Imagine a professional clothing designer assisting
you in creating your own stylish, yet comfortable
wardrobe. Our Fashion Design Safari includes personal
fashion consultation, wardrobe building and design
concepts, pattern modification, fabric selection,
and hands-on sewing instruction.
Many women fear they'd be hauled away by the fashion
police if they dared wear something homemade. Yet
Bev Sanders, founder of Manifesta Corporation, and
designer Loes Hinse, have teamed up to offer women
a chance to design and create clothing that is unique,
personal, and dazzling. In less than a week, women
at any level of experience will produce an outfit
uniquely suited to their attributes and lifestyle.
The popular television show Project Runway, demonstrates
a high-pressure pace of fashion design. Now imagine
the excitement of fashion design, without the pressure,
competition and judgment. Add in new friends, strolls
on the beach, shopping and still have time for Chardonnay
Loes Hinse is a clothing designer, owner of
the Loes Hinse clothing and accessory boutique in
Carmel-by-the-Sea where she also sells her patterns
and favorite fabrics. A native of the Netherlands,
Loes studied fashion design in Europe where she honed
her cosmopolitan sense of style and vast knowledge
of fabrics and process. She then applied her skill
to the ready-to-wear market as is apparent in her
timeless, but modern designs. Loes explains "It's
about allowing yourself the freedom and confidence
to create. Visualize an outfit with soft, feminine
shapes and simple lines that are easy to mix and match
with fabrics that are unique and beautiful. Then give
yourself permission to make it."
The workshop begins with a personal fashion
consultation, where you'll get honest expert advice
on what to wear, what not to wear and wardrobe building
concepts. Loes will advise you on what styles, shapes
and colors you should be wearing based on your body
type, coloring, lifestyle and personality.
Next you'll chose a pattern from Loes' own easy to
make designs and you'll learn how to modify and personalize
your pattern. You'll choose fabric that expresses
your style from Loes' wide assortment. An allowance
for patterns and fabric are included. The construction
phase will begin demonstrations on cutting, sewing
and finishing (a serger or overlock machine finishes
and trims raw edges all at once for a professional
look). You'll be coached through the construction
of your garment all the way through to the end and
Loes will reveal techniques and shortcuts that are
used throughout the fashion industry. You'll have
time to make at least one outfit, more if you are
already a skilled seamstress. For the finale, the
new designers will show off their special creations
at the Fashionista runway show amid camera flashes
and applause of classmates.
No. Some sewing experience is helpful, but
not necessary. Loes teaches the easiest most efficient
way to make clothing.
* Airport transfers from Monterey Peninsula
* Welcome reception, orientation, and dinner
* Five nights accommodations in the village of Carmel-by-the-Sea
* Daily breakfast
* Personal fashion consultation, including Loes' honest
and expert advice on what to wear, and what not to
* Four days of hands-on design and sewing instruction
in the Artista studio, our professional art workshop
complete with service staff
* Fabric shopping trip and $100 allowance for fabric
and patterns. (see Fabric & Patterns notes below)
* Wine, beverages, and hors d'oeuvres served throughout
* Use of professional sewing machine, sergers and
* Individual coaching and reviews with your instructor
* A one hour massage scheduled during your stay
* Daily afternoon yoga
* Gourmet picnic on the beach
* Our own private fashion show, reception and dinner
* Available at an additional cost; ocean kayaking,
Monterey Bay Aquarium tour, spa treatments, additional
massage and transfers from other airports.
~ With the exception of orientation, activities at
Artista are not mandatory. Join at your own pace.
Loes' patterns are very simple and classic
for a casual elegant look. It's the fabric that gives
the clothing its style, so Loes offers a wide assortment
of fabrics ranging from basic black, to rich textured
chenilles. A $100 fabric and pattern allowance is
included with your safari. Any fabric needed beyond
the allowance can be purchased from Loes directly.
Visionary Rates, Receive a $200 discount if you book
90 days in advance
(only for pairs of friends booking together,
rates are per person)
Casual with two twin beds ~ $1,950/ Visionary $1,750
Premium with two twin beds ~ $2,175/Visionary $1,975
Premium with two double beds ~ $2,195/Visionary $1,995
Casual with queen bed ~ $2,325/Visionary
Small Premium with queen bed ~ $2,450/Visionary $2,250
Premium with queen bed ~ $2,995/Visionary $2,795
Premium with queen bed & view ~ $3,350/Visionary
Prices listed are per person and are subject to change,
however, your price will not change after it is booked
and paid. Currently, we do not offer travel insurance
directly, but call or email us for suggestions.
The Cypress Inn, "Carmel's Landmark Hotel since
1929", is complete with courtyard, tapas restaurant,
and full-service bar serving afternoon tea daily.
Owned by Doris Day and Dennis LeVett, the Cypress
Inn is also famous among pet owners ~ dogs and cats
are welcome in many areas of the hotel. Pet-free accommodations
are ahaellso available.
Artista offers clean and cozy accommodations in the
village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, within walking distance
of Ocean Avenue, restaurants, shopping, the beach,
and the Artista Studio.To Join a Safari
* All safaris are open to single travelers and small
groups of all experience levels. Most guests are
beginners or returnees to painting.
* Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
* Guests must be at least 14 to join the safari,
but there is no maximum age limit. Mothers, daughters,
and families are welcome.
* All guests must read and agree to the terms of
Artista's Release of Liability and Assumption of
All Risks form prior to registering for a safari
or booking travel arrangements. The Release of Liability
form is included with the Registration Form via download
from our website, or we will gladly fax, mail or
email a copy to you.
Please confirm safari availability before
completing your registration. Call 831-625-5748 or
click here for safari availability. Reservations
requires payment in full if made less than 45 days
in advance. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American
Express, personal or business check or money order.
We can 'hold' reservations without payment for 24-hours,
per your request. Reservations may be made over the
phone, reservation forms can be e-mailed, faxed or
mailed to you.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 93921