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Join Me at JamBallah NW!

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This weekend is the fabulous JamBallah NW festival in Portland, OR. This celebration of Middle Eastern dance and American fusion is held at the Artists Repertory Theatre, a beautiful venue in downtown Portland. There will be great workshops all weekend, afternoon showcases and evening gala shows, and of course, a stellar vending area!

Silver Gloves by Sakkara Clothing & Costume.
Silver fingerless gloves with button detail. ©2017 Sakkara Clothing & Costume.

I will be there with all of your favorite Sakkara Clothing & Costume wares, including some new items not yet available on the web. My Velvet Ruffle Mini Skirts and Fingerless Gloves are great costume or classroom accessories for the upcoming Fall and Winter season. They’re available in a variety of fun colors, and as always, I’ll have sizes XS-3XL!

Teal velvet mini skirt by Sakkara Clothing & Costume
Teal crushed velvet Ruffle Mini Skirt. ©2017 Sakkara Clothing & Costume.

In addition, I’ll have some gorgeous fabric and costuming supplies from my studio destash! This is the perfect opportunity to pick up a few things if you want to make some costuming to match your ready-made Sakkara Clothing & Costume pieces.

Here are a few of my favorite JamBallah NW tips:

-Parking can be a headache, especially if the Timbers are playing (thankfully it looks like they don’t have a home game that weekend). Give yourself extra time to find a spot if you’re driving!

-The best way to get to the Theatre is to take the MAX Light Rail. Thank you Portland for having great public transportation.

-The Artists Repertory Theatre is air-conditioned! The vending is free and open to the public. The afternoon showcases are only $5, so it’s a good way to cool off, be entertained, and find some nice additions to your closet even if you’re not a belly dancer.

-Don’t miss the evening shows! Show up an hour before the doors open to enjoy a glass of wine and some light snacks at the theatre bar. It’s an elegant evening of top-notch performance by the event’s teachers and professional dancers from around the country.

Black velvet mini skirt by Sakkara Clothing & Costume.
Black velvet Ruffle Mini Skirt with black pinstripe ruffle. ©2017 Sakkara Clothing & Costume.

Will I see you at JamBallah NW this weekend? Let me know in the comments or on social media!

Flame & Ocean

Teal and orange make interesting friends, don’t you think? 🙂

After a fantastic event like JamBallahNW wraps up, the best place for a designer to go (mentally) is a mood board. Every designer/artist has their creative process, and for me sometimes it is to create colorful fantasy lands that I’d love to live in.

I look for vivid, impactful images in colors that don’t represent the palate of what you might have seen in the #Sakkara booth, and then I happily geek out by arranging them just so. The benefit to playing with different color combos, and imagining life in the Flame & Ocean world, is that sparks will ignite towards new designs.

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-Kim

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JamBallah NW

You’re invited! Come one, come all.

August 9-11, 2013

Performances, workshops and awesome shopping. Be entertained and inspired at this awesome Portland event!

The Artist’s Repertory Theater Building

1515 SW Morrison St.

Portland, OR 97205
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Sakkara Clothing & Costume booth will be open on the Upper Level:

Friday 12-6, Saturday 11-7 and Sunday 11-5

Shop our current collection of pantstopship scarves, and belts to your heart’s content. See you there!

JamBallah Northwest 2012

Upcoming Event~

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!

Three Event Recap

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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2011 in Review

What a super year it’s been! In March we had a great time at the Bridgetown Fashion Revue show.

Nylaresh performing at JamBallah NW

Next, the highlight of our Summer was vending at JamBallah NW. Oh, we had a blast! There was no shortage of interesting stuff going on at this festival and we heartily recommend your attendance at the next one!

In Autumn, many beautiful images were created at a photo shoot with the talented Scott Belding and Seattle-based model Briauna Mariah. Keep an eye on this girl–she’s going to go far!

We finished out December with an Artists’ Trunk Show at SomaSpace followed by Shimmer! The Nagamani Winter hafla featuring the music of Ritim Egzotik. It was the perfect event for an icy cold evening, with a bevy of sparkly performers and sizzling Arabic and Turkish tunes.

It’s very exciting how quickly 2012 is filling up. Yay for abundance! One event that we will be here before we know it is the Cues & Tattoos festival. It’s happening in late March and will we see you there? We sincerely hope so!

Happy New Year to you and yours.