08 June 2011


I can't even handle the new Free People's Call of the Wild June 2011 catalog. My jaw literally dropped when I saw these images. They're so freaking styled and sexy. I love the crazy, tangled hair adorned with baubles and feathers. (There's a how-to video if you're feeling daring.) Here's to a summer full of tribal print, crocheted frocks, beads and feathers!

11 May 2011


Finding a great lamp shade can be tricky. I'm always drawn to the embellished ones with lots of texture and interest, but they are usually not in my budget. Then there is the whole size and shape factor. I may stumble across a shade at the thrift store that is the perfect fit but it's an awful shade of pink or the fabric is tattered. 

I started doing some research about revamping old shades and what materials work best, and I discovered the countless options and designs that can be created with felt! It is an inexpensive material with a great deal of structure and visual interest. I absolutely loved this shade featured on design*sponge. It is such a cute and clever way to spice up an old lamp.

So if you're looking for something crafty to do this Saturday and you have a shade that needs a makeover, sign up for the Ruched Felt Lamp Shade Craft Lab. You can find out more information and view the class calendar here

Craft Lab : Felt Lamp Shade
Saturday, May 14th 10am to 12pm
1665 28th Avenue South
Homewood, AL 35209

28 April 2011


Here are some things you can look forward to if you will be attending The Swell Building Open House this evening. 

2. You will receive $5 off your first class when you sign up at the event. Hooray!
3. There will be a giveaway for two free Craft Lab sessions when you sign up for a sewing lab.  

And in case you forgot, here is the event information.

The Swell Building
1665 28th Avenue South
Homewood, AL 35209
Thursday, April 28th
6:00pm to 8:00pm

{28th Avenue is off of Central Avenue right across from Irontribe}

In the wake of the numerous tornados that devastated our home state yesterday, we will also be raising funds to donate for the relief efforts. 

16 April 2011


I will be selling my wares along with the lovely Stephanie Drake of Dixie & Dust this evening at Paint the Town Red. We'll be on 2nd Avenue North right across the street from Urban Standard. We have lots of new stuff just for this event so stop by and see us!

15 April 2011


It's official! Korora and Flourish will be hosting an open house along with Paintworks Design Studio and Spindle Photography on Thursday, April 28th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. So come kick off the weekend early with a bite to eat and complimentary beer and wine. We would love to show you what we've all been working on!


B L U   M O O N   S U M M E R   L O V I N   D R E S S
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ditsy black floral & ditsy white floral

{available at singer22.com}

13 April 2011


I have been a loyal reader of Bazaar and Elle for as long as I can remember. I recently decided to expand my fashion subscriptions and added W and Vogue to my collection. The April Issue of Vogue was waiting on my doorstep when I arrived home from work yesterday. Eager to see what fashion inspiration it had to offer, I hurried inside to start my first flip through. I have always been one to peruse first just to look at photographs and then go back a second time to read articles. I was quickly struck by an image of Daria Werbowy in one of my favorite Lanvin dresses from the Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection. This is an absolutely amazing dress, but when you throw it on a gorgeous model and have some stellar photographers capture this work of art at it's full potential, it's seriously breathtaking. I mean, come on!

photography by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

These are some other fabulous maxis from the Lanvin Spring 2011 Collection. I love how whimsical and feminine they all are. You can view the full collection here.

photography by Marcio Madeira

09 April 2011


I am up bright and early this Saturday morning preparing for a photo shoot with Birmingham Home & Garden. Flourish is being featured and we couldn't be more excited! We will be shooting with the talented Major Colbert. Mia and I will try to catch a few behind the scenes shots and post them later this week. Hope you all have a fabulous, sunny Saturday!

06 April 2011


I have been hard at work revamping and brainstorming for new Korora Studio classes. I have been collaborating with some great minds and am really pumped for what's in store. We will still be offereing all of our regular classes but have added a new section called Craft Labs. These classes do not require any machine sewing and are all $20!

To launch this new phase of Korora Studio, we will be having an open house in the near future. You will get to browse the studio and get a preview of the projects for May and June classes. The most exciting thing is you get $5 OFF your first class by signing up at the event! Yay for discounts! I will definitely be posting more info closer to the date. Until then, send me your crafting wishes! What do you guys want to make? What skills do you want to learn? Throw them at me and I'll do my best to make it happen.

For more info about Korora Studio, click HERE!


31 March 2011


Here are a few photos from Paris Fashion Week to start your morning off right - provided by none other than one of my favorites, Streetfsn. Let's get our fashion act together, Birmingham! 

28 March 2011


Amy Smilovic, designer of Tibi, has an impeccable ability to create pieces that exude an effortless sophistication. Her path to fashion designer is just as inspiring as her creations. She dabbled in design on the side as she was finishing school, but it wasn't until a few years of being in the business world that she actually pursued fashion as a career. Now, look at her! I love seeing people work their way to the top based purely on a passion to do what you love. Definitely feeling inspired on this drab Monday! 


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