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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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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I'm pleased to announce an end of the summer craft series for ages 7 - 13! The Summer Craft Series, presented by Queens Public Library, will take place virtually every Friday, in August (7, 14, 21, and 28), from 1:00... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2020 at The Creative Cookie
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I’m taking my own advice and parting ways with a few pieces that I’ve loved and worn. Each piece has a unique story. Trying them on again made me want to keep them all but life has changed and it’s... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2020 at The Creative Cookie
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I'm super excited to have Remi Odunsi (@remi.mua) as a special guest for Fast Track Fridays on May 8th from 5:30 - 6:30! We've know each other for 2 years and worked on 4 projects together! Check out some of... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2020 at The Creative Cookie
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“Be brave enough to be bad at something new.” — Unknown This is the one thing that I'm actually really good at. My first memory of this was at Muskegon Senior High School when I tried out for the color... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2020 at The Creative Cookie
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I'm hosting a series of Make A Mask workshops. The next classes are on Tuesday the 28th at 4p EST (and again on Tuesday, May 5th, at the same time). I will show you how to hand sew your own... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2020 at The Creative Cookie
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Happy April! As promised (this is not an April's fool joke). We now have a full schedule of classes covering topics like how to a sew mask, a reusable tote, thread your machine, and more! We will also have a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2020 at The Creative Cookie
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Hello Friends, Long time no see :) I hope you all are safe inside your homes during the sensitive climate of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please wash your hands and participate in the efforts to keep you, your family, friends, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2020 at The Creative Cookie
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Here's a throwback to the Teen Fashion Studio at The Metropolitan Museum of Art last summer inspired by the Heavenly Bodies exhibit. I had an enchanting and fun week working with everyone (the young designers, Met staff, interns) we even... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2019 at The Creative Cookie
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Meet the reversible Cleo apron dress, that I designed, inspired by my dad's Kentucky fashion history. It's named after my cousin Cleo and also one of my best friends;). I wore it for my profile in the latest BUST Magazine!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at The Creative Cookie
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My 1st collection, inspired by my families fashion history, is featured in the latest issue of BUST Magazine! I'm a little behind on posting photos from the collection but I can't wait to share them all soon! This is the Cleo reversible apron dress and a necklace made from scraps.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at Lesley Ware
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I know it's been a long time, I shouldn't left you. I'm ready to start blogging again soon :). Photo: Victor Varnado (c) 2019 Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at The Creative Cookie
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Hello, Stars! So, I’ve been chatting about it here and there but my new children’s book, How to Be a Fashion Designer, will be released on February 6, 2018! I wrote it this past summer during one of the saddest... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at The Creative Cookie