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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.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

holiday shopping events!!

in desperate need of some holiday gift ideas? buy local for the holiday this weekend! i'll be at both of these events with organic cotton fingerless gloves (HOT holiday gift), vintage fabric bags, and more. not to mention there will be other great local artisans, too. so support your community and get some amaze-balls gifts at the same time!

be there, or be not-as-awsome-as-you-could-be!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

yomono holiday events

i've got quite the holiday schedule this year! so look for my products at Indie Genius and Art is Art any time, or grab some goods at this holiday event:

jingle bells on bishop
bishop arts district
dec 8

also remember to check out my etsy store for holiday goodies. i always carry a wider variety at the events, so be sure to come out.

Monday, October 8, 2012

urban street bazaar this weekend!

i'm revving up for USB this weekend, so don't miss out on some bitchin' new handmade wares.

see you there!

Monday, August 13, 2012

fw13 color inspiration

update: link fixed!!

check out my growing color inspiration board on pinterest. i'm captivated by complex greys and bio-blues:

fw13 color inspiration


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

new products @ IndieGenius!!

i've just added a ton of new bags, pouches, and color chart cuffs to my booth @ IndieGenius! here's a sampling:

new cuffs and pouches!

hipster pouches (great for cyclists) and more pouches
new convertible foldover messenger bags

Saturday, June 9, 2012

new products @ h2o music festival

so it's shaping up to be a long, gloriously sweaty day here at h2o. but yes, there are misting stations, a beer garden, and ample water vendors.

i'm set up in the vendor village to the left of the festival village stage (see map below).

i'm right next to some other fantabulous artisans, including mistura, who makes the most amazing hand crafted wooden watches i've ever seen. i've got my eye on a turquoise strapped one with real flower petals on the face...so beautiful ....

and 2 tents down is kitchen beautician, an urban street bazaar veteran for many years running! she makes soap, lotion, candles, all kinds of paraben-free goodies! it's going to be a hot one out here today, so grab some of her lip balm!

also there is a live screenprinting station from one eye open, loyal k*n*g, IndieGenius favorite meg morgan, and more! as if you didn't have enough reasons to come already...

here's a sampling of my new product, made specially for the festival:

Friday, June 8, 2012

h2o mention...

...slummed around the h2o website long enough today to find a mention! yes, hidden in the depths of the faq page, yomono is here:

Vendor Village
Over 30 local artisans and vendors creating hand crafted festival gear from Yomono, Folksie, Meg Morgan, The Neon South, and live screen printing by One Eye Open. Release your inner festival child with hair feathers by Faylynn Fairy Feathers, and Henna tattoos. Vendor Village is also the location to pick up H2O Music Festival and artist merchandise, like posters, t-shirts and more.

first i was all like "whoa."
then i was all like "that's me."

Thursday, June 7, 2012

vendor village @ h2o

2 more days until h2o music festival! i'll be at my tent in the vendor village all day with plenty of new bags, beach tops, wallets, color chart cuffs (my hot summer item), and more.

so look for yomono this weekend in between shows. i will be there until the very end of the event, and i'll be taking both cash and cards.

see you there!

color chart cuff - medium - blues
color chart cuff - blues
also available on etsy

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

yomono @ h2o music festival

ready for some more yomono? i'll be setting up an artisan booth at the h2o music festival in june! they just announced 2 new headliners, mana and tiesto. it's going to be an all-day event, so stop by and enjoy some music and local artisan goods at the cotton bowl stadium.

Friday, April 27, 2012

customer appreciation pix

hello, internets! if any of you lovely folk have purchased one of my items, i would be doubled over in joy-pain to see some pictures of you wearing it! literally, it would be so awesome it would hurt.

so bags, bracelets, vests, beach tops...anything you have a picture of would be greatly appreciated, and added to a new customer appreciation album on my facebook page.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

corset listings on etsy...

i've got several more custom corset and dress listings coming up on etsy...keep an eye out for new lovelies!

