DIY Confetti-Filled Wedding Programs

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Perhaps you’re a non-traditional bride looking for a unique way to present your wedding programs, or perhaps you’re a traditional bride hoping to incorporate a confetti toss at the end of your ceremony. Or perhaps you’re a groom. Whatever the case may be, these DIY confetti-filled glassine bags are a lovely way to shout out all of the VIPs in your wedding while also acting as a pretty receptacle for lavender, bird-safe rice hearts or biodegradable eco-confetti. Read on to see how you can make them!

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Krissy’s “Napa in NY” Themed Wine-tastic Bridal Shower!

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We bridesmaids breathed a collective sigh of relief when Christina walked through the door and looked all kinds of excited, happy and ready to party at her “Napa in NY” themed bridal shower! I hope you had a wonderful time Kris – we love you!

And shoutout to JJ, Helen and Ember Room for hosting this very special event. Here are a few highlights:

The radiant bride-to-be wore a colorful one-shouldered frock that echoed the wine-y decor.

Custom made signage stating the law that we live by.

Blow girls, blow!

You had me at “Merlot”

Recycled cork placeholders!

Halmohnim could not be more proud of her radiant granddaughter.

Hope you had a “grate” time!

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SALE! $10 Off All Clossette Items on Copious Through Sunday

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Happy Saturday everyone! If you’re doing a little online shopping today, don’t forget to take advantage of the special sale that’s going on over at Copious, one of my new favorite sites for secondhand designer and vintage goodies. Copious is hooking it up with a limited number of $10 off coupons through Sunday (tomorrow), and they can be used on all Clossette items as well as a few other sellers I know you’ll enjoy. To use the coupon: just click this link (very important that you do this) —> http://copious.com/offers/4f564b896058f14a84000182, shop to your heart’s content and then remember to enter the special coupon at checkout. That’s it!

Remember, the coupon is limited so don’t miss your chance to use it. Happy shopping!

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Sneak Peek: CARRIE PARRY Fall Winter 2012 Collection Lookbook

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You’d think that Brooklyn-based fashion designer Carrie Freiman would have stopped by Disney World or something after taking home the gold at Amsterdam Fashion Week’s Green Fashion Competition but being the trooper that she is, she came straight back to Bushwick to shoot the lookbook for the Carry Parry Fall/Winter 2012 collection. In typical Carrie Parry style, the colorful caboodle of clothes was totally wearable, very refined and all of the fabrics were sourced sustainably. Carrie wanted the looks – which range from super saturated orange and magenta color-blocked tops to easy-breezy one-piece dresses in beautiful prints – to be modeled by real women, and I went to excitement level 3,000 when she asked me to be one of them!

The whole lookbook hasn’t been released yet but check out this sampling of all of the vibrant shots of some really cool NYC ladies modeling Carrie Parry FW 2012. The photos were taken at Running Rebel Studios in Bushwick in collaboration with The Self-Portrait Project, and the whole experience was a blast. I think Carrie purposely put us all in skyhigh heels so we wouldn’t run off wearing her amazing clothes!

Shoutout to Kestrel Jenkins who always manages to stay stylish herself while styling others and Amanda Coen, whose amazing jumping photo skills could never be matched.

See more about the collection at Green House of Fashion.

CARRIE PARRY >

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Best Holiday Gift Idea Ever + A Very Merry Inhabiholiday

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What do you get for the person who has it all? Why, fistfuls of mini booze stuffed into a stocking of course! Props to Lori Zimmer for whipping up the gift that people were backstabbing one another for left and right at our holiday gift exchange. Genius!

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Diane lookin’ miiiiiigty happy until I swooped in and snatched the Lickabag right out of her hands. Nothing personal Diane. All’s fair in mini liquor and war.

Speaking of liquor, we poured some out for our Inhabipeeps who couldn’t make it to the party (I say that figuratively since it would be pretty rude to pour things on Kes and Amanda‘s floor when they so graciously invited us over).

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Bridgette, Mike, Starre and Becca look on from their field roast perch. To see Taffy enjoying some popcorn and then washing it down with an ice cold beer, check out the other pics in the gallery.

Happy holidays everyone!

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Eco Fashion in the Park in Washington Heights: Why Eco Fashion Isn’t Just for Yuppies and Hipsters

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I can’t tell you how excited and honored I was when House of Glam was kind enough to invite us to join their Eco Fashion in the Park event at Highbridge Park in Washington Heights. So you can imagine my dismay when I told friends about it and some of them expressed their concern that people in less gentrified areas of the city may not know about eco-fashion and that our booth might be a total failure. I admit that where I live in Queens in a mostly Asian community, any mention of sustainable fashion would be met with total confusion. There are a few thrift shops, but if you tried to look for a store like Kaight where ethically made, sustainable clothing is sold exclusively, you’d have more luck finding an icicle in Hades. Still, I had a feeling that my friends were wrong about Washington Heights. First of all, they were holding an eco-fashion event there so I figured there had to be some sustainable fashion following. Secondly, it really bothered me to think that some people consider green fashion to be something that is strictly for well-to-do (and predominantly Caucasian) hipsters and yuppies. That simply isn’t the case!

