I take comfort form the story Mary Gelhar tells in The Fashion Designer Survival Guide
about a young designer who's apartment was so full of inventory, her husband had to take refuge at Starbucks to find a place to sit down. At least we're not that
But it can't be denied that we do have… Continue
Added by Melody Wilson on March 31, 2009 at 9:27am —
The Rise Fall and Rise of the Supermodel.
The Supermodel has had a bumpy ride of the last 20 years; created during the 1990’s killed in the new millennium and now resurrected in 2009. A handful of models with ‘that’ look were sprawled across our favourite glossies in the early 90’s. The dream of looking like them was unattainable, and for that they earned millions. Naomi, Cindy, Elle became household names to the western world. These women became a dream team, walking, talking,… Continue
Added by Megan Aney on March 30, 2009 at 11:59pm —
My little girls have never been super into dolls, but they LOVE stuffed animals. (They love real animals too, only we can't have cats or dogs because of allergies.) So it seemed natural to do a Pixyworld
collection with a pet animal theme, which I had to call Puppy Love
The color combination really pops on this one. I did a design with these colors when I was… Continue
Added by Melody Wilson on March 30, 2009 at 8:39am —
So, I find myself a webmaster (webmistress?? that sounds scandalous -- how about web queen?) by necessity, for my toddler girls' clothing
site. Not because I love computers -- on the contrary!! But, because no other volunteers seemed to be materializing.
I've picked up a smattering of HTML along the way, thanks to some great online tutorials, including htmlcodetutorial.com
. (Who writes these things,… Continue
Added by Melody Wilson on March 29, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Forever 21 Fringe Open Toe Boots $35
Alexander Wang Alexis Fringe Boot $925
Just when you thought Steve Madden was the only retailer to style jack shoe designs from higher end designers, comes Forever 21 to join the bandwagon. Forever 21 has created a budget friendly version of Alexander Wang's Alexis Fringe boot. What do you… Continue
Added by EJae on March 28, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Nicole Richie gets her Lady GaGa
on for the April cover of Black Book magazine. Loves it!
Added by EJae on March 28, 2009 at 7:58pm —
Now that the fashion shows are over many indie designers are working on their next collection that they will feature. My question is where are you selling your wonderful designs? Many are turning to sites such as Esty.com, a shoppers nightmare and a designers enemy. Other designers feature their frocks on their on site www. who?. Everyone has a web site but without effective advertising to create awareness. How do you drive the consumer to your site to shop? How will you increase sales, pay for… Continue
Added by ID-create your identity on March 28, 2009 at 4:44pm —
There are so many thing that have to go right in garment production, to make a pleasing product. It's no wonder I find myself returning half the clothes I buy from Chadwick's
, my cheap online clothing source.
But if I had to pick one detail that is make or break, it's fit. And I'd say that with the childrens' clothes
I design,… Continue
Added by Melody Wilson on March 28, 2009 at 11:24am —
Added by lauren matos on March 27, 2009 at 12:05pm —
The classic retort to the aphorism "Cluttered desk, cluttered mind
" is, "Well, then what about an empty
I might say the same for my design studio, the wellspring of Pixyworld
children's fashion, should it ever be accused of being... shall we say, less than tidy? I had to admit to finding a large piece of unused marker paper the other day, after having made do without any (thinking… Continue
Added by Melody Wilson on March 27, 2009 at 10:51am —
It seems that with the advent of e-commerce, the rigid dividing lines between apparel wholesalers and retailers is softening, and Pixyworld
is ready to step into a newer hybrid role. We have always been open, in theory, to wholesaling
, but we seemed to have readier access to the retail market. Not to mention profit margin -- which is miniscule for our wholesale sales at… Continue
Added by Melody Wilson on March 26, 2009 at 8:49am —
If I've heard it once, I've heard it 100 times -- Pixyworld
needs to add bigger sizes. Moms want it, girls want it. So this season we're adding sizes 6 and 7.
There is an age, though, where kids stop wearing matched sets. Not that all kids wore them before that age -- but they definitely go from cool to uncool somewhere around age 7. Funny, isn't it?
My two boys, 9 and 7, have made the transition. Now they don't just not match -- they… Continue
Added by Melody Wilson on March 25, 2009 at 8:24am —
When I did my first manufacturing run for Pixyworld
last year, I tried to choose colors that would appeal not just to me personally, but to a wide range of customer tastes.
For example, I had learned, through selling custom outfits on eBay
, that in toddler… Continue
Added by Melody Wilson on March 24, 2009 at 8:38am —
Added by Michelle M McCormack on March 24, 2009 at 1:59am —
puts out our next jeans collection, what cut will make the cut?? According to MiniHipster.com
, the skinny jean is here to stay. I have to say, when a company like BabyGap is selling them at full price, the prognosis does look good.
The tricky part is that right now we seem to be between trends, as evidenced by the plethora of choices… Continue
Added by Melody Wilson on March 23, 2009 at 10:01am —
Added by Bob Bland on March 21, 2009 at 3:30pm —
It's so difficult with little kids to get everything right in a photo. I'm impressed with Melanie Reyes
' work here, in a recent photo shoot for Pixyworld
She gets the most of the details of the clothing, while still getting a cute smile. I'm a sucker for a… Continue
Added by Melody Wilson on March 21, 2009 at 8:42am —
OK, so I may be just a little
bit obsessed with Page Rank -- not that I use checkpagerank.net
to check my google page rank, link popularity, and those of all the stores around me on every google search. I mean, just some
searches -- the important ones!Pixyworld
doesn't exactly have a huge advertising budget these days. It's basically sweat-it-out, knock on zillions of e-doors, and hope… Continue
Added by Melody Wilson on March 20, 2009 at 10:27am —
is dipping its toes into the deep waters of overseas manufacturing. We're starting with one collection, as an experiment, this season. Amazingly enough, we found a factory that is willing to come low on minimums and even make one fabric in an extremely small quantity.
But there's more to overcome than high minimums. How about shipping cost -- not just shipping for the product, but back and forth for sample fabric, patterns, samples,… Continue
Added by Melody Wilson on March 19, 2009 at 8:40am —
C'mon people we saw it coming!!!!
Full story at THEPOPFIX
Added by Denise Kuan on March 18, 2009 at 2:07pm —