Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
D2I is in the process of creating new cell phone purses for women who like displaying their favorite college logo in a fashionable way, set off with some bling!
To get the details about my latest creations, check out today's feature story posted on No Cream, No Sugar's blog, by clicking here.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Personally, I don't think the attire would be bad at all... if you weren't the First Lady! You know that you're going to be photographed anytime you're out, so don't dress like your daughter!
Sorry First Lady, but that hemline needs to come down a few more inches!
I had a sample of this bag on display at the Pasadena Show that I exhibited at recently-- the taker of this bag, a girl who looked to be no more than about 12 or 13! When she saw the bag that was displayed in my glass cabinet, she decided that she had to have it for the first day of school! I was so touched by her display of affection for this bag that I went to work right away on this one, probably just as excited for her to be able to carry it to school. I am so relieved now that I completed it and managed to ship it out yesterday!
I found it so interesting that this young girl wanted this bag-- after all, I didn't even consider her to be part of my target market!
It just goes to show that sometimes, what you intend to make for someone isn't always who responds...
Any more young girls looking for a denim bag?
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
I even had friends and members of my family stop by to wish me well.
A shot of me with my mother-in-law and neice
I had a chance to meet some great people who had booths in the vicinity of mine, who traveled from places as far as Canada, along with very interesting customers who shared stories of how and why they were there. One customer who was staying at the hotel, was in town for a big soccer game at the Rose Bowl. Another woman was in town for business and stumbled upon the show while having lunch with a friend at the hotel.
I even ran into an old co-worker who I hadn't seen in almost 15 years! That was quite a surprise. Ironically, her face had popped up in my mind the week prior, totally out of the blue. I remember how, just for a moment, my thoughts went back in time as I wondered what had happened to her... and then she popped up at the show! It was one of those experiences where you are reminded of how life goes by and people move on in separate directions, only to be brought back together years later, sharing stories much different from when you knew one another years ago. I realized that the universe responded to what I had put out there!Now that the show is over, it's on to the next one in September...
Thursday, July 30, 2009
If you live near the Pasadena area, come on out-- I would love to meet you in person and give you the opportunity to touch and feel my bags (sometimes a picture is just not enough)!
To find out more about the show, click here.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
The "Stars & Stripes"These new styles will be available for a limited time only. With the Fourth of July just around the corner, this is a better time than ever to show love for our country... and for our new president!
Monday, May 18, 2009
To my benefit, I've been getting lots of thumbs-ups! The only reason I really know this is due to my husband (thanks!) posting on his Facebook page that my items were being showcased, and the response was almost immediate. Looks like I may have to join the Facebook bandwagon myself, after all!
If you get a chance, take a peek at my new bags at designs2infinity.etsy.com, and please let me know what you think!
Friday, May 15, 2009
On Monday, May 18th, my new "Designs To Infinity" collection of cell phone purses will be showcased on Etsy.com, in the "Bags and Purses Showcase". There are 10 new styles that will be featured.
These purses are currently on display in my Etsy store. You can take a peek by clicking here.
Let me know what you think!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Holly Robinson Peete and Sheila "E" looked fabulous!
Of course, I can't leave out my hunk-of-a-man husband (!) pictured with Shaun
Other celebs in attendance, included Rolanda Watts (left) and Terri Vaughn (2nd from right)
I usually spend my time at these events zooming in on handbags, looking to see who I can give the "Cutest Handbag Award" to!
The award (not a real one!) went to the beautiful Paula Bond, who may not be a household name, but is known in the many facets of the entertainment and fashion industry of which she works in. She was holding a really cute little number that she bought "somewhere on Broadway in New York". I thought it was so lovely!
Paula, pictured with San Francisco Anchorman, Dave Clark
Overall, I had a great time at the event! Shaun, I wish you much success with your new book!
Friday, February 27, 2009
I can tell that Mrs. Obama is becoming very comfortable in her role as the "First Lady". Good for her!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
If you have a thing for roses, these beautiful totes and satchels in Valentino's new collection definitely make the cut. The flesh-colored, studded leather bag above is a must-have!
While they are not affordable for most people, ranging from around $1,800 - $4,500 at retail, no one can argue that they are works of art!
Look at all of the gorgeous styles and colors:
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I'm sure the timing of Michelle Obama wearing Jason Wu's gown to the Inauguration balls made him a hot commodity at New York Fashion Week. I bet the orders are pouring in now!
Check out the video, where he talks about when he discovered that Michelle Obama was wearing his gown, which is now a part of history!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Personally, I really wasn't that crazy about the first lady's outfit, partly because I couldn't figure out what was going on with it. I found myself distracted by the yellow that peeped out from under her jacket. Was it a scarf? Or maybe a tie hanging from her jacket? The picture below clarifies what it was:
A word of advice for the first lady: If you're looking for a non-traditional coat/dress ensemble, call Tracy Reese!
I did like that she chose a gown by an unknown designer to wear to the inauguration balls. What great exposure for this young designer, Jason Wu! But again, I couldn't really understand why she chose this style of a gown, that reminded me of something a young girl would wear to a high-school prom!
Let's not forget about the chandelier earrings:
And matching ring:Beautiful!
The close-ups (thanks, Huffington Post!) definitely helped me to gain a better appreciation for Michelle Obama's choices. She is clearly defining her own personal style, and her style does not have rules or limitations.
I think that a hidden message can be found when observing the fashion choices of Michelle Obama. That message is that we should make our our own decisions about what we feel is best for ourselves, and not worry about the judgement that may come from others. An interesting thing is happening right now: Fashion seems to be following Michelle Obama. It just goes to show you that sometimes even top designers can't influence the direction of fashion!
Monday, January 12, 2009
One limited edition compact will be listed for sale through eBay Giving Works, eBay's dedicated program for charity listings, with all funds generated benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF). lt will be auctioned on www.ebay.com/lorealparis following the award show, from January 11 through January 18, with an opening bid of $500.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Michelle Obama is being recognized for her ability to successfully combine off the rack items from retailers like J Crew, with top designer pieces, and look fabulous in doing so!
Why would this be appealing to the fashion industry? In these tough times with most people spending less, it's refreshing to know that you don't have to "break your bank" in order to look your best. Consumers may spend their money on one really great designer piece that accentuates the more affordable wardrobe that it's combined with. Its a win-win; spending continues to occur in both lower end and higher end retail markets.
Who would be better than the first-lady to show that this concept can be pulled off?
To read today's NY Times article, click here.