04 February 2012

Trunk Show @ circa.

The Lightning Strikes Shibori Collection is Joy Hand Painted Silk's limited edition collection of shibori dyed silk gowns and shawls is featured through February. Stop in and experience the beauty of Urban Artisan Living at circa. 2771 Old Canton Road in the Historic Fondren District in Jackson, Mississippi 601.362.8484

Shibori Dyed Gown and Shawl by Joy Light
From the Lightning Strikes Collection
Show Card Side B
How do we like it that circa. is hosting this month's trunk show by Joy Hand Painted Silk? Try love!
We couldn't agree more with the sentiment expressed by the Rosen Group, publishers of Niche Magazine to Fondren’s circa. The national fine art gallery and retail magazine honored circa. as their top retailer in the social networking category in awards announced earlier this year. circa. is now nationally recognized and owners Craig and Michele Escude couldn’t be more thrilled. “We are deeply honored by this award,” Craig said. ”To win national recognition after being open for such a short time and for simply doing what we love is phenomenal. We could not do it without the support of our business community, circa.staff, artisans and, most of all, our circa.family of customers.” Opened in October 2010, circa. describes their store as American ingenuity with a splash of urban coolness….

Show Card Side A
Take home a bit of Joy, even if it's simply one of the limited edition show cards, especially designed to showcase Joy's exclusive collections featured at circa.'s trunk show during February! 

Silver and Lavender
Shibori Dyed Gown and Shawl

from the Lightning Strikes Collection
Michelle has a way with display, the store is replete with American made by hand fine craft and art with the focus on wearable art by Joy Hand Painted Silk and local artist Christy Henderson's modern paintings. 

Paintings by Christy Henderson.

Spring romance is the theme with Joy's exclusive fashion accessories including soft sculpture silk roses which may be worn in the hair or used to adorn your silk scarf, purse, hat or lapel. 

Silk Roses on display.
Joy's Spring Romance Collection is right on time so you can get something special for your Valentine. On trend with spring bridal fashions, the limited edition collection features antique lace and ribbon plus vintage costume jewelry items salvaged from the Railroad House from an era gone by. And there is more from Joy's Jewellery collection, the pendants coordinate perfectly to the silk scarves and wraps because they are actually high quality photographic transfers of original silk paintings on glass crystal and mother of pearl.  

Show Banner
Preparing for the show entailed creating the collections, designing and printing the custom show card and hang tags, shipping ahead banners and display items and finally sending three boxes of exclusive merchandise to Mississippi. Special orders will be taken during the event so customers at circa. can get Joy Silk ensembles made to order! 

Hand Painted Silk Peacock Ruana, Gown and Scarf.


  1. Wow, Joy, that's quite an honor to be displayed at the circa. trunk show! Looks stunning!

  2. Joy, I love your works,beautiful!
    I'm a new follower!:)

    1. Welcome and thank you for following! Stay tuned for more!


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