August 24, 2015

Creator's Magic: A New Native American Artist Podcast

We are excited to announce that one of Beyond Buckskin's artists is launching an all new podcast focusing on interviews with other Native American artists.

Michael Adams (Hopi/Tewa) resides on the Hopi reservation in the rural part of Northern Arizona. Here he remains connected to his culture and family, while running his jewelry design business, Gourd Jewels.

August 17, 2015

Santa Fe Indian Market 2015: Fashion, Style, and Fun Events

It's that time of year again! My favorite time - it's August, and that means it's time to head south for the annual Santa Fe Indian Market events! We have a fun schedule planned - cool live art, glow parties, fashion shows, style events, and more! We've compiled our favorite fashion, style, and fun events below - this is where you'll catch us this year at Santa Fe Indian Market! Scroll down to see more! >>

August 15, 2015

Native Steez!: Nine Cool #nativefashion Images from Instagram

I love Instagram. I'm a visual person, and I love scrolling through the images posted by the good folks that I follow. I find it inspiring. I love searching certain hashtags too, like #quillwork and #beadwork, and I like looking through the images tagged with the #nativefashion hashtag.

I've selected some of my personal favorites, which range from jewelry and accessories, to couture and runway shots; from moccasins to high heels, and from the Northwest to the Southwest. Check out the selections below, and if you're on Instagram, follow us @beyondbuckskin. Let us know who your favorite people are to follow on Instagram for Native fashion and art images.

August 13, 2015

Presence: Showcasing Stunning Native Jewelry and Fashion

I am beyond excited for next week – I’ll be heading to Santa Fe to bring Beyond Buckskin to the Santa Fe Indian Market and the Indigenous Fine Arts Market (IFAM).

We will be hosting various fashion events throughout the weekend, and for one event, we are teaming up with IFAM and the Native Jewelers Society (NJS) for a Jewelry Showcase fashion show. I’m working with Nanibaa Beck, the IFAM Fashion Coordinator and NJS member, on the event. I sat down with her and asked her a few questions about the upcoming showcase, which will be held Friday, August 21 at 6:30pm at the Santa Fe Railyards in New Mexico.

Scroll down to read our interview now!

April 27, 2015

Buckskin to Bikinis: Interview with Felicia Ramirez-Nicosia

Earlier this month, I had the great opportunity to fly to New York for the opening of a new exhibit focusing on Iroquois wearable art. The exhibit, called Buckskin to Bikinis, is housed at the Iroquois Indian Museum, and I served as a consultant on the show.

I caught up with another consultant, Onandaga fashion designer Felicia Ramirez-Nicosia, and asked her a couple of behind-the-scenes questions about the exhibition, including her background, and her favorite pieces and moments. (We are pictured left, with awesome artist Leah Shenandoah, at the opening of the exhibit.) Scroll down to read our interview.