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made. a local market – August 26th and 27th – Phoenix
"Alantude" FW2016 Fashion Show
Flea Style is Coming to HOUSTON- May 7th

made. a local market – August 26th and 27th – Phoenix

Check out Made. a local market

(via the press release)

Discover your new favorite local makers at a two­ day indoor shopping and creating experience, showcasing over 100 handmade and local businesses. August 26th and August 27th, made. a local market will showcase local food, home decor, artists, apparel, bath and body, jewelry, and baby and kids items, all from businesses homegrown here in Arizona. Admission and parking are free, but if you want first dibs on the best the market has to offer, early entry can be purchased at the door starting at 10am for just $5. Doors close at 8pm on Friday night and 6pm on Saturday night, but you are welcome to shop through the market once they’re closed. Our market is staffed by our makers, who are eager to meet you and chat with you about what they do. If you’re interested in doing a little more than chatting, register for one of our hands­-on workshops taking place right inside the market, hosted by local artists and creatives! Hand Lettered Design is offering an Intro To Hand Lettering Workshop at 11am on Saturday the 27th. You can create your own masterpiece with local DIY bloggers from Lolly Jane on Friday morning at 10:30am (early entry included). Want to shop while your children try out a new dance studio? Beehive Dance Studio will be doing free jazz, hip hop and tumbling workshops on Saturday, ages 3­8 from 2­3pm and ages 8 and up from 3­-4pm. Create a dream board and get your empowerment on with The Zen Bird Friday evening from 7-8pm, perfect for a girls night or date night! All of these workshops and more can be found and registered for in advance (quickly! Before they sell­out!) at

As you enter our market, be sure not to miss our dandelion wish fence. Write your own wish and contribute it to the fence, then see if it comes true! Stop and take a picture at our photobooth and use the hashtag #mademywish to show your friends just how much fun it can be to shop local. The market and our makers will be working together to see how many of these wishes we can make come true. made. a local market is the brainchild of Shesten Melder and Tawnya Hansen. They both grew up and live in Mesa, where they met in junior high, and have a deep love for their local makers and community. We are also thankful to be sponsored by KIND, whose mission is to spread and celebrate kindness. The first 1,000 visitors will receive a free snack bar, courtesy of KIND.

"Alantude" FW2016 Fashion Show

** Videos provided by Alan Gonzalez **

“Alantude” FW2016 Fashion Show, to be held June 25th and 26th at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, promises to be unlike any other traditional fashion show. Recent HCC grad- Alan Gonzalez recently showcased one of his collections- “Glacier” to a large fashionable gathering during the HCC “Shear Dimensions” student fashion show. He also recently won first place at the MFAH Fashion Fusion for his ruffled white dress.

His highly-anticipated “Alantude” show will feature over 30 models from Neal Hamil, actors from University of Houston, hip hop dancers from Pushia Presentations, and dancers from the Houston Ballet. The show will feature three collections, ranging from his ready-to-wear, to the avant-garde and haute couture; all of which will be featured on a 60′ x 80′ screen in the Giant Screen Theater. Guests will then get the chance to view the garments live, after the video presentation.

Tickets are available HERE.

All proceeds go to Houston-based charity: Neighborhood Centers Inc.

Flea Style is Coming to HOUSTON- May 7th

Houston Poster | Flea Style

Flea Style HOUSTON- May 7th

Flea Style (formerly The Dallas Flea) is taking its popular one-day market on the road this spring and setting up shop at Houston’s Silver Street Studios on May 7th. The event plans to have two shows a year in Houston (the second is slated for November 19th). Flea Style selected Houston as its first sister city location for its vibrant art scene and enthusiastic shoppers who have made their passionate demands heard for this curated marketplace hawking handmade, vintage and one-of-a-kind items to come to town. Attendees can expect 100-plus booths manned by artists, collectors, thrifters, junkers, pickers, painters, calligraphers, designers, potters and more. Vendors are traveling from all over Texas, and as far away as Oregon to showcase their wares. The incredibly talented lineup includes Tyler’s AAVintedge (vintage women’s clothing), Dallas’s Cowgirl Cuties (vintage cowboy boots), Portland, Oregon’s Ladies of Paradise (boho jewelry) as well as Houston darlings Manready Mercantile (gorgeous goods for guys and the home), Sunchild (beautiful handmade objects), Lynne Goode Vintage (retro/mid-century furniture) and Bole and Buck (rustic kitchen/home goods).

“We are ecstatic to bring our beloved show to Houston,” says Flea Style founder Brittany Cobb. “We know this hip and sophisticated city will love our unique market, where attendees can not only shop rare goods, but also meet the inspiring makers behind each item.”

Flea Style carefully curates its vendors to highlight unique, handmade, vintage and one-of-a-kind lifestyle wares, including: clothing, jewelry, art, furniture, décor, lighting, dog gear and children’s items. In addition to booths brimming with exceptional finds, shoppers can expect fun activities including The Shutterbus Photo Booth, a DIY floral crown station, live music and giveaways. And because even the most eager of shoppers needs to rest and refuel, there will be food trucks providing sustenance and a bar slinging drinks.

Flea Style takes place Saturday, May 7th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Silver Street Studios, which is located at 2000 Edwards St. The first 100 shoppers will score a free canvas tote goodie bag. Tickets are just $5 cash at the door, or skip the entrance line by purchasing pre-sale tickets HERE. Kids 12 and under get in free.

For more information, please visit the WEBSITE, and to keep up with the latest developments, check out the BLOG.

*All information via the press release.*

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