This past Thursday evening armed with my Nikon, my studded vest and a mouth full of MAC red lady danger lipstick, I hopped in my car and headed to the Artist Accessories Market at Runway Boutique. My girl Sita was one of the local designers invited to sell her Bowjie’s (see archived article titled Bowjie).
Being that I love local designers, cute boutique’s and free snacks I was super excited to get there. Did you know that San Pellegrino makes a delicious flavored sparkling water? Neither did I! So Yummy.
Anyhow back to the story at hand. What a cute little gathering. I have always seen Runway Boutique as I traveled up Labrea, mostly on my commute home from various activities of the day but never stopped. Runway is a sweet not so little boutique split half between amazing vintage and new local designers.
There were about seven designers participating in this intimate market. But three caught my eye.
1. Bowjie. My girl Sita’s line of Bows…call me bias. Super cute one of a kind bow’s made from completely recycled fabrics. Headbands, belts and pin on’s that spice up any outfit.
2. Jacqulin James & Jewels. Amazing art deco inspired earrings not for the faint of heart. They’re big, they’re colorful and they’re uber cute.
3. NE~NE’s soy secret candles. These hand poured, non toxic 100% soy botanical candles smell like heaven and wont leave you with that slight head banging that a lot of others do.
Needless to say.. I drank, I photographed, and I might have purchased an item or two ..Might have :). Although the artist market is over I will definitely return to Runway Boutique. Any business that supports local designers gets my vote!
P.S. Since you amazing readers could not be there..the lovely ladies of the three lines mentioned above sent over some amazing items that I will share with you..
Yay!! GIVE AWAY’S!!..stay tuned for the next Blog on what, and how to win.
The Artist Accessories Market and Runway Boutique..I “Like”
807 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, Ca 90036
Photo’s: Taye Hansberry Photography ©2010