Entries Tagged as 'Kansas City'

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Half off at Hammerpress + all proceeds benefit Oklahoma City tornado victims

In a stroke of generosity — for Oklahoma City tornado victims and for letterpress lovers everywhere — everything at Hammerpress is half off today through Sunday, and all proceeds benefit the Red Cross for OKC tornado relief. It must be time for a late spring cleaning at my favorite letterpress shop, because this is a steal of a deal. I’m [...]

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Inspiration: Mixing & matching for spring

I got this email last week from Standard Style and loved every bit of it. Awesome styling inspiration… for our own closets, or for a spring-y shopping trip this weekend!

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Pureology shampoo and conditioner review

I’ve finally found it: A shampoo and conditioner to be loyal to. I didn’t used to think much of where my hair products came from (especially if I could buy them where I bought my groceries and they didn’t cost more than a frozen pizza). But then I used a sample of Pureology conditioner that [...]

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

FLP tees on the cover of KC Magazine!

Look familiar? The artwork from our our shirts made the cover of KC Magazine’s style issue this May! I just got my hands on the PDFs. For those of you just visiting the site for the first time, welcome, and I hope you’ll come back often. My goal is to help us all shop smarter [...]

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Early Jewelry: Handmade natural and reconstructed accessories

I recently wrote an article for KCFreePress.com about eco fashion in Kansas City, spotlighting three fabulous Kansas City brands. Today, a closer look at Early Jewelry. Kylie Earlene Grater grew up on a small Kansas farm, but rather than leave those roots once and for all when she moved to Lawrence in 2001, she has [...]

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Thank you, Kansas City

What a month this has been: I now live in Austin! My to-do list has been a bit overwhelming lately, and I’m sorry that my blogging has suffered for it. I still have a handful of Kansas City-focused posts that I’ll share with you as I continue getting settled in here, and as I get to [...]

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Sseko Designs: Transformative sandals benefitting Ugandan women

I recently wrote an article for KCFreePress.com about eco fashion in Kansas City, spotlighting three fabulous Kansas City brands. Today, meet Sseko Designs. In the past year, Sseko Designs founder Liz Bohannon has sold more than a thousand pairs of sandals to customers around the world. The sandals are transformative, meaning that they can be [...]

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Let solojones repurpose your old t-shirts into covetable undies

Earlier this month I wrote an article for KCFreePress.com about eco fashion in Kansas City, spotlighting three fabulous local brands. First, meet solojones. Founder and seamstress Sunny Dawn Summers may be living in New Orleans at the moment, but solojones is no doubt a born-and-bred Kansas City brand. Known for high-quality, hand-sewn boy shorts available [...]

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Fashion Loves People chosen for Kansas City’s “green team”

This month, I was chosen to be included in SPACES Magazine’s Green Issue as one of nine members of  Kansas City’s “green team.” It was an honor, particularly on account of being included in a list alongside Bob Berkebile of BNIM Architects, a longtime leader in sustainable design, whose influence has been compared to that [...]

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Closet care tips to help your wardrobe last a lifetime, courtesy of Hudson & Jane

As we well know, the best way be a conscientious consumer is to shop less overall and take care of the clothes we already have. I recently got to write a few articles about how to take better care of your wardrobe on behalf of one of my favorite clients, Hudson & Jane, the lovely high-end men’s [...]

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

From Kansas City to Austin

Big news: In about a month, I will be living in Austin! Jon and I have been talking about this move for a while, but until last week, we didn’t have a specific timeframe. Now, we are putting our house on the market as we speak, and we plan to be living in South Austin by [...]

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Our trunk show is tomorrow!

At Haught Style in the Prairie Village Shops, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., be sure to come visit me, Kirk, Heather and Kylie! Note that this is all day — hopefully those of you in the city can make it at some point. We will release the newest FLP tee to the public at 10 [...]

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Eco fashion in KC: A special trunk show featuring Fashion Loves People & Early Jewelry

All my tees will be available for $20, and I’m so excited to be partnering up with Early Jewelry! Kansas City friends, I hope to see you there! And… I’ll be introducing my second tee design at the show. Can’t wait!

Friday, January 8th, 2010

What a happy holiday: Terra Plana, pleather and recycled bangle bracelets

I had such a nice Christmas this year. It was a whirlwind of Midwest roadtripping (to Colorado, then to Oklahoma), but we were fortunate to avoid any snow-sasters, such as is covering Kansas City right now. There’s a foot of snow on the ground, and today’s high is FOUR! And the city can’t handle all [...]

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Early Jewelry: Perfect for Christmas and beyond

Several weeks ago I was re-introduced to Lawrence-native Early Jewelry. Designed by Kylie Grater and handmade from start to finish by her and her team, the shapes and material choices make perfect sense — and yet everything about them are a perfect surprise every time you look at them. The line’s metals are all recycled, [...]

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009


Sustainable fashion line Thieves is SO speaking my language. Designed by Sonja den Elzen and in its sixth season, I can’t get enough of these incredible silhouettes! Leather Warrior Jacket Siberian Top Wide Leaf Belt Thieves is sold through Thieves Boutique, an online boutique whose vision is to sell not only its house line but also goods [...]

Monday, November 16th, 2009

The Fashion Loves People Store: Open now!

Two T-shirt styles and a signed/editioned print are available now, each graced by a beautiful 1968 fashion illustration by J. Kirk Davis! This store launch has been casually in the works for several months, and I couldn’t be more excited about it now! And being the “experiment” that it is, of course, I had to [...]

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

FLP at Pecha Kucha Kansas City Tomorrow Night!

Tomorrow night I’ll be diving into “the art of conversation” at Pecha Kucha Night, an awesome concept that invites creative people on stage to talk about anything they choose for 6:40 at a time — 20 slides at 20 seconds each. About 200 cities around the world host their own local events. I went to [...]

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

John Gerzema on Conscientious Consumption at TEDxKC

A few weeks ago I attended my first TED event — but before you assume I dropped a couple thou on a conference, this one was right here in Kansas City and FREE. And totally awesome and inspiring. John Gerzema, author of The Brand Bubble and CIO at Young & Rubicam, kicked off the TEDxKC event of [...]

Monday, August 24th, 2009


A first glimpse at a little tee line I’ll be releasing soon in collaboration with some fantastic Kansas City artists. Can’t wait to tell you all about it!