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Skyline Rocks! November 14, 2009

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First Friday opening at Syline Salon and Boutique, Organized By Cristal Highland of Pistol Threads. The pop-up-shop will be up for your holiday shopping pleasures, and features many fine Kansas City artists and designers. Go visit it! SO much fun!

Headbandy by Janay A, Wheat Photo

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Photos thanks to Wheat Photography.

More about the event at PresentMagazine.com

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New Blog Sighting Reported! April 28, 2009

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Janay-A¬†featured on Paco + Lupe’s Blog.

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One of my new brides blogged about her gown! February 17, 2009

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“ask the universe for an eco-chic wedding dress
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Dress from Janay A. Handmade

It’s all I’ve been able to think about the past two days. Yes, I have to clean the house. Yes, I have a zillion things to do for work. Yes, my to-do list is madness-inducing. But all I’ve done during my two snow-days home from teaching is think about my dress.

I found it. I found it. I found it.

I NEVER thought I would become the crazy wedding person that I have suddenly turned into. I fall asleep thinking about necklines or tablescapes. I spend my free moments thinking about how to turn folders into envelopes. I’m spending hours on etsy.com browsing page after page of handmade dresses. Who is this crazy girl?

Well… it paid off yesterday, when I typed in “wedding dresses” into etsy’s search engine. 90 pages of dresses showed up. On page (I kid you not) 89, I found my dress designer.

Near the end of August, I came across a photo on a wedding blog. The bride was wearing a dress that I thought was perfect: short, crisp, vintage-looking. I couldn’t find it anywhere. I had no idea where she got it. There was no information available. So I just kept the picture of it in my mind — along the way, I came across a lot of other options. I got semi-excited about some of them, but I always came back to that one mystery dress. Well yesterday, I found it… only better.

It’s everything I had in my head plus stuff I didn’t even know I wanted. AND — it’s two pieces so I can actually wear it again (with a different skirt or shirt). AND it’ll be handmade by a hip young designer using eco-friendly materials. AND it costs 1/3 as much as all the other dresses that I like. It couldn’t be more perfect.

So.. hunting works. I didn’t have to settle. I’m so excited. YAY.

Have you found your dress yet?”