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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
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This August, the 28th to be exact, will mark 10 years since I started writing this blog. An entire decade! I can't believe it. I’ve not been the most consistent fashion blogger but the Creative Cookie brand has continued to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at The Creative Cookie
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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