Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Selling by The Picasso

It's been a while since I visited the Daley Plaza in Chicago. Today I had a perfect opportunity to hang out by The Picasso. I participated in the Chicago Sidewalk Sale.
It was a great event. Thank you to all of you who stopped by our booth. I enjoyed chatting with you. Even the weather was perfect. Can't wait to go back tomorrow.

Michele + Janet + Sasha



Evil Kitty designs on the runways

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Pitchfork Festival - Day Three

I'm out of Evil Kitty pins. They all ended up in the hands of the festival goers. Now I can relax, listen to music and wait for the Flaming Lips.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Promoting Evil Kitty at Pitchfork 2009

I found a perfect opportunity to promote Evil Kitty - Pitchfork Festival 2009. Friday was really busy and I was worried that we would miss Jesus Lizard (the band my husband was really excited to see). Thankfully we finished work early, found a decent parking spot, grabbed a beer, picked up a large bag of pins from Busy Beaver's booth and got to the stage just as the band started to play.
Even though I didn't know much about Jesus Lizard, I loved the show. You can always "appreciate" a guys who stagedives, only to get back on stage and to insult his audience; calling them "weak".

Today was more mellow. I spent half of the day walking around and giving out Evil Kitty pins.

Can't wait for Flaming Lips!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Hanging out with Terry Lundgren and Tommy Hilfiger

Me and Tommy Hilfiger

The Chicago Fashion Focus (fashion week) was officially announced today during a press conference at Macy’s on State Street. The 2 main guests were: Terry Lundgren, the CEO of Macy’s and Tommy Hilfiger. The Chicago fashion industry is quite small and everyone knows everyone. It was good to catch up with other designers and the industry professionals.

I was invited as an alumna of the Chicago Fashion Incubator. I completed the program last year along with 5 other designers; here is more information about the program. It was good to see the Incubator space again, it looked great by the way, and to see my fellow awardees.
The most exciting moment came at the end, when we had a round table discussion with Terry Lundgren and Tommy Hilfiger. We asked them questions and they offered some interesting answers. The most depressing moment: Tommy talking about getting investors and having money to back your line. I wish…

Me and Terry Lundgren