Art to Ware: A curated fashion pop-up
The Creative Cookie

Art to Ware is a curated fashion pop-up presented by The Creative Cookie, a Black woman-owned business founded in 2008 by Lesley Ware. Lesley started off as a New York City-based fashion blogger, a sewing studio owner, and author of several titles and publications surrounding fashion and style. Her multi-brand pop-up and storefront Art to Ware will offer her books, additional fashion publications, flowers, textiles, inspiring gifts, and unique clothing. The shop will focus on sustainable, upcycled, and handmade pieces. Lesley is excited about curating some of her favorite things.

About the Business Owner:

Lesley Ware is an author, educator, fashion-as-self-care advocate, and maker. She is the author of four books— Sew Fab: Sewing and Style for Young Fashionistas, My Fab Fashion Style File, How to Be a Fashion Designer, and 101 Ways to Love Your Style. As a joyful leader and pioneer in the world of fashion education and design, Lesley helps young people expand their creative talents through personal style. Lesley has developed and led specialized educational programs with several institutions, including Parsons School of Design, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Times Student Journeys, and New Visions for Public Schools. She has contributed to Martha Stewart, Sew News, Clam, KiKi, and more. Most recently she launched a DIY series with Nuuly and CreativeBug. In 2008, Lesley founded The Creative Cookie, a blog that was a behind-the-scenes look at New York’s fashion scene. Lesley is currently designing her second collection, creating what she calls “quirky girl bridal wear” inspired by her recent nuptials. Her other upcoming projects include the release of her fifth book and a fashion history podcast. She lives in New York with her husband and two kittens.

For more information on Lesley follow her on Instagram.

For more information on The Creative Cookie visit their website here or follow them on Instagram.

Art to Ware is part of Chashama’s Storefront Startup program, which is made possible by our partnership with the NYC Department of Small Business Services.

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