Earlier this summer, kamau and I spent an adventurous week in Port Antonio, Jamaica!
I was instantly drawn to the colorful button-down gingham dresses of the school girls and began the hunt for a fabric shop, while exploring the alluring city.
With advice from the locals, we found our way to the Royal Mall in the heart of Port Antonio. On the 2nd floor we discovered a quaint fabric shop with the materials we needed.
kamau was sweet enough to help me to select the best colors and...
After a few discussions on the beach we decided that it would be best to use the fabric to make bow ties. We're calling them "The Portie" because Port Antonio is the capital city of the Portland Parish, which is sometimes called "Portie" for short.
I hope you'll join us on Friday, 9/12, for the Tye Tomon reception and the official launch of 'The Portie'. It would be neat!
all photos taken with my iPhone