Entries in whitneydeal (36)
My bridal showroom will be opening in just a few short weeks and I'm knee deep in designing the space as well as working on a mad rush of dress orders.
Taking my design aesthetic and transferring that into an interior space has been fun and challenging, especially with a shoestring budget and minimal square footage. But I've been picking the internet and antique stores over for the perfect pieces...
I'm discontinuing one of my favorite fabrics, it's a sad thing -- but it's time to make room for new beautiful fabrics. With the remaining stock of Horizon fabric, I decided it would look great in a simple gathered summer skirt. Light-weight...dress it up or down...and voila! See more here about this limited edition skirt.
I'm extremely excited and equally nervous to be opening up a showroom for my dresses. It's something that I've wanted to do for some time but a few things held me back...the overhead, the fact that I don't live in a more populated area, and lack of promising physical space. Earlier in the year I thought I had found the perfect space and planned to open this spring but it just didn't feel right, so I passed on it -- and then all of a sudden this cute, tiny, historic, charming space fell right into my lap and I couldn't pass it up.
I love selling online, it allows me to connect and share my work with people all over the world but sometimes I long for that face to face contact. My participation in The Big Day event reaffirmed this desire. However, I do love working from home (especially now that I have a daughter), so I've decided to keep the production side of things put and branch out with a showroom space for brides (and their maids) in the region to come see my dresses in person.
Now that I've gotten my space, I'm planning on opening up (by appointment only) in June! So feel free to contact me to setup a time to try on dresses! The shop is in lovely little downtown Wilkesboro, NC which is located in the northwestern part of the state -- only 1.5 hours from Charlotte...1 hour from Winston Salem...2 hours from Raleigh/Chapel Hill/Durham...1.5 hours from Asheville!
I had a great time at The Big Day event this past weekend in Asheville, NC. It's not every day that I do a wedding show and its defintely not every day that I'm able to talk to so many people face to face about my work. So it was awesome to hear feedback in person. Here's a peek at my booth...
I put together a few lookbooks for my recent collection and went with Artifact Uprising to have them produced...I couldn't be happier, these little books are so perfect for my aesthetic and you can't beat the price or quality. And I love their mission.."inspired by the disappearing beauty of the tangible."
I spend most of my days sewing for other people, which is awesome and I love it -- but it's definitely important for me to carve a little time out for myself. Honestly, I don't necessarily enjoy making clothes for myself, like most people, I prefer to shop other people creations. However, I recently made this little spring top for myself. This was my take on no longer being patient for spring! Hurry on now.