16 April 2012

A Joy Shared is a Joy Doubled

I was so excited to receive an invitation to a Sew Swap and Share party this coming Earth Day. A Fashion Swap is about getting together with friends old and new.

It’s about sharing the loved stuff that has been your inspiration, while finding new-to-us stuff to take home & love. Swapping is social, sustainable, and stylish.

If you are like me, you have recently done a pretty thorough spring cleaning and are ready to go.

The best swaps aren’t just about the act of swapping, they’re about connecting with your friends and making new ones through a good old fashioned girl’s night in. Have a book swap with your literary friends, recipe swap with your foodies, a clothing swap with tea and cakes with your fashionistas. Gather at a unique setting like a park, or even a vintage Streamline Trailer.

Host a Good Old-Fashioned Suitcase Rummage

  • · Fill a suitcase (or two!) with clothing, jewelry, handcrafts, shoes … pretty much anything!

  • · Swap, bargain, digger or haggle.
  • · Add a bit of food, drink and music and you’ve got yourself a party!

If you find yourself in Montclair this Earth Day stop by the Sew, Swap, Style swap party at newly opened Style Haven Boutique.

Accessory designer, author and New Jersey native, Meca McKinney will give a demonstration about making funky accessories using materials found in your home. Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, 2012 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Style Haven Boutique offers an arsenal of vintage, as well as emerging designers, curated by veteran wardrobe stylist, Corin Wright.

If you can't make it to Montclair, why not pick up Mary Adam's book "The Party Dress Book: How to Sew the Best Dress in the Room."

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