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Fashion & Design Pop-Up: Quartier Moderne



Fashion & Design Pop Up event: Quartier Moderne
Display props and POS!

Why hello there little neglected space. It’s been a long time coming I know but the busyness of the business has kept me on my toes and away from the keyboard! Over the next week I hope to get up to date and let you know all about the behind the scenes shenanigans that’s been happening over the last month. Firstly, we were part of a fantastic pop up event over here in sunny France called Quartier Moderne. A carefully curated selection of independent fashion, jewellery, art, home decor/design… brands expertly brought together for a three-day, practically non-stop event. To say we had fun is an understatement. To say that by Sunday night we were delirious with exhaustion but on a successful high would not even come close to describing how happy yet dead on our feet we were.

candy stripes, gingham and floral Oh My!
Candy stripes, gingham and floral Oh My!

It all started with the set up on Friday morning. Luckily my gorgeous friend (and brand muse), Anna readily offered her help and naturally gifted eye in getting my stand ready for that afternoon as even though I had planned the concept, when you are in the actual space, there are always unexpected changes to be made.

We opened to the general public at 3pm and from the moment the doors opened, the people came. And didn’t stop till 8pm, then again on Saturday from 10am till 10pm and Sunday 10am to 7pm. It was a whirlwind and so great to get such enthusiastic feedback about the brand, better sales than I could have wished for, including (ongoing) custom orders, and great contacts including boutique owners who want to stock the brand!

Fashion & Design Pop up event: Quartier Moderne
The headband station was a success and sold out completely!

Not only was it mad busy, but my fellow business owners were a joy to be around. The atmosphere and camaraderie was uplifting and we helped each other out by minding each others stands for loo breaks, lunch and popping off to buy admire the amazing wares on offer.

Fashion & Design pop up event: Quartier Moderne
Just some of the beautiful stands during the weekend.

As if this wasn’t enough, there was also adult and child creative workshops, fantastic food and drink, beauty corner, tattoo station (yes!! gorgeously delicate, mini tattoos right there before your eyes)… and live music on the Saturday evening for the apero (drinkies to you and me). Shopping, drink and music, what’s not to love!

Fashion & Design pop up event:Quartier Moderne
The view of the café terrace and ocean from my stand. Could be worse places to work over a weekend…

It was a frantically fun, exhilirating, successful event and a huge big thank you to the formidable duo Marie-Barbara and Anne and all their fantastic team for the expert organisation, help and good humour. Needless to say, I slept well that Sunday night and luckily one of my dear friends invited me to spend a day at her vitality retreat that following week to recover relax. But more of that in the next post.

Fashion & Design pop up event

Fashion & Design pop up event

Fashion & Design pop up event

Fashion & Design pop up event: Quartier Moderne

So, how do you like to spend your weekends? Any good design events where you live? ❤