Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Etsy Dallas is Talking!

I sat down with an interview with the Etsy Dallas Street team and chatted about House of Dang moving in and our goals for the new year. Check it out!


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Do you love a car show?

We just got back to Texas, so we are heading out to the Billetproof Car show in Giddings Tx. We've got lots of new merchandise including Johnny Cash T-shirts, new hats and pretty hair accessories. Come by the booth and say hello!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A very special headband

While vending at the LA Renegade I ran into Jamila Tazewell the Owner/ Designer of 11:11 enterprises. We first met at the Austin Maker Faire, where she purchased a white feather fascinator headband with a vintage blue embelishment from me. She shared a very special story with me about that headband.

"It was great seeing you again! Here is a picture of me in your gorgeous creation from my wedding day.... As I told you, your headpiece saved me! I am a real girly girl and so I never in a million years thought I would get married in sweatpants! They were white, but still....anyhow, we wanted to elope and we really didnt have much time at all to plan it, in secret, so I had to make do...wearing your feather creation made me feel truly special on that day. This pic I attached was taken on a walk we took in the woods that afternoon after we did it. It was a beautiful, very private time I will treasure forever. Thank you again for making beautiful things, and thank you for that gorgeous piece!!! I am so glad I met you at that show in Austin!"

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Rock & Roll Brides

*This is a repost from Rock and Roll Bride. www.rocknrollbride.com

Featured designer on Modish Blog

I was featured as a designer on Modish Blog. All readers will receive a discount when you purchase a Sky Girls dress. Check it out and become a reader of Modish Blog.


Saturday, July 11, 2009

NWA flight attendants want to wear red dress

This read treated taffeta wrap dress from the Delta collection of flight attendant uniforms by Richard Tyler, is modeled on the first day of Fashion Week in New York The union that represents flight attendants who worked for Northwest Airlines before it was bought by Delta Air Lines is crying foul over Delta's failure to offer bigger sizes for its signature red dress uniform designed by Richard Tyler.

Northwest flight attendants want Delta to offer bigger sizes of signature red dress uniform

By Harry R. Weber, AP Airlines Writer
On Friday July 10, 2009, 7:05 pm EDT

Companies: Delta air lines inc.
ATLANTA (AP) -- The union that represents flight attendants who worked for Northwest Airlines before it was bought by Delta Air Lines is crying foul over Delta's failure to offer bigger sizes for its signature red dress uniform designed by Richard Tyler.

When he was hired to create his uniform collection, Tyler said he wanted them to "look sexy and great."

The Northwest chapter of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA has filed a grievance with the world's largest airline operator, asking it to offer the red dress up to size 28. The union hopes the grievance will go to mediation in August.

The red dress currently is only offered up to size 18, though a Delta spokeswoman said the airline offers a range of outfits in other colors and styles up to size 28 that flight attendants can wear.

Patricia Reller, who handles grievances for the union's executive committee, said Friday that even if there was only one flight attendant who wore a size over 18, that person should be able to wear the stylish red dress.

"I think red is an eye-popping color and it's not subtle, and to me by not offering it in a size over 18, Delta is saying, 'We don't want you wearing that if you are over size 18,'" Reller said. "But the job isn't about being sexy. It's about safety."

Reller said she did not know how many pre-merger Northwest flight attendants want to wear the red dress but need a size bigger than 18.

"If the dress wasn't a tiny size 18, there would be less," Reller said. "It's a very small size 18, so that makes the numbers a lot larger."

Delta spokeswoman Gina Laughlin could not immediately say why the red dress is not available in bigger sizes while other uniform options are. But she said there have been few complaints.

"The majority of pre-merger Northwest flight attendants have given us very positive feedback about the Richard Tyler Collection," Laughlin said.

Delta hired Tyler in 2004 to do a makeover of its gray employee uniforms. Tyler, whose dresses have been worn by stars such as Julia Roberts, Heather Locklear and Jamie Lee Curtis, promised a classier -- and in some cases, sexier -- look for flight attendants, airport agents and other workers.

"I want them to look sexy and great, but you have to keep that classic look as well," Tyler told The Associated Press at the time.

The uniforms -- including white blouses and navy dresses besides the red dress -- debuted in 2006. Atlanta-based Delta acquired Northwest in October 2008. Pre-merger Northwest employees began wearing the Delta uniforms on March 30.

Delta said at the time it announced its plans for the new uniforms that the decision was a "wise investment" that would boost morale among employees and increase the airline's bottom line in the long run.

According to Delta, flight attendants must be able to perform the safety and security functions of their job, including being able to reach and close overhead bins, reach and close any of the aircraft doors and be able to sit on the aircraft jumpseat and fasten the flight attendants seatbelt.

Reller said a flight attendant who wears above a size 18 can do all of those functions well.

"The sizing of our red dress has not been an issue with Delta flight attendants since the program's inception three years ago. This is AFA hype leading up to the election," Laughlin said.

There are roughly 21,000 flight attendants at the combined airline, 14,000 from pre-merger Delta and 7,000 from pre-merger Northwest.

The Northwest workers are represented by a union, while the Delta workers are not. At some point there will be a representation election at which the combined workforce will decide whether it wants to be represented by a union or not. The two groups also must decide on how to integrate their seniority lists.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Brides with PINK shoes rock!

Miss Maria from Squaresville studios ran a contest for brides to be and their pink shoes. Sally, the bride with pink shoes won a free bridal session with Squaresville Studios. Stay updated with other promotions they are running by reading her blog.

Photography by Maria of Squaresville Studios
Make up was done by the the incredible Holly S. Evans,
Hair was done by the ever so fabulous Marlena Isbell,
Birdcage Veil was made by me, Tara Tonini

Thursday, July 9, 2009

NBC News? O my!

Today I was featured on NBC DFW news on-line. Click the link below to check out the supper sweet post!

Original article from: http://tinyurl.com/lj9fq7

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Dang Boys are moving in!

Doug AKA "Handy Dandy"

Texie helping us move the adjustable wall.

Andrew mapp'en it out with a fresh coat of paint on the floor.

Tara & Doug

For those of you who don't already know...House of Dang is closing its retail space on July 24, 2009 and moving its design headquarters and operations into a shared studio space with me in the Oak Cliff's thriving Bishop Arts District. The new studio collaborative, named Studio 411, is 2,000 square feet, and will serve as The House of Dang and Tara to the T's design studio and showroom.

Today was a day of mapping it out! We slapped a fresh coat of slate gray paint on the floor, moved the adjustable walls in the studio...and forgot about the Texas heat with the help of Wendy's and a few adult drinkies.

Make sure to stay up to date with all our new projects and events. Check out our new blog at studiofoureleven.blogspot.com

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I'm goin back to Cali, Cali, Cali

Wooohoooo! I'm heading back home next week to attend some awesome shows, visit family and friends, soak up the sunshine and get some killer vintage shopping done. Check out the shows I will be participating in.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Think you've seen every air line safety video? Think again!

Air New Zealand took a new approach to get their passengers to pay attention to their air flight safety procedures so they took off all their clothes, painted their bodies to look like uniforms and did an Austin Powers peak-a-bow video in the air.

Check it out!