Monday, April 23, 2012

yomono in d magazine!!

check out my feature in d magazine!! available in print in the may issue, as well as online. 

i'm geeking out over this...so excited and honored that i was included. and thanks to everyone at the pin show for the opportunity to strut my stuff. (or, more accurately, have others strut it in my name)

btw, i just posted a custom listing for this corset on etsy, if you find that you just can't live without it!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

photos from fashion cited

here are a few great photos from the event last night! thanks to everyone who came out, and to all the models who strutted their stuff in my designs. i was blown away by the response to my work!

fashion Cited, Pin Show Grant, D Magazine, and more!

well, yomono's momentum this year has been as unstoppable as the tenacious texas armadillo! enjoy the visual. you're welcome.

so Fashion Cited was a big success! pictures to follow. the venue was amazing, complete with an airplane suspended above the stage, and i networked with a lot of other unbelievably talented local designers. not to mention the gorgeous models who breathed life into my collection on the runway. thanks, ladies!

in other news, i've been awarded a grant from The Pin Show! i'm giddy with excitement, and i can't wait to drop my ready-to-wear collection for FW12. stay tuned for more custom corset and dress listings on my etsy shop, and some great summer garb at IndieGenius.

also, make sure you watch for my feature in the may issue of D Magazine! yet another honor by which i am extremely humbled.

and the Urban Bazaar is coming up next month at IndieGenius, so don't miss that! trust me, you will regret it if you don't stop by. i'm there as a seller and i still can't walk away without buying something.

last but not least, please check out my work at Art is Art Consignments, where i am the artist of the month for march!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Fashion Cited tomorrow night!!!

Don't forget to come see me tomorrow night at Fashion Cited! I'll be showing 10 looks at the Frontiers of Flight Museum...doors open at 6:30.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

mention on D mag's style sheet

well, lookie here... i got a mention on D magazine's style sheet from The Pin Show!


great shot of my "olivia" corset from the back. this corset is completely steel boned, fan-laced, and made from upcycled and organic materials. that herringbone used to be a mens pant.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

yomono @ fashion CITED

sneak peak of my collection for Fashion CITED in march ... kiki the kenmore is working hard!
by the way, pressing a full circle is quite a challenge.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

yomono on the runway @ the pin show!

great shot from the dallas observer of my olivia dress, fan-laced corset with decorative piping, and harness on the runway at the pin show on thursday...

dress: martini green ribbed thermal in 100% organic cotton, sustainably dyed.
corset: upcycled herringbone from a men's pant and 100% organic undyed cotton lining.
harness: 100% organic undyed cotton.

"olivia" by yomono - photo by jay barker

new product @ indiegenius!

you saw them at the pin show pop-up boutique, now get yours at IndieGenius! second-hand wool and organic cotton lining make these bracers (aka gauntlets) a great sustainable accessory. (not to mention unexpected and fashion forward) these are steel boned but not rigid, so they are very comfortable to wear. they close with adjustable slide buckles, and i have them in medium (8" at widest point) and large (9.5" at widest point). these are sold as singles, but contact me for a price break on a pair, or for a custom order.

designed to be unisex, these look great on both men and women. top picture is truer to actual color.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

recent happenings @ yomono

wow, what an incredible couple of weeks here at yomono! i'm just finishing up pin show prep, and i've already got some exciting new developments to announce. next month is going to be inundated with tasty yomono goodness. during march, i'm going to be the artist of the month at ARTisART Consignments! so come by for more gloves, bags, and fresh indie handmade style.

then, on march 22nd join me for Fashion CITED: A Style Event. this fashion show benefits the Legal Hospice of Texas, who do some amazing work for low-income individuals diagnosed with terminal illnesses. tickets are $50 and go to a great cause. there is a link to buy on the Fashion Cited website.

so if you thirst for more yomono, then the next 6 weeks are going to be sweet like honey. (or agave, for those of us who don't eat animal products.)

what's that? you demand a sneak peak? well, ok...but shhhhhh! it's a secret!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

behind the scenes @ yomono

my days have been overtaken by cutting boning, crimping grommets, drafting patterns, draping and sewing for the past several weeks. (not to mention the next few weeks going forward will fall victim to the same). and not all without a few casualties:

and before you ask, yes, r2d2 is an integral part of the process. so here's to more of the same! i can't wait until it all comes together for the pin show in february!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

feature by dfw style daily!

clicked over to the pin show's facebook page this morning and found a nice little bio blurb from dfw style daily... it's also a good source of excitement i can distill down into pure, uncut motivation to work on my collection. i predict some all-nighters in my immediate future...

Sunday, January 8, 2012

40% off sale!

i'm currently running a 40% off sale on my entire booth at IndieGenius! that includes corsets and clothing, so if you've been eying any of these, now's your chance to save some major cash. discounts are taken at the register. i'm here until 5pm today, so swing by.

additional 40% off the sale suitcase

40% off organic cotton fashion

40% off apparel rack

40% off corsets
40% off entire booth