Toile Atelier Features BlckBts in Look of the Day

Toile Atelier located at 1333 Frankford Ave in Philadelphia recently featured BlckBts in their Look of the Day. Here they are!   All pieces are available in the boutique or online at www.shoptoile.com                

BlckBts Nominated For Martha Stewart’s American Made Contest

“American Made spotlights the maker, supports the local, and celebrates the handmade. The program is made up of people and communities that have turned their passion for quality craftsmanship and well-designed goods into a way of life.” I’ve spent the last year and a half developing BlckBts into a fashion and accessory line using interesting dye and textile design techniques. When I first heard about the American Made contest it was something that I aspired to compete in. Today I […]

Deconstructed Violet on it’s way to two shows

I have been deconstructing the fabric for this little beauty for about a week now. I ice dyed it originally and then nuno felted merino wool giving it a beautiful texture. This piece can be worn multiple ways as a scarf and as a shoulder wrap. It featured dreaded fringe yarn and loops throughout for closure. It is appx 36″x 42″ excluding the yarn and can be custom ordered for $278. This exact piece is doing a two show tour […]

Valentines “Date Night” Fashion Show 2.9.14

Toile Atelier is a gorgeous space in Philadelphia owned by Bianca De Pietro. Toile showcases work by local designers including BlckBts (hey, that’s me!) One of the perks of being a Toile designer is being able to participate in fashion shows at the boutique. This show had a Valentine’s Day theme and I choose to work with a complimentary color palette. I made my first skirt skirt for the show which was quite an accomplishment for me. It was a […]

BlckBts // ADHD Driven First Friday Trunk Show!

Kicking off the First Friday Trunk Show Event at Toile will be BlckBts Designs and ADHD Driven! At the trunk show you will be able to view these designers entire collection. You will also get to see behind the scenes of the conceptual process in designing and constructing these pieces!     – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]