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Here's what fashionable etsians are saying about their YazBerry Fashion treasures:

"I love these! Thanks so much for them, and the bonus necklace. I also loved when I got to learn more about their story when we talked in person all those months ago at the fair in St Paul." Rebecca Hill 3/11/13

"just what i was looking for. thank you!" judy 2/20/13

"probably one of my most favorite purses! thank you." judyblumes 12/5/12

"WOW, VERY FAST SHIPPING AND VERY WONDERFUL" atomicgirl56 11/6/12

"I love this bag! I wear it all the time and I'm so glad I bought it, in great condition too. Thanks! :D" MissRosieBeau 6/21/12

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  • Born on May 2
  • Joined March 20, 2007

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Fabric, leather, antique kimono obis, vintage fabric, vintage purses, vintage scarves, sea glass, beads, wood, ethnic textiles, weird bits of metal, old jewelry, scissors

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About

CUSTOMER FEEDBACK:
Here's what fashionable etsians are saying about their YazBerry Fashion treasures:

"I love these! Thanks so much for them, and the bonus necklace. I also loved when I got to learn more about their story when we talked in person all those months ago at the fair in St Paul." Rebecca Hill 3/11/13

"just what i was looking for. thank you!" judy 2/20/13

"probably one of my most favorite purses! thank you." judyblumes 12/5/12

"WOW, VERY FAST SHIPPING AND VERY WONDERFUL" atomicgirl56 11/6/12

"I love this bag! I wear it all the time and I'm so glad I bought it, in great condition too. Thanks! :D" MissRosieBeau 6/21/12

"Very pretty and thank you so much for the extra effort of creating the ribbon!" -ckjr11 4/2/2011

"It is as beautiful as the 'photo led me to believe. I love your designs and each item is very well made." -Rowlf 1/8/2011

"i pretty much never take this off and get comments on it every day. people are always asking where i got it and i answer with pride, "my old roommate in boston who's a designer made it for me via Etsy!" :)" doriagrace 6/22/2010

"Awesome seller!! Thanks again for the amazing belt as well as the surprise pair of earrings for being the 100th buyer :)" gibsoner 4/23/2010

"love it! Beautifully made and careful packaging- ready to give as a gift! I don't know if my sister will get it for Christmas- I may decide to keep it myself! Thank you so much!"
catuzcate 12/9/2009

"I've gotten so many compliments on this bag. This is by far my favorite bag in the world!!!! And the seller is awesome. I'd definitely buy from her again."
maheshamitchell 9/22/2008

"this was a perfect find......the quality was superb, the price was fantastic and the shipping was timely. i wish all of my internet purchases turned out so good."
micheletko 9/11/2009

"Gorgeous incredibly delicate piece... worthy of faery wear!"
avelinepug 9/06/2009

FIND YAZBERRY ONLINE:
http://www.yazberry.com

-To view my portfolio, "like" my Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/yazberryfashion

-For updates on what I am doing right now, follow me on Twitter @yazberryfashion http://twitter.com/yazberryfashion

-Check out my blog for info on my latest projects, cool items and events I encounter and more: http://yazberry.blogspot.com

ABOUT YAZBERRY:
YazBerry Fashion is the design label of Designer, Virginia Berry. Berry pursued her BA at Skidmore College where she worked in the costume shop at the theatre under the tutelage of Costume Designer, Patty Pawliczak. Berry participated in several student fashion shows while at Skidmore and graduated in 2004 with a double Major in Spanish and Government and Minor in International Affairs.

Berry's design work ranges from clothing, to purses, jewelry, table linens, notebooks and other assorted creations. Her body of work can best be described as vintage inspired; drawing inspiration from classic shapes, patterns and styles. She boasts that YazBerry will leave people asking you where you got it! Berry also offers a carefully curated selection of vintage purses and scarves. Her keen eye for color and volume come together nicely througout her pieces.

YazBerry Fashion ranges in price from $10 for handmade earrings up to $167 for a handmade messenger bag made of antique Japanese kimono obi silk. Berry works with recycled textiles, found objects and new and melds them into must have one of a kind creations. Her handmade and vintage collection is available in her Etsy.com store yazberryfashion.etsy.com, select vintage items are available on www.marketpublique.com where she is yazberryfashion. Her work can also be found at art fairs throughout Minnesota.

International Orders Welcome! Hablo español. Fallo portugues. J'ai lu francais. Leggio italiano.

Member of the HandmadeMN street team.


ARTIST'S STATEMENT:
As I walk and drive through life I am constantly thinking, constantly inspired by what I see around me and I try to jot down ideas as I go along. I'm lost without a pen and paper, a check list, a brief note. YazBerry Fashion is my outlet to bring that which inspires me to life, in a tangible, wearable, useful way. I create because whatever it is that keeps me up at night with ideas spinning through my head must be fed by putting my hands to work manifesting my visions.

I am obsessed with recycling; I think I was a first wave 'reduce, reuse, recycle' student and it stuck with me from an impressionable age. I strive to recycle as much as I possibly can; this comes through in my design work. I love working with recycled materials. I almost prefer them to new materials, though I do use a mix in my work. There is something about picking up a discarded material, taking in its limitations and characteristics and finding a way to breath new life into it. I consider this sustainable fashion.

In the last fifteen years I have made my way around the world. I am inspired by the colors I see, vivid tropical hues, bold eastern pigments and delicious color combinations. I try to capture these colors, textures and sights in my work.

I enjoy examining everything I can with my fingers and my eyes, learning its texture, seeing its ornate details. I pay attention to these things and create with the details and hand in mind. I am inspired by vintage garments, architecture and the textiles themselves. Because I work with a lot of recycled materials, often the textile tells me what it should become. I enjoy designing this way and find it difficult to design from a drawing or a vision and find the materials that work to make this vision come to be.

My work is colorful. It has strong shapes, bold colors and patterns and subtle details reminiscent of vintage craftsmanship. I create with people that enjoy treasure hunting in mind. People that enjoy dressing themselves in special items, pops of color, three or more colors at once like me. I design for people wanting something unique, one of a kind; something not available in malls or department stores. My work is wearable art.

-Virginia Berry

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