26 May 2010

Fashion Show Possibility

I might be producing another fashion show with my good friend Samuel. The two of us have been approached to help with the show by a friend of a friend. It will probably feature student designers that I know personally... I'm not sure if I want to approach boutiques to borrow clothes again.

I think the two of us will have our hands full with planning. Hopefully it will be kind of chill since we are all cool people... but fashion tends to bring out the queens in everyone. We'll start planning soon.. I'm super excited about the whole vision of the show and who will be doing what!

I doubt I'll have time to construct garments for the show though. There's just so much to do.. from lighting, music, promo materials, model selection, styling the garments, etc. I should try to put one look together at least though. hmm.

I can't wait to find out more!!!

25 May 2010

40% off all fabrics @ Fabric Outlet

Hey people... Fabric Outlet located in the Mission District of SF is still having their 40% off deal. The designer silks happen to be 50% off (a nice time to buy some taffeta or dupioni)... anyway this sale is only good till the end of the month, so go already. :P

Another 49 square miles sample sale


333 Bryant Street (near 2nd St.)
Suite #350
San Francisco, California 94107

Wednesday 6/02/10 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday 6/03/10 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Friday 6/04/10 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

For those that are unaware, 49 Square Miles is a local "private label" brand. They make the leather goods for many brands including Gap, Banana Republic, Abercrombie, Ann Taylor, and more. They also sell goods under their own brand, "49 Square Miles" and are carried at boutiques such as Muse Ten.

The last time they had their sale, the belt prices remained the same (2 for $5 or a single belt for $3). But I didn't find the price of the bags to be so attractive. I'm not sure if I will drop by or not... afterall I am going to be selling the two 49 square miles bags I do own. ;)

03 May 2010

About Britex Sales...

Britex Fabrics is kind of like "Mood Fabrics" of San Francisco. Sort of. It is a high end fabric store with four levels located in Union Square. A lot of the fabrics ARE overpriced, I have seen some of the same fabrics at Satin Moon for about 20% less. But of course, Satin Moon is a well edited store and Britex is.. well, Britex. The prices they charge are for their Union Square location rent, the selection (literally mountains of fabric), the "experience" of Britex, the somewhat more knowledgeable workers (only some of them though, buyer beware!!!), and the fact that they do carry some "designer" fabrics.

I learned a bit about their sales from a sales person there today and I shall share it here on this blog.

30% off all items occurs twice per year (all fabrics and notions, including remnants): President's Day and Columbus Day.

50% off remnants occurs once a year: typically in May or June.

The 50% off remnant sale was today and the last day will be tomorrow. This sale is great, it brings Britex's sky high prices to a somewhat reasonable amount. I spent a good chunk of cash there today... now all I need to do is make more garments. :)

P.S. The 10% student discount is never applicable to remnants and cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts.

P.P.S The loyalty card is not valid on remnant day.