Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I was a little nervous, since over the last year and a half or so I had contacted them several times about volunteering, but got nowhere and kinda gave up on that route. This afternoon I met Anthony Lilore, of Restore clothing who told me that Save the Garment Center is now being managed by a whole new set of people, so I am hoping to find out soon what I can do directly to help.
The speakers included Nanette Lepore and Robert Savage, Christine Quinn, Yeolee Teng, & Micky Boardman among others as well as a very powerful letter by costume designer Martin Pakledinaz that was read, which really emphasized beautifully how very far beyond NYC and fashion business the importance of having and saving the Garment Center goes.
Posted by Carla Dawn Behrle at 3:50 PM
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
At the time of the initial appointment a $150.00 minimum deposit is required. This is payable by Visa, MasterCard or cash.
All jobs started at the time of appointment require a 50% deposit. On occasion an estimate may not be finalized at time of first appointment (due to exact fabrication or design details not being completely finalized, additional info needed from client, etc. etc.) In this case the deposit required is 50% of low end of initial estimate. Please note I do not give "estimates" over the phone. All I can do over the phone is give you an idea of an average price range based only on the items that people have ordered recently.
At this time we do not accept Amex in the studio, but we do accept it online. So, if you wish to pay with American Express we will send you an invoice via PayPal that is payable online (you do not need a PayPal account), at least 48 hours before the scheduled appointment. This payment must be processed at least 24 hrs before appointment to secure your chosen time slot.
As much as I would like to continue providing free initial consultations to New and Prospective customers, with my schedule and in consideration of ongoing projects with my current clientele it is simply no longer possible.
This consultation fee does not apply to any current or repeat clientele.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Reposting because I am sooo freeking DYSLEXIC.... It's not the 12th it's the 21st of October!!!!
Be there, Please. (I did enter it in my calender correctly at least!)
“I have to say, I'm not sure what the point is. Obviously, I believe the country and, more specifically, the city should have a viable manufacturing / crafts base- clothes, furniture, food, anything tangible. as a nation, we don't make anything anymore- just a bunchof overpaid suits who sit in front of computer screens and trade information. if they could do anything with their hands, they mightbe happy fulfilled people and not need to make unconscionable sums of money for nothing.
However, at some point you have to realize that the garment district is gone in all but name. Even if you lowered rents or stopped residential development, which might be all but stopped now due to the recession, but the people, the workers who had the skill to sewall that stuff are all retired, moved or dead.
Angelo said much the same thing to me when Obama was elected. He said "Ok, what difference is that going to make? You don't produce anything in this country and you haven't for years. It's not like all the capable people are sitting around waiting for jobs to open up. Those people have moved on."
But I do think it's worth a fight. We have to get people making things again. Who will replace me? Or you? You can't learn what we know on the internet or in a two year course.
And once the economy becomes based more on real things rather than mere information, and I think it has to, the only people who will survive are those who can actually make something.”
Wow, I had almost forgotten about this jacket... I wonder if the stylist even knows, it's been so long.
But it looks fantastic and I am so glad the photos finally came out! All around a gorgeous shoot.
Thank You's go out to to a new customer for bring this to my attention, I really appreciate it.
And Tommaso, wherever you are, it looks amazing! When are we gonna work together again!!!?
Correction, the date is OCTOBER 21st !!! see NEW POST
Friday, October 9, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Who, really, actually believed this would work?
...with a whole line of leggings under her belt? (I don't like to be catty, but really...sad)
& I have noticed they have recently updated the leggings website, with slightly better teeny-tiny leggings pictures, but still crappy looking "enlargements" of details.
But... what's with the Marilyn Monroe fixation??? A gigantic insult to Marilyn, who did exhibit both talent and taste in her public life. Yes, I get the drug-addled comparisons they allude to, but please...
I seriously do not get the reference to Marilyn on leggings with quilted leather knee patches. But I would really like to know who set up this deal for her. Imagine what they could do if they actually had some talent to work with!
The whole thing is fascinating but really, really depressing for the Fashion Industry everywhere...
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