Friday, March 28, 2014

Sue Rock Originals – The Story to Inspire a Generation – presented by Ms. Marlo Thomas!

How do you get the nerve to start again! No one knows better than the women profiled in this powerful book by actress, activist, and bestselling author Marlo Thomas.

And the Sue Rock Originals story was chosen to be one of them!  This is one extraordinary event and I am through the moon about it!

If you are of a certain age you may know about Marlo Thomas from her Mondays with Marlo series in the Huffington Post. But to a huge number of women (and men) she is so much more….
Growing up in New York City in the 1970′s, I was inspired by so many things.  The beginning of integration, the development of the UN, Sesame Street! And tied into that were the multitude of programs which expressed the ever changing times.  Shows like Room 222, Family Affair, Julia and most famously THAT GIRL.

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Produced by the daughter of the amazing entertainer and family man Danny Thomas, Marlo Thomas set the stage for whole new type of girl.  Set in my hometown, this girl was charting her own course with her own mind, her own goals and a great sense of style.  (AND she was an actress!)  I loved the show!


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As time went on, Ms. Thomas was moved by her fans response to her character to create a powerful network of women. She spoke at women’s events, encourged organizing on many level and created the powerful production “Free to be You and ME!” which just celebrated its 40th Anniversary.


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It Ain’t Over . . . Till It’s Over introduces us to sixty amazing women who are proving that it’s never too late to live out a dream.  An amazing book (which contributes ALL of the royalties to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital!) chronicles the stories of these women to inspire and encourage people of all ages!



Order here!
http://www.amazon.com/Aint-Over-Till-Life-Dreams-Anytime/dp/1476739919

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Sunday, January 05, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Great things on the Horizon!

2014 looks like its going to be a great year.  We started out here in New York with a NAMED Hurricane with gave us the Winter Wonderland we haven't had in years! 

No cabin fever here!, we are planning the latest developments for the business AND the organization.

On all fronts, 2014 look like an even more important year for fashion with a purpose.  The latest reports from JWT Intelligence say that of the 100 Things to Look for in 2014  "Feel-Good Fashion" is one!  Sue Rock Originals will continue to design using upcycled reclaimed fabrics and US production houses.

Our connections with The Center Against Domestic Violence and The Good Shepherd Organization will grow stronger, as we will reach out to their clients and offer more opportunities for sewing classes, internships and clothing resources.

And the internationally,our work with Days for Girls and similar organizations will provide fabric, sewing machines and clothing to sewing programs around the globe!

Send us your questions and interests and let us know what YOU would like to see at Sue Rock Originals!
Write to us here: suerockoriginals@yahoo.com




Wednesday, October 09, 2013

What we are all about!

Sue Rock Originals is a unique place to find beautiful styles, fabulous sample sales and generous spirit.  Developed from the warm heart and creative powerhouse of Susan Hargett and Jerome Rock, theirs is a commitment to quality, beauty and a love of life!

Sue Rock Originals designs women's separates, men's accessories and so much more - using the exquisite reclaimed and deadstock fabrics of New York City.....their reach is limitless -

Welcome to the world of Sue Rock Originals - Be Inspired!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Rain or shine - Fashion REIGNS at Sue Rock Originals!

When you have the opportunity to work with a master photographer you HAVE to jump at the chance - well that is what happened when we were rained out of our fashion show at the KINGSTON AVENUE Festival in Brooklyn, NY.

Photographer Anderson Zaca *reigned* supreme with our amazing cast of models!  Actors, Interns and legal professionals were all classic "Sue Rock Originals" on that day!

