Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Alabama Chanin

Natalie Chanin was here in Portland last week. I first learned of her when a group of excited women came into the boutique where I work, just a few days prior to her workshop. Her belief in slow design and sustainability intrigued me and the mysterious invitation to a wine reception in her honor was too much to pass up. I met her at the wine reception and was sorry the next days workshop was full. She wore one of her beautiful creations, a crimson skirt with reverse applique. She had a busy week of lectures, a book signing at Powell's, and workshops. She is an inspiration and I know her book Alabama Studio Style will soon be added to my fashion library.

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