Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Photo Shoots

Here are a few photos from all the latest photo shoots. :) We have another this weekend, which I am so excited about. You can find each of these new designs in my shop now.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Couture KaLeIdOsCoPe Silk Rosette Cocktail Hat

Available now in my shop! Many thanks to Karen Roberts Photography for her amazing work with my KaLeIdOsCoPe Line.

Look for more of these coming to the shop soon.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Vintage Romance Bridal Garter Sets (Designs 2 and 3)

Here are the newest additions to the shop. Made with 100% pure Dupioni Silk and vintage lace, these sweet little rosette garter sets are the perfect gift for the bride. As with each of my designs, these can be custom-made with your color choices.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

New Designs

I am so excited to share a few new designs later this week! They have been sent off to be photographed for a fun photo shoot, so as soon as I have the images I will post them and have them listed in the shop. **Update** I got the images back from photo shoot #1! I loved this styled shoot, photographed by Karen Roberts. This mini-hat fascinator can be customized in any colors. More fun photos coming soon! And lots on deck for The Chica Boutique!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Happy May, Collaborations and Time Management

How's that for a title? So, first off...Happy May! Is it just me or is this year flying by at a rapid pace? The Chica Boutique has been so busy since I launched this new line of accessories...especially the bridal line. I love working with brides. I love that my designs will not only be a part of their special day, but be passed down for generations. I really make it a point to focus on the bride as I make her piece. I imagine her wearing it on the biggest day of her life. It's just really special. Each time someone lets The Chica Boutique be a part of their wedding day, it is beyond words for me. This is a day that brides dream about from the time they're a little girl. They dream about what their hair will look like and what piece they will wear. They dream about throwing the garter. I love being a part of it.

The Chica Boutique is collaborating with some of my favorite photographers. Karen Roberts Photography, based in Georgia, is one of my faves. She found me on Etsy, ordered a few pieces, and we've been working together ever since. Very fun. She does the photography for most of my KaLeIdOsCoPe Line. She loves working with color, so this is perfect. Her latest shoot with my pieces was with Devon Waits, Atlanta Falcons cheerleader. Gorgeous. I'm attaching some of those photos in this post. We are working on a fun collaboration right now for a photo shoot in a couple of weeks. More to come on that.

Now, the time management issue. This post has taken me 3 days to write. I'm trying to find the balance in my life between my three children, homeschooling, keeping up with our home and working on orders...and new designs! Somehow it all seems to fall into place, though. My house is not always beautiful, as you an imagine with three children 4 and under. My type A personality has had to take a backseat at times. I've had to learn to let some things go. For those of you who work out of your home, how do you manage everything? I've begun limiting the amount of orders I take per week just so I can make sure I can handle the load and make sure each piece is exceptional. That's my Type A. ;)

I will leave you now with these very fun photos. Make sure you do something you're passionate about today! Go ROCK it!!

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