736A Franklin Avenue (Between Park & Sterling)
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Telephone: 1.347.789.5513

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Cheers To The Team

A toast to the incredible buyer Leon "Sue" Gomez... with out his amazing eye for fashion and unique pieces where would the male shoppers go for the latest fashion! For the past two years Leon has been the Buyer and reason behind the amazing following. At the end of the day what is a boutique without great pieces. Leon has created a fan base in Amsterdam, London, Japan, Paris, New York, L.A., China and Trinidad because of his incredible underground picks. Keep up the good work Leon!

Cheers!


Friday, June 25, 2010

Mod Melange Art Exhibit

Launch Pad has a special invitation for art lovers who reside in the Crown Heights area.

LaunchPad is now happy to present the Mod Melange travelling art show for a two week exhibit, beginning this Saturday. Curiosities include projected film installations, three-dimensional things in boxes, outdoor murals, sumptuous paintings, and jams by DJ Carrie Whitenoise.


Opening Reception
Saturday, June 26th from 6pm to 11pm

Featured Artists:

Amy Spain, Beau Stanton, Charles Ly, Christian Little, Daniel Lyons, Kid Zoom, Megan Finnegan, Ofelia Marquez, Tiffany England, Wesley Wingo.

We'll have food, drinks, music, and fun. And great art, of course!


Exhibit will be open daily until Sunday, July 11th.
Please contact LaunchPad for specific hours.

As we say hello to the Mod Melange exhibit, we thank the Crown Heights Oral History Project for the beautiful stories and photographs that recently hung on our walls. The oral histories were captured by
Alex Kelly and 5 high school students, the portraits were captured by Cheney Orr. Check out the reviews:

- http://brooklynhistory.org/blog/2010/06/10/crown-heights-oral-history-exhibit
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http://www.silenceopensdoors.com/2010/06/16/the-story-all-around-us-2
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http://nostrandpark.com/2010/06/10/experience-crown-heights-history
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http://ilovefranklinave.blogspot.com/2010/06/locals-pack-house-for-crown-heights.html

We'll see you soon.

LaunchPad
721 Franklin Avenue (between Sterling and Park)
Brooklyn, NY 11238

718-928-7112

info@brooklynlaunchpad.org




Ladies.... Brighten Up Your Summer With These Pieces!

Just giving you a taste of the new pieces we received for the ladies. It's summer time girls and the fashion heads are out! Contrary to what you believe... bright vibrant colors are in! Flowers, Bangles, Stones, Pearls, Butterflies, Clusters, Clutches, Dresses, High Pencil Skirts, Custom Made Pieces, Big Bold Necklaces & Earrings and FUNKY bags are DEFINITELY what the stylists are talking about. It's only limited pieces in this boutique so swing by before your heart is broken...



PS: Only the fashion lovers need enter.....
About Time Boutique
736A Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
www.abouttimeboutique.com

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Waterproof Street Mannequins in the Fashion District !

A unique art ensemble promoting the Fashion Exhibit was unveiled today in the Garment District of Manhattan. The exhibit consists of 32 mannequins with chic, waterproof designs. Carlos Falchi, known for his famous handbags is amongst the pool of designers involved.

Two Parsons students also got to be a part of the astonishing project, by winning a contest. Anyone wishing to view the exhibit should venture over to Broadway between Times Square & Herald Square, it'll be there through Labor Day.

Check out this video from ABC NEWS reporting on the exhibit !

