The event will span three blocks along the Promenade from Wilshire to Broadway and include the main stage at Santa Monica Place. Organizers promise a variety of environmentally-friendly vendors, gardens designed by landscape architects, live entertainment, speakers and demonstrations.
Among the highlights:
--British designer Duncan Quinn is slated to park his double-decker mobile tailoring truck and showcase bespoke and tailored men's clothing.
--Bohemian Rags is to introduce its spring collection, including garments made from recycled fabrics.
--Jewelry designers Conscious Life Jewelry, Jungle Bee Jewelry and Belandaria are to show their collections.
The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Fashion made of recycled materials will be on view and for sale during a fashion show from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday in the East/West Hall Courtyard at Pitzer College in Claremont. The collection was designed by Pitzer staff member Kathleen Kile with assistance from her colleague, photographer Nicole Rocha,using recycled pet food bags, grocery bags, tarps and more. The event is free and open to the public.
Violinist and composer Ysanne (best known for her work with the Smashing Pumpkins) is slated to give an in-store concert at Lush Santa Monica from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. She has a new album out called “The Coldwater Project” and has promised that all proceeds from the first track, “The
Splendid is teaming with Jen Gotch and Kelly Edmondson of Ban.do for a “tee party” from 6 to 8 p.m. May 9. Gotcha and Edmondson will help customers style their T-shirts with Ban.do accessories, Smilebooth is providing a photo booth to capture the looks and refreshments will be served by Urban Palate and Honest Tea. All Splendid tees will be buy one, get one at half price, and purchasers of $100 or more of merchandise will receive a Splendid striped clutch. Splendid is at 111 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.