My guests this week on Fashion Forward Radio are Lexi Raney & Leslie Robertson, designers of Blackberry Maverick. Tune in on Sunday October 26 at 11:00 am MST, a presentation of Today’s Today’s Woman Network.

To listen:  Today’s Woman Network

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We at Blackberry Maverick believe that to live with graceful integrity and conscious awareness is the highest achievement. We are not afraid to challenge the laws of conformity and believe in pursuing your dreams with a free and fearless spirit. To “Be Noticed” is a state of mind that will inspire our women to radiate their inner light. We want you to embody the bold, sensational woman who is electrified by being the center of attention. Proud to be founded in Colorado and American made, manufactured and sourced. For more information about the Mavericks, their clothing and their philosophy, please visit www.blackberrymaverick.com. 

 

Blackberry Maverick

Clothes designed for the modern woman, with innovative, comfortable, unique, and colorful designs, Blackberry Maverick is everything Denver and Colorado needs and wants to truly express our super innovative side. Lesli and Lexi are two beautiful woman who truly know how to really design and create the best for the Colorado woman. It was so great to meet and talk with Blackberry Maverick, and to really see all you have to offer.  ~Studio 9720

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Tune in on Sunday, October 19 when I interview Maggie Evans, owner of Maggie Evans Designs at 11:00 am MST on Fashion Forward Radio, a presentation of Today’s Woman Network.

To listen:  Today’s Woman Network

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What I do
Maggie Evans Designs is a bridal dressmaking company that fashions one-of-a-kind wedding gowns specially made for each bride. I focus on intimacy of service, spending extra time and care with each bride and her gown, whether she needs simple alterations or her dream dress built from scratch.
I craft each project from simple silk fabrics showcasing the sculptural qualities of the fabric and the mark of the maker whenever possible. I do this through the use of needlework, custom dyeing, and other made-by-hand details.
My studio is for the bride who knows what she likes, who wants to be involved in the design, and who is confident choosing a look that has not necessarily been legitimized by the masses.

How I got here
I have a sense of myself in the womb with a needle and thread, which is sometimes how I describe my first memories of sewing. In short, I don’t remember NOT sewing. As a very young person I began designing dresses for my Barbies with scraps my aunt collected for me at garage sales. My parents gave me my first sewing machine for my tenth birthday and I took off.
I studied Fine Art, including weaving, beading, embroidery, fabric dyeing, screen printing, nature dye methods among other textile art classes in college. Upon graduation I landed a job in Seattle sewing for a reputable bridal shop. My sewing skills expanded in leaps and bounds with on-the-job training.
I grew up with an entrepreneur father and financial savvy mother who taught me about honesty, integrity and good ol’-fashioned customer service. I bring all these qualities to my work along with an uncompromising vision of the well-crafted, hand-made, high-quality product.

What I believe
One of the underlying beliefs that I bring to my work is the belief in soul mates and eternal love and of celebrating that first by celebrating one’s self. In a world of so much impermanence, I hold true to the idea that love can be made to last.
Because I come to dress design with a background in psychology, my work with brides has developed into a client-centered approach. Carl Rogers, one of the founder’s of client-centered psychology stated that attention (paid) can be medicinal. In his words, I: “try to create a relationship with the [bride] where [she] is safe and free. It is my purpose to understand the way she feels in her world, to accept her as she is, to create an atmosphere of freedom in which she can move in her thinking and feeling and being, in any direction she desires.”

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Pay it Forward Radio Interviews Ashley Cooper – Pain To Power

October 16, 2014

On Thursday, October 16 at 11:00 am MST on Pay It Forward Radio, I will interview Ashley Cooper, Founder of Pain to Power. Find out how she is helping people transform their suffering to self-realization all over the world. To listen:  MileHi Radio Ashley is a Best-Selling Author, Speaker, and philanthropist from Canada. Her mission to […]

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Pay it Forward Radio Interviews Doniece Sandoval – Lava Mae

October 9, 2014

Tune in on Thursday, October 9 when I interview Doniece Sandoval, Founder of Lava Mae at 11:00 am MST on Pay It Forward Radio. To listen:  MileHi Radio Driven by a fierce belief that everyone has a right to dignity and the knowledge that access to showers and sanitation are in serious short supply for […]

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Fashion Forward Radio Interviews Andrea Li – Andrea Li Designs

October 4, 2014

Tune in on Sunday, October 5 at 11:00 am MST when I interview the talented jewelry designer, Andrea Li owner of Andrea Li Designs on Fashion Forward Radio, a presentation of Today’s Woman Network. To listen:  Todays Woman Network Andrea Li has been designing jewelry for ten years. She developed a taste for the beautiful […]

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Pay It Forward Radio Interviews Rebecca Morgan – Books For Treats

October 2, 2014

Tune in on Thursday, October 2 at 11:00 am MST on Pay It Forward Radio when I interview Rebecca Morgan, Founder of Books For Treats. To listen:  Pay it Forward Radio Books For Treats founder Rebecca Morgan began offering books to her ghouls and goblins at her home in Willow Glen (San Jose, CA) in […]

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Fashion Forward Radio Interviews Salwa Owens – Salwa Owens

October 2, 2014

My next guest on Fashion Forward Radio will be Salwa Nahhas Owens owner of Salwa Owens brand. Tune in TODAY, Sunday, September 28 at 11:00 am MST. A presentation of Today’s Woman Network. To listen:  Today’s Woman Network Having a passion for fashion from a very young age, fashion designer Salwa Owens began her journey […]

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Pay It Forward Radio Interviews Cassandra Perkins – Behind The Mask Radio Show

September 24, 2014

My next guest is Cassandra Perkins – Behind The Mask with Cassandra Perkins 810AM KLVZ – Thursday, September 25 at 11:00 am MST on Pay It Forward Radio. Listen live and be inspired! To listen: MileHi Radio Cassandra Perkins is a Radio host, Public Speaker, BYOU ‘Be Your Own You!’ Magazine Teen Spokesmodel, National Anti-Bullying Columnist, […]

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Fashion Forward Radio Interviews Kristin Glenn – Seamly.co

September 19, 2014

Tune in on Sunday, September 21 at 11:00 am MST on Fashion Forward Radio when I interview Kristin Glenn, owner of Seamly.co – sustainable apparel made in the USA! To listen:  Today’s Woman Network It all started with the idea for a garment that could be worn many ways: as a dress, a skirt, a […]

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Pay It Forward Radio Interviews – Madison “Peach” Steiner

September 18, 2014

On Thursday, September 18 at 11:00 am MST on Pay it Forward Radio when I interview Madison “Peach” Steiner – Founder of Peaches Neet Feet.  Madison is an angel in disguise.  Tune in to listen to this amazing story of such a young woman making a huge difference in the world for children. To listen: Pay […]

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