A Mermaid themed Birthday Boutique

The Harlem Aesthetic Presents a special Black Mermaid themed Birthday Boutique for Shimoda.

SATURDAY AUGUST 17th, 12-6PM … Come Let your Inner Mermaid Swim!

Play in the cool waters of creative artistry as we celebrate on Shimoda’s earth day. Shells, pearls and sea glass are the jewels of the day. Light refreshments with a sea side flare will be available. Make it a destination day by also enjoying the festivities of Harlem Week 2019 on West 135th street which culminates with a free movie in St Nicholas Park. presented by ImageNation, 6-9PM.


Featured at the Birthday boutique:

Shimoda will feature an array of ocean inspired baubles beads as well as dolls, art prints and note cards. She will even have a breezy give-away for all of her birthday well wishers. Laura will present Black Mermaid renderings in a variety of mediums including paper, glass and fiber art. Our Guest designer will be Ms Ife felix of Ife’s Closet a variety off fashions in Gunea hand dyed fabrics for you chic land loving maiden’s of the deep.

Harlem week 2019

Harlem Weeks Summer in the City event runs 12 noon to 9PM on 135th street from 5th avenue to St Nicholas Ave. That is right around the corner from the Gadson Gallery. This pportion of the iconic street fair will feature food and craft vendors as well as a College Fair, Spelling Bee at the Schomburg Center, Concerts, Fashion Shows and more. ImageNation will show “If Beale Street could talk in St Nicholas Park as a relaxing evening to wind down the festivities. for more information on this and other Harlem Week events go to HarlemWeek.com .


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Ife’s Closet

My stitch sistah Ife Felix has been sewing since childhood. Learning needle working from nuns in a convent she transitioned to sewing lace mack-daddy shirts as a Harlem teen to working with a furrier in NYC’s garment district. These days she spends her sewing moments as a master quilter and from time to time creates a “closet” (a fashion line) from her textile muse of the moment. The current joy is hand dyed indigo fabric and assorted other colors from Guinea West Africa. Come and get it while the getting is good. Once the closet doors close the next opening is undetermined. Like they say in West Africa “That Finish”!