Renegade Craft Fair

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I've always enjoyed arts, crafts and DIY. Even as a child I loved art class at school and my free time was filled with drawing, painting, and creating. My dad is a talented ceramic artist and my mother has always been blessed when she puts pen to paper, so I suppose you could say art is in my blood. This weekend I was lucky enough to have my sister (another fantastic artist) visiting me and we made our way to The Renegade Craft Fair at Fort Mason in the Marina district. 

Fort Mason is a 13 acre waterfront collection of historic buildings and piers that served as a port of embarkation for American military troops headed out to sea. But now Fort Mason is a cultural arts center open to the community. On that that weekend one of the huge warehouses was filled to the brim with stall after stall of jewelry, ceramics, paper and home goods, art and anything else one could make or create. My sister and I spent hours squealing over all the lovely hand made goodness we found there. I took a few pictures of some of my favorite vendors, but collected lots more business cards to check out their etsy stores when I was a little more relaxed at home. 

I left the fair with a beautiful necklace (Yukako Ezoe), darling dress (Rusty Cuts) and lots of inspiration for future projects. My new lovely things will be making an appearance here for sure. It was so nice to see my sister and have such a fun day together.  I hope everyone else had  a wonderful weekend as well. xoxo

Dress: vintage
Cardigan: thrifted
Belt: thrifted
Shoes: Steve Madden
Bag: La Mode (via Orchid Grey Giveaway
Listening to: After Hours/ The Velvet Underground 

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Shybiker :

I love craft-fairs since I'm such a believer in the arts. Your dress is lovely. Even nicer is your big smile!

Victoria / Justice Pirate :

Beautiful dress!!! That's so great that your dad is all into ceramics and your mom is an artist too! That's awesome.

Nikki :

oh, I love your dress! it's super gorgeous! and what a lovely jewelry! I wish I had been to that craft fair! x

Steffys Pros and Cons :

i love fairs like this!!! love your plaid dress!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Sassy :

You are so pretty :). Really nice post :)
Follow each other? :)

Danielle V. :

I love craft fairs! I think it's wonderful to support local artists especially. Looking forward to seeing some of your creations :)


Dresses for Dinner :

What a great outfit and those necklaces are awesome! Craft fairs are always the best.

thekellytang :

I love Renegade, I've only gone in NY, but they always have great handmade things!!

Lovely photos & dress!

<3 Kelly

Wyetha :

Fantastic photography + and I too love craft fairs + and the dress is great.


Hannah :

I've never been to a craft fair before, but it looks like they have some remarkable items!! I would gladly buy at least half of those necklaces in your photos. I will have to search out some craft fairs in my area.

Thanks so much for the lovely comment on my blog! You have a lovely sense of style, I'm following you now :)

Despina T. :

u look so sweet and elegant :) nice pics!

29 Skirts :

Thanks for the shop recommendations! I favorited the tapestry suitcase that Rusty Cuts has for is so beautiful! I love greens and blues together, so I also love your plaid dress in this post =)

Katie :

i got to go too! it was fabulous! i loved seeing everyone's talented work in real life--it's like etsy came to life! :)

Amber Blue Bird :

thats a darling plaid dress. I hope these wolves died of natural causes.

eagle-eye-cherry :

The dress and the bag re very nice

jesse.anne.o :

I love this dress and your hair like this. Thanks for sharing pictures of Renegade!

whitemaskgirl :

It is always so interesting to see DIY markets. I make most of my own jewellery as I can do what I want with it and I always love to see what other people make.

I also like your plaid dress. It looks so great.

Lisa-Marie :

I saw a flyer for the Renegade Craft Fair on Pinterest, and have been wondering about it since!

How utterly cool. Also, I LOVE your dress.

Tea For Two :

An absolutely amazing post. That fair is full of gems! I'd have spent far too much money :) The suitcases with the totem animals are my favourite.

SoFashionistica :

What an awesome fair! All of the things you posted look so unique.

Jamie Rose :

This outfit makes me want fall to be here so I can wear tights with a cute little plaid dress and awesome oxfords. Such a cute look!

jess :

I love your dress. That craft fair looks awesome.

Jo :

I love the letter box! There was one exactly the same at my brother's wedding!

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gee :

my minor in college was ceramics. (painting/studio art was my major) i love it so much..i miss the pottery wheel. i need to get rich so i can buy myself one.
i really am envious of this looked amazing. i wish more places did things like this.
you look beautiful Annalise..i L O V E plaid in the summer.

Short Sister Style :

Wow, I want all the stuff in those pics! And love your dress.


V :

whaaat wolf teeth!? awesome! and i really like your black purse, looks really handy

islabell :

So sweet! I wish I had made it. Those wolf teeth were awesome. I want to make one into a bolo tie. So bad ass. i wish i had a million dollars to spend. Hey! do you like artichoke? I have 12. we should have an artichoke party. ALSO!!!! lets bbq on sunday? Or have a date. I miss you face xx

alice :

me too! I'm happy that summer is here, but today was too gloomy of a day, maybe later this week will be better here :)

Bad Joan :

Looks like some great pieces, love those suitcases and your dress!

Monique :

such a perfect outfit for the fair. we had one here in nyc but i was out of town for it. great you made it out to sounds like it was a blast. so fun spending time oogling handmade jewelry and crafts.

Vanessa, Take only Memories :

Wow, I would love to go there! Everything looks so beautiful!
And I adore your dress!

Raquel :

That dress is gorgeous. A bit to wintry for me to consider wearing it right now.. well maybe when I get back to London in a little over two weeks I would wear it though, hehe).
Those necklaces in the last picture are great.

Stef / Diversions :

Awesome outfit and it looks like such a fun fair too :) Those suitcases are rad!