October 14th, 2010 Comments Off
You’ve been asking for it for 6 months, and it’s finally here…
Onyx’s Closet 1st Trunk Sale and Clothing Swap
Tuesday, October 26th , 7-9 pm
Onyx’s Closet: 300 Yerba Buena Rd , San Francisco 94130
(look for the warehouse with the garage door open. Park behind the warehouse)
Pre-Halloween clothing and costume swap:
Bring your used clothing and costumes for the clothing swap that starts at 7:30. You can come late, but there might not be much left. All left over clothes will be put into Onyx’s re-use bins or donated to local charities. Seriously, don’t miss this, the men and women in our community have amazing clothes and costumes!
Men: the clothing swap is for you too! Brink your used clothing and costumes
Onyx’s Closet Trunk Sale:
Ladies, get first pick of my closet before I take it down to San Diego, LA and Santa Barbara!
Bring cash for bonus points and a discount!
Bring your friends and get ready to dress up!
View some of my creations here…
September 20th, 2010 §
I’m really excited to be working with two inspirational women with such integrity and forsight into our communities clothing desires. Maria Tabia and Jen Fritz are the co-creators of the local San Francisco company Warrior Within Designs.
You can find their story of starting Warrior Within Designs at warriorwithindesigns.com and Shakti Sunfire’s blog about them on elephantjournal.com.
Warrior Within is best known for their absolutely sexy, cute, playful and fun Onesies that many hoopers have already picked up on and are in love with.
Soon you will find a custom Onyx Onesie especially styled and signed by Onyx for your darker more sensuous side where ever you find Onyx’s Closet. They are a great option to add underneath Onyx adornments and especially Onyx Coats!
Right now though Miss Rosie and I will be grand premiering Onesie’s to hoopers nation wide on our Tour De Hoop starting right after Hoop Camp (and yes, we WILL have Onesie’s with us at Hoop Camp for those of you who just can’t wait! See you soon)
TO ORDER ONE GO TO warriorwithindesigns.com/store or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them that Onyx sent you
August 8th, 2010 §
I had such a wonderful time last night with good friends, amazing belly dancing acts, a gorgeous venue and so many people to share my creations with!
June 29th, 2010 §
This weekend was my first official experience vending
(Photo from DJ Dragonfly who was rockin it all weekend!)
and I couldn’t think of a better place to have that experience than at such a heartfelt, family oriented and personally meaningful festival such as Movement Play. I’ve found lately through so many experiences that the more you put out to the world, the more you will receive, and my heart is overflowing with the praise and support I received this weekend.
It’s funny how the whole circle (of life) comes around. Last year at Movement Play was the birth of my relationship with dance as self-love. Up until the Saturday night one year ago at MP when Beats Antique played and Zoe Jakes danced, I had “danced” before, kind of wiggled in one place is a better description actually, but something happened that night. While being surrounded by warm and accepting people moving in all sorts of ways, some to the music others not, simply doing whatever their body said it wanted to do at that moment with no judgement, I let go of all of the control and self judgement. I let go of my fear of being “seen”.
For too much of my life I have hid, afraid to share who I am. That night I let it all go. That night my life changed. That night I Danced! Since then I have been going to Ecstatic Dance and opening myself up little by little through dance which bled into the rest of my life until almost one year later a new person stood looking back at me in the mirror, and her name was Onyx. Lauren lived in reclusive fear, Onyx doesn’t apologize for who she is, she is dark, sensual, calm, open and shares herself with the world that gives her so much back.
Thank you Jenna Luna, Jenny Severo, Susan Lee, Christabel Zamor, Melissa (Candy) Wren, and Rosie and Ken Masters for supporting me in my dreams.
June 16th, 2010 §
I have my first review, how exciting!!
Thanks Laura for coming to visit my ‘closet’ at LIB and for such a wonderful and surprising gift : )
* Impressive fashion: Onyx
This woman came out of my same B. Arch program, and I am so glad to see another person using their Architectural vocabulary in other arts. Very subtle punches in the color, body-flattering cuts, a harmonious collage of textures in a kind of “deconstructed” Victorian Gothic vintage. For the price of other manufactured pieces I’ve seen sold around, you could get a tremendous upgrade from this one-of-a-kind clothing designer. It reminds of “Coco Before Channel,” whose fashions revolutionized femininity by working with a different body type and paring down the forms to a contemporary aesthetic. -Laura Novowelsg
visit her entire post on LIB here: OkapiCrux
June 9th, 2010 §
One of my goals, along with this blog, creating an Etsy store, throwing trunk parties etc is to set up a booth (which I call my ‘closet’) at festivals to bring my creations to our community and to hopefully find them new homes with people who love them as much as I do. Seeing as how I only started production a month and a half before Lightning in a Bottle (a music/art festival in southern California) I decided to only do a test run of sorts there. My very supportive husband and I (in one week) collected mostly re-used (as all my creations) a pop-up tent, fitting forms, a rug, curtains, lamps, tables etc to set up an amazing place to display my work. I set it up at our camping area and invited my friends to come and visit.
As expected, this was a great experience in showing my work and definitely helped me clarify my intentions on how I want to share it. I had originally thought of, rather than just selling my pieces, to set up a system where one could come and borrow pieces for a day or night and if you wanted, you could even bring your make-up and get ready there too, wonderful inspirational women all inspiring each other and bonding before the big night of dancing and play… I was so happy to be able to loan out my pieces and see them worn on such beautiful women at LIB, but the details of making this system work seems to be a larger task than I think I’m ready for right now. I’m still open to the idea, but maybe it would work best down the line when I have a larger selection. I love that all of my clothes are about 80 recycled materials (about 50% of that being vintage) and that they already, by completion, have a story behind them; and I love even more the idea that they are worn in and characterized pieces, not something you buy brand new off a rack, that each time a new women wears them its story continues and brings new inspiration to the next woman who wears it. Plus, aren’t the most beautiful clothes the ones that have made it through 5 Burning Man’s!! I still have intentions towards this, but until I get it worked out more, if you have a big event you’d like to borrow a piece for get a hold of me and lets play!