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Satin Doll Café

About Satin Doll Cafe

My name is Gaetana Parris fashion designer, business owner and blogger. I have a passion for all things fashion and design related. I started my blog back in 2007 and over time is have evolved to not only about fashion, trends, design but the love for my business, reading and planning. So sit back and enjoy.

Festival Time:BAM DanceAfrica 2014 Bazaar

Events Posted on %PM, May 18 2014 05:12PM

It’s that time again and Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching which means BAM DanceAfrica Bazaar is finally here. If you live in the NY Tri-state area, you’re in for a treat. Every year as long as the weather permits the streets of Brooklyn make a change along Ashland Place into a global marketplace. Starting Saturday, May 24- Monday, May 26 come on down and enjoy the sites and sounds of over 200 vendors offering African, Caribbean, and African-American food, crafts and fashion.

Satin Doll & Co. will be there. On the block of Fulton Street and Fort Greene Place. Make sure you are following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for regular updates.

Now what is DanceAfrica
Bazaar? It’s a tradition in Brooklyn by BAM (Brooklyn Arts Music)
during Memorial Day weekend.It’s jam packed with dance,music, film, art,
and community events from Africa and the diaspora.The only outdoor
bazaar of African crafts, food, and fashion.

event doesn’t start until 12 noon but we’ll be there bright and bush
tail in the AM.Come early and don’t forget to bring your walking shoes
because there will be tons to see. So mark you calendars.

Host a Satin Doll Jewelry Party

Events Posted on %AM, March 31 2014 10:54AM

Pamper yourself and all of your girlfriends!
Host a girls night in at the office, in the comfort of your own home, or
even online, at no cost. Provide the snacks and we will bring the
merchandise and the fun.

Add a little pizazz to your traditional home or office party. Signup to play hostess for a night, introducing Satin Doll jewelry to your family and friends.

If you don’t want to clean the house and have the hassle of
entertaining guests, E-parties are perfect! Just provide your party
guests with your exclusive E-Party Coupon Code and it’s as easy as

For more information or to request a party, go to: Party

Handmade Collective The Black History Month Pop Up Shop

Events Posted on %PM, February 07 2014 12:49PM

Are you on Pinterest? If so, be sure to check out The Handmade Collective‘s pop up shop interest board in honor of Black History Month! All month long they will be showcasing the creative talents of wonderful artists. Visit Black History Month Pop Up Shop and help us promote by re-pinning the images. It’s a great way to support independent artists this month and always.

Pink Warriors Inc. Annual BoobieQ for Project Chemo Crochet

Events Posted on %AM, February 05 2014 08:27AM

A lot of you may not know that Satin Doll & Co. is apart of wonderful organization called The Artisan Group.
Throughout the year we have the opportunity to give back to several
organizations to support some wonderful causes. This is close to home to
us since this is very personal and only close family knows that the
owner, Gaetana Parris’s mother has been battling cervical cancer and
just finished her round of chemo and radiation therapy to fight the
disease. So anything pertaining to cancer & chemo we’re all welling
to help. We’re happy to say we donate two of our Evening Aurora Gemstone Chain Blue Agate bracelets to be added to two gift bags that the Artisan Group will be providing to the organization to be auctioned off.

CHEMO CROCHET is a new initiative, started by the Pink Warriors, to
crochet blankets to comfort chemo patients during treatment. These
homemade blankets are designed to make the patient feel safe and warm
knowing that they are surrounded by the love of support of so many near
and far.

For more information:


If there is a cause you think Satin Doll & Co. would be interested in supporting, feel free to email us and let us know.

Satin Doll July Blog Giveaway

Events Posted on %AM, July 11 2013 10:18AM

July is finally here and it’s time for yet another amazing Satin Doll Blog Giveaway. This month we’re giving away a great piece that is very versatile.

