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May 29, 2014

Featured BuffaLoveFest Vendors: Gizmo’s Creations, Ooo La La Fashion Truck, Devil Chicken Design and Mary Grace Artisan Jewelry

BuffaLoveFest is tomorrow! Don’t forget to check out all the wonderful vendors we have coming. All the vendors are featured on this blog and on The Good Neighborhood Blog!

Gizmo’s Creations

1. How do you/your products embody “BuffaLove?”

People are able to show their love for Buffalo by wearing the jewelry. It’s a fantastic city and people take pride in that.

2. What are you selling at BuffaLoveFest on May 30th?
Buffalo necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets, cuff links and tie tacks.

3. How does your business contribute to our community?
We do a number of fundraiser events in the community to support different causes such as domestic violence and children with disabilities. We also sell in different boutiques and help out one another in growing the local businesses!

Ooo La La Fashion Truck

1. How do you/you product embody “BuffaLove?”
We are part of the Buffalo trucker community and support creativity dreams and small businesses in our area. Buffalo has a stereotype of not being a fashinable city and we are here to change that by spreading pink power to all #Buffalove.

2. What are you selling at BuffaLoveFest on May 30th?
Our Ooo La La Fashion Truck is a mobile boutique filled with clothing, accessories and so much more.

Here is a sneak peak at what the fashion truck looks like inside.

3. How does your business contribute to our community?
We are Buffalo’s first mobile boutique and we are bringing fashion to the streets. We have a fun and unique way to dress the people in Buffalo in fabulous fashion.

Devil Chicken Design

1.  How do you/your products embody “BuffaLove?”
I am a visual artist from Buffalo.  All of my work in some way or another reflects my life in this city.  I see my work as a reflection of both the hardships and successes of Buffalo.  My work is layered and textured with a variety of materials and media.  It shows the scars of the process that it went through to become something new, something more than what it was originally intended to be.  To me that is what Buffalo is.  That is why I choose to live and work here.

 2. What are you selling at BuffaLoveFest on May 30th?
 The BuffaLoveFest is a great opportunity to connect with the community and showcase the work that I have produced.  The best part of my work with Devil Chicken Design is the opportunity to meet and communicate with the people of the towns we exhibit in.  That is what I am looking forward to most about the BuffaLoveFest.  The icing on the cake is that I will get that opportunity in such a unique and historical location like the Buffalo Zoo!

 3.How does your business contribute to our community?
Devil Chicken Design contributes to the community by providing visual imagery unique to Buffalo.  I am proud to be a part of the resurgence of our city. A resurgence that has been spurred forward by the arts and cultures that have been a part of our city for over 100 years.

1. How do you/your products embody “BuffaLove?”
In 2003, I was taught how to make jewelry at the famous jewelry store – Where the Wild Things Are located on Lexington Avenue in Buffalo.  Also in 1995 I was taught how to make jewelry by Annie Shepard of In the Beginning, a Buffalo company, and worked for her for eight years until I launched my own business.
2.What are you selling at BuffaLoveFest on May 30th?
I will be selling sterling silver and gemstone jewelry.

3. How does your business contribute to our community? 
I contribute to many charitable organizations and donate jewelry to many benefits in the area for basket auctions.

Tickets for BuffaLoveFest are available now. Click here to get yours before they sell out!

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