Friday, November 30, 2007

Third Time's A Charm

We opened the doors to our new location this week! We've been settling in and getting comfortable. It's been nice to see all of our friends, family, and long time customers who stop in to chit chat and check it all out. Thank you for your support! Here are a few pictures from our very first day:

The big windows let in lots of beautiful light.

Those are all of the grannies on the far right. Lots of wall space for them!

The changerooms are fairly grand, I have to say. Lots of room, a big mirror, and a chandelier in each one.

We have a computer! It's called POSIM. (Point of Sale Inventory Management, but we prefer to think of the cute animal).

Tala knows best. Seriously. She knows best. So just ask her. Maybe we should start an advice column/blog, and people could send in their questions and she could answer them for you. Preferably questions about POSIM, performing in bands, starting record labels, dance choreography, or business marketing.

So the beautiful new floors turned out to be a lot more slippery than I thought. I was just walking along, kinda dancing kinda not, and wham, I hit the ground. Apparently the fall could be classified as 'graceful'. Thankfully Tala got in on camera. Miranda was too busy laughing her ass off.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Don't forget the studio!

The studio's been an entertaining mess while we've been readying and moving the new store. We're trying to work on our Fall 08 line but keep finding ourselves called away to hang a chandelier or screw in a shelf at the new store. Not that we really mind. Laurel's been documenting the resulting disentegration of order and propriety at the studio as the store comes closer and closer to completion. Take a look.





Thursday, November 22, 2007

tick tock tick tock

We'll be in our new store next week, ack! But I am relieved to say that we are on schedule and the space is shaping up quite well. We were all working late this evening, so here are some random shots.

This is one half of our new couch. I'm sure many of you keen ladies will recognize the pillow fabric from the Bugs n' Petal dress from spring 07. And the squirrel pillows are adorable and will be for sale very soon!

Not very exciting, unless you're me. New office furniture! Which took 7 hours to build! Fuck you Ikea!

We heart Grandma's. The little old ladies are getting a new look for the store, a coat of stain/varnish to freshen up their frames. Here they all are laying out to dry.

Elizabeth is hanging up some beautiful pieces of fabrics while Miranda, Tara, and I are sitting on the floor occasionally giving her directions, but are really just sharing our 'one time, i got so drunk . . .' stories.

Okay, that's all for now but hopefully we'll get some more pictures up here soon for those who can't stop by the store once we're open. Just 7 more sleeps!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


(Turn and face the strain)
Don't want to be a richer man
(Turn and face the strain)
Just gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can't trace time


It's just down the street, 5 blocks, to 10318-82 ave. It's right next door to Two Rooms Cafe, and we'll be settled in at the end of the month. It's a beautiful space, an old bank building, built in 1908. It has high ceilings, large windows, radiators, and even a vault!

We'll post more pictures soon and keep you posted on our progress. Until then, I suggest listening to Bowie.