Guest Speaker & Teaching Classes

Greetings!  I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend.  I recently came across this photo below when I taught a Bow Tie Class at Francescas main office.  It made me reminisce about the times I taught classes or was invited to be a guest speaker.  I thought it would be fun to share some of the experiences.  Here are some photos along with the tutorials.

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The photo that started it all….


I had the opportunity to teach at Joann Fabrics and showed students how to make the Birdcage Veil & the Camryn Fabric Flower.  This was a lot of fun because I got to see students choose their own unique fabric to make the flowers.  They are so creative!


I got to speak at Elsik High School’s Fashion Department.  I shared how I started Youtique Bridal & all the hard work to make my dreams come alive.  The Fashion Design Students also learned how to create the Fabric Flowers.

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Elsik High School – Houston, TX


I was invited to speak to the Fashion Department of the Art Institute of Houston. It is always an honor to share my experiences of how I started my business.  This was actually around the time I started expanding to Lifestyle Designs.

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Art Institute of Houston

And below are the cutest students I ever had.  It was a Mommy & Me sewing session where the children learned how to make a little satchel.  Their mothers shared that some used it to carry their dolls and others their library books.  They were so darn cute!  I do not have a tutorial for the satchel but I had to share my youngest students;)

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Well, I hope you enjoy your weekend.  Take care & I hope you got inspired to create something EXTRAordinary! 😉

Hugs,

Ann

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Invitation: Williams Sonoma “The One” Collective Registry Event

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{0:00} The One Registry Event
{0:19} Event Details
{0:30} “The One” Collective Registry
{0:39} Williams Sonoma Inc Family
{1:15} Popular Registry Items
{2:42} Give-aways & Prizes
{3:17} Congratulations to the Miakashi Family!
{3:26} Introducing their new Registry Specialist, Beth Keeling

“Come by and say hello 👋🏼 . I will be presenting my LUXE DIY Veil Kit at
Williams Sonoma Town & Country
Sunday March 3, 2019
12pm-3pm
12850 Memorial Drive, Ste 420
Houston, TX 77024

There will be a special event in-store price for the veil kits.  Also, did I mention food, drinks, and prizes will available?😋😉

📌I plan to go live on Instastories to do a Veil Kit demonstration at 3:30pm CST. Hope to see you on there!

Come start your gift registry @wstowncountry.  This special event is called “The One” Registry Collective because you can register for all the the Williams Sonoma Inc companies at one location.  That means you can register for Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBTeen, and West Elm conveniently at Williams Sonoma.

Do you have to be a Bride or Groom to attend? No, everyone is welcome so come by and meet the vendors and check out all the new store items. You can start your birthday registry, retirement registry, or registry for any of the special occasions in your life. 🎁

Come meet…
Alessandra Miakashi, Event Coordinator & Registry Specialist
Beth Keeling, Registry Specialist

I hope to see you there!

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Have an EXTRAordinary day!

Ann

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Weddings in the Woodlands Tour : Basil Event Room Open House

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I am in my element when I get to talk about creativity and design. Can you tell? I had the opportunity to be part of @basileventroom Open House and showed Brides how they can get creative with my LUXE DIY Veil Kit. I love the surprise reactions when they see the different style options they can design.  (Visit my FB Page for more photos: https://bit.ly/2Rs6Xxy)

And we can never forget the grooms! I challenged the grooms on tying the bow tie. Many have never tied a bow tie before so it is always a fun challenge. Are you able to tie a bow tie? Per the grooms, it is not as easy as it seems

I want to thank Kristi O’Connell @basileventroom for the opportunity to be part of their open house as well as part of Woodlands Wedding Tour.

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Kristi O’Connell (far right) with Basil Event Room & Eatery

It’s always nice to see familiar #vendors and meet new ones. Here are the vendors at Basil Event Room.


The tour had 3 stops at the following locations:
Stop1: @gladeculturalcenter
Stop2: @basileventroom
Stop3: @mymaderaestates


The visionary behind Woodlands Wedding tour is Joshua with @jkcdesignevents

Thank you for visiting!

Have a wonderful Tuesday,

Ann

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p.s. For my fellow creative sewers, I did sew my #tuxedoinspired dress. Follow me on IG to see how I made my dress with McCall’s Pattern #M7753

Williams Sonoma Town & Country : “The Store is Yours” Gift Registry Event

Thank you to Alessandra with Williams Sonoma Town & Country for organizing “The Store is Yours” on Sunday July 15, 2018. When couples leave with prizes and gifts, a great wedding registry, and shared laughter, that is called a successful event😊.

Make sure to start your Wedding Registry at Williams Sonoma Town & Country and check out their classes as well.

Williams Sonoma Town & Country
12850 Memorial Drive Suite 420
Houston, TX 77024
713-827-8056

Video Content
0:09 Thank you Alessandra & Team
0:21 Vendors
0:27 Congratulations to the Winners!
0:41 Bow Tie Challenge
3:26 DIY Veil Presentation
4:02 Marriage Tips

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs!

Ann

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Meet Youtique Bridal Sunday June 3, 2018 at Williams-Sonoma Town & Country Village

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I will be teaching how to tie different style ties🤵🏻as well as demonstrate the various DIY veil options 👰🏻 you can create with Youtique’s LUXE Veil Kit.  Visit me Sunday June 3, 2018 between 11am-3pm and receive a 10% off in-store purchase at

Williams-Sonoma Town & Country Village
12850 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77024
713-827-8056

Thank you for the store tour @alessandramiakashi1!

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