This is Part 2 of a 2-part series written by friend and colleague Monica Schierbaum. This article was first published on our blog in July 2011.I first met Monica at the Mediterranean Fantasy Festival many years ago where she was helping out at the Silk Road Tribal booth. Monica is one groovy woman and thrives on costuming and belly dance as much as I do. I hope you’ll enjoy the article she has written. -ks
If you missed Part 1, check it out here.
Laundering costumes and embellished clothing can present a bit of a challenge. Specialty fabrics, beads, feathers, trim, fur and similar all need special care. So how do you clean a garment without dry cleaning or throwing it in the washing machine? Let’s find out. Read the rest of this entry »
Laundering costumes and embellished clothing can present a bit of a challenge. Specialty fabrics, beads, feathers, trim, fur and similar all need special care. So how do you clean a garment without dry cleaning or throwing it in the washing machine? Let’s find out.
You’re invited! This weekend, please join us for the 6th Annual Cues & Tattoos event, which celebrates ‘the use of improv choreography within Tribal Belly Dance.’ There will be workshops, dance performances and of course, killer shopping!
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Welcome to 2013, everybody!
We wanted to thank you for a wonderful 2012. You’re an awesome bunch! Thank you so much for your support and enthusiasm. We’ve got so much planned for 2013, it’s hard to sit still. But first, let’s start the New Year off right with some eye candy.
The following photos are from a collaborative shoot with Vauntville and The Verdant Muse. Here are some favorites:
All adornment and clothing in these photos is available for purchase online. Yes yes!
Henna art by Roving Horse Henna.
*Photos by Vauntville. Used by permission.
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You’re invited to a Holiday Trunk Show~December 15, 2012 at Znama Studio (232 SE Oak St. Portland, OR). From the Facebook invite: ‘Join us for a warm, cozy gathering at Znama Studio featuring handmade belly dance goodies from local artists. We will also have mulled wine, cookies, tarot readings by Sushila, and other surprises! A perfect place to snag a gift for the belly dancer(s) in your life, or perhaps treat yourself! ’ This is a free, all-ages event. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
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JamBallah NW in Portland, Oregon, USA. August 17-19, 2012
JBNW is an awesome, belly dance focused event that offers something for everyone. Enjoy workshops, performances, evening shows and a marvelous array of vendors, all weekend long.
Watch the JamBallah NW Promo video!
Sakkara Clothing & Costume Winter Trunk Show, February 23, 2012:
Oh, we had a great time! What a stellar evening, spent in the vintage atmosphere of the Hotel deLuxe. There were clothes (note to self: of course there were clothes, don’t be ridiculous). There was music. There were delicious crudités. There were lots of fun visitors who made the evening a success. Thank you, everybody. We can’t wait for the next one!
More behind the cut!
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We’re having a fabulous Winter Trunk Show and you’re invited!
February 23, 2012 from 6-9 p.m.
Please join us for an evening filled with fashion, delicious nibbles and lots of fun. See and try on pieces from our Winter 2012 collection before they hit the next event! Meet the designer and enjoy personalized attention in a cozy and intimate atmosphere.
Baby, it’s cold out there! Let us treat you to a relaxing evening at the Hotel deLuxe.
All ages welcome. Alcohol free event. No cover charge. See you there, lovelies!
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