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First Newsletter of the Year with more opportunities inside.

newsletter, FashionMary Colmar

Hello My Lovely Patrons,

The new year is on its way and is proving to be an interesting time in America. On another note we have had rain in California that I love. But all that aside I would like to thank all of you who have purchased clothes from me. You seem to share a kindred spirit or simply a love of fashion and I am grateful. Thanks to those of you who have stopped by the studio to check things out and see the latest creations. One new customer wants to buy one a month. 
I recommend calling before you come over or set up an appointment either by phone 714-308-3662 or e-mail. We are here Monday through Saturday.
Thanks, Mary

For Valentine's Day! Get all your red, black, and bling on at

For Valentine's Day! Get all your red, black, and bling on at


For a long time people have been saying they would love to come to a SaladBowlDress Party, Well that day has arrived, on Saturday February 25 at 2PM at my friend Cate’s house. Click here to be put on the evite list.

Spring Craft Boutique

On Saturday March 18 Once again I am going to be in the Spring Craft Boutique at the Brea Community Center from 9-4PM. Everybody has been telling me to go for years then alas last holiday season I did and it was great! I Met so many interesting people and the place was packed!

Some other cool opportunities are:

The Ribba Show

On Saturday, April 8 is the RIBBA show at Coastline Community College Gallery, in Newport Beach. A chance to exhibit for Anyone who uses an IKEA RIBBA frame can enter the show. There is so much going on at the gallery you need to go to the website to check it all out, plus a show called Strings Attached coming up for fiber artists and designers with a fashion show in the Fall, meanwhile: In conjunction with the opening, is a 'day of diversity' for non-profits and artists selling their work from 1-7PM. I will be there with SaladBowlDress, and a piece in the show.

OCFair Imaginology

I'm judging the Fashionista event at the Orange County Fair Imaginology Expo for the second year in a row! K-12 Kids, check it out here: The deadlines to enter are in March and the Expo is April 21-23 in Costa Mesa.

Fashion Show and Luncheon

At the Lancaster Museum of Art and History, On Saturday, May 13th, I have been invited to participate in an 11:30 Champagne preview of the museum galleries, noon sit down for luncheon and then the fashion show consisting of some SaladBowlDress pieces. Event ends about 1:30, and the museum will be open to peruse all the galleries. At this time, "Made in the Mojave" will be the exhibition cycle.
Tickets for the Tea are $45.00. There will be an event page on the MOAH website soon where people can purchase tickets in advance which is highly recommended because this event always sells out!


I have embraced the Farmers Markets this year and they love Salad Bowl Dress because it is all handmade original work.

My latest favorite is the
The Claremont Farmers and Artisanal Market in the small Claremont Village where I worked last Sunday. Open from 8AM-1PM on Sundays. There is such a demand from artists that want to sell that we are rotated in every six weeks. I can't wait to go back. I will always have the specific dates on my website for the events page.


On Saturday mornings and if the weather is nice, just down the freeway from Claremont is LaVerne Fresh Farmers Market. It is at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in a beautiful setting adjacent to LaVerne University with lots of students and other cool locals. The vendors are great too, including a vegan sausage guy, knife sharpening, male grooming booth, and so much more. Open 8-1PM.


The Melrose Trading Post in Hollywood is a blast! It’s a flea market that frowns upon any clothing that is not vintage. But they love SaladBowlDress because my work is art, and environmentally conscious. I will be there at the corner of Melrose and Fairfax Ave. at the Fairfax high school this Sunday February 5th, where I will be competing with 250 other super fantastic shops. It is open from 9-5PM.

Stay happy and safe!