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Men’s Colorful Tee by Invisible Hero – $25

So, I have this super awesome designer friend who makes men’s and women’s cloning. She’s kick ass, innovative and taking on a cultural shift into eco-conscious wearable art pieces.

Don’t believe me? Check out one of her men’s shirts below… And stick around to click through the rest of her store.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/154657979/brushstrokes-fitted-mens-t-sale

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Happy Fathers Day to EVERYONE

When I think of Fathers day… I don’t always think of Dad.

I grew up with my father not a part of my life. Not necessarily because he didn’t want to be, but because my mother moved us to Alaska and then California.

During this time I grew up not with one father, but many fathers. I’ve had many mentors in my life that have help shape who I am as a person. Here are just a few:

To my mother – Happy Fathers Day. You had to fill both roles and I know it wasn’t easy. I know that being a single mom is not easy for anyone and you tried the best that you could. We’ve had up’s and down’s and I am proud that you have grown as a person, that you are in a successful relationship and that you are continually learning to love unconditionally.

To Eric, Judy and Chris – You 3 are the best thing that could have ever happened to my life. I cannot express how much I truly care for each of you. You have been there every step of the way and for that I am truly grateful.

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To Matt, the love of my life – I love the way you love our dog. I’ve seen you with your cousins children and you’ve proven to me many times over how much of an amazing father you will be. I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with you. You are my dream come true. P.S. Happy 2yr to baby. We made it! Here’s to 50 more!

To Bell, Amber, Jason, Ana, Ryan, Robyn, Wayne, Peg, Lisa, Reid, Bob, Mike, Trish, Louise, and Grandpa and to the rest of Matt’s family that I might have missed – Thank you for showing me the true values of family. Thank you for supporting me in all that I do, and for accepting me not only into your family, but a part of your lives as well. I love you all.

Thank you to my sister, her hubby and her kids. Thank you for truly loving me through thick and thin. Thank you for reaching out without cause or reason. Thank you for taking notice of my accomplishments in life and for picking me up off the ground when I have fallen.

Thank you to my Utah family!- you accepted me as family before I was ready to accept myself. It’s as if I have known you all my whole life. Thank you for giving back to me when I couldn’t give back to myself. Thank you for continually checking up on me, you always hit at just the right time.

Thank you to Maria, Matthew and Amazing Grace Charities for helping to inspire me every day. For helping me find a way to give back to my community and for reminding me that selfless and selfish sometimes have to go hand in hand. Know when to help others, know when to ask for help, and know when you need to set something down and come back later. God is so good.

To all of my kumu’s, aunties, hula sisters/brothers, and to all of our supporters – thank you sooooo much. You’ve given me a huge reason to make Houston my home and I couldn’t be happier. I’m so lucky to have met you all, you are the highlight of my week.

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Lastly, my father, my step mother, my step sisters, my aunties and my grandparents from another mother. Plus my uncle John and his wife Cris- Thank you for helping me to look within myself to decide what was best for me. Thank you for continually challenging me to become a better person for not only myself, but my relationships with others and my customers. I owe my sincere determination to be on top to all of you. Thank you for always pushing me. I am forever grateful.

Here’s to you single moms , single dads, foster parents, adoptive parents, god parents, and to anyone who has ever influenced a child in a positive way. It takes a village to raise a child, and you are shaping the future. Keep on keepin on. You are appreciated in every way.

I’m sure I have missed so many people, I’m so sorry. Know that you do mean a ton to me… But typing on my phone has me drawing a blank.

Happy Fathers Day To Everyone!

Xoxo
Ashton

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Green Leather Upcycled Jewel

This 1980’s green leather jacket has been turned into a ferocious cocktail dress! What do you think?

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NaughtyBunny Lingerie – Inspiration Pictures

HELLO!

Sorry for the delay in writing, I will fill you in later. like has been… well to put it lightly… FUCKING CRAZY.. and it’s it’s not slowing down any time soon. 

 

However, I have some great news. I have a few upcoming shows and I would love to see you all out there if possible.

 

The first is June 26th – Raw Artists (Blog to come)

Second is July 26th – http://www.HoustonShootWeek.com – where I will be featuring an all black and white lingerie line. Oh, and by the way… this is where you come into play. 

 

I have ZERO funds to make this happen, so I have set up a GoFundMe page where you can support me and my line in exchange for LINGERIE! Yaya.. I think that is a pretty sweet deal. 

 

But for the time being I figured I would just show you where my inspiration is headed.. so that you can be inspired too! Yippie!!

http://www.pinterest.com/ashtonmiyako/lingerie-show/

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Welcome to it my loves. I’m so glad to be back.

 

 

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Pongos Helping Pongos & ADVICE NEEDED

I need some advice on promotions and words to market myself.

ALSO, I have an event on Thursday, April 10th from 6p-9p. For more details, click here: http://www.houstonzoo.org/pongos-helping-pongos/

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Mid City Lion

Photos first words to come….here they are.. Dresses and head dresses made by yours truly.

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Brown and Pink Wrap Dress

 

Brown and Pink Wrap Dress – FOR SALE HERE!

I have discovered a new way to do my marketplace, and it could not come at a more perfect time. I am clearing out my closet to make way for a new collection.

I have created videos or almost all of my designs, and will continue to do so and post new ones every day. Check back often, I have over 73 items that will be listed, all of which are one of a kind.

Check them out. Tell me what you think!!

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Plaid and Paisley Mini Dress

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This dress is made from materials found in a San Francisco warehouse. This material would have otherwise ended up in a landfill, but instead has been turned into a chic mini dress.

This dress features a sweetheart neckline, hand braided straps that cross in the back, and is very stretchy.

Dress will fit a size 0-6.

Reg. $85, on sale for $45

 

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Vintage Blue and Pink Floral Dress

 

 

I love love LOVE this dress, and if I had a choice i’d keep it for myself, but I need to let this dress go to a new home.

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This pattern is one that I hand drafted myself. It is a design that I came up with on my own, and one that I am most proud of. The fabric it old than most people I know. It was printed in 1979 and is no longer available for purchase… ANYWHERE.

Without knowing this fun fact, I turned what could have been an really expensive fabric, into a moderately expensive, handmade, eco friendly summer dress. This fabric was donated to me by an interior designer in the local San Francisco Bay Area. This fabric would have ended up in a landfill, but instead it has been turning into a very cute and flirty summer dress. It features a plunging neckline, low/no back, circle skirt, pockets, and the knowledge that it is eco friendly.

This dress should be should for $220, just because of the time spent sewing and the exclusivity of the fabric alone. Alas, I am needing to clean out my closet of old items, in order to make way for new ones. This means that this dress IS ON SALE!!

YAYA!

I am selling int for $160, down from $220 and a steal of a deal.

I can promise you that you will FOREVER be the only person in the work who has this dress.

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