Hi guys! First off, thanks so much for being so patient. The new blog is coming very soon, but I wanted to fill y’all in, as I’ve been spending a lot of time working on a book proposal!! It’s not a guarantee of anything yet, but hopefully once it’s done someone will want to turn New Dress A Day into a bonafide, real book!! Keep your fingers (and your thread) crossed for me!!
So, just giving a little taste of next week which will be the countdown into the new year…woo hoo!!
That’s right!! We’re going to tackle those lovely friends I oh, so quickly removed from my pieces. SHOULDER PAD WEEK!!
To have a bit of fun with this…can you guess how many there are?
Put your guesses in the comment section below and the top winners will win some fun duplicates of what comes from these next week. Now you can go back through all those posts if you’d like, but there were definitely some pieces that I didn’t mention pads on. I’m a sneaky gal – I knew this is what I was gonna do from the get go, so I wanted to make it a little trickier…Mwahahahahah
I’ll take guesses through the end of SP Week!!
Just wanted to give you a little update…pieces are starting to trickle in I’m so very excited with what I’m getting!! We’ll be starting up soon, I promise!!
I know a bunch of you have been emailing and asking where to send your pictures of the pieces that you want to submit (which can be anything – yes, anything!! I’m just looking for what you’ve been inspired to create…) To make it easier, I’ve set up an email solely for pics.
During the off time, I got to do a little guest curating with CrescendOH as well as work on a little interview with my gal Steph at Those Tricks all while doing some more prep work and shopping/sifting/searching. Will post some pics of my thrifting travels this week, but I just had to share this one immediately.
Um, I totally came across the SAME dress that I used for Day 344!! I nearly lost it! This was going for $12 (I snagged mine for a mere dollar-roo!) and it had a more worn out elastic waist as well. That dress was the hotness back in the 80s. Now I know at least two people purchased this winner!
OK, keep the pieces and the pictures a-comin!
Friends, the time has come!! The rest and sleep has been enjoyed but these little fingers are getting antsy for more!!
Thank you for all of your amazing comments and feedback and sharing with me what you’d like to see next year. Reading each and every one of them, the wheels in my little head started rolling and the new year started coming together.
I’m going to keep up the remakes (yay!!) and am reaching out to you!!
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses (or clothes) yearning to breathe free.”
I’m going to take your donations this year and have my go with them! I’ve received so many emails over the past handful of months from people wanting to donate to the cause, so I figured this would be the perfect route to go for round two. Time to clean out the closets! With that being said, I want to incorporate your stories of the pieces as well – when you bought them, where you wore them, what made you want to get them and why. I want the dirt!! (Photographic evidence will most definitely be encouraged )
Now some of you may be avid spring cleaners without any old garments sitting around…I’m totally open to your thrifting travels and will gladly accept pieces you find on your shopping excursions – if there is something that is crazy heinous that you think would be a fun challenge for me to try and fix, I accept! If there is something with lots of spangles, lace, glitter and beads, (mmm, you know me so well) I accept!! I want the fun background behind the piece whether it was a bridesmaid dress you wore in your ex-boyfriend’s sister’s hairdresser’s wedding or one you found at Value Village (which I need to get to…I’m jealous of all of you with these nearby!!)
And, that’s not all…
There will be a weekly post devoted to your remakes too! Anything you’ve done or have been inspired by New Dress A Day to create, I want to see! Send me pics and each week another person and their creation will be featured!!
But wait, there’s more!!
I adore reading Lucky and Vogue, checking out the latest and greatest from my favorite designers – La, la, love Lanvin – as well as seeing what my style faves are wearing on the red carpets – I can’t ever get enough of Michelle Williams or Kate Hudson – so we’re going to do a weekly Copycat day!! It’s going to be open to remakes in general, from celeb style, to designer pieces as well as things seen at J Crew or Topshop. I mean, hello Golden Globes and Oscar season!! I smell some fun ones coming…
Not done yet…
More tutorials!! Ride alongs on thrifting trips (and hopefully some thrifting trips outside of LA)!! More theme weeks!! More giveaways (lots of crafters have reached out to donate pieces, so you’ll be seeing lots of goodies)!!
I’ll also be including some fun non-clothing pieces too Accessories, check. Home decor pieces, check. Kid pieces, check. Oh, and those shoulder pads…they’ll finally be making an appearance.
There are some other things in the works, but we’re still on the hush, hush right now. Aiming to be fully up and running very, very soon – so excited to see what’s in store. Also, for many of you who had been inquiring, I’m hammering out details now and will be working with a charity to have a little online auction action and will be donating proceeds from this year’s pieces. Will keep you all in the loop as soon as everything is set up!!
Whew, there you go! That’s what I’ve got in store for 2011. So excited to begin another year!! It’s all about the refashioning of our own closets and looking to what we’ve got.
To get the address details to send pieces my way, CLICK HERE or go to the home page and click on the DONATE HERE section at the top of the page. It will give all the pertinent details to get involved this year!!
Repurpose. Reuse. Revamp. Recommission for 2011!! Now that’s a new year’s resolution.