Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Melange Mode does Screen Printing!

Last weekend, the Melange Mode team got a chance to get crafty and flex our creative muscles. We had the opportunity to take a free screen printing workshop at Textile Art Center with Tachi Tachi, a innovative printing company started by Hannah Schultz and Anne-Marie Lavigne.

Our class was lead by Hannah, as she talked the introductory class through the basics of techniques, materials and an understanding of stencils and layering.

We loved Hannah's head to toe outfit as well!

We love the overall design of the Textile Art Center, its inspiration around every corner!

 Lets get started!


We start our design on paper using a ruler, then use an X-Acto knife to cut out the stencil.

We selected our paint, taped the stencil into the screen printing frame and laid it out on fabric to test it


We were happy with the test, so we are ready for the real thing! We place the screen frame on our tote bag, lay the paint and use the Squeegee to push the paint onto the bag. We iron it to set the paint and we are done! We love our new tote bags! Thanks Hannah and Textile Arts Center!

Textile Arts Center is located on 26 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Whites After Labor Day

Labor Day on the Venice Beach canals in a handmade dress from Bali, for something similar at Nordstrom, click here

Labor Day may be here, but that doesn't mean it's time to put away the whites! Now is a great time to take advantage of Labor Day sales and scoop up some great finds in white... Here are some of my favorites:

This flirty little number is perfect for those late summer nights!

For a transition into Fall, you can wear these minimalist sheaths with black contrasting tights when the weather starts to cool down. For a more glam and edgy version, Alexander Wang's chain detailing takes it up a notch. 

And for something more formal, we love this strapless gown.

This sleek vest can be worn with a tank or with a turtleneck for extra layers later.
 This little jacket is a fun take on the biker, not as warm as leather, the linen is a nice transitional piece.

Last but not least, for the best steal yet, Belle + Sky has come out with a fun perforated body skimming dress, what a bargain!