Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Step aside Mugatu, Manic is IN!

That Manic, SO hot right now!!! 

This month marks the 3rd anniversary of Manic Designs, and I promised myself at the beginning of the year that things were going to be different; that I was going to make this life long dream a reality even if it killed me.

This experience has been worth every streak of all nighters sewing collections to release the next day, every moment of overwhelming stress, the excruciating burn of carpel tunnel, and every Mugatu worthy bitch fit I've ever thrown!

I am more than pleased to announce that I will be debuting my Fall 2012 line at the Micheal Angelo FashionART Runway Show in Santa Cruz this September. 

Thank you so much to all my family and friends that have been so supportive through all of this, and of course to my wonderful Maniacs! I love you guys and I couldn't have done any of this without you!

Stay tuned for a sneak peek of Fall 2012!

Manic Designs Fall 2011

The 2nd Annual Hart's Craftacular Wonderfair!

I hope all my Maniacs in Santa Cruz had fun at the Hart's Craftacular Wonderfair last Sunday, because I did!!! 
I was vending with my girl Raven of Creations by Raven Jade, showcasing her always amazing jewelry and accessories!
Every single person that I met, fellow vendors as well as customers, was an absolute pleasure. 

I sincerely enjoyed every single transaction, and each piece that I sold went to the exact person I designed it for-
An adorable pin up for the Demonic Dottie handbag, a gorgeous fashionista for the Arterial Shred Maxi Dress, a loving husband buying his beautiful wife a pair of lounge shorts, a delightful mother from Seattle for the Black Tara Infinity Wrap (she says black is her default color- she's my kinda gal!) and her darling daughter who will be wearing the Marion Mini Dress from the Spring line to her Home Coming Dance! I know, I got a little verklempt!

It was amazing to meet all of you and a pleasure to network with all the other great vendors at the show! We weren't lacking in the accessories department since we had Black Violets rockin' jewelry (,Love Baggage's super cute vintage accessories (, Marikira Bags with her cute, handcrafted iPad holders and knitting needle caddies (, Ricala's gorgeous hand made leather jewelry (, and of course my eccentric little Raven Jade with her elegant taxidermy jewelry and accessories (

We didn't forget about home decor either! Fish Princess Farm had beautiful handmade goats milk soaps (, Rooted in Thyme with their charming garden and home decor accessories 
( with Carly Gabarra Photography and her lovely hand printed wooden postcards (

I want to send a big thank you the Harts Fabric for hosting this craft fair, Raven and I had a blast and it was so great to meet all of you! If you're in a rut I highly recommend going to Hart's and just looking through their amazing and unique collection of fabrics and notions- it always helps me!

Don't forget that if you came to the craft fair you get 10% off your next Manic Designs purchase on my Etsy store! Use coupon code HARTSLOVE10 at the check out!

Thanks again to everyone that came out and all our neighboring vendors, we will definitely be back next year! Oh and Raven is flipping you off in the most loving way possible- some people do bunny ears, Raven flips the bird- I love this girl! Visit my Facebook page to see all the pictures from the fair! (