Contrast Acrylic and Wood Beaded Dangle earring (Retail Price: $6.00)

How to Enter

No purchase is necessary to win. You simply have to go to Satin Doll & Co. Website or Satin Doll & Co. Etsy Shop
and take a look around .Leave a comment and your comment is your entry.
Only one comment per person, duplicate entries will be deleted.

Your name and a way to reach you should you win (don’t be Anonymous!)

-The name of your favorite item in the shop(s) or the URL to it.

Additional Entries

-Tell us what you love about Satin Doll & Co.

-Follow us on Twitter at: and send us a Tweet.

-Become a fan of our Facebook Fanpage at: and leave a message on our wall.

-Follow us on Pinterest at SatinDollCo

-Follow us on Instagram at: SatinDollCo


giveaway starts on Thursday, July 11th and ends on Thursday, July 18th
at 9pm
. The winner will be announced Friday, July 19th .
Open worldwide.

Note: The winner will be chosen by


Recap of the International African Arts Festival

Events Posted on %PM, July 10 2013 05:00PM

This past weekend we attended and vended at the International African Arts Festival at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn,NY.

We arrived at the location around 6am. No one was there except for us and security which is great since we’ll have piece and quiet to set up.
With a sunrise like that I knew it was going to be great start to a beautiful weekend. As we were literally sitting around for a 1hr and 1/2 for the organizers to arrive and give us our spot. I noticed the actual background that they made for the this year’s flyer.
I assumed that it was computer generated but I assumed wrong. The detailing along on the mask itself was gorgeous. The piece was huge and definitely very heavy.

Eventually we were giving our assigned spot and setup. My father told me to walk around while I had a chance. My sister managed to snap some photos of some of the artist work.Since you know most artist don’t want to be photographed because of the chance of they’re work being stolen or copied.
There was amazing artwork, African statues, clothing,jewelry, beauty products, oils, incense, music. I was in heaven. I think I was literally gone for a hour or more. Just stopping,looking and of course buying. When I vend at events like this I like to purchase from my fellow venders. Jewelry is one of my top picks. Since I make jewelry it’s hard to find pieces that are unique and events like this is the perfect place to go hunting. I found one of my favorite vendors who was also at BAM and a new artist that I never seen his work before. Amazing pieces. I could of bought so much more but I had to stop myself.

Oh and some soap too. You know I love me some handmade soap. The story behind meeting them was I was coming back from the bathroom when a flyer was given to me. I was walking away and turned back to find out where their booth was located. Just so happens they were 2 booth down from mine. I went over to them and introduced myself and fell in love with two their soaps (Lemongrass & Grapefruit and Orange Ginger)Omg!
(Lemongrass & Grapefruit soap from Komfort-Zone) Retail Price: $6.00
(Orange Ginger soap from Komfort-Zone) Retail Price:$6.00

This was the 3rd day of the event.I told them I would be back tomorrow since I would be doing the last of my shopping then. On the fourth/last day of the event I went over to their booth and purchase my Lemongrass & Grapefruit soap. The owners niece feel in love with the earrings I was wearing.Which I custom made for myself a while back and every time I wear them I get tons of compliments on them. I told myself that morning that if someone really wants them they can buy them from me. We’ll guess what happened, the niece feel in love with my earrings. Since I can get the beads back again. I sold them to her. She’s such a sweet heart. She came over to my booth to see if their was anything else she may have wanted but nothing could top those for her. So out my ears they went and I put new ear wires on them. Packaged them up and handed them over to their owner.

The moral of the story is you’ll never know when someone will love a piece as much as you. If you can remake it. Definitely sell it.

With events like this you always run into people you know. With us it’s the norm since I’ve been vending with my parents since I was a child. So alot of the other venders have know my family for decades from doing events. But it was so cool to finally meet some of my Etsy/Handmade Collective/Facebook friends. I didn’t even realize I was next door to one, another was just across the way from me, another was on the field aways from me and another was in a another part of the park. Patricia of Ion’s Creations finally found me.
I tell you I walked that entire part the first day and looked. But I guess it was meant for her to find me instead. Trade a lot of info with one another during those 4 days. Can’t wait to see them at the next event.

Overall the event was good. It could of been better. With it starting on a holiday and the Friday being a regular work day for some.Friday was the slower day of the 4 but we definitely made up for it on the Saturday and Sunday. Would we do it again, yes. My family hasn’t done with event since they moved from Boys and Girls High School. I see why they moved since it has more space but the accessibility to it sucks. They could definitely use some sponsors in my opinion but they had a turn out for not having any.

Here’s some pics of our booth after we finally figured it out after Day 1 of how we wanted it.
(Excuse the blurriness my father took this photo)

Overview of the Satin Doll & Co. section.
Showcasing some of our necklaces with matching earrings. Plus signage and Zodiac collection.

Armcandy collection, Zodiac Collection, stud earrings, and hair accessories on display.
Harem collection and some of earthy necklaces on display.
Afro Chic collection, Harem collection, feather earrings, necklace, rings and bracelets on display.

We luck up and my baby sister was off from work for the last two days so we put her to work.
Managed to get a shot of myself before the crowds came in on Day 3.
If you didn’t attend this year, we highly suggest you do next year if you’re in the NY tri-state area for the 4th of July weekend. Tons of shows, hair shows, fashion shows and dance. Plus get vendors and amazing food.

International African Arts Festival

Events Posted on %AM, July 02 2013 09:59AM

Summer is here and so is festival season. If you’re in the NY tri-state area this coming 4 of July weekend you’ll want to not miss out on the International African Arts Festival (IAAF).

Starting Thursday, July
4- Sunday, July 7th from 10am-9pm
we’ll be vending at the International
African Arts Festival. Located at the Commodore Barry Park on Navy
Street (Park & Flushing Avenues) in Brooklyn, NY
. Rain or Shine

We’ll be posting our booth location as the event date comes closer.

Tickets: Adults $3, Children $1 (Can purchase at the gate and is good for the entire day)

What exactly is the International African Arts Festival???

The International African Arts Festival began in 1971 as the African
Street Carnival, a PTA’s block party fundraiser for an independent
school in Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn with local
entertainers, about 20 arts and crafts vendors, along with food prepared
by the parents. Almost 2,000 people came to the event and it was a
success. The International African Arts Festival (IAAF) has been part of
the Brooklyn’s cultural landscape for 40 years. Each year a committed
team of Board members, consultants, part-time seasonal staff and
volunteers, work together to transform a city park into an outdoor
African cultural oasis that celebrates traditional and contemporary
expression of various African cultural art forms.

For more information regarding the International African Arts Festival visit

Stay posted for our Facebook page on Wed,June to find out our exact location for entire festival.

BAM DanceAfrica 2013

Events Posted on %PM, May 23 2013 02:52PM

guys know we rarely and I do mean rarely close our Etsy shop and website but this
Memorial Day weekend starting the Saturday, May 25th through Monday, May
. We’ll be at BAM’s DanceAfrica 2013 Bazaar. So on Friday, May25th
at 9pm
our Etsy shop and website we’ll be closed for the weekend and reopening
Tuesday, May 28th.

Now what is DanceAfrica Bazaar? It’s a
tradition in Brooklyn by BAM (Brooklyn Arts Music) during Memorial Day
weekend.It’s jam packed with dance,music, film, art, and community
events from Africa and the diaspora.The only outdoor bazaar of African crafts, food, and fashion.

The event start Saturday and ends Monday. The event doesn’t start until
12 noon but we’ll be there bright and bush tail in the AM.

Located on Ashland Place between Hanson Pl and Fulton St, GGMC &
Impark parking lots. (Keep posted to our Facebook page for more details
about our exact location.) Rain or shine. Come out and enjoy yourself.

Don’t forget to bring your walking shoes because there will be tons to see.

We’re going to try and get our same location as last year, which was Lafayette Avenue and For Greene Avenue. If we change location, we’ll be sure to post on our FB page, Twitter and Instagram. So be sure to follow us.

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