CLICK THIS LINK

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

*Putting Your Best Face Forward*

Makeup by Kim

Kim Porter is an artist and her canvas is the face. She is a native of Brooklyn, New York, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health from Hofstra University. Albeit her quest for a tertiary education was fulfilled, her passion has just begun to seriously take a running leap into the direction of success. Porter has a serious addiction to makeup, and immensely enjoys to help herself and others feel beautiful inside and out. Luckily for her, she had an eye for colors and makeup since her childhood. Her gift of makeup artistry is self-taught. As a child, Kim loved to play with her mother's makeup and in high school she would always peruse the makeup counters and purchase a few items. Porter always took time out everyday to perfect her craft by teaching herself how to apply the makeup, watching youtube instructional videos, and using her willing friends as models to see what worked and what did not. As a woman of color, and a consumer, she knows first hand how difficult it is to locate the right cosmetics and artist; without searching high and low and spending an obnoxious amount of money on finding the right shade. As a freelance artist, she understands the puzzlement and lack of education women of color have, in terms of the correct application of makeup. There is a science to the art of correctly applying makeup and putting one's best face forward that, Kim has first hand knowledge of. Porter has launched a Blog and a Youtube instructional channel, through these she hopes to reach a wider audience and provide the African-American community with a virtual hands-on guide to putting their best face forward. The most important element of Kim's work is to be able to use her creativity to enhance natural beauty, yet bring out a person's inner beauty and individuality.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Crown Heights Eat Healthy/Eat Local Fair


This Saturday June 26th at St. Gregorys Church local food activists coach individuals on eating healthy & staying fit.

For information visit NostrandPark.com



The Crow Hill Association 25th Anniversary Mural Project


The CHCA 25th Anniversary Mural Project was a pleasant success on the weekend of June 12th. With the help of the community the construction fence on Eastern Parkway and Atlantic Avenue has been primed. Now it's time to cover it with art from local artists.

Perhaps you have a good idea to be shared? Fill out this form or visit Launch Pad

For more information the CHCA website.





Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Chronicles of About Time going Green (Chapter 1)

About Time Boutique has finally decided to Go Green! The Chronicles of this Journey will be documented, photographed and shared with the public via blog postings of literature and pictures. About Time Boutique is 100% about the community and giving back to the community, therefore the process of going green was inevitable. We are overjoyed at the prospect of sharing this journey with our readers. Please stay tuned and enjoy the journey with us!

Below is the Press Release announcing our decision to go green.

"Just in time ABOUT TIME BOUTIQUE decides to go green.


(May 26, 2010) The environmentally conscious owner of About Time Boutique, Kevin Phillips, has finally decided to join the Green movement. Phillips prides himself on keeping abreast of current events and being a conscious member of his community having participated in countless charity events to benefit his community; so it was imminent that he would eventually take his company green. The recent oil spill in the Gulf persuaded him to speed up the process of producing his t-shirts in an organic manner. He has decided to forgo the use of PVC based ink and will begin using water based ink; which is eco-friendly and keeps the t-shirt design aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

Not only is he doing the environment a service, he is also on the cutting edge of the Green movement in his area of Brooklyn, NY. There are not many stores in the area, which have decided to be on the cusp of this new Green movement. The benefits of using water based ink are plentiful and uncomplicated to obtain. When using water based ink, there are no toxic fumes being released into the atmosphere, which was a great concern for Phillips because his immediate atmosphere is his workspace. Also, the screens can be easily cleaned with water and can safely go down the drain because they are no more harmful that your normal household cleaners. While these two facts are extremely important, the selling point for Phillips was that the use of water based ink will not diminish the quality of his t-shirts. The colors of water based ink are more vibrant, the ink itself is extremely durable, and lightweight which will provide optimum comfort to the wearer.


About Time Boutique is ecstatic to provide customers with an environmentally friendly alternative to t-shirt wearing, while still keeping the designs fashion-forward and street savvy. "


Thursday, June 17, 2010

About Time Boutique Introduces No Label Watches


Now in stock No Label Watches !
New. Colorful. & Trendy !




About Time Boutique Fundraiser/Bake Sale Number 4


With the help of Soul Delicious' wonderful treats the 4th Fundraiser/Bake Sale was a huge success. So far more than $4100 was raised for the 3rd Annual Kids Day Event !
























Max the Artist gets creative outside of ABOUT TIME BOUTIQUE


Max the Artist and the children from the neighborhood make music outside of ABOUT TIME BOUTIQUE for the 3rd Annual Kids Day Event !


video

Max even took the time out to give ABOUT TIME BOUTIQUE a unique facelift