Monday, March 14, 2016
YazBerry Fashion is the design label of Designer, Maker, Picker, Virginia E. Berry. Raised in Northfield, MN, 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 and graduated in 2004 with a double Major in Spanish and Government and Minor in International Affairs. In 2010 Berry had an artist in residence in Salem, MA's Artist's Row program in which she had a retail space and taught workshops. Currently, Berry resides in Newfoundland, Canada where she is launching her line to the Canadian market.
Berry's design work ranges from jewelry and accessories to baby shoes and custom work. Her body of work can best be described as modern vintage; drawing inspiration from classic shapes, patterns and styles but offering a fresh, modern taste. 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 throughout her pieces.
YazBerry Fashion ranges in price from $10 for handmade earrings up to $165 for a sterling silver architectural necklace with semi-precious stones. Berry works with new and recycled textiles, found objects, semi-precious stones, pearls, fur, lace, leather 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,and on her facebook page facebook.com/yazberryfashion by browsing the photo albums. Her work can also be found at art fairs throughout Newfoundland and at many retailers in the province.
Links in order are:
Salem, MA's Artist's Row: http://www.salem.com/pages/salemma_webdocs/artists
YazBerry Fashion on Etsy.com: http://yazberryfashion.etsy.com
YazBerry Fashion on Facebook.com: https://www.facebook.com/yazberryfashion/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums
YazBerry Retail Partners: http://www.yazberry.com/pages/retailers/
Virginia E. Berry, Owner & Designer
IMAGES OF WORK
PRESS MENTIONS - PRINT & INTERNET
The Handcut Leather Lace Process