Shabby Apple

Dare to Design: Shabby Apple

2017-08-18T13:19:53-04:00October 31st, 2009|Personal|

When Shabby Apple announced a Dare to Design contest, I thought - Neat, tweeted about the contest, and indicated I'd be happy to feature the winner. Done. Until a tweet came back -- 'Why don't you enter?" Surely they were talking smack. But Miss Shabby Apple was serious: "You have a good sense of design, and you are darling, why wouldn't you?" For starters, I don't draw. I. Really. Don't. Draw.

Athelia Woolley | Fortunate Frustrations

2017-08-18T13:19:55-04:00June 15th, 2009|Guest Bloggers|

Athelia “CK” Woolley, co-founder of Shabby Apple, studied dance, art history and neuroscience and worked as a counselor and in human rights before launching into her fashion career. She still listens to neuroscience lectures in her car and can never pass up a chance to go to an art museum. Splat. I looked up at a laughing audience and a stunned dance partner. Falling in the middle of a performance? I could get over it. But dancing through my senior project with a hurt leg? How? “Work with what you have; utilize your limitations,” Professor Moses told me. “Yeech! Trite advice.” But, now that I couldn’t jump, I decided to do the entire piece with a part of my body connected to the wall. The dance remains my favorite...