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Magpies& Peacocks nonprofit design house and

bOrN AgAiN ViNtAgE present

Love Re-Heirloomed


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Non-Profit: Magpies & Peacocks is a non-

profit 501c3 design house based in Houston, Texas whose mission is to create an environment for positive change by nurturing arts education, keeping fashion out of landfill, and giving back to the community. Our model rests on four pillars: Collaborate, Create, Educate and Invest. We build creative connections between businesses, arts organizations, donors, artists, designers, students,

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educators and other non-profits.


Up-cycled Baby Doll Dress created from a donated vintage wedding dress, frock coat, vintage mink and curated thrifted pieces. Born Again Vintage for Magpies & Peacocks.


Born

Again Vintage: Bridgett Artise of Born Again

Vintage is a sustainable fashion guru. Just like her clothes, this woman reinvents, reuses and recycles her skills in new and beautiful ways as a Fashion Designer, Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology NYC, coined Vintage Expert by The New York Times, published author of “Born Again Vintage: 25 Ways to Deconstruct, Reinvent and Recycle Your Wardrobe” and most importantly as

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mother of two beautiful children.


Up-cycled A-Symmetrical Wedding Harlem Pant & Joysuit created from donated vintage wedding dresses and curated thrifted pieces. Born Again Vintage for Magpies & Peacocks.


Shop

Rock Donate Repeat: Magpies & Peacocks is

dedicated to the collection and redesign of upscale fashion & accessories. Working with local students, up-and-coming designers and artists in the Houston area, we create unique curated up-cycled collections from formerly fabulous donated items. The money raised from the sale of our collections goes right back into community grassroots causes and our arts education program and annual design competition

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Catwalks & Classrooms.


Up-cycled Lace Gown created from donated vintage wedding dresses, vintage mink and curated thrifted pieces. Born Again Vintage for Magpies & Peacocks .


Fashion’s

Second Chance: Bridgett Artise

believes in second chances — a philosophy that extends all the way to her iconic brand, Born Again Vintage. Fashion gave her a second chance at happiness and success and, in turn, she gives vintage garments that have lost their luster another chance at being fashion forward. Mixing contemporary clothing with curated vintage pieces, she creates one-of-a-kind garments that are both trend setting

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and timeless.


Up-cycled Romeo Or Juliet Jacket created from a donated vintage wedding dress, vintage mink and curated thrifted pieces. Born Again Vintage for Magpies & Peacocks.


It’sTax

Deductible & Gluten Free: With generous

donations from supporters, members of the arts | fashion industry and the community, Magpies &

Peacocks is working to achieve a vision of building a

sustainable future for local emerging designers, promote social responsibility, create awareness for charitable causes and raise essential funding for their arts education programs. Creating responsible Fashion is paramount to the future of the industry

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and we are proud to be part of the movement.


Up-cycled Sleeveless Frock Coat created from donated vintage pinstripe suiting, vintage mink and curated thrifted pieces. Born Again Vintage for Magpies & Peacocks.


Together

Born Again Vintage and Magpies &

Peacocks are dedicated to making sustainable

fashion as common place as fast fashion. Currently a very small percentage of used clothing makes its way back to market, and as a result traditional fashion buying and production habits are no longer a viable option. Bringing sustainability and ethical practices to the forefront, both brands are diverting as much textile, clothing and accessory waste as possible

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from landfill.


Up-cycled Applique Frock Coat and Skirt created from a donated vintage wedding dress, cream velvet jacket, vintage mink and curated thrifted pieces. Born Again Vintage for Magpies & Peacocks.


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Chance to Shine: Magpies & Peacocks has

collected broken, ex-partner, and unworn heirloom jewelry for over four years for this collection. We wanted to create a series of redesigned pieces that honored the origin of the raw materials – to give each donated element a new ‘goose-bump’ moment in history – so along with a local fine jeweller Jan Forrester of JD Designs we created a selection of truly unique ReHeirloomed pieces. A testament to their

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past and a future chance to shine.


Up-cycled rings recreated from donated loose diamond, opal, cubic zirconia, amethist, garnet, silver and gold pieces. JD Designs and Magpies & Peacocks.


Trinkets

and Treasures: To accompany the series of

redesigned pieces we have collected a beautiful array of vintage ring and jewelry boxes, brooches, bracelets, necklaces and cufflinks – replacing stones, fixing settings, polishing and re-perfecting them to co-ordinate with our fresh take on bridal heirloom. Each design has its own piece of history with a new path in life. To see more of the collection or for further information please contact us at the following email

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address: info@magpiesandpeacocks


Vintage ‘Chard’ boxes (above), created from broken antique pottery. Antique Silver ring boxes ranging from the early 1900’s.


Connect andGive Please Donate your formerly fabulous clothing and accessories to Magpies & Peacocks for us to up-cycle. If you have an upcoming occasion

and want some of your heirloom pieces custom made into something special for your event or you are interested in purchasing any of the collection – just get in touch with us! www.magpiesandpeacocks.org info@magpiesandpeacocks.org www.born-againvintage.com info@b-artise.com www.jddesignsjewelers.com jan@jddesignsjewelers.com The Creative Team For Love Re-Heirloomed: Photographer: FireHeart Photography – Francie Baltazar-Stonestreet and Claire Logue ReDesigners Clothing | Jewelry: Bridgett Artise of Born Again Vintage | Jan Forrester of JD Designs Stylist: René Garza for René Garza Fashion & Celebrity Stylist Creative Director: Sarah-Jayne Smith, Ahshia Berry Makeup Artist: Lisa Capuchino for Capuchino Beauty Hair Stylist: Amy Morgan, Effie Varsamis Donated vintage gowns, suiting, jewelry and furs provided by non-profit design house Magpies & Peacocks Models: Kim Gonzalez, Savana Medina, Victoria Hellyer and Kenneth O'Veal, René Garza, Bridgett Artise Shot on location at the Magpies & Peacocks Inc 501(c)3 warehouse in EADO, Houston.

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Love Re-Heirloomed  

Sustainable Fashion up-cycler, 501(c)3 non-profit Magpies and Peacocks, joins forces with New York Vintage Queen, Brigitte Artise, of Born A...

Love Re-Heirloomed  

Sustainable Fashion up-cycler, 501(c)3 non-profit Magpies and Peacocks, joins forces with New York Vintage Queen, Brigitte Artise, of Born A...

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