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Today is the first day of the Kristen Dorsey Designs Feature Week on the Beyond Buckskin Boutique! According to the founder Jessica R. Metcalfe, Ph.D. (Turtle Mountain Chippewa), “a primary mission of the Boutique is to create a substantial movement of Native representation in the fashion industry. Different artists will be featured on Beyond Buckskin, and shoppers gain access to special deals...

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When Dr. Metcalfe of the witty and intelligent Blog Beyond Buckskin www.beyondbuckskin.blogspot.comasked me to create an earring design based off of my works “Are you on the Dawes Rolls?” and “Blood Bling” for my Beyond Buckskin Boutique Feature Week, I have to say I was super excited. As a blonde, blue-eyed enrolled Chickasaw citizen, I have never been a moment without an inner debate about my...

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Kristen Dorsey Designs is excited to announce that we are taking part in the Laguna Beach Art-A-Fair, the premier summer arts festival destination! The KDD booth opened to an enthusiastic crowd on opening night last week where Kristen Dorsey debuted her collection of uniquely hand crafted Chickasaw inspired jewelry perfect for the warm summer months of Laguna Beach. If you haven’t yet, come stop...

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This morning I was thrilled to see my work and profile featured on the Beyond Buckskin blog. Beyond Buckskin is a ground-breaking, stereotype-busting, trend-setting blog all about Native fashion. It is written by Dr. Jessica R. Metcalfe, a Ph.D. in American Indian Studies (focusing on art, literature, and education). For quite some time, I have admired her witty, and intelligent critiques of...

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For the past few seasons in the accessories world, we have been seeing an onslaught of large crescent-shaped metal necklaces often branded as “tribal statement bibs”. Fashionista’s are wearing these pieces, often adorned with “Navajo” designs and made by non-native jewelry designers. It is interesting to see that fashion is taking it’s cue from Chickasaw men! In fact, this coveted accessory is...

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