Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Aquisition


Owning a Missoni piece is must have classic/basic piece.
HOWEVER, now is NOT the time for me to be acquiring new pieces especially when I'm trying to pool all my resources into building the Black Heart Bunny Brand up this year. I succumbed to the price/texture/color/fabric content (Worsted Wool Blend.) They don't call it G(u)ILT for nothing.

EDIT: Just remembered I bought it to possibly use it to style the upcoming shoot i am working on. Guilt slightly assuaged.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

1 Cent: Stella McCartney Dress



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Similar to Dress worn by Ms. Olsen!


Dress shown on Runway in nude.

Stella in Batwings.


THE ULTIMATE LBD! (little back dress)
INVESTMENT PIECE!
YOUR NEW GO-TO PIECE!

Simply breathtaking in person!

Dress it up, dress it down. Get miles and miles out of a fine designer piece!

  • RETAIL PRICE: $1,000!
  • New WITH tags, never worn, in PERFECT condition!
  • European size 38 My recommendation is that it will fit an American size 0 - 4 or XS, S and a small medium. Size varies due to its stretchability.
  • Has all of the details you want!
  • Black Silk Jersey body con dress.
  • V - Neck.
  • Batwing sleeves have LACE inserts inside.
  • Because it is made of silk jersey it is just as comfortable as your favorite t shirt!
  • 70% Silk and 30% Nylon
  • Made in Italy.

I am liquidating my stockpile of designer clothing, so please add me as one of your favorite sellers!


Any questions? Please feel free to send me a message! Thank You!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Behind The Scene


Behind the scenes of today's photo shoot. Actual photo shoot was with visiting photographer Gabrielle Monroe AKA Delilah Squid. Gabrielle was visiting all the way from Victoria, BC!

Sarah Piel on hair and some posing and Natalie Donna on make-up.

Our model is Vy!








I was supposed to get my hair done in time for the day but that fell through and I couldn't wear my contacts since I lost my last one, so I looked a hot mess. Oh well. Have to work!













It was so great to meet such wonderful and talented people!

Can't wait to see the official photos and to work on the next photo shoot in February with another fantastic photographer. Even MORE NEW designs coming soon!!!

Behind the scene shots by Thomas Phillip.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Consider YR Q A'd

Once in awhile a get questions. This one came via a new myspace friend from the UK.


Question:

"random q but what qualifications did u get to work in the fashion industry xx "

Answer:

My qualifications include studies in fashion design, textile design, screen-printing, visual merchandising, jewelry making (cutting metal, soldering, etc) cosmetology, MAC pro make-up application, millinery (hat making,) wardrobe selection, photo fashion styling and writing. Everything else I know is self-taught. The Internet has plethora of information just waiting for you to tap into. I am also an Instructor’s Assistant at a college screen-printing class.


The most important things I have learned over the years are the importance of craftsmanship and self-discipline. The real life experience I have has also proved invaluable.


My advice to anyone who wants to be a fashion designer is to not make excuses and just start creating.
Also realize that it requires A LOT of hard work to turn your dreams into reality, but nothing beats selling something you made with your own hands and getting recognition for your designs! My designs are currently retailed on various sites online, in boutiques in San Diego and New York City, and were just published in Metro in the UK!

Hope that answers your question!

If you have any other questions please feel free to send me a message!

Erika

Friday, January 09, 2009

UK Metro Press Coverage


Helen of Catwalk Genius sent me a scan of the print version of the article that has lead to record sales! Also featured online here!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Promising New Year

The New Year is really looking promising!
  • Today was a record day for online sales!
  • I was introduced to an amazing photographer through Trish of Smashing Darling, so an amazing photo shoot for Black Heart Bunny is being slated for the future.
  • I also spent the day shooting some test shots of personal style photos with another photographer, Thomas Phillip for another possible opportunity I am working towards :)

Here's part one of today's shoot. I'm not a model so I just did my best.


This look features my silk Alexander Wang top, Copper stirrup leggings from FXXI, Elie Tahari black heels and gold and onyx spider ring.





Part two coming soon.

Saturday, January 03, 2009