“My inspiration has always mirrored the women I grew up around in New Orleans,” says Christina Blunt, founder of Polishedbrand. “I strive to bring that concept of strong, vibrant, classy, and sexy to the forefront for each design.”
Christina’s creations have appeared in Dallas Fashion Week, pop-up shops, and the most recent RAW New Orleans show in June.
This fashion-forward maker can be found at IDIYA every Friday at 7PM teaching her Sip and Sew class, where attendees receive one-on-one needlework instruction on whatever sewing project they bring to the table. “We bond over commonalities like sewing and socializing,” she explains. “The group has become closely knit.”
Christina also teaches a bimonthly Foundations of Style class, which surveys different sewing styles.
“Being at IDIYA has allowed me to produce at a larger level,” she says. “The work tables, the lighting, and the exposure to contacts and clientele all have impacted my work.” Seeing others working around her pushes Christina to make more, which has led to her booking more fashion shows and other events.