Monday, May 19, 2014

oh haaaaaay

today is a good day for tony chestnut
i was featured on my favorite blog, miss moss.
i feel great.

but, miss moss missed (ha) a little bit of very important information, so i will fill in...
the photos of this collection, which do so much more than capture the clothing-- they bring the clothes to life-- they were taken by my dear friend meg kroeker.  to collaborate with another artist, and have them breathe their own priceless creativity into a project that you have slaved over (and sometimes even questioned/condemned), well... it's just the best gift you could ever be given.  to have someone come in and fluently speak your creative language, it makes your work better.  two brains are better than one.
this is what working with meg has taught me.
thank you meg.
ANNNND... to work with a model that embodies the entire feeling and lifestyle that you can only imagine (in your wildest dreams), your clothes would represent; well... that makes all of that hard work in the sewing machine trenches so totally worth it.
thank you akos.

on this (sappy) exciting note, i would like to cordially invite all of you to tony chestnut's spring/summer trunk sale.  the details are as follows:

it will take place on thursday, june 5, at 470 river ave (little sister coffee maker).  it will run from 8pm-midnight.  quantities will be limited, so be sure to come earlier than later!

and if you are not in the winnipeg area, or you can't make it to the event, please check out my website/online shop.

and finally, thank you to all of you for caring about independent artists, and for supporting tony chestnut.  me and my puffy emotional eyes THANK YOU!


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

pop up sale

wunderbar sweater: $75,  cotton gauze and leather tutu: $75, dip-dyed canvas and leather tote: $65,
hand-dyed linen/cotton scarf: $50,  drawstring dress: $90, cotton gauze and leather dress: $95,
dip-dyed cotton tassel necklace: $30.
felt, canvas, leather, and wood backpack: made by for you, me & us.

cotton gauze and leather dress: $95, hand-dyed canvas smock-tunic: $95,  pullover with pockets: $65,  cotton gauze and leather tutu: $75,  dip-dyed cotton tassel necklace: $30

due to a few crazy reasons, i've decided not to do a full blown trunk sale this season.
instead, i will be joining the masses, and putting on a pop-up sale.

this pop-up mentality comes with some benefits...
-purchase and take home immediately (no waiting for orders to be filled!)
-pop-up sale prices (i really want to see all of these pieces go to a good home).

it also comes with some parameters...
-limited quantity available (i won't be taking any orders).
-first come, first serve.

here is the official event poster:
(that's right folks... it's in an espresso bar.  grab yo'self and iced latte and shop.)

751 corydon ave, winnipeg.  10am-10pm

Friday, June 7, 2013

hi spring!

new things!  spring has almost come and gone.  but that means that summer is just around the corner.

all of the items pictured (plus a bunch more), will be available at a one day pop-up sale.  
at MAKE coffee and stuff, 751 corydon ave.
saturday, july 6.
limited quantities available (no orders).
pop-up event reduced prices.

in front of the lens:  meganelizabeth diamond & gillian toothill

Friday, November 16, 2012

to make

to celebrate the creative process, along with the finished product... that is what this is all about.
to make and to show and to celebrate.

along with "for you, me & us", tony chestnut will be showing a whole new collection of winter clothing and accessories, in a new and exciting way.
from december 13-december 20, come down to MAKE at corydon, to check out our stuff.  grab an espresso, peruse, and possibly purchase.  christmas shop, or self indulge.

for you, me & us leather and wood necklace

tony chestnut wool swing sweater

for you, me & us necklaces; for you, me & us hand knit/felted chartreuse scarf; 
tony chestnut hand knit "rag" scarf (worn as vest)

tony chestnut sweatshirt

for you, me & us felt wool tote; 
tony chestnut hand dyed scarf; tony chestnut double breasted melton vest

tony chestnut double breasted melton vest

tony chestnut sweatshirt

for you, me & us tassel scarf/shawl

tony chestnut melton cocoon vest

hope to see you there!

ps: for those of you not able to make it to the event, the items from the collection will be available for purchase, via my website

in front of the camera: pascale
hair and makeup: amy

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

fall is here.

which  means, it's time to get your paws on some tony chestnut summer gear (for a steal of a deal).

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


thank you thank you thank you
to all of you who came out, to help make this seasons' forage market so very incredible!
it was so much fun, and i can't wait for next season's. (i've already got some pretty fun ideas that i can't wait to share...)

now, if you'll excuse me, i've got to get sewing... i've got orders to fill!