Courtesy of Teresa Crout
Theresa Crout with a past collection of VooDoods. Her new steampunk-themed collection will be available for sale on Friday at the Bricks of Ybor.
LIMITED EDITION: VOODOODS CHALLENGE WRAP PARTYFull Story
Artist Theresa Crout is seriously dedicated to her craft. So much so that every year she challenges herself to create more and more “VooDoods,” funky little voodoo dolls made of polymer clay. She breaks her own record every year, and this year she created 46 pieces in 60 days. As you can see from the photo, each piece is intricately different, making this feat all the more impressive. Every year they have a different theme; this year it’s steampunk. Crout posts a new piece every day on social media, asking people to suggest a name for it. She selects a winner, who then gets registered to win a custom piece at the end of the challenge. The Steampunk VooDoods have their big debut Friday, with a wrap party at the Bricks of Ybor. All the ’Doods will be for sale, and there are art giveaways. It runs from 7-10 p.m. at 1327 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. theresacrout.com. …
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Disco Dolls Studio celebrates Fashion Revolution Week, a campaign that calls for sustainability in fashion, with a kick-off clothing swap on April 24 and a wrap party on April 29.
Eco Fashion: Swap at Disco DollsFull Story
Disco Dolls Studio is participating in Fashion Revolution Week, a national campaign for “greater transparency, sustainability, and ethics in the fashion industry.” The campaign uses the hashtag #whomadeyourclothes from Monday to April 30 to mark the anniversary of the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 people. The Disco Dolls do their part for the effort on Monday with a clothing swap and a viewing of The True Cost documentary. Between 6 and 7 p.m., bring in up to six items of gently worn clothing, shoes or accessories, but not jewelry. You will be given a ticket for each item you bring. BYOB and a chair for the viewing. It’s free, but registration is required by emailing email@example.com. 4632 N Florida Ave. (813) 641-4367. thediscodolls.com. …
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Blossom and Shine jewelry and home decor will be at the St. Pete Night Market on April 13 and at the St. Pete Indie Market's pop up in the Fringe District on April 14.
Night Moves: Night Markets
The night market trend has been steadily rising. Don’t believe me? The four this weekend prove my point:
Today, the Night Market St. Pete returns to the St. Pete Side Lot (2133 Second Ave. S) from 6-10 p.m. They have a huge roster of vendors, including Latin American Boutique, Blossom and Shine, work shown right, and True Vintage Eyewear. A DJ, kids fun zone and food trucks round out the festivities.
Friday, the St. Pete Indie Market hosts a pop-up in the up-and-coming Fringe District, on the 200 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street N in the lots next to Coney Island and Planet Retro Records and along the sidewalk. In addition to vendors, there will be a food truck village, beer from Green Bench Brewing and tunes from DJ Holiday. 5-9 p.m.
Tampa’s in on the action too, with the Fringe Bazaar at 81Bay Brewing Co. on Friday. Hosted by Fringe Creatives, this market includes vendors and artists, including the Kate S. Cottle Pop Up Art Shop. 7-10 p.m. 4465 W Gandy Blvd., Tampa. …Full Story
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Little girls and moms alike will enjoy Elzoria's Red Carpet Party Saturday and Sunday at the Sundial in St. Petersburg.
Step and Repeat: Elzoria Red Carpet PartyFull Story
Little girls will get a taste of the Hollywood life this weekend at women and girls’ apparel brand Elzoria’s red carpet party. The fete happens at Ansley Z Kids Co. (115 Second Ave. N) and Jackie Z Style Co. (173 Second Ave. N) boutiques in St. Petersburg’s Sundial shopping complex, from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. The shops are offering 20 percent discounts on Elzoria items, which will include an extensive selection of the Mommy & Me collection, clothing and accessories for girls and baby girls. There will also be custom matching dolls and accessories, giveaways, a fashion showcase, a red carpet experience with interviews and photo ops, and spring styling advice. Rose and champagne will be available for parents and there will be pastries for everyone. (727) 826-0732. …