Welcome to F3 at the Cotton Mill.
Last Friday, I was invited along with other bloggers and guests to the F3 event located at a residential studios building, Cotton Mill, where tenants had the chance to participate in the event by sharing with visitors their personal artwork and shops. They opened their doors to the public for a fun night of food, fashion, and art.
There were four floors in the building each dedicated to different activities for guests to choose from. I first attended the fashion shows on the third floor. Here are a few of the collections and outfits I really admired. The first designer, The Factory, brought minimalism to another level with mixing sheer fabrics and silk in every look. The next designer, Kelly Pentecost, created a fun, bright, and youthful collection mixing detailed prints with solid colors.
Modernist Pop-Up Shop
A colorful array of old-school lunchboxes are sure to make your inner 7 year old very happy.
Next I visited the fourth floor gallery where resident Dee Adams had a Modernist Pop-Up Shop filled with beautiful and timeless pieces. I really liked the bright and nostalgic collection of tin lunch boxes spread out in the shop.
Finally, visited the second floor where a Design Bazaar featured local artists who sold their creations on beautiful displays.
Sherrie Hang shows off a necklace from Dear Mina.
Really loved this jewelry designer's collection, Dear Mina by Mina Caragay, of unique and earthy pieces. Blogger Sherrie Hang was kind enough to model one of her pieces -- a leather tassel fringe necklace with intricate beads and stones.
Floating ink works by Anastasia Lattanand.
There was an artist, Anastasia Lattanand, who stood out -- she created not only jewelry but also a unique kind of art called floating ink works using Japanese marbling techniques.
In the case of Velvet Otterhound, something old is definitely as good as something new. All images courtesy of the author.
Lastly, I admired the work of the jewelry designer Tara, owner of Velvet Otterhound, who re-creates vintage jewelry pieces by making beautiful necklaces out of belt buckles or coin bracelets.
Hope you enjoyed these photos from the F3 event! If you're interested in attending an F3 event, you're in luck -- they take place on the third Friday of every January, April, July, and October from 6-10:00PM in the Cotton Mill Studios building. Be sure to keep up to date by visiting their website here.