Shoppers are invited to indulge their “good taste” during Bazaar del Mundo’s “Fashion + Flavors,” a vibrant new event by Diane Powers featuring food, fashion and fun, Friday and Saturday, June 17–18, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the corner of Juan and Taylor Streets in Old Town.
To give the event added “flavor,” Casa Guadalajara’s Chef Jose Duran will present cooking demonstrations of his popular summer salad and dressing recipes. Guests can enjoy tastings of his splendid creations along with a light lunch served in the beautiful Bazaar del Mundo courtyard at 11:30 a.m. both days.
For eager “fashionistas,” guest artists will showcase their handmade creations, including unique fashion accessories, clothing and crafts. Shoppers can peruse collections of silk scarves, leather handbags and jewelry made from metals, glass, semi-precious stones and sparkling jewels that are contemporary, as well as ethnically inspired.
Visiting artists include:
•Mary Brown: Using unique stones and silver, Ms. Brown creates beautiful, one-of-a-kind ethnic jewelry pieces.
•Bonita Chamberlin: Ms. Chamberlin presents silver and semi-precious stone jewelry,handmade in Afghanistan to support local villages.
•Beautiful Soul: Hand-crafted jewelry made with natural gemstones, pearls and metals.
•Melissa Gladhill: Found objects and ceramic pieces are incorporated into Ms. Gladhill’s unique jewelry.
•DanDee Silks: These hand-painted silk scarves, ruanas and ponchos are made and designed by self-taught, retired school teachers in brilliant color combinations.
•Kim Yubeta: Attending Friday only, Ms. Yubeta creates one-of-a-kind “treasure” necklaces.
•Erda Bags: Handbags for every event made from fine leathers and tapestries.
•Rochelle DiMaggio: “Day of the Dead” inspires Ms DiMaggio’s jewelry.
•Indiri Silver Jewelry: Made in Bali, each item is Fair Trade and handcrafted with pride in villages that specialize in ancient jewelry making, with techniques passed down over generations.
Musical entertainment will be provided by TINKU, performing over 19 musical rhythms from throughout Latin America on authentic native instruments.