Wearable Art Pops Up in Capitol Square
Style Stories Boutique makes Arlington debut
Wearable art for every day, with an emphasis on sustainable fashion, will be the focus of a new pop-up boutique at Artbeat starting March 15th.
About the Artist
Award-winning fashion designer Queen Allotey-Pappoe has a unique approach to color, style and sustainable fashion based on African textiles. The boutique will feature her Queen Adeline brand of dresses, tops, and accessories, along with personal styling service and a series of hands-on workshops.
Queen is originally from Accra, Ghana, where her richly patterned, one-of-a-kind fabrics are designed and made from 100% cotton. When she first came to the USA, Queen lived in East Arlington, and started her family here before moving to Littleton. Now the mother of three, Queen works from her studio/showroom in the Western Avenue Studios in Lowell. Her clothing is sewn in small batches here and in Ghana, and rendered in timeless silhouettes in order to reduce waste in the production process and in her customers’ closets.
The Pop-Up Experience
Sustainable Style Series – StyleVersation
Tuesday March 17 6-8 PM
Style: A Deeper Sense Of Self
The fashion industry teaches us that our bodies should come in standard shapes and sizes, and tries to dictate what we wear through quick-moving trends and fast fashion.
Fortunately we are much more than that! Women are made in an infinite variety of shapes, sizes, hues and creeds. This workshop will empower participants to break the mold, find their voice, and learn to create their own style representing their authentic powerful self. $45pp, includes workshop materials. Limited seating; please reserve in advance. Participants will receive a surprise gift from Queen at the end of the evening.
Wednesday – Friday March 18-20 11 AM – 2 PM
Shop with Queen – Your Personal Style
Wondering how to incorporate color and wearable art into your closet? Do you have a special event to plan for this year? Queen will be giving free styling consultations. Call for an appointment or stop by at your convenience.
Saturday March 17 12-5 PM for all ages
African Rag Doll Making
A doll is as personal as yourself. Whether making one for yourself/ by yourself or with a loved one/or as a gift, it truly becomes a personal bonding moment for both maker and recipient. Come make a traditional rag doll with Queen as we recycle old t-shirts and African wax print fabrics to make a doll as unique as you. Please bring your style, and quirkiness to this project – you won’t regret it! $15 per doll, includes all materials.
Saturday March 17 2-5 PM
Hello Color! Headwrap and Scarf Party
Do you ever feel stuck figuring out how to incorporate colorful accessories into your wardrobe? In honor of International Women’s Month Queen Adeline invites you to a headwrap/scarf party. Learn hands on simple ways of incorporating color into your wardrobe and the art of tying your own headwraps/scarves. Free! Headwraps and scarves available for purchase.