at The Creative Cookie
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Check out some of the great results from the first two weeks of the Winter Craft Series! In these classes participants learned to make an emoji applique and a scrunchie. Join us Wednesday 1/27 from 4:15 - 5:15pm, we will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2021 at The Creative Cookie
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Valerie Mayén is a mom, a business owner, a fashion designer, and because of all this, a believer in fashion as a form of self-care. She began her business over a decade ago and spent a great deal of time... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2021 at The Creative Cookie
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Members of The Creative Cookie team have been trying No Knob (@officalnoknob) for the past few months, since its launch, and we approve. It's antimicrobial, sustainable, easy, and cute! Check out our journalism intern, Kasey's, review! -- When the pandemic... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2021 at The Creative Cookie
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I'm so excited to announce the first of my DIY videos with CreativeBug has just launched! During this video you'll learn how to make three essential hair accessories - a bow, a headband and a scrunchie. These projects can easily... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2021 at The Creative Cookie
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In a new post from The Emerging Designer, Lesley Ware's book, Sew Fab: Sewing and Style for Young Fashionistas, is featured as one of the four fashion books for 2021. In the article, Lesley discusses her inspiration for the book,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2021 at The Creative Cookie
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We are proud to present the first-ever Creative Cookie Holiday Gift Guide! This guide features curated and handmade items that will ship directly from our itty-bitty New York studio, as well as some unique virtual workshops. Supporting The Creative Cookie... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2020 at The Creative Cookie
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After several months of working on my new website it's launching on Thursday! A huge thank you to Eli Dagostino for designing it! Also Morgan Hale for helping me finish it and Kristen Elde for copyediting! Check here to see... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2020 at The Creative Cookie