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Clossette on NY1 News!

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A big electronic hug to everyone who made it out last Sunday to our Clossette pop-up swap shop at the 14th St. Y! We learned a lot, gave out a ton of (non-alcoholic) cupcakes and made a bunch of new pals. In related news, my mom texted me a few hours ago saying that she “saw her back for one second” on NY1 News. I get a lot of cryptic texts like this from her so I checked it out and lo and behold, her back (along with the rest of our pop-up booth) made a one second appearance on NY1’s coverage of the event. Albeit a humble,tiny, miniscule, lil’ snippet, it was exciting to see! Check it out the whole news story on the OPENgreenHOUSE here.

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You’re Invited to Clossette’s Fashion Week Pop-Up Swap Shop!

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New York Fashion Week may be ending in a few days but the sartorial fun has just begun because the first ever Clossette Swap Shop will be popping up this Sunday, September 18th at the 14th Street Y’s annual openGREENhouse! Just think – you can trade in that pair of heels that you bought but never wear for a tailored fall bag or that pencil skirt that used to fit you way back when for the perfect pair of blue jeans. Just bring in all of your clean, preloved clothing, shoes and accessories and let the swapping begin! We’ll also be selling designer goods from our own closets from as low as $10, so there will be plenty of sustainable shopping going on punctuated by bites of Smashed Sweets’ intoxicatingly yummy liquor-spiked cupcakes. And don’t forget to stop by all of the other openGREENhouse booths to sample the freshest local treats and refreshing drinks, and pick up a goodie bag along the way too.

Have a stained shirt or pair of pants that you wish you could wear again? Bring it over to the Clossette booth and we’ll fix it right up for you with our iron-on repair art or take your own DIY repair kit home with you. We’ll also be having a sweet raffle with some killer prizes – details to come soon – so stay tuned!

Clossette’s Fashion Week Pop-Up Swap Shop at the 14th St. Y’s openGREENhouse
WHEN: This Sunday, September 18th, 2011
WHERE: The 14th St. Y 344 East 14th Street New York, NY 10003

We’ll see you there rain or shine!

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EVENT: EcoSalon Invites You to (Sustainable) Fashion’s Night Out!

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What are you doing for Fashion’s Night Out? We get just as excited as the next voguophile when it comes to this annual night of fun, fashion and (oftentimes free) booze, but it’s hard to turn a blind eye to how much of it is about promoting people to buy, buy, buy clothes that leave much to be desired when it comes to sustainability. So what’s a green gal or guy supposed to do tomorrow – just sit at home and mope? Heyyyl no! Not when there’s (Sustainable) Fashion’s Night Out! Hosted by EcoSalon, Of Rags, and the NYC Fair Trade Coalition at the Textile Arts Center (TAC), the evening of shopping, education and revelry will celebrate all things eco-fashion and will give people a chance to meet sustainable fashion designers like A.D.O Organics, Afia, Arcadia, Digs, Erin Considine, Feral Childe, Global Goods Partners, Eliza Starbuck, Kaelyn Garcia, LOVE IS MIGHTY, Mongo, Of Rags, Shabd, The Sock Hop, Tompkins Point Apparel, and Wool and the Gang. The event is totally free and open to everyone, and will be held at 26 W 8th St (between 5th Ave and MacDougal St) from 6-10 – we’ll see you there!

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50 Shades of Amy

We celebrated our beloved Amy’s birthday by throwing her a 50 Shades of Grey theme party overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Hope it was a memorable time Amy! We love you!

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We all wore grey (or at least what we thought was grey) and asked Amy to stand out by wearing a bright color. Isn’t it fitting that she chose the exact color of the sunset?

Nancy presented Amy with an exquisite grey mask and Earl Grey tea! And Jenn supplied colorful zipties just like the ones the characters in the book tied each other up with.

Amy had a lot of fun with this red feather tickler given to her by Christina.

Perhaps a little too much fun.

Beautiful sparkly card made for Amy by Arie!

Genie shows Amy how to use her gift – beer goggles!

Hey boys! Those handcuffs aren’t for you!

Sandy bought Amy this pretty red velvet cake from our favorite bakery.

The lovely owner’s girlfriend presented Amy with a bottle of champagne for her bday. She was so wonderful – sorry for the mess we (I) ended up creating!

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