MORE MAKESHIFT 2012
We had the best intentions of posting lots of pictures and stories from our Makeshift event yesterday and the day just got away from us. There IS so much more to come and to write about, but for the meantime, here some great pictures of the making process at The Standard East Village on Tuesday night. More to come soon… xoNatalie
Join us for our Crafted Fashion pop-up shop tonight at the Billy Reid store from 6pm-until at 54 Bond Street in New York City, with a performance by Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Tift Merritt at 8pm.
The beautiful Maria Cornejo talked about making as a way to build a brand.
Beads from Heath Ceramics were given to each of the Makeshift guests to incorporate into their “making.”
The sweet- and amazing designer- Tina Lutz who came into New York for the event. (Come to Alabama soon Tina!)
Photographer: Peter Stanglmyr
Songwriter Tift Merritt is a North Carolina native who wanted to be a writer until her father taught her guitar chords and Percy Sledge songs. Over the course of four studio albums, she has built a unique, uncompromising and critically acclaimed road of audio short stories. Emmylou Harris calls her a diamond in a coal mine. She has toured with Iron and Wine, Nick Lowe, Andrew Bird & Gregg Allman, appeared on "Austin City Limits" & "Late Night with David Letterman," been Grammy nominated for Country Album of the Year, and nominated for four Americana Music Awards. Currently at work on her fifth studio record, Traveling Alone, Tift also produces a handmade radio show, The Spark, which is a monthly conversation about process, integrity, and making things for Marfa, Texas Public Radio.
Tift lives in New York City with her husband who is also a musician. If you can't find her, she has probably rented an apartment with a piano in a town where she doesn't know anyone and will be back before too long.
Sculptor turned Milliner, Leigh Magar started Magar Hatworks almost 20 years ago in Charleston, SC.
She studied the classic hat making techniques at F.I.T. in Manhattan.
She has created hats for Jussara Lee’s (1998) Bryant Park runway show, had work displayed in numerous Barneys New York ads & windows, chosen for “Women’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award” from Country Living magazine (2009), won “Made in the South Award” from Garden & Gun magazine (2010), collaborated with J. Morgan Puett in “Cottage Industry” Spoleto Art’s Festival (2002), and created whimsical bird and butterfly hats for the Rachel Feinstein/John Currin’s wedding (1998).
Her work has been in the New York Times, Food & Wine, Martha Stewart Living, Sartorialist, Garden & Gun, and others.
Her hats are available at Barneys New York and in her studio/hat shop.