Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Save the Date - Dec 10 - City Arts Boutique Grand Opening

WHAT: City Arts Boutique - Grand Opening Party & Christmas Open House

Come see our new space in Historic Woodlawn, check out some amazing art, and find that special handmade gift for your Christmas shopping!

WHEN: Saturday, December 10


WHERE: 5528 1st Ave South

Corner of 55th Place S. and 1st Ave North in Historic Woodlawn

Featured Local Artists & Vendors:

· Patsy Blake, Acrylic Paintings

· Cory Bordonaro, Letterpress

· Kathryn Cooper, Mixed Media

· Claire Cormany, Acrylic Paintings

· Elaine Davis, Scarves

· Nikki Davis, Mixed Media and Illustration

· Brooke Fleming, Quilts

· Jennifer Gamble Designs, Jewelry

· Jamie Harper, Illustration

· Tammy Harper, Wool Felting

· Ashley Lindsey, Printmaking and Illustration

· Jill Marlar, Intaglio Printmaking

· Clare Mathews, Weaver

· Kay Moates, Fiber Artist

· Allison Rhea, Mixed Media

· Amanda Blake Tuner, Acrylic Paintings

· Christy Turnipseed, Jewelry

· Molly Voight, Batik Artist

· Tallulah’s Designs by Heather Williams ... and more!

About City Arts Boutique

City Arts is a new concept boutique presenting an eclectic mix of art, handmade crafts, unique clothing, jewelry and more all created exclusively by local Birmingham artists. For more info, visit us on Facebook.

Media Contact: Uptown PR: Genevieve J. Douglass —

On-Site Contact: Brooke Fleming — 205. 902.3181


Monday, November 7, 2011

New Orleans Based PR Firm Takes on Birmingham Fashion Designer


New Orleans (Nov. 7, 2011)Uptown PR , a public relations and marketing firm based in New Orleans teams up with Birmingham-based fashion design Heather Williams to promote her line, Tallulah’s Designs.

Tallulah’s Designs focuses on women’s apparel with conservative and eclectic touches. Each piece is made from vintage and reclaimed materials and sold at a contemporary price point. Williams designs and makes the garments herself and takes orders to custom make her designs to fit her discerning clientele.

Her company also plans to work with nonprofit organizations in several countries in Africa and teach widows and orphans how to sew scarves and other garments. The products will then be sold, and 100 percent of the revenue will go back to the African communities.

"I am delighted to bring my design point of view to the public while also giving back to international communities," said Heather Williams, owner of Tallulah's Designs. "Sewing and fashion has always been passions of mine, and now I can take that passion and translate it into contributing to African villages' economies."

"I sought Uptown PR's services since they have such great experience with fashion PR, both throughout the Southeast and nationally and with national brands, and I am delighted to have them represent Tallulah's Designs."

Tallulah's Designs Pop-Up Shop at NOLA Fashion Week last month
The designer assisting customers at NOLAFW's Fashion Market
About Tallulah’s Designs
Tallulah's Designs, based in Birmingham, Ala., is a fashion design company that creates unique, hand-sewn women's clothing and accessories. With a commitment to detailed craftsmanship and compelling artistry, Tallulah's offers limited apparel and accessories that encompass an easy, effortless air. Using reclaimed fabrics and innovative style, the company seeks to craft original fashions that every woman can access. In addition, Tallulah's operates with an awareness of and dedication to the improvement of both local and international communities. For more information, visit:
About Uptown PR

Founded earlier this year in New Orleans, Uptown PR specializes in media relations, event and product promotions, social media and brand management. It offers integrated public relations and marketing solutions to develop and grow business for its clients.

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Media Contact: Genevieve J. Douglass — - 504.496.8314