FUN WITH ANKARA FABRIC
We, at Catherine Marion absolutely love our vintage buys and many of our shoots utilize those unique finds but we decided to show case some Catherine Marine Originals in this shoot. We were going for 50s era house wife with an ankara inspired twist which we see as a great symbol of our strong african ancestry. After searching for the right look in stores, we quickly realized that we had to go the route of creating it ourselves. We delved into the task and the result was exactly the vintage ankara inspired dresses we were seeking! We love the idea of combining the two concepts and this little experiment has encouraged us to begin playing with not just hair but fabric again.. just for fun!
Looking back on 2015, we are so happy for all the support that we received and how much exciting events we were able to participate in, but we are also very excited about all the things to come and have even set certain goals for ourselves in the new year of 2016. Some of those include the release of our line of natural products "Flower Child Curls" before summer (We are super excited about this due to the fact that our products place an emphasis on the use of earth's natural substances to cleanse/moisturize), more Catherine Marion Original outfits along with behind the scenes of how they were created (we are now on snapchat CatMariSnap) and even more amazing events and workshops where we can share ideas/products with others who, as we do, love everything natural.
But one of the most inspiring things for us so far is the positive feedback and great reviews we have been getting from you guys regarding our book, protective style wigs and growing interest in our products. This is something we will never get used to and will continue to be our driving force into this year and subsequent years. Check out a quick video of how we made the DIY dresses below and let us know on youtube or email if next time you would like us to make a full video tutorial.