Inspecting your first samples is always a major moment of truth for a designer. It’s when all the design elements come together to create a single design. This spring, I had the pleasure of working with Amelie to launch her fashion career all in front of a camera for the French reality TV show, Angels of Reality. Over the course of the show, my team and I helped her design and develop her infant boy label’s first sample, complete with brand name and logo! In this episode, she reviews her first sample and has a photo shoot in preparation for marketing her label. If you don’t want to watch the entire episode, you can skip to 6:30 and 10:27 for the scenes with Amelie. Big mahalo to Jenna Clark from Creatix Photography for working with us on this fun project!
Amelie really impressed me with her design, and it’s no surprise that it’s adorable given that her brand is inspired by her precious baby Hugo! J’adore! It’s a bit hard to see the design in the video, so here are a few images for your viewing pleasure…
Baby H. First Sample
Baby H. First Sample (back of tee)
Baby H. First Sample (back of trousers)
It may be a bit difficult for me to follow Amelie’s fashion path, but I expect some cool things in her future!
Living in Waikiki is great. Travel to a nice restaurant is as complicated as a short walk, the beaches in the area are superb (albeit superbly busy), and it’s filled with happy people!
Island Girl Nail Color at ABC Stores in Waikiki
Waikiki is also the land of ABC Stores. I have to admit, I’m a fan of ABC Stores… its where I go to satisfy my late night dark chocolate cravings, grab a bottled water before a day at the beach, and buy fun nail color. Huh? Yep, that’s right! The Island Girl cosmetic line, which I’ve only seen at ABC Stores, has super cute colors for $2.99 each. Use a high quality base and top coat brand and it’s worth a shot to try some of their fun colors…
Napa isn’t just about enormous California wines, it’s also about mouth-watering and fresh farm-to-table dining. On a recent trip to Napa, we not only had lots of wine, but we ate, and ate, and ate…
Having indulged in Redd’s pizza for lunch before, it’s no wonder the owners were inspired to open a “pizza only” joint called Redd Wood, also in Yountville. We learned that Redd pulled pizza from their menu entirely so you have to get it at Redd Wood. Our group ordered prosciutto and arugula pizza and a simply divine anchovy pizza. The pizzas and decor both reflected Napa’s fresh style.
Redd Wood’s Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza
Redd Wood’s Anchovy Pizza
Wappo Hill Mailbox from the Mondovi Estate
For dinner, we lucked out and got to enjoy Ad Hoc’s famous buttermilk fried chicken. Ad Hoc posts a daily singular fixed menu, so the kitchen is focused on making that one meal spectacular.
This Thursday, The Bridal Boutique together with UMEE Honolulu are hosting, Happily Wear Me After, a bridesmaid styling event. UMEE Honolulu bridesmaid dresses are the perfect solution to those one-time-wear bridesmaid dresses. The event will be a fun time for Brides and Bridesmaids to get inspired with wedding AND after wedding styling ideas. We are also throwing in a little something special for our guests: We will be giving 20% off pre-orders taken during the event!
Here is a little teaser…
For Brides with a theme wedding, our silk strapless bridesmaid dress is an ideal canvas to support almost any theme with just a few simple accessories. Here we show a bridesmaid with a classy burlesque look that is such a fun wedding theme. Just add an organza sash and a feather headband. Sparkly earrings, black heels, and a silk fan complete this oh-la-la look.
Classy Burlesque Wedding Theme
Happily Wearing Me After… at the office
Bridesmaids will love the Bride for choosing this dress because it’s totally wearable after the wedding. Here we show a look that is not only office appropriate, but absolutely office chic! Accessories you already have like a skinny belt, black blazer, booties, and a brightly colored work bag seal the deal for this office look.
Happily Wear Me After is on Thursday, June 28 from 6:30pm – 8pm at The Bridal Boutique located at 627 South Street, Suite 101, Honolulu, HI 96813. Seating is limited so please call The Bridal Boutique at (808) 587-8853 to reserve a spot for you and your bridesmaids!