Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Crafty Bastards is Here Again: Sunday, October 1

We're really excited to present the Crafty Bastards Fashion Show with DJ Saggitore and emcee Trixie Little. Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey will provide colorful commentary during the show--this event is not to be missed! Indie fashion rules when Crafty Bastards hits the runway! We're also hosting the Crafty Bastards Reconstructed T-Shirt Silent Auction, a benefit for the Patricia M. Sitar Center for the Arts.

Come on down and join the fun--the show starts promptly at noon on Sunday, October 1.
Unsungdesigners.com featured in Lucky

With all the talk of bastards and evil hate monkeys, did we mention this is a family event? Sublime crafters from all over will be there selling their hand-made goods--from clothing and accessories to paper goods, toys, home accessories and more. Several local yummy shops like Cakelove, Sticky Fingers and Carmen's Italian Ice will be there. Pancake Mountain will be filming an episode so bring the kids!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Adam Griffiths Show & Astroturf Art at Unsung


Astroturf and Unsung Designers are exhibiting the gorgeously grotesque pen & ink drawings of artist Adam Griffiths. Star guests will include Adam, his art work, the hot threads of Unsung Designers, food and drink, and DC's turntable superstars. Start off the night right and, yes, beware of those exploding eyeballs...

As most of you know by now, we're dead serious about supporting small, independent business (look back on our rants and tirades against generica in press, interviews, our myspace and this blog). Even better when the indie biz is a roving art gallery and the show features a local artist! All are welcome!

Astroturf Art is a new, independent, roving art gallery with no one space to call its own. Each month a new show will be on display in a different location somewhere in the city - laundromats, bars, U-Hauls... Every show will include one or two or a handful of pieces by dc artists working in all different media.

>>> art. no real turf. <<<

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Unsung Designers Always a Step Ahead of Trends: Part 4

Do we need to go on? These completely fashion forward examples tell us to go with the indie designers if we want to step out in style and ahead of the pack. Okay, here's one more for you to sleep on... then go shopping at Unsung tomorrow!

Big bags are all the rage and only getting bigger. So much that the trend made the cover of this week's New Yorker (an illustration of a woman whose bag doesn't quite make it into the revolving door with her). We adore these incredible black and white pieces by November 18, sold at Unsung last Spring (only because N18's Fall 2005 delivery was delayed!).

Oversized Bag: November 18, Spring 2006
























Oversized Bag: Zac Posen, Fall 2006 (photo courtesy of Style.com)

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Unsung Designers Always a Step Ahead of Trends: Part 3

This gold metallic riding jacket was sold at Unsung (in various gorgeous brocades) a year ago!

Metallic: Kareen Smith, Fall 2005



















Metallic: Etro, Fall 2006 (photo courtesy of Style.com)

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Unsung Designers Always a Step Ahead of Trends: Part 2

We're not into real fur, but we knew this little faux fur shrug was hot when Misile made it for us LAST YEAR! Check it out.

Fur (ours is faux, thank you): Misile, Fall 2005
















Fur: Costello Tagliapietra, Fall 2006 (photo courtesy of Style.com)

Monday, September 18, 2006

Unsung Designers Always a Step Ahead of Trends

We try and we try to tell you that independent designers are ahead of the fashion curve, and if we MUST give you examples we will. How huge is the bubble skirt/dress this season? It's all we've been seeing and the above-the-knee cut in a gorgeous stretch wool is our favorite for fall.

The Bubble Skirt: Deirdre Brett, Fall 2005
















The Bubble Skirt: Reyes, Fall 2006 (photo courtesy of Style.com)

Saturday, September 16, 2006

More Birthday Pics

We love these great shots of some of our littlest customers. Like we always say, start them shopping early!

Mom, how do I look in this floral tunic? Work the mirror, baby!


Waiting outside for mom and stylin' in a cool straw hat.


Already color coordinating: shirt, hat AND balloon!


I believe you need the 4-legged style.

Friday, September 15, 2006

As Promised

Our 1st birthday bash was better than we ever could of imagined. Thanks to everyone for coming out and celebrating with us! This past year has been amazing and we hope to have many more wonderful years with all of you.

Grace helps a customer fit a dress by Prizy Sebastian


Someone found the Red Vines!


Our friends (Adams Morgan Day volunteers for the day) stop by for a refreshment


Customers relax and shop


Alishia and Tamara working Unsung's booth at Adams Morgan Day


Keep on coming!


Our 'hood

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Yeah Unsung!


Our 1st birthday party was a huge success thanks to all our loyal customers, old and new, our amazing designers whose creativity keeps us excited, and our beloved friends who pitch in to help us time and time again. More pictures to come soon!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Unsung Supports Fenty for D.C. Mayor!

D.C. Mayoral candidate Adrian Fenty dropped by Unsung on our 1st birthday! Here is Mr. Fenty with Unsung co-owner Alishia Frey.Unsung supports Fenty because of his track record as a D.C. council member and his roots in D.C. His family owns our favorite local store for running and athletic shoes: Fleet Feet. They're one of the dwindling numbers of independent stores still remaining in Adams Morgan (Unsung's neighborhood) and they are THE go-to place for runners. In fact, my friend who lives in NYC still buys her running shoes at Fleet Feet on trips to D.C if that tells you anything. We think Fenty is the best candidate to revitalize downtown neighborhoods by making them small-business friendly.
At right, Fenty talks shop with co-owners Grace Wang and Alishia Frey.

Don't forget to vote on November 7th! Go to http://www.fenty06.com/ to read more about Fenty's vision for D.C. and find your voting place.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Zygo and 44N Make a Great Party Un****believable!

We want to give our "refreshment" sponsors a MASSIVE THANK YOU for supplying us with amazing vodkas and drink recipes. So many of our customers asked what was in those fruity delish drinks, we had to share.

Zygo Energy Vodka is a slightly peach flavored vodka with natural stimulants like Yerba Mate and Guarana. No wonder they call it the "morning vodka." Our new favorite drink: 1 part Zygo, 1 part pink grapefruit juice, splash of soda. Serve on ice. Be happy!

As for 44N, well it's just the Huckleberry Goodness from Idaho. We mixed this one with lemonade and cranberry. Mmm, mmmm.

Bartender Brant mixing up a new batch of Zygo Punch.