A great time was had by all :))  Here is quick preview of our work
Sue Rock Originals Circle Skirt as Cold Shoulder top in dead-stock blackrose lace
$45


Rebecca Odm  in Sue Rock Originals
Caftan dress in cotton jersey
SALE $25


Sue Rock Originals Hand Crochet Shrug
Made to order - Sale $85


Actor Malary Lynn Harris wearing Sue Rock Originals
Roll Neck Knit Maxi Poncho - SALE $250



Sue Rock Original Knit Maxi Poncho
Made to order virgin wool -

SALE $250
Sue Rock Originals Knit Maxi Poncho
In Lavender Virgin wool and Ribbon Yarns

SALE $250

Sue Rock Originals Faux Fur Bolero SALE-$100
 


Sue Rock Originals Knit Maxi Poncho
In Virgin wool  
SALE $250


Sue Rock Originals WRAP Pants
In Vintage 80's Italian poly - Sale $85


Da Crew!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

BLAST FROM THE PAST - Sue Rock featured in Vickie Howell's Pop Goes Crochet!!

Its amazing how time flies! In 2009, I created a fantastic shrug for the book by Vickie Howell called Pop Goes Crochet! - These hot e-cards were a genius marketing promotion! Enjoy (my card is the Gwen Stefani LAMB inspired plaid shrug!)





BLAST FROM THE PAST - Sue Rock Originals at the Art of Curve Fashion Show!

In 2008 Sue Rock Originals had the honor of presenting fashions in the Art of Curves Fashion Show - lets take a moment to revisit the interview with RUNWAY NEWS that night!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

With the launch of our interview with Velvet D'Amour in Volup2 Sue Rock Originals now has international status.  Working with the illustrious Velvet was something special to say the least. Our conversations via email from Paris to New York had all the comfort of some old fashioned coffee talk.  I can't wait to get to settle in with her with some drinks and just get the REAL dish!

One of the key pieces featured in our spread was a plus size remodel of the wildly popular Sue Rock Originals TRAVELWEAR.  The one piece you can use for ALL occasions.  Sue Rock Originals TRAVELWEAR is made to order and available in Teal, Purple, Black, Aqua, and LACE!  Making travel and styling a breeze in gorgeous jersey, each one is designed for your measurements and is Fab Fab Fab for the every girl.

Musician Toli Nameless in Sue Rock Originals Travelwear worn as Grecian style draped dress.......

 Sue Rock Originals Travelwear worn as full draped skirt....


Sue Rock Originals Travelwear worn with worked flower embellishment draped on one shoulder......

Sue Rock Originals Travelwear - $240  $180

Contact suerockoriginals@yahoo.com for
alternate color choices and shipping details

All proceeds go to support our work teaching and training
survivors of domestic violence the needle arts skills which help them in their NEW life!


Friday, June 29, 2012

Summer Sample Sales
Sue Rock Originals Everyone
1069 Bergen Street
Between Nostrand and Rogers Avenues
Brooklyn, NY  11216
Fridays - 12:30 - 6:30pm
Weekdays by appointment
Saturday - Flatbush Cultural Arts Festival
Ocean Avenue and Parkside
 
Did you know that Sue Rock Originals Everyone is a GREAT resource for for Sample Sales.
 
Our connections in the fashion industry bring rock bottom sales to you! 
 
And best of all - All proceeds from our sales raise funds for the work we do throughout the year.
 
This past year was no exception!
 
We had the honor of working with women from the Center Against Domestic Violence for the past ten months.  Women learned how to sew, knit, crochet and collectively worked on their Spring wardrobes!
 
This work was COMPLETELY community funded (in other words it happened because of you!)
 
This Summer's Sale:
 
Women's Wear -
Swimsuits - $10 (mostly two piece in sizes S, M with some L)

Women's Intimates  - $3 each
 (A,B,C,D and DD cups, bottoms size 5 - 8)
 
Lingerie - $5 (size S,M)

 
Menswear
Designer Shirts - $12   (sizes 15 1/2, 15 3/4 - slim fit)
Men's Khakis - $10
 
Sample sale held on
FRIDAYS 12 - 6:30pm
Sue Rock Originals Design Studio
1069 Bergen Street
between Nostrand and Rogers Avenues
Brooklyn, NY  11216
 
SATURDAYS (for women's wear)
Flatbush Arts and Cultural Festival
Parkside and Ocean Avenues
Brooklyn, NY  11226
11:00am - 6:00pm
 
SEE YOU SOON!