Sunday, February 27, 2011

T-shirt hand-printing class

It is a gorgeous day and people are out enjoying the blue sky.  We had 8 RSVP on the T-shirt printing class, but only 3 came in - which worked out great because then we had lots of room to spread!

Every artist's hand is different, so as we all use the same material and technique, each piece came out unique.

We were all in good spirits, and had fun admiring each others' handiwork.

It was a perfect Sunday afternoon, complete with a visit by Astoria Times' Ms. Christina Santuca taking photos.  She promised us she'd take only flattering photos of us, so we'll see.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

new window for the new season!

It was supposed to be warmer today we thought, but wasn't.  That didn't deter our little 16-year-old intern Sofia!
We are looking to the festivity of the season coming up for inspiration - the promise of spring, warm weather, feathers and sparkles of Carnaval!

Sofia didn't disappoint! 

We will be having our YAY WE'RE STILL HERE! PARTY on March 4th in the Carnival theme - come with a mask on! - now our windows are ready!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

photoshoot attempt #1

It helps to have nice photos of your products when you're trying to sell them online.  It helps to have good camera for this purpose, and it also helps to have an appropriate space and a backdrop.  It helps to have a good model, and it also helps to have a good lighting.  It helps to have a make-up artist, too.  Oh, and, it helps NOT to have a 2-year-old who missed her afternoon nap hanging around.

So, we had a good camera, not a great space - the store - with not much of a backdrop, a beautiful model volunteer - my Romany cousin Sabrina, no good lighting, a make-up artist, and the 2-year-old who missed her afternoon nap.  We wanted to shoot the Fox And Time line, featuring some of our jewelry designers' works.

Needless to say, we will definitely shoot these garments again.  Kharin-the-2-year-old demanded to model babySOLAIRE and Kaiju Big Battel toy as she insisted on wearing various stiletto and high-wedge shoes Sabrina brought.
All in all, we had a fun afternoon.