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Holiday Pop-up Shop

Ampersand Design Studio

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We are SOOO excited to kick off the holiday season with a little Pop-up shop in our own studio! We got to thinking it would be fun to pull together a few of our favorite local Kansas City makers to have a little shopping event, and before we knew it, we had what we think is a pretty killer group assembled. There are home goods, fine art prints, jewelry, leather goods, T-shirts, women's wear, ceramics, accessories, and the list goes on and on! Plus, we will even have a fun Photo Booth by the talented One Sparrow Creative to capture some memories of the night! There will be some snacks and drinks to get you in the shopping mood, and what's better than getting some shopping done early before madness of the holidays truly begins! We hope you can join us! Here's a look at the fabulous vendors who will be there (scroll down for links to their websites):

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Finefolk. Effortless Designer Style.

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We Heart Kansas City: Finefolk Sprint / Summer 2014 Fashion Show Last Saturday the Ampersand ladies attended the Finefolk fashion show in Kansas City's Haw Contemporary. We drooled over the collections curated by owner Leslie Fraley! If you didn't get a chance to make it be sure stop by her boutique shop in the KC Crossroads to see her designer lines of clothes, accessories, and beauty products. The Kansas City fashion scene just keeps getting better and better, right? Let us know what you think!

(above photos by Kathy London)

Finefolk boutique interior photos: thisiskc.com

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Winter Style

Ampersand Design Studio

We're coming to terms with the idea that we have many more weeks of winter stretching out in front of us and trying to make the best of it.What's helping us right now is finding the most comfy clothes while not sacrificing style. Wishing each one of these were in my winter wardrobe.

1. Colorblock wrap scarf // 2. Ashtabula Pom Beanie // 3. Touch Screen Mittens // 4. Pseudio Puff Vest // 5. 1964 Premium CVS Boot // 6. baseball sweater // 7. Kilty Suede Moccasin // 8. Skinny Sweatpant // 9. Grey Draped Neck Long Sleeve Loose Sweater

AIGA homegrown Kansas city // Fashion

Ampersand Design Studio

{disclaimer: we just realized this post from months ago was saved in our drafts and never published, so publishing now}

We just wanted to give a HUGE thank you to the Kansas City AIGA chapter, especially Taylor Pruitt for organizing this awesome Homegrown event!!!

Just as we mentioned before, we were beyond flattered to be in the company that we were in--such an inspiring group of speakers (see full list here)! So we wanted to share just a few shots from the event for those of you that missed it!

This was our first time in the River Market Event Space--amazing!!! We highly recommend it!

(Morgan's outfit)

So we had a packed house...can you say, nervous? eeks.

But the talk went great, other than our microphones making that super awful sound when they get too close to each other. That's never fun.

And, one thing we were happily surprised about, was the warm welcome for our little mini-shop set up in the back of the event space. We had a chance to catch up with some old friends and meet so many new friends in the city!!

{i mean, this cutie HAD to own our neon yellow ampersand print, right? it was meant for her!}

It always means so much more to meet the people that we are selling our art to! Just makes us want to have a bricks & mortar shop one day! Look how freaking amazing our customers were!

Now, since we are actually publishing this post SO late, we cannot find the names of our darling customers, so if one of these is you, please give us a shout! :)

we're speaking at KC AIGA Homegrown: Fashion event

Ampersand Design Studio

We wanted to let all of our Kansas City friends know that we'll be speaking  as a part of the AIGA Homegrown series about the synergy between fashion and graphic design!! It's just to get us all ready for Fashion Week, right? As you might have guessed by our blog, we feel that all areas of design strongly affect each other, and fashion and graphic design are no exception for us! We can't wait to share a bit about how the fashion world influences what we do! Come see us!

Here's a bit of info from AIGA describing the series and check out the other talented panelists that we have the honor to share the evening with!

HOMEGROWN: FASHION

Whether you are a recessionista or chic couturist, you'll be design dapper with the upcoming Homegrown event including a fashionable panel of locals that design, brand, sell, photograph and create things we love to wear. Join us for this ferosh discussion and get some on-trend insights into KC fashion.

Our Fashion Panel Moderated by Molly Bingaman of Ladybird Styling Sara Cramer | Handmade by Sara Cramer Morgan Georgie and Carrie Kiefer | Ampersand Studio David Lloyd | Method, Kansas City Haberdashery Sarah S. Nelsen | studio será será Jenny Wheat | Wheat Photography

About the Homegrown Series Homegrown: Fashion continues AIGA KC's series celebrating Kansas City homegrown talent. Highlighting the creative synthesis between design and fashion. AIGA KC embraces this thriving creative community by inviting diverse "homegrown" talent to share their stories of success.

Thursday, February 7 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Early Bird Registration Available through February 6 $10 Student Member $15 Member $20 Nonmember

Click here to register! We hope you can all make it!

And PS, we will be bringing along a few things from our etsy shop just in case you want to take home a little Ampersand token!