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i am a "slow fashion" designer dedicated to low-impact and sustainable fashion. i use only vintage, organic, upcycled, reconstructed, recycled, & salvaged fabrics. everything is handmade with love by me in dallas, tx.

Monday, October 31, 2011

party at the texas theatre!

tonight is a showing of the halloween classic, Pumpkinhead at the historic Texas Theatre. they are also showing Trick 'r Treat in the lobby.

come hang out and support a local oak cliff business!

rsvp on facebook.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

#occupydallas donations EXTENDED

i will be extending my promotion for occupy dallas through the month of november. 20% of my profits during the entire month + the recent bazaar will be donated directly to occupy dallas.

support local independent business by shopping yomono @ IndieGenius, plus the growing international OCCUPY movement all with one swipe of your debit card! (not to mention you'll walk away with some sweet garb.)

look at you, multitasking like a social warrior!

we are the 99%.

Monday, October 24, 2011

weekend recap & new products

it was a great weekend at yomono! the bazaar was a blast, and i added some new product / restocks to the booth at indiegenius. not to mention one of my sargent jinbei crop vests was featured in luri & wilma's fashion show! pics below of a new style for this season - the whitechapel cape, so named for the notorious london stomping ground of jack the ripper. spooky, yes? and yet so cute! lined in forest green thermal for added warmth. grab this while you can, because i only had enough of this vintage fabric for one piece. on sale now at indie!

p.s. there are a couple handbags out of this same fabric, so snag them before they're gone!

sargent jinbei crop vest on the runway!
hair & makeup | lure salon
stylist | molly mcbride
photography | zora ellison writing company

Thursday, October 20, 2011

donating to #occupydallas

in an effort to support the protesters at city hall park, i will be donating 20% of profits made during the indie bazaar this weekend to occupy dallas. they are willing to sacrifice their time, health, and face the possibility of arrest for speaking up on our behalf. they are our voice, and we need to stand by them.

so please join us at indiegenius in bishop arts this weekend! not only will you be supporting local businesses run by real people (not a board of shareholders concerned only with quarterly profits), but also know that 20% of profits from yomono will go DIRECTLY to occupydallas.org.

to donate directly, offer your services, or participate in the protest, follow occupy dallas on facebook. or visit occupydallas.org. they need a slew of services and items (listed on their website), so if you are in the area and can drop anything off, they would vastly appreciate it.

shop local. question authority. we are the 99%.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

bazaar this weekend!

don't forget about the bazaar this weekend at indiegenius! look for cute gloves and new bags at my booth. i'm just to the right when you walk in the front door. see you there!

409 n. zang  (right behind BEE)
saturday 12-6
sunday 12-4

Saturday, October 8, 2011

new product now in-store!

i've just brought these products in to indiegenius today. they are all made from fabulous vintage fabric, so you can rest assured that they are eco-friendly and low-impact (as always at yomono!). remember, my 20% off everything sale is still going on, but will end soon! this includes items that are already marked down - discount will be taken at the register. snag them before the bazaar on the 22nd-23rd...

ascot made from vintage fabric

handbags made from vintage polyester

Thursday, October 6, 2011


every indie designer has to pay their rent somehow. here's how i pay mine:

see brigette rose on stage!

the very talented and lovely brigette rose has a show coming up on monday for open stage at house of poets in richardson. cover is only $5, so you really have no excuse not to go! it's a variety show followed by open practice, so there should be a menagerie of performances. i'll be there doing some shameless self-promotion, so definitely stop by if you are a fellow performer or are interested in performing.

see you there!

Monday, October 3, 2011

learning curve

the great thing about making custom garments is learning something new. so while i've never made a khaki men's duster or spandex poly-boned corset of my own accord, it's taught me several new techniques to add to my sewing repertoire. yes, i've attained many a wisdom-nugget along the way, including these great gems.

  • apparently my machine can handle rubber, vinyl, and chiffon
  • singer universal needles deserve more credit than they get
  • how to change a drive belt on a vintage singer rather than pay someone $200
  • faux feathers are redonkulously expensive
  • how to alter store-bought garments that have some funky construction
  • how to hand bead
so bring on the custom requests! yomono.fashion@gmail.com

vinyl: not so scary afterall!

fall bags for indiegenius

here's a sneak peak of what's in the works for indiegenius. most of my items are short-run due to the limited availability of the vintage fabrics, so stop by the boutique or like us on facebook to stay on the cutting edge of dallas handmade style. i'll be on-site at indiegenius saturday (11-5pm) if you'd like to meet the designer or discuss a custom order. see you soon!