Please Don’t Shoot The Art

I’m getting ready to post a “Please don’t shoot the art” sign at the next exhibit at the Galley @ The Stratosphere  #dontshoottheart #artip I’m not sure folks THINK about the long tail repercussions of their actions. An artist spends money on the canvas and supplies. He/she spends time creating the concept and the art … Continue reading

How to set up and use Paypal Me

Suddenly #Socialcommerce opportunities in the #conversationprism has a shopping cart.  #PaypalmeI was notified  via my tech  feeds that Paypal  had launched  Paypal.me.  It’s a simple link that allows for payment. As always I plunged right in. New tools require new protocols and while others would blog about it’s launch or that it exists .  I’ve learned that the information  value … Continue reading

Creative Industrialism & Tech Advocacy

I consider Shonda Rhimes, Oprah Winfrey  and Tyler Perry  Creative Industrialist. unlike others their success supports and fosters the success of  so many others. They all take different approaches, Ms Shonda in captivating  dramatic narratives; Oprah in new age spirituality and journalism and Mr Perry well he takes a lighted view of deep-seated spiritual believe around “Good vs Evil”! … Continue reading

Transitions

It’s the season  for transitions and we’re stepping  the game up as far as creating  a sustainable local supply chain for local cottage sectors globally.  What sets us apart is the process we  take our collective through. Tapping into our combined experience and expertise  in; -Tradition Fashion, Creative Cottage, Bespoke/Custom tailoring and emerging tech. The following is a report  published … Continue reading

What Does it Mean To Be Building Black

I estimate an average of 25% of each tee shirt sold leaves the community, for years I’ve been cognizant of this big “leak” in community resources that is the printed apparel sector. For a while I have been asking “is our purchases really supporting or building a black business, and is there a better way … Continue reading

NYukCo

NYukCO  is a Popup Incubator, virtual space & #fashiontech collective, focused on exploring affordable design, maufacturing & distribution in #socialcommerce NYukCO celebrates The power of the collective, The beauty of individuality, The impact of technology, NYukCO is a space for growth! Under the arm of Brooklyn Fashion Week  I’m leading a charge for local designers to define … Continue reading

#‎distinctiverevolution‬ a BADASSE Creative Industrial Activist on Designing Strategy as Revolution

Today I’m claiming the title of Creative Industrial Activist… Creative Industry  Advocate ! For a  while now myself definition of self has not sat well on my shoulders. nor has that of fashion designer, technologist, tech  guru,  marketing guru #coach.  They are tools I change lives, for others bottles, they feel comfortable stifling me within! IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN … Continue reading

A time for Giving Reflecting and CHANGE

It’s the first daty of Christmas, the first day of Kwanzaa, and more importantly, for me at least the first day of the last week of the year. It’s time for Giving,  Reflecting and CHANGE!! First the Gifts 12 days of #Techmas Http://Techmas.BonnieSandy.com Then the Reflecting during #kwanzaa2014 Http://Kwanzaa2014.BonnieSandy.com … and then an #offer handle your … Continue reading

Lagniappe

I understand that some need support systems to support themselves an dtheeir dream. I believe the ability to  support oneself is a right. I believe that you should enter 2015 prepared for change!  If you are willing to  invest in yourself, Iam willing to invest in you! Lagniappe 2014 a one day offer for those determined to move … Continue reading

“Braids” a Lupita Nyong’o short for Vogue looks at the socio-economic impact and intimacy of a diaspora tradition.

Braiding and it’s socio-economic importance- took center stage in “Braids” a Lupita Nyong’o short for Vogue! The young star is using her clout to reshape dialog on issues relevant to her. Well executed it  opens dialog not just with broader audiences , but among  black women themselves as to the greater value of wha tessentially is a ritual … Continue reading

Bkstylecode is rethinking the #fashiontech supply chain – #sewopen#canvazz Designing opensource patterns for commercial use

I recently volunteered to create a set of instructions for making  a pants patterns for the “Crochet addict” thread I was following on Facebook.  I have been “toying” with the  idea of creating instructions for patterns or “blanks” that  artisans can fill with artwork- printed or painted, crochet,  knit  or quilting. I see dresses, bras, … Continue reading