Pelicans – Seasonal Workers of Star Island // Photography Book

It’s finally here! The book has landed.

Last year, Anna Solo and I decided we would create a photography book about the seasonal workers (nicknamed Pelicans) of Star Island. I am extremely proud of what we put together with the help of illustrator, Elizabeth DeJure Wood, our editors — Matt and Chloe Kanner of PortsmouthNH.com, and the book designer — Matt Ralph of Plainspoke.

Join us for the book release party on Tuesday, July 2nd from 6:30 PM to 9 PM at Brick & Barn Real Estate Group in the West End of Portsmouth, NH. Thank you to Cornerstone Artisanal Pizza and Craft Beer for donating pizza for our party!!! 🍕

A limited number of books will be available for sale at the release party. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of the book go to Star Island Corp.

Brick & Barn Real Estate Group, Portsmouth, NH

Click the screenshot below to read the full press release. ⬇️

Below is a sneak peek of the photos included in the book. 📸
Click below to view the full images in a slideshow.

xo jam

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PROJECT UPCYCLE 2019 TIX

Don’t say I didn’t tell you to buy your tickets now!

Saturday, March 30
Cocktail Hour 6pm / 7pm Runway Event / 9pm After Party Celebration
$40 Members / $50 General Admission / $100 VIP

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Two-Tone Jeans

One side of me feels like the two-tone jean trend is something we will all regret very soon and the other part of me is dying to cut up two pairs of jeans and sew them together.

I recently went to the Future Forecast slow fashion runway show in Boston put on by Blue Prints for Sewing. (Thank you to Maya Critchfield for bringing this event to my attention! BTW Maya is currently at the Students for Zero Waste Conference in Philly teaching mending techniques! Go Maya! Go Maya!)

Anywhoo, prior to the Future Forecast runway show there was time to shop from and meet local designers. I was wandering around the room, taking it all in, and then I saw Season 15 Project Runway contestant — Nathalia Castrillon! She is a sustainable and ethical fashion superstar and you should def follow her. She had a pair of two-tone jeans for sale. I instantly fell in love with them! They weren’t my size but she said she could make a pair for me. I’ve been thinking about it ever since.

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Nathalia Castrillon 

I might attempt to make a pair for myself on Black Friday but if I epically fail then maybe I’ll reach out to Nathalia to get a custom pair. I could wear them during Project Upcycle!!

In the meantime, I’m collecting inspiration. I’m not loving the store-bought versions as much as the DIY looking ones and I seem to prefer the ones that are actually sewn together rather than just bleached to look two-tone.

cow nottingham
Cow Nottingham

grey champagne on Insta
Grey Champagne

House of Tame on Insta
House of Tame

I particularly like this technique that B SIDES jeans is using where they add a new side panel seam. This could allow me to make some vintage jeans that I love actually fit!

B side side Jeans
B Sides Jeans

What do you think? Is it too trendy or is a way to have fun with sustainable style!