Harriett Hendren: Milliner comes hats in hand to Kentucky Crafted: The Market

Herald-Leader fashion writerMarch 5, 2014 

This candy-apple red "Pucker" hat, $250, is by Sarah Havens, the first milliner to participate in Kentucky Crafted: The Market. The show is this weekend at the Lexington Convention Center.


More than 200 artists will gather this weekend at the Lexington Convention Center for Kentucky Crafted: The Market.

Open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, the event includes photography, paintings, jewelry, pottery, food, and fashion too.

Sarah Havens of Louisville is the first milliner to show and sell her work at the show. Her hand-made designs include styles for weddings, the Kentucky Derby and everyday wear.

Other Kentucky Crafted first-timers include Leslie Bowers of Peace of the Earth, a collection of eco-friendly bath and body care products. BSpoken Designs features unique polymer clay cane jewelry by Diana Smith Thomas and James Rich.

The Market is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. (Friday is a wholesale trade-only day.) Tickets are available at the door, $10 for one day, $15 for two days, free for ages 15 and younger. Go to Artscouncil.ky.gov for more info.

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■ Fashions and images from more than 25 local designers and photographers will be featured at Stitching Art: Designs From the Lexington Fashion Collaborative on view Saturday through Aug. 17 at the Headley-Whitney Museum, 4435 Old Frankfort Pike.

During the exhibit there will be several events to learn more about fashion and take a look behind the scenes of the local industry.

At the opening reception, 2 to 4 p.m. March 23, a fashion show will feature the works of participating designers. The event is free. RSVP to (859) 255-6653. Donations will be accepted at the door for the museum and the Lexington Fashion Collaborative. For more info, go to Headley-whitney.org.

■ The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation's Antiques & Garden Show is this weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park's Alltech Arena, 4089 Ironworks Parkway. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Run-of-show tickets are $20, daily tickets are $15. Special events include a Gala Preview Party from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, $130; and a Q & A with P. Allen Smith at 1 p.m. Saturday, $60. Call (859) 253-0362 or go to Bgtantiquesandgardenshow.org.

Brighton Collectibles is coming to Fayette Mall. The first Brighton Collectibles store for Lexington will be next to the Michael Kors store near the mall's food court. Brighton offers women's accessories including belts, handbags, sunglasses and shoes; fragrances, and jewelry. For more info, go to Brighton.com.

J. Allen Studio salon has closed, but former owner Troy Brown still is styling hair, according to a post on Facebook. You can find him at Blö Salon, 410 South Broadway. Call (859) 523-9797.

Harriett Hendren: (859) 231-3175. Email: hhendren@herald-leader.com. Twitter: @harrietthendren.

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