Friday, 24 February 2012
Anyway - A chicken dinner, 4 glasses of apple juice, half of "Drive" (it got cut off), "How does she do it" and "The Notebook" (thank god the plane was empty for my incessant sobbing) and i arrive at JKF. I drag my dead body / bag into a cab and am greeted by a news reader on the cab tele wearing one of my Charlotte by Charlotte Taylro skirts for Anthropologie! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - no one to tell or show. So i took a picture.
This freak coincidence I figured MUST be a sign of good things to come in the states :) AND the fact that we passed a hotel on the way to Brooklyn called "The Jamaica Inn" (the title of our new collection).
So the D and A exhibition was great. Beautiful venue and elegantly displayed. If I were a buyer it would be an ideal shopping ground in my eyes. AND they gave us breakfast, a constant supply of tea and cake, strawberries and ice cream and meatballs??!?! in the afternoon. WIN WIN.
There was great traffic and we met some awesome boutiques from across the States and Japan.
Having now finished the exhibition, Ben and I are following up on our meeting and also meeting with sales agents for the States. The questions you face with new territories is whether it is best to manage sales and distribution in House or sub let it out to someone who know the market better and can place you in the correct stores without burning bridges. On the flip side, it means that you lose a personal interactive contact with buyers whist in the early days of your brand.
Ill let you know what we decide when we decide.
Tonight will be our first proper night out in NYC - how sad is that. Too tired all week. Never mind. We shall make up for it tonight. I have my uncoordinated dance legs ripe and ready to go. Watch out New York - Im coming!
Sunday, 19 February 2012
AUTUMN / WINTER 2012
AUTUMN / WINTER 2012 ILLUSTRATES A JOURNEY OF TWO TALES UNITED. TWO TALES THAT SPAN 76 YEARS BUT SHARE A WILD, UNINHIBITED LOVE FOR THE DEPTH, VARIETY, ASTOUNDING BEAUTY AND FASCINATING HISTORY OF MAGNIFICENT CORNWALL.
THE JOURNEY BEGAN IN OCTOBER 2011 WITH A BANJO PLAYING OLD TIMER, HIS DAUGHTER AND THEIR DOG, THROUGH WILD WEATHER, COASTAL WALKS, MUSICAL JAZZ EVENINGS AND PINTS OF CIDER.
THEIR TRAVELS BY DAY CONTINUE THROUGH VILLAGES OF DISCONTINUED TIN MINING TOWERS, THE BEAUTY OF THESE LONE BUILDINGS, WHICH SCATTER THE CORNISH LANDSCAPE, ARE ENHANCED WITH THE INDUSTRIAL PROWESS OF THEIR MAGNIFICENT ARCHITECTURAL INTERIORS.
THE STORM RAVAGED COASTS, LITTERED WITH THE CARCASSES OF ONCE FINE SHIPS, IGNITES THEIR IMAGINATIONS AND FUELS STORIES OF SMUGGLERS, PIRATES AND BATTLES.
ONE EVENING, A SALTY SEA DOG ROUSES FROM HIS CORNER AND BEGINS TO TELL THE TALE OF “JAMAICA INN”. WRITTEN BY DAPHNE DU MAURIER IN 1939 IT IS THE LEGEND OF THE SMUGGLING HIVE THAT WAS THE JAMAICA INN. NARRATIVE OF A YOUNG LADY, UNEXPECTEDLY THROWN INTO THIS DARK, SINISTER WORLD IN THE FOOTHILLS OF BODMIN MOOR.
HOPE YOU LIKE IT! X