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ByKari

men’s fashion: RUNNING RAMPANT.

MANLY MONDAY. {designer} JASON POWERS.

We met Jason back in April when we were putting on a big fashion show/fundraiser for people with disabilities {pics of the event HERE.}. He stepped in to save the day when another designer had dropped out, and we were SO happy to have him.

Not only is he a talented up & coming designer here in Sac, but an absolute sweetheart too. After working together on the show in April, he called a few weeks ago to say he wanted to make me a dress to wear to the upcoming Fashion’s Night Out Event. Just ’cause. See? Sweetheart. I want to show you the sketches for the fun & flirty dress, but they’re under wraps til the show. (!!)  { Rampant on FB. }

This is Jason’s dress in our fundraiser show. It was created from materials sourced from Thrift town. It started out as a large blue formal dress, a paisley skirt, and a pair of men’s pin-striped pants.

Below is a look at last year’s Rampant work…

When we caught up with Jason for the fitting the other day, we asked to see a recent piece (other than our dress), and he showed us some of his sweet new men’s wear…

Really liking this military-inspired lightweight jacket. Easy to throw on
over a t-shirt to add a little casual style to a simple look.

Mr. Powers has some big plans for the near future, one of which is a men’s lifeSTYLE blog. With  girly fashion bloggers abounding (whom we adore), it would be wonderful to have a consistent local guy’s perspective on style. We’ll keep you all in the loop.
In the meantime, go LIKE RAMPANT on FB.
XO JJ

ByKari

SPECIAL NEEDS FUNDRAISER // CARH + THRIFT TOWN

CARH Event.

In my pre-Juniper James days, I spent years working with low-functioning children with Autism. In addition to that day-job, my husband has 3 adopted siblings with special needs. When I started Juniper James, my love for this population didn’t stop in order to focus on fashion.

Through writing on JJ about on my love for styling secondhand, I caught the attention of Thrift Town, who brought me into their company as a thrift stylist, blogger and event co-ordinator.

CARH is the local charity supported by Thrift Town, that exists in order to provide social events, and specialized heath care for people with special needs in our community. Can you say “perfect fit”?carh 16

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My lovely interns Skylar & Alicia helped with the fashion while we worked hand in hand with CARH’s Elisabeth Crawford to put on the charity’s first fundraiser fashion show.

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We had live music, a high end raffle, and a live auction by David Sobon’s company with delicious food and drinks to round out the experience. We were so happy to raise money for CARH to be able to continue to provide services for the beautiful clients we came to know & love.

Set at Cornerstone in Midtown Sacramento, the weather was gorgeous and the models were on cloud nine: professional hair & makeup and a great wardrobe brought it all together.

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All of the models were CARH’s clients with special needs (some of them were my past students!), and they walked the runway in 100% secondhand clothes from Thrift Town, styled by Elisabeth and I. The stage was set – and local celeb Kristin Marshall was emcee.

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The expressions on their faces as they walked down the runway were worth their weight in gold.

Thanks again to our emcee Kristin Marshall, and my amazing
team of women for making it such a memorable event!carh 08xo Kari & the JJ Crew