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Flea Style Celebrates Store Opening in Dallas’ Deep Ellum
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HCC “Luminaries” Fashion Show
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Salvaged Assembly HCC Student Fashion Show

Flea Style Celebrates Store Opening in Dallas’ Deep Ellum

The first weekend of June started off with a celebration- the gurus at Flea Style opened their brick n’ mortar headquarters in Dallas’ trendy Deep Ellum neighborhood. The team chose a beautiful historical brick building that featured over 3,000 square feet of retail space, plus 1,000 square feet of flex studio space, where they will host a myriad of workshops and parties. The shop houses around 54 local vendors as well, including: Vida Antigua, Krisen Home, D Heart D, Shell & Pine, Whiski Designs, Urban Fibers, Mod and Jo, Cheeni Clothing and much more!

I drove the three hours from Austin to Dallas for their Grand Opening. The shop was everything I could have imagined, and more! It’s such a huge space, and the girls utilized every inch of that space perfectly. The decor and merchandise included a mix of handmade, upcycled, vintage, and bohemian. Seashells, macrame, rattan, cactus, and ethnic prints dotted the retailscape. A collage of mirrors hung on the wall behind the cash wrap, while another collage of vintage wheels hung in the front window. Also placed throughout the retail area are small biographies of each of the vendors, which I think is a great touch. I don’t know about you guys, but I always like to learn about the maker of my clothing, jewelry, or home goods (if applicable). I also got a peek at their studio space, which was also where calligrapher- Viv Jordan was customizing Flea Style mugs for guests, and Hive Coffee had a mini coffee station set up. I ended up leaving with the coolest vintage hand-painted belt (last photo on this post). I had such a great time, and am excited for Brittany and her wonderful team. Whenever I’m in Dallas, this will definitely be one of my stops.

Flea Style is located at:

3009 Commerce St.

Dallas, TX 75226

HOURS: Mon-Sat~ 10-6pm, Sun~ 12-5pm

You can also shop ONLINE.

Continue scrolling down for a glimpse inside the Flea Style HQ!

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HCC “Luminaries” Fashion Show

Twenty-six aspiring student designers recently showcased their mini collections to a large, standing-room only audience. Each designer drew his or her inspiration from a wide variation of sources, ranging from a dragonfly to the great architect- Frank Lloyd Wright. The collections took a year to complete. Congratulations on another year of great work, HCC Fashion Department!!

Check out the slideshow to see all the looks from the runway! Let me know which collection is your favorite in the ‘comments’ section below!

Salvaged Assembly HCC Student Fashion Show

The fashion design and cosmetology students at Houston Community College once again put on another show that didn’t disappoint. The show was also a competition, which featured judging by local industry professionals such as: Houston Chronicle’s Joy Sewing, designer Claire Drennan, Sarah-Jayne Smith and Ahshia Berry of Magpies and Peacocks, Torcha Walters from Simone’s Hair Gallery, and Naketha Ross from 360 Degrees.

The students competed in four categories: ‘Thrifted Threads,’ ‘Eco-rize,’ ‘Green Lux,’ and ‘Wearable Art.’ I saw garments constructed from potting soil bags, Q-Tips, coupons, newspaper, playing cards, pop tabs, paintbrushes, faux woven hair, holiday garland, denim, door hinges, color sample chips, cardboard, shopping bags, bubble wrap, Ikea bags, and so much more! My favorite garments were: the shopping bag dress with hat and shoes, the Queen of Hearts-inspired dress that was made mostly out of playing cards, a long dress made of holiday garland and featured working lights, a bikini made from Ikea bags, and a 1920s/Flapper- inspired dress made mostly from pop tabs and fabric. Then, the craziest, yet avant-garde outfit I’ve seen in awhile, a bustier with matching pants, strutted down the runway. Upon further glance, I noticed that the bustier and the trim on the pants were constructed from faux woven hair! The model that rocked it was also pretty fierce, so it was no surprise that it stood out in my book.

The cosmetology students also created incredible works of art for the competition. I witnessed one gal wearing Coca-Cola cans as giant rollers, which wouldn’t be complete without a can handbag. I also saw intricate sculptures on the models’ heads that were just brilliant, such as a nautical theme, a clothesline, flowers, and more.

“This year’s show theme, “Salvaged Assembly, Redefining Sustainable Style” came about as our students began thinking of a way to give a different approach to our annual Flash & Trash show. Sustainability is a topic of importance in the world of fashion, and it was important for students to began focusing on the impact that their designs will have on the environment. Garments were created using re-worked clothing and other materials including but not limited to items such as paper, plastic, and wood. The Sustainable Style show features designs from our Ready-to-wear Fashion Design students who are typically just beginning the fashion program at HCC. The show is entirely produced and directed by the Fashion Promotions class, which consists of predominantly Fashion Merchandising majors. Proceeds from ticket sales go toward Fashion Design and Merchandising scholarships and programs,” HCC fashion professor- Andrea Bonner stated.

 

 

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