Hi there. Well, this post was meant to be part II of the studio tour but the best laid plans and all that. What happened was…things started to get a little crazy. Not one, but quite a few, out of the blue happenings totally changed the course of the last few weeks. It all started out as planned. Marketing the brand on social media before the new spring designs where put in store, working on ongoing custom orders, sourcing fabrics.
I also gave a bag decorating workshop in a local boutique. I love getting involved in the local community. It isn’t always easy being an alien in the French Basque Country (especially an alien who works in fashion) but the more you interact, the more you find yourself to be accepted and welcomed in but you will always be a bit of a
freak novelty and that’s o.k…
What I love about teaching, is seeing the different approaches and results from each student. It was such a simple technique and yet the outcome was so unique and creative.
Then came the phonecall inviting us to take part in an art, fashion and beauty showcase in London for Favotell London. We participate in various events throughout the year both over here and in the U.K but these are usually planned and worked towards well in advance. This one came to light just 3 weeks before the actual event. Yep. Nuts. Of course we accepted and then it was all hands on deck to get 3 looks ready to be shipped out last Thursday so 2 weeks to get everything ready. I do love a challenge and I do like a bit of out of the blue but this was pretty crazy. Being a bespoke brand, we wanted to send 3 outfits worked especially for this event rather than dipping into the ready-to-wear. I know, how to make things easy for yourself part I!!
Needless to say we got it all done and the outfits are now safely in the hands of Favotell. We will be leaving for London tomorrow, the event is on Thursday so follow our instagram feed as we will be doing a ‘mini reportage’ (as they say round these parts) of our 3 days and bien sûr blog post to follow. I am getting my networking head on (not the head I’m the best with but when you’re a small business owner, you need a lot of different heads!) Wish us luck my loves and the first spring items will be in store next week. I PROMISE!!