Red Dirt RubyConf 2011

  • Keynote
    Aaron Patterson
    Open source contributions include:
    ARel, Nokogiri, and Mechanize
    Aaron Patterson - AT&T Interactive
  • Keynote
    Dr Nic Williams
    Open source contributions include:
    Hudson.rb, RoR Textmate Bundle, and ChocTop
    Dr Nic Williams - Engine Yard
  • Conference Themes
    nike cortez gold and white
    ´╗┐Couve Couture spring fashion show o Cost: $25 to $30 for standing, $35 to $40 for secondary seating, $50 to $55 for front row. Tickets are available at Beigeblond Salon, 909 Main St., Vancouver; Sweet Spot Skirts, 105 W. Sixth St., Vancouver; and Most Everything Vintage, 815 Washington St., Vancouver. o Information: Couve Couture website. Couve Couture has cultivated another lovely garden of designers for its spring fashion show. Ten local designers, including Vancouver Seth Aaron Henderson of Runway fame, will showcase their latest looks at the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay. Spring trends will be on display, with a big focus on separates, saturated color palettes and handmade details. After the runway, a trunk show, called a and sew, will allow attendees to custom order a design, said Brett Allred, Couve Couture master of ceremonies. o What: Couve Couture spring fashion show, featuring the collections of 10 local designers, including two time Runway winner Seth Aaron Henderson. o Where: Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay, 100 Columbia St., Vancouver. o Cost: $25 to $30 for standing, $35 to $40 for secondary seating, $50 to $55 for front row. Tickets are available at Beigeblond Salon, 909 Main St., Vancouver; Sweet Spot Skirts, 105 W. Sixth St., Vancouver; and Most Everything Vintage, 815 Washington St., Vancouver. o Information: Couve Couture website. After a busy year, Henderson will pull together a runway collection from his design stock. will be something that brand new to Vancouver, Allred said. Expect pieces that combine graphic textiles with structured silhouettes and possibly a surprise headpiece or two. Portland designer and Runway alumnus Bryce Black also will return to Couve Couture as a guest designer. His most recent Portland showcase featured strong silhouettes in textured fabrics. Attendees can also expect him to push the fashion envelope. Ten re enactors from the costume department at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will be dressed in period costumes from a range of eras. After all, create handmade, one of a kind, period couture, Allred said. Designers participating in the Couve Couture show include: A flirty edginess: Nineteen year nike zoom fly old designer Nike Pappas is not afraid to challenge herself. don think people will expect to see such detail and work in my collection, Pappas said, because of her age and her self taught sewing background. As part of her senior project at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, she made six little black nike 3.0 dresses inspired by Coco Channel. For her work, she received a junior designer scholarship from Couve Couture. Her spring collection centers around an electric blue fabric with ornate detailing. been the backbone to my designs, she said. Pappas will mix structured and flowing clothing to adhere nike lunarglide 6 to her style of flirty pieces with an edge. Bohemian spring: Kate Beeman first fashion client was her childhood friend and nationally touring singer Kate Earl. Beeman created for her friend a few bohemian style stage outfits that unexpectedly took off. really inspires me. In high school, I was a total hippie, Beeman said. Her collection called Origin will feature draping chiffon fabrics, mixing in pops of pinks and blues against neutral beiges. is just a breath of fresh air from the dark, rainy season, she said. really think about the sun when I design. collection also includes capes, kimono inspired dresses and a floral trench coat, inspired by her own love of structured jackets. Samurai and geisha: Carlie Bailes was inspired by the traditional elements of geisha and samurai for her seven piece collection. the designs, I really like to have a sexy, edgy vibe that comes out with each look, Bailes said. really like to have soft and hard elements in all the collections I do. the collection might be better suited for fall, with its reds, oranges and blacks, the mix of silk and leather will make the collection lighter. She will also showcase a dress made from the inner tubes of tractor trailer tires. weighs about 50 pounds, she said. a show stopper piece. Something old, something new: Caryn Stockwell of Second Star Designs is embracing the one of a kind nature of upcycling, which is the repurposing of fabrics in new ways and forms.