August 29th, 2012
sarka’s collection is looking forward to a beautiful fall–full of apple picking, leaf peeping and outdoor markets! I will be at the Sowa Open Market (outside, not indoors) in Boston’s South End a couple Sundays in September and all of October.
I’ve recently acquired some really lovely lingerie pieces from the 20s-50s, including amazing corsets and sweet long line bra. Also, new in the package stockings! Let me know if you are looking for anything in particular–I just might have it!
Thank you to all who came out this past Sunday, the 26th. And a bittersweet goodbye to the amazing vintage clothing and accessories shoppers picked up! Including one gal who swooped up two of my favorite mid-century sweaters (one of which is pictured below), the brocade coat, a silk blouse AND a deadstock 40s straw clutch. I hope you enjoy!
SoWa Open Market
September 2nd and 23rd
October 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, the last SoWa of the year
Hope to see you!
Email me with any questions, sarka at sarkascollection dot com
May 16th, 2012
Tyler in beige sweetheart dress
Firstly, thank you for bearing with me these past few months that I have not blogged a thing. I have been concentrating on Facebook for sarka’s collection communication, but do realize people do read my blog every once in a while (or so they have told me)! So welcome, or welcome back :)
Tomorrow night I will a guest of honor for the Boston Baby Dolls’ evening of burlesque and tea-cup auction at The Estate in Boston–in celebration of their being voted Boston’s best burlesque for the THIRD year in a row! I have donated my beige sweetheart dress (pictured above) from my Spring/Summer 2012 collection. I am so looking forward to seeing it go to one happy gal! I am also psyched to see the show–if you can believe it, this vintage-loving lady has never seen a true burlesque review.
Tickets available here, and only 10 bucks for a night of burlesque, auctions, dancing, food, sexy people, and the like!
Hope you can make it, and stay tuned for weekly updates, including my summer vintage market schedule!
January 28th, 2012
sarka’s collection will be at the Drill Hall Flea Market at the Armory in Somerville tomorrow from 10-4.
I am so looking forward to checking out this new market and to present you with all sorts of new-to-you vintage clothing, accessories, and now, home decor! I will also have my original clothing designs for your shopping pleasure…You must come and visit!
An especially awesome new addition: Vintage ski suits in 100% wool!
December 13th, 2011
Vintage 80s does 40s slinky draped dress with sequin flower detail
After an exciting and productive summer and fall, I took some time off for some much needed rest and to make plans for the winter. The first of my winter plans (more on the other plans to come!) is that I’ll be vending my vintage and handcrafted clothing at the fabulous Sowa Vintage Market in Boston’s South End.
If you are a lover of all things vintage and haven’t been to the Vintage Market, you absolutely must go!! It’s located in a huge old brick building filled to the brim with lovely and rare antiques and vintage clothing, accessories, housewares and just about anything your heart could desire. I try not to leave my little shoppe for fear I will buy every little lovely I can get my hands on!
I will be there TOMORROW, Wednesday December 14 from 4-8PM for the South End Holiday Night Out. And Sunday December 18th, with the possibility of January dates. I have a giganitc selection of vintage winter coats–cashmere, fur, rich and colorful wools and more! Sparkly party frocks and even the sexy 40s-inspired drape number that is to die for (above)!
So come on out y’all!
More info on the Vintage Market here.
Vintage black wiggle dress with maribou feather trim
Classic 1950s New Look black dress with bead and rhinestone detail
Vintage knit body con sparkle dress
September 30th, 2011
Stellina in Persimmon Bubble Skirt and Twist Back Top
My third and final show of the year (as it stands now anyway!) at the Liberty Hotel in Boston was amazing! sarka’s collection presented 8 looks from the S/S 2012 line, Playdates, as a member of the Rising Design collaborative. RD presented the collections of five other Boston-area designers as well, to a packed crowd at the Liberty (a former jail now upscale hotel–such a fantastic space). Models sauntered around the “catwalk”, a balcony that ran the perimeter of the building, and then, later, glided up the escalators for guests to have a closer look. All in all, it was a fabulous and fun show!
Pieces from the Playdates collection is currently being sold on my etsy shop. Any questions, please comment here or email me at sarka at sarkascollecion dot com.
Oh yes, and sarka’s collection got some love in Stuff Boston. Thanks Stuff!
September 19th, 2011
My favorite shopping friend, Sarah, recently told me about Karen Elson’s new collection for Nine West. It is AMAZING. I am particularly in love with the following
HundredYrs Satchel in Ruby
The Ghost in Blue
If you are not familiar with Elson’s music (in addition to her successful modeling career and erm, not-so-successful marriage to Jack White from the White Stripes), you should check her out on youtube. Plus, her personal style is so inspiring!. I really love this song and video.
Sadly, since I am on a no-buying-new-things diet (only second hand and made by me!), I will have to admire her collection from afar. Or perhaps borrow some things from my dear Sarah…
August 30th, 2011
Sarka’s Collection is debuting Playdates, a spring/summer 2012 line, at StyleWeek Providence tonight, August 30, 2011 at 6PM. There is a cocktail hour beginning at 4, and the first show, by Katie Imswiler, begins at 5. There is also an after hours soiree where you can rub elbows with myself and other designers!
The beautiful Providence Performing Arts Center is hosting this event so come and enjoy an evening of sustainable fashion with a vintage edge with Sarka’s Collection!
August 27th, 2011
Collette Patterns has a fantastic blog, The Coletterie, where I found fantastic instructions for an all-in-one-facing, great news for those who love practical shortcuts.(Thanks to Taylor for pointing me in right right direction :)
Find the instructions here, and you should also peruse the rest of the blog and their patterns, which are unbelievably adorable! I have yet to try any them, but really I’m really digging the Beignet Skirt….
August 25th, 2011
This is Poutine, my lovely yet kinda scraggly Maine Coon. Now lest you think me a cat lady, we also have a dog, Penny (more on her another time).
I am just about done with my collection for StyleWeek and was sewing on buttons earlier today. But you know those dang cats, always wanting to be in the middle of things. So here is Poutine laying on the kitchen table-cum-makeshift cutting table. As annoyed as I was, she’s pretty darn cute, so I avoiding shooing her for long enough to take a shot.
Poutine the cat
Now I must finish a pair of high waisted capris. Until Tuesday!
August 17th, 2011
My upcoming show at StyleWeek Providence is 2 weeks from today–my, how this summer has flown! I have been working diligently and, with the help of my talented and lovely friend, Taylor (whose website is awesome), have completed most of my collection. I am now just sewing up some hems, adding buttons and the like. The really difficult design stuff has been completed, and now I can focus on readying myself for the show which, of course, entails more sewing! I am currently designing a sassy top to go with an embroidered vintage skirt I plan to wear to the Style Night Out event on August 27th. More info here.
Here is a bit of a teaser of what we’ve been sewing up the past few weeks. Hope to see you on the 30th!