D&A Los Angeles>>June 09

so Sunday i took a pleasant sojourn to downtown LA for D&A, where i happened upon some friends and acquaintences,, who kindly took a moment to display their wares for all y'all!!! so listen up, check this stuff out and visit their respective links to find more amazingness than you could imagine.. alright? ALRIGHT!

please get acquainted with the extraordinary Alicia Lawhon! and her latest muse >>Reclaimed in LA >> which was part of the Green area of D&A.

i love this top!!! (email her to buy it!)
Alicia sews her pieces, all from reclaimed garments, taking great care to help each new item fully express its grandeur by building upon the items previous incarnations; for example, this T's thoroughly rough-hewn hue is cleverly accentuated in the reverse, she then added her signature chiffon, which is further elevated through a touch of dainty vintage chain topping! turning the entire piece into a lil piece of INDIE FASHION HEAVEN, yum!! ...and not to mention LOVE her green agenda>> TOTALLY RECYCLED>> GREEN!!!woop wooop
this vest is completely reclaimed luxury design!
Alicia and Reclaimed in LA is becoming increasingly known for re-cycled designer pieces like sick re-worked Missoni,,, die!! love!!
also, check the chiffon cover panama hat?!?! who would-a-thunk? AMAZING>> ps she covers buttons, hats, evening clutches and seemingly disparate objects w/ her signature sumptuous material, for added visual consistency throughout the collection...

some final notes: Alicia JUST LOVES design, it makes her truly happy to make others smile and feel good in her garments..>>on a personality note, EVERYONE!!, she is a breath of fresh air and energy!!<<,,, she adores the opportunity for fabulousness in the everyday that fashion can give a person...and fyi, is also an artist that has shown at the Jail Gallery in LA, and is a costume designer and stylist to plenty of A-Listers,,,
furthermore, her heritage hails from Nayarit, Mexico, therefore, she tries to bring a little piece of that lineage to her wares, especially in the sense of reclaimation and reuse, and always using everything>> the anti-thesis of wastefulness!!! etc etc...feel me? okay, all in all, thank you Alicia!!!
please find yourself face to face w/ SidVintage by Nanci Bennett,,, i hardly have words for how DOPE this ring is that stands before you... so i'll let these pics do the talking when it comes to her designs which also feature re-newed items along the Green initiative...
Nanci is super into theconcept of moment.. that idea of being a craftsperson fueled by the passion to create on-the-fly,,so each piece is from a unique place and time, indeed art!! can i just say? that the visual excitement of her gift for arrangement is spectacular!! love love love.. go Nanci!,, serious if i could have just walked off with one of these pieces...
oh there i go.. can't say that i didn't try!!! amazing.wonderful. great for layering with other pieces too! check my little Rossmore x Sid Vintage ensemble...haha
AND PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE email Nanci for any and all info regarding purchasing a rad piece from her!! she's super cool to hang out with, i met her for the first time yesterday and totally fell for her warmth and creative vision and inspiration.. she said its mainly about her friends and the people in her life, they are the ones that get her going to make these rad objects. i really really enjoyed her enthusiasm for her inner-circle, and how one day wearing a tiara to the grocery store is all it takes to eternally change ones perspective,, so take her Rx and give it a try!! and then comment on your experiences here on this post???? haha do it!! yeahh yeahh
okay. over and out.. ps tomorrow i will follow up w/ some more tidbits on others i covered while at D&A, including jewelry artist Laura Lobdell and some nuggets from some other cool cats.. aaiight!
ta ta,