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Media and Press : Spotlight on Teena Hughes

2017

Book Launch

Book by Teena Hughes: Koala, Koala, are you asleep?In 2016 I wrote and illustrated several children’s books, and have had them translated into French. I will be launching the French version in Paris in summer 2017, as well as a range of children’s clothing and gifts to match the characters of the books. If you’d like to be added to the Guest List, please do get in touch, I’d love to see you there! The books are titled:

  • Koala, Koala, are you asleep?
  • What’s New Kangaroo?
  • Curlew, Curlew, what’s on the log?
  • Emu, Emu, why do you run so fast?
  • Dingo, Dingo, can you sing a song?

2016

Media and Press mentions -- photo ofTeena in Paris-2015 wearing lime green scarfPress Releases & Mentions

2015

So Frenchy So Chic Shopping Street

Looking for French accessories? Join me as a take savvy shoppers with me to my favourite wholesale shopping street in Paris!

Plus Size Paris Fashion Tours • September

Join us in Paris this September and for exclusive shopping adventures at the top Plus Size stores in the City of Love!

Fashionista Afternoon Tea

Prefer to meet for a tea, coffee or cocktail? Get in touch and together we can work out dates and times.

2014

So Frenchy So Chic Shopping Street

Looking for French accessories? Join me as a take savvy shoppers with me to my favourite wholesale shopping street in Paris!

2013

Plus Size Paris Fashion Tours • September

Visiting Paris with Teena Hughes

I’m currently scheduling several dates during the month of September – want to come along and have fun shopping in Paris? Don’t worry about speaking French, I can help you with that, and when our feet are weary, we’ll pop into a French café and order a hot chocolate and pastries – how does that sound?

Read more about Plus Size Paris Tours

Fashionista Afternoon Tea :

  • Held in Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast and Byron Bay, London, Paris

January 12th, 2013 – Melbourne

June 22nd, 2013 – Byron Bay

July 20th, 2013 – Gold Coast

September 7th, 2013 – London

September 28th, 2013 – Paris

Media and Press 2012

Mid-June to end of July: 6 Weeks in Paris hosting my Adventures!

Fashionista Afternoon Tea :

  • in Melbourne, Sydney, Paris

Teena Hughes is an Australian Fashion Designer, Silk Artist / Textile Designer who teaches in Sydney and Paris.

Media and Press 2011

18th January – Fashionista Afternoon Tea

Contact me to reserve your space at my friend’s lovely home in Melbourne for the first Fashionista Afternoon Tea :-) Join us for a cup of tea, a chat, and play “Suzy Dress-Up” by trying on my new designs! Place your orders and pay on the day, and I’ll handpaint and sew your wearable art as soon as I return to Sydney.

Contact me today for more info >>

June, July, August 2010 : Paris, France : Teena’s Adventures

1. New!

Teena has announced a NEW Adventure in Paris this year – Over 40’s Lazy Adventure in Paris (read more on the Adventures page). How does a week of eating, drinking, and lazing about on barge cruises sound?

Handpainted silk habotai with French dyes by Teena Hughes

2. Fantastique French Textile Retreat in Paris

Paris is summer is beautiful and I’ll be there around June, July and August 2011.

I’ll be hosting my regular week-long Silk Painting Adventures, and catching up with friends.

This year I’ll also be offering one-day Silk Painting Advenutres for those who don’t have a week available.

We’ll visit one silk/dyes supplier and spend several hours painting on silk, learning new techniques.

I look forward to seeing you there! Read more here >>

Join Teena Hughes in Paris for the Plus Size Fashion Adventure

3. So Frenchy So Chic! Plus Size Fashion Adventure in Paris

French designers know that not everyone is teeny tiny & skinny, even though that’s what we all see on the catwalks of Paris, New York and Sydney.

On this week-long fashion adventure we visit lots of fabulous stores in Paris for anyone over a size 12, from casual to everyday, funky and elegant.

I’m also hosting one-day “So Frenchy So Chic!” Adventures this year, for those who don’t have a week available. Read more here >>

4. Tech Tutorials in Paris

Via my Twitter account for Paris, I’m receiving lots of enquiries about internet, website and techie-girl information, so this year I will be hosting One-day Tech Tutorials in Paris. Please let me know if this sounds interesting to you.

2010

December : Fashionista Afternoon Teas

Ready to meet me over a ‘cuppa’ and try on some silk and other handpainted fabulous wearable art.

Meet Teena at the Designer Markets in Miranda on 16th June, 2010

Come visit the pre-Christmas Designer Market south of Sydney

It’s a one day event and you’ll be able to find fabulous designer clothes and accessories;  I’ll be involved in the Designer Markets in 2011.

July : Melbourne, Vic.

The Melbourne Scarf Festival is back!  Teena is once again participating in this wonderful collection of scarves from silk artists across the country.

 

April 12, 13 & 14 : Royal Easter Show

Teena has been invited by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW to hold demonstrations of silk painting techniques for the Show’s visitors. A wonderful opportunity to share the love of handpainted silk with silk painting demonstrations throughout the three-day period.

The Sydney Royal Easter Show“The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW would like to invite you to the Sydney Royal Arts Section in Hall 3, Sydney Showground during the 2010 Sydney Royal Easter Show.

The Show will be focusing on interactive demonstrations that will engage, educate and entertain our Show visitors.”

 

 

March : “Maharajah’s Garden” Travelling Exhibition

Teena’s handpainted silk wallhanging of a purple Indian elephant adorned with bold, vibrant flowers is part of the two-year Travelling Exhibition with the Australian Textile & Surface Design Association (ATASDA).

Press Releases

Published in March 2010

So Frenchy So Chic Plus Size Fashion Adventure in Paris to be held in June 2010

Click to see PDF Version of this Press Release - So Frenchy So Chic Plus Size Fashion Adventure in Paris http://www.prlog.org/10563510-so-frenchy-so-chic-plus-size-fashion-adventures-in-paris.html

http://efashionwire.org/10563510/so-frenchy-so-chic-plus-size-fashion-adventures-in-paris.html

 

Handpainted silk habotai with French dyes by Teena Hughes

Fantastique French Textile Retreat in Paris

Click to see PDF Version of this Press Release Paris is tantalising, tempting and hard to resist, and is the superb backdrop for Teena Hughes’ week-long textile adventure encompassing silk painting workshops and exploring the hidden arrondissements (districts) far from the tourist crowds.

Press release:  http://www.prlog.org/10565827-fantastique-french-textile-retreat-in-paris.html

Information on my Paris website >>

 

 

2. Websites, Twitter, Search Engines & SEO Marketing in Paris

If you’ll be in Paris the same time as Teena, you might like to be part of one of her one-day workshops on website SEO and marketing.

January/February : Silk Painting Workshop Melbourne Vic.

Join Teena for a 2 day silk painting workshop in Melbourne – for more info, please contact Teena today.

January

Starting Jan. 9 – Silk Painting Classes and workshops in Sydney

Weekly classes and workshops are held in Sydney’s inner west – if you’d like to join in, please contact Teena today.

2009

December

I’m thrilled to announce that I was invited to submit photos to the Silk Painters UK for inclusion in this month’s Magazine. As soon as my copy arrives, I’ll put photos on my blog.

Press Releases

This press release announces the fabulous Plus Size Fashion Adventures in Paris – would you like to join me?

http://www.reversepr.com.au/2009/12/14/2087/plus-size-fashion-adventures-in-paris/

 

Plus Size Fashion Adventure in Paris with Teena Hughes

http://www.pressbox.co.uk/detailed/Arts/Plus_Size_Fashion_Adventures_in_Paris_412182.html

July : Paris, France

Teena Hughes will be hosting her annual week-long Silk Painting Adventures in Paris, and introducing her new week-long “Plus Size Fashion Tour of Paris“. Teena’s AbfabDesigns will be showcased at several fashion shows  – details to be provided. To be kept informed, please sign up for the Abfab Silk News.

July : Melbourne, Vic.

The Melbourne Scarf Festival is back!  Teena is once again participating in this wonderful collection of scarves from silk artists across the country.

March 8-10 : Sydney, Australia

Teena Hughes' fashion designs are at Fashion Exposed in Sydney March 2009

Teena has been invited to participate and showcase her designs at Fashion Exposed!

A fashion industry 3 day extravaganza held in Darling Harbour (Sydney)

Fashion Exposed UnEarthed - Teena's philosophies on sustainable fashion principles

For your Pass, please fill in this form:
Fashion Exposed Visitor Entry Form

2008

June : Paris, France

Teena hosted her annual week-long Silk Painting Adventures in Paris. Much fun was had by all!  To be kept informed, please sign up for the Abfab Silk News.

2007

June : Paris, France

Teena met with French silk artists and fashionistas to discuss her annual week-long Silk Painting Adventures in Paris.  To be kept in-the-loop, please sign up for the Abfab Silk News.

2006

August : Guest Artist : Silk in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Teena was invited by Silk Painters USA (SPIN) to facilitate a 3-day workshop, where people came from all over the world to learn how to paint on silk in a marvellous environment. Teena met silk artists from all over the world, and when passing through Los Angeles met with other internet-friends via the Yahoo Silk Painters forum – a fantastic trip!

2005

June : BellaOnline.com interviews Teena

Moe (M. E. Wood) : How did you become a silk designer? What attracted you to this medium?
Teena Hughes: Ah, would you like the long or the short story? …” (Read full article about Teena online – a new window will open.)

Other Events

Mind Body Spirit Festival : Sydney : Darling Harbour
Handpainted Silk Clothing Display and silk painting demonstrations for the 5 day show

Emerald Gallery Arts Competition : Emerald, Queensland, Australia
Teena won an Emerald Gallery Arts Award for her handpainted silk wallhanging, “Silk Marinara”

Australian Museum : Sydney : Wildlife Exhibition
Teena had three large animal paintings on show as part of the Artists for Life group.

Media and Press - Teena Hughes is an Australian Silk Artist / Textile Designer who teaches in Sydney and Paris, shown here with Burnum Burnum.

Above: Teena Hughes with well known Australian Aboriginal Elder Burnum Burnum at the Wildlife Exhibition

Taronga Park Zoo : Sydney : Endangered Species Exhibition
Teena had many silk scarves and paintings on show as part of the Artists for Life group.

Australian Craft Show Sydney (as part of ATASDA). Teena’s handpainted silk coats were the opening designs for the Fashion Show hosted by Ken Done.

Australian National Maritime Museum : Darling Harbour, Sydney
Commissioned to paint replica flag on silk for the ship’s model of Captain Cook’s “Endeavour”


Other Media and Press Enquiries?

If you have any other media and press questions or requests, please do contact me today — I’d love to chat with you!

cheers